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by Ark Royal
18 Jul 2019 14:21
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 7426
Views: 354173

Re: The generic transfer thread

Mark Ward - Everton & West Ham (RM). Got eight years for supplying cocaine in Liverpool.
by Ark Royal
08 Jul 2019 18:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jobi - Greatest goal never scored?
Replies: 15
Views: 1115

Jobi - Greatest goal never scored?

Nice little piece on Planet Football about THAT run from Jobi McAnuff vs Liverpool in 2010. Still expecting to see the ball to go in off the post.

https://www.planetfootball.com/nostalgia/the-greatest-goals-never-scored-jobi-mcanuff-v-liverpool-2010/
by Ark Royal
25 Jun 2019 22:51
Forum: General Football
Topic: Football Stadia - Past, Present & Future
Replies: 342
Views: 31308

Re: Football Stadia - Past, Present & Future

Henningsvær Stadium, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Ball-boys' job is a bit of a cu nt.

by Ark Royal
25 Jun 2019 16:24
Forum: General Football
Topic: New Kits 2019/20
Replies: 163
Views: 2817

Re: New Kits 2019/20

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5FBOpXkchC8/XQ33phZ078I/AAAAAAAB8r8/aU0_0_hIQHguxt6lrnzLmsWmAMk16I2IgCLcBGAs/s738/qpr-19-20-home-away-kits-3.jpg Smart, simple, and from the pictures, incredibly relaxing to wear. Hate to say it, but that is a very nice number indeed. Reminds me slightly of Reading hoops ...
by Ark Royal
25 Jun 2019 14:39
Forum: General Football
Topic: Football Stadia - Past, Present & Future
Replies: 342
Views: 31308

Re: Football Stadia - Past, Present & Future

Winston Biscuit Faroe Islands



:shock: I would not like that paper round.
by Ark Royal
12 Jun 2019 16:26
Forum: General Football
Topic: One for HNA? refs - offside or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: One for HNA? refs - offside or not?

Had a bit of an argument with a lino during my U15 boys' last league game at the weekend over the interpretation of 'being active' in an offside decision (or non-decision). Perhaps collective body of HNA? refs out there can answer this: A ball was played through the middle in our half to an opposin...
by Ark Royal
11 Jun 2019 20:32
Forum: General Football
Topic: One for HNA? refs - offside or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 238

One for HNA? refs - offside or not?

Had a bit of an argument with a lino during my U15 boys' last league game at the weekend over the interpretation of 'being active' in an offside decision (or non-decision). Perhaps collective body of HNA? refs out there can answer this: A ball was played through the middle in our half to an opposing...
by Ark Royal
30 May 2019 17:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 324
Views: 53570

Re: On this day

Getting on for a quarter of a century ago. Only Reading fans well into their 30s will have any memory of this :shock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwk4Erxrsqs - let's pretend the rest of the day didn't happen. The biggest heartbreak in all of my years as a fan. I was devastated. I really thought...
by Ark Royal
29 May 2019 17:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 324
Views: 53570

Re: On this day

Getting on for a quarter of a century ago. Only Reading fans well into their 30s will have any memory of this :shock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwk4Erxrsqs - let's pretend the rest of the day didn't happen. The biggest heartbreak in all of my years as a fan. I was devastated. I really thought...
by Ark Royal
24 May 2019 18:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 439
Views: 73816

Re: Ex Players

Nice little piece on Jimmy Kebe and his new career as a pro poker player.

https://www.planetfootball.com/in-depth/how-early-retirement-led-jimmy-kebe-to-life-as-a-pro-poker-player/
by Ark Royal
15 May 2019 21:47
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Playoffs 2018/19 edition
Replies: 199
Views: 3345

Re: The Playoffs 2018/19 edition

Yet another Bielsa team runs out of steam. Quelle surprise.

Has there ever been a 5th vs 6th PO final before at this level?
by Ark Royal
14 May 2019 15:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 324
Views: 53570

Re: On this day

stealthpapes that tranmere kit is nice

but not as nice as our play that day

still :heart: lee nogan


That outside-of-the-left-peg pass from Dariusz to Nogs for the third. Sigh...
by Ark Royal
14 May 2019 15:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 324
Views: 53570

Re: On this day

Tranmere 1 Reading 3 - PO SF 1st Leg. In all my years, this was the most perfect away performance I ever witnessed. Tranmere were played off the park and their fans showed their appreciation at the end. A brilliant, brilliant day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxI5e06HXU Similar era, Blackpool 0...
by Ark Royal
14 May 2019 14:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 324
Views: 53570

Re: On this day

Tranmere 1 Reading 3 - PO SF 1st Leg. In all my years, this was the most perfect away performance I ever witnessed. Tranmere were played off the park and their fans showed their appreciation at the end. A brilliant, brilliant day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxI5e06HXU
by Ark Royal
12 May 2019 14:55
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7037
Views: 415073

Re: The Non - League thread

An incredible 1267 crowd at the Stray Dog in Walthamstow watch Clapton CFC clinch the Middlesex County League Div 1 C&E title with a 3-0 win. Been an incredible inaugural season and will be interesting to see how they follow that next season.
by Ark Royal
10 May 2019 16:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: RIP - Gordon Neate
Replies: 59
Views: 4213

Re: RIP - Gordon Neate

Very sad news. A very loyal Biscuitman and Royal. RIP Fred.
by Ark Royal
28 Apr 2019 20:48
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7037
Views: 415073

Re: The Non - League thread

At level 12, an incredible 804 at the Stray Dog in Walthamstow saw Clapton Community FC beat London Samurai 3-2 in the Middlesex County League Div One C&E. A virtual decider, the Tons need a win in their last game to clinch the title. The nascent club has performed miracles in its first season: ...
by Ark Royal
25 Apr 2019 14:31
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 4031
Views: 198723

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

Watching United last night and my overwhelming thought was that they are really, really fu cked for the foreseeable future. Not one of their players would adequately replace any in the City, Liverpool or Spurs line ups. Still, they will always have the Class of '92 and 1999, which were so last centu...
by Ark Royal
24 Apr 2019 14:28
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7037
Views: 415073

Re: The Non - League thread

Lovely article about Jamie Cureton's 1000th appearance in the Grauniad https://www.theguardian.com/football/football-league-blog/2019/apr/24/jamie-cureton-xavi-raul-football-1000-games-arsenal-goalscorer Apparently only the 29th player in the world to reach that landmark :shock: and still a bargain.
by Ark Royal
16 Apr 2019 21:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: That Robin Friday goal, now visible on video (sort of)
Replies: 14
Views: 1675

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

Close, but not close enough for the Fuhrer. Ball came in to Friday just outside the 'D' (23-25 yds) on the right and he had his back to goal. Still think that the closest I have seen is Thierry Henry's goal v Man Utd in 2000 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksz6K-tJ6Nc although Friday's goal was hit...
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