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View from Wigan on tonights game

by thefruits » 30 Jan 2007 09:04

Reading v Wigan Athletic - Facts
By Oscar Wilde - January 29 2007

In 1928, Reading were involved in an all-time FA cup classic. They had been drawn away at Cardiff City, winners the previous year, in the third round. Cardiff took the lead fortuitously in the eleventh minute when a wild shot from inside left Nathaniel Downspout ricochet off a seagull and flew into the Reading net.

Reading fought back bravely, and were rewarded for their persistence in the sixty-fifth minute when striker Jimmy Car-Battery beat the offside trap and coolly slotted home the equaliser. The game ebbed and flowed until, in the 80th minute, Car-Battery was up-ended in the box. After consulting with the linesman, the referee found he could not reach a decision to award a penalty, as both officials had been somewhat unsighted, so the captains of each team agreed to a duel to settle the affair. The weapon of choice was pistols, and at the third pace, both captains turned and fired. Cardiff captain Francis Firearm shot wildly, but the Reading captain’s aim was true and he shot Firearm in the kneecap. At this turn of events, the referee had no choice to award Reading the penalty but dismiss their captain for un-gentlemanly conduct and grievous bodily harm. Striker Car-Battery confidently despatched the penalty to give Reading a 2-1 lead, which they successfully defended for the remaining ten minutes to record a famous victory. Unfortunately they lost 3-0 in the fourth round, away at Forest Green Rovers.

History: Reading were formed in 1871 and played at Reading Recreation Ground until 1878, before moving on to Reading Cricket Ground (1878-1882), Coley Park (1882-1889) and Caversham Cricket Ground (1889-1896). The switch to professionalism in 1895 resulted in the need for a bigger ground and, to this end, the club moved again, to the purpose built Elm Park on 5 September 1896. They were originally nicknamed “The Biscuitmenâ€

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by Gordons Cumming » 30 Jan 2007 09:18

Excellent.

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by AF1 » 30 Jan 2007 09:35

There are clearly some mistakes in there.

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by Stranded » 30 Jan 2007 09:37

True, everyone knows it was Prince Phillip not Prince Charles who played for us.

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by SpaceCruiser » 30 Jan 2007 09:38

They're craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy


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by Gordons Cumming » 30 Jan 2007 09:44

AF1 There are clearly some mistakes in there.


Yeah, Oscar Wilde died in November 1900!!!!!!!! :roll:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Wilde

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by watfordroyal » 30 Jan 2007 10:21

They forgot to mention the Great Balloon Invasion that threatened to swallow up all their players on an otherwise dull and uneventful evening!

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by Royal We » 30 Jan 2007 10:28

The story does not explain the effect the experience had on Car-Battery.
Those of us old enough to have seen the Pathe News film of the incident where he fell over a lunging outstetched Cardiff leg and shown at the Gaumont under the title "Battery's failure to jump leads to him being flattened" will recall that it effectively ended his career. He was charged over the firearm incident and spent some time in the cells. Whilst Reading chaiman Lucas Gaedor supported him positively, it sparked a negative reaction within the town and a threatened players revolt aged him overnight. The Reading Mercury's report of the players' attitude under the headline "Acid attack on Battery proves terminal" proved all too true as he never started for Reading again.

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by rotherwick_royal » 30 Jan 2007 11:01

I'd love to see no.13 on as sub again :D :D :D

Have to pass a fitness test first though methinks!


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by Forbury Lion » 30 Jan 2007 11:04

watfordroyal They forgot to mention the Great Balloon Invasion that threatened to swallow up all their players on an otherwise dull and uneventful evening!
Plus the horse parade mid match.

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by Bacon Double Cheese » 30 Jan 2007 11:08

Royal We The story does not explain the effect the experience had on Car-Battery.
Those of us old enough to have seen the Pathe News film of the incident where he fell over a lunging outstetched Cardiff leg and shown at the Gaumont under the title "Battery's failure to jump leads to him being flattened" will recall that it effectively ended his career. He was charged over the firearm incident and spent some time in the cells. Whilst Reading chaiman Lucas Gaedor supported him positively, it sparked a negative reaction within the town and a threatened players revolt aged him overnight. The Reading Mercury's report of the players' attitude under the headline "Acid attack on Battery proves terminal" proved all too true as he never started for Reading again.
Battery charged? Are you positive? Did he get fired?

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by handbags_harris » 30 Jan 2007 11:52

rotherwick_royal Have to pass a fitness test first though methinks!


If my performance in the HNA v Burbs match is anything to go by, almost certainly!!

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Re: View from Wigan on tonights game

by Huntley & Palmer » 30 Jan 2007 12:42

thefruits The idea came from supporter Andy Manson in the summer of 2001 when the number 13 was left vacant by then boss Alan Pardew after the departure of the club's number 13, Keith Scott.


So this is the oxf*rd we need to hang from the girders of the North Stand. Does anyone know if he is on hobnob?


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by purleyroyal » 30 Jan 2007 12:59

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Royal We The story does not explain the effect the experience had on Car-Battery.
Those of us old enough to have seen the Pathe News film of the incident where he fell over a lunging outstetched Cardiff leg and shown at the Gaumont under the title "Battery's failure to jump leads to him being flattened" will recall that it effectively ended his career. He was charged over the firearm incident and spent some time in the cells. Whilst Reading chaiman Lucas Gaedor supported him positively, it sparked a negative reaction within the town and a threatened players revolt aged him overnight. The Reading Mercury's report of the players' attitude under the headline "Acid attack on Battery proves terminal" proved all too true as he never started for Reading again.
Battery charged? Are you positive? Did he get fired?


I'd heard he had a short fuse - he wouldn't make the current team

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by handbags_harris » 30 Jan 2007 13:10

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Royal We The story does not explain the effect the experience had on Car-Battery.
Those of us old enough to have seen the Pathe News film of the incident where he fell over a lunging outstetched Cardiff leg and shown at the Gaumont under the title "Battery's failure to jump leads to him being flattened" will recall that it effectively ended his career. He was charged over the firearm incident and spent some time in the cells. Whilst Reading chaiman Lucas Gaedor supported him positively, it sparked a negative reaction within the town and a threatened players revolt aged him overnight. The Reading Mercury's report of the players' attitude under the headline "Acid attack on Battery proves terminal" proved all too true as he never started for Reading again.
Battery charged? Are you positive? Did he get fired?


I'd heard he had a short fuse - he wouldn't make the current team


Oh dear :oops:

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by SWLR » 30 Jan 2007 13:35

Royal We The story does not explain the effect the experience had on Car-Battery.
Those of us old enough to have seen the Pathe News film of the incident where he fell over a lunging outstetched Cardiff leg and shown at the Gaumont under the title "Battery's failure to jump leads to him being flattened" will recall that it effectively ended his career. He was charged over the firearm incident and spent some time in the cells. Whilst Reading chaiman Lucas Gaedor supported him positively, it sparked a negative reaction within the town and a threatened players revolt aged him overnight. The Reading Mercury's report of the players' attitude under the headline "Acid attack on Battery proves terminal" proved all too true as he never started for Reading again.


I thought he was replaced by Hal Fords

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by 1960 » 30 Jan 2007 16:06

Car-Battery could have been fired back into life if he had joined Moscow Dynamo.

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