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by East Grinstead Royal
21 Feb 2020 13:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park Years
Replies: 216
Views: 24079

Re: Elm Park Years

Anyone remember Swindon away in the FA Cup in 1974? Terrible day, we lost 4-0. Lots of Reading fans near the hallway line at the start, anyone who started a song or chant was pointed out by plain clothes police at the front and got taken away by uniform. Eventually we ended up behind the goal where ...
by East Grinstead Royal
19 Feb 2020 13:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park Years
Replies: 216
Views: 24079

Re: Elm Park Years

It was Northampton. White coats, maroon "The Cobblers" splattered all over them. Without bothering to look it up, I believe Geoff Barker scored the only (winning) goal for us. Twas the season we went up, along with Lincoln and Northampton. The Lincoln game later that season drew over 15,0...
by East Grinstead Royal
13 Feb 2020 13:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 164
Views: 8248

Re: BFTG - Baggies

2021 being the club's 150th anniversary would be a good time to bring back caps as part of the kit.

Shirt numbers you can actually see from a distance of more that 40 yards might be an idea...
by East Grinstead Royal
11 Feb 2020 12:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park Years
Replies: 216
Views: 24079

Re: Elm Park Years

can recall Northampton (1976) walking through the Tilehurst End with their doctor white coats on, heading towards the Southbank My recollection is that it was Bournemouth (although could have been both, I suppose). It happened a few days after a TV programme on Millwall supporters. Whoever it was, ...
by East Grinstead Royal
29 Jan 2020 13:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Bristol citeh.
Replies: 116
Views: 6568

Re: BFTG Bristol citeh.

We really missed Adam last night. Since December, he has been outstanding. It was cold last night (and I had to scrape ice off the windscreen before heading home), but nowhere near as cold as it was at a midweek Newport Co v Reading game that I went to at Somerton Park in the early 80s. This was in ...
by East Grinstead Royal
06 Nov 2019 09:07
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Brentford A Saturday November 23rd
Replies: 22
Views: 2928

Re: Brentford A Saturday November 23rd

Probably the only remaining ground where I have sat or stood on all four sides. My first visit there saw Gordon Cumming get sent off and Bruce Stuckey equalised direct from a corner. Easy journey on the train from Three Bridges, so I will be there.
by East Grinstead Royal
04 Nov 2019 16:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 5003
Views: 509619

Re: Rival Watch

Err, I think most people were underwhelmed but were happy to give him a chance before slagging him off. It was only the usual vocal minority or the Twitter mong collective who crawled out if the woodwork, calling him a snake and coming up with conspiracy theories about how he got the job who were c...
by East Grinstead Royal
23 Sep 2019 13:09
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: 21 not out
Replies: 14
Views: 2144

Re: 21 not out

My son was one of the seven-year-olds that was given a shirt by Steve Sidwell that evening. He will be 21 later this week, is now a qualified football coach, working in schools in Sussex and running an under 9s team. It's fair to say he's a bit more talkative than he was when SS gave him the shirt, ...
by East Grinstead Royal
22 Aug 2019 10:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2308
Views: 513636

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

While I do have a lot of time for WBA (nearest ground to my house, PhD students have been fans, Cyrille Regis etc), I can't help but laugh at this slice of history; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqOp0oxkRks Final game of 1990-91 season, branded a toga party a few months earlier by fans who were c...
by East Grinstead Royal
19 Aug 2019 14:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Song For Puşcaş
Replies: 55
Views: 2725

Re: Song For Puşcaş

Sounds like "My Old Man's a Dustman" aka "Mark McGhee is magic."
by East Grinstead Royal
13 Aug 2019 11:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Wycombe Wanderers (a) sponsored by Lawrie Sanchez
Replies: 163
Views: 12272

Re: MATCHWATCH : Wycombe Wanderers (a) sponsored by Lawrie Sanchez

I was there as well. Very cold. Don't recall very much, but I do remember the hospital. I was on one of the coaches - was that the game where one broke down and had to wait on the hard shoulder for a replacement?
by East Grinstead Royal
05 Aug 2019 17:06
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Blue-collar streetfood
Replies: 86
Views: 10350

Re: Blue-collar streetfood

Got into a queue at the burger van (as well as beef burgers, they were offering ostrich, kangaroo and (IIRC) a Bangkok Bad Boy (which, disappointingly, was a spicy bean burger!). This was roughly halfway between gates 5 and 6. Took 5 minutes to reach the front of the queue and pay, then another 35 ...
by East Grinstead Royal
05 Aug 2019 12:18
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Blue-collar streetfood
Replies: 86
Views: 10350

Re: Blue-collar streetfood

Got into a queue at the burger van (as well as beef burgers, they were offering ostrich, kangaroo and (IIRC) a Bangkok Bad Boy (which, disappointingly, was a spicy bean burger!). This was roughly halfway between gates 5 and 6. Took 5 minutes to reach the front of the queue and pay, then another 35 m...
by East Grinstead Royal
07 May 2019 17:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: RFC to become the 4th...
Replies: 20
Views: 2882

Re: RFC to become the 4th...

Will they do the matching caps as well as the knickerbocker shorts? 50% wool as well no doubt. I'd love that first kit to be used again - we could sing, "We've got more hoops than you" when we play QPR. Thanks for the replies. For the 150, I want not just the kit, but the team photo to be...
by East Grinstead Royal
07 May 2019 15:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: RFC to become the 4th...
Replies: 20
Views: 2882

Re: RFC to become the 4th...

I wonder if we will use a "historical kit" as a number of other clubs have done when reaching milestones? We have a new kit every season, so might as well. I guess it will be the first one, but with a Carabao log on the front http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Reading/Reading.htm Alternative...
by East Grinstead Royal
07 May 2019 10:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: RFC to become the 4th...
Replies: 20
Views: 2882

RFC to become the 4th...

...oldest club in the League (PL + EFL), following the relegation of Notts County last weekend. Stoke City will become the oldest next season, followed by Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday. Chesterfield's relegation from the EFL a year ago had moved Reading up to 5th (although Chesterfield's...
by East Grinstead Royal
29 Apr 2019 17:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 5003
Views: 509619

Re: Rival Watch

Leeds and Derby are serial bottlers. Villa's recent Wembley experiences weren't happy ones.WBA should do it. Although a Villa v Leeds final would be entertaining, if only to hear the Villa fans' reaction to Bamford.
by East Grinstead Royal
28 Apr 2019 09:17
Forum: General Football
Topic: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread
Replies: 4951
Views: 232784

Re: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread

A fine... An interesting penalty for a club so skint that it can't pay its players!
by East Grinstead Royal
27 Apr 2019 13:39
Forum: General Football
Topic: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread
Replies: 4951
Views: 232784

Re: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread

Professional football clubs exist for one reason - to play football in front of the public. If a club is unable to play its players, it ceases to be able to fulfil that function and should be closed down. No doubt a Phoenix club would be created and reach the EFL within a decade, but a club that emp...
by East Grinstead Royal
24 Apr 2019 15:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Medium/long term prospects
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Medium/long term prospects

Just going off at a slight tangent, I was interested to hear Nigel Howe say (after Monday's game) that the owners want to invest more money, but are prevented from doing so by FFP. We've known for years that FFP is there to ensure that the bigger clubs aren't threatened by massive investments into s...
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