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by Tony Le Mesmer
21 Sep 2018 12:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 88
Views: 9053

Re: Ex Players

Terry Hurlock now works for the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers) and in 2007 the Times declared him as the 23rd hardest man in football :lol: THE hardest man in football and probably now the RMT's 'chief whip'. My recollection of him getting sent off at home to Rotherham...
by Tony Le Mesmer
21 Sep 2018 11:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: I think I’m done - just can’t watch this lot anymore
Replies: 69
Views: 4105

Re: I think I’m done - just can’t watch this lot anymore

McDermott Championship winning season - No matter the score, you always thought we had a chance of getting something from the game before the final whistle (mostly thanks to supersub Le Fondre) Current team - No matter the score, you are never confident that we will get anything from the game befor...
by Tony Le Mesmer
20 Sep 2018 08:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: I think I’m done - just can’t watch this lot anymore
Replies: 69
Views: 4105

Re: I think I’m done - just can’t watch this lot anymore

:lol: Yes Ian, I’m sure you have a very big willy, but come on, the point of the post is about how people view this team. In the cold light of the day can you remember a more disfunctional and abject Reading team than this one? You can view it as a narcissistic post if you like but it felt like a w...
by Tony Le Mesmer
17 Sep 2018 08:52
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6414
Views: 345101

Re: The Non - League thread

Leg 2 on my attempt at a game in every round of the FA Vase. Malmesbury Victoria 3 -1 Virginia Water at The Flying Monk Ground. A cracking step 6 ground set in a lovely small town. Worth a visit if you get the chance, I understand they are looking to move due to flooding issues. Considered going to ...
by Tony Le Mesmer
11 Sep 2018 10:14
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6414
Views: 345101

Re: The Non - League thread

Four Of Clubs wrote:...


Unless im being deceived, there seems to be an unusually high number of 0-0 draws in NL this early season, especially down in the lower reaches on the pyramid. I think there were 4 in one weekend for Hellenic Prem sides. Normally its about 1 a month, if that. Might be down to the dry pitches?
by Tony Le Mesmer
05 Sep 2018 13:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Madejski Out
Replies: 69
Views: 3322

Re: Madejski Out

From the year we moved to the Madejski to the year he sold up, we had only one bottom half finish in 15 seasons. The year we finished 18th in the Prem on goal difference. Just think though. What if he'd dug even deeper into his own pocket and invested more into the club. You know, ditched all his pr...
by Tony Le Mesmer
03 Sep 2018 17:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 9298

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

Lots of comments saying things changed when McD was sacked in 2013. That was most definitely the turning point for me. I left that Villa game, his last in charge, thinking this just isn’t my club anymore. The players and manager massively overachieved and they were s real credit to the club. And how...
by Tony Le Mesmer
03 Sep 2018 12:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 9298

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

Much of the longer standing supporters are slowly drifting away, or at least to a lot fewer games. Me included. Everything about the club has changed and its just not the same anymore. Results will return, but the old days will not. Attending football at this level offers very little enjoyment to th...
by Tony Le Mesmer
03 Sep 2018 10:47
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Loudest ever away fans at Mad Stad?
Replies: 20
Views: 1743

Re: Loudest ever away fans at Mad Stad?

Wolves in the play offs 2003
by Tony Le Mesmer
03 Sep 2018 08:26
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6414
Views: 345101

Re: The Non - League thread

I am attempting to go to a game in every round of the FA Vase this season. Started with Chippenham Park 0 - 4 Bitton on Sunday. Att: 61. Chippenham Park (Step 6) are the development team for Chippenham Town. Basically an U23 set up. They were no match for Bitton from The Western League Premier (Step...
by Tony Le Mesmer
31 Aug 2018 13:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 88
Views: 9053

Re: Ex Players

Jimmy Quinn is now a stand up comedian apparently after serving in the Falklands :lol: :lol: :lol:

https://www.a1sportingspeakers.com/jimmy-quinn/
by Tony Le Mesmer
31 Aug 2018 13:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 88
Views: 9053

Re: Ex Players

James Harper scored for Walton Casuals at the weekend. Level 4 Non League.
by Tony Le Mesmer
20 Aug 2018 08:49
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6414
Views: 345101

Re: The Non - League thread

...for those few of us interested 8) Mangotsfield United 1-2 Winchester City Thatcham Town[/b] 0-1 Yate Town att 226 - Kingfishers finding life back at this level might be far tougher following last season's glorious canter to honours. Up next a dash down the A34 to Winchester City's Simplyhealth G...
by Tony Le Mesmer
16 Aug 2018 12:50
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6414
Views: 345101

Re: The Non - League thread

Far too early to start commenting on table etc. but has anyone been to Maidenhead yet ? Is their slow start down to misfortune and early season mistakes or could they be in for a tough season with 4 relo spots up for grab Yeah think this will be a long, hard season for them. Can see them going down...
by Tony Le Mesmer
12 Aug 2018 11:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Record Watch 2018/19
Replies: 43
Views: 4503

Re: Record Watch 2018/19

I always look for teams who are 'chucked in' for the 106. Like Newcastle have been a couple of times.

Sunderland, the team we took the record off, look the only team completely out of sink atm.
by Tony Le Mesmer
12 Aug 2018 11:11
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6414
Views: 345101

Re: The Non - League thread

FAC Extra Prelim Rnd
Ardley United 7 - 0 Shortwood United.
At: 95

Hosts dominated throughout. Shortwood resigned from Southern League last year and had a team full of kids.

Contender for easiest ground to find. Literally a stones throw from J10 of the M40.
by Tony Le Mesmer
04 Aug 2018 09:33
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6414
Views: 345101

Re: The Non - League thread

Sutekh wrote:And a little bit on Reading City

http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/sport ... -kick-off/


Scours Lane is possibly the worst footballing venue ive ever visisted. Its close between their and Whitehawk. Mind the razor wire and disgarded building materials.
by Tony Le Mesmer
24 Jul 2018 13:39
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6414
Views: 345101

Re: The Non - League thread

Really don't have a problem with Salford. They are building up a football club from virtually nothing. the ex Man Utd lot certainly don't appear to be in it for the publicity. You hardly ever hear from Butt and Scholes who actually come across as quite camera shy. I genuinely think they are doing it...
by Tony Le Mesmer
16 Jul 2018 12:38
Forum: International Football
Topic: England’s World Cup Finals 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 20185

Re: England’s World Cup Finals 2018

Its amazing the negative stats being thrown around about England. 3 defeats, only beat rubbish. Some people were mentioning that we only has 7 shots on target in the tournament, which was less than Saudi Arabia. I presume that was just made up because we had 6 shots on target in the first 45 mins of...
by Tony Le Mesmer
16 Jul 2018 08:33
Forum: International Football
Topic: Best of the World Cup?
Replies: 18
Views: 524

Re: Best of the World Cup?

Modric getting Golden Ball was a bit bizarre. It was almost like an unlucky loser award.

Mbappe, Pogba, Kante, Hazard all ahead of him in my book.
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