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by Royal & Ancient
26 Sep 2019 17:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) sponsored by Sammy Chung
Replies: 145
Views: 9288

Re: MATCHWATCH : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) sponsored by Sammy Chung

Scutterbucketz Worst Reading Pen ever by Boye. That’s quite the achievement.

Not so sure about that!
Fond memories of ‘Bomber’ Reeve sending a rocket last seen heading down Wantage Road. Don’t think we ever got the ball back!
Can’t remember who we were playing.Happy days at E.P.
by Royal & Ancient
14 May 2019 07:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: RIP - Gordon Neate
Replies: 59
Views: 6369

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 Royal & Ancient
13 May 2019 10:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: RIP - Gordon Neate
Replies: 59
Views: 6369

Re: RIP - Gordon Neate

A really good bloke and a great asset to the Club for so many years. Last met with him some years back at the back of the Mad Stadium for a long chat about ‘old times’. Oh nostalgia! Re “Lofty”. Does anyone know who he was? I generally stood to the left of the half way line and he was over to the ri...
by Royal & Ancient
02 May 2019 11:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by Timbuk 3
Replies: 83
Views: 7646

Re: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by Timbuk 3

Piece in The Mail today that only half pay paid to players. Is this a fact or a “ Mailism”?
by Royal & Ancient
22 Mar 2019 09:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 774
Views: 124724

Re: Ex Players

Hate to throw a spanner in but Hob Nobs are,and were,made by McVities,no connection to Huntley and Palmers.
H &P were well known for ginger nuts or more appropriately for the broken biscuits which seemed to be part of employees perks and fed most of Reading. Those were the days.
by Royal & Ancient
15 Jan 2019 12:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2308
Views: 513432

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Thanks Denver. Still about (just!). Gave up my S.T. Couple of years ago partly because of the “dross” but mainly health as I seem to have contracted a brain disease which has affected my speech,mobility and not much point in going if you can’t shout at the ref/linesman/players (not ours,of course!)....
by Royal & Ancient
14 Jan 2019 20:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2308
Views: 513432

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

I still smile at the Hobnobber comment from years ago at A Forest fan who came on after losing here to say ‘At least we have a forest’ with the HN response ‘ But we have Whitley Wood’
by Royal & Ancient
26 Nov 2018 22:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 774
Views: 124724

Re: Ex Players

Sorry to learn that Wally Hinshelwood has died. Those of us of a certain age ( and still supporting!) will remember him steaming through the mud on the wing at E.P.. Think he scored some 30 goals in those days of honest endeavour in the early 50's.
by Royal & Ancient
27 Mar 2018 21:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading or England?
Replies: 65
Views: 5248

Re: Reading or England?

Denver, I believe it did, was just to the right of that goal but we were all leaping up and down with flags waving,not a care in the world. No instant replays then. Have only just passed on my programme to a young collector. What a captain in Bobby Moore, this lot playing now not in his league but s...
by Royal & Ancient
27 Mar 2018 21:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading or England?
Replies: 65
Views: 5248

Re: Reading or England?

Am I the only Hobnobber to be at the 1966 Final? What a day that was,indeed the whole tournament when it was a thing of pride to represent the country. Group of us,working in London, bought a ticket for all the Wembley games. £25, some bargain that but remember my wife thought it an extravagance!
by Royal & Ancient
18 Mar 2018 14:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation
Replies: 478
Views: 45379

Re: Relegation

Seldom come on here these days but Strap has some very valid points. Worrying part about the new “training” ground is the lack of anything happening except clearance around the old stables which has,I believe, been earmarked for housing. The ground has been cleared with mountains of soil/ sand about...
by Royal & Ancient
23 Jan 2018 18:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Low away attendances
Replies: 86
Views: 9768

Re: Low away attendances

4 of us made it through deep snow to Manchester in 1955 to see us lose to United ( 4-1 if I remember rightly) in a Cup replay travelling in an Austin A30 with side and rear windows completely frozen all the way. Home fans very tolerant of my youthful ranting. Think the Smith’s coach turned up midway...
by Royal & Ancient
30 Dec 2016 15:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Fulham (H) Predictions
Replies: 33
Views: 7484

Re: Fulham (H) Predictions

Too foggy to know just what is going on? All will be revealed in tomorrow's papers! Or not!
by Royal & Ancient
29 Dec 2016 16:28
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Thai owners
Replies: 304
Views: 56762

Re: Thai owners

In all this can we assume that the Bearwood training ground is now a 'dead duck' and the 'state of the art' Academy also? Will they follow the Brentford lead and,also, when SJM sells up the Hogwood site will they be back to training at Sonning or even Prospect Park? Sad to see a historic part of Rea...
by Royal & Ancient
29 Oct 2016 22:44
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: New Training Ground
Replies: 302
Views: 67500

Re: New Training Ground

Going past today and the piles of rubbish at the blocked off entrance are growing higher. Could not see any players under there!
Feel lot of sympathy for the golfers who had to give up this pleasant little course and see it like this.
by Royal & Ancient
13 Dec 2014 17:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Watford (h) - attendance predictor....
Replies: 8
Views: 1475

Re: Watford (h) - attendance predictor....

As the Club always include season ticket holders irrespective of whether they are there or not we are never given a true figure . It cannot be difficult to establish given that we all pass through a turnstile or are checked in at the desk but, for me, attendance means bums on seats. After today they...
by Royal & Ancient
12 Dec 2014 22:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: The truth about Royston...
Replies: 759
Views: 110368

Re: The truth about Royston...

It is,in fact,a Porsche Magnum of which,I believe there are only two in the Country - the other owned by a Liverpool Player.
He spent at least £50k. on internal comforts- sound system etc. And it has Dutch numberplates. Think he brought it with him.
by Royal & Ancient
04 Aug 2014 22:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Confimred new owners of Raeding Footbal Club
Replies: 8683
Views: 458555

Re: Confimred new owners of Reading Football Club

I know It will annoy Ian immensely but I have picked up my toys and renewed my S/T again! Can he,or someone, explain to me,in simple terms, how this (apparently brilliant -SJM-) management team have managed to screw up what must have been the most successful decade in the history of the Club. I have...
by Royal & Ancient
20 Apr 2014 11:20
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Will you renew your season ticket for 2014/15?
Replies: 184
Views: 15528

Re: Will you renew your season ticket for 2014/15?

Well thanks Harpers and Platypus for your eloquent contributions. At least I have (had?) a passion for this Club and many happy memories of both players and games,far outweighing the occasional negative ones. Anyway the problem has been solved by Sky who have changed their download to IOS 6+ which m...
by Royal & Ancient
19 Apr 2014 23:04
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Will you renew your season ticket for 2014/15?
Replies: 184
Views: 15528

Dilemma!

Do I or dont I ? This enticement letter to renew my Season Ticket has been sitting there for a week and for the first time in years I feel like binning it! Having been a follower and supporter since 1946/7 this is not the first time I've felt like this but always carried on. You just can't abandon y...
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