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by bigshaka'away'
20 Sep 2018 00:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 11104

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

Max respect to all who went tonight, and will go again next time. I, for my failings, would have been there if it was not for work (out the country for it). (I say this, but if I were home I would also have to talk the wife into letting me go, and not spend the weekend with her instead.) But the siz...
by bigshaka'away'
07 Sep 2018 10:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 11104

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

Ok I started chants on the Southbank. When we went to madstad our culture was lost. I was one of the chantstarters on thr East Stand in the middle. We were the loudest. We were the left side if the stand. Then the middle. The biggest loss of culture was reserved seating which screwed it all up for ...
by bigshaka'away'
03 Sep 2018 16:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 11104

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

While I would never wish the club to do badly, I honestly wouldn't mind playing in the next division down for a while.

New away trips, win more games, sell and get rid out of a lot of the dead weight from the club and start again.
by bigshaka'away'
03 Sep 2018 13:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 11104

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

Some will have moved, some will simply have other things to do on a Saturday especially those in their 30s who are now likely to be married/in long term relationships and/or with kids. As a result, people will simply not be able to make it 23 times a year and it isn't cheap. Going to football is me...
by bigshaka'away'
03 Sep 2018 13:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 11104

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

I rarely go these days. It's not the money. It's not even necessarily having a baby (although that is a factor). It's more the total lack of enjoyment I experienced for the last two seasons I had a Season Ticket. Add in the detachment between the club and the town (I honestly hand on heart don't kn...
by bigshaka'away'
03 Sep 2018 12:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 11104

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

Some will have moved, some will simply have other things to do on a Saturday especially those in their 30s who are now likely to be married/in long term relationships and/or with kids. As a result, people will simply not be able to make it 23 times a year and it isn't cheap. Going to football is me...
by bigshaka'away'
03 Sep 2018 12:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 11104

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

Sorry to hear about Gary - I have moved away from Caversham, so not been in there for years. I may be wrong but I thought those behind the goals were younger people - rather than the older fans. I suspect the actions of the stewards over the last 10 years have led to this. Constantly being told to s...
by bigshaka'away'
03 Sep 2018 12:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 11104

Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

Where have the hardcore gone from Y26 and Y25? I was shocked against Wednesday by the large empty spaces up there, a whole generation seem to have gone - traditional Reading fans. I didn't see any of the likes of Gary or the Prince of Wales lot there, lots of faces simply missing. My generation (mid...
by bigshaka'away'
07 Jan 2018 19:50
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 602
Views: 54165

Re: Who could replace Stam?

Went onto “better things”.....tbf Dean (otherwise known as Dead) Smith has only stagnated, but otoh, secured the clubs position. If Brentford ever had “a saviour” in recent years, it was Mad Dog Allen.....his fund-raising and profile helped save them from extinction not so long back Warburton was y...
by bigshaka'away'
07 Jan 2018 16:54
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 602
Views: 54165

Re: Who could replace Stam?

Dead Smith of Brentford. No idea why nobody else has taken him, good manager on small budget, and has never failed.

Brentford are only a Championship club because of him.
by bigshaka'away'
10 Nov 2017 16:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Royston Drenthe
Replies: 29
Views: 4244

Royston Drenthe

He has retired at 29...no mention of Reading, but interesting nevertheless. He should have been brilliant, but instead little more than a Mass Saar.

http://www.marca.com/en/football/intern ... b45bc.html
by bigshaka'away'
25 May 2017 23:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where are you watching the final (if not at Wembley)?
Replies: 46
Views: 7110

Re: Where are you watching the final (if not at Wembley)?

Costa Rica - I'm on bloody honeymoon. Anybody have any ideas where i can watch it there?
by bigshaka'away'
17 May 2017 16:40
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Golden Gamble
Replies: 6
Views: 1343

Re: Golden Gamble

Well the world's most boring thread has come to an end with news from the club...

I'm told...

I can confirm the numbers were:

£965 - 3389
Signed football - 3797
by bigshaka'away'
17 May 2017 16:25
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Golden Gamble
Replies: 6
Views: 1343

Re: Golden Gamble

Yes i must have wasted a fortune over the years by forgetting i purchased a ticket, i just happened to find mine in my back pocket and feel this may be a sign that after all the years of failure, this could be my week.
by bigshaka'away'
17 May 2017 16:18
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Golden Gamble
Replies: 6
Views: 1343

Re: Golden Gamble

Ha, well thats closer than i have ever been. You would think they would post the results somewhere, considering half the crowd is not watching at half time.
by bigshaka'away'
17 May 2017 16:04
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Golden Gamble
Replies: 6
Views: 1343

Golden Gamble

Obviously this is much more important than Wembley, or beating Fulham or the takeover... Does anyone know what the golden gamble winning number was last night? I was outside stuffing my face with a pork sarnie and missed the draw, and can't find it listed anywhere. Can anyone help, without simply ma...
by bigshaka'away'
10 May 2017 11:41
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Play off Away Leg
Replies: 223
Views: 31532

Re: Play off Away Leg

loyalroyal4life wrote:What is the procedure for trying to buy in neutral end? Do you have to have bought in that end previously ?



Yes. but only once, and you can get five tickets.
by bigshaka'away'
09 May 2017 10:36
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Play off Away Leg
Replies: 223
Views: 31532

Re: Play off Away Leg

Is it possible you could get me one I'll pay above face value if needed I'm another with a SW postcode Shaka but no purchase history at the Cottage. Just had back surgery today but would love to be there on Sat even if I do have to sit on my hands and keep quiet - especially when it's just down the...
by bigshaka'away'
09 May 2017 10:35
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Play off Away Leg
Replies: 223
Views: 31532

Re: Play off Away Leg

You can buy in Fulham 'neutral' section (which isnt deemed to be so for this game) from tomorrow, if you have purchased from Fulham before (which happily i have). I will be in there, if possible i can try to get more tickets for people if needed - depending on what i left tomorrow and how many i ca...
by bigshaka'away'
09 May 2017 10:33
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Play off Away Leg
Replies: 223
Views: 31532

Re: Play off Away Leg

You are now able to get tickets in the Putney Stand if you have been at least once (and purchased online) to Fulham.

However its maximum five tickets per person....good luck. I have got some in P2, but already gone to people who asked first.
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