Our rightful place?....

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Re: Our rightful place?....

by The Informant » 21 Apr 2017 15:10

Ian Royal wrote:
bobby1413 wrote:
Franchise FC wrote:I absolutely detest the phrase 'back where we belong'


Yep - I hate that too

Me too. When used by our fans it shows staggering arrogance and lack of memory, when anyone else uses it, it's patronising, arrogant and dismissive.


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Re: Our rightful place?....

by Half Biscuit » 21 Apr 2017 15:27

In 2015, our average final league position over the previous 50 years was 44th (below even Oxford :lol: ).
So on that basis, historically, we 'belong' in the third division.

But no team 'belongs' any division - they have to win the right, repeatedly, as others have said.

Next, let's discuss whether Reading are "the greatest team, the world has ever seen."

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Re: Our rightful place?....

by maffff » 21 Apr 2017 15:29

Half Biscuit wrote:In 2015, our average final league position over the previous 50 years was 44th (below even Oxford :lol: ).
So on that basis, historically, we 'belong' in the third division.

But no team 'belongs' any division - they have to win the right, repeatedly, as others have said.

Next, let's discuss whether Reading are "the greatest team, the world has ever seen."


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Re: Our rightful place?....

by Silver Fox » 21 Apr 2017 15:32

Half Biscuit wrote:In 2015, our average final league position over the previous 50 years was 44th (below even Oxford :lol: ).
So on that basis, historically, we 'belong' in the third division.


Second division surely?

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Re: Our rightful place?....

by bobby1413 » 21 Apr 2017 15:36

I'd say we are a top 8 premier league team who have fallen on hard times.

We'll come back though. I've stuck with Reading over the past 2-3 dark seasons we've had


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Re: Our rightful place?....

by Half Biscuit » 21 Apr 2017 22:12

Silver Fox wrote:
Half Biscuit wrote:In 2015, our average final league position over the previous 50 years was 44th (below even Oxford :lol: ).
So on that basis, historically, we 'belong' in the third division.


Second division surely?


:oops:

...and relegated every season

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Re: Our rightful place?....

by Ian Royal » 22 Apr 2017 10:45

Just this century our mean finish is 29th, so play off near misses rather than auto relegation to tier 3.

Certain to improve to 28th at the end of the season.

From 1990, roughly when SJM took over, our mean is 36th.

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Re: Our rightful place?....

by The Royal Forester » 22 Apr 2017 12:13

Surely, the rightful place, at any given time, is where you are at that moment. That is the place you deserve to be, as you have not done better to be be any higher. Neither have you done any worse to deserve to be lower.

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Re: Our rightful place?....

by bobby1413 » 22 Apr 2017 13:07

The Royal Forester wrote:Surely, the rightful place, at any given time, is where you are at that moment. That is the place you deserve to be, as you have not done better to be be any higher. Neither have you done any worse to deserve to be lower.


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