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by JR
02 Oct 2018 23:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT - I don’t know what to call it
Replies: 142
Views: 8018

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

Assume it will be Meite, Barrow +1 up front on Sat Anyway, didn’t think it was quite as bad as some, but an ugly display with little quality. QPR goal was inevitable Walker 7 - was pretty good. Not sure on the goal Gunter 6 - did ok and got forward. Lack of quality when he did cross Yiadom 6- massi...
by JR
02 Oct 2018 19:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Queens Park Rangers (h) sponsored by Michael Meaker
Replies: 165
Views: 9526

Re: MATCHWATCH : Queens Park Rangers (h) sponsored by Michael Meaker

Reading: Walker, Gunter, Yiadom, Moore (c), Ilori, Ezatolahi, Kelly, Bacuna, Aluko, Barrow, Böðvarsson. Subs: Mannone, Swift, Sims, Meite, Blackett, McNulty, Rinomhota. QPR: Lumley, Bidwell, Cameron, Freeman, Cousins, Eze, Luongo, Rangel, Wells, Lynch, Leistner (c). Subs: Ingram, Hall, Scowen, Smit...
by JR
22 Sep 2018 22:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Hull City (h) sponsored by a distinct lack of Saturday home wins
Replies: 84
Views: 5446

Re: MATCHWATCH : Hull City (h) sponsored by a distinct lack of Saturday home wins

It really can't be overstressed how bad Hull were. Unfortunately, that means you can't really judge what today means for us in further games. Ezatolahi could show anything against an actual Champ side. Promising signs but needs to improve his stamina and cut out some errors. Likewise, hard to say i...
by JR
07 Sep 2018 21:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Team for Preston (A)
Replies: 94
Views: 5808

Re: Team for Preston (A)

-------------------Walker---------------- Yiadom---Moore---Ilori---Gunter --------Ezatolahi------Bacuna-------- Sims--------------Swift----------Barrow ---------------------Bod------------------ Subs: Mannone Blackett O'Shea Kelly Clement Loader McNulty I don't think I can stomach us having 2 strik...
by JR
07 Sep 2018 21:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Team for Preston (A)
Replies: 94
Views: 5808

Re: Team for Preston (A)

CountryRoyal wrote:Does it even matter what combination of 11 players we put out?

It will be just as inept as the one before and the one after.


It’s about time we had a team selection thread! This forum has been taken over by prediction threads that are pointless / depressing so this is a breath of fresh air!
by JR
25 Aug 2018 13:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Aston Villa (a) sponsored by hoping it's 1959/1960 all over again
Replies: 141
Views: 8651

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

Really hoping he does not pick McShane, he really does not deserve a starting place or even a place on the bus. He's one of my least favorite Reading players of all time I can't believe he's lasted as long as he has and when did he ever deserve the captain's armband? I am confused Clement is a bold...
by JR
22 Aug 2018 23:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 105
Views: 11932

Re: Ex Players

RoyalinBracknell wrote:Just read this article about Scott Davies and issues with gambling - http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/a ... a93c4d3671


This is a fascinating article - always wondered why it didn’t work out that Rodgers season when he started so well.
by JR
16 Aug 2018 23:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: League Cup 2nd round draw
Replies: 66
Views: 4515

Re: League Cup 2nd round draw

Thought it was a reasonable draw. Could be far worse - Norwich away or something Home tie always helpful. Not that bothered if we win but gives the chance for the fringe players to get a good competitive game in. Why wouldn’t you want to win this game? Surely the opportunity of an unexpected run to...
by JR
10 Aug 2018 12:22
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Card/cash only
Replies: 20
Views: 2105

Re: Card/cash only

Right well the point remains that you can pay by cash if you like but to not have the option to pay by card at all is just backwards. Also on the subject of slow service, why does the Heineken bar outside take so fcuking long, all the fcuking time? At least 90% of the stuff they sell is one fcuking...
by JR
31 Jul 2018 22:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Positive Thread - Only Positivity Allowed
Replies: 36
Views: 2522

Re: The Positive Thread - Only Positivity Allowed

Hallelujah - agree with many of the positive points mentioned already. I have the cautious optimism from a steady, but focussed close season effort from Clement. I am sure the majority of Mad Stad regulars will be excited and a bit optimistic for the season - it’s only natural, regardless of the rea...
by JR
27 Jul 2018 19:47
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Um, Lee Tomlin????
Replies: 11
Views: 2459

Re: Um, Lee Tomlin????

I would be very happy with this.

Scored against us for a myriad of teams and I’ve never seen him have a bad game.

Could be the creativity we need.
by JR
20 Jul 2018 01:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: HNA dodgy journo
Replies: 2
Views: 601

HNA dodgy journo

Who is in charge of writing the Besiktas match article :o Not only did they think we were playing at Besiktas (actually was Graz) but they talked about our draw with Austrian (!) side Besiktas. Must be a work experience student!! Also might have been worth mentioning that Besiktas are a Champions Le...
by JR
17 May 2018 14:49
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Tickets 18/19 - Renewal Deadline 5pm on Monday 2nd July 2018.
Replies: 179
Views: 40134

Re: Season Tickets 18/19

I don't get this trend of thought that 'there should be a discount after last season'. +1, if we had gone down, then, yes a discount would've been needed. But we didn't so happy to pay the same/+£25 extra this year. It is still really good value. Unless you were calling for price increases when we’...
by JR
28 Apr 2018 18:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the ****
Replies: 203
Views: 21025

Re: Back from the ****

First half was a very ordinary half between teo ordinary teams. We were excellent after half time, although our finishing let us down. We should have been 3-0 up and would have fully deserved that. Their goalkeeper deserves serious credit for that incredible save to deny Swift. After Ipswich scored...
by JR
28 Apr 2018 18:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the ****
Replies: 203
Views: 21025

Re: Back from the ****

Fingers crossed for results going our way next week. Fingers crossed the results go against us, then we can be deservedly relegated and we can get rid of this shower of gutless sh*te and rebuild and start all over again. Anyone who requests relegation is a disgrace - take a look at yourself Gunny
by JR
28 Apr 2018 18:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Ipswich Town (h) sponsored by just do it!
Replies: 123
Views: 10009

Re: MATCHWATCH : Ipswich Town (h) sponsored by just do it!

Just got off at Goring & Streatley and walked past Nigel Howe waiting for a train to Reading / Paddington.

Surreal - how times have changed! He would have been boozing it up with opposing board members if this was any of the past 15 seasons.
by JR
28 Apr 2018 18:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Ipswich Town (h) sponsored by just do it!
Replies: 123
Views: 10009

Re: MATCHWATCH : Ipswich Town (h) sponsored by just do it!

Gunny Fishcake wrote:In the history of the football league has there ever been a club so appalling bad that were not relegated. I defy anybody to name one.


It’s an interesting challenge - but impossible to disprove - unless you’ve lived through every game like us fans have you can’t make that claim
by JR
28 Apr 2018 18:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Ipswich Town (h) sponsored by just do it!
Replies: 123
Views: 10009

Re: MATCHWATCH : Ipswich Town (h) sponsored by just do it!

What? He was offside in their half then the ref brought it into our half? How did he interfere in our half? When the ball was played he was offside because he was in the opposition half ahead of the Ipswich players. He then returned to our half and touched the ball, meaning he was active and free k...
by JR
28 Apr 2018 17:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Ipswich Town (h) sponsored by just do it!
Replies: 123
Views: 10009

Re: MATCHWATCH : Ipswich Town (h) sponsored by just do it!

What was the ref doing there? He gave an offside against Kermie then brought it forward 10 yards? It’s the laws - foul is given from where they interfere and not from where they are offside What? He was offside in their half then the ref brought it into our half? How did he interfere in our half? W...
by JR
28 Apr 2018 17:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Ipswich Town (h) sponsored by just do it!
Replies: 123
Views: 10009

Re: MATCHWATCH : Ipswich Town (h) sponsored by just do it!

NewCorkSeth wrote:What was the ref doing there? He gave an offside against Kermie then brought it forward 10 yards?


It’s the laws - foul is given from
where they interfere and not from where they are offside
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