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by NeilD
24 Apr 2018 08:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Saturday
Replies: 60
Views: 4823

Re: Saturday

Couldn't the Captains just meet in the centre circle and flip a coin to decide the winner? Best of five, be more exciting.
Afterwards both teams meet in the pub to buy drinks for the low number of fans who turn up to watch.
by NeilD
12 Apr 2018 12:50
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Nicky Hammond Leaves WBA
Replies: 36
Views: 4668

Nicky Hammond Leaves WBA

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43737853 BBC Sport - West Brom technical director Nick Hammond has left the club as part of the Baggies' plans to restructure. Hammond joined the club in April 2016 having previously been director of football at Reading, where he worked with manager Alan Pardew, wh...
by NeilD
26 Mar 2018 11:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss
Replies: 172
Views: 12744

Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

Relieved that Jaap Stam has finally been put out of his misery. Sad but it had to happen (3 months ago IMO). Agreed but at least he has the International break to get his staff appointed/set up and a chance to look at some of his players rather than a mid-week appointment with a weekend game to pan...
by NeilD
16 Jan 2018 08:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Stevenage FA CUP Prediction Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 2710

Re: Reading v Stevenage FA CUP Prediction Thread

Reading 0 Stevenage 0 HT
Reading 0 Stevenage 0 FT
Reading 0 Stevenage 0 ET

I hope that Reading edge it on penalties but that does suppose we can find 5 Reading players, that can find the back of the net.
by NeilD
19 Oct 2017 07:45
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: James Wilson
Replies: 25
Views: 4675

James Wilson

Today's BBC Gossip -

Reading manager Jaap Stam has confirmed the club are interested in signing 21-year-old Manchester United striker James Wilson in the summer. (Reading Chronicle)
by NeilD
10 Oct 2017 07:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Thames Valley Whites (Leeds United Supporters Club)
Replies: 66
Views: 7101

Re: Thames Valley Whites (Leeds United Supporters Club)

Sitting on a bus for several hours, with a bunch of Leeds fans, coming back from a game where I fully expect us to lose.
That will be a fun trip!
Mind you, winning could be even worse.
by NeilD
30 Aug 2017 14:53
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Tomer Hemed
Replies: 103
Views: 29089

Re: Rumour - Tomer Hemed

Just spotted this on the BBC Sports rolling news - "After FC Zurich forward Raphael Dwamena failed his medical - and with Glenn Murray and Sam Baldock out injured - the top priority for Chris Hughton is at least one striker, but preferably two. His own frontman Tomer Hemed is a target for Readi...
by NeilD
10 Aug 2017 13:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Leandro Bacuna
Replies: 133
Views: 29462

Re: Rumour - Leandro Bacuna

BBC just put on their live news section - Left-back Jordan Amavi and winger Leandro Bacuna are on the verge of leaving Aston Villa, manager Steve Bruce has confirmed. Amavi, 23, is set to join Marseille while Bacuna, 25, is interesting one of Villa's Championship rivals. "We've agreed a fee wit...
by NeilD
19 Jun 2017 07:58
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Jaap Stam Rumours
Replies: 96
Views: 18735

Re: Jaap Stam Rumours

I said in the close season that I don't think there's a club that's realistically going to tempt Stam. Obviously if Man U or someone came in for him he'd be tempted to say the least - but that's not going to happen, and he gains very little by going to a prem also ran. Now we've got the Chinese inv...
by NeilD
30 May 2017 08:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Wembley
Replies: 152
Views: 22226

Re: BFTG - Wembley

I've said for 30 years plus that penalties is a stupid way to decide any game, largely falling down to complete luck and next to no skill. Then you've been wrong for 30 years then. There is luck involved, but a good penalty is one that'll go in even if the keeper goes the right way. That is entirel...
by NeilD
06 Mar 2017 14:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Wolves
Replies: 98
Views: 13719

Re: BFTG Wolves

Just read Paul Lambert's comments - http://www.royals.org/readingfc-news/Paul-Lambert-slams-referee-after-Reading-FCs-2-1-win-over-Wolves - What a sore loser. I don't remember any incident that might have resulted in a penalty for them, so what was the 'stonewall penalty' that he refers to? He also...
by NeilD
25 Jan 2017 13:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Fulham Home
Replies: 114
Views: 15885

Re: BFTG - Fulham Home

Was that offside? My first reaction at the time was that it was offside. But then I thought the lino had given a goal kick and the keeper was taking what looked like a goal kick. So then I assumed he must have been onside and it would have counted. Well then I take that back. No such chance was eve...
by NeilD
24 Aug 2016 15:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the game: MK Dons
Replies: 85
Views: 14969

Re: Back from the game: MK Dons

PieEater wrote:The foul was clearly outside the box, you could see the skid marks, but the shit ref gave a pen.


Wasn't there, but the ref makes the pen decision based on where contact is made, not where the skid marks start
by NeilD
03 Aug 2016 07:27
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Gossip - Arkadiusz Milik
Replies: 11
Views: 3184

Re: Gossip - Arkadiusz Milik

No use crying over spilt Milik!
by NeilD
03 Jun 2016 12:27
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour- Steven Taylor/Adrian marriappa
Replies: 47
Views: 8101

Re: Rumour- Steven Taylor/Adrian marriappa

Never really warmed to Marriappa....a sign of the £remiership and the struggles that we were having at that time.. i guess. Happy to give him another go....but here we would go again....signing players with no real attatchment to the fans nor the club. Surely the club also have a responsibility to ...
by NeilD
19 Apr 2016 12:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Hull ( H) Predictions
Replies: 38
Views: 4562

Re: Hull ( H) Predictions

'Cant be Arsed' 0 vs ' Don't Give a Toss' 1
With Apathy scoring from a header
by NeilD
21 Mar 2016 13:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: How much do you care about the rest of the season?
Replies: 44
Views: 4497

Re: How much do you care about the rest of the season?

CountryRoyal wrote:
Lower West wrote:
howser wrote:We must be one of the first clubs ever to sack a manager and the new one is a hundred times worse.


Newcastle ?


Leeds (repeatedly)


Aston Villa?
by NeilD
22 Feb 2016 11:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - WBA
Replies: 169
Views: 22883

Re: BFTG - WBA

Also, why were West Brom drinking in Woodley? :lol: Is there anywhere left to drink in Woodley ? The Bull & Chequers is still the dive it has always been if you want a true pre-match pint. if you want more up-market then try Bosco's. Café/bar not a pub but they serve an all-day breakfast that i...
by NeilD
15 Feb 2016 13:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: COMING SOON : West Bromwich Albion (h) FA Cup Round 5
Replies: 22
Views: 5324

Re: COMING SOON : West Bromwich Albion (h) FA Cup Round 5

The BBC stats for Everton v West Brom. Everton / WBA Possession 76% / 24% Shots 33 / 5 (33 is not a typo) On target 6 / 1 Corners 14 / 1 Result 0 / 1 If the West Brom. goal has such a charmed life, how the hell are we going to score? I just hope that the big bus they must have parked in front of go...
by NeilD
15 Feb 2016 13:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Burnley
Replies: 164
Views: 21568

Re: BFTG - Burnley

With regards to diving, especially relevant with regards to this game, my suggestion would be as follows: Remove the law stating that simulation is a yellow card offence, frankly players have gotten so good at it that I empathise with referees when it comes to differentiating between a dive and a f...
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