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by tmesis
20 Oct 2018 20:47
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6488
Views: 353325

Re: The Non - League thread

I appreciate this could well be old news and mentioned here already, but I'd not realised what a mess the new play-off system is in non-league football https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FpT-9JNWkU It's particularly bad at step 4, where a low-placed play-off contender could in theory make it to their ...
by tmesis
14 Oct 2018 10:43
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6488
Views: 353325

Re: The Non - League thread

My novelty fixture involved getting up at 6.30 for a trip to Spennymoor. Thankfully I wasn't driving. We got rewarded with a 5-0 win for the home side, which was rather harsh on Ashton, who weren't ever that bad. They just didn't mark very well and conceded three set-piece goals in the first half. t...
by tmesis
08 Oct 2018 18:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 411
Views: 28993

Re: Clement

I can't say I'm convinced about Clement, but I'm even less convinced those in charge could find somebody better.
by tmesis
07 Oct 2018 20:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19
Replies: 21
Views: 1916

Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

We played Bracknell in the Berks & Bucks Cup around 1988ish. Bracknell were rock bottom of the Isthmian League Div 3 at the time, as I recall, and I turned up to find a lad from my class at school playing for them up front. Also overheard Mark (or Gary?) Holzman asking the Reading players not to...
by tmesis
27 Sep 2018 22:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 85
Views: 5665

Re: On this day

I think we lost 4-0 to Swindon Town away from home on this day in 1987. I remember that game and being caged in alongside their fans. It was only later that we got the upper tier opposite. Unless we can maintain the spirit and application shown on Saturday I fear that we will be playing them again ...
by tmesis
03 Sep 2018 19:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 411
Views: 28993

Re: Clement

His coaching methods certainly look dodgy. He has managed to make decent players even worse. Get rid asap. Who was decent and has got worse since he took over? There were glimpses of what we could be after the Derby game, but it didn't take much to soften us up and offering little but meek surrende...
by tmesis
03 Sep 2018 19:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 10691

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

2012/13: Premier League season, but I didn't find it hugely enjoyable because we didn't capitalise on our promotion and we were so out of our depth. 2013/14: Mediocre. 2014/15: Awful. 2015/16: Started brightly, Clarkeg8, then awful. 2016/17: Obviously better, though I never got the sense of togethe...
by tmesis
30 Aug 2018 23:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (h) sponsored by oh no, not another Saturday home game
Replies: 107
Views: 6970

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (h) sponsored by oh no, not another Saturday home game

Something I was pondering on wednesday night...if you were a scout preparing a report on Reading, and you were asked to name the team's strengths, would you be able to name a single thing we are good at?
by tmesis
30 Aug 2018 19:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Watford (h) sponsored by a difficulty to enthuse
Replies: 134
Views: 9417

Re: MATCHWATCH : Watford (h) sponsored by a difficulty to enthuse

I don't really get all the praise for Watford last night. They passed the ball nicely, but didn't do a great deal with it. Plenty of Championship teams will give us sterner tests at the back than they did. Of course, they might have be half-arsing it, so it's difficult to tell how good they could be...
by tmesis
30 Aug 2018 18:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: New chant
Replies: 14
Views: 923

Re: New chant

CountryRoyal wrote:
Sutekh wrote:Good luck with that. An away game is usually a good place to start getting something to catch on.


Cool. I’ll try and get it going at Preston hopefully one or two of the other 80 fans might join in.

You could probably wander round and ask them individually.
by tmesis
25 Aug 2018 17:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Aston Villa (a) sponsored by hoping it's 1959/1960 all over again
Replies: 141
Views: 8756

Re: MATCHWATCH : Aston Villa (a) sponsored by hoping it's 1959/1960 all over again

I always keep in mind that Man Utd were a game away from being relegated under Ferguson. Umm, no they weren't? They were 17th mid-season at one point but that's not a game away from relegation. Indeed. Ferguson was supposed to have been a game away from being sacked, but a cup win at Forest saved h...
by tmesis
23 Aug 2018 08:26
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Do we really have billionaire owners?
Replies: 45
Views: 6469

Re: Do we really have billionaire owners?

This might be a completely radical thought, but could it be possible that the club's owners are very wealthy, but just don't want to use huge amounts of that wealth bankrolling the team.
by tmesis
12 Aug 2018 18:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Forest away
Replies: 69
Views: 7759

Re: BFTG - Forest away

Sutekh wrote: anyone who was expecting anything more than mid table at best with this current rebuild is deluded.

I doubt too many were predicting a play-off push
by tmesis
11 Aug 2018 18:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Forest (A) match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 5419

Re: Forest (A) match thread

I'd be far more worried if people were saying our performance was just like last year, but it does sound like the team are offering more. The question is what comes first, some sort of gelling from the team, seeing improved performances leading to improved results, or a slump in confidence due to t...
by tmesis
11 Aug 2018 17:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Forest (A) match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 5419

Re: Forest (A) match thread

Hound wrote:Be definitely good to reintegrate Moore asap and get some more minutes into the legs of Baldock

I'm hoping he does just lack fitness. If we go through the season with Bod as first choice, we will have problems.
by tmesis
11 Aug 2018 16:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Forest (A) match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 5419

Re: Forest (A) match thread

windermereROYAL wrote:Bottom of the table as it stands, cue mass hysteria on social media if it stays like this.

It's an odd one. It would be two games that we probably ought to have won, and lost them both.
by tmesis
04 Aug 2018 10:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (h) sponsored by a new hope
Replies: 265
Views: 19485

Re: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (h) sponsored by a new hope

Quicker tempo but still not creating chances, how many saves did Carson actually make for all the early pressure? No many, but there were a number of balls in that were of the "that just needed a touch" variety, to count as decent chances. While there weren't a huge number of clear shots,...
by tmesis
30 Jul 2018 22:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Robin Friday
Replies: 68
Views: 21922

Re: Robin Friday

Like every Reading fan, I have a close personal connection to Robin Friday. I was Robin's Deliveroo driver back in the early 60s. He used to order food from Pizza Express in the Oracle, which I would take on my segway round to Robin's favourite local bars - Zerodegrees, Artigiano, Thirsty Bear, pla...
by tmesis
30 Jul 2018 18:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Palace(H) friendly Saturday July 28th
Replies: 167
Views: 11102

Re: Palace(H) friendly Saturday July 28th

Does world class then basically mean best in the world? And how many players does that extend to - 10? I'd say a player is world class if he's the kind of player you'd seriously consider if you were trying to list a World XI. People have different views though. I seem to recall an Northern Irish pl...
by tmesis
29 Jul 2018 08:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 10
Views: 1159

Re: Clement

maffff wrote:In or out?

or out out?
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