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Re: BFTG Wolves

by tidus_mi2 » 14 Mar 2018 16:38

paultheroyal wrote:Have it on good authority and with Norwich staff in abundance last night the plan genuinely was to shut up shop, be ordinary and result would be what it is, a defeat. This in turn confuses Norwich who will face a totally different style of Reading come Saturday. Stam is hurting from the defeats of last season and was always targeting the norwich game.

As good as a deliberate loss that you could find.

Even if that were true, watch a few videos of other performances this season and you quickly learn that if you hassle our defence, we oxf*rd up and basically give you a goal.

I don't know if that was our worst ever performance but it's certainly got to be the worst at this level.

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Re: BFTG Wolves

by CountryRoyal » 14 Mar 2018 16:41

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CountryRoyal wrote:Not sure why people are still bothering talking about sacking Stam. If he was going to go it would have been ages ago, it’s been clear for quite some time the owners have zero intention of any movement in that department for at least the rest of the season.


not sure anyone really is are they? We are all resigned to that fate pretty much


Thought I saw some suggestions earlier pages like “we have three options”

Etc

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Re: BFTG Wolves

by Pepe the Horseman » 14 Mar 2018 17:02

paultheroyal wrote:Have it on good authority and with Norwich staff in abundance last night the plan genuinely was to shut up shop, be ordinary and result would be what it is, a defeat. This in turn confuses Norwich who will face a totally different style of Reading come Saturday. Stam is hurting from the defeats of last season and was always targeting the norwich game.

As good as a deliberate loss that you could find.

Love this. We've been purposefully shit all season, just to lull Norwich into a false sense of security so we can humiliate them at Carrow Road. The plan was to be rock bottom, to add to the humiliation, but the teams below us haven't played ball.

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by Lower West » 14 Mar 2018 19:57

genome wrote:Or 1 win in 17, threatened with relegation and a tough run-in, after spending £15.5m in the transfer window and finishing 3rd last season?

Is that not a disaster to you? :?


Wolves spent that on a single player. Only 20 as well. The future for Reading is the academy. Be a rocky ride while it takes shape though.

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by Snowflake Royal » 14 Mar 2018 21:12

Pepe the Horseman wrote:
paultheroyal wrote:Have it on good authority and with Norwich staff in abundance last night the plan genuinely was to shut up shop, be ordinary and result would be what it is, a defeat. This in turn confuses Norwich who will face a totally different style of Reading come Saturday. Stam is hurting from the defeats of last season and was always targeting the norwich game.

As good as a deliberate loss that you could find.

Love this. We've been purposefully shit all season, just to lull Norwich into a false sense of security so we can humiliate them at Carrow Road. The plan was to be rock bottom, to add to the humiliation, but the teams below us haven't played ball.


:lol:

We can't even implement a plan to lose well. I mean we kept a clean sheet until the usual time anyway!


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by royal_rumble » 14 Mar 2018 21:43

Lower West wrote:
genome wrote:Or 1 win in 17, threatened with relegation and a tough run-in, after spending £15.5m in the transfer window and finishing 3rd last season?

Is that not a disaster to you? :?


Wolves spent that on a single player. Only 20 as well. The future for Reading is the academy. Be a rocky ride while it takes shape though.


So only teams that spend that much can compete with them? I'm pretty sure Preston took points off Wolves - and if their net spend this season was over £1/2m I'd be surprised. Doesn't mean you can't give them a game. Which we didn't.

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by genome » 14 Mar 2018 21:57

Wolves' net spend is about the same as ours IIRC

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by stealthpapes » 15 Mar 2018 14:54

Wolverhampton is a shit hole. Hit hard by the KFC shortage and the only pub on way to ground from the tram was what seemed to be the biggest Yates' in the world.

Molyneux is a grand lady of a stadium. Seat up in the sticks, good view.

We were desperate.

However, there was a massive plus point to the game - the match DJ had some absolute tunes in his locker and not just the standard dingle nonsense.

As I walked to my seat? Breaking into Heaven off Second Coming (I think). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95jHGhIamN4

As the teams were coming out? Come with Me by Puff Daddy instrumental version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMPj8c676po

Extended remix of insomnia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArqTlX_bWx4

Bit more Led Zep at half time. Thought there was a bit of Sabbath in there at one point.

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by stealthpapes » 15 Mar 2018 15:38

... having now listened to second coming, it may well have been Begging You


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by genome » 15 Mar 2018 15:48

stealthpapes wrote:Wolverhampton is a shit hole. Hit hard by the KFC shortage and the only pub on way to ground from the tram was what seemed to be the biggest Yates' in the world.


Been in there the morning after a gig*. Got weird looks for some reason**

*Bizarrely Wolverhampton Civic Hall was their only UK tour date

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by stealthpapes » 15 Mar 2018 17:06

Saw Mogwai there back in '02. They played a thirty minute version of My Father My King and Irvine Welsh 'rapped' over the end.

Amazing.

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by leon » 15 Mar 2018 18:39

stealthpapes wrote:Saw Mogwai there back in '02. They played a thirty minute version of My Father My King and Irvine Welsh 'rapped' over the end.

Amazing.


I can see why you weren’t keen on going back

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by Snowflake Royal » 15 Mar 2018 23:29

Good lord, that was some shocking defending across the whole team.


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by St Pauli » 16 Mar 2018 05:19

stealthpapes wrote:Wolverhampton is a shit hole. Hit hard by the KFC shortage and the only pub on way to ground from the tram was what seemed to be the biggest Yates' in the world.

Molyneux is a grand lady of a stadium. Seat up in the sticks, good view.

We were desperate.

However, there was a massive plus point to the game - the match DJ had some absolute tunes in his locker and not just the standard dingle nonsense.

As I walked to my seat? Breaking into Heaven off Second Coming (I think). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95jHGhIamN4

As the teams were coming out? Come with Me by Puff Daddy instrumental version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMPj8c676po

Extended remix of insomnia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArqTlX_bWx4

Bit more Led Zep at half time. Thought there was a bit of Sabbath in there at one point.


I actually had the opposite opinion of Wolverhampton. Expected a shithole, found a couple of decent pubs. One traditional with a bit of a new hipsterish tendency, but not too full on, just coffee available as well as beer and slightly posh expensive bar snacks etc.

Second proper traditional in a nags head sense, wet pub, with a few pies and rolls on sale.

Third was a massive place rammed pre match, felt like a big walkabout, but wasn't a walkabout.

My overwhelming impression of the place was really friendly. Even the bouncer on the door of the third place whose only job it was was to stop Reading fans entering let us in, even though it was clear to him that we were Reading fans, and clear to us that it was clear to him that we were Reading fans.

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by stealthpapes » 16 Mar 2018 09:35

Do you have the names of the pubs, by any chance, please? Think there's two breweries in the city centre (Banks' and Marstons) - PAGING GREEN TO THREAD - so maybe a daytime return visit would be on.

Can't argue with the friendliness comment - had a good chat with a couple of fans on the tram back. Think they've been really rubbish relatively recently (Division 4 as recently as 1988, League 1 only a few seasons back), so the fans are very much aware of how bad it really can be.

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by Brum Royal » 16 Mar 2018 11:01

There's only Banks's in the city centre. Marstons is out at Burton. There's one or two little microbreweries starting to pop up in the city now too. Wolves centre has been improved a lot from when I was a school boy there in the 90s.

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by LUX » 16 Mar 2018 11:13

stealthpapes wrote:Do you have the names of the pubs, by any chance, please? Think there's two breweries in the city centre (Banks' and Marstons) - PAGING GREEN TO THREAD - so maybe a daytime return visit would be on.

Can't argue with the friendliness comment - had a good chat with a couple of fans on the tram back. Think they've been really rubbish relatively recently (Division 4 as recently as 1988, League 1 only a few seasons back), so the fans are very much aware of how bad it really can be.



We were in the Goal Post, right by the away end, the year Andy Hughes scored a screamer. Mixed crowd, mostly RFC, no bother.

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by St Pauli » 17 Mar 2018 00:22

stealthpapes wrote:Do you have the names of the pubs, by any chance, please? Think there's two breweries in the city centre (Banks' and Marstons) - PAGING GREEN TO THREAD - so maybe a daytime return visit would be on.

Can't argue with the friendliness comment - had a good chat with a couple of fans on the tram back. Think they've been really rubbish relatively recently (Division 4 as recently as 1988, League 1 only a few seasons back), so the fans are very much aware of how bad it really can be.


I'm quite drunk,believe the second was the Lych Gate Tavern.

Third was the Royal London.

Struggling to find the first on google. May not be on there, may be real life find only.

ETA: first may be the swan, can't be sure though, just basing that on interweb photos and the size they suggest.

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Re: BFTG Wolves

by leon » 17 Mar 2018 02:10

St Pauli wrote:
stealthpapes wrote:Do you have the names of the pubs, by any chance, please? Think there's two breweries in the city centre (Banks' and Marstons) - PAGING GREEN TO THREAD - so maybe a daytime return visit would be on.

Can't argue with the friendliness comment - had a good chat with a couple of fans on the tram back. Think they've been really rubbish relatively recently (Division 4 as recently as 1988, League 1 only a few seasons back), so the fans are very much aware of how bad it really can be.


I'm quite drunk,


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Re: BFTG Wolves

by Jackson Corner » 17 Mar 2018 03:08

This wonderful report from Graham 20 years ago. It could just be the same as the report from Wolves, The only difference the fans at least showed some anger back then.

http://www.royals.org/matdoc/170398.html

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