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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: 860

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: 74
Views: 6850

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: 74
Views: 6850

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: 74
Views: 6850

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: 9488

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....
by Elm Park Kid
04 Nov 2017 16:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by first half away goal search
Replies: 199
Views: 9488

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

Two wins in one week - #CrisisOver #StamIn #RenameStadiumStamStad #NoFickleFansHere
by Elm Park Kid
02 Nov 2017 23:17
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Parking
Replies: 74
Views: 6850

Re: Parking

Ok, i've asked this about 20 times now - so lets make it 21 :) If you park at the holiday inn why not just park at the World Turned Upside Down? Google maps tells me that it takes 20 mins to walk from holiday inn and 21 from upsey down. The pub is free, is perfectly happy with people parking there,...
by Elm Park Kid
02 Nov 2017 09:59
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Parking
Replies: 74
Views: 6850

Re: Parking

Ok, i've asked this about 20 times now - so lets make it 21 :) If you park at the holiday inn why not just park at the World Turned Upside Down? Google maps tells me that it takes 20 mins to walk from holiday inn and 21 from upsey down. The pub is free, is perfectly happy with people parking there, ...
by Elm Park Kid
31 Oct 2017 13:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out?
Replies: 360
Views: 22297

Re: In or Out?

Basic analysis: I think most people are confident that even if we don't improve much under Stam that we wont go down - we can beat enough bottom table teams at home to be comfortable. Also I think most people would accept that a new manager coming in is unlikely to lead to a promotion push. So our s...
by Elm Park Kid
29 Oct 2017 12:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out?
Replies: 360
Views: 22297

Re: In or Out?

Personally I think that people are over-analysing. Stam created a strategy last season that would maximise results given the squad we had. We now no longer have a decent target man available, we lost arguably our best player (Danny Williams) and our second best player (McCleary) is struggling for f...
by Elm Park Kid
29 Oct 2017 09:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out?
Replies: 360
Views: 22297

Re: In or Out?

Personally I think that people are over-analysing. Stam created a strategy last season that would maximise results given the squad we had. We now no longer have a decent target man available, we lost arguably our best player (Danny Williams) and our second best player (McCleary) is struggling for fi...
by Elm Park Kid
26 Oct 2017 09:17
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league
Replies: 41
Views: 2677

Re: Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league

Personally I haven't really enjoyed watching Reading since McDermott was fired the first time. I only go to games to catch up with friends.
by Elm Park Kid
24 Oct 2017 15:05
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league
Replies: 41
Views: 2677

Re: Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league

Who the hell was voted as a worse atmosphere than us? Surprisingly not Fulham Edit: Just had a look at the list . They're 5th! :lol: :lol: All credibility of that list has now gone Maybe away fans are swayed by the general match day experience. Fulham is a excellent day out and the stadium has a lo...
by Elm Park Kid
24 Oct 2017 13:37
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league
Replies: 41
Views: 2677

Re: Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league

I wonder if there is a connection between difficulty of getting a drink before the game and lack of atmosphere?
by Elm Park Kid
24 Oct 2017 08:52
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league
Replies: 41
Views: 2677

Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league

http://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/reading-fc-madejski-stadium-atmosphere-13791726 The atmosphere at Madejski Stadium has been rated as one of the worst in the Championship. The Reading FC ground is better than only one other in the division - Bolton's Macron Stadium. Location ...
by Elm Park Kid
23 Oct 2017 21:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sheffield Utd - Back from the game
Replies: 108
Views: 7751

Re: Sheffield Utd - Back from the game

Hound wrote:fair points with Smith. But sounds like the 2 subs he did make (excluding McShane as not really sure why he bothered with that) actually made us look a lot better.


What made us look better was Sheff Utd taking their foot off the gas and allowing us time on the ball.
by Elm Park Kid
23 Oct 2017 18:00
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Free coaches to Sheffield.
Replies: 38
Views: 4010

Re: Free coaches to Sheffield.

Where did people go for a drink in the end? I didn't see many reading fans in the pubs I went to.
by Elm Park Kid
18 Oct 2017 21:22
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Free coaches to Sheffield.
Replies: 38
Views: 4010

Re: Free coaches to Sheffield.

Don't knock it. I assume you are going ? It'll be 1300+, away to a team hundreds of miles away that could go top with a win. And we are 20th. Decent support in my books. And yes...I am going !!! Yep I will be there, as I am 95% of the other away games. Good effort by you. Decent support by our stan...
by Elm Park Kid
03 Oct 2017 20:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Stam's comments - only a matter of time now
Replies: 46
Views: 3700

Re: Stam's comments - only a matter of time now

I mean, Kermogant is the only striker that McDermott signed that ever scored more than 12 goals in a season. But it didn't matter because he designed a system that wasn't reliant on one main striker, like Stam has done. Apart from signing Adam LeFondre, who managed to do it over three consecutive s...
by Elm Park Kid
03 Oct 2017 19:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Stam's comments - only a matter of time now
Replies: 46
Views: 3700

Re: Stam's comments - only a matter of time now

Isn't the obvious comment that Reading's strategy is dependent on having a decent forward on the pitch - i.e. Yann Kermogant. Any club that wants to be successfull needs to have a decent striker on the pitch. It has to be the strategy of every club in football. You can complain about why someone el...
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