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by RoyalinBracknell
30 Aug 2019 21:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ref Watch - Charlton (home)
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Ref Watch - Charlton (home)

Referee: Gillett, Jarred Assistant Referee: Blunden, Darren Assistant Referee: George, Michael Fourth Official: Ward, Gavin A first trip to the Madejski I believe for Mr Gillett, who is somewhat of an unusual case in that he is a FIFA referee from Australia who has come over to study at Liverpool un...
by RoyalinBracknell
05 Jul 2019 17:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nick Shorey joins Accademy as Scout
Replies: 79
Views: 3674

Re: Nick Shorey joins Accademy as Scout

I don't think that it's unreasonable for someone to criticise Shorey's conduct/performances in 07/08 - I seem to remember Brian McDermott referring to it in an interview when Shorey returned in 2012. I've no issue with a player wanting to move on - plenty of Reading players have been in that positio...
by RoyalinBracknell
30 Apr 2019 14:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 324
Views: 55313

Re: On this day

And 13 years ago today, a Graeme Murty penalty took us to a record-breaking 106 points...
by RoyalinBracknell
04 Jan 2019 17:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Manchester United (a) sponsored by down down deeper and down
Replies: 278
Views: 15128

Re: MATCHWATCH : Manchester United (a) sponsored by down down deeper and down

If not already mentioned, this will be the first Reading game to use VAR.
by RoyalinBracknell
12 Dec 2018 14:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 141440

Re: New Manager

I agree with the approach the club has taken really. As well as it being the moral thing to do, I think that you're in a much better position to undertake an effective and comprehensive recruitment process if everyone's aware that there's a vacancy. Paul Clement and Steve Clarke are probably the two...
by RoyalinBracknell
22 Aug 2018 22:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 560
Views: 86209

Re: Ex Players

Just read this article about Scott Davies and issues with gambling - http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/a ... a93c4d3671
by RoyalinBracknell
06 Jul 2018 23:15
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 556
Views: 15202

Re: VAR

There was a Referee media briefing last week in which some of the audio of conversations between VARs and referees was released - it's from approximately 20.00 in this video if anyone is interested - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYapOnBsSVY
by RoyalinBracknell
29 Jan 2018 23:05
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 556
Views: 15202

Re: VAR

The penalty took time because it was a hard call to make. What didn't help this at all was Pawson ambling off to the side while in debate with the Liverpool players, reviewing and then ambling back on in debate with the WBA players. It should be made unequivocal that if a referee is in discussion w...
by RoyalinBracknell
28 Jan 2018 12:24
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 556
Views: 15202

Re: VAR

I think it is worth considering what would have happened last night had VAR not been in place. I suspect Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool supporters would have been placing a lot of blame on Craig Pawson for the decisions. It would probably have been suggested that 'If the Dawson goal was disallowed for o...
by RoyalinBracknell
26 Jan 2018 11:50
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 556
Views: 15202

Re: VAR

I'm all for the advantage being given to the attacking team but I think it's a bit disingenuous to suggest they're just guessing when they get so many right and train quite hard to do so too. If they start to give more and more benefits of doubt then the game is potentially going to be more and mor...
by RoyalinBracknell
26 Jan 2018 11:44
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 556
Views: 15202

Re: VAR

Alan Shearer spot on last night. VAR should only be used for matter of fact. Ball in and out of play. Inside box, outside box, offside etc. Everyone on numerous media feeds are still debating whether they were penalties or not. That in itself says it won’t work. I think that the premise behind VAR ...
by RoyalinBracknell
25 Jan 2018 14:14
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 556
Views: 15202

Re: VAR

Alan Shearer spot on last night. VAR should only be used for matter of fact. Ball in and out of play. Inside box, outside box, offside etc. Everyone on numerous media feeds are still debating whether they were penalties or not. That in itself says it won’t work. I think that the premise behind VAR ...
by RoyalinBracknell
13 Jun 2016 19:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Is this the end for Madejski?
Replies: 129
Views: 24977

Re: Is this the end for Madejski?

Very impressed Madejski said that, though perhaps might have been better in a different setting. But I think it's probably one of the best things someone on or around the board has done in the last few months as far as I'm concerned.

Decided not to renew so will see how Stam gets on from afar.
by RoyalinBracknell
02 Jun 2016 22:53
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Ticket Prices for 2016/2017
Replies: 126
Views: 17430

Re: Season Ticket Prices for 2016/2017

A neighbour of mine has been told they can request a refund in writing by post or by emailing memberservices@readingfc.co.uk

Sounds like it's just a formality for anyone wanting one.

If the club ends up with a similar number of ST holders to last year I'd think they'd done well.
by RoyalinBracknell
31 May 2016 22:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Thanks Brian!
Replies: 76
Views: 9636

Re: Thanks Brian!

For anyone wanting to thank Brian personally I sent an email via the club - bmcdermott@readingfc.co.uk - and slightly to my surprise got a very nice, classy reply from him.

Very glad I sent it now and grateful he took the time to reply. We've been very lucky to have him.
by RoyalinBracknell
31 May 2016 10:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)
Replies: 564
Views: 60325

Re: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)

Handbags Harris, a regular poster on here, has tweeted that Avram Grant will become new Director of Football - https://twitter.com/Handbags82/with_replies

God help us all.
by RoyalinBracknell
29 May 2016 21:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: What have you done to express your feelings about the way the club is being run?
Replies: 105
Views: 12392

Re: What have you done to express your feelings about the way the club is being run?

Have written to the club over the weekend to express my anger at the sacking of Brian McDermott and the direction the club is going in under the current ownership. Pretty certain I won't renew my season ticket (was all set to do it until Friday morning.) It's easy to give it a few days, sigh and the...
by RoyalinBracknell
29 May 2016 21:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: How impressed are you with BMcD's return to the club?
Replies: 2057
Views: 174571

Re: How impressed are you with BMcD's return to the club?

Talk of sacking McDermott is totally nonsense. I understand McDermott has convinced the owners he inherited an absolute mess and the club footballing side is pretty rotten. Rotten through bad signings and loan players. Brian has identified characters that need to be released, who needs to come in w...
by RoyalinBracknell
29 May 2016 20:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)
Replies: 564
Views: 60325

Re: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)

Saying they are full and final suggests you can't get a refund on a whim. More likely they would do it in exceptional circumstances such as death, serious long term illness, major financial problems or having to move away from the area. I'd be surprised if they just hand back cash on the fairly fli...
by RoyalinBracknell
29 May 2016 20:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)
Replies: 564
Views: 60325

Re: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)

For those asking about the regulations regarding Season Ticket refunds, 4.3 on part 2 of this page might be significant - http://www.readingfcdirect.co.uk/Terms.aspx 'All season ticket sales are full and final and are only refundable if returned to the club before the commencement of the first game ...
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