Worst Reading games

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Worst Reading games

by Sutekh » 28 Apr 2020 13:43

What I’m thinking of here are those games from down the ages where both Reading and the opposition were quite dreadful whether Reading won, drew or lost rather than those games where Reading were just awful

One real challenger has to be the 0-0 with QPR that saw both clubs totally failing to make any fight of staying up in the PL

https://www.thetotallyfootballshow.com/ ... -all-time/

Any other rivals to that?

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Re: Worst Reading games

by Fox Talbot » 28 Apr 2020 13:48

Three games in quick succession v Walsall around 2000 and the cuptie with Welling in 1990 that dragged on over four games - both the games at EP were goalless.

Two batches of awfulness.

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Re: Worst Reading games

by Hendo » 28 Apr 2020 13:59

Yeovil home when 3 players for Yeovil got sent off.

/thread.

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Re: Worst Reading games

by SCIAG » 28 Apr 2020 14:29

Hendo Yeovil home when 3 players for Yeovil got sent off.

/thread.

Nah that was great entertainment.

What about our string of 0-0s with Watford? Or that time Chalobah played centre back?

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Re: Worst Reading games

by From Despair To Where? » 28 Apr 2020 15:12

Reading 0 Chesterfield 0 in 88/89 or 89/90. A game so devoid of action, the highlight was Gary Phillips miscontrolling a backpass out for a corner.

Odd thought it may sound, I vividly remember that game for being so utterly bad.


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Re: Worst Reading games

by OldBiscuit » 28 Apr 2020 17:30

Fox Talbot Three games in quick succession v Walsall around 2000 and the cuptie with Welling in 1990 that dragged on over four games - both the games at EP were goalless.

Two batches of awfulness.


I remember the Welling cup ties and attended the 2 mind numbing home games. Welling were just trying to milk it for a cup run payday.
Paul Barron our ex goalie , seemingly intent on revenge having not previously enjoyed his time at Elm Park, and a 10 man defence, physical with it, absolutely killing the game and playing with the faint hope that they may snatch one, which they nearly did in the 2nd replay when they finally left their own half late in the 2nd half and hit our cross bar.

Oh! How football was so much better in the old days! I think not.
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Re: Worst Reading games

by Westwood52 » 28 Apr 2020 17:55

I have blanked out most of those,but Stevenage away in the FA Cup comes to mind.Omar apart we were terrible;a lot of pass it back chants.McShane didn’t like the sarcasm;but Gunter persuaded him to drag the team over to thank the fans for making the trip

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Re: Worst Reading games

by Pittodrie Exile » 28 Apr 2020 18:29

From Despair To Where? Reading 0 Chesterfield 0 in 88/89 or 89/90. A game so devoid of action, the highlight was Gary Phillips miscontrolling a backpass out for a corner.

Odd thought it may sound, I vividly remember that game for being so utterly bad.

I thought of the same game! - which was my first ever game at Elm Park. Took me another year to face my next league game - which just happened to be against Chesterfield again - and only a slightly less tedious 0-0.

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Re: Worst Reading games

by LUX » 28 Apr 2020 19:14

Six posts since 2004.

You’re no Brendy.

Welcome though.


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Re: Worst Reading games

by Franchise FC » 28 Apr 2020 19:22

Tuesday night trip to Carlisle for a dire 0-0 takes some beating.

Especially after the goal fest 3-3 a couple of seasons before

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Re: Worst Reading games

by Hendo » 28 Apr 2020 19:27

LUX Six posts since 2004.

You’re no Brendy.

Welcome though.


Maybe they've only just gotten broadband in Aberdeen :wink:

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Re: Worst Reading games

by AthleticoSpizz » 28 Apr 2020 20:46

Avoiding the obviouses.....The Brizzul Rovers 0-6 and plenty of other nightmares to recall etc etc

3rd October 2009
Reading 0 Middlesborough 2

Currist we were bad, remember being sooooo bored, and to avoid leaving early, I sat there reading my geek-buy programme whilst the match was in progress. Leroy Lita scored too....and subsequently, got applauded by the home fans (for the lols and to regain a state of consciousness).

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Re: Worst Reading games

by Henley Royal 1 » 28 Apr 2020 21:47

1986 20 points clear at the top lost 6v0 at Walsall.


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Re: Worst Reading games

by Green » 28 Apr 2020 22:00

Hendo
LUX Six posts since 2004.

You’re no Brendy.

Welcome though.


Maybe they've only just gotten broadband in Aberdeen :wink:

:?:

Always assumed Aberdeen was pretty well connected.

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Re: Worst Reading games

by Zip » 28 Apr 2020 22:17

Henley Royal 1 1986 20 points clear at the top lost 6v0 at Walsall.


Yep they had a winger who tore us apart on a bitterly cold early February afternoon. I remember Gary Peters trying to gee up the players when we went 5-0 down. It was a bit bloody late.
Also Leyton Orient 0 Reading 0. There was the occasional bit of goalmouth action but it was very dull. This was around 1985.

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Re: Worst Reading games

by AthleticoSpizz » 29 Apr 2020 07:26

Henley Royal 1 1986 20 points clear at the top lost 6v0 at Walsall.
Yup, was there for that shenanigans too....(rolling out my “even my fukkin halftime pasty was frozen in the middle“ line as oft written everytime that this scoreline comes up)

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Re: Worst Reading games

by Old Man Andrews » 29 Apr 2020 08:04

Hendo Yeovil home when 3 players for Yeovil got sent off.

/thread.

That was an exciting game though. We were shite but if you were a neutral you would have enjoyed it I reckon. We have been involved in far more boring games over the years.

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Re: Worst Reading games

by Old Man Andrews » 29 Apr 2020 08:07

I'll nominate Reading 0 Wigan 1 from 17th February 2015. Utter shite.
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Re: Worst Reading games

by Nomad_Royal » 29 Apr 2020 11:00

Westwood52 I have blanked out most of those,but Stevenage away in the FA Cup comes to mind.Omar apart we were terrible;a lot of pass it back chants. McShane didn’t like the sarcasm;but Gunter persuaded him to drag the team over to thank the fans for making the trip


This was without doubt the worst I have seen although it has had a few close contenders recently.

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Re: Worst Reading games

by Dulwich Royal » 29 Apr 2020 11:19

Watford 0 Reading 0 in the Premier League in 2006 was bad

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