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by Elm Park Kid
08 Jan 2018 15:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: FA Cup Round 4 Draw
Replies: 57
Views: 3584

Re: FA Cup Round 4 Draw

Huddersfield away. Get some limited revenge for wembley.
by Elm Park Kid
06 Jan 2018 17:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (a) sponsored by an FA Cup run needed to save the season
Replies: 181
Views: 6359

Re: MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (a) sponsored by an FA Cup run needed to save the season

Hound wrote:FT 0-0

Sounds pretty dire. At least our we can rely on our home form to see us through.


I'm predicting a record low attendance for the replay.
by Elm Park Kid
06 Jan 2018 10:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Could Stam be contracted to his current style of play?
Replies: 43
Views: 2398

Re: Could Stam be contracted to his current style of play?

Yeah, I mean we should really play an attacking game where our full backs get down the pitch . . . . .. . oh but wait, we don't have a left back. So we should play an attacking game where our midfielders push forward . .. . oh but wait, JVB is one of our midfielders and he has no discernible skill a...
by Elm Park Kid
04 Jan 2018 20:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Genuine question - how did the pundits know we were likely to be fighting relegation?
Replies: 41
Views: 2370

Re: Genuine question - how did the pundits know we were likely to be fighting relegation?

Last season we narrowly won a number of 50-50 games, which helped maintain a 'winning mentality' and allowed us to play towards the top of our potential This season our first eleven got worse due to injuries and transfers. We've lost/drawn a number of 50-50 games which has created a 'losing mentalit...
by Elm Park Kid
03 Jan 2018 11:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation
Replies: 288
Views: 19325

Re: Relegation

I also think that relegation could be a good way to 'wipe the slate clean'. It just feels to me that there has been this huge grey cloud hanging over the club ever since McDermott was fired the first time. Since then we're just had a variety of managers we didn't like, owners we didn't trust, and pl...
by Elm Park Kid
02 Jan 2018 17:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out? New poll.
Replies: 262
Views: 12437

Re: In or Out? New poll.

I am in the In camp. Think sacking Stam would be steps backwards. I think Reading under Gourley and Teverden have an idea of the brand of football they want to play, so people complaining about that need to forget about it. For me personally I have enjoyed watching Reading play this season - except...
by Elm Park Kid
02 Jan 2018 12:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Birmingham Prediction Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 1980

Re: Reading v Birmingham Prediction Thread

If our season continues as it has then this one is probably a 3-0 win.
by Elm Park Kid
28 Dec 2017 18:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: My time at Reading FC Academy
Replies: 13
Views: 1245

Re: My time at Reading FC Academy

I hear/read a lot that attitude is almost as important as ability as to whether a young player wil make it or not. There's so many that get to 15/16 and just decide that they are not willing to give the kind of commitment they need to to become a top player. I wonder if that's why we struggle in the...
by Elm Park Kid
26 Dec 2017 23:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Bristol City Away
Replies: 48
Views: 5637

Re: BFTG Bristol City Away

Quite happy with the performance. Could have easily nicked it. Had we won today and also win at Barnsley and didn’t lose to Burton we’d be up Stam’s backside. Back the boys and make some noise. URZ I very much doubt we would be up his backside. Whether we had won today is irrelevant. He's driving f...
by Elm Park Kid
18 Dec 2017 16:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: The more or less halfway poll
Replies: 28
Views: 1960

Re: The more or less halfway poll

Not sure we’ll be signing another LB - maybe a loan. But we have 3 players inc Gunts who can play there. Obita hopefully back for next year Aluko didn’t cost 7.5m. Thought that had been made pretty clear. However do agree his signing wasn’t really necessary and would have been better to keep the mo...
by Elm Park Kid
17 Dec 2017 22:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: The more or less halfway poll
Replies: 28
Views: 1960

Re: The more or less halfway poll

As a club, we need to be pushing on and moving forward. So far, this season has been backwards. I do not understand Stam. Why did he change the team again on Saturday? Why did he bring Blackett back in? It's almost like he gets us safe using a team he doesn't want, and then goes back to the team he...
by Elm Park Kid
12 Dec 2017 22:11
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Why doesn't the MadStad host concerts and music events?
Replies: 16
Views: 1228

Re: Why doesn't the MadStad host concerts and music events?

Kitsondinho wrote:I’m in the ‘Elton was great’ group......I really enjoyed it!


I went to an Elton concert where he played his entire new album from start to finish. That wasn't much fun.

I agree with above though that he's got a load of fantastic songs alongside the popular hits.
by Elm Park Kid
11 Dec 2017 11:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames
Replies: 54
Views: 2386

Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

To answer the original posters - we did have briefly have a player called mathieu manset would was known as 'The Beast'.
by Elm Park Kid
10 Dec 2017 22:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames
Replies: 54
Views: 2386

Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

dontbedaft wrote:Shaun "Short" Cummings, both for his diminutive stature and the limitations in his game during his tenure with us


Or when he was playing well:

Shaun "Second" Cummings.
by Elm Park Kid
20 Nov 2017 16:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation
Replies: 288
Views: 19325

Re: Relegation

I think that the following would go (either would like to go to a better team and could easily play for one, would get snapped up by another team for a decent fee or would just not want to play in league 1 due to being too good/too egotistical) Mannone - no Gunter - yes Ilori - no McShane - no Blac...
by Elm Park Kid
16 Nov 2017 10:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Which of our players are genuinely premier league quality?
Replies: 16
Views: 1181

Re: Which of our players are genuinely premier league quality?

These days I would say it's more about having a 'Premier league' team rather than individual players. You need a group of people that understand how each other play and are completely committed to their goal . You could take half of Watford's first team and mix it with half of Newcastle's and it wou...
by Elm Park Kid
14 Nov 2017 19:20
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Parking
Replies: 82
Views: 9265

Re: Parking

The club have for years been talking to local businesses regarding parking options, this is fact. In the past they have had businesses on Green Park willing to make lots of spaces available but they are just tenants and the landlords have always said no. Not sure what options are left if businesses...
by Elm Park Kid
13 Nov 2017 18:08
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Parking
Replies: 82
Views: 9265

Re: Parking

Thanks for all the comments flagging up the Holiday Inn car park. I haven't been to a game since the old HP car park closed but having often thought about parking at the Holiday Inn that was my plan A. As it happens I've stumbled upon a different plan for Saturday but I'll have to think of a Plan B...
by Elm Park Kid
06 Nov 2017 22:38
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Parking
Replies: 82
Views: 9265

Re: Parking

I thought the same Keep reading these posts as though they are poems and then feel a bit disappointed that they are not :( I've rewritten it to assuage my disappointment : It really gets my goat That parking signs are vague It's all designed to fleece The people of their wage. I prefer the original...
by Elm Park Kid
04 Nov 2017 16:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by first half away goal search
Replies: 199
Views: 11681

Re: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by first half away goal search

Told you it was just about playing better, not about starting any striker possible. Silly billies turning on Stam 8-13 games into a season. Pah. It's about playing the right players in the right place. I've been telling the people in the pub that we need to score more goals and not concede as many....
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