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by Forbury Lion
11 Jun 2019 10:45
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Mark Bowen as DoF
Replies: 13
Views: 1435

Re: Mark Bowen as DoF

I dunno, Hughes was good for a short while when he played in-behind Forster. Very handy stop gap utility player when our options were otherwise limited too. More than adequate at left back too. IIRC we had injuries at left back and Hughes stepped forward, said he had experience playing there and di...
by Forbury Lion
10 Jun 2019 16:43
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Mark Bowen as DoF
Replies: 13
Views: 1435

Re: Mark Bowen as DoF

Sutekh https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/sport/17696366.mark-bowen-rumoured-to-be-taking-over-as-readings-director-of-football-after-links-with-swansea-job/

But could he have got 500k for Andy Hughes?
Might have stopped us signing him in the first place
by Forbury Lion
10 Jun 2019 08:47
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: The way things are/were done
Replies: 34
Views: 2136

Re: The way things are/were done

URZZZZ Unfortunately as he was Dutch, it meant you're twice as likely to be criticised.
Double dutch?
by Forbury Lion
10 Jun 2019 08:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we screwed?
Replies: 54
Views: 4481

Re: Are we screwed?

Honestly think they should make a new rule with "X" amount of academy players in the squad, and making it a reasonable amount. This should stop the ridiculous amount of foreign players (Chelsea Arsenal Europe league final anyone :| ) and could hopefully ease money problems if the money ca...
by Forbury Lion
07 Jun 2019 13:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIRMED: Novakovich to stay on loan nxt season, this time at Fotuna Sittard
Replies: 46
Views: 11103

Re: CONFIRMED: Novakovich to stay on loan nxt season, this time at Fotuna Sittard

If all scouting was done based on a just watching goals scored on YouTube videos .... we'd have a team of Mass Sarrs. For those too young to remember, The story goes that the Reading manager back in Tommy Burns signed a player called Mass Sarr based solely on a highlights video his agent had put to...
by Forbury Lion
07 Jun 2019 08:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIRMED: Novakovich to stay on loan nxt season, this time at Fotuna Sittard
Replies: 46
Views: 11103

Re: CONFIRMED: Novakovich to stay on loan nxt season, this time at Fotuna Sittard

Wish everyone would stop spunking themselves over Nova without really seeing him. Most of his goals were tap ins and penalties in a horrifically mediocre league. Four penalties out of 22, the rest decent efforts or poachers goals. I don't see anyone on here slagging off Harry Kane's two goals again...
by Forbury Lion
07 Jun 2019 08:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we screwed?
Replies: 54
Views: 4481

Re: Are we screwed?

Too early to say if we're screwed again, but I believe the team will start this season in a better position than last in terms of commitment/atmosphere and playing style and the manager/team who pull the strings have demonstrated a better understanding of what players we need to sign as demonstrated...
by Forbury Lion
05 Jun 2019 09:35
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: The way things are/were done
Replies: 34
Views: 2136

The way things are/were done

Just read another Joey Van den Berg interview on getreading, Apparently Reading called him just before he was about to walk out to be announced at the loan club and told him he had to give up his £70k bonus or the deal was off. This sounds a bit underhand to me, Is this typical of the way things wer...
by Forbury Lion
31 May 2019 08:24
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: STs for season 2019/2020
Replies: 172
Views: 11425

Re: STs for season 2019/2020

Hey. I am a spurs fan (dont shoot me) but im gonna get a Reading season ticket next season with my pals who support Reading since i can barely get to spurs games nowdays. Is the 1871 club the best place to stand for atmosphere? it seemed bery good the times ive been this season Just quoting this as...
by Forbury Lion
22 May 2019 11:19
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Danny Loader
Replies: 167
Views: 15803

Re: Rumour - Danny Loader

Every player has their price. If we were top of the table with a decent squad and cash rich then that selling price would be higher than where we find ourselves now desperate for cash to strengthen the squad and avoid relegation next season. There is no point keeping Loader as one for the future if ...
by Forbury Lion
21 May 2019 11:29
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: STs for season 2019/2020
Replies: 172
Views: 11425

Re: STs for season 2019/2020

I'm going to renew my seat, but not yet - no point paying up sooner than I need to. Maybe the club could be a bit more like Amazon, Take orders now and take the money when they actually ship the goods. This will give them an early indication of the income they can expect rather than having to wait u...
by Forbury Lion
20 May 2019 13:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Promotion team 'must haves'
Replies: 22
Views: 2263

Re: Promotion team 'must haves'

Familly - The 106 teams players and wives and girlfriends all being so friendly, if nothing else it gives the menfolk one less thing to worry about.
by Forbury Lion
16 May 2019 13:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Promotion team 'must haves'
Replies: 22
Views: 2263

Re: Promotion team 'must haves'

What about Promotion team "must not haves" Troublemakers - That bad apple who is bitter at not being picked & starts to infect other players or refuses to get on the team coach. Think Danny Guthrie Off the field issues - They affect the players, especially of they don't get paid. Stabi...
by Forbury Lion
15 May 2019 16:20
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: STs for season 2019/2020
Replies: 172
Views: 11425

Re: STs for season 2019/2020

+1. You’re exactly the type of fan which is WHY Club 1871 is so important. And also since inception I’ve noticed far less chants at the away end/antagonising etc then there were in y26. I cheer goals, I join in with clapping/cheering but my main focus is on watching the game and despite sitting thr...
by Forbury Lion
15 May 2019 15:20
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: STs for season 2019/2020
Replies: 172
Views: 11425

Re: STs for season 2019/2020

If I do switch, my main focus will be on watching the game not having a singing contest with the away fans. I'll probably stay where I am. Here’s hoping you do then! +1. You’re exactly the type of fan which is WHY Club 1871 is so important. And also since inception I’ve noticed far less chants at t...
by Forbury Lion
14 May 2019 14:45
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: STs for season 2019/2020
Replies: 172
Views: 11425

Re: STs for season 2019/2020

Hmm, do I pay £375 to renew in the Lower West of save £76 and join club 1871 for £299? Not sure the family/Eamon Dolan stand should be more than the Club 1871 area, Isn't the view is about the same but the opposite end? If you do switch, I hope you’re going to contribute to the noise and not just s...
by Forbury Lion
13 May 2019 15:42
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 1063
Views: 90290

Re: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

As a Dolan ender, the change has been marked. Never used to hear a peep out of the East Stand (probs acoustics), but now there is some decent atmosphere being gener8d in the South it's even encouraging noise at the other end. I think part of that is acoustics, I sit in the Lower West near the away ...
by Forbury Lion
13 May 2019 15:39
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: STs for season 2019/2020
Replies: 172
Views: 11425

Re: STs for season 2019/2020

Hmm, do I pay £375 to renew in the Lower West of save £76 and join club 1871 for £299?

Not sure the family/Eamon Dolan stand should be more than the Club 1871 area, Isn't the view is about the same but the opposite end?
by Forbury Lion
13 May 2019 15:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: RIP - Gordon Neate
Replies: 59
Views: 4009

Re: RIP - Gordon Neate

RIP

I'm sure I spotted him on the Lower West concourse at one of the last two home games (probably the West Brom game).
by Forbury Lion
13 May 2019 15:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 392
Views: 68254

Re: Ex Players

I just read the Joey interview https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/foot ... s-16245811 In summary, for anyone who can't be bothered to read it but can strangely be bothered to read my post instead. After 1 month break Clement and Tevreden wait until the first day back to call Joey in and tell him he'...
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