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by East Grinstead Royal
13 Aug 2019 11:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Wycombe Wanderers (a) sponsored by Lawrie Sanchez
Replies: 163
Views: 8286

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: 31
Views: 2820

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: 31
Views: 2820

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: 2153

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: 2153

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: 2153

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: 3240
Views: 382958

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: 4725
Views: 217527

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: 4725
Views: 217527

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: 820

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...
by East Grinstead Royal
11 Apr 2019 08:55
Forum: BBC Radio Berkshire
Topic: Tim Dellor
Replies: 107
Views: 20228

Re: Tim Dellor

Dellor's commentary on Rino's goal last night is getting some attention from Zoe Ball and her sports reporter on Radio 2 this morning. Basically, Dellor did exactly what I did, which my wife wasn't slow to point out.
by East Grinstead Royal
05 Mar 2019 17:37
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt
Replies: 162
Views: 14032

Re: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt

The pink and white Brighton shirts are (I believe) cut differently to suit the female figure. Reading used to sell ladies' shirts, but always in the blue and white hoops (possibly still do).
by East Grinstead Royal
04 Mar 2019 17:25
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Madejski Stadium survey
Replies: 9
Views: 1734

Re: Madejski Stadium survey

Tried to complete it, but apparently the survey is now closed.
by East Grinstead Royal
01 Mar 2019 09:35
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt
Replies: 162
Views: 14032

Re: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt

Exactly the same happened to me. Total farce.
by East Grinstead Royal
26 Feb 2019 12:37
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Halftime entertainment
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: Halftime entertainment

That "knock the Carabao cans over" thing would work better if it happened where a few more people could see it. Sticking in off the pitch alienates at least half the stadium . I think the raffle thing is covered, tbh. At least they make it clear what the winning ticket number is. I'm not s...
by East Grinstead Royal
14 Jan 2019 13:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Forest Home
Replies: 106
Views: 15017

Re: BFTG Forest Home

I was somewhat bemused to see the BBC report describing it as a "turgid" match. We've had two years of turgidity, pal, this was a huge improvement!
Nice to hear Jackie Wilson being played after the game, rather than Steve Wonder!
by East Grinstead Royal
11 Jan 2019 10:41
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Stadium screens
Replies: 35
Views: 5894

Re: Stadium screens

Does anyone else find them hard to read these days? Yes my eyesight may have got worse over the years, but so have the screens. When I go to away ground, most of the screens are much easier to read. I don't think the screen has got worse, I suspect it's more a case of they have changed fonts. I not...
by East Grinstead Royal
02 Jan 2019 16:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we really going down this season
Replies: 246
Views: 20312

Re: Are we really going down this season

"... I have suffered some really miserable times including the club folding altogether..."

Uh?
by East Grinstead Royal
30 Oct 2018 17:37
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Steve Bruce
Replies: 73
Views: 15654

Re: RUMOUR - Steve Bruce

Crowbar6753 Aluko is on $25k a week whereas an academy player would be on $1k at best!!

$25k, that would be £19.6k a week (assuming you're talking US$). And under £800 a week for the academy players. :wink:
by East Grinstead Royal
17 Oct 2018 12:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Millwall, I'm looking forward to seeing
Replies: 9
Views: 1799

Re: Reading v Millwall, I'm looking forward to seeing

We've been making that noise for the last couple of seasons - it's called snoring.
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