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by NeilD
16 Jan 2018 08:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Stevenage FA CUP Prediction Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 1703

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: 3784

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: 5681

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: 96
Views: 24097

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: 25995

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: 16232

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: 147
Views: 16139

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: 11891

Re: BFTG Wolves

Just read Paul Lambert's comments - - 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: 13585

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: 12876

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: 3085

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: 7425

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: 4050

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: 3918

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: 21153


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: 4751

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: 19833

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...
by NeilD
12 Jan 2016 14:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Tight old Reading
Replies: 177
Views: 23379

Re: Tight old Reading

Bayer are relocating their offices from Newbury to Reading..... Green Park IIRC, which means a large company with a history of getting involved with their local football team will be based very near to a local football team - Might be an opportunity there, as long as we don't have to change our nam...
by NeilD
04 Dec 2015 11:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Steve Clarke Sacked
Replies: 268
Views: 23642

Re: Steve Clarke Sacked

I hear Neil Warnock is available.
Apparently his recent management record isn't too bad!
by NeilD
04 Nov 2015 09:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: REFWATCH : Huddersfield Town (h)
Replies: 26
Views: 2874

Re: REFWATCH : Huddersfield Town (h)

He should simply have acknowledged his cock up and ordered the Huddersfield player to play the ball back to Reading as we were in possession at the time. A referee can only suggest a team gives the ball back to the opposition from a drop ball restart. There is no law that says they can be forced to...
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