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by tmesis
19 Oct 2017 20:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 1600
Views: 335912

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

LOL at people worrying that the possession stats don't add up to 100. It makes little sense for them to add up to 100. Perfectly possible for neither side to have possession of the ball at times. It's only a guesstimate anyway...... Possession is just a percentage of the passes each team made, so i...
by tmesis
08 Oct 2017 16:27
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: PA Announcer
Replies: 21
Views: 1406

Re: PA Announcer

It's horrible. I find myself doing a Homer Simpson style shudder when he goes off on one.... Greed... I could really accept it if we had 24000 inside the ground, all roaring in anticipation (like against Fulham in the Semi-Final). But when there's about 11000-12000 Reading Fans sat down for just an...
by tmesis
30 Sep 2017 15:22
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Away Games at Jazz Café / Hotel
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: Away Games at Jazz Café / Hotel

From 2019 football league clubs will be able to stream their midweek games live, but how many would choose to go to the Jazz Cafe or hotel rather than just watch at home?
by tmesis
13 Sep 2017 19:48
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 5375
Views: 238575

Re: The Non - League thread

Maidenhead edge a hard fought game v Tranmere last night. Game looked destined for 0-0 from the start in all fairness, two combative teams cancelling each other for the most part in poor conditions. Just my kind of game! Maidenhead started without any strikers due to injuries and departure of Dave ...
by tmesis
10 Sep 2017 11:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG (H) Brizzle
Replies: 135
Views: 12101

Re: BFTG (H) Brizzle

3points wrote: If I was Popa I'd be pretty pissed off that McCleary is getting game time ahead of me. he was awful yesterday when he came on.

I'm having doubts as to whether McCleary can ever be the player he was again. Too many injuries, and he looks well off the pace now.
by tmesis
09 Sep 2017 20:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Oxford - Reading
Replies: 64
Views: 7166

Re: Oxford - Reading

no it isn't.... it's just a standard "I'm getting older post and things aren't as good as when I was a teenager" post There's always someone who gets on their high horse. I remember a derby at The Manor Ground one year. Outside there was a mounted policeman, watching the crowds as they le...
by tmesis
09 Sep 2017 20:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG (H) Brizzle
Replies: 135
Views: 12101

Re: BFTG (H) Brizzle

5 goals scored in 6 league games is simply not top 6 form. Any armchair idiot such as myself can see the problem is the lack of ANY goalscorers in the side. Yet the Dutchman insists on buying ever more midfielders. The problem with that statement is the implication we didn't try too hard to bring a...
by tmesis
09 Sep 2017 17:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG (H) Brizzle
Replies: 135
Views: 12101

Re: BFTG (H) Brizzle

Sutekh wrote:Bodvarsson :lol:


He hits shots like he has shopping trolley wheels for feet.
by tmesis
08 Sep 2017 19:33
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 5375
Views: 238575

Re: The Non - League thread

...went to Corinthian Casuals the other week and found it a bit a of disappointing venue for such an august club. I also found it dreary when I went a few years ago, perhaps not helped being in Tolworth, which makes Slough look like Las Vegas. Unable to find a pub (there isn't one from about two mi...
by tmesis
08 Sep 2017 18:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Oxford - Reading
Replies: 64
Views: 7166

Re: Oxford - Reading

I can see us playing Oxford quite soon. They are quite a well supported club and have bigger plans. Let's just hope they get a 4th stand by that time so we can take a good load up there. We will be back playing them within a year or two. They had a very brief run in the 1980s due to fraudster Rober...
by tmesis
08 Sep 2017 18:10
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: 8.00 Evening kick offs
Replies: 41
Views: 3444

Re: 8.00 Evening kick offs

I remember Adie Williams having a rant about 8 pm kicks offs, saying they were all kicking off at 7.45 for champions league games, and nobody gave him a little nudge to remind him that most of continental Europe is an hour ahead.
by tmesis
05 Sep 2017 20:58
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: 8.00 Evening kick offs
Replies: 41
Views: 3444

Re: 8.00 Evening kick offs

I can remember when half time was only 10 minutes, which gradually became 15 minutes, or more in some cases. As Kevin Dillon alluded to, (as quoted by Sutekh), 15 minutes became the norm after Sky started showing live games. It's nothing to do with Sky. They used to have two commercial breaks at ha...
by tmesis
04 Sep 2017 18:36
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Stop explicit language in the ground...
Replies: 61
Views: 4745

Re: Stop explicit language in the ground...

Is it Ginger Roy? No. It's young lad, about 18 or so. Ginger Roy must be about 40 now. I used to know him years back, friend of a friend, when he worked at the 3Bs at town hall. I remember him having to compare a quiz night once as the guy who used to do it had to work the bar. He got very flustere...
by tmesis
03 Sep 2017 20:33
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: 8.00 Evening kick offs
Replies: 41
Views: 3444

Re: 8.00 Evening kick offs

sure they've always been 15mins in my memory 10 mins in Scotland though isn't it? I can remember when half time was only 10 minutes, which gradually became 15 minutes, or more in some cases. As Kevin Dillon alluded to, (as quoted by Sutekh), 15 minutes became the norm after Sky started showing live...
by tmesis
03 Sep 2017 20:13
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Stop explicit language in the ground...
Replies: 61
Views: 4745

Re: Stop explicit language in the ground...

theres a family section in the north and a quiet section for chin stroking in the west stand. anyone who sits near y25 and then complains about the swearing is a oxf*rd oxf*rd I don't know. There's a young chubby ginger-haired lad towards the top of Y25 who says a certain four letter word beginning...
by tmesis
02 Sep 2017 23:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC 1985/86
Replies: 32
Views: 2745

Re: Reading FC 1985/86

Hi unbelievable season we would we be 20 points clear after Christmas and be played off the park away from home losing heavily at Gillingham ,Walsall 6 nil Bristol City albeit with the title wrapped up .Senior was great in the air the wingers Jerry Williams and Andy Rogers produced an endless strea...
by tmesis
01 Sep 2017 21:22
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 5375
Views: 238575

Re: The Non - League thread

Maidenhead lost Dave Tarpey to Barnet subject to EFL clearance. Huge blow for them. Unless he was demanding a move, or Barnet paid a large fee, it seems a crazy bit of business for Maidenhead. They looked to have a good chance of staying up with him in the team. Now though, they are probably odds o...
by tmesis
01 Sep 2017 21:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC 1985/86
Replies: 32
Views: 2745

Re: Reading FC 1985/86

Senior was an instinctive striker. Sling the ball into the box and he'd find some way of getting part of his body into it and he wasn't afraid of getting a boot in the face in the process. Give time and space and he was clueless. We sold him to Watford and he returned via Middlesbrough. They'd taug...
by tmesis
28 Aug 2017 10:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Birmingham City
Replies: 47
Views: 8052

Re: BFTG - Birmingham City

Listened to BBC West Midlands on the way back and the twatish commentator said it wasn't a good result against the most boring dull team in football (as is also mentioned on their forum). Now I'm no expert but that was not a dull display. Plenty of good forward searching passes, chances and two goa...
by tmesis
28 Aug 2017 09:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Birmingham City
Replies: 47
Views: 8052

Re: BFTG - Birmingham City

Listened to BBC West Midlands on the way back and the twatish commentator said it wasn't a good result against the most boring dull team in football (as is also mentioned on their forum). Now I'm no expert but that was not a dull display. Plenty of good forward searching passes, chances and two goa...
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