Search found 10132 matches

by RoyalBlue
10 Jul 2019 18:37
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 4853
Views: 514665

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

Surely there isn't much to gain. It's hardly likely to result in many extra units shifting, just a bit earlier. So if there is a cost attached to releasing earlier it's a no brainer. You would have to plan well in advance to move the release date, so what you make up in one year from positive end o...
by RoyalBlue
07 May 2019 08:40
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 360
Views: 33435

Re: Financial Fair Play

This may well have been a non-story with unpaid wages (Bolton, Bury etc.) being the latest trend in reporting football club matters. How did the National Press get hold of the story? Presumably a player or other member of staff was a bit miffed so leaked the info or was it our Defence Secretary who...
by RoyalBlue
02 May 2019 13:47
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Twenty’s Plenty
Replies: 22
Views: 2823

Re: Twenty’s Plenty

Where does stooping down to the other clubs level get you? We should be at the forefront of trying to change the ticket pricing and indeed Ipswich gave up cheap tickets this season in direct response for us doing it for them. Just because other clubs are greedy bastards doesn't mean we need to be. ...
by RoyalBlue
02 May 2019 13:43
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Nigel Howe CEO statement
Replies: 19
Views: 1626

Re: Nigel Howe CEO statement

A good statement, clearly aimed at managing expectations.

Far better than some of those issued by his first boss at the club who would get over enthusiastic and build expectations up to fever pitch levels, only for them to be dashed by reality.

Under promise and over deliver. I'll settle for that.
by RoyalBlue
01 May 2019 13:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?
Replies: 110
Views: 11482

Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

I know it matters little, but would be really nice not to finish below Millwall and QPR I think the way you've phrased that illustrates one of the many differences between Clement and Gomes. Clement would probably talk about not finishing below those two clubs whereas Gomes would talk about finishi...
by RoyalBlue
29 Apr 2019 13:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Danny Loader conundrum
Replies: 96
Views: 6601

Re: The Danny Loader conundrum

Is he now our youngest ever scorer? I think previously it was Shane Long Shane Long scored against Derby on 31/12/2005 - Aged 18 years 11 months 9 days Danny Loader scored against Boro' on 27/04/2019 - Aged 18 years 7 months 30 days. Lawrie Sanchez scored on his 18th birthday (bear in mind he was a...
by RoyalBlue
25 Apr 2019 13:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (a) sponsored by Jordan Holsgrove's dad
Replies: 121
Views: 6766

Re: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (a) sponsored by Jordan Holsgrove's dad

Martinez Yiadom Moore Miazga Gunter Baker Rino McCleary Loader Barrow Baldock Let some play for their futures, McCleary, baldock, Gunter etc, see if it’s worth keeping them on next year and then give Harriott and bod a go from the bench as well Harsh as it seems, if the loanees have no chance of re...
by RoyalBlue
23 Apr 2019 08:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Liam Moore Interview
Replies: 45
Views: 4942

Re: Liam Moore Interview

It's commendable to put yourself out there like that as a Pro footballer, and he sounds like a good chap, emphasising that effort > talent a lot in the interview, which is one of those things that is very much the reading way. When we have overachieved (under McDermott especially) it has been becau...
by RoyalBlue
23 Apr 2019 08:04
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 1082
Views: 93171

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

Baggies fans were very complimentary about C1871 and many said it was up there with the best home support they heard this season. Brilliant to hear! Also commented that the Dolan were loud at times with their clappers, which we don’t all like I appreciate but they work well in that stand! They did ...
by RoyalBlue
23 Apr 2019 07:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 106
Views: 7661

Re: BFTG - Baggies

The good thing about the English system is because we finished so low in the table we get a high draft pick, otherwise the league would just be won by the big guys who spend the most money. Valid point. Dare I contrast this with the US system where Atlanta Utd who won the MLS Cup in 2018 but are bo...
by RoyalBlue
23 Apr 2019 07:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 106
Views: 7661

Re: BFTG - Baggies

Oliveira has been immense for us. It was clear he hadn’t got over the hamstring injury and had only learnt how to manage it for the run in. Some plebs have been suggesting he’s injury prone and it’s ‘another’ injury but it’s clearly the same one. If we can bring him in for around £3m then that is a...
by RoyalBlue
23 Apr 2019 07:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 106
Views: 7661

Re: BFTG - Baggies

Schmeichel the dog BTW.......how pissed was Sir John on BBC Berks post match? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


If I heard correctly, he brought along the Club's Employee of The Year and when he went to introduce him couldn't remember his surname!
by RoyalBlue
17 Apr 2019 13:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bristol City fan with local info Goodfriday
Replies: 23
Views: 3425

Re: Bristol City fan with local info Goodfriday

And as mentioned in another thread, when it comes to pubs my vote goes to the Novia Scotia. A proper old fashioned pub, with proper beer and cider, proper grub (very generous portions and cheap prices), friendly staff and locals and much cheaper than the flashier Pump House the other side of the Ba...
by RoyalBlue
17 Apr 2019 13:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC Womens World
Replies: 239
Views: 49937

Re: Reading FC Womens World

Pretty much what we have come to accept over the years Embarrassing Any idea of the crowd size. Two stands looked quite well populated. Surprised that Man City v Chelsea barely made 1700 soectators 2334 Looking at the stand capacities and how full they were, together with a lot of people standing i...
by RoyalBlue
16 Apr 2019 17:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: That Robin Friday goal, now visible on video (sort of)
Replies: 14
Views: 1673

Re: That Robin Friday goal, now visible on video (sort of)

I wasn't born when he scored "that goal". But from the various ways i've seen it described, it sounds a lot like a goal that was scored by Exeter this weekend, which can be seen in the following tweet: https://twitter.com/QuestTV/status/1117141653893128194 For those of you who were there,...
by RoyalBlue
16 Apr 2019 07:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bristol City fan with local info Goodfriday
Replies: 23
Views: 3425

Re: Bristol City fan with local info Goodfriday

Pretty sure I've walked from Temple Meads and taken in a pub en route If you've walked from Temple Meads - and it's easily doable if you are reasonably fit - you could have taken in plenty of good pubs en route. Risk would be that you would probably end up seeing 44 players on the pitch for most of...
by RoyalBlue
16 Apr 2019 07:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Brentford
Replies: 167
Views: 17478

Re: BFTG - Brentford

Disappointing that what should have been a pretty positive thread on the Brentford game has descended into another war of words over Gunter. There is so much criticism over his apparent failure to close players down and allow crosses to come in. I would suggest that over the past couple of seasons a...
by RoyalBlue
15 Apr 2019 18:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bristol City fan with local info Goodfriday
Replies: 23
Views: 3425

Re: Bristol City fan with local info Goodfriday

Casualty and Holby City were filmed in the City don't ask me about either of the programmes cos I think their both rubbish Do you happen to have twin called SpaceCruiser as that sounds like something he would say. I've been to Bristol City once, back in 2011 when we were 2-0 down before scoring 3 g...
by RoyalBlue
15 Apr 2019 13:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Brentford
Replies: 167
Views: 17478

Re: BFTG - Brentford

Maupay was lucky to be on the pitch after not getting booked for a deliberate handball and a high tackle. Agreed. The handball was a cynical attempt to cheat and score a goal so very definitely should have been a yellow. Plus he twice got involved in nasty 'afters' including grabbing Yiadom by the ...
by RoyalBlue
12 Apr 2019 18:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - The miracle of Carrow Road.
Replies: 99
Views: 14978

Re: BFTG - The miracle of Carrow Road.

Contrary to the thoughts of some, I thought our fantastic manager got tactics and subs pretty much spot on. I think that if we had tried to defend our lead by attacking and taking the game to Norwich they would have exploited the spaces that created and ripped us apart, resulting in a heavy defeat. ...
It is currently 15 Jul 2019 23:25