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by Dick Habbin's hairdo
01 Jan 2021 13:13
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Gossip - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 13
Views: 4240

Re: Gossip - Nelson Oliveira

Team player or not, I'd take him just for what he did away at Ipswich. :D

He's a bull in the Diego Costa mould. Pauno would call him a 'warrior.'
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
19 Dec 2020 18:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 3159
Views: 630420

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

The need to change the offside and handball laws before I will ever be in favour of VAR. What pisses me off about VAR - apart from the complete incompetence and time it takes - is that in the 'olden days' one was offside if one's feet were in advance of the last but one defender ... when did all th...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
16 Dec 2020 22:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: The best game you've ever seen?
Replies: 49
Views: 1807

Re: The best game you've ever seen?

Blackpool 0 Reading 4 in 1994. Absolutely played them off the park. Got clapped off by the home fans. Tranmere 1 Reading 3 PO Semi Final 1995. Total football. Blackburn 3 Reading 3 2007. Last game of the season, party atmosphere and an end to end game. Don't need to read the thread any further. 2 o...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
06 Dec 2020 18:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the actual game
Replies: 140
Views: 7792

Re: Back from the actual game

Was there any "bantz" with the empty away stand? Would've liked a "your support is oxf*rd shit" or a "you're so loud you sound like Aldershot", that sort of thing. Hahaha! That's exactly what I was thinking, too. A rousing rendition of "You're so loud you sound li...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
02 Dec 2020 21:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (a) sponsored by Jack Witham
Replies: 410
Views: 7969

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (a) sponsored by Jack Witham

Two stonewall pens - ref got it right with Laurent's claim.

We didn't move them enough, not enough width and too ponderous to pull defenders out of position.

If we can't do the basics.....
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
30 Nov 2020 17:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: How good is Yakou Meite?
Replies: 57
Views: 2140

Re: How good is Yakou Meite?

Better than the sum of his parts. Bit like Michail Antonio in that respect - they don't really look like they're good at football but they're incredibly effective. He's got tonnes of enthusiasm too, definitely not a surly wideboy like some modern professionals. Yup, this. Actually, I'll come clean....
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
12 Nov 2020 21:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: How many Managers have you been through ?
Replies: 67
Views: 3734

Re: How many Managers have you been through ?

Ha! Now I remember..... senile old git that I am. Yes, thanks for putting me straight. I had completely forgotten about the smaller 'directors car park' before the larger footy in the community 'court', especially as my and SWLR's spot was underneath the smaller advertising sign in the Town End (bef...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
11 Nov 2020 20:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pauno at STAR Fans Forum 11 November
Replies: 22
Views: 2860

Re: Pauno at STAR Fans Forum 11 November

Disappointed there's not some fake news about this posted already .... or even some doctored video clips of Pauno.

So come on, what's the craic?
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
11 Nov 2020 20:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: How many Managers have you been through ?
Replies: 67
Views: 3734

Re: How many Managers have you been through ?

not quite true, though. It was behind the Town End. I am 100% sure of this.[/quote] Luxy, the mists of time must be fogging your memory. If the concrete car park - and it latterly had a rather fetching tarmacadam coating - was behind the Town End it would have engulfed the back bogs, gardens and ha...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
07 Nov 2020 20:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from whatever that was.
Replies: 85
Views: 4883

Re: Back from whatever that was.

Can't believe some people have even given Esteves 5 I have never seen a professional player look like a school boy scared to get involved, can he sprint ? Only thing I've seen him do well is a few pops at goal. He isn't ready for championship football, our midfield are being pulled out of position ...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
07 Nov 2020 15:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from whatever that was.
Replies: 85
Views: 4883

Re: Back from whatever that was.

Laurent only one who deserves his wages this week based on that. I'd probably give Semedo 50% for this first half. Never really do player ratings but if I must: Rafael. 3 - woeful, slow distribution Esteves 4 - salvaged a point for a decent effort. Yiadom 4 - tough game first time back Morrison 4 - ...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
06 Nov 2020 16:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: How many Managers have you been through ?
Replies: 67
Views: 3734

Re: How many Managers have you been through ?

23 full time, permanent managers, I think, starting with Roy Bentley (just!) - or 22 if you count Jimmy and Geordie as one.
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
04 Nov 2020 17:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread
Replies: 2816
Views: 622430

Re: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread

So i'm in Canada and paid my annual subcription to ifollow $200.00 approx, and now all of a sudden we become the new Leeds and Sky gets all the games and i'm out of pocket as we cannot get these games on ifollow? Surly this isn't right or fair. Not happy at the moment. Exactly what I said to the ch...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
30 Oct 2020 22:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Coventry City (a) sponsored by Jimmy Hill
Replies: 410
Views: 8750

Re: MATCHWATCH : Coventry City (a) sponsored by Jimmy Hill

We looked 'comfortable' until Cov scored their third and then we got a bit desperate - with five mins to go - and started to show some bite and urgency. Just lacking the *intensity* today..... no-one comes out of that with any credit (apart from a sublime Joao finish.) Good kick up the backside need...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
17 Oct 2020 15:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (a) sponsored by Paul Holsgrove
Replies: 170
Views: 7522

Re: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (a) sponsored by Paul Holsgrove

Holmes certainly and Morrison the pick in the first half.
Getting into it and we'll have one or two decent chances in the second and can see us winning this.
Agreed with more closeups of Colin esp when Boro give free kicks away.....
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
15 Oct 2020 17:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Your first game watching Reading FC
Replies: 83
Views: 3834

Re: Your first game watching Reading FC

Didn't we have this thread towards the start of 'Ronas? *searches* Yup. What I posted back in April.... 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...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
06 Oct 2020 19:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sone Aluko
Replies: 83
Views: 5955

Re: Sone Aluko

I'll be fair, when he returned to Twitter and started posting he came across as quite intelligent, not at all like I had imagined, probably from the negativity around his time at the club. I admit that I was very pleasantly surprised when I looked at his Twatter on Saturday evening - smart, insight...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
29 Sep 2020 12:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: If you didn't support Reading, who would you have supported and why?
Replies: 97
Views: 4051

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

The Cap Same as Dick Habbin's hairdo - Pompey. No shame there bud 8)


Ha - an early morning train just before 0700 from Pompey Harbour.... ? :D
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
27 Sep 2020 17:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Osho
Replies: 52
Views: 4399

Re: Osho

Criminal he has got a club. Can't remember the game last season when Tom Mac and him were the two centre halves and played like seasoned pros.... I thought: "There's the future of RFC....." Sounds like he's been very poorly advised by his agent based on pre-Covid greed. Just needs to get a...
by Dick Habbin's hairdo
27 Sep 2020 17:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: If you didn't support Reading, who would you have supported and why?
Replies: 97
Views: 4051

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

I'm ashamed to admit it but probably Pompey as I was born in Gosport dockyard and saw my first ever games at Fratton Park where my grandfather was a life president and my Ma and grandma were STHs. Failing that, Charlton coz my old man was born a couple of stones throws from the Valley and lived the ...
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