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by Cripple Creek
16 Oct 2020 21:20
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: More an idea than a rumour
Replies: 1
Views: 1259

More an idea than a rumour

Johnny Williams. I know he is injury prone but he's a lovely player and comes across so forlornly on the excellent Netflix documentary Sunderland til I Die. I'd like to seem dribble for Reading.
by Cripple Creek
19 Jan 2020 10:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Millwall Away
Replies: 75
Views: 14772

Re: BFTG Millwall Away

Bowen's post match analysis has been mentioned on here before but I was really impressed by how specific the manager was post-Millwall about what went wrong and his understanding of how and why certain things failed. It kind of gives you a bit of faith having someone both articulate and passionate i...
by Cripple Creek
30 Dec 2019 17:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Preston (a)
Replies: 56
Views: 9560

Re: BFTG - Preston (a)

What worries me about the outfit conundrum is the lack of elegance on show. Personally, I would have no problem if the players wore blue and white striped plus fours and a decent pair of brogues. It would show young people the importance of sartorial appearance in respecting oneself and others.
by Cripple Creek
24 Nov 2019 19:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Brentford
Replies: 28
Views: 6588

Re: BFTG - Brentford

Glad I wasn't there. I hate airport food.
by Cripple Creek
24 Nov 2019 07:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Brentford
Replies: 28
Views: 6588

Re: BFTG - Brentford

What does one eat at a 'Catanian dinner' whatever that is? I could Google Catanian dinner but I can't be arsed although I could have done so in the time it has taken me to write this.
by Cripple Creek
20 Aug 2019 20:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Song for Ejaria
Replies: 20
Views: 2782

Re: Song for Ejaria

To the tune of No-one Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir including lisp:

There'th no-one quite like Ovie
There'th no-one quite like him
He alwayth trieth hith betht
And scoreth a goal with vim

Ovie we love you
Ovie we do
And though you may be far away
We alwayth think of you
by Cripple Creek
20 Aug 2019 18:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Song for Ejaria
Replies: 20
Views: 2782

Re: Song for Ejaria

To the tune of Knees Up Mother Brown.
Ovie Ejaria
Ovie Ejaria
Ovie Ovie
Ovie Ovie
Ovie Ejaria
by Cripple Creek
01 Jul 2019 06:03
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Reading's ground staff salary
Replies: 25
Views: 4429

Re: Reading's ground staff salary

Not quite sure who said it was the club's responsibility to make everyone rich!!! Certainly not me.
by Cripple Creek
01 Jul 2019 04:31
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Reading's ground staff salary
Replies: 25
Views: 4429

Re: Reading's ground staff salary

That's a bizarre comment. What about people who need a job? I left a well paid job to become a carer because I wanted to do something useful and knowingly went on a minimum wage. I had the privilege of choice. Not everyone has that privilege. Apart from anything else why should a club that supposedl...
by Cripple Creek
01 Jul 2019 03:44
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Reading's ground staff salary
Replies: 25
Views: 4429

Reading's ground staff salary

Great. Reading is offering jobs as ground staff at the club for 8.21 per hour. It's barely the minimum wage and is, frankly, a disgrace. Get unionised guys this is a club that does not have your interests at heart.
by Cripple Creek
17 Mar 2019 06:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Stoke
Replies: 29
Views: 8974

Re: BFTG Stoke

Yes, thanks for all the BFG reports, which are by far the best way I get a handle on performances given that I can't make matches.
by Cripple Creek
20 Feb 2019 07:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Have Reading ever had a player like a "Pogba B"
Replies: 40
Views: 6347

Re: Have Reading ever had a player like a "Pogba B"

I'm surprised that Beavon has been mentioned. He plateaued in about his first game and remained distinctly the same for the rest of his Reading career. Probably far better than most of his team mates but that's not saying a great deal.
by Cripple Creek
19 Feb 2019 05:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Have Reading ever had a player like a "Pogba B"
Replies: 40
Views: 6347

Have Reading ever had a player like a "Pogba B"

Watching Pogba under OGS it struck me that Reading have never had a midfield player of his elegance, first touch and vision. Darius Wdowczyk was probably, for me, Reading's most stylish player in the sense that he was more like a new Mercedes than any other player that I can think of but he was a de...
by Cripple Creek
08 Jan 2019 08:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clear out started
Replies: 210
Views: 27847

Re: Clear out started

Just seen Johnny Williams has gone from Crystal Palace to Charlton.Shame. He would have been a good cheap signing.
by Cripple Creek
01 Jan 2019 20:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Swansea
Replies: 204
Views: 26964

Re: BFTG - Swansea

Got to say I thought Gomes's comments were spot on and sounded fairly intelligent. Still think we'll go down though.
by Cripple Creek
23 Dec 2018 09:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED José Gomes
Replies: 312
Views: 41320

Re: CONFIMRED José Gomes

This appointment has all the hallmarks of the Terry 'The Taxi' Bullivant appointment all those years ago. Gomes probably speaks better English and to be honest what he has had to say sounds as sane as intelligent as anyone could say under the circumstances. I mean he doesn't sound like a Neil Warnoc...
by Cripple Creek
02 Dec 2017 17:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sunderland (a) sponsored by Charlie Hurley
Replies: 188
Views: 18527

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sunderland (a) sponsored by Charlie Hurley

Looking forward to a match report on here ...
by Cripple Creek
14 Oct 2017 18:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst ever Reading Player
Replies: 204
Views: 34190

Re: Worst ever Reading Player

Good to see a shout for Dave Shipperley and hear mention of his turning circle. Looked like a sort of seven foot tall Ernest Borgnine with the expression of one of those people who always complains of having a 'head cold'. Before Jerry Williams was transformed into a pretty bloody good right back an...
by Cripple Creek
12 Feb 2016 09:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Most disappointing season?
Replies: 59
Views: 9683

Re: Most disappointing season?

An interesting post and question. I've supported Reading since the mid-70s and expectations were so low then that disappointment never really figured. I never watched Reading expecting anything other than a Saturday afternoon watching a club which, unaccountably, I was obsessed with and loved to fol...
by Cripple Creek
25 Jan 2016 08:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Charlie Watts - great journo
Replies: 149
Views: 32289

Charlie Watts - great journo

Just thought - assuming Charles Watts occasionally looks on here, although fair play if he doesn't - it was worth mentioning what a great job he does for Get Reading. He writes well, seems genuinely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about everything at the club and, most importantly, keeps the news on ...
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