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by Mr Optimist
09 May 2020 10:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading Player
Replies: 174
Views: 23249

Re: Worst Reading Player

I noticed a couple of mentions for JVDB......How the hell do people get to that conclusion. He was one of the main reasons we finished third. I liked him a lot......Always committed and worked hard. Gave us a bit of bite at the back and although I preferred him as a DMF he wasn't as bad at CB as pe...
by Mr Optimist
10 Apr 2020 08:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 597
Views: 149518

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Several are mentioned here already but there were quite a few videos of full home games in 86-88 or thereabouts. Don't own any myself. Of away games, the only one I remember was Sheffield United away from October 1986. It was about 60 minutes. Was that the 3-0 down, and we drew 3-3 game at Bramall ...
by Mr Optimist
26 Feb 2020 23:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Predict the final 2019/20 Championship table
Replies: 15
Views: 1958

Re: Predict the final 2019/20 Championship table

Personally I’d be happy with a lovely mid table no alarms and no surprises end to the season Mr Optimist? Mr Disgrace more like. Nice one! What was a disgrace was fans booing when Olise made an error letting the ball bounce and getting on a promising young kids back, and our loyal backbone of suppo...
by Mr Optimist
22 Feb 2020 15:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (a) sponsored by Simon Church
Replies: 255
Views: 18380

Re: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (a) sponsored by Simon Church

NewCorkSeth
leon Come on Reading. The whole of the league is willing us on to beat the most hated club in English football.

Salford?


MK Dongs?
by Mr Optimist
20 Feb 2020 13:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Predict the final 2019/20 Championship table
Replies: 15
Views: 1958

Re: Predict the final 2019/20 Championship table

Personally I’d be happy with a lovely mid table no alarms and no surprises end to the season after the last few years. Maybe if we could just knacker up Brentford’s attempts at promotion too, I’d be perfectly okay with that.
by Mr Optimist
15 Feb 2020 20:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Wednesday (A)
Replies: 38
Views: 6706

Re: BFTG Wednesday (A)

Definitely played alright. Not our best display but we were easily good enough to win today in poor conditions to play football. Puscas looked a lot better with more players around him. Wednesday were also tosh so let's not get carried away. Still a great result though! My 4th visit to Hillsborough...
by Mr Optimist
05 Feb 2020 10:36
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Sheffield Wednesday (A) Saturday February 15th
Replies: 29
Views: 3578

Re: Sheffield Wednesday (A) Saturday February 15th

They're overcharging then :? Just watch the game with your eyes squinted and imagine you are watching Chris Waddle with his dodgy barnet gliding gracefully across the Hillsboro pitch just like the home fans have been doing for the last 20+years because that, and the ticket prices, are the closest t...
by Mr Optimist
05 Feb 2020 10:26
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Sheffield Wednesday (A) Saturday February 15th
Replies: 29
Views: 3578

Re: Sheffield Wednesday (A) Saturday February 15th

Premier league club so we should expect Premier League prices to get in. They're overcharging then :? Just watch the game with your eyes squinted and imagine you are watching Chris Waddle with his dodgy barnet gliding gracefully across the Hillsboro pitch just like the home fans have been doing for...
by Mr Optimist
05 Feb 2020 09:59
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Sheffield Wednesday (A) Saturday February 15th
Replies: 29
Views: 3578

Re: Sheffield Wednesday (A) Saturday February 15th

Premier league club so we should expect Premier League prices to get in.
by Mr Optimist
25 Jan 2020 19:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (h) sponsored by Jason Bowen
Replies: 205
Views: 13468

Re: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (h) sponsored by Jason Bowen

I agree completely with Bowen’s no-risk approach. He truly believes we have a chance of the playoffs. Although I won’t be too happy if he starts Burley and Osho in the replay now we are without Miazga and McIntyre - he surely has to bring in either one of Moore or Morrison for experience? I hear wh...
by Mr Optimist
23 Jan 2020 07:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2308
Views: 530401

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

I'm sorry but if we are serious about our play off push we need to be beating tinpot teams like Forest. I mean Grabban is their most threatening player ffs. Great assist/shot from Ameobi for their goal. Their keeper really got revenge on us too. He failed narrowly to give us a goal in the first hal...
by Mr Optimist
22 Jan 2020 21:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (a) sponsored by Neil Webb
Replies: 170
Views: 12607

Re: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (a) sponsored by Neil Webb

WestYorksRoyal What is the combined length of time Forest have led us for in these matches? 2 minutes?


Not bad by Division 3 Reading against the European champions.
by Mr Optimist
17 Jan 2020 09:47
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Have we sold the Mad Stad to the owners/someone else?
Replies: 79
Views: 12512

Re: Have we sold the Mad Stad to the owners/someone else?

Prior to the sale, Derby had the stadium listed as an asset worth £40m, and the "independent" valuation of £80m was done by a company which is a subsidiary of another company owned by Mel Morris. Nothing dodgy there. Well I guess if Mel is willing to pay £80m for it then that must be what...
by Mr Optimist
15 Jan 2020 14:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG blackpool
Replies: 56
Views: 7395

Re: BFTG blackpool

I think John means permanently closed. I walked along the Lytham Road and half the shops and pubs were closed, including The Gavel, where I was hoping to have a pre match Spoons visit. Closed in August apparently and sold off by Spoons two years before that. There were a lot of Indian and Chinese ta...
by Mr Optimist
15 Jan 2020 12:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr
Replies: 268
Views: 14632

Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr

On the Shane Long thing, I'm not sure he cares as much about us as we care about him. When I met him and mentioned I am a Reading fan he just said "yeah?". Of course he might have just not been interested in me.. I get that, and I think you could be right, it means one thing to a fan of a...
by Mr Optimist
15 Jan 2020 10:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2308
Views: 530401

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Who even are Reading anyway? It's the sort of place you forget has a football team. He’s not wrong, but that’s a bit rich coming from Blackpool. I let comments like that wash over me. I take pride in being the scruffy underdog club, it makes it even sweeter when you stick a spanner in the spokes of...
by Mr Optimist
15 Jan 2020 10:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG blackpool
Replies: 56
Views: 7395

Re: BFTG blackpool

My abiding thought coming out afterwards was if we were to return to the 3rd division any time soon, and the big money so called established Championship level players we had deserted like rats from a sinking ship and we had to play a load of our kids I don5 think we’d be in too much danger of sinki...
by Mr Optimist
14 Jan 2020 16:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Record Watch 2019/20
Replies: 115
Views: 15610

Re: Record Watch 2019/20

The Simon Cup was always a bag of dirt, a competition invented to fill the gap of European football at the time that no-one took seriously until it got to semi final stage, particularly for lower end Division 2 clubs like Reading, where it offered a rare chance to play at Wembley, when it still mean...
by Mr Optimist
14 Jan 2020 15:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr
Replies: 268
Views: 14632

Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr

WoodleyRoyal Tranmere v Watford OFF only 1 hour down the road


Their pitch has been a nightmare for months now so that doesn’t surprise me.
by Mr Optimist
14 Jan 2020 15:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr
Replies: 268
Views: 14632

Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr

If our game gets called off but AFC Fylde’s doesn’t, maybe I’ll see some of you there later instead!
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