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by tmesis
16 Apr 2018 18:27
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Safe standing progress
Replies: 83
Views: 8062

Re: Safe standing progress

Whilst not being a direct reason for Hillsborough, it was indicative of how football supporters were regarded at the time, fenced in in unsafe areas, and treated as a problem. Pick up any fanzine in the aftermath of Hillsborough and they were all awash with stories of crumbling terraces, aggressive...
by tmesis
16 Apr 2018 18:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Sunderland
Replies: 89
Views: 8587

Re: BFTG Sunderland

Can’t see Joey or Edwards playing next season Swift/Bacuna/Kelly is prob our best combo but Bacuna’s stupidity has messed that up I’m not convinced Evans is any better than an ok fill in. He hasn’t really progressed and never seems to dominate a game Interesting to see Rinomhota was picked ahead of...
by tmesis
16 Apr 2018 18:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Secret Footballer .... Again
Replies: 20
Views: 2365

Re: The Secret Footballer .... Again

Agreed, think it would be very entertaining. Maybe with a forward by Glen Little? presumably not one from Graeme Murty though, assuming Dave is the secret footballer. Next stage after TSF "coming out" would be identifying the players and coaches etc he is referring to. Can imagine some wo...
by tmesis
15 Apr 2018 13:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Sunderland
Replies: 89
Views: 8587

Re: BFTG Sunderland

There is absolutely no chance that Bolton AND Birmingham will both get 4 points from their last 3 games AND Barnsley will get 5 points from their last 4. The players could go to the beach for the next 3 winnable games and we would be fine. Birmingham: Wolves (a), Sheff Utd (h), QPR (a), Fulham (h) ...
by tmesis
15 Apr 2018 09:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Sunderland
Replies: 89
Views: 8587

Re: BFTG Sunderland

Nope. He'll be gone in the summer clear out. Maybe, but that doesn't explain why he wasn't played on Saturday. Perhaps because he isn't very good? Not that that's an argument anyway after watching Edwards play. George Evans anyone? It's the same with most of our midfielders. They always seem best w...
by tmesis
14 Apr 2018 21:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Sunderland
Replies: 89
Views: 8587

Re: BFTG Sunderland

I absolutely bloody loved that last 10-15 minutes - brilliant entertainment! Breathless end to end stuff - that’s the most I’ve felt a Reading game in a long time. Gunter, the legend, put in a wonderful cross on his wrong foot to set up the equaliser. Barrow, our deserved player of the season, then...
by tmesis
14 Apr 2018 00:11
Forum: General Football
Topic: THE BETTING THREAD
Replies: 5671
Views: 249226

Re: THE BETTING THREAD

Platypuss wrote:I love my Judas bets, but Reading 3's at home to Preston was nuts.

Regarding Judas bets, 28/1 at SkyBet for Reading to get relegated. Lose to Sunderland and we could be seriously in trouble.
by tmesis
13 Apr 2018 20:37
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Safe standing progress
Replies: 83
Views: 8062

Re: Safe standing progress

Well, apart from not having valid safety certificate and Hillborough was regarded as one of the best grounds in the country at the time. As said, there was absolutely nothing about the condition of Hillsborough that was in any way responsible for what happened. The problem was with access and exits...
by tmesis
13 Apr 2018 20:14
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Safe standing progress
Replies: 83
Views: 8062

Re: Safe standing progress

It's so sad that this is still being opposed. I mean after Hillsborough you can understand why emotion overrode logic. . . but now it's purely a political issue of MPs having to put up with Daily Mail scare stories for months on end. It wasn't really a question of emotion over logic. At the time, t...
by tmesis
08 Apr 2018 00:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Arriving to games late
Replies: 45
Views: 2519

Re: Arriving to games late

I once came to a game late. I missed a couple of minutes of football. I wrote to John Madejski to ask for a refund because they started the game without me, which is rude. There's a clip online somewhere featuring a groundhopper turning up at a game at Bracknell dead on 3 pm, only to find the refer...
by tmesis
06 Apr 2018 20:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 1739
Views: 380582

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Coppells Lost Coat wrote:However the self righteous fans and the rub in your face attitude they have makes them as very hard team to like. I cannot think of a worse fan to speak to than Fulhams before or after a game.

I think Cardiff are by far the worst for that.
by tmesis
02 Apr 2018 12:25
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6048
Views: 304147

Re: The Non - League thread

Hoop Blah wrote:I'd expect a very decent crowd at that Bracknell game.

I'd expect a very wet crowd too, as it looks to have cover for about twelve people since rebuilding.
by tmesis
01 Apr 2018 12:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Arriving to games late
Replies: 45
Views: 2519

Re: Arriving to games late

My uncle always goes on about a game in 93-94 season, Swansea away, coach broke down in the Bristol area, arrived to the game late and walked into the stadium just as Hartenberger equalised. I was on that coach. They heard of long delays on the Severn Bridge (turned out to be about half an hour, ac...
by tmesis
28 Mar 2018 21:03
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 230
Views: 4098

Re: VAR

The penalty decision was correct, and only took as long as it did because the clown operating the TV couldn't lift it into position. Do you think it was a clear and obvious error though? I'm not sure it was a pen myself, partly because I'm biased of course, but to me the forward was already going d...
by tmesis
28 Mar 2018 20:44
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6048
Views: 304147

Re: The Non - League thread

NL Scores from Yesterday: Bracknell Town {TEN} 10-3 Fairford Town :shock: Fairford aren't that bad a team at that level so the size of that score rather takes me by surprise. Wasn't there an 8-5 win for Thatcham last night? Couple of odd results this past week. Idly looking at the Hellenic League w...
by tmesis
19 Mar 2018 20:06
Forum: General Football
Topic: Weekend Football
Replies: 234
Views: 8477

Re: Weekend Football

10539.4 Miles Away wrote:
From Despair To Where? wrote:It's probably got more to do with the Milk Marketing Board


Who are they?


A bunch of lying bastards, that's who.

I was in the same pub as Ian Rush in Toulouse after the Wales v Russia game at Euro 2016, and milk is not what Ian Rush drinks.
by tmesis
18 Mar 2018 20:09
Forum: General Football
Topic: Weekend Football
Replies: 234
Views: 8477

Re: Weekend Football

Would bloody love Accrington to come up, cracking story. Accrington get a lot of love because people think they were founding members of the league, even though they weren't. There's no link at all (other than being based in the same town) between Accrington FC, who were founder members of the leag...
by tmesis
18 Mar 2018 17:47
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 391
Views: 50451

Re: World Cup 2018

Is it time for predictions yet? 100 days to go until our 1st game At least one England player will fail a random drug test - all the more shocking when Russian testers reveal that not only was Harry Kane taking drugs, he was shamelessly doing it while pregnant too. About 100 England fans arrested a...
by tmesis
18 Mar 2018 17:39
Forum: General Football
Topic: Weekend Football
Replies: 234
Views: 8477

Re: Weekend Football

Luton lost top spot at the weekend for the first time in nearly 4 months, after drawing again last night they remain 2nd and now Accrington have a 1 point lead over them with a game in hand Would bloody love Accrington to come up, cracking story. Accrington get a lot of love because people think th...
by tmesis
18 Mar 2018 12:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sack The Jaap
Replies: 20
Views: 2275

Re: Sack The Jaap

Snowball wrote:Why do we imagine a protest will change their mindset?

Given the owners are never at the games, and therefore won't see it, I agree it'd be a bit pointless.
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