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by Cape Town Royal
25 Mar 2020 15:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 70
Views: 3494

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

Bloody hell. :shock: I mean, it's not like they had less days in a year back then.. why on earth would they do stuff like that?? Amazing where a thread goes this is really interesting... My dad told me we used to often play Wednesday afternoons and he used to bunk in after half time... This was cir...
by Cape Town Royal
25 Mar 2020 15:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 70
Views: 3494

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

Wait, what.. back to back days? Yeah. Would send Pep and Klopp mental. No friggin mercy. 1927 Blackpool home and away, 1929 Bradford City home and away, on successive days. Just imagine the travel on Christmas Day evening or Boxing Day morning or whatever they did. Bloody hell. :shock: I mean, it's...
by Cape Town Royal
25 Mar 2020 08:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 70
Views: 3494

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

May or June is wishful thinking I'm afraid. If football by some miracle returns by that time then it will be behind closed doors. Yes, and next year is our 150th anniversary... It will be just Reading's luck to find that football does not return to 2022!! 150th anniversary of our first game is 21 F...
by Cape Town Royal
25 Mar 2020 04:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 70
Views: 3494

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

sandman May or June is wishful thinking I'm afraid. If football by some miracle returns by that time then it will be behind closed doors.


Yes, and next year is our 150th anniversary... It will be just Reading's luck to find that football does not return to 2022!!
by Cape Town Royal
25 Mar 2020 04:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 819
Views: 37228

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

[quote="Snowball"][quote="Jagermesiter1871"]So really from today on wards we should see some impact of the lock down in Italy? Yes, what's scary though as Italy might start to slow look at the numbers coming out of Spain (Spanish death rate yesterday was not far off Italy's) and ...
by Cape Town Royal
25 Mar 2020 04:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 819
Views: 37228

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Hendo
Barney
Linden Jones' Tash Germany has 3 X more ICU beds per head of population than the UK also


Is that because they put towels on them ?


Shameful chuckle.


Apologies from me too... I did have a little giggle at that one...
by Cape Town Royal
25 Mar 2020 04:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 819
Views: 37228

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

2 world wars, 1 world cup Please everyone be respectful in times like this and let's not mention the war.


I agree, but to be fair they did do a lot of medical research in the early 1940's...
by Cape Town Royal
20 Mar 2020 14:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 819
Views: 37228

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Its been interesting reading all your comments and how things are in the UK. I'm in Japan and so far the confirmed numbers have remained fairly stable which is surprising given the number of Chinese tourists that came here up until it all went bang.. However for the 900 or so cases we have here the ...
by Cape Town Royal
13 Feb 2020 12:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 164
Views: 8008

Re: BFTG - Baggies

Well that was my last game before I emigrate to Japan so was hoping for a win as a send off.. Sadly they just looked sharper across the pitch and we look like a team that is work in progress. They pressed as a group, were happy to play in tight spaces, linking 2-3 quick passes to create shooting ch...
by Cape Town Royal
13 Feb 2020 12:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 164
Views: 8008

Re: BFTG - Baggies

Well that was my last game before I emigrate to Japan so was hoping for a win as a send off.. Sadly they just looked sharper across the pitch and we look like a team that is work in progress. They pressed as a group, were happy to play in tight spaces, linking 2-3 quick passes to create shooting cha...
by Cape Town Royal
23 Jan 2020 11:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2308
Views: 512973

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Talking of stupid comments, remind us who said "100% Reading will lose to Forest" ? 100%. We were about to until Baldock scored. I was technically correct. Remember when we beat Arsenal in the cup, until we didn't and they won? We won, technically. I used to think my favourite ever game a...
by Cape Town Royal
26 Oct 2019 16:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (a) sponsored by Neil Webb
Replies: 107
Views: 10210

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

Got as far as Leicester services. Journey up from Swindon was awlfull. Continual heavy rain all the way. Just one of those things. At least I didn't all the way to the ground. Early call off was far better than the farce some years back at Sheff Utd. When I was literally outside the ground. Me too....
by Cape Town Royal
26 Oct 2019 09:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (a) sponsored by Neil Webb
Replies: 107
Views: 10210

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

Wasn’t there a time in the mid 80s when you could ring a number and get game updates. Certainly seem to remember Reading (like most league clubs) had a dedicated number where you could get the latest news read to you very slowly after you had got through several rounds of headlines and coming is a ...
by Cape Town Royal
26 Oct 2019 06:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (a) sponsored by Neil Webb
Replies: 107
Views: 10210

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

Anyone got any recommendations on how I can get a live link to watch this game?

Am over in Japan so decided its high time I try and watch the games if I can find a live feed. Sports bars are fun but full of egg chasing, baseball, and watching Iniesta and co (my local team) f***ing it up each week!!
by Cape Town Royal
26 Oct 2019 06:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 774
Views: 124326

Re: Ex Players

royalp-we Jamie Cureton on Twitter:

“So last night I made it top 9 divisions played in scored in ⚽️ thank you to everyone @EnfieldFC for making me feel so welcome. So happy and proud I can still play this wonderful game #ageisjustanumber #44 #368”

That’s a legend



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by Cape Town Royal
26 Oct 2019 06:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ejaria vs Siggy
Replies: 50
Views: 3913

Re: Ejaria vs Siggy

There’s a reason Stam had him second choice (behind the “awful” Joey - well according to most posters), Clement didn’t play him, Lampard barely played him. Because he had no influence on a game I wouldn’t say he was particularly good at positioning and defending. We still conceded a shed load with ...
by Cape Town Royal
26 Oct 2019 06:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ejaria vs Siggy
Replies: 50
Views: 3913

Re: Ejaria vs Siggy

glen little was better at dribbling Darren Caskey was better at free kicks, penalties and eating pies. Darren Caskey could probably have scored a free kick whilst eating a pie... How many times did he curl one in and you watched the keeper dive knowing he was never going to save it... 100% agree on...
by Cape Town Royal
19 Oct 2019 23:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Footballing philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 2197

Re: Footballing philosophy

Safe to say he’s probably pretty similar to Mark Hughes. Think it would be difficult to pin down Hughes’ philosophy - his Blackburn team were counter attackers based around Bellamy, Pedersen and Bentley, but his Stoke team were more about little technical players like Shaqiri and Arnautovic. So I’d...
by Cape Town Royal
31 Aug 2019 11:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Charlton Athletic (h) sponsored by Dave Shipperley
Replies: 201
Views: 14396

Re: MATCHWATCH : Charlton Athletic (h) sponsored by Dave Shipperley

I was at Bury in the early 80's when we won for the first time in about 70 years thanks in part to at least one or two goals from the late Dean Horrix. Did he score one or two that day...? Because of that 3-2 win I have always has a slight soft spot for Bury they remind me of a northern version of w...
by Cape Town Royal
14 Aug 2019 14:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Wycombe Away
Replies: 67
Views: 8851

Re: BFTG - Wycombe Away

Hendo Seen the goal and it is a good save from the first effort but GP does really well to follow it in and score.


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Thought he reacted very quickly and showed a real strikers desire to make sure he got to the rebound first. Encouraging...
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