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by Esteban
13 Oct 2020 16:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Your first game watching Reading FC
Replies: 83
Views: 3440

Re: Your first game watching Reading FC

My first live game was the Simod Cup final. Had been a Reading fan for a few years (since the 85/86 season), but my Dad isn't into football, so he never took me until we reached a cup final. Can't remember my first game at EP, I was probably around 14 at the time, so would have been either the 93/94...
by Esteban
19 Sep 2020 18:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Barnsley (h) sponsored by a trip down t'pit
Replies: 337
Views: 8190

Re: MATCHWATCH : Barnsley (h) sponsored by a trip down t'pit

Don’t get carried away this is very flattering. Tough on Barnsley. But they haven’t helped themselves. This. Flattering thanks to silly defensive decisions made by Barnsley. Before then it was the standard issues Reading have always had at home for the last 3 seasons. This is what needs to be addre...
by Esteban
14 Sep 2020 13:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Dean Morgan
Replies: 247
Views: 8454

Re: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Dean Morgan

Given the momentum we'd like to build, the get uine possibility of winning, if we field a good team, the fruits of our labour if we did win, I'd be fielding as strong a team as possible. Echoing most people here, and resting key players Ejaria, João, but keeping the core there. We have Miete return...
by Esteban
14 Sep 2020 10:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by things to come
Replies: 267
Views: 11441

Re: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by things to come

I'm shocked you don't think Meite should start URRZZZ :lol: It’s not that, just would be wary of changing an XI that’s just picked up a very good away win Don’t think any player has the divine right to just walk back in, regardless of who they are Yeah I'm just mucking about. But seriously, it's on...
by Esteban
07 Sep 2020 16:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Veljko Paunović - Whelmgauge
Replies: 189
Views: 11308

Re: Veljko Paunović - Whelmgauge

I don’t I’m afraid. And the sale of Hogwood, iirc, is actually to a company controlled by Mr Dai based in The British Virgin Islands or Cayman. So technically the club still owns it. It was just another ruse to increase profits for the year to help with Profit and Sustainability regs I think that w...
by Esteban
02 Sep 2020 13:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Veljko Paunović
Replies: 422
Views: 30971

Re: CONFIMRED - Veljko Paunović

Our new man will not be in charge for the Colchester games as he will still be in quarantine. So what’s the point of the club going to Portugal then as if he’s in quarantine the only way to see/talk to him will be via Teams/Zoom/Skype etc. which could all be done from the U.K. just as easily while ...
by Esteban
02 Sep 2020 11:13
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Rob Dickie
Replies: 121
Views: 11985

Re: Rumour - Rob Dickie

Cooper, Stacey, Dickie, Fosu....we really dropped the ball. It was clear at the time they were not far off the required standard (they are not another Antonio who was sold at the right time). What is their collective value now? Was it Stam and Tevreden who shipped them out? I think a mixture of Cla...
by Esteban
01 Sep 2020 11:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Veljko Paunović - Whelmgauge
Replies: 189
Views: 11308

Re: Veljko Paunović - Whelmgauge

I was born in Reading, lived there for many years and support the club, always will. Past, what, five (ish) years have been, well a number of words could be used. A joke, tedious, turgid, embarrassing, waste of time/money etc and it’s a crying shame having that following the success, the football, ...
by Esteban
29 Aug 2020 07:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: What goes on inside our owners' heads?
Replies: 58
Views: 5140

Re: What goes on inside our owners' heads?

As well as the obvious public unrest, things are an absolute mess with the back room staff at the stadium too, even before the disruption of the pandemic. Based on some of the information I’m receiving, the owners have gone from honestly naive to just being negligible. ‘Negligible’ ? What do you me...
by Esteban
28 Aug 2019 07:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Plymouth (A)
Replies: 61
Views: 11005

Re: BFTG - Plymouth (A)

Too early to tell obviously, but any signs Obita will be able to challenge Richards? It'll be interesting if/when he does come back to full fitness. It's such a difficult call to make, isn't it. I would love to see him on the bench as soon as possible, maybe even Saturday, but we have to be so care...
by Esteban
26 Aug 2019 08:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 1024
Views: 212054

Re: Ex Players

My daughter has just moved next door to Jimmy Wheeler. Before my time even but a true Reading Legend. Ask your daughter to pass on my best wishes to him One of my great memories of following Reading FC is when he lead the reserves to promotion, and shouting "Up on your shoulders lads" and...
by Esteban
25 Aug 2019 08:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Huddersfield Away
Replies: 95
Views: 18442

Re: BFTG Huddersfield Away

Woke up this morning feeling like I enjoyed the game, but I certainly didn't think that in the first half. We were very poor with the ball. Offensively we struggled to get Boyé and Joao working as a partnership, but that will hopefully improve with time. I thought both players did OK, but in isolati...
by Esteban
22 Aug 2019 13:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG WBA
Replies: 97
Views: 15372

Re: BFTG WBA

1-1 was a fair result in the end. But another very good performance against a team that has designs on automatic promotion. It's hard not to get carried away, given the last two results, but I still think we should be satisfied with a top 12 finish. We lack squad strength at right back, in midfield ...
by Esteban
21 Aug 2019 19:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by as hard as it gets
Replies: 245
Views: 21537

Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by as hard as it gets

Royals and Racers 1 change Boye replaces Joao


Hope he knows how to hold the ball up, reckon we'll be under the kosh tonight. That West Brom line up looks a bit too strong for us, I fear.
by Esteban
18 Aug 2019 16:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Cardiff
Replies: 201
Views: 26774

Re: BFTG - Cardiff

I walked into the stadium with my son telling me he doesn't want to watch Reading anymore.

We left with him singing Sweet Caroline and begging for a shirt with Puscas on the back.

Why?

Because my son is a demanding little shit!

Oh and we were awesome today. 8)
by Esteban
10 Aug 2019 15:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Hull City (a) sponsored by Nigel Adkins
Replies: 264
Views: 22891

Re: MATCHWATCH : Hull City (a) sponsored by Nigel Adkins

Yiadom beaten far too easily, Virginia absolutely dreadful and who was ball watching and not following up?
by Esteban
08 Aug 2019 20:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 249
Views: 46385

Re: CONFIMRED - Ovie Ejaria

I still don;t understand about 10 days ago we were under a soft embargo, and now we've spent millions in fees and wages, without really letting anyone go, well certainly not in the numbers we were expecting. Is Mr Dai going shot or bust, hoping to get out of the Chump and so escape any retribution ...
by Esteban
07 Aug 2019 20:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Puscas
Replies: 212
Views: 29434

Re: Rumour - Puscas

Incoming...
by Esteban
06 Aug 2019 06:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED: Lucas Joao
Replies: 173
Views: 21563

Re: Rumour: Lucas Joao

Wednesday fan at work said he is a good impact sub, but tends to go missing whenever he starts. His goal scoring record seems to support that.

Wouldn't write him off though, Gomes may be able to get the best out of him.
by Esteban
05 Aug 2019 20:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Pele
Replies: 61
Views: 10970

Re: RUMOUR - Pele

Never heard of him, but I quite like the idea of having Moore, Pele and Puscas starting for us.
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