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by Edelston & Brice
20 Feb 2020 16:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jimmy Wheeler RIP
Replies: 20
Views: 993

Re: Jimmy Wheeler RIP

I have many, many happy memories of Jimmy Wheeler playing for us in the 1950s and 1960s. He was a winger or inside-forward who played over 400 games for us and scored nearly 150 goals. He never stopped trying and although he wasn't the most talented footballer in the world his record speaks for itse...
by Edelston & Brice
14 May 2019 12:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: RIP - Gordon Neate
Replies: 59
Views: 6393

Re: RIP - Gordon Neate

Heavens above - we're talking about things that happened over 60 years ago! Anyway, I also preferred Dave Jones - seem to recall that he was called up to the Welsh squad at one time but never became an international.
by Edelston & Brice
13 May 2019 14:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: RIP - Gordon Neate
Replies: 59
Views: 6393

Re: RIP - Gordon Neate

Wow - this is getting more and more nostalgic!! I remember Lofty selling the evening paper - can't recall which one - and as he made his way around the ground, on the path in front of the stands, he would constantly shout "England B"!! Together with the smell of far too well-cooked onions ...
by Edelston & Brice
12 May 2019 16:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: RIP - Gordon Neate
Replies: 59
Views: 6393

Re: RIP - Gordon Neate

And of course "Lofty" shouting out "England B" whenever Dave Meeson touched the ball-his voice could easily be heard as far away as under the clock. Yes, I remember Lofty well, but was not the "England B" shout several years earlier than that? I seem to recall that it r...
by Edelston & Brice
11 May 2019 09:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: RIP - Gordon Neate
Replies: 59
Views: 6393

Re: RIP - Gordon Neate

A wonderful servant of our club as a player and groundsman. I remember when we played Accrington Stanley in about 1960 there was an article in one of the papers about the potential tussle between Gordon Neate and Harvey McCreadie - potentially two of the brightest young players in the game. Neither ...
by Edelston & Brice
24 Jan 2019 14:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: RIP Johnny Walker
Replies: 14
Views: 2729

Re: RIP Johnny Walker

However old he might have been (close to 90?) this is very sad news and I send my deepest sympathy to his family. I remember Johnny playing for us in the late 50s and early 60s as part of that wonderful forward line: Wheeler, Whitehouse, Dixon, Walker, Harrison. Towards the end of his career with us...
by Edelston & Brice
29 Jan 2017 08:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: This season compared with last season
Replies: 34
Views: 4034

Re: This season compared with last season

You're right, PBR - Stam certainly deserves it. The problem is - who is Reading FC? Who makes the decisions? Madejski? The Thais? The Chinese? Howe? Someone else? Nobody seems to know - and to have a team sitting 3rd in the league in all these circumstances reflects huge credit on the manager. One q...
by Edelston & Brice
28 Jan 2017 18:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: This season compared with last season
Replies: 34
Views: 4034

This season compared with last season

We now have 52 points from 28 games - the same total as achieved from a full season of 46 games last year. What Jaap Stam has achieved, in the face of all the ownership uncertainty and not knowing whether transfer funds are available or not, is really quite remarkable.
by Edelston & Brice
31 Oct 2016 19:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Black History Month, Favourite Black Reading Player.
Replies: 101
Views: 34880

Re: Black History Month, Favourite Black Reading Player.

My first thought was definitely Shaka - then I remembered Paul Canoville. Can't decide between the two.
by Edelston & Brice
17 Feb 2016 18:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: RIP Ronnie Blackman
Replies: 31
Views: 4919

Re: RIP Ronnie Blackman

Very sad news, but as someone has already said - that was a fine innings. I've been a Reading supporter since 1948 and during the late 40s and early 50s heaven knows how many goals I saw Ron Blackman score for us. He was at the centre of that wonderful forward line (Simpson, Edelston, Blackman, Henl...
by Edelston & Brice
03 Dec 2015 21:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: QPR (H) Match Thread - Sponsored by Colin
Replies: 150
Views: 16587

Re: QPR (H) Match Thread - Sponsored by Colin

I share your sentiments exactly, Old Biscuitman, and I'm also in my 68th season. Too many players and not enough quality. Too many loanees as well and Clarke doesn't seem to have a clue which is our best team. What he did over the Fulham job was shameful and I very much doubt that he will ever win o...
by Edelston & Brice
31 Aug 2015 11:54
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: SPACULATION - junior hoilett
Replies: 3
Views: 2426

Re: junior hoilett

Surely we need a striker (or maybe two). Hoilett has scored something like 5 goals in 80 games for QPR. Doesn't seem to be what we're looking for.
by Edelston & Brice
28 Aug 2015 23:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading's best ever left-back?
Replies: 63
Views: 7420

Re: Reading's best ever left-back?

I don't think Ray Reeves ever played left-half for us. For most of his time Maurice Evans was the left-half - part of that wonderful half-back line of Anderton, Spiers and Evans.
by Edelston & Brice
28 Aug 2015 09:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading's best ever left-back?
Replies: 63
Views: 7420

Re: Reading's best ever left-back?

Old Biscuitman
Edelston & Brice Has to be Ray "Bomber" Reeves.


He was a centre half.


Sorry, Old Biscuitman, but Bomber was quite definitely a left-back. Most of the time he played for us the centre-half position was filled by either Bill Davies or Dick Spiers.
by Edelston & Brice
27 Aug 2015 17:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading's best ever left-back?
Replies: 63
Views: 7420

Re: Reading's best ever left-back?

Has to be Ray "Bomber" Reeves.
by Edelston & Brice
15 Dec 2014 18:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Adkins -what next?
Replies: 159
Views: 15291

Re: Adkins -what next?

Apparently he's gone. Now what?
by Edelston & Brice
16 Sep 2014 17:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where Are They Now
Replies: 5
Views: 2079

Re: Where Are They Now

If I remember correctly he played 30 games or so for us in about 1976-78. Signed from Derby and went to Torquay.
by Edelston & Brice
08 Sep 2012 21:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: When was your first Reading game?
Replies: 189
Views: 10664

Re: When was your first Reading game?

Each time we have one of these threads it's longer since my first game: 5th March 1949 Reading 2 Millwall 0 (Blackman, Allison) I was hooked from that moment on, and still am. Of the 22 teams in Division 3 (South) that season, only Reading, Norwich and Swansea are now in the Premier League. There's ...
by Edelston & Brice
30 Jul 2012 11:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Area of weakness that remains....
Replies: 53
Views: 8245

Re: Area of weakness that remains....

Couldn't agree more, arreff. We've done a great job in strengthening the team, but a huge doubt remains about our goalscoring ability. It must be a near certainty that a proven scorer will arrive before the start of the season.
by Edelston & Brice
14 Jun 2012 09:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Arthur Wilkie - goalkeeping record holder
Replies: 25
Views: 5787

Re: Arthur Wilkie - goalkeeping record holder

I have many memories of Arthur Wilkie - a fine goalkeeper and loyal servant of the club.

Does anyone know of any other Football League match in England when someone who started in goal scored more than once? I have to confess that I can't think of one.
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