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by paultheroyal
17 May 2019 17:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pre season tour
Replies: 23
Views: 1081

Re: Pre season tour

tmesis
paultheroyal Club will think they have softened the blow somewhat with at long last a decent home friendly lined up. Should be the biggest crowd we will have all season lol.

Probably Bournemouth, Brighton or Watford.


Think blue, top 4 and you have your answer.
by paultheroyal
15 May 2019 13:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pre season tour
Replies: 23
Views: 1081

Re: Pre season tour

All off to Estepona in Spain for 2 weeks on 7th July https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2019/may/portuguese-preparations-set-to-start-in-spain/ Games will all be behind closed doors though Final pre-season game will be at the Mad Stad on 28th July. Club will think they have softened the blow somewhat...
by paultheroyal
15 May 2019 13:41
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Playoffs 2018/19 edition
Replies: 123
Views: 1130

Re: The Playoffs 2018/19 edition

Ganyone but derby for me. Hate derby.

Chris Hughton surely has to be favourite for the WBA job now?
by paultheroyal
10 May 2019 11:52
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: New Training Ground
Replies: 249
Views: 56461

Re: New Training Ground

I wonder if they plan to make the pitches available for community use at all ? yeah was wondering that as well. Presumably the Dome at the Madejski will go eventually. ITs starting to look a bit tattered and isn't being especially well maintained - at least last time I was there. If Category 1 club...
by paultheroyal
10 May 2019 11:51
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 1045
Views: 83534

Re: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

FWIW the steward wouldn't let me store my suitcase anywhere, so I ended up hiding it in a hedge behind the carpark. Enjoyed myself in the South Stand on Sunday, was significantly louder further up the stand where I went in the second half. https://media2.giphy.com/media/yvEwUWxX2rra/giphy.gif
by paultheroyal
09 May 2019 14:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 526
Views: 23368

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Hopefully get as many new players in as early as possible and dead wood shifted so they can hit the 10 game pre season campaign full on. Some decent looking friendlies lined up with tour and at long last a decent Prem team to play week before the season starts will make them well placed come August.
by paultheroyal
08 May 2019 13:29
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 1045
Views: 83534

Re: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

I am a fan of this scheme and all that and knew what was being proposed but they do run the risk of watering this down to what it should all be about. Fans wanting to create an atmosphere and sing. Those on a budget might fancy it instead and just sit there. Would those on a budget not have already...
by paultheroyal
08 May 2019 09:45
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 1045
Views: 83534

Re: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

Hopefully with all these changes they will also review that ridiculous safety gate.
by paultheroyal
08 May 2019 09:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 6519

Re: BFT(final)G

If a player doesn't deliver, they're dropped. If a manager doesn't deliver, they're sacked. If a referee doesn't deliver, then what? Nothing. The people that say "referees have it so difficult" are wrong, refs make mistakes time and time again and are very rarely punished for it, yet when...
by paultheroyal
07 May 2019 12:45
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 1045
Views: 83534

Re: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2019/may/season-tickets-2019-20--join-us-for-the-brand-new-challenge-ahead/ Following an unprecedented level of interest since its supporter-initiated inception a little more than a year ago, we are delighted to announce that Club 1871 is very much here to stay. And...
by paultheroyal
07 May 2019 11:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 6519

Re: BFT(final)G

Finally the Ref. Is this our worst season for Officials ? I have missed two home games this season; yet apart from Friend (who is a Prem Ref) and a couple who were at best average-this season we have had a succession of absolute plonkers. Where do the League get them from ? Something is wrong here ...
by paultheroyal
07 May 2019 11:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 6519

Re: BFT(final)G

Me and my boys joined the autograph hunters queue after the match and I'm not sure what can be read into who came down the line but only four of the loan players appeared - Oliveira, Miazga, Ezatolahi and Martinez. No sign of Ejaria, and Baker snuck out of the other door but did sign a handful of a...
by paultheroyal
07 May 2019 11:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 6519

Re: BFT(final)G

Stayed behind so my lad could get photos with the players. God they must really hate that. Anyway, everyone was waiting for Martinez but no show. So we left to go home. Walked through hotel car park and there was Martinez sat in his very large fancy pick up. Wind down the window for a pic with my la...
by paultheroyal
05 May 2019 10:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Luke Southwood
Replies: 32
Views: 2069

Re: Luke Southwood

With Martinez future in the balance and Southwood's glowing references from helping Eastleigh into the National League playoffs, when would be the right time to give him the no. 1 shirt? I saw that the Bristol City keeper spent half a season at Solihull Moors last year before establishing himself a...
by paultheroyal
03 May 2019 12:52
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6980
Views: 406236

Re: The Non - League thread

Come on Eastleigh more like. Incredible achievement so far....
by paultheroyal
01 May 2019 12:35
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6980
Views: 406236

Re: The Non - League thread

Might have been noted already, but Basingstoke went down having score 81 league goals, the seventh highest in the division. Unfortunately they conceded 82, which is more than anyone but hapless Staines. Outrageous that this team got themselves relegated. Poorly run, now no ground and only one step ...
by paultheroyal
26 Apr 2019 15:23
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 1045
Views: 83534

Re: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

Old Man Andrews
One87One Yakou Meite will be in the South Stand for the Brum game.

“We’ve got Meite...”


He hasn't said that.

take it he never dropped into your DM's then?
by paultheroyal
24 Apr 2019 23:31
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 1045
Views: 83534

Re: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

This is not a dig at anyone at all but debate has gone from.... Cringe, poor numbers, diluting atmosphere, this will never work, pack it in, embarrassing, to now saying it’s so good the players only acknowledge the south stand :lol: Based on that outcome I think we can say it’s been a massive success.
by paultheroyal
23 Apr 2019 09:36
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 1045
Views: 83534

Re: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

How could it ever hope to compliment the rest of the ground? The south stand are singing their inoffensive dittys towards the pitch, away from y26 (the only real organic area for noise), flanked by away fans on their right and the most soulless part of the ground on their left. It hasn't got a hope...
by paultheroyal
22 Apr 2019 22:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 106
Views: 6744

Re: BFTG - Baggies

Just fantastic today. Gomes has done quite a magnificent job, . Martinez was outstanding today and that save he made out for the corner is one of the best you will ever likely to see. Shot was unexpected, went like a rocket and right in corner. He was full stretch and finger tipped it around the pos...
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