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by Maneki Neko
10 Oct 2018 11:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Solutions to problems (instead of moaning)
Replies: 51
Views: 3364

Re: Solutions to problems (instead of moaning)

Fan expectations/patience/general unhappiness or indifference - Owners issue a statement of intentions/game plan, Be more open - actually admit things are bad rather than try to suppress any bad news. Atmosphere & Attendance - Reduce ticket prices & offer some incentive to season ticket hol...
by Maneki Neko
03 Oct 2018 12:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT - I don’t know what to call it
Replies: 142
Views: 8231

Re: BFT - I don’t know what to call it

lol at people expecting a team who have been consistently and utterly awful for ages to suddenly turn it around and win every game playing attractive football. It will be two baby steps forward and 1 baby step back for most of this season. don't get too ahead of ourselves when we win, don't go dool...
by Maneki Neko
03 Oct 2018 09:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT - I don’t know what to call it
Replies: 142
Views: 8231

Re: BFT - I don’t know what to call it

lol at people expecting a team who have been consistently and utterly awful for ages to suddenly turn it around and win every game playing attractive football. It will be two baby steps forward and 1 baby step back for most of this season. don't get too ahead of ourselves when we win, don't go doola...
by Maneki Neko
24 Sep 2018 10:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: How Hobnob Team page works - BFTG
Replies: 30
Views: 2361

Re: How Hobnob Team page works - BFTG

this is why internet social media stuff is aimed towards outrage. it generates more clicks, more interactions, and therefore it pays better.
which is why we are all going to hell in a hand cart
by Maneki Neko
12 Sep 2018 15:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 411
Views: 28730

Re: Clement

id still take a 3 man defence of Pearce, Morrison and Mills over our current lot
by Maneki Neko
11 Sep 2018 16:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 10611

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

Success on the pitch/entertaining football would bring more back, and improve the atmosphere, but personally though I'm not sure I would for the reasons Mags gives. There is a problem with football generally though. It's too expensive for what it is. As a result the young male teenage fan base will...
by Maneki Neko
06 Sep 2018 15:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Madejski Out
Replies: 69
Views: 4020

Re: Madejski Out

:lol: ok.
id like to get promoted, but I don't want to spend too far beyond our means to do so.
by Maneki Neko
06 Sep 2018 15:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 10611

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

Pepe the Horseman wrote:
Maneki Neko wrote:
Green wrote:Never understood people who can't go 90 minutes without shoveling pie and chips down their gullet autopost.


I'm not eating the pie, I'm merely buying it for the free pint and five pound off my match ticket

You'll just end up wearing it.
:D
by Maneki Neko
06 Sep 2018 11:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 411
Views: 28730

Re: Clement

There's a manager ratings poll on The Tilehurst End right now - https://thetilehurstend.sbnation.com/platform/amp/2018/9/6/17812638/paul-clement-reading-fc-fans-approval-rating-september-2018-championship?__twitter_impression=true I like the geographical breakdown of the votes you can see a big sou...
by Maneki Neko
06 Sep 2018 11:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 10611

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

I don't see how offering a free pint with every pie and £5 off your ticket price is going to entice anyone to come and watch shit boring losing football. id defo consider going more often if they did that Never understood people who can't go 90 minutes without shoveling pie and chips down their gul...
by Maneki Neko
06 Sep 2018 11:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 411
Views: 28730

Re: Clement

Clement would be breaking new ground. He's never been anywhere longer than about 6 months? It took Bielsa at Leeds about 1 month? And they haven't even made the playoffs in more than a decade. Did it always take Warnock 'a few years'? Of course. It usually takes Warnock 2 or 3 seasons to get his te...
by Maneki Neko
05 Sep 2018 16:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Madejski Out
Replies: 69
Views: 4020

Re: Madejski Out

Bournemouth is a terrible comparison. Their owner(s) are filthy rich, unlike JM, so they can afford to back their manager. and theres still a 50:50 chance that they will go back down in a few seasons and be in a right mess Do you actually not want us to get promotion? The 'risks' of promotion are t...
by Maneki Neko
05 Sep 2018 16:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 10611

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

It's the club who are losing in the end by protecting the players from the media. We don't feel connected to this group of players. Not like we felt so connected to Glenn Little, Harps and the rest. As the connection fades, people get less interested and the passion starts to die. The players shoul...
by Maneki Neko
05 Sep 2018 14:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Madejski Out
Replies: 69
Views: 4020

Re: Madejski Out

If sir John had just taken the risk and invested in our great 2006 side we could have been a Bournemouth or Brighton, instead he was scared of the huge costs of sustaining PL survival. I still don't believe all that TV money went out on wages, Bournemouth get crowds of 11.000 for Christ sake. it wa...
by Maneki Neko
05 Sep 2018 14:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Madejski Out
Replies: 69
Views: 4020

Re: Madejski Out

From the year we moved to the Madejski to the year he sold up, we had only one bottom half finish in 15 seasons. The year we finished 18th in the Prem on goal difference. Just think though. What if he'd dug even deeper into his own pocket and invested more into the club. You know, ditched all his p...
by Maneki Neko
05 Sep 2018 14:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 10611

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

I don't see how offering a free pint with every pie and £5 off your ticket price is going to entice anyone to come and watch shit boring losing football.


id defo consider going more often if they did that
by Maneki Neko
05 Sep 2018 13:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Madejski Out
Replies: 69
Views: 4020

Re: Madejski Out

windermereROYAL wrote:Emerse Fai, need I say more?


...yes
by Maneki Neko
04 Sep 2018 22:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Madejski Out
Replies: 69
Views: 4020

Re: Madejski Out

Madejski has to sadly take a certain amount of blame for the current situation. He sold out firstly to an individual with very questionable credentials, and who had already been rejected by Everton as having failed their due diligence tests, and then repeated the mistake again with the Thais, who w...
by Maneki Neko
04 Sep 2018 22:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Madejski Out
Replies: 69
Views: 4020

Re: Madejski Out

Madejski has to sadly take a certain amount of blame for the current situation. He sold out firstly to an individual with very questionable credentials, and who had already been rejected by Everton as having failed their due diligence tests, and then repeated the mistake again with the Thais, who w...
by Maneki Neko
04 Sep 2018 15:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Weds H
Replies: 251
Views: 14996

Re: BFTG - Weds H

I thought BOTH Reading fullbacks had an excellent game. As others have said, the invisible midfield were the problem. Thought the three subs showed commitment and energy. I really think McNulty should be given a decent run. He seems to play deeper, like a number ten (which might help the midfield) ...
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