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by John Smith
19 Mar 2020 18:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Derby (a)
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: BFTG Derby (a)

:lol: https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/derby-reading-fifa-simulation-championship-3958905 Bowen out. poor journos are obviously so bored.... Suppose they need to write about something. My biggest bugbear is people who even bother to interact with this drivel. I'm so, so...
by John Smith
19 Mar 2020 17:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 68
Views: 3143

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

Hating it. Are you even a supporter?
by John Smith
17 Mar 2020 15:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 521
Views: 108016

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

I have all season review VHS and DVDs available if anyone wants one in particular. Need to make space so will be willing to agree on a nominal fee.
by John Smith
12 Mar 2020 15:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Berks and Bucks senior cup 2019/20
Replies: 60
Views: 8432

Re: Berks and Bucks senior cup 2019/20

Looks as if the farcical situation of the clash of shirts between Reading and the referee could be blamed on Reading. No teams in Berks and Bucks cup matches are allowed to wear black or any other very dark colour. Reading could be fined for the match starting late whilst they resolved the issue( R...
by John Smith
11 Mar 2020 13:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Favourite Royals Moments?
Replies: 21
Views: 1007

Re: Favourite Royals Moments?

This is up there for me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUJN8-hVz48

Right on the stroke of half time. Carnage in the concourse minutes after. Right then I knew we were at Wembley.
by John Smith
11 Mar 2020 10:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Stoke City (h) sponsored by John Halls
Replies: 62
Views: 3210

Re: MATCHWATCH : Stoke City (h) sponsored by John Halls

Lets try talking about the game...... I think Stoke need to come here and not lose which could be an issue for us if they don't come at us a bit. I think we are at our best when teams attack us and we hit on the counter. I'm unfortunately pessimistic about this one, but only as a realist. A realist...
by John Smith
10 Mar 2020 16:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Stoke - - - - - Match 46 - - - 2019-2020 Prediction League
Replies: 35
Views: 1423

Re: Reading v Stoke - - - - - Match 46 - - - 2019-2020 Prediction League

Reading 1-1 Stoke City HT
Reading 2-3 Stoke City FT

Reading to Score First <<<<<<<<
Stoke City to win from behind <<<<<<<

1-0 (22) Swift
1-1 (43) Stoke City
=================
1-2 (47) Stoke City
1-3 (52) Stoke City
2-3 (88) Meite
by John Smith
10 Mar 2020 16:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 4992
Views: 505900

Re: Rival Watch

Snowflake Royal
NewCorkSeth
Snowflake Royal I really need to arrange meeting CountryRoyal to cough up.

What silly bet did one of you make?

He bet charlton would be in a relegation fight and I disagreed iirc.

I thought I was on to a winner in September. :lol:

Snowflake Royal in getting something about football wrong shocker
by John Smith
10 Mar 2020 14:01
Forum: International Football
Topic: Euro 2020
Replies: 230
Views: 19672

Re: Euro 2020

If it does I feel it will be a blessing in disguise for England. Should Kane and Rashford not be fit enough for the tournament, which four strikers travel? Calvert-Lewin Abraham Ings Would ask Vardy to come out of retirement. Crikey. This now leads me to my next question (I think you probably know ...
by John Smith
10 Mar 2020 13:57
Forum: International Football
Topic: Euro 2020
Replies: 230
Views: 19672

Re: Euro 2020

Wonder if this will be affected by Coronavirus? Surely will be in some way at this rate with the number of foreign games being called off/behind closed doors Everyone will have grown up by then. If it does I feel it will be a blessing in disguise for England. Should Kane and Rashford not be fit eno...
by John Smith
10 Mar 2020 13:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best centre back pairing
Replies: 58
Views: 2997

Re: Best centre back pairing

Zip Holmes is on a season long loan in Belgium. I was less impressed by him. Felt he was a bit too slow and struggled to contain ALF on the night he made his debut.

Incredibly harsh assessment.
by John Smith
10 Mar 2020 12:16
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 1430
Views: 138211

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

https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2020/march/from-club-to-club-1871--an-open-letter/ Pretty much spot on IMO. However, some fans will occasionally berate a misplaced pass or wayward shot from one of their team's players out of sheer spur of the moment frustration. That's different from giving indivi...
by John Smith
06 Mar 2020 13:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (a) sponsored by mid table obscurity
Replies: 160
Views: 8832

Re: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (a) sponsored by mid table obscurity

FL confirm no pre match handshakes until further notice https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/sport/18286971.coronovirus-fears-leads-cancellation-pre-match-handshakes/ Presumably that also means the prematch line up will also bite the dust. Be just like the days of proper football when teams just used...
by John Smith
06 Mar 2020 09:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Sheff U FB
Replies: 173
Views: 8981

Re: BFTG Sheff U FB

The comment about the modern player not being two footed is very true.When I first started watching football,all the top footballers use to comment about working on their weaker foot.I seem to recall that our 2005 side only had one player who was genuinely two footed,and that was Doyle.Even at the ...
by John Smith
05 Mar 2020 11:46
Forum: General Football
Topic: THE BETTING THREAD
Replies: 6049
Views: 318111

Re: THE BETTING THREAD

Liverpool
Middlesbrough
Preston
Stoke
Crewe
Plymouth
Solihull
Chesterfield
Boreham Wood

350/1
by John Smith
05 Mar 2020 11:08
Forum: General Football
Topic: SpuROFLs
Replies: 287
Views: 13732

Re: SpuROFLs

The last 4 games have been awful granted, but before that, he'd taken the most points out of anyone in the league bar Klopp since his appointment. Let's not forget he's without Spurs' only two world-class players. I'm no Mourinho fanboy but there are big mitigating circumstances here. For me it’s a...
by John Smith
04 Mar 2020 17:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Sheffield United - - - FA Cup - - - Match 44 Prediction League
Replies: 42
Views: 1499

Re: Reading v Sheffield United - - - FA Cup - - - Match 44 Prediction League

Lower West We all thank Snowball for being so dull that he bothers to run this 8)

Corrected for you
by John Smith
04 Mar 2020 13:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Sheffield United - - - FA Cup - - - Match 44 Prediction League
Replies: 42
Views: 1499

Re: Reading v Sheffield United - - - FA Cup - - - Match 44 Prediction League

. Can you tell me why you're jumping down the throats of certain posters who are predicting wins for either side in 90 minutes, yet also putting down predictions for extra time and penalties? Surely if one side wins then that is it? If it were me then I know you would be first to pedantically corre...
by John Smith
04 Mar 2020 10:52
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 1430
Views: 138211

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

I think it's clear Club 1871 has hit rock bottom. They are out of ideas now and need to grow up and put these ridiculous fantasies of turning half the south stand at the Madejski into the Dortmund yellow wall to bed.
by John Smith
03 Mar 2020 13:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Sheffield United - - - FA Cup - - - Match 44 Prediction League
Replies: 42
Views: 1499

Re: Reading v Sheffield United - - - FA Cup - - - Match 44 Prediction League

. Can you tell me why you're jumping down the throats of certain posters who are predicting wins for either side in 90 minutes, yet also putting down predictions for extra time and penalties? Surely if one side wins then that is it? If it were me then I know you would be first to pedantically corre...
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