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by Tony Le Mesmer
06 Apr 2020 16:15
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7480
Views: 462726

Re: The Non - League thread

What is quite amusing (not really amusing) is that some clubs now missing out on promotion their efforts during the season had clearly earned had invested in players / wages well above the norm for the standard they were at in order to win / buy promotion, quite “happy” making a loss in the process...
by Tony Le Mesmer
02 Apr 2020 14:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 529
Views: 109680

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Kicking off before Swansea match, final home game of 1993.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR8Y71PxuQ4
by Tony Le Mesmer
01 Apr 2020 19:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 529
Views: 109680

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Got lots of snippets lined up from the 1992/93 season. An 8th place finish but for me the season that Reading really turned the corner, leading to an upswing that lasted 20 years. Rather painstaking trawling through VHS, but no better time to do this I guess! Watch this space.
by Tony Le Mesmer
31 Mar 2020 19:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 529
Views: 109680

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Leyton Orient away 1993/94. Feature on The Sunday Match.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsaQMhb7JOk
by Tony Le Mesmer
28 Mar 2020 16:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 529
Views: 109680

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

by Tony Le Mesmer
17 Mar 2020 14:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 529
Views: 109680

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Or8hL0OPw8&t=42s Early stages and goal from the FA Cup 1st Round match v Birmingham City in 1992, live on Super Sunday! This was the game that was supposed to be the breakout moment for James Lambert. It was all down hill from there unfortunately. Great voice fro...
by Tony Le Mesmer
15 Mar 2020 10:24
Forum: General Football
Topic: 2019/20 Season - How will it end?
Replies: 38
Views: 781

2019/20 Season - How will it end?

Worth its own thread this one as this is not going to be easy to sort out. I think that they will do everything that they possibly can to complete the current season. Even if that means waiting until the summer. If they null and void the season, or settle it on PPG, someone is going to get fcked ove...
by Tony Le Mesmer
02 Mar 2020 11:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Record Watch 2019/20
Replies: 106
Views: 11246

Re: Record Watch 2019/20

Annoying , but probably valid article. After all, for all we know some team in the Bulgarian 2nd division has got 107.
by Tony Le Mesmer
20 Feb 2020 11:23
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7480
Views: 462726

Re: The Non - League thread

I tried out AFC Stoneham last week. An excellent facility down there. I would imagine if they want to progress however they need to do alot of work with regards to the actual playing facility i.e. enclosed fencing and turnstiles etc. Basingstoke Town - that rumbles on. Dont think this found covenan...
by Tony Le Mesmer
20 Feb 2020 11:12
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7480
Views: 462726

Re: The Non - League thread

Interesting info here about the restructure of Step 5 and 6 next season. https://resources.thefa.com/images/ftimages/data/league522238936/89140.pdf For local football there is a noticeable projected shift west for the Hellenic League. Which essentially means that it will no longer be the local leagu...
by Tony Le Mesmer
17 Feb 2020 14:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen Out.
Replies: 318
Views: 14231

Re: Bowen Out.

We had 8 points after 11 games, nearly a quarter of a season. To get to around the 74 point mark needed to grab a play-off spot we would have needed to pick up 66pts in 35 games that is challenging for the title form. We are picking up points at a rate now that, if we had been picking them up at th...
by Tony Le Mesmer
17 Feb 2020 14:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Record Watch 2019/20
Replies: 106
Views: 11246

Re: Record Watch 2019/20

It's looking like we're going to need to find something else to sing about . . . . . . With the league title in the bag, they will drop off. Very hard to keep going once you've done enough. They will also start resting players up for the Champions League. I think you grossly underestimate the menta...
by Tony Le Mesmer
17 Feb 2020 14:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen Out.
Replies: 318
Views: 14231

Re: Bowen Out.

There has been an improvement under Bowen, no doubt about that. But given the huge amounts the club has invested in player recruitment, I would say that a top 6 finish (or top 6 form) is the absolute bare minimum the club should be achieving this season. Anything else should be considered a failure...
by Tony Le Mesmer
17 Feb 2020 11:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Record Watch 2019/20
Replies: 106
Views: 11246

Re: Record Watch 2019/20

Elm Park Kid It's looking like we're going to need to find something else to sing about . . . . . .


With the league title in the bag, they will drop off. Very hard to keep going once you've done enough.

They will also start resting players up for the Champions League.
by Tony Le Mesmer
17 Feb 2020 11:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen Out.
Replies: 318
Views: 14231

Re: Bowen Out.

There has been an improvement under Bowen, no doubt about that. But given the huge amounts the club has invested in player recruitment, I would say that a top 6 finish (or top 6 form) is the absolute bare minimum the club should be achieving this season. Anything else should be considered a failure....
by Tony Le Mesmer
16 Feb 2020 13:03
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7480
Views: 462726

Re: The Non - League thread

Beat the weather by heading to Rotherhithe for Fisher 1 -1 Crowborough in the Southern Counties East Premier. Originally planned to go to Dulwich Hamlet, but was very wary of a late call off so went for the banker 3G option. A mundane but smart and well looked after modern venue just a few hundred y...
by Tony Le Mesmer
10 Feb 2020 16:53
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7480
Views: 462726

Re: The Non - League thread

Obviously not, that wasn't the point as you well know. The laughter was directed at the farcical nature of what happened during the game, again as you well know. Accuse me of sympathising with racism again and you'll have a problem, won't have that I'm afraid. :| I don't think I accused you of anyt...
by Tony Le Mesmer
10 Feb 2020 15:13
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7480
Views: 462726

Re: The Non - League thread

Atherstone Town 1-1 Worcester City. FA Vase 5th Round. A lively and at times shambolic event with a real cup tie atmosphere throughout. If ever you are up for a neutral non league ground visit, these later FA Vase ties are pretty much as good as it gets. Crowd given as 842 but clearly a lot more tha...
by Tony Le Mesmer
29 Jan 2020 14:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Bristol citeh.
Replies: 116
Views: 6566

Re: BFTG Bristol citeh.

To be fair apart from Leeds and Cardiff, all the games had between 9 and 12.000. I know Luton and Brentford don`t hold much more than that but hull and Wigan had very small crowds, people work and to get home and then go out again on a freezing night isn`t top of many peoples priorities. Agree with...
by Tony Le Mesmer
23 Jan 2020 20:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (h) sponsored by Jason Bowen
Replies: 205
Views: 9338

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

Looking forward to most of the team being rested so we concentrate all our efforts on a memorable 12th place league finish. We are long shots for both promotion and relegation. We are exactly the type of club that should be giving the cup a proper go. Mid table and improving. Shades of 2009/10. That...
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