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by Mr Optimist
22 Oct 2020 08:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2452
Views: 559621

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Yeah, but he's an idiot. I'd rather win the Play Offs than the League anyway... though maybe not this year. :roll: But that would be so typically Reading FC, play-off final past failures not completely laid to rest because the winning final is played behind closed doors! Definitely getting way ahea...
by Mr Optimist
13 Oct 2020 08:34
Forum: General Football
Topic: Football - The Covid Years
Replies: 80
Views: 979

Re: Football - The Covid Years

It is an awful deal. The bailout looks good on paper, but with the ability of the top 6 clubs to change the way the money is distributed on a whim, they’ll have changed the terms within 2 seasons. It is nothing more than a power grab by the richest clubs in the country. Far from saving the pyramid,...
by Mr Optimist
05 Oct 2020 13:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: If you didn't support Reading, who would you have supported and why?
Replies: 97
Views: 3082

Re: If you didn't support Reading, who would you have supported and why?

Due to family connections, I’d probably go with Birmingham City, as relatives, past and present support them, and to honour a football mad Auntie who I still have a picture of in the Wembley crowd from the 1956 FA Cup final. Remembered as the Bert Trautmann final. My Aunt was a proper football fan, ...
by Mr Optimist
04 Oct 2020 09:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2452
Views: 559621

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Loved the comment blaming our pitch I know, four games in to the season and no rugby. it also gives the impression that we were playing Barcelona and we play football like a Reading Sunday league Division Five West side who’ve been on a Stag do the night before (the latter I have first hand experie...
by Mr Optimist
01 Oct 2020 19:45
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme
Replies: 305
Views: 31628

Re: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme

He does have strong hair. Do you think he got confused by Bournemouth’s badge and was actually looking for some Wella hair products?
by Mr Optimist
30 Sep 2020 18:29
Forum: General Football
Topic: Football - The Covid Years
Replies: 80
Views: 979

Re: Football - The Covid Years

Levels below the Championship to go semi-professional And regional divisions with salary caps. Could be a good opportunity for a financial reset.
by Mr Optimist
30 Sep 2020 12:16
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme
Replies: 305
Views: 31628

Re: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme

Especially if we are talking about Sheffield Primark United who are making the offer.
by Mr Optimist
24 Sep 2020 19:29
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme
Replies: 305
Views: 31628

Re: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme

Just waiting for us to be gazumped by a Premier League club....
by Mr Optimist
13 Jul 2020 18:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 6634
Views: 682864

Re: Rival Watch

Old Man Andrews We're all Wycombe aren't we?


Absafuckinlutely
by Mr Optimist
12 Jul 2020 14:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by Chris Rea
Replies: 253
Views: 6891

Re: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by Chris Rea

Yep with the majority - normally I’d say mix it around, give some minutes to the fringe players, try out some new ideas etc But not against Colin and no doubts he’ll be at his absolute worst Still reckon we’ll probably lose: the home form is a real worry Absolutely, and I am sure Colin wouldn’t wan...
by Mr Optimist
09 May 2020 10:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading Player
Replies: 174
Views: 30803

Re: Worst Reading Player

I noticed a couple of mentions for JVDB......How the hell do people get to that conclusion. He was one of the main reasons we finished third. I liked him a lot......Always committed and worked hard. Gave us a bit of bite at the back and although I preferred him as a DMF he wasn't as bad at CB as pe...
by Mr Optimist
10 Apr 2020 08:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 597
Views: 172497

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Several are mentioned here already but there were quite a few videos of full home games in 86-88 or thereabouts. Don't own any myself. Of away games, the only one I remember was Sheffield United away from October 1986. It was about 60 minutes. Was that the 3-0 down, and we drew 3-3 game at Bramall ...
by Mr Optimist
26 Feb 2020 23:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Predict the final 2019/20 Championship table
Replies: 15
Views: 2587

Re: Predict the final 2019/20 Championship table

Personally I’d be happy with a lovely mid table no alarms and no surprises end to the season Mr Optimist? Mr Disgrace more like. Nice one! What was a disgrace was fans booing when Olise made an error letting the ball bounce and getting on a promising young kids back, and our loyal backbone of suppo...
by Mr Optimist
22 Feb 2020 15:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (a) sponsored by Simon Church
Replies: 255
Views: 23051

Re: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (a) sponsored by Simon Church

NewCorkSeth
leon Come on Reading. The whole of the league is willing us on to beat the most hated club in English football.

Salford?


MK Dongs?
by Mr Optimist
20 Feb 2020 13:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Predict the final 2019/20 Championship table
Replies: 15
Views: 2587

Re: Predict the final 2019/20 Championship table

Personally I’d be happy with a lovely mid table no alarms and no surprises end to the season after the last few years. Maybe if we could just knacker up Brentford’s attempts at promotion too, I’d be perfectly okay with that.
by Mr Optimist
15 Feb 2020 20:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Wednesday (A)
Replies: 38
Views: 7747

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: 5155

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: 5155

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: 5155

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: 16874

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...
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