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by Mr Optimist
15 Feb 2020 20:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Wednesday (A)
Replies: 36
Views: 3250

Re: BFTG Wednesday (A)

Definitely played alright. Not our best display but we were easily good enough to win today in poor conditions to play football. Puscas looked a lot better with more players around him. Wednesday were also tosh so let's not get carried away. Still a great result though! My 4th visit to Hillsborough...
by Mr Optimist
05 Feb 2020 10:36
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Sheffield Wednesday (A) Saturday February 15th
Replies: 29
Views: 1481

Re: Sheffield Wednesday (A) Saturday February 15th

They're overcharging then :? Just watch the game with your eyes squinted and imagine you are watching Chris Waddle with his dodgy barnet gliding gracefully across the Hillsboro pitch just like the home fans have been doing for the last 20+years because that, and the ticket prices, are the closest t...
by Mr Optimist
05 Feb 2020 10:26
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Sheffield Wednesday (A) Saturday February 15th
Replies: 29
Views: 1481

Re: Sheffield Wednesday (A) Saturday February 15th

Premier league club so we should expect Premier League prices to get in. They're overcharging then :? Just watch the game with your eyes squinted and imagine you are watching Chris Waddle with his dodgy barnet gliding gracefully across the Hillsboro pitch just like the home fans have been doing for...
by Mr Optimist
05 Feb 2020 09:59
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Sheffield Wednesday (A) Saturday February 15th
Replies: 29
Views: 1481

Re: Sheffield Wednesday (A) Saturday February 15th

Premier league club so we should expect Premier League prices to get in.
by Mr Optimist
25 Jan 2020 19:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (h) sponsored by Jason Bowen
Replies: 205
Views: 8283

Re: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (h) sponsored by Jason Bowen

I agree completely with Bowen’s no-risk approach. He truly believes we have a chance of the playoffs. Although I won’t be too happy if he starts Burley and Osho in the replay now we are without Miazga and McIntyre - he surely has to bring in either one of Moore or Morrison for experience? I hear wh...
by Mr Optimist
23 Jan 2020 07:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2300
Views: 508154

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

I'm sorry but if we are serious about our play off push we need to be beating tinpot teams like Forest. I mean Grabban is their most threatening player ffs. Great assist/shot from Ameobi for their goal. Their keeper really got revenge on us too. He failed narrowly to give us a goal in the first hal...
by Mr Optimist
22 Jan 2020 21:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (a) sponsored by Neil Webb
Replies: 170
Views: 7603

Re: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (a) sponsored by Neil Webb

WestYorksRoyal What is the combined length of time Forest have led us for in these matches? 2 minutes?


Not bad by Division 3 Reading against the European champions.
by Mr Optimist
17 Jan 2020 09:47
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Have we sold the Mad Stad to the owners/someone else?
Replies: 79
Views: 8441

Re: Have we sold the Mad Stad to the owners/someone else?

Prior to the sale, Derby had the stadium listed as an asset worth £40m, and the "independent" valuation of £80m was done by a company which is a subsidiary of another company owned by Mel Morris. Nothing dodgy there. Well I guess if Mel is willing to pay £80m for it then that must be what...
by Mr Optimist
15 Jan 2020 14:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG blackpool
Replies: 56
Views: 4539

Re: BFTG blackpool

I think John means permanently closed. I walked along the Lytham Road and half the shops and pubs were closed, including The Gavel, where I was hoping to have a pre match Spoons visit. Closed in August apparently and sold off by Spoons two years before that. There were a lot of Indian and Chinese ta...
by Mr Optimist
15 Jan 2020 12:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr
Replies: 268
Views: 9166

Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr

On the Shane Long thing, I'm not sure he cares as much about us as we care about him. When I met him and mentioned I am a Reading fan he just said "yeah?". Of course he might have just not been interested in me.. I get that, and I think you could be right, it means one thing to a fan of a...
by Mr Optimist
15 Jan 2020 10:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2300
Views: 508154

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Who even are Reading anyway? It's the sort of place you forget has a football team. He’s not wrong, but that’s a bit rich coming from Blackpool. I let comments like that wash over me. I take pride in being the scruffy underdog club, it makes it even sweeter when you stick a spanner in the spokes of...
by Mr Optimist
15 Jan 2020 10:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG blackpool
Replies: 56
Views: 4539

Re: BFTG blackpool

My abiding thought coming out afterwards was if we were to return to the 3rd division any time soon, and the big money so called established Championship level players we had deserted like rats from a sinking ship and we had to play a load of our kids I don5 think we’d be in too much danger of sinki...
by Mr Optimist
14 Jan 2020 16:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Record Watch 2019/20
Replies: 71
Views: 7021

Re: Record Watch 2019/20

The Simon Cup was always a bag of dirt, a competition invented to fill the gap of European football at the time that no-one took seriously until it got to semi final stage, particularly for lower end Division 2 clubs like Reading, where it offered a rare chance to play at Wembley, when it still mean...
by Mr Optimist
14 Jan 2020 15:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr
Replies: 268
Views: 9166

Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr

WoodleyRoyal Tranmere v Watford OFF only 1 hour down the road


Their pitch has been a nightmare for months now so that doesn’t surprise me.
by Mr Optimist
14 Jan 2020 15:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr
Replies: 268
Views: 9166

Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr

If our game gets called off but AFC Fylde’s doesn’t, maybe I’ll see some of you there later instead!
by Mr Optimist
14 Jan 2020 15:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr
Replies: 268
Views: 9166

Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr

Is the AFC Fylde home game tonight in the Conference against Notts County subject to a pitch inspection?
by Mr Optimist
13 Jan 2020 20:44
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Blackpool (A) FA Cup Replay - Tuesday 14th January
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: Blackpool (A) FA Cup Replay - Tuesday 14th January

Pretty sure on my last trip I visited broken Britain at The Gavel 'spoons on Lytham Road. Still £2 a pint for Old Speckled Hen IIRC. The Broken Britain, The Gammon & Brexiteer would make great Wetherspoon pub names. Think I will head for the Spoons and hopefully I will get to meat some fellow R...
by Mr Optimist
13 Jan 2020 18:07
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Glenn Murray
Replies: 79
Views: 6883

Re: Rumour - Glenn Murray

paultheroyal
72 bus
Nameless
only if we do the deal by Tuesday

only if he's never takes a penalty


If he scores again on tuesday I expect he will be coming back on the bus with us.


This has got the Akpan's about it.


Or Matthieu Manfat aka The Beast
by Mr Optimist
13 Jan 2020 16:49
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Blackpool (A) FA Cup Replay - Tuesday 14th January
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: Blackpool (A) FA Cup Replay - Tuesday 14th January

Pretty sure on my last trip I visited broken Britain at The Gavel 'spoons on Lytham Road. Still £2 a pint for Old Speckled Hen IIRC. The Broken Britain, The Gammon & Brexiteer would make great Wetherspoon pub names. Think I will head for the Spoons and hopefully I will get to meat some fellow R...
by Mr Optimist
12 Jan 2020 14:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2300
Views: 508154

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Should we go down, which looks very unlikely this season, it's going to be weird being the big club everyone wants to go to and beat, but fears in L1, given how much we've grown since we were last there and the success we've had since. Ipswich and Sunderland currently experiencing it. I don’t think...
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