Fixtures

User avatar
linkenholtroyal
Member
Posts: 777
Joined: 09 Jan 2015 17:18
Location: anywhere but where you want me

Re: Fixtures

by linkenholtroyal » 21 Jun 2018 09:43

I think derby is a good start actually. I personally think Lampard has taken on one of the hardest jobs in the league. I think unless derby invest heavily they could struggle a bit this year. They have a very ageing squad and I think last year was the last hurrah for a lot of there players. I saw a stat somewhere that I0 of the 11 players who started in the play offs for them are over 32 years old. If they don’t invest in some younger players soon it could be a very slippery slope.

User avatar
Sutekh
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 6975
Joined: 12 Feb 2014 15:05
Location: Destroying things.... just like Michael Gilkes used to

Re: Fixtures

by Sutekh » 21 Jun 2018 09:45

tidus_mi2 wrote:I still remember the last time we played Birmingham on the last game of the season...


Played them on the last day twice in the last 10 years. Reading lost both games. On each occasion though the away side ended up promoted.....

User avatar
Stranded
Hob Nob Subscriber
Hob Nob Subscriber
Posts: 10938
Joined: 14 Apr 2004 12:42
Location: Propping up the bar in the Nags

Re: Fixtures

by Stranded » 21 Jun 2018 10:14

windermereROYAL wrote:Wondering why there`s a batch of games on Wednesday 18th Sept, most teams play on Tuesday usually.


New TV deal isn't it or streaming deal? Every game will be broadcast live in midweek, so splitting the games over two nights.

User avatar
tidus_mi2
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 3280
Joined: 15 Jun 2012 15:24

Re: Fixtures

by tidus_mi2 » 21 Jun 2018 10:21

Sutekh wrote:
tidus_mi2 wrote:I still remember the last time we played Birmingham on the last game of the season...


Played them on the last day twice in the last 10 years. Reading lost both games. On each occasion though the away side ended up promoted.....

Yeah, actually forgot about our away defeat considering it was a dead rubber for us.

Losing at home on the final day of the 08/09 season when a win would have seen us promoted :cry:

TheSpread
Member
Posts: 411
Joined: 14 Jun 2018 10:07

Re: Fixtures

by TheSpread » 21 Jun 2018 10:39

Really pleased with the fixtures, but I can't make the 1st game of the season as it's on Friday night. Massive boo!


TheSpread
Member
Posts: 411
Joined: 14 Jun 2018 10:07

Re: Fixtures

by TheSpread » 21 Jun 2018 11:02

Hound wrote:Millwall (a) on Boxing day. Thats a bit of a shocker. Home game on NYD though


Good for me as I'm local. Not sure how trains will be coming from Reading though!

Hound
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 6260
Joined: 27 Sep 2016 22:16
Location: Simpleton

Re: Fixtures

by Hound » 21 Jun 2018 11:35

Stranded wrote:
windermereROYAL wrote:Wondering why there`s a batch of games on Wednesday 18th Sept, most teams play on Tuesday usually.


New TV deal isn't it or streaming deal? Every game will be broadcast live in midweek, so splitting the games over two nights.


Quite possibly. Can't remember the details of the deal - is it all midweek EFL games are viewable over Sky Q/Sky Go, or just some specific midweeks (like the Amazon Prem deal)

User avatar
genome
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 19414
Joined: 08 Jul 2012 13:29
Location: Universe

Re: Fixtures

by genome » 21 Jun 2018 11:43

tidus_mi2 wrote:
Sutekh wrote:
tidus_mi2 wrote:I still remember the last time we played Birmingham on the last game of the season...


Played them on the last day twice in the last 10 years. Reading lost both games. On each occasion though the away side ended up promoted.....

Yeah, actually forgot about our away defeat considering it was a dead rubber for us.

Losing at home on the final day of the 08/09 season when a win would have seen us promoted :cry:


That was bizarre. We were shit for nearly the whole of the 2nd half of the season and yet still would've been promoted with a win on the final day.

Theroyalbox
Member
Posts: 812
Joined: 23 Sep 2012 15:29

Re: Fixtures

by Theroyalbox » 21 Jun 2018 11:58

cant believe the season starts in just over a month and were this shit still


User avatar
John Smith
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 2515
Joined: 21 Jan 2010 00:47
Location: Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance to the radio

Re: Fixtures

by John Smith » 21 Jun 2018 12:15

I'm abroad for the first game so the Sky coverage gets my thumbs up! Can't wait to be cheering our first win in a pair of 2008 home shorts, with gut spilling over, pint and flip flops and sunburnt back whilst cradling a handled mug of San Miguel. PUKKA!

Rea Ding
Member
Posts: 417
Joined: 07 Dec 2012 21:48
Location: Reading

Re: Fixtures

by Rea Ding » 21 Jun 2018 12:56

Happy with the first game being against Derby on TV, millwall away on Boxing Day is annoying as the one day a year I don't consider going football. Really see how northern this league is :roll:

User avatar
lewesroyal
Member
Posts: 164
Joined: 30 Jan 2014 14:13
Location: Sussex by the Sea

Re: Fixtures

by lewesroyal » 21 Jun 2018 13:17

genome wrote:
Green wrote:Norwich is deceptively far North TBF.


One of those places that is always further away than you think it is in the car. Like Brighton.

Brighton's ground is only 20 minutes drive from home, always seems too close especially as I work in the city

Elm Park Kid
Member
Posts: 649
Joined: 05 Feb 2013 11:45

Re: Fixtures

by Elm Park Kid » 21 Jun 2018 13:27

John Smith wrote:I'm abroad for the first game so the Sky coverage gets my thumbs up! Can't wait to be cheering our first win in a pair of 2008 home shorts, with gut spilling over, pint and flip flops and sunburnt back whilst cradling a handled mug of San Miguel. PUKKA!


You're expecting the bars in Spain to show a Championship game? ;)


User avatar
Sutekh
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 6975
Joined: 12 Feb 2014 15:05
Location: Destroying things.... just like Michael Gilkes used to

Re: Fixtures

by Sutekh » 21 Jun 2018 14:36

Something wrong with the fixtures for Reading. Two local away derbies between xmas and new year then a home game on NYD itself. Have the FL dropped a clanger?

Also Easter's a bit late. 19th April (Good Friday) Bristol City away and WBA at home on 22 April (Easter Monday) - how long before Reading switch that to Tuesday night though

Jackson Corner
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 4052
Joined: 23 Nov 2005 01:55

Re: Fixtures

by Jackson Corner » 21 Jun 2018 15:31

linkenholtroyal wrote:I think derby is a good start actually. I personally think Lampard has taken on one of the hardest jobs in the league. I think unless derby invest heavily they could struggle a bit this year. They have a very ageing squad and I think last year was the last hurrah for a lot of there players. I saw a stat somewhere that I0 of the 11 players who started in the play offs for them are over 32 years old. If they don’t invest in some younger players soon it could be a very slippery slope.


As opposed to us with our young exciting players O Shea, McShane, Mcleary, Kermigan and Gunter

User avatar
linkenholtroyal
Member
Posts: 777
Joined: 09 Jan 2015 17:18
Location: anywhere but where you want me

Re: Fixtures

by linkenholtroyal » 21 Jun 2018 16:35

Jackson Corner wrote:
linkenholtroyal wrote:I think derby is a good start actually. I personally think Lampard has taken on one of the hardest jobs in the league. I think unless derby invest heavily they could struggle a bit this year. They have a very ageing squad and I think last year was the last hurrah for a lot of there players. I saw a stat somewhere that I0 of the 11 players who started in the play offs for them are over 32 years old. If they don’t invest in some younger players soon it could be a very slippery slope.


As opposed to us with our young exciting players O Shea, McShane, Mcleary, Kermigan and Gunter




1- you could not find 10 players over 32 in our squad.
2- only 3 of those players are over 32. Mcshane (32), o'shea (36) Kermorgant (36).
3- also you knob Jockey Gunter is only 28.

so what is your point exactly......

User avatar
CountryRoyal
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 5826
Joined: 12 Aug 2011 13:44

Re: Fixtures

by CountryRoyal » 21 Jun 2018 18:25

What a great advert for Championship football it will be, can't wait for everyone to moan about how tinpot we are because our ground is empty.

User avatar
Avon Royal
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 6020
Joined: 28 Jan 2006 11:54
Location: Diggs. Sideline. Touchdown. Unbelievable.

Re: Fixtures

by Avon Royal » 21 Jun 2018 18:44

Bristol City on Good Friday will be fun!

Top Flight
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 3913
Joined: 02 Jun 2006 22:46

Re: Fixtures

by Top Flight » 21 Jun 2018 22:00

I'm feeling optimistic ahead of this season. I've already booked my train tickets for our first away trip to Nottingham Forest.

User avatar
CountryRoyal
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 5826
Joined: 12 Aug 2011 13:44

Re: Fixtures

by CountryRoyal » 22 Jun 2018 18:31

Top Flight wrote:I'm feeling optimistic ahead of this season. I've already booked my train tickets for our first away trip to Nottingham Forest.


Image

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BarrowBoyBouch, BR0B0T, Freddy, Google [Bot], tidus_mi2 and 64 guests

It is currently 16 Aug 2018 22:34