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by elrey
17 Aug 2019 06:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where will we finish?
Replies: 199
Views: 8950

Re: Where will we finish?

This is going to be a fun thread to look back on.

I'm getting the same feeling as Stam's second season, that the corner is just around the corner and things will turn, eventually, just, after the next game, or that game after that. Though there's always a next game where things might just turn.
by elrey
16 Aug 2019 05:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Yongge and his 12 Daisciples
Replies: 12
Views: 1262

Re: Yongge and his 12 Daisciples

CountryRoyal


The guy should win the "best Reading chairman of 2019" award.
by elrey
08 Aug 2019 05:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Song of the Dai
Replies: 13
Views: 1016

Re: Song of the Dai

Surely:

"dai, dai, dai, we're all going to dai." Would be better.
by elrey
12 Jul 2019 14:44
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: New Training Ground
Replies: 302
Views: 62820

Re: New Training Ground

What a strange post... Why is it strange? There's negativity around the Chinese owners. I'm replying to someone who said this and giving reasons why I think that this negativity will never go away. Except you have compared two different things. We have Chinese owners, they employ the likes of Nigel...
by elrey
11 Jul 2019 05:57
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: New Training Ground
Replies: 302
Views: 62820

Re: New Training Ground

"And for our owner, Mr Dai, this already represents a £50m plus project" :shock: this should stop the negativity around the owners surely. But i'm sure it won't. I live in China. A Chinese owner will always have negativity surrounding him because he's a Chinese boss, and Chinese bosses ar...
by elrey
09 Jul 2019 07:10
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: New Training Ground
Replies: 302
Views: 62820

Re: New Training Ground

"And for our owner, Mr Dai, this already represents a £50m plus project" :shock: this should stop the negativity around the owners surely. But i'm sure it won't. I live in China. A Chinese owner will always have negativity surrounding him because he's a Chinese boss, and Chinese bosses ar...
by elrey
01 Jul 2019 04:25
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Reading's ground staff salary
Replies: 25
Views: 2055

Re: Reading's ground staff salary

Well, people don't have to apply for minimum wage jobs, now, do they?
by elrey
13 Jun 2019 11:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Fixtures for 2019/2020
Replies: 104
Views: 7372

Re: Fixtures for 2019/2020

I've seen a leaked list of fixtures At home to Millwall, away to Plymouth next , West Brom at home, Leeds away, Shrewsbury at home , Crystal Palace away, Grimsby Away , Blackburn at home.... Ipswich away on the last day of the season.... Either you've also had the Carabao Cup draw and early round r...
by elrey
13 Jun 2019 11:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Fixtures for 2019/2020
Replies: 104
Views: 7372

Re: Fixtures for 2019/2020

I've seen a leaked list of fixtures At home to Millwall, away to Plymouth next , West Brom at home, Leeds away, Shrewsbury at home , Crystal Palace away, Grimsby Away , Blackburn at home.... Ipswich away on the last day of the season.... Either you've also had the Carabao Cup draw and early round r...
by elrey
12 Jun 2019 03:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Fixtures for 2019/2020
Replies: 104
Views: 7372

Re: Fixtures for 2019/2020

I've seen a leaked list of fixtures

At home to Millwall, away to Plymouth next, West Brom at home, Leeds away, Shrewsbury at home, Crystal Palace away, Grimsby Away, Blackburn at home.... Ipswich away on the last day of the season....
by elrey
02 May 2019 13:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 3244
Views: 383464

Re: Rival Watch

What on earth didn’t the Birmingham fans go on to become then ? Politicians ? There weren't any. We had Millwall, Wolves and Coventry and the usual glory supporters, but I don't remember there being any Brum supporters. Must have been some Albion fans though? Don't mind the Baggies fans for the one...
by elrey
01 May 2019 08:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 3244
Views: 383464

Re: Rival Watch

Agreed. Every other team has at least one loathsome element to them. Villa for example, not only have some of the most cnutish, entitled fans in England, they have that ghastly pinched faced racist as an assistant manager. Imagine what it was like growing up in Warwickshire with Villa fans being in...
by elrey
28 Apr 2019 05:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 3244
Views: 383464

Re: Rival Watch

They are certainly the least offensive team in the play-offs. I'm with you. West Brom up hopefully. Shame they sacked their manager. Agreed. Every other team has at least one loathsome element to them. Villa for example, not only have some of the most cnutish, entitled fans in England, they have th...
by elrey
21 Apr 2019 06:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: The League of 4
Replies: 539
Views: 59371

Re: The League of 4

It’s a unique madness of football fans that they see a rival who has won 8 of 43 games and 1 of the last 5 and for some reason decides they could win 2 out of 3 all of a sudden If we had beaten them , rather than drawing twice this season. Then we wouldn't even need to be discussing this. As would ...
by elrey
14 Apr 2019 12:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomes after 10 League Games
Replies: 251
Views: 24290

Re: Gomes after 10 League Games

Don’t think the appointment was a punt at all. Just because fans rely on Wikipedia for their partial info doesn’t mean the club did. His Cv was wrongly seen by some as showing a guy who couldn’t stick at a Job for more than a handful of games and hadhad no success. That was a very unfair interpreta...
by elrey
25 Jan 2019 14:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Matt Miazga
Replies: 132
Views: 10634

Re: CONFIMRED - Matt Miazga

So, new boss comes in, sees the team and goes.... we need 11 new players. Not doing too badly about it either.
by elrey
25 Jan 2019 05:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: RIP Johnny Walker
Replies: 14
Views: 2284

Re: RIP Johnny Walker

It's a shame he never met my granddad, his name was Jack Daniels, but wasn't from the Reading side of the family, lived up north. They could have gone out on the piss together.
by elrey
12 Jan 2019 01:36
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Ruben Semedo
Replies: 57
Views: 10936

Re: Rumour - Ruben Semedo

alfie9 Gomes knows how to turn this around

We need someone to come in and relentlessly bully the other players until they get their act together


So like Martin Allen sort of thing? Or Mourinho? No one likes to be bullied. The fear can only last for so long.
by elrey
06 Jan 2019 04:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG United (A)
Replies: 201
Views: 15316

Re: BFTG United (A)

There are a few similarities between the start of McDermott’s first stint and Gomes’ handful of games. Spirited performances in the league with exception of one stinker (Plymouth for BMcD and Swansea for JG), and then a very promising performance against one of the best teams in the country. Let’s ...
by elrey
29 Dec 2018 14:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: QPR v Reading - - - Match 25 Prediction League
Replies: 27
Views: 2077

Re: QPR v Reading - - - Match 25 Prediction League

QPR 0 - Reading 1 (I'm talking red cards here)
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