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by Cripple Creek
14 Oct 2017 18:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst ever Reading Player
Replies: 205
Views: 17909

Re: Worst ever Reading Player

Good to see a shout for Dave Shipperley and hear mention of his turning circle. Looked like a sort of seven foot tall Ernest Borgnine with the expression of one of those people who always complains of having a 'head cold'. Before Jerry Williams was transformed into a pretty bloody good right back an...
by Cripple Creek
12 Feb 2016 10:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Most disappointing season?
Replies: 59
Views: 6453

Re: Most disappointing season?

An interesting post and question. I've supported Reading since the mid-70s and expectations were so low then that disappointment never really figured. I never watched Reading expecting anything other than a Saturday afternoon watching a club which, unaccountably, I was obsessed with and loved to fol...
by Cripple Creek
25 Jan 2016 09:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Charlie Watts - great journo
Replies: 144
Views: 16047

Charlie Watts - great journo

Just thought - assuming Charles Watts occasionally looks on here, although fair play if he doesn't - it was worth mentioning what a great job he does for Get Reading. He writes well, seems genuinely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about everything at the club and, most importantly, keeps the news on ...
by Cripple Creek
16 Jan 2016 10:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: MK Dons (A) Prediction Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 3556

Re: MK Dons (A) Prediction Thread

A strangely entertaining 0-0 draw fought out in the middle of the park on a cold and rainy day with muted support and neither team making much headway.
by Cripple Creek
08 Jan 2016 14:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading's most unsung hero
Replies: 58
Views: 9821

Reading's most unsung hero

Ok, ok, I'm sure that this has been asked before, if not in precisely the same words along the same lines. However, last night I dreamt (quite seriously) of Mick Gooding. On waking up it struck me that of all the players I've watched since I started supporting the club at the age of eight (blimey, t...
by Cripple Creek
11 Dec 2015 08:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Should Brian wear a suit or tracksuit?
Replies: 41
Views: 2856

Re: Should Brian wear a suit or tracksuit?

If I've said it once I've said it a million times. Brian should wear plus fours and a deerstalker.
by Cripple Creek
24 Nov 2015 23:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Could Oliver Norwood be a Premier League target?
Replies: 19
Views: 2084

Re: Could Oliver Norwood be a Premier League target?

Watching Norwood control the midfield is, quite literally, like observing an ancient cave dweller apply bitumen to stick a flint axe head to the top of his wooden hunting spear.
by Cripple Creek
24 Nov 2015 21:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Could Oliver Norwood be a Premier League target?
Replies: 19
Views: 2084

Re: Could Oliver Norwood be a Premier League target?

Oliver Norwood is our very own elastic band. If he were to go it would be like cutting the rubber, so to speak.
by Cripple Creek
01 Oct 2015 01:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Bristol
Replies: 31
Views: 8753

Re: BFTG - Bristol

Whatever the rights and wrongs of what Rosenoir says about our undersupplied, overpaid mystery player - and slightly off topic - that is actually an excellent piece by him in the Bristol Post. I'm sure it's part ghost written with a journo but, even so, for a footballer it is way more interesting th...
by Cripple Creek
22 Sep 2015 06:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best (worst) own goals by Reading players
Replies: 22
Views: 1761

Re: Best (worst) own goals by Reading players

Mark White's own goal was executed in one of the first games I ever saw for Reading. It was terrible to watch. Whitey, however, went on to be a superb left back and Maurice Evans said if it hadn't been for injuries he would have played at the top level for his entire career and I agree. A wonderful ...
by Cripple Creek
18 Apr 2015 20:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Arsenal
Replies: 250
Views: 19124

Re: BFTG - Arsenal

Absolutely awful for Feds. Can't imagine how he is feeling. Well done to everyone including him. I really thought we were going to get humiliated. There's a lot more to this team than I have given them credit for.
by Cripple Creek
31 Dec 2014 21:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Kevin Keen
Replies: 23
Views: 3810

Kevin Keen

I do apologise if the subject of our assistant manager has appeared elsewhere, in which case please delete my post. However, does anyone know exactly what Keen's role is (in short, I'm saying that I don't really know what an assistant manager does or how much influence they have)? Keen comes with qu...
by Cripple Creek
13 Dec 2014 20:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Adkins -what next?
Replies: 159
Views: 11977

Re: Adkins -what next?

I'm not sure why people would say "not Dolan" (I'm not even questioning Adkins going). Reading has had a lot of success promoting from the inside and Dolan's record with "Reading youth" is outstanding: not a record that could possibly have been achieved without considerable skill...
by Cripple Creek
30 Nov 2014 04:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Norwich
Replies: 34
Views: 7144

Re: BFTG Norwich

Half time team talk demonstrates that claims Bullivant has "lost the dressing room" are, to say the least, premature.
by Cripple Creek
30 Nov 2014 00:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Norwich
Replies: 34
Views: 7144

Re: BFTG Norwich

Egg on the faces of Stuart Beavon's detractors tonight.
by Cripple Creek
22 Nov 2014 23:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: are our players brainwashed?
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

Re: are our players brainwashed?

"Any way off out now Lemmings enjoy your keyboards and TV Tonight."


Errr....what?
by Cripple Creek
08 Nov 2014 20:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Charlton
Replies: 156
Views: 15529

Re: BFTG Charlton

I don't think I've ever read two completely different versions of the same game on the same thread quite as I have this morning. It makes it most confusing to get a handle on our performance for someone who lives several thousand miles away and can't get to games. Some seem to think "not bad at...
by Cripple Creek
01 Nov 2014 07:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: What % of fans would disappear if we went down the divisions
Replies: 63
Views: 5485

Re: What % of fans would disappear if we went down the divis

Mmmm...I agree that we won't see the premiership for some time. It's more likely we'll drop a division on current form. But I honestly doubt we would lose that many fans if future success looks an increasingly unlikely event. I started watching in the 70s and saw some really, really bad Reading team...
by Cripple Creek
01 Nov 2014 04:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: defence
Replies: 27
Views: 3150

Re: defence

I thought this article by Gary Neville about how the art of defending is diminishing was worth a read:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/footba ... -back.html
by Cripple Creek
30 Oct 2014 02:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury table and expected return....
Replies: 504
Views: 60839

Re: Injury table and expected return....

Mmmm..... I too was baffled by that Guthrie comment. Where on earth is the evidence for such a view?
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