On this day

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Re: On this day

by Barney » 22 Dec 2018 20:37

More importantly, on this day, 28 years ago, the great Robin Friday passed away.

No question. Greatest player EVER to wear the hoops. RIP Robin.

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Re: On this day

by URZZZZZZZZ » 28 Dec 2018 16:16

Let’s head back to today in 2010, where a whole host of past, present and future Royals were part of the action at Hull...

http://www.royals.org/matdoc/281210.html

Simon Church's late leveller earned Reading a point against Hull and nudged the Royals into the play-off spots. Robert Koren hit the post for Hull before James Harper put the Tigers ahead against his old club with a stunning long-range strike. Hull keeper Vito Mannone then saved a Shane Long penalty after Long had been fouled by Paul McShane. But the keeper turned villain when he palmed Ian Harte's free-kick straight to Church, who scored from close range. The hosts started brightly and Royals keeper Adam Federici was called into action twice in the early stages, first to tip Kamil Zayatte's flick around the post and then to make a smart save from Koren's strike from the edge of the area. Koren beat Federici with his next strike from the edge of the box but this time he was denied by a post.

Reading felt they should have been awarded a penalty when Noel Hunt went down under a challenge from Zayatte, but referee David Foster turned away the appeals. Harper then put Hull in front in the 39th minute with a wonderful goal, the former Royals midfielder collecting the ball and unleashing a shot from 25 yards that sailed past Federici. Hull almost grabbed a second before half-time but Stewart's deflected strike came back off a post. At the start of the second half, confusion reigned when Andy Griffin tackled Jay Simpson on the edge of the Reading area and one of the referee's assistants flagged for a penalty, despite Foster being unmoved. After almost a five-minute delay, play resumed with a drop ball. Reading were eventually awarded a penalty in the 64th minute when McShane made a rash challenge on Long - but the Irishman saw his effort brilliantly saved by Mannone. However the keeper, on loan from Arsenal, was at fault when Church scored a deserved equaliser in the 82nd minute. Mannone could only palm Harte's inswinging free-kick into the path of Church, who netted from a yard out as both sides extended their unbeaten streak to eight matches.
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Re: On this day

by tmesis » 28 Dec 2018 22:38

28th Dec 1993. Reading play a top-of-the-table clash at home to Stockport County. With Elm Park limited to 12500, and the home turnstiles locked, the previously sparsely populated away end suddenly gains another 1000 or so "away" supporters, who very sportingly applaud both of Reading's goals in a 2-0 home victory.

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Re: On this day

by AthleticoSpizz » 28 Dec 2018 22:52

.....and just look at where Stockport are now

.....and ‘we’ worry about us right now

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Re: On this day

by Muskrat » 28 Dec 2018 22:53

tmesis wrote:28th Dec 1993. Reading play a top-of-the-table clash at home to Stockport County. With Elm Park limited to 12500, and the home turnstiles locked, the previously sparsely populated away end suddenly gains another 1000 or so "away" supporters, who very sportingly applaud both of Reading's goals in a 2-0 home victory.


I was there. County supporting mate and his brother also came along. Wore my new coat.


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Re: On this day

by Jackson Corner » 29 Dec 2018 00:17

tmesis wrote:28th Dec 1993. Reading play a top-of-the-table clash at home to Stockport County. With Elm Park limited to 12500, and the home turnstiles locked, the previously sparsely populated away end suddenly gains another 1000 or so "away" supporters, who very sportingly applaud both of Reading's goals in a 2-0 home victory.


That’s because there were loads of us in the town end including a very drunk me. We got there just before kick off all gates were locked except the away end. We were asked Stockpot or Reading? Er Stockpot and they let us in. :D

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Re: On this day

by stealthpapes » 14 Jan 2019 12:53

Watford, Jan 2012

Watched in the Friendship in Fallowfield. General consensus was that Le Fondre's excellent winner 'stole' that game.

Yeah, we stole a lot of games that season.

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Re: On this day

by Jerry St Clair » 17 Jan 2019 10:58

Loads of games on 17th of January over the years. The highlight has to be a 2-0 win at the Co*nty Ground, though. Swindle, remarkably, managing to be worse that one of the worst Reading teams in a generation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tMIAd2ZLfc (goals at 1:10 and 2:15)

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Re: On this day

by stealthpapes » 17 Jan 2019 11:08

May have actually gone to that game - we were sat right at the corner of the RFC fans, about the same angle as the camera to the left of the goal. Definitely remember that first goal.


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Re: On this day

by Old Man Andrews » 17 Jan 2019 11:10

Think I can see me but can't be sure, remember I was made to leave this game early because my non-football father was convinced that there would be "huge riots" after the game.

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Re: On this day

by John Smith » 17 Jan 2019 11:27

Jerry St Clair wrote:Loads of games on 17th of January over the years. The highlight has to be a 2-0 win at the Co*nty Ground, though. Swindle, remarkably, managing to be worse that one of the worst Reading teams in a generation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tMIAd2ZLfc (goals at 1:10 and 2:15)

Is there a finer sight in football than Nicky Hammond in trousers?

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Re: On this day

by Ark Royal » 17 Jan 2019 18:01

John Smith wrote:
Jerry St Clair wrote:Loads of games on 17th of January over the years. The highlight has to be a 2-0 win at the Co*nty Ground, though. Swindle, remarkably, managing to be worse that one of the worst Reading teams in a generation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tMIAd2ZLfc (goals at 1:10 and 2:15)

Is there a finer sight in football than Nicky Hammond in trousers?


That was an epic day out. Packed away end and the highlight of an otherwise dreadful season.

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