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by grey_squirrel
23 May 2020 19:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Biggest Reading FC injustices
Replies: 58
Views: 6101

Re: Biggest Reading FC injustices

Ron Futcher not being done for GBH after shattering Martin Hick's jaw into a hundred pieces.
by grey_squirrel
15 May 2020 11:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Exeter away August 1990
Replies: 13
Views: 2090

Re: Exeter away August 1990

My memory of away to Exeter was a pre-season friendly in either 89 or 90? The weather was good so me and two mates thought we’d go down for a crack. We met in our local before mid day and discovered the game was being played behind closed doors at the Uni or somewhere. We thought sod it we’ll go any...
by grey_squirrel
09 May 2020 20:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 385
Views: 70150

Re: Finance

With the finances I think we have to be realistic and if we get a good offer for any of our players we have to sell, it's the only reasonable way to get out of this mess in the short term while the long term will be a reduction in the level of wages offered, even if that mean we lose players for no...
by grey_squirrel
05 May 2020 19:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading Player
Replies: 174
Views: 24289

Re: Worst Reading Player

I know his name has already come up but surely Hope Akpan has to win this hands down. Not once do I ever remember him kicking the ball in the direction he intended to. Truly woeful. Whatever was Coppell thinking? Honorable mention to Liam Rosenior. He might have got away with his totally limited st...
by grey_squirrel
05 May 2020 15:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading Player
Replies: 174
Views: 24289

Re: Worst Reading Player

I know his name has already come up but surely Hope Akpan has to win this hands down. Not once do I ever remember him kicking the ball in the direction he intended to. Truly woeful. Whatever was Coppell thinking? Honorable mention to Liam Rosenior. He might have got away with his totally limited sty...
by grey_squirrel
30 Apr 2020 16:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: The 'they never played for Reading, did they?!' XI
Replies: 37
Views: 4250

Re: The 'they never played for Reading, did they?!' XI

FA Cup Final winning goal scorer.

Lawrie Sanchez
by grey_squirrel
21 Apr 2020 20:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best Reading FC performances in your lifetime
Replies: 70
Views: 20906

Re: Best Reading FC performances in your lifetime

I can't really recall many others that haven't already been mentioned, but without starting a "worst" equivalent thread this one still sticks in my memory and absolutely grates me to this today as being one of the worst in recent years https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/26300108 Totally...
by grey_squirrel
21 Apr 2020 15:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best Reading FC performances in your lifetime
Replies: 70
Views: 20906

Re: Best Reading FC performances in your lifetime

I can't really recall many others that haven't already been mentioned, but without starting a "worst" equivalent thread this one still sticks in my memory and absolutely grates me to this today as being one of the worst in recent years https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/26300108 Totally ...
by grey_squirrel
18 Apr 2020 12:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best Reading FC performances in your lifetime
Replies: 70
Views: 20906

Re: Best Reading FC performances in your lifetime

and...apart from the obviouses 1987 away at Ipswich...a 1-1 draw (thanks Steve Richardson) guaranteeing our best EVER (back then) league finish. Even left the ground (thanks to the locals ‘post-match loose-change donations’) a few quid richer than I arrived 8) Remember it well. We were under attack...
by grey_squirrel
17 Apr 2020 16:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best XI in your lifetime. (Excluding the 106 team)
Replies: 78
Views: 23213

Re: Best XI in your lifetime. (Excluding the 106 team)

Death

Mark White
Hetzke
Wood
Harte

Gilkes
Osborne
Scott Taylor
Kebe

Friday
Bremner

Subs: Shaka, Hurlock, Hicks, Senior, Gylfi

Manager: Branfoot or Pardew
by grey_squirrel
13 Apr 2020 20:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ray Hiron
Replies: 16
Views: 6984

Re: Ray Hiron

I have fond recollections of his couple of seasons with us. As has been muted he was the “quiet man no. 10”. Just got on with his job, seemed to enjoy his stint with us, always put in a decent shift and despite a previous comment I think he was a popular choice on the team sheet. Above all he seemed...
by grey_squirrel
09 Apr 2020 13:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: What got you into supporting RFC?! And when you did who was your nearest team?
Replies: 58
Views: 15437

Re: What got you into supporting RFC?! And when you did who was your nearest team?

For me no prior connection to the club whatsoever, only locality and the principle of "support your local team" which I have done since my first game aged 6, Fred May's testimonial on 2 October 1974, which I still remember vividly - the smells (bovril, cigars, liniment), the floodlights, t...
by grey_squirrel
15 Mar 2020 17:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1117
Views: 160751

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

The mortality rate if you are not old, unfit / unhealthy or ill is practically zero.
by grey_squirrel
27 Feb 2020 17:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst crowd
Replies: 31
Views: 5195

Re: Worst crowd

Still got a bit to go to beat our lowest ever league attendance.

1900 or so in a torrential downpour and a rarity in front of the TV cameras against Preston in 1982, I think?
by grey_squirrel
24 Feb 2020 20:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park Years
Replies: 216
Views: 29895

Re: Elm Park Years

In terms of attendances at EP, whilst an incredible 24,046 (the official recorded attendance) squeezed in for the Southampton cup game in 1978 - I was there and remember just seeing a sea of heads - just how they got 33,042 in there for the record gate against Brentford in 1927 in a largely 'the sam...
by grey_squirrel
06 Nov 2019 15:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Sean Evers
Replies: 124
Views: 12081

Re: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Sean Evers

Anyone remember it ?? 1st match at the Madejski stadium versus Luton 22nd August 1998. We won 3-0 with Grant Brebner scoring the 1st goal. A repeat of the scoreline on Saturday would be nice. Yep. Didn't Fleck get one too? One of only two teams to beat us in the 106 season too. I saw both of them :...
by grey_squirrel
27 Aug 2019 21:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Plymouth Argyle (a) sponsored by Glen Little
Replies: 177
Views: 15040

Re: MATCHWATCH : Plymouth Argyle (a) sponsored by Glen Little

Nice move that. Fast and concise. Good ball from Baldock. Can’t help but feel he has something to offer still Anyway lovely for Meite to get a couple and back to being our equal leading scorer. Do him a world of good He still had a hell of a lot to do to bury that. Good finish Bad finish unfortunat...
by grey_squirrel
14 Aug 2019 06:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Wycombe Away
Replies: 67
Views: 10621

Re: BFTG - Wycombe Away

How much better does the kit look with the traditional white shorts and socks?

Why oh why can they not revert to this permanently?
by grey_squirrel
12 Aug 2019 11:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Favourite signing of the summer
Replies: 102
Views: 8318

Re: Favourite signing of the summer

What was the (League?) Cup game where Lita "deliberately" ballooned his penalty into row Z in an apparent sulk about not playing League Games.

Had he scored we would've gone through.

?
by grey_squirrel
15 May 2019 21:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 5297
Views: 583156

Re: Rival Watch

Hound Great game btw. Fully deserved by Derby and they played very well


Yes totally deserved. It was a "great advertisement for Championship football"
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