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by Elm Park Old Boy
03 Jan 2018 17:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the shambles - Brum
Replies: 178
Views: 10577

Re: Back from the shambles - Brum

What worried me most was the way we seem to have lost all shape and purpose. Last season, the football was dull a lot of the time, but it had a novelty value and it got some good results. Even when it didn't work (the 7-1 at Norwich, and other away beatings), you could see what the team were trying ...
by Elm Park Old Boy
14 Oct 2017 16:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (a) sponsored by a deep dark realisation that this way creeps
Replies: 141
Views: 9409

Re: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (a) sponsored by a deep dark realisation that this way creeps

What a pass from VDB. That's what makes him frustrating - capable of silly mistakes, but he can then do that.
by Elm Park Old Boy
29 May 2017 22:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Wembley
Replies: 147
Views: 16181

Re: BFTG - Wembley

Disappointing, not because we lost but because after all that has been achieved this season there was a palpable sense of not really going for it. Both teams set up very cautiously, and I think with hindsight ours will wish they had thrown a bit more at the second half and ET. Yes, Huddersfield kept...
by Elm Park Old Boy
17 Apr 2017 16:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Rotherham United (h) sponsored by not counting chickens
Replies: 70
Views: 7762

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

Dear God, why do they do this to us!
by Elm Park Old Boy
03 Mar 2017 11:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best wishes Bobby Convey
Replies: 58
Views: 11768

Re: Best wishes Bobby Convey

For some reason my most vivid memory of Bobby is this beautiful pass to play in Harper for the 3rd goal against Liverpool (at 6.33) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGBCq2Ps51Q. The most delicate of touches opened up the whole Liverpool half for Harps to run into. Just a pity we didn't get to see mor...
by Elm Park Old Boy
27 Jan 2017 17:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Adrian Popa
Replies: 93
Views: 18837

Re: Adrian Popa

Nicknamed 'moped', apparently. :D
by Elm Park Old Boy
04 Dec 2016 20:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Fulham
Replies: 67
Views: 11346

Re: BFTG - Fulham

Was I the only one who found it embarrassing how much of a hero's send-off our fans gave Danny Williams? He had just got himself sent off, letting down the team. They had a pretty tough, unlikely, but not impossible task trying to come back from 2 down. He went and we completely subsided.
by Elm Park Old Boy
08 Sep 2016 13:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread
Replies: 2165
Views: 358761

Re: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread

Anyone got any links for Friday's game suitable for iPad? Cheers.
by Elm Park Old Boy
04 Jul 2016 16:15
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Ticket Prices for 2016/2017
Replies: 126
Views: 15198

Re: Season Ticket Prices for 2016/2017

Got a nice, and very apologetic call from the Customer Service and HR manager at RFC today who explained they'd not logged my complaint correctly and had no excuses for the delay in responding - fair enough. She appreciated my position and sentiment and said I'd made my position well with a well wr...
by Elm Park Old Boy
04 Jul 2016 16:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)
Replies: 564
Views: 45633

Re: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)

I too have joined the Ian Royal bandwagon (though wasn't aware of a bandwagon when I sent this). "Dear Reading FC, I thought for a long time about renewing my season ticket, and that of my son, before finally doing so yesterday. I have supported Reading FC for over forty years, but like many s...
by Elm Park Old Boy
01 Jun 2016 16:23
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Standy McStandface
Replies: 151
Views: 17879

Re: Standy McStandface

How about the Brian McDermott Stand? (Retires to safe distance.....)
by Elm Park Old Boy
27 May 2016 19:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)
Replies: 564
Views: 45633

Re: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)

I too have joined the Ian Royal bandwagon (though wasn't aware of a bandwagon when I sent this). "Dear Reading FC, I thought for a long time about renewing my season ticket, and that of my son, before finally doing so yesterday. I have supported Reading FC for over forty years, but like many su...
by Elm Park Old Boy
20 May 2016 10:59
Forum: General Football
Topic: Football League Restructure
Replies: 57
Views: 3276

Re: Football League Restructure

I'm surprised no one has yet remarked on the most obvious benefit of the scheme - our 106-point record would become virtually unbeatable forever. Yay!
by Elm Park Old Boy
08 May 2016 16:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Strangely optimistic about next season.
Replies: 287
Views: 39553

Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

photographer wrote:
Our team since January was still the most talented team in the championship.


Are you serious? Even if we hadn't sold our two top goalscorers in January, I think that assertion would be a long way from being true.
by Elm Park Old Boy
06 Apr 2016 16:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Forest (H)
Replies: 91
Views: 9989

Re: BFTG Forest (H)

I thought it was Cox. But fair play to Piazon - great tracking run and super tackle.
by Elm Park Old Boy
09 Mar 2016 09:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCH THREAD: Huddersfield (A) sponsored by a Nakhi Wells goal
Replies: 106
Views: 9566

Re: MATCH THREAD: Huddersfield (A) sponsored by a Nakhi Wells goal

Good to see the usual whiners out in force as soon as we lose. They'd STFU the last few games. Why anyone thinks we should be winning every game we play when we've been piss poor for at least 3 seasons bar 6 weeks I don't know. Winning every game? Winning even 50% would be a good start! :twisted: H...
by Elm Park Old Boy
01 Feb 2016 13:17
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Deadline Day thread.
Replies: 125
Views: 17550

Re: January Deadline Day thread.

paultheroyal wrote:Sky Sports stating Williams to Swansea - fee agreed. Now down to player. Big loss if he goes.


Can I be the first to suggest Gylfi in part-exchange.....? :wink:
by Elm Park Old Boy
12 Jan 2016 22:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Derby (a) Match Thread - Sponsored by Nick Blackman
Replies: 171
Views: 13682

Re: Derby (a) Match Thread - Sponsored by Nick Blackman

And Blackman didn't score. Yay!
by Elm Park Old Boy
17 Dec 2015 22:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Did Bobby Convey live up to his Championship Manager rep?
Replies: 8
Views: 1512

Re: Did Bobby Convey live up to his Championship Manager rep

You know these games are not real life, right?
by Elm Park Old Boy
17 Dec 2015 16:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Brian: The right decision?
Replies: 3698
Views: 258167

Re: Brian: The right decision?

I thought at the time it was wrong to sack him, and I'm glad he's back. Obviously, we all hope he can be successful again. But even if not, he had earned the right to more time and more mistakes than our then owner allowed him. Welcome back, Brian, and let's hope the club can regain a bit of its soul.
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