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by West Stand Man
12 Aug 2017 13:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread
Replies: 2435
Views: 483293

Re: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread

Now noticed for both the QPR and Gillingham games that I was able to get BBC Berks commentary on digital radio which wasn't the case in previous seasons. Anyone seen if the Beeb now has digital radio rights or something? The EFL Cup is always available online. The licensing issues are different for...
by West Stand Man
12 Aug 2017 13:30
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Parking
Replies: 82
Views: 16287

Re: Parking

Park at Mere Oak and walk to the stadium. If it rains pay the bus fare. Simples.
by West Stand Man
12 Aug 2017 08:26
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Stam and punts
Replies: 24
Views: 4580

Re: Stam and punts

DOYLERSAROYALER Of all the signings made by Stam/DoF...only Moore has been a real success..



I guess that is why his squad took us to the play off final last season?
by West Stand Man
11 Aug 2017 18:57
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Birmingham Away 26/08
Replies: 37
Views: 6019

Re: Birmingham Away 26/08

You get a return RDG - Banbury, and a return Banbury - Brum but stay on the same train. It works out cheaper than a direct ticket. Groupsave is 30% off if 3 or more of you travel together. Std is £55, split gets that to £28, groupsave gets that to under £20 That's pretty good, is there an easy way ...
by West Stand Man
04 Aug 2017 21:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Modou Barrow
Replies: 149
Views: 44807

Re: CONFIMRED - Modou Barrow

mambo3 Chinese billionaire, we get rid of all them players that don't fit into Stams ideology and we end up with the likes of..............



Your point being?
by West Stand Man
03 Aug 2017 14:34
Forum: STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading)
Topic: Paying with Member cards
Replies: 6
Views: 2866

Re: Paying with Member cards

It sounds much like what most golf clubs already do. You just don't preload it with too much loot so if there is a problem with the club going out of business no one individual loses a significant amount. Will they, like golf clubs, offer a discount to members who use a preloaded card to make purcha...
by West Stand Man
02 Aug 2017 16:06
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Joe Ledley
Replies: 5
Views: 2252

Re: Joe Ledley

And Jordan Mutch was a sensation when we took him from Palace last year. completely different player and this would be a permanent move, Or are you just saying all palace players are sh1t? If Benteke rocked up at the Mad Stad im assuming you would think he would be crap to. I don't quite get your p...
by West Stand Man
23 Jul 2017 12:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: 2017-2018 Squad Numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Re: 2017-2018 Squad Numbers

1 Vito Mannone 2 Chris Gunter 3 Jake Cooper 4 Joey van den Berg 5 Paul McShane 6 Liam Moore 7 Roy Beerens 8 George Evans 9 Joseph Mendes 10 John Swift 11 Jordan Obita 12 Garath McCleary 15 Callum Harriott 17 Sandro Wieser 18 Yann Kermorgant 19 Yakou Meite 20 Tiago Ilori 21 Stephen Quinn 22 Pelle Cl...
by West Stand Man
22 Jul 2017 19:09
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Should club offer free away coaches ever game?
Replies: 14
Views: 2414

Re: Should club offer free away coaches ever game?

It would be an interesting (and by that I mean bad) business decision.

In short: business that is losing money decides to sink "investment" into a venture that makes it no income at all and has no tangible marketing benefit. Directors have been sacked for less!
by West Stand Man
21 Jul 2017 08:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Do we know where we're going?
Replies: 22
Views: 4575

Re: Do we know where we're going?

Yes, I know where I am going. In about 10 minutes I am going to the fruit and veg market. Then back to sit by the pool and read my book. In Sep I am going to Cascais to play a bit of golf for 4 days and in November I am off to Lisbon to visit my son. As to the Royals. This time last year this board ...
by West Stand Man
21 Jul 2017 08:04
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Safe standing progress
Replies: 105
Views: 39501

Re: Safe standing progress

The last thing we need to do is encourage yet worse behaviour from football fans. Very much hope this goes absolutely nowhere. Make the home terracing at the opposite end from the away fans, and you probably reduce trouble by no longer having a flashpoint where the more boisterous home fans are onl...
by West Stand Man
20 Jul 2017 19:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Summer Ins and Outs
Replies: 326
Views: 58292

Re: Summer Ins and Outs

Sutekh Hurtado now looks to officially be no more....

http://sportwitness.co.uk/player-comple ... otiations/

Supposed 4 year deal with Vitoria Guimares, standard undisclosed fee



Confirmed on the OS about an hour ago.
by West Stand Man
20 Jul 2017 16:37
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Rasmus Thelander
Replies: 25
Views: 6997

Re: RUMOUR - Rasmus Thelander

Not to mention that despite our defence looking solid on paper, we still conceded 60+ goals last season. So I think we should welcome the opportunity to strengthen the defence. We shipped 60+ goals and our keeper made more saves than any other keeper in this division. That certainly might suggest t...
by West Stand Man
17 Jul 2017 18:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Summer Ins and Outs
Replies: 326
Views: 58292

Re: Summer Ins and Outs

On the official Reading FC website I have not seen any reference to the departure of Williams or Al Habsi. Is this so that fans think they still play for us or is it that the club don't like to think that players choose to leave us, rather than being told that they can go? Edit:- On website now sin...
by West Stand Man
16 Jul 2017 19:17
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Safe standing progress
Replies: 105
Views: 39501

Re: Safe standing progress

The problem with safe standing is political - it will need someone to stand up to the emotion of Hillsborough for it to happen. Surely that is not an issue ? Hillsborough wasn't caused by terracing and we didn't ban seating after Bradford. Now the real causes of Hillsboro are widely understood it's...
by West Stand Man
16 Jul 2017 18:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Striker Concerns
Replies: 32
Views: 6931

Re: Striker Concerns

The club will do what they do every year.. Lose a few top players and then spend sod all cash in the summer then when our paper thin squad show that they are not good enough by losing a few games at the start of the season, the club panic and buy 3-4 players during the last week of the transfer win...
by West Stand Man
15 Jul 2017 18:15
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Safe standing progress
Replies: 105
Views: 39501

Re: Safe standing progress

Best case scenario is they move away fans to Y24, 25 & 26, and have safe standing in the South Stand for home fans. I can't see that having any mileage whatsoever. If they provide standing for home fans then they will have to do so for away fans too. If they provide standing in the East Stand t...
by West Stand Man
14 Jul 2017 19:44
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Getting to games next season
Replies: 9
Views: 3124

Re: Getting to games next season

East Stand Ste Travelling from Staffordshire for home games is going to get annoying but I'll just get on with it.



Where in Staffs? My daughter might also be travelling from Stafford for a few games.
by West Stand Man
14 Jul 2017 19:43
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Safe standing progress
Replies: 105
Views: 39501

Re: Safe standing progress

So, the most obvious solution would be standing at the North and South ends. Back to a bit of tradition then, with the home and away vocal elements at opposite ends of the stadium. My understanding is that the structural issue is down to the steepness of the current seating. The stadium was built fo...
by West Stand Man
30 Jun 2017 18:54
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Madejski Stadium cladding.
Replies: 8
Views: 3072

Re: Madejski Stadium cladding.

No Fixed Abode Has the club looked into their cladding on the stadium/hotel as to whether it's safe or not?

As it isn't a high rise apartment block I guess not.
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