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by From Despair To Where?
22 May 2017 10:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Forgotten
Replies: 75
Views: 2900

Re: The Forgotten

Interestingly *, that's not an anagram of "Not Romario".

Anyway, I did one of those Sporcle quizzes where you had to name Reading players from the last 5 years and I genuinely had no recollection of Matt Connolly ever playing for us.
by From Despair To Where?
22 May 2017 09:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Forgotten
Replies: 75
Views: 2900

Re: The Forgotten

Big centre back we got from and returned to Telford ? Aaron Brown? If we're going back 30 years, how about Sean Reck? On loan from Oxford in the all conquering 85/86 season and played in 1 game, a 6-0 defeat at Walsall. I thought Sean's appearance was in the 3-0 stuffing at Priestfield (Gillingham)...
by From Despair To Where?
22 May 2017 07:59
Forum: General Football
Topic: CheLOLsea
Replies: 8723
Views: 256541

Re: CheLOLsea

Chelsea FC. Resetting the benchmark for mawkishness.
by From Despair To Where?
21 May 2017 21:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Forgotten
Replies: 75
Views: 2900

Re: The Forgotten

Horsham Royal wrote:Burns era striker forced to retire early. Stocky bloke.


Sean Evers? Rumour has it Luton's insurers were just about to pay out on him when we came along with a cheeky £500,000 bid.

Wikipedia reckons he made 18 appearances for us which is 18 more than I remember.
by From Despair To Where?
21 May 2017 21:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Forgotten
Replies: 75
Views: 2900

Re: The Forgotten

Nameless wrote:Big centre back we got from and returned to Telford ?


Aaron Brown?


If we're going back 30 years, how about Sean Reck? On loan from Oxford in the all conquering 85/86 season and played in 1 game, a 6-0 defeat at Walsall.
by From Despair To Where?
21 May 2017 13:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where Are They Now
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Re: Where Are They Now

Apparently "Robson-Kanu will be remembered by all in the club, an instinctive striker with an eye for goal".

Must be a different Robson-Kanu because the one I remember was a skillful winger who failed to live up to his potential because he believed his own hype a bit too much.
by From Despair To Where?
20 May 2017 11:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: wembley experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1425

Re: wembley experience

Your crafty edit throws the discussion off a bit ! I have absolutely no recollection of Stephen Kelly . Bizarre. I'll be honest, I only remembered him because the source I looked at for the semi final line ups listed him as S.Kelly. I tend to file the Adkins and Clarke years alongside Porterfield i...
by From Despair To Where?
20 May 2017 11:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: wembley experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1425

Re: wembley experience

CountryRoyal wrote:
Nahki Wells played 85 minutes in Bradford City's 2013 league two playoff final victory against Northampton town.



Pretty sure he also played in the League Cup final against Swansea.
by From Despair To Where?
20 May 2017 11:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: wembley experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1425

Re: wembley experience

Nameless wrote:
Kelly was on the bench for the semi.


Liam Kelly? I really don't think so. Not unless he's shrunk 15cm, lost 10 years in age and changed his name from Stephen.
by From Despair To Where?
20 May 2017 10:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: wembley experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1425

Re: wembley experience

Al Habsi, McShane and Quinn have all played in an FA Cup final.

Obviously, Obita, Gunter, Williams and McCleary all played in the cup semi.

Gunter has also played in a European Championship semi final.

That's off the top of my head.
by From Despair To Where?
20 May 2017 00:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where does Jaap Stand ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1066

Re: Where does Jaap Stand ?

Where Stam stands apart from the others is that he has taken a disorganised rabble of a team, implemented a completely new style of play and got us to within 1 game of the Premiership in 1 season. It took McGhee and Coppell 3 years, Pardew 2 years from a level below and our spending power was signif...
by From Despair To Where?
19 May 2017 23:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Huddersfield fan on train from Maidenhead
Replies: 22
Views: 2568

Re: Huddersfield fan on train from Maidenhead

Ive sat in the home end at the John Smith's in a Reading top for a Huddersfield - Reading game and not had any trouble (Town used to flog tickets for their less attractive home games for a fiver on Groupon). A bit of banter, which was to a be expected but they're generally a decent bunch as long as ...
by From Despair To Where?
19 May 2017 12:33
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Players you'd like us to sign thread
Replies: 158
Views: 15197

Re: Players you'd like us to sign thread

I just think if we were prepared to go for a loan deal for Gyan then Jelavic is a more reasonable target for a loan deal if we don't up.
by From Despair To Where?
19 May 2017 12:07
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Players you'd like us to sign thread
Replies: 158
Views: 15197

Re: Players you'd like us to sign thread

Plays in China for a team who have just been relegated and are owned by a brother and sister who have just bought a controlling share in a football club in England.
by From Despair To Where?
19 May 2017 09:00
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Where are you all sitting (Roll Call)
Replies: 186
Views: 5011

Re: Where are you all sitting (Roll Call)

508 + 1
by From Despair To Where?
19 May 2017 06:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: A pundit just backed us!
Replies: 31
Views: 3154

Re: A pundit just backed us!

Err, Huddersfield were Chris Iwulemo's tip for relegation this season.

I quite like Iwulemo, even if he did knock us out if the cup with an outrageously offside goal about 15 years ago. Who can forget his miss against England that made Swift's chance look difficult.
by From Despair To Where?
18 May 2017 22:56
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Players you'd like us to sign thread
Replies: 158
Views: 15197

Re: Players you'd like us to sign thread

My money's on Nikica Jelavic being a Reading player next season although I'm not saying he's a player I want us to sign.

Was ok at Everton and Hull but that was 3 years ago.
by From Despair To Where?
18 May 2017 22:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 1525
Views: 297286

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

I assumed that was a joke thread.
by From Despair To Where?
18 May 2017 21:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Anyone For Chinese?
Replies: 648
Views: 87061

Re: Anyone For Chinese?

Precisely, especially considering the sticking point for the Hull deal was people not involved in our deal.
by From Despair To Where?
18 May 2017 21:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Anyone For Chinese?
Replies: 648
Views: 87061

Re: Anyone For Chinese?

They appear to have run both clubs pretty sensibly. Sustainable business model, relative success on the pitch and stability off it.
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