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by MoorgateRoyal
09 Dec 2016 16:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sheff Wed Predictions
Replies: 19
Views: 4852

Re: Sheff Wed Predictions

Tough to predict.

We need a performance in response to the shite last weekend and Sheff Wed are always dangerous, even with players missing.

Having said that, I think with Forestieri out and Moore back in for us, we will edge a tight game 2-1.
by MoorgateRoyal
09 Dec 2016 13:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ben Hamer
Replies: 20
Views: 3870

Re: Ben Hamer

Maybe so..... just a shame that IMHO both occasions got the better of him - a confidence player who needs to be playing regularly. Al-Habsi has been an unexpected revelation but I cannot help thinking, how fantastically well suited Feds would be to our current style of play at the back. Absolutely,...
by MoorgateRoyal
21 Nov 2016 14:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2308
Views: 513585

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Thanks. I wrote that whilst on a conference call so couldn't really devote the time to Googling.
by MoorgateRoyal
21 Nov 2016 14:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2308
Views: 513585

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

For a team that is playing way above its normal level, I think it's a bit disrespectful of their fans to sing "you're nothing special, we lose every week" Can't imagine their players are too impressed with that I found that funny the first time I heard it; I always appreciate self-depreca...
by MoorgateRoyal
08 Nov 2016 09:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Quiz - How Many Can You Name?
Replies: 31
Views: 5909

Re: Quiz - How Many Can You Name?

'Zurab K' is enough to get him in the list.
by MoorgateRoyal
07 Nov 2016 10:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Quiz - How Many Can You Name?
Replies: 31
Views: 5909

Re: Quiz - How Many Can You Name?

120. Pretty happy with that.
by MoorgateRoyal
19 Oct 2016 11:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Aston Villa (h) sponsored by a Terry Bell own goal
Replies: 112
Views: 17425

Re: MATCHWATCH : Aston Villa (h) sponsored by a Terry Bell own goal

For the tactically inept group of supporters that do not understand the backwards passing, please take note... Our game plan is to keep the ball on the floor and prioritize possession. If we want to pass the ball out from the back into space, we require the opposition to press the defenders and the...
by MoorgateRoyal
19 Oct 2016 09:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Aston Villa (h) sponsored by a Terry Bell own goal
Replies: 112
Views: 17425

Re: MATCHWATCH : Aston Villa (h) sponsored by a Terry Bell own goal

I thought we played reasonably well, although we were crying out for some fresh legs in the second half and I'm baffled as to why Stam didn't make a change. First half, we controlled possession but never really looked dangerous up front. Kermorgant has his strengths, none of which cater to him being...
by MoorgateRoyal
18 Oct 2016 08:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: The King of Thailand
Replies: 107
Views: 27319

Re: The King of Thailand

You could use the minutes' silence for your own personal reflections instead.

Whenever there is a silence for someone I didn't know much about, I always make sure I think of others I've lost during that time as well.
by MoorgateRoyal
14 Oct 2016 11:31
Forum: General Football
Topic: Your first pair of boots
Replies: 27
Views: 3794

Re: Your first pair of boots

No Fixed Abode

Favourites ever



I can't find those Valsports anywhere anymore.
by MoorgateRoyal
14 Oct 2016 10:44
Forum: General Football
Topic: Your first pair of boots
Replies: 27
Views: 3794

Your first pair of boots

What was your first ever pair of boots?

I remember having a pair of black Hi-Tec which were terrible in hindsight. Since then, I have cycled through Nike, adidas and Puma with little dips into the likes of Mizuno.
by MoorgateRoyal
07 Oct 2016 15:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: A funny thing happened to me on the way to the game.....
Replies: 39
Views: 10035

Re: A funny thing happened to me on the way to the game.....

Coming back from a game during one of our sun-soaked promotion chases (either 2006 or 2002, I forget) I was having a piss in a service station among many other Reading fans, and fans of other clubs. Suddenly the whole toilet erupts with 'URZ' as Sir John walks in to do his business. There were peopl...
by MoorgateRoyal
03 Oct 2016 17:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jaap Stam: Reading manager & ex-Man Utd star has 'maybe one' football friend
Replies: 31
Views: 6808

Re: Jaap Stam: Reading manager & ex-Man Utd star has 'maybe one' football friend

Clem is a fat gimp.
by MoorgateRoyal
30 Sep 2016 11:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jaap Stam: Reading manager & ex-Man Utd star has 'maybe one' football friend
Replies: 31
Views: 6808

Re: Jaap Stam: Reading manager & ex-Man Utd star has 'maybe one' football friend

I like his frankness and honesty about these things.
by MoorgateRoyal
08 Sep 2016 11:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Chris Gunter song courtesy of Wales
Replies: 33
Views: 10700

Re: Chris Gunter song courtesy of Wales

Surely you could just do the 'do-do-do-do-do-' bit and then shout 'Chris Gunter!' instead of writing a lame song about it?

Or you could compare him unfavourably to a previous right back.
by MoorgateRoyal
06 Sep 2016 13:07
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: EP Spaculation - out of contract strikers
Replies: 26
Views: 11871

Re: EP Spaculation - out of contract strikers

Klose would be incredible.

Don't fancy the others, but I think it's fair to say none of these will happen.
by MoorgateRoyal
31 Aug 2016 14:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: EFL Trophy - Bristol Rovers (A) Match Thread sponsored by nobody really cares.
Replies: 85
Views: 13030

Re: EFL Trophy - Bristol Rovers (A) Match Thread sponsored by nobody really cares.

From what I saw in the highlights, Samuel was unlucky when he hit the post as he anticipated the mistake well and tried to put the ball into the corner with his weaker foot (I think). His chance off the line was unlucky too as he won the ball well and worked the space well to get the shot away. As f...
by MoorgateRoyal
26 Aug 2016 16:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: INJURY WATCH : 2016-2017
Replies: 217
Views: 55807

Re: INJURY WATCH : 2016-2017

Hendo Proper success is over-rated.

Its the near misses that keep you coming back for more.


That sums up so much of what football is about.
by MoorgateRoyal
26 Aug 2016 11:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Why are "we" booing players keeping the ball?
Replies: 88
Views: 11064

Re: Why are "we" booing players keeping the ball?

That is called repeating, not elaborating. I highlighted the bit you needed to focus on, and work out for your dumb ass self why I did so. Older generation always wanting to be spoon fed. :| The inference of Stam is that he would do something if fans booed directly at him-thus not great p.r.to impl...
by MoorgateRoyal
26 Aug 2016 11:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Why are "we" booing players keeping the ball?
Replies: 88
Views: 11064

Re: Why are "we" booing players keeping the ball?

Jaap's had his say http://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/reading-fc-boss-jaap-stam-11802689 I wish the last bit was true. I just don't understand how some people would rather watch us lump it down the channels and chase knock-downs like a Sunday team. The problem with that is tha...
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