Opposition fans back from the game

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by St Pauli » 05 Jan 2020 10:57

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St Pauli For reasons too boring to go into, and because I was in the south stand, we didn’t get the Nags bus, opting for the station bus instead.

How the f/ck normal bus users put up with having to listen to bitter Northerners talk cliches on the bus back every other week
I don’t know.


"Typical London elite, Champagne Socialist failing to understand the concerns of the North" or something.


Spot on Sandy-I thought St P was better than that be he clearly remains the problem within Labour rather than the solution.


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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by karbota » 05 Jan 2020 11:28

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Mr Optimist Central Cardiff is not that cheap. If you live a few miles out of the centre to get more for you4 money then good luck with the commute, rush hour traffic there is mental.

As for Blackpool, I am looking forward to a midweek trip to the Vegas of the North. I haven’t been since the 1994 4-0 away win, one of the best away performances I have seen from us, even applauded off by the home fans. A great weekend and a hotel room for £12 a night with your own sink/pissoir in the room, and an artery busting breakfast with fried bread, I really cant understand all this snobbery about the place.



Oh, it's a great place to visit for a weekend, just an absolute fcuking pit of misery to live in 365 days a year.

You have never been to Bradford then?.

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Victor Meldrew » 05 Jan 2020 11:33

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Mr Optimist Central Cardiff is not that cheap. If you live a few miles out of the centre to get more for you4 money then good luck with the commute, rush hour traffic there is mental.

As for Blackpool, I am looking forward to a midweek trip to the Vegas of the North. I haven’t been since the 1994 4-0 away win, one of the best away performances I have seen from us, even applauded off by the home fans. A great weekend and a hotel room for £12 a night with your own sink/pissoir in the room, and an artery busting breakfast with fried bread, I really cant understand all this snobbery about the place.



Oh, it's a great place to visit for a weekend, just an absolute fcuking pit of misery to live in 365 days a year.

You have never been to Bradford then?.


Am not sure that Bradford is a great place to visit for a weekend. :wink:

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by From Despair To Where? » 05 Jan 2020 11:50

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Mr Optimist Central Cardiff is not that cheap. If you live a few miles out of the centre to get more for you4 money then good luck with the commute, rush hour traffic there is mental.

As for Blackpool, I am looking forward to a midweek trip to the Vegas of the North. I haven’t been since the 1994 4-0 away win, one of the best away performances I have seen from us, even applauded off by the home fans. A great weekend and a hotel room for £12 a night with your own sink/pissoir in the room, and an artery busting breakfast with fried bread, I really cant understand all this snobbery about the place.



Oh, it's a great place to visit for a weekend, just an absolute fcuking pit of misery to live in 365 days a year.

You have never been to Bradford then?.


You seem obsessed with Bradford.

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Victor Meldrew » 05 Jan 2020 11:52

From Despair To Where? Liverpool and Manchester have fantastic public transport networks and certainly being by the coast means Liverpool doesn't get as cold. Liverpool and Manchester are thriving economically. Having lived in both, I prefer Liverpool because the people are nicer but they're both fantastic cities.


Well done FDTW for once again educating some of these tossers on the merits of life away from the South-East.
Having lived away from Reading for so much longer than the first 24 years of my life I see Reading as the ugly girlfriend-I love her but nobody else can see the attraction.

A town that only has the Forbury Gardens and the Abbey ruins (add in the jail if you like) as areas that have not been destroyed just to make the town one big traffic jam really doesn't appear attractive from the outside.
Modern office buildings?
Yeah, great.

Not only is it an unhealthy area to live with the notorious Thames Valley mist and fog it is characterless-there are a couple of rivers but unlike coastal towns there is no magic of an open sea.

So do kid yourselves that the Thames Valley with over-population is wonderful because.................................….well it's not far from London and is so much better than the Midlands or North because...………………………………………………

A shame that St P had to rough it by mixing on a bus with the proletariat talking in a funny way as they travelled "dayn tayn" but maybe they are happy with their lot and are proud of their tower known far and wide whereas they perceive Reading as a non-descript Southern town a bit bigger than but just as ugly as a Slough or a Milton Keynes or ,dare I say, a Swindon.

Reading I love you but I can fully understand why others don't.


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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Hound » 05 Jan 2020 12:12

From Despair To Where? Liverpool and Manchester have fantastic public transport networks and certainly being by the coast means Liverpool doesn't get as cold. Liverpool and Manchester are thriving economically. Having lived in both, I prefer Liverpool because the people are nicer but they're both fantastic cities.


Still rains a lot though doesn’t it...

If I was to live in the region, Liverpool would prob be my choice. Not too keen on Manchester - always found it full of attitude on the times I’ve been out there

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by From Despair To Where? » 05 Jan 2020 12:34

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Still rains a lot though doesn’t it...


In Manchester yes, but not really in Liverpool, although when it does rain, it tends to absolutely piss it down.

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by karbota » 05 Jan 2020 13:04

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Oh, it's a great place to visit for a weekend, just an absolute fcuking pit of misery to live in 365 days a year.

You have never been to Bradford then?.


Am not sure that Bradford is a great place to visit for a weekend. :wink:


Or Footie match?.

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by From Despair To Where? » 05 Jan 2020 13:15

Bradford's alright for a night out. It's got a thriving micro brewery scene, some good museums and an excellent curry culture. There's plenty of worse places.


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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Jagermesiter1871 » 05 Jan 2020 13:28

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From Despair To Where? Liverpool and Manchester have fantastic public transport networks and certainly being by the coast means Liverpool doesn't get as cold. Liverpool and Manchester are thriving economically. Having lived in both, I prefer Liverpool because the people are nicer but they're both fantastic cities.


Well done FDTW for once again educating some of these tossers on the merits of life away from the South-East.
Having lived away from Reading for so much longer than the first 24 years of my life I see Reading as the ugly girlfriend-I love her but nobody else can see the attraction.

A town that only has the Forbury Gardens and the Abbey ruins (add in the jail if you like) as areas that have not been destroyed just to make the town one big traffic jam really doesn't appear attractive from the outside.
Modern office buildings?
Yeah, great.

Not only is it an unhealthy area to live with the notorious Thames Valley mist and fog it is characterless-there are a couple of rivers but unlike coastal towns there is no magic of an open sea.

So do kid yourselves that the Thames Valley with over-population is wonderful because.................................….well it's not far from London and is so much better than the Midlands or North because...………………………………………………

A shame that St P had to rough it by mixing on a bus with the proletariat talking in a funny way as they travelled "dayn tayn" but maybe they are happy with their lot and are proud of their tower known far and wide whereas they perceive Reading as a non-descript Southern town a bit bigger than but just as ugly as a Slough or a Milton Keynes or ,dare I say, a Swindon.

Reading I love you but I can fully understand why others don't.


:lol: Any sources on the infamous Thames Valley mist disease? A quick google search didn't return anything.

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Victor Meldrew » 05 Jan 2020 13:52

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From Despair To Where? Liverpool and Manchester have fantastic public transport networks and certainly being by the coast means Liverpool doesn't get as cold. Liverpool and Manchester are thriving economically. Having lived in both, I prefer Liverpool because the people are nicer but they're both fantastic cities.


Well done FDTW for once again educating some of these tossers on the merits of life away from the South-East.
Having lived away from Reading for so much longer than the first 24 years of my life I see Reading as the ugly girlfriend-I love her but nobody else can see the attraction.

A town that only has the Forbury Gardens and the Abbey ruins (add in the jail if you like) as areas that have not been destroyed just to make the town one big traffic jam really doesn't appear attractive from the outside.
Modern office buildings?
Yeah, great.

Not only is it an unhealthy area to live with the notorious Thames Valley mist and fog it is characterless-there are a couple of rivers but unlike coastal towns there is no magic of an open sea.

So do kid yourselves that the Thames Valley with over-population is wonderful because.................................….well it's not far from London and is so much better than the Midlands or North because...………………………………………………

A shame that St P had to rough it by mixing on a bus with the proletariat talking in a funny way as they travelled "dayn tayn" but maybe they are happy with their lot and are proud of their tower known far and wide whereas they perceive Reading as a non-descript Southern town a bit bigger than but just as ugly as a Slough or a Milton Keynes or ,dare I say, a Swindon.

Reading I love you but I can fully understand why others don't.


:lol: Any sources on the infamous Thames Valley mist disease? A quick google search didn't return anything.


I think you will find that because of the low-lying nature of the area ( the clue is in "valley") pulmonary problems are higher than in other areas unless of course you live in Tilehurst or Caversham Heights and don't go out much. :wink:

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Westwood52 » 05 Jan 2020 15:41

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From Despair To Where? Liverpool and Manchester have fantastic public transport networks and certainly being by the coast means Liverpool doesn't get as cold. Liverpool and Manchester are thriving economically. Having lived in both, I prefer Liverpool because the people are nicer but they're both fantastic cities.


Well done FDTW for once again educating some of these tossers on the merits of life away from the South-East.
Having lived away from Reading for so much longer than the first 24 years of my life I see Reading as the ugly girlfriend-I love her but nobody else can see the attraction.

A town that only has the Forbury Gardens and the Abbey ruins (add in the jail if you like) as areas that have not been destroyed just to make the town one big traffic jam really doesn't appear attractive from the outside.
Modern office buildings?
Yeah, great.

Not only is it an unhealthy area to live with the notorious Thames Valley mist and fog it is characterless-there are a couple of rivers but unlike coastal towns there is no magic of an open sea.

So do kid yourselves that the Thames Valley with over-population is wonderful because.................................….well it's not far from London and is so much better than the Midlands or North because...………………………………………………

A shame that St P had to rough it by mixing on a bus with the proletariat talking in a funny way as they travelled "dayn tayn" but maybe they are happy with their lot and are proud of their tower known far and wide whereas they perceive Reading as a non-descript Southern town a bit bigger than but just as ugly as a Slough or a Milton Keynes or ,dare I say, a Swindon.

Reading I love you but I can fully understand why others don't.


:lol: Any sources on the infamous Thames Valley mist disease? A quick google search didn't return anything.


Your Doctor will tell you it’s asthma valley

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Westwood52 » 05 Jan 2020 15:42

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Well done FDTW for once again educating some of these tossers on the merits of life away from the South-East.
Having lived away from Reading for so much longer than the first 24 years of my life I see Reading as the ugly girlfriend-I love her but nobody else can see the attraction.

A town that only has the Forbury Gardens and the Abbey ruins (add in the jail if you like) as areas that have not been destroyed just to make the town one big traffic jam really doesn't appear attractive from the outside.
Modern office buildings?
Yeah, great.

Not only is it an unhealthy area to live with the notorious Thames Valley mist and fog it is characterless-there are a couple of rivers but unlike coastal towns there is no magic of an

open sea.

So do kid yourselves that the Thames Valley with over-population is wonderful because.................................….well it's not far from London and is so much better than the Midlands or North because...………………………………………………

A shame that St P had to rough it by mixing on a bus with the proletariat talking in a funny way as they travelled "dayn tayn" but maybe they are happy with their lot and are proud of their tower known far and wide whereas they perceive Reading as a non-descript Southern town a bit bigger than but just as ugly as a Slough or a Milton Keynes or ,dare I say, a Swindon.

Reading I love you but I can fully understand why others don't.


:lol: Any sources on the infamous Thames Valley mist disease? A quick google search didn't return anything.


I think you will find that because of the low-lying nature of the area ( the clue is in "valley") pulmonary problems are higher than in other areas unless of course you live in Tilehurst or Caversham Heights and don't go out much. :wink:


We don’t get out much in Tilehurst.Too high and too cold.


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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by St Pauli » 05 Jan 2020 15:55

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From Despair To Where? Liverpool and Manchester have fantastic public transport networks and certainly being by the coast means Liverpool doesn't get as cold. Liverpool and Manchester are thriving economically. Having lived in both, I prefer Liverpool because the people are nicer but they're both fantastic cities.


Well done FDTW for once again educating some of these tossers on the merits of life away from the South-East.
Having lived away from Reading for so much longer than the first 24 years of my life I see Reading as the ugly girlfriend-I love her but nobody else can see the attraction.

A town that only has the Forbury Gardens and the Abbey ruins (add in the jail if you like) as areas that have not been destroyed just to make the town one big traffic jam really doesn't appear attractive from the outside.
Modern office buildings?
Yeah, great.

Not only is it an unhealthy area to live with the notorious Thames Valley mist and fog it is characterless-there are a couple of rivers but unlike coastal towns there is no magic of an open sea.

So do kid yourselves that the Thames Valley with over-population is wonderful because.................................….well it's not far from London and is so much better than the Midlands or North because...………………………………………………

A shame that St P had to rough it by mixing on a bus with the proletariat talking in a funny way as they travelled "dayn tayn" but maybe they are happy with their lot and are proud of their tower known far and wide whereas they perceive Reading as a non-descript Southern town a bit bigger than but just as ugly as a Slough or a Milton Keynes or ,dare I say, a Swindon.

Reading I love you but I can fully understand why others don't.


Not sure if this is a wind up but if it isn’t you’re really trying too hard here.

I’ve nothing against northerners, I’ve something against tired old wind ups/cliches from opposition fans about the club, regardless of where they’re from Blackpool, or Fulham/Brighton. If I’m sat in the bus to or from an away game in someone else’s town I’ll not slag off the home team ground, club or town because I don’t need to define my passing existence on this earth by being in opposition to something as meaningless as another group of people’s building for, and ways of, supporting their local football club.

As for disliking the North, the fact you automatically equate ‘the North’ with ‘Working Class’ just shows how limited your understanding of my point is. The massive social problems Blackpool has (that cause its low house prices) aren’t some part of working class culture to be proud of, they’re awful, horrific things that working class communities (in the North and South, and Wales, and Scotland) have to suffer. The fact you’re trying to romanticise them/ignore them by claiming my post is some sort of southern snobbery suggests to me you haven’t set foot inside the community you claim to be standing up for in years.

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Zip » 05 Jan 2020 16:16

It’s grim oop north.

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Jagermesiter1871 » 05 Jan 2020 16:21

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Well done FDTW for once again educating some of these tossers on the merits of life away from the South-East.
Having lived away from Reading for so much longer than the first 24 years of my life I see Reading as the ugly girlfriend-I love her but nobody else can see the attraction.

A town that only has the Forbury Gardens and the Abbey ruins (add in the jail if you like) as areas that have not been destroyed just to make the town one big traffic jam really doesn't appear attractive from the outside.
Modern office buildings?
Yeah, great.

Not only is it an unhealthy area to live with the notorious Thames Valley mist and fog it is characterless-there are a couple of rivers but unlike coastal towns there is no magic of an open sea.

So do kid yourselves that the Thames Valley with over-population is wonderful because.................................….well it's not far from London and is so much better than the Midlands or North because...………………………………………………

A shame that St P had to rough it by mixing on a bus with the proletariat talking in a funny way as they travelled "dayn tayn" but maybe they are happy with their lot and are proud of their tower known far and wide whereas they perceive Reading as a non-descript Southern town a bit bigger than but just as ugly as a Slough or a Milton Keynes or ,dare I say, a Swindon.

Reading I love you but I can fully understand why others don't.


:lol: Any sources on the infamous Thames Valley mist disease? A quick google search didn't return anything.


I think you will find that because of the low-lying nature of the area ( the clue is in "valley") pulmonary problems are higher than in other areas unless of course you live in Tilehurst or Caversham Heights and don't go out much. :wink:


Ar phew - the one times it paid off to be a Tilehurst scummer

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Hound » 05 Jan 2020 16:31

It’s almost worth slagging off the north to get a bite off Vic

Every time :lol:

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by AthleticoSpizz » 05 Jan 2020 18:15

He makes good point tho’

Reading is a sh1t pit

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by BR0B0T » 05 Jan 2020 18:35

AthleticoSpizz He makes good point tho’

Reading is a sh1t pit


The Thames in Reading East...



The Thames in West Reading...



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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Singing Defective » 05 Jan 2020 18:44

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:lol: Any sources on the infamous Thames Valley mist disease? A quick google search didn't return anything.


I think you will find that because of the low-lying nature of the area ( the clue is in "valley") pulmonary problems are higher than in other areas unless of course you live in Tilehurst or Caversham Heights and don't go out much. :wink:


We don’t get out much in Tilehurst.Too high and too cold.


We get out plenty in Tilehurst. The intelligentsia at The Watertower has to be seen to be believed, and my dogs do appreciate the fog drawing a subtle veil over their attempts to cull the deer. Even if it does elicit a dainty cough or ten minutes.

The main danger to health are the twelve million speed bumps some local Safety Officer has put on the crumbling roads. I’ve started wearing a mouth guard on the bus.

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