Search found 758 matches

by tmesis
10 Jun 2017 21:36
Forum: General Football
Topic: U20 World Cup
Replies: 41
Views: 596

Re: U20 World Cup

I guess the older players are going out to Poland for the U21 Euros.
by tmesis
09 Jun 2017 19:55
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Pre-Season tour - Holland 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2560

Re: Pre-Season tour - Holland 2017

LWJ wrote:How long does it take to announce details :evil:

I think they'll announce them the same day as the kit launch.
by tmesis
06 Jun 2017 17:53
Forum: General Football
Topic: Promotion/Relegation thread 2017/18
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Promotion/Relegation thread 2017/18

Why Wimbledon? They are a poorly-supported /underfunded club, who had a very ordinary team last year, and will probably have to devote some of their budget to their new stadium. Have to disagree with that bit there, although I'd be surprised if they got promoted. At the moment, with ground limitati...
by tmesis
05 Jun 2017 16:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Other Fans Expectations Of Reading 2017/2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3204

Re: Other Fans Expectations Of Reading 2017/2018

No doubting we are dull as oxf*rd to watch. Hoping we'll be a bit more exciting next season. Effective though. We're certainly not exciting, but I think when teams get called boring, the implication is that they are negative. Does that really apply to us? I don't think we are a team that plays for ...
by tmesis
04 Jun 2017 16:12
Forum: General Football
Topic: Promotion/Relegation thread 2017/18
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Promotion/Relegation thread 2017/18

League 1 - Fleetwood league winners. AFC Wimbledon promotion, along with Peteborough in the playoffs (they are due to yo-yo back up and then back down again). League 1 - Promoted: Wigan, Bradford, Wimbledon Why Wimbledon? They are a poorly-supported/underfunded club, who had a very ordinary team la...
by tmesis
04 Jun 2017 15:31
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Does Reading FC do enough in/around town
Replies: 34
Views: 1517

Re: Does Reading FC do enough in/around town

Just make sure the adverts aren't done by whoever is in charge of the twitter feed. Two official tweets today start " 'That Moment When' last summer asked you to stick by us for the moments of magic. " What is that even supposed to mean? It reads like one of those Japanese random English w...
by tmesis
04 Jun 2017 15:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: NEW READING CHANTS AND ANTHEMS
Replies: 203
Views: 29128

Re: NEW READING CHANTS AND ANTHEMS

parky wrote:
K9hassel wrote:I can't read
I can't write
That don't really matter
I come from West Berkshire
And I can drive a tractor

Sung to a Wurzels tune I cant remember


A Hungerford Town chant.

At least Hungerford is actually in West Berkshire
by tmesis
03 Jun 2017 13:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Now starts the re-build
Replies: 79
Views: 6176

Re: Now starts the re-build

The goalkeeper with highest pass %age in the Championship this season was.... ........Ali Al-Habsi (71.2% successful passes). The problem isn't really with the accuracy of his passing, but more his choice of where to pass to. A completely accurate pass to the feet of a fullback who'll be under imme...
by tmesis
03 Jun 2017 12:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Other Fans Expectations Of Reading 2017/2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3204

Re: Other Fans Expectations Of Reading 2017/2018

No doubting we are dull as oxf*rd to watch. Hoping we'll be a bit more exciting next season. Effective though. We're certainly not exciting, but I think when teams get called boring, the implication is that they are negative. Does that really apply to us? I don't think we are a team that plays for ...
by tmesis
02 Jun 2017 21:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Other Fans Expectations Of Reading 2017/2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3204

Re: Other Fans Expectations Of Reading 2017/2018

Burton Albion Who cares if their football's boring? (Well, their fans...I'm glad it's not MY team) They win games Didn't we whack seven goals past Burton this season? It's odd. We've gained a reputation as a very defensive team, I think largely based on the play-off games, and one game up at Leeds,...
by tmesis
01 Jun 2017 21:52
Forum: General Football
Topic: Best/Worst Pundit
Replies: 141
Views: 4896

Re: Best/Worst Pundit

RIP David Bobin https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAwbvNSXsAEV1GI.jpg Recall David covering Reading when he was with TVS/Meridian in the early 90s. RIP. I can also remember the piss-poor clearly-dubbed-on-later commentary he did for TVS' coverage of the Simod Cup win, not least for calling us "Readi...
by tmesis
30 May 2017 19:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Wembley
Replies: 147
Views: 9411

Re: BFTG - Wembley

any who can remember the old days of rivals.net will know it's hardly a new thing If anything it was as much our lads trolling the likes of Tredder and Oakie the Stokie :lol: Yeah, but I can recall out board lighting up like a Christmas tree after losing to Walsall. There have always been loads of ...
by tmesis
30 May 2017 19:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Can we all agree...?
Replies: 83
Views: 6552

Re: Can we all agree...?

Swift in pre match interviews said he had practiced by taking 2-3 penalties and it hadnt gone very wellso basically wouldnt be volunteering. That is mental because firstly only taking 2-3 penalties is absurd, thats not practise. If i was a footballer i'd take 10 penalties a day, get effing expert a...
by tmesis
30 May 2017 19:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Wembley
Replies: 147
Views: 9411

Re: BFTG - Wembley

I think I might quit Twitter. Invaded by Fulham fans yesterday, giving it the big one. Baffling. We all knew we would get it from them if we lost. no big surprise. Might be a bit revisionist but I don't recall Twitter being as bad for opposition fan goading than it has been over the last couple of ...
by tmesis
30 May 2017 18:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Which playoff final was worse?
Replies: 57
Views: 4035

Re: Which playoff final was worse?

Bolton - no contest at all. Firstly for the manner of the defeat - 2-0 up, missed a penalty, with us coasting they somehow get back into the game, and get a completely undeserved equaliser with five minute to go, set up by the guy the ref "let off" a 2nd yellow card after blatantly trippin...
by tmesis
30 May 2017 18:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Wembley
Replies: 147
Views: 9411

Re: BFTG - Wembley

Teams would be shooting from ridiculous positions to boost the shot count e.g. the halfway line Indeed. It could be farcical. It also falls into the lazy trap of equating a shot on target with a better chance than once that went wide. Think of Huddersfield's best chances yesterday - all of them mis...
by tmesis
30 May 2017 18:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Huddersfield fan here
Replies: 64
Views: 10922

Re: Huddersfield fan here

I find myself curiously indifferent to how Huddersfield will do next season. I'd perhaps rather they didn't establish themselves like Swansea though. Not through any kind of bitterness, but it's just that every time I see Swansea in the premier league, I feel like Jim Bowen is putting an arm around...
by tmesis
29 May 2017 23:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Can we all agree...?
Replies: 83
Views: 6552

Re: Can we all agree...?

I blame Sky Bet as that is all this fixture is about. Advertising their wares. After 30 years of turgid play off football. Today's game should be enough to abandon the concept. With a £170 million at stake. No team now wants to lose. For the paying customer that makes for a non spectacle, In fact a...
by tmesis
29 May 2017 23:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Wembley
Replies: 147
Views: 9411

Re: BFTG - Wembley

Top Flight wrote:Remember the heat and humidity played a part as well. The conditions are stifling.
.

It was about 22 C with a mild hind of mugginess. It was not hot or stifling.
by tmesis
29 May 2017 21:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Wembley
Replies: 147
Views: 9411

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...
It is currently 22 Jun 2017 23:13