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by Half Biscuit
22 Apr 2017 10:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Who do you want to miss out on the play offs?
Replies: 44
Views: 2391

Re: Who do you want to miss out on the play offs?

Gordons Cumming wrote:This all very dangerous talk as we may finish 7th ourselves.

Wait till we are certain for this thread.


Sod that, let's invade the pitch.
by Half Biscuit
21 Apr 2017 22:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Our rightful place?....
Replies: 28
Views: 1307

Re: Our rightful place?....

Silver Fox wrote:
Half Biscuit wrote:In 2015, our average final league position over the previous 50 years was 44th (below even Oxford :lol: ).
So on that basis, historically, we 'belong' in the third division.


Second division surely?


:oops:

...and relegated every season
by Half Biscuit
21 Apr 2017 15:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Our rightful place?....
Replies: 28
Views: 1307

Re: Our rightful place?....

In 2015, our average final league position over the previous 50 years was 44th (below even Oxford :lol: ). So on that basis, historically, we 'belong' in the third division. But no team 'belongs' any division - they have to win the right, repeatedly, as others have said. Next, let's discuss whether ...
by Half Biscuit
20 Apr 2017 00:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Who do you want to miss out on the play offs?
Replies: 44
Views: 2391

Re: Who do you want to miss out on the play offs?

Leeds, no question. It doesn't matter who we play (provided we actually make it) - we can beat any of those on our day. And if it isn't Reading, I would applaud any of the others getting to the PL. But Leeds, with their despicable fans, players and manager, in with a chance of winning the playoffs? ...
by Half Biscuit
17 Apr 2017 16:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Rotherham United (h) sponsored by not counting chickens
Replies: 70
Views: 4337

Re: MATCHWATCH : Rotherham United (h) sponsored by not counting chickens

double d wrote:Let's boycott the team and boycott Chinese restaurants and support maidenhead instead!


:lol:
by Half Biscuit
06 Apr 2017 16:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Play off dates
Replies: 35
Views: 2768

Re: Play off dates

The home leg is bound to be on the 17th May as that's the only date around then I can't make. I've already made it certain that we'll be in the final as I'm going to the Isle of Man on the Saturday of the bank holiday weekend. Thanks wingnut, that was very considerate of you. We also ought to check...
by Half Biscuit
04 Apr 2017 16:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Matchwatch : Blackburn Rovers (h) sponsored by seven games to go
Replies: 46
Views: 3383

Re: Matchwatch : Blackburn Rovers (h) sponsored by seven games to go

"Law of averages" suggests we won't win our three winnable final home games.
This could be the one that doesn't go to plan.
Added to which, we turn to jelly when we're "looking to extend our excellent run of home form".
1-1. McCleary.
by Half Biscuit
27 Mar 2017 23:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Leeds united
Replies: 214
Views: 17937

Re: Leeds united

mot wrote: I am going for a Boring 1-0 woods to score around 70 mins.


Wood :wink:
by Half Biscuit
24 Mar 2017 01:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Promotion Party 16/17 thread
Replies: 56
Views: 10203

Re: Promotion Party 16/17 thread

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by Half Biscuit
18 Mar 2017 12:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Wednesday (A)
Replies: 61
Views: 9390

Re: BFTG - Wednesday (A)

Match ticket: £33 Petrol: £40 Beer: £8 Watching your team defend for their lives blocking and saving shot after shot and then scoring by practically walking it into the goal with the opposition keeper in the other half, against a playoff rival after losing 3 away games in a row without scoring: Pri...
by Half Biscuit
15 Mar 2017 00:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: If RFC don't make the play-offs....
Replies: 129
Views: 7108

Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

I will pretend I'm not bothered, while churning with complex emotions inside. I will say the Premier League is just a circus anyway, it's all about money, and I prefer lots of Tuesday games anyway. I will then paradoxically say that ours is a long-term project and we are very much a work in progress...
by Half Biscuit
13 Mar 2017 16:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sheffield Wednesday (A) Predictions
Replies: 48
Views: 3627

Re: Sheffield Wednesday (A) Predictions

Got to say I'm not at all confident about this one - reckon it's going to get worse before it even starts to get better. 4-0 Wednesday, with Jordan Rhodes suddenly reminding everyone why Reading fans were champing at the bit to get him, for several seasons.

Dearly hoping to be proved wrong.
by Half Biscuit
12 Mar 2017 20:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: End of season Magic Number countdown.
Replies: 31
Views: 3482

Re: End of season Magic Number countdown.

:D
by Half Biscuit
12 Mar 2017 16:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from listening to the game v preston on the radio
Replies: 90
Views: 7397

Re: Back from listening to the game v preston on the radio

It's funny as last night I was thinking that it doesn't feel like it's a good season or that we are doing really well. By that I mean, in other seasons I was "buzzing" (hate that word) all the time and it was exciting looking forward to the next game. Now I'm just a bit :| about the whole...
by Half Biscuit
12 Mar 2017 14:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by WarmUpGate
Replies: 135
Views: 6096

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by WarmUpGate

CountryRoyal wrote:
It didn't work in 2014/15 :lol:


It did work in 2005/06... :?

Trouble is, I can't see it happening with this team. There are too many "glove-wearers".
by Half Biscuit
10 Mar 2017 16:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: End of season Magic Number countdown.
Replies: 31
Views: 3482

Re: End of season Magic Number countdown.

Great that this thread has even returned at all, after two seasons when it would have been laughable.
by Half Biscuit
05 Mar 2017 14:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Newcastle United (h) sponsored by damage limitation
Replies: 53
Views: 4663

Re: MATCHWATCH : Newcastle United (h) sponsored by damage limitation

I would be amazed if Newcastle win 3 away games on the spin to promotion opposition. Yet stranger things have happened. Yes - like us beating West Ham, Brighton, and Southampton in successive away games in 2012... (OK, they weren't strictly on the spin, and Brighton were just outside the playoffs -...
by Half Biscuit
05 Mar 2017 11:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Wolves
Replies: 98
Views: 7508

Re: BFTG Wolves

harry wrote:Best chant - "paedo, paedo" at Saville.


That was utterly despicable, in my view.

I hate to think what will happen when the opposition have a player called Hitler.
by Half Biscuit
03 Mar 2017 16:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best wishes Bobby Convey
Replies: 58
Views: 8237

Re: Best wishes Bobby Convey

Strange to think that there are Reading fans who don't remember the 106 team... but of course there must be. No matter how long you've supported Reading (me - since 1969) or how old you are, that team and that season was the most exhilarating we've ever known. Bobby Convey and the rest of the guys c...
by Half Biscuit
28 Feb 2017 18:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Stams philosophy
Replies: 46
Views: 2244

Re: Stams philosophy

muirinho wrote:McCleary does it as well! Maybe it was a thing at Forest....


McCleary didn't always do it IIRC. Gunter is clearly the style guru.

He was fantastic for Wales. It isn't just a Stam thing - he has mainly underperformed for Reading. Maybe having GMac there gets in his way.
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