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by John Smith
15 Feb 2018 15:59
Forum: General Football
Topic: ConIFA World Cup 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 213

Re: ConIFA World Cup 2018

How on earth do sides like Kiribati fund the travel?

I wonder what the standard is like. Might pop down to a game if I can be arsed.
by John Smith
15 Feb 2018 15:43
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Free agents?
Replies: 8
Views: 1271

Re: Free agents?

Sutekh wrote::lol: thinking Reading will bring anyone in.

Erm, José Bosingwa isn't just anyone mate
by John Smith
15 Feb 2018 12:41
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Free agents?
Replies: 8
Views: 1271

Re: Free agents?

José Bosingwa is available...
by John Smith
15 Feb 2018 12:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: First team jetting off to Spain for intensive training
Replies: 77
Views: 4484

Re: First team jetting off to Spain for intensive training

How easy is it to get a flight for a party of probably 30 or so people at short notice at this time of year? Very if you charter a private plane. Not even that expensive either, relatively speaking. I'd suggest a week of Beerens wages would cover it. Website below quotes between 2 and 12K for a ret...
by John Smith
14 Feb 2018 11:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Who still thinks Reading will avoid relegation...
Replies: 69
Views: 4098

Re: Who still thinks Reading will avoid relegation...

They`ve not scored in any of those games either, and if I`m not mistaken the home game before that they stuck four past Arsenal. None of this matters. We have a track record of being the team you want to face if you have some obscure, awful record you want to correct. The amount of times on this fo...
by John Smith
12 Feb 2018 16:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 1410
Views: 147221

Re: Rival Watch

Sunderland's games look tough. And it remains to be seen if their 3-3 draw at the weekend will kick-start them much. They still went 3-0 down in first half an hour, and Bristol gifted them 2 own goals late on. They've got Bolton which is very winnable, Boro which is a derby and could go either way,...
by John Smith
12 Feb 2018 16:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 1410
Views: 147221

Re: Rival Watch

Sunderland's games look tough. And it remains to be seen if their 3-3 draw at the weekend will kick-start them much. They still went 3-0 down in first half an hour, and Bristol gifted them 2 own goals late on. They've got Bolton which is very winnable, Boro which is a derby and could go either way,...
by John Smith
12 Feb 2018 15:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 1410
Views: 147221

Re: Rival Watch

Barnsley's next three games will be fascinating
by John Smith
12 Feb 2018 15:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: The only course of action now...
Replies: 147
Views: 8798

Re: The only course of action now...

Can I just remind people, that even if we were top-two, going away to Boro and losing 2-1 is NOT terrible and does not justify a melt-down. They are a very decent side, four points off the play-offs, spent shed-loads, have a very good manager and some excellent players Spot on. I don't think people...
by John Smith
12 Feb 2018 12:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Is this what it's come to?
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

Re: Is this what it's come to?

Ascotexgunner wrote:Now been withdrawn. Must have read one of John Smiffs posts......he's now filled with optimism again.

Thanks.

Is your username anything to do with Arsenal?
by John Smith
12 Feb 2018 12:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: What was the single biggest mistake we made this season?
Replies: 63
Views: 2434

Re: What was the single biggest mistake we made this season?

I think it's all down to the failure to sign Dexter Blackstock
by John Smith
12 Feb 2018 11:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: The only course of action now...
Replies: 147
Views: 8798

Re: The only course of action now...

Snowball wrote:Can I just remind people, that even if we were top-two,
going away to Boro and losing 2-1 is NOT terrible
and does not justify a melt-down.

They are a very decent side, four points off the play-offs,
spent shed-loads, have a very good manager and some
excellent players

Spot on.
by John Smith
12 Feb 2018 11:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Who still thinks Reading will avoid relegation...
Replies: 69
Views: 4098

Re: Who still thinks Reading will avoid relegation...

To all the stattos, to all the doubters, to all the boo boys: We will not get relegated. This is because there are more than 3 teams worse than us in the league that will have a lower points total come game 46. It's really that simple. Whilst I agree we won't go down when all is said and done at th...
by John Smith
12 Feb 2018 10:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Who still thinks Reading will avoid relegation...
Replies: 69
Views: 4098

Re: Who still thinks Reading will avoid relegation...

To all the stattos, to all the doubters, to all the boo boys:

We will not get relegated. This is because there are more than 3 teams worse than us in the league that will have a lower points total come game 46.

It's really that simple.
by John Smith
09 Feb 2018 17:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Boro v Reading Prediction Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 1689

Re: Boro v Reading Prediction Thread

Dennis the Butler wrote:Another defeat .. past caring what the score is ..

Oh deary me.

Well it's people like you who are making the odds longer for me when I win, along with Reading, so I'll be laughing come 5pm Saturday
by John Smith
09 Feb 2018 17:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Look on the bright side
Replies: 26
Views: 1761

Re: Look on the bright side

If we went up, and stayed up for a few seasons, what would our model look like? Would everyone be ok if we did a Burnley? Burnley aren't exactly well known for playing entertaining footy, either now or back in the Champ. Their manager, Dyche, is said by some to be rather dour. Just saying. I would,...
by John Smith
09 Feb 2018 11:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Look on the bright side
Replies: 26
Views: 1761

Re: Look on the bright side

WTF are you talking about John I've never mentioned AAH Royal Jimmy did and you agreed with him and that's the main thing you took from that... rather than not knowing what the future holds! Had that side gone up, where would you have strengthened? (limited resources so only 2 or 3 positions) Don't...
by John Smith
09 Feb 2018 11:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Look on the bright side
Replies: 26
Views: 1761

Re: Look on the bright side

'greed.....I'd ave just signed the new Messi and prolly won the league Alright sarcy. For you to think that Al-Habsi is a missing link just goes to show your level of footballing knowledge. A keeper who made more costly errors than our current keeper. Is your head in the sand? WTF are you talking a...
by John Smith
09 Feb 2018 10:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Look on the bright side
Replies: 26
Views: 1761

Re: Look on the bright side

BR0B0T wrote:'greed.....I'd ave just signed the new Messi and prolly won the league

Alright sarcy. For you to think that Al-Habsi is a missing link just goes to show your level of footballing knowledge. A keeper who made more costly errors than our current keeper. Is your head in the sand?
by John Smith
09 Feb 2018 10:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: FAO Season Ticket Holders - Renew or not?
Replies: 29
Views: 1529

Re: FAO Season Ticket Holders - Renew or not?

I am not a season ticket holder for the pure reason that I can easily buy a ticket for any game I want to see and don't wish to commit every other Saturday to watching shit football in the same seat.

If we go down (which we won't) I will buy one, purely to amass enough Royalty Points for Oxford (a)
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