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by West Stand Man
17 Nov 2017 14:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad
Replies: 51
Views: 1960

Re: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad

WAZZOCK wrote:Nicky Forster's second goal against Ipswich in 2002.


... gets my vote.
by West Stand Man
12 Nov 2017 10:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Royston Drenthe
Replies: 29
Views: 2614

Re: Royston Drenthe

genome wrote:Just not sure how a professional footballer has the time to have 5 children, especially one with such a well travelled career. Unless he has a cavalier attitude to contraception

Triplets and twins. Job done!
by West Stand Man
09 Nov 2017 13:58
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Parking
Replies: 75
Views: 7028

Re: Parking

Haven't got to a game since August, WTF is this holiday inn thing about??? First they up the charge and now they've stopped the guy that looks like Seve Ballesteros taking the money making it a massive pain in the arse? The situation with the parking could genuinely deter me and the old man from go...
by West Stand Man
09 Nov 2017 13:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: 6,000 League goals - FAO Strap
Replies: 16
Views: 881

Re: 6,000 League goals - FAO Strap

Didn't Darius Henderson hit a goal landmark a few years ago? It might have been Madejski Stadium related though, something like the 1,000th goal scored at the stadium. Maybe we can have a countdown to some records? I think we did have a countdown (ish) for the 5000th goal. Might be mistaken but I h...
by West Stand Man
09 Nov 2017 13:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2017-18 season
Replies: 89
Views: 8351

Re: Injury watch 2017-18 season

Assuming this story is true, we already have a reasonable cover in Jaakola. There is no need to recall Bond yet. Let Legg cover the bench until Jaakola is injured and then call Bond back, that way he continues to get good first team experience until we need him to go straight back into our first tea...
by West Stand Man
02 Nov 2017 13:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Nottingham Forest
Replies: 91
Views: 7162

Re: BFTG - Nottingham Forest

Football is funny isn't it. We were in terrible form going into yesterday's game, now we've got 2 wins in 4. It's kind of annoying we've found ourselves away from home next against one of the form sides in the league - could've done with another home game to back this result up. Indeed. Derby prett...
by West Stand Man
30 Oct 2017 19:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: We're crap ..........but only 5 points worse off than we should be at this stage ... more stupid and pointless stats
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: We're crap ..........but only 5 points worse off than we should be at this stage ... more stupid and pointless stat

To have a decent season (around playoffs with 77 pts) you need to get points as follows - Top 6 - draw at home lose away - 5 from this group assumign a top 6 finish) Second 6 - draw at home draw away - 12 pts from this group Third 6 - win at home draw away - 24 pts from this group Bottom 6 - win at...
by West Stand Man
28 Oct 2017 22:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by fat ladies being asked about their availability
Replies: 149
Views: 5637

Re: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by fat ladies being asked about their availability

I walked out after 70 minites. Utter rubbish from reading and stam. Good bye and good riddince. Worst football I have ever seen in 27 years of supporting reading no wonder why I decided to support another team. Terrible manager and terrible football. The club should refund fans for these performanc...
by West Stand Man
28 Oct 2017 17:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by fat ladies being asked about their availability
Replies: 149
Views: 5637

Re: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by fat ladies being asked about their availability

I walked out after 70 minites. Utter rubbish from reading and stam. Good bye and good riddince. Worst football I have ever seen in 27 years of supporting reading no wonder why I decided to support another team. Terrible manager and terrible football. The club should refund fans for these performanc...
by West Stand Man
28 Oct 2017 16:20
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league
Replies: 41
Views: 2682

Re: Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league

I haven't been to a single game this season. After my travels up the M4 to watch turgid boring football for the last couple of years I have decided to give it a break and just listen to BBCRB. It is a normal thing for my kids and me to do one of the Chrimbo home games together; this year they have s...
by West Stand Man
28 Oct 2017 16:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by fat ladies being asked about their availability
Replies: 149
Views: 5637

Re: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by fat ladies being asked about their availability

When have we had a fit team? This is irrelevant. Most of our injuries, (often unreported), occur on the training ground. With the size of squad Stam has, and the amount of money he has spent, it is his responsibility to get a BALANCED squad that is capable of dealing with injuries. It is also his r...
by West Stand Man
28 Oct 2017 08:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Board of Directors - Look away now ...
Replies: 36
Views: 2352

Re: Board of Directors - Look away now ...

Fact: These numbers are not actual data.
Conclusion: No real analysis of any value can be done from them.

Fact: Nothing else really.
by West Stand Man
27 Oct 2017 09:00
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation- Danny Ings
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

Re: Speculation- Danny Ings

I suppose the selling point for us over Leeds and Hull right now is that, due to our limited striking options, he's probably more likely to get game time with us. in centre midfield though probably :) He'll need to drop back there to have any chance of someone passing it to him - and only then if h...
by West Stand Man
27 Oct 2017 08:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Board of Directors - Look away now ...
Replies: 36
Views: 2352

Re: Board of Directors - Look away now ...

I cant believe that this discussion is getting so animated over a set of figures that have no provenance. The whole lot is based on what the press says we spent or received not actual numbers from club accounts. With that in mind I am out.
by West Stand Man
26 Oct 2017 21:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Board of Directors - Look away now ...
Replies: 36
Views: 2352

Re: Board of Directors - Look away now ...

Football finances are in a ridiculous state. If Stam had been manager when Coppell was, it is absolutely certain that the figure he spent on players would be so much less. You can't even use the usual inflation figures to compare spending. Comparisons of spending by one manager against another are ...
by West Stand Man
26 Oct 2017 19:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Board of Directors - Look away now ...
Replies: 36
Views: 2352

Re: Board of Directors - Look away now ...

I would imagine an analysis of similar sized clubs over the same period would show a similar trend in transfer spending. I was arguing all summer that £7m for Aluko was a mad but it's how the market's going. I think you are reading a lot into the figures to suit your agenda. I thought that there wa...
by West Stand Man
26 Oct 2017 19:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Board of Directors - Look away now ...
Replies: 36
Views: 2352

Re: Board of Directors - Look away now ...

Where do the numbers come from? The club is always hiding the numbers by saying 'undisclosed fee' so it would be interesting to know how these ones have been generated.
by West Stand Man
24 Oct 2017 19:31
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league
Replies: 41
Views: 2682

Re: Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league

You're confusing better results with excitement on the pitch. They are not the same thing. We've barely had any excitement on the pitch since Stam arrived. Just trying to recall the exciting moments and can only remember the PO game v Fulham (well that was something to be decided on the night so no...
by West Stand Man
24 Oct 2017 13:12
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league
Replies: 41
Views: 2682

Re: Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league

The atmosphere reflects what is happening on the pitch. :shock: It was the same last season and we cam 3rd. Your point is invalid. Not really. Yes we came 3rd but the entertainment value was pretty much as low as it is this season. It 'reflects what is happening on the pitch' does not, necessarily,...
by West Stand Man
20 Oct 2017 13:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst ever Reading Player
Replies: 205
Views: 18738

Re: Worst ever Reading Player

John Smith wrote:If you like your central defenders to be the type to give away a penalty every game, have little to no concentration span and the technical ability of a toddler then Ibrahima Sonko is your man. Awful, awful footballer.


Ah, it was a joke. I get it now.
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