If Reading didn’t exist

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If Reading didn’t exist

by linkenholtroyal » 20 Nov 2019 12:57

As things are a bit quiet......
If Reading didn’t exist and you had to support another club in the championship who would it be.....
Not taking into account proximity and travel distance etc. Just which fan group you think you could get on with and which teams style of play would suit you.

I would go for Bristol City, always found there fans good fun and friendly. Play some attractive football and I do love an underdog that does cause some good upsets.

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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by Old Man Andrews » 20 Nov 2019 13:01

Nice of you to make a late run for "Worst Thread of 2019".

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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by linkenholtroyal » 20 Nov 2019 13:03

Old Man Andrews Nice of you to make a late run for "Worst Thread of 2019".

Bored thought it would be interesting. And meh if it is. In regards to the thread I reckon you would be a Leeds fan as well suites your personality. Both think you are much better than you are and your best years are well behind you.
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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by Old Man Andrews » 20 Nov 2019 13:04

The answer is Brentford. Its nearest.

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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by linkenholtroyal » 20 Nov 2019 13:08

Old Man Andrews The answer is Brentford. Its nearest.

Didn’t read the thread ......


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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by Old Man Andrews » 20 Nov 2019 13:09

linkenholtroyal
Old Man Andrews The answer is Brentford. Its nearest.

Didn’t read the thread ......

The answer is still Brentford.

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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by BR0B0T » 20 Nov 2019 13:22

Old Man Andrews
linkenholtroyal
Old Man Andrews The answer is Brentford. Its nearest.

Didn’t read the thread ......

The answer is still Brentford.


That'd make sense as it's pretty close!

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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by Hound » 20 Nov 2019 13:28

yeah Brentford would be a shout
WBA maybe, despite the ridiculous accents
Don't really like any of the 'big' northern clubs - far too self important, and too many smaller northern clubs to really distinguish them. Preston maybe at a push
I quite like Leicester in their current form
A few lower league clubs like Wycombe (surprised you didnt mention them OMA), Forest Green maybe. But they are a little too irrelevant

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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by Stranded » 20 Nov 2019 13:38

Surely the answer is, if your home town doesn't have a club you will either support the club your Dad (or Grandad) did or whoever was the biggest club at the time - as that is what kids do.

So I'd probably be a rugby fan with no interest in football whatsoever beyond a passing interest in the World Cup.


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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by Hendo » 20 Nov 2019 13:41

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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by Basildon » 20 Nov 2019 13:47

Hendo
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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by leon » 20 Nov 2019 13:49

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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by John Smith » 20 Nov 2019 13:49

linkenholtroyal
Old Man Andrews Nice of you to make a late run for "Worst Thread of 2019".

Bored thought it would be interesting. And meh if it is. In regards to the thread I reckon you would be a Leeds fan as well suites your personality. Both think you are much better than you are and your best years are well behind you.

Should have known better linkenholtroyal. If you are able to consider this question then you are not a supporter of the club.


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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by leon » 20 Nov 2019 13:52

Brentford. It’s a bus ride away, unpretentious, decent and genuine fans and is probably one of the few London clubs that is similar to RFC in a lot of respects.

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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by URZZZZ » 20 Nov 2019 14:00

Brentford because as previously said, they’re not too dissimilar to us

WBA fans were pretty level headed in August, decent enough set of supporters

Also wouldn’t mind Swansea either

Worst three teams would be Leeds (obviously), Millwall (bunch of thugs) and Bristol (they think they’re such a bigger club than what they are)

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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by Hendo » 20 Nov 2019 14:00

I know that the OP said Championship but for me, I think it would have to be Lincoln due to me having gone to uni there. Or maybe Wycombe.

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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by SCIAG » 20 Nov 2019 14:03

Stranded Surely the answer is, if your home town doesn't have a club you will either support the club your Dad (or Grandad) did or whoever was the biggest club at the time - as that is what kids do.

So I'd probably be a rugby fan with no interest in football whatsoever beyond a passing interest in the World Cup.

That just puts me (and I suspect most here) in a "turtles all the way down" situation. I think my dad briefly flirted with being a Chelsea fan but abandoned that quite quickly when he got taken to EP. So I guess I might be a Chelsea fan. Now there's a dark timeline.

If Reading suddenly disappeared tomorrow (and I know that wasn't the question) then I'd probably become a neutral on clubs and just support the England team, as I do in every other sport. Don't think I could be bothered with the trek to Brentford or Wycombe. I'd just want English players to do well for their clubs so that the national team is strengthened.

Most likeable set of fans? Probably West Brom. Shout out to Crewe.

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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by Old Man Andrews » 20 Nov 2019 14:04

Hendo I know that the OP said Championship but for me, I think it would have to be Lincoln due to me having gone to uni there. Or maybe Wycombe.

Wycombe would be my go to team for sure. It is hard not to support a team managed by the fantastic Gareth Ainsworth.

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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by Hendo » 20 Nov 2019 14:05

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Hendo I know that the OP said Championship but for me, I think it would have to be Lincoln due to me having gone to uni there. Or maybe Wycombe.

Wycombe would be my go to team for sure. It is hard not to support a team managed by the fantastic Gareth Ainsworth.


Would you follow him if he left Wycombe or remain a Wycombe fan?

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Re: If Reading didn’t exist

by Old Man Andrews » 20 Nov 2019 14:06

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Hendo I know that the OP said Championship but for me, I think it would have to be Lincoln due to me having gone to uni there. Or maybe Wycombe.

Wycombe would be my go to team for sure. It is hard not to support a team managed by the fantastic Gareth Ainsworth.


Would you follow him if he left Wycombe or remain a Wycombe fan?

It would depend on where he went tbh. If it was reasonably local then I would go with him. He is worth that commitment, future Reading manager for sure.

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