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by Dick Habbin's hairdo
30 Jun 2020 20:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 798
Views: 159648

Re: Ex Players

And the man you love to hate to love, Nick Blackman, bagging another league title in Occupied Palestine.

https://twitter.com/EnglishAbroad1/status/1277307197182091265
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
30 Jun 2020 18:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Brentford (h) sponsored by end of season apathy
Replies: 254
Views: 6782

Re: MATCHWATCH : Brentford (h) sponsored by end of season apathy

Absolute mirror image of the goal conceded against Stoke..... Zonal might work if you mark all the zones.... no challenges, two soft headers. Sunday League shite.
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
15 Jun 2020 22:59
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Ticket Refund?
Replies: 118
Views: 12601

Re: Season Ticket Refund?

Great options from RFC and I would hope most STHs will take the iFollow option or donate to the foundation. A refund just seems churlish - except, of course, for those who are feeling real hardship as a result of the coronas. The club still hasn't answered my question, though, as an overseas fan and...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
21 May 2020 22:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: 10 most iconic non-football Madstad moments
Replies: 35
Views: 4002

Re: 10 most iconic non-football Madstad moments

Beard days were brilliant. I often wonder if any other clubs have anything quite so surreal. Fun goings on at theR&T, crazy v bus journey to the ground Entrance always nicely timed to be after kick,off and cause maximum ‘what the hell’ reaction Beard Band Foootball it’s self almost irrelevant, ...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
15 May 2020 13:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Any player you recall who virtually beat us on their own.
Replies: 43
Views: 4591

Re: Any player you recall who virtually beat us on their own.

Gianfranco Zola in pre-season friendly at EP .... absolute joy to watch.
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
06 May 2020 11:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Most underrated/"does a job" player for Reading?
Replies: 53
Views: 3594

Re: Most underrated/"does a job" player for Reading?

SWLR Richie Bowman


Yup - a real James Milner type. *cough* Tidy, nothing fancy, kept the team ticking - week in, week out.
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
27 Apr 2020 18:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst ever Reading FC X1
Replies: 98
Views: 13691

Re: Worst ever Reading FC X1

Steve Blatherwick has to be the worst defender I've ever seen in a Reading shirt Ooo, that's a good call. Thinking about it, Colgan would be my GK. He was utterly inept - like so bad my ninety year od mother with her Weinstein-esque walker would be more mobile and kick further - on that fateful 'Ta...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
25 Apr 2020 21:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst ever Reading FC X1
Replies: 98
Views: 13691

Re: Worst ever Reading FC X1

Bit harsh on Shepherd.... he was majestic at Lecicester away in the reunion with the FSB. For that I will ever be thankful. Malcolm Swain... absolute pony. Brayson obvs has to be on the list. The young chap who FSB brought on at Bradford away and subbed him off after 15 minutes. Giacommetti or summa...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
12 Apr 2020 19:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ray Hiron
Replies: 16
Views: 6554

Re: Ray Hiron

LUX Wow, great photos. I can see Bruce Stuckey and Gary Peters I reckon.

RIP Ray, a hero of mine.


Ha, just said to myself: "There's Bruce Stuckey and Tommy Youlden...." but I think you're right, Lux, it may be Gary Peters.
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
11 Apr 2020 17:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ray Hiron
Replies: 16
Views: 6554

Re: Ray Hiron

Another sad day. I remember seeing Ray Hiron in many of the RFC home games. He was often the 'out' ball for mad Robin.

Surpised he 'only' played 114 games in the Hoops and notched 14 goals. My senility suggests that he scored more than that.

RIP Ray.
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
09 Apr 2020 17:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: What got you into supporting RFC?! And when you did who was your nearest team?
Replies: 58
Views: 14508

Re: What got you into supporting RFC?! And when you did who was your nearest team?

For me no prior connection to the club whatsoever, only locality and the principle of "support your local team" which I have done since my first game aged 6, Fred May's testimonial on 2 October 1974, which I still remember vividly - the smells (bovril, cigars, liniment), the floodlights, ...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
08 Apr 2020 00:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: What got you into supporting RFC?! And when you did who was your nearest team?
Replies: 58
Views: 14508

Re: What got you into supporting RFC?! And when you did who was your nearest team?

You're a season before me, Ark.... 14th February, 1968 was my first game at EP. A 0-0 against Northampton but it was Valentine's day and my unrequited love was sealed. I was born in Gosport and my grandparents and mother were STHs at Fratton Park (my grandpa was an honourary life president) and so t...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
01 Apr 2020 15:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: John Haselden
Replies: 3
Views: 3503

Re: John Haselden

Yup, saw this yesterday. Very sad.

Don't forget he was actually stand in manager for a number of games, too.
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
09 Mar 2020 11:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Brum
Replies: 80
Views: 13516

Re: BFTG Brum

I'd like to see Ejaria look up more, as Swift is doing. His dribbles are so intricate that I think they tax his short-term memory to the point he ends up in a blind maze, so in the end it's pot luck whether he comes out with the ball or disappears up his own arse. I love watching him, though--prope...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
08 Mar 2020 07:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Brum
Replies: 80
Views: 13516

Re: BFTG Brum

First half. Absolutely shocking. All of them, except Olise. Second half. Did what we had to do and looked quite bright on the counter, although we should have kept the ball better in the last 15 minutes rather than panic and hoof. Plus points: Swift second half, Olise, Rino and Richards, but really ...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
29 Feb 2020 23:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Barnsley
Replies: 85
Views: 17198

Re: BFTG Barnsley

Definitely better than Wednesday and spot on to close them out for a win and no goals conceded.

Full credit to Puscas for a well taken goal .... *and* he managed to get off the ground for a couple of headers .... *and* his first touch wasn't nearly as bad as Meite's for a change.
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
28 Feb 2020 19:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT well I don’t know what to call it without resorting to a lot of naughty words
Replies: 151
Views: 19761

Re: BFT well I don’t know what to call it without resorting to a lot of naughty words

I've had nearly 48 hours to calm down after the complete fustercluck of a 'performance' ... which was inevitable given the complete nonsense of the team selection. It's easy to write it off as a bad day at the office. A *bad* day at the office? That was bordering on administration. Right from the of...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
13 Feb 2020 05:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 164
Views: 14411

Re: BFTG - Baggies

Oh the joy of watching a team defending from the front and hunting in packs. Shame it wasn't us Pele the standout again. That man can mount me any time he wants. Also thought Yaidom did ok coming back in, and Meite put in a good shift. Swift and Ejaria can sit on the bench for a bit. And take Pusca...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
10 Feb 2020 17:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park Years
Replies: 216
Views: 29247

Re: Elm Park Years

RoyalBlue One season there was loads of Pompey fans in the block of seats nearest the Town End. As the teams came on, they all ran across the pitch to attack Reading fans in the South Bank.


Errr, wasn't that Brizzol City... again?
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
09 Feb 2020 19:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park Years
Replies: 216
Views: 29247

Re: Elm Park Years

Yup, like Ark, Forester, Spizz and, no doubt, a few others, I started watching (often with SWLR) in the Town End in '68. Fulham midweek in the league cup was a bit 'special' :shock: and obvs your Pompeys, Pox, Aldersh*t (who are still the one and only 'derby') and Brizzol Cities (which was probably ...
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