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by Ark Royal
12 Jun 2019 16:26
Forum: General Football
Topic: One for HNA? refs - offside or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: One for HNA? refs - offside or not?

Had a bit of an argument with a lino during my U15 boys' last league game at the weekend over the interpretation of 'being active' in an offside decision (or non-decision). Perhaps collective body of HNA? refs out there can answer this: A ball was played through the middle in our half to an opposin...
by Ark Royal
11 Jun 2019 20:32
Forum: General Football
Topic: One for HNA? refs - offside or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 144

One for HNA? refs - offside or not?

Had a bit of an argument with a lino during my U15 boys' last league game at the weekend over the interpretation of 'being active' in an offside decision (or non-decision). Perhaps collective body of HNA? refs out there can answer this: A ball was played through the middle in our half to an opposing...
by Ark Royal
30 May 2019 17:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 324
Views: 52774

Re: On this day

Getting on for a quarter of a century ago. Only Reading fans well into their 30s will have any memory of this :shock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwk4Erxrsqs - let's pretend the rest of the day didn't happen. The biggest heartbreak in all of my years as a fan. I was devastated. I really thought...
by Ark Royal
29 May 2019 17:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 324
Views: 52774

Re: On this day

Getting on for a quarter of a century ago. Only Reading fans well into their 30s will have any memory of this :shock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwk4Erxrsqs - let's pretend the rest of the day didn't happen. The biggest heartbreak in all of my years as a fan. I was devastated. I really thought...
by Ark Royal
24 May 2019 18:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 390
Views: 67872

Re: Ex Players

Nice little piece on Jimmy Kebe and his new career as a pro poker player.

https://www.planetfootball.com/in-depth/how-early-retirement-led-jimmy-kebe-to-life-as-a-pro-poker-player/
by Ark Royal
15 May 2019 21:47
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Playoffs 2018/19 edition
Replies: 199
Views: 2738

Re: The Playoffs 2018/19 edition

Yet another Bielsa team runs out of steam. Quelle surprise.

Has there ever been a 5th vs 6th PO final before at this level?
by Ark Royal
14 May 2019 15:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 324
Views: 52774

Re: On this day

stealthpapes that tranmere kit is nice

but not as nice as our play that day

still :heart: lee nogan


That outside-of-the-left-peg pass from Dariusz to Nogs for the third. Sigh...
by Ark Royal
14 May 2019 15:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 324
Views: 52774

Re: On this day

Tranmere 1 Reading 3 - PO SF 1st Leg. In all my years, this was the most perfect away performance I ever witnessed. Tranmere were played off the park and their fans showed their appreciation at the end. A brilliant, brilliant day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxI5e06HXU Similar era, Blackpool 0...
by Ark Royal
14 May 2019 14:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 324
Views: 52774

Re: On this day

Tranmere 1 Reading 3 - PO SF 1st Leg. In all my years, this was the most perfect away performance I ever witnessed. Tranmere were played off the park and their fans showed their appreciation at the end. A brilliant, brilliant day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxI5e06HXU
by Ark Royal
12 May 2019 14:55
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6999
Views: 410739

Re: The Non - League thread

An incredible 1267 crowd at the Stray Dog in Walthamstow watch Clapton CFC clinch the Middlesex County League Div 1 C&E title with a 3-0 win. Been an incredible inaugural season and will be interesting to see how they follow that next season.
by Ark Royal
10 May 2019 16:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: RIP - Gordon Neate
Replies: 59
Views: 3914

Re: RIP - Gordon Neate

Very sad news. A very loyal Biscuitman and Royal. RIP Fred.
by Ark Royal
28 Apr 2019 20:48
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6999
Views: 410739

Re: The Non - League thread

At level 12, an incredible 804 at the Stray Dog in Walthamstow saw Clapton Community FC beat London Samurai 3-2 in the Middlesex County League Div One C&E. A virtual decider, the Tons need a win in their last game to clinch the title. The nascent club has performed miracles in its first season: ...
by Ark Royal
25 Apr 2019 14:31
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 4023
Views: 197117

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

Watching United last night and my overwhelming thought was that they are really, really fu cked for the foreseeable future. Not one of their players would adequately replace any in the City, Liverpool or Spurs line ups. Still, they will always have the Class of '92 and 1999, which were so last centu...
by Ark Royal
24 Apr 2019 14:28
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6999
Views: 410739

Re: The Non - League thread

Lovely article about Jamie Cureton's 1000th appearance in the Grauniad https://www.theguardian.com/football/football-league-blog/2019/apr/24/jamie-cureton-xavi-raul-football-1000-games-arsenal-goalscorer Apparently only the 29th player in the world to reach that landmark :shock: and still a bargain.
by Ark Royal
16 Apr 2019 21:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: That Robin Friday goal, now visible on video (sort of)
Replies: 14
Views: 1631

Re: That Robin Friday goal, now visible on video (sort of)

Close, but not close enough for the Fuhrer. Ball came in to Friday just outside the 'D' (23-25 yds) on the right and he had his back to goal. Still think that the closest I have seen is Thierry Henry's goal v Man Utd in 2000 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksz6K-tJ6Nc although Friday's goal was hit...
by Ark Royal
16 Apr 2019 17:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: That Robin Friday goal, now visible on video (sort of)
Replies: 14
Views: 1631

Re: That Robin Friday goal, now visible on video (sort of)

Close, but not close enough for the Fuhrer. Ball came in to Friday just outside the 'D' (23-25 yds) on the right and he had his back to goal. Still think that the closest I have seen is Thierry Henry's goal v Man Utd in 2000 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksz6K-tJ6Nc although Friday's goal was hit ...
by Ark Royal
03 Apr 2019 21:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 324
Views: 52774

Re: On this day

2011-12, the run in. We played 3 other teams in the Top 4 and also Leeds in 2 weeks. Amazing scenes throughout. Went to/watched every one. First up: West Ham away. 4-2 win. Roberts and Leigertwood imperious. Great away day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THs915bDkyI Tosser Nolan given it the big u...
by Ark Royal
27 Mar 2019 13:45
Forum: International Football
Topic: Nations League & Friendlies
Replies: 261
Views: 27392

Re: Nations League & Friendlies

Watched the US draw 1-1 with Chile last night and was impressed by Matt Miazga. Calm and composed on the ball throughout. Started off playing as the right CB in a flat back four and ended up in a back three as Chile dominated possession. Dealt particularly well with Chile's high press. Got a bit con...
by Ark Royal
05 Mar 2019 20:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 324
Views: 52774

Re: On this day

Mid Sussex Royal Yep I believe it may be Colin Court, Steve Death was in dispute with the club and refused to play (in fact never played again) and our second choice was injured.


1-1 vs Sw*ndon. Both goals were credited as OGs by the keepers.
by Ark Royal
03 Mar 2019 00:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Ipswich
Replies: 99
Views: 13864

Re: BFTG Ipswich

I was on my allotment and at 1-1 my phone died. Imagine my surprise at coming home at 5 30. I’m a grown man with all sorts of shit going down but this has made me very happy. Almost the same for me. My phone died on my way to my local coffee shop and I was in bad fcuking mood thinking it was 1-1 an...
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