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by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
05 Aug 2013 23:09
Forum: General Football
Topic: First game horror stories
Replies: 35
Views: 3920

Re: First game horror stories

but the worst IMHO is Millwall 0-1 Yeovil. That must have hurt. ...why? It's a poor result, but unless you've developed a "small club = shit" mentality so prevalent in the premier league obsessed media, a lower-half team losing to one expected to struggle is hardly humiliation. It's a hom...
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
04 Aug 2013 12:50
Forum: General Football
Topic: First game horror stories
Replies: 35
Views: 3920

Re: First game horror stories

Schards#2 but the worst IMHO is Millwall 0-1 Yeovil. That must have hurt.

...why?

It's a poor result, but unless you've developed a "small club = shit" mentality so prevalent in the premier league obsessed media, a lower-half team losing to one expected to struggle is hardly humiliation.
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
03 Aug 2013 21:41
Forum: General Football
Topic: Football Returns
Replies: 16
Views: 1717

Re: Football Returns

Apparently, the Pompey game was the biggest ever crowd for that level.......I'm sure some of our forefathers would beg to differ. a quite wiki check shows... The highest average league attendance in the Fourth Division was 19,092, achieved by Crystal Palace in the 1960/61 season. The highest attend...
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
28 Jul 2013 18:45
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 5006
Views: 527330

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

Seeing it up close convinced me yesterday that this will be a "no shirt" year. On the plus side, this will make me seem much cooler and more of a proper fan apparently, but it does also mean I'll have to look at the horrible kit every game. The hooped sleeves look extra nasty from the back.
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
27 Jul 2013 18:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Swansea
Replies: 95
Views: 14881

Re: BFTG Swansea

pbb2007 It reminds me when brendon Rogers was in charge change the system but look toothless up front. Hope some new strikers are on the cards.

without any service, it doesn't matter how good your strikers are - they'll find it hard to score.
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
26 Jul 2013 22:11
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Yeovil Away
Replies: 278
Views: 30790

Re: Yeovil Away

Barry the bird boggler Well that's me stuffed. Not in the country for 2 weeks, with no wifi, while these are on sale and thanks to the crap ticket office telephone system you can't ring up and get tickets that way either.

where on earth are you going where you can't even nip into an internet cafe to buy a ticket?
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
26 Jul 2013 22:04
Forum: General Football
Topic: Oxford United
Replies: 34
Views: 3354

Re: Oxford United

You can't just invent a local rival. The whole idea is daft. And as it happens I love it that Oxford, Swindon and Aldershot are all crap, having to look up at us, knowing that kids from their areas are growing up as Reading supporters, and knowing that barring a seismic shift, they won't be at our l...
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
26 Jul 2013 19:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: too confident?
Replies: 137
Views: 17725

Re: too confident?

I think we should be up there, but my biggest concern is the change of playing style.

I think it's the right thing to do, but it may take a while for us to be effective playing it.
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
22 Jul 2013 20:53
Forum: General Football
Topic: World Cup Coverage
Replies: 60
Views: 3675

Re: World Cup Coverage

Do people honestly watch BBC/ITV football for the pundits though? - i would rather it be free than having to pay just cos you get better pundits People watching because of the pundits seems unlikely, but I do increasingly feel, especially on match of the day, is that the pundits think it's a footba...
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
21 Jul 2013 09:33
Forum: General Football
Topic: World Cup Coverage
Replies: 60
Views: 3675

Re: World Cup Coverage

Except it wasn't "every ball" - you'd lose some for the news at lunchtime, and if play over-ran they'd cut it off unless it was really dramatic. There isn't a free-to-air broadcaster who's prepared to dedicate the time needed without a break - and guarantee that coverage. I think cutting ...
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
20 Jul 2013 12:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pre-Season Games - Portugal
Replies: 343
Views: 32207

Re: Pre-Season Games - Portugal

Im happy with the squad but in the back of my mind i still think theres something missing For me it's having mostly the same defence who shipped too many goals last season and the same forward line that didn't score enough. On the contrary, I think our weakness last season was in midfield, which st...
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
20 Jul 2013 12:09
Forum: General Football
Topic: Stoke offer free coach travel for all away games
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: Stoke offer free coach travel for all away games

Exactly. The cost of all the extra tickets sold would probably offset the cost of the coaches anyway. it might if we made any money on away ticket sales. On the other hand, how much does it cost to hire a coach? £500? How many are we likely to fill even of they were free? For some reason the number...
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
19 Jul 2013 18:34
Forum: General Football
Topic: World Cup Coverage
Replies: 60
Views: 3675

Re: World Cup Coverage

Can’t really expect a terrestrial channel to dedicate 25 days from 10 till 7 for the Ashes though. It’s the main reason to have Sky in the first place. I thought C4 used to do it and I'm fairly sure I was off school and watching the Ashes in the early 90s on BBC2 (I actually think I saw that famous...
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
18 Jul 2013 20:57
Forum: General Football
Topic: SkyBet Sponsors The Football League
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: SkyBet Sponsors The Football League

Barry the bird boggler Just so very naff

To be honest I barely notice who sponsors leagues and cups any more.
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
17 Jul 2013 22:17
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season tickets 2013/14
Replies: 584
Views: 52922

Re: Season tickets 2013/14

Ian Royal
No Fixed Abode Because they're not actually tickets sold. HTH

So you're telling us only 1500 people renewed their season ticket from last year? :| You utter bellend.


The underlined part wasn't really necessary.
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
17 Jul 2013 19:49
Forum: International Football
Topic: 2022 Qatar
Replies: 165
Views: 19263

Re: 2022 Qatar

Only a matter of time before Australia gets a world cup. I thought South Africa was a perfect host country. Meant so much to the nation and regardless of the quality of the football, the games had such character. Brazil will be similar. I doubt we'll say the same after Russia and Qatar. Personally ...
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
16 Jul 2013 20:53
Forum: General Football
Topic: Surprise hidden in Southampton wall
Replies: 14
Views: 1445

Re: Surprise hidden in Southampton wall

If you were smart you'd take the stuff out before sealing it up. Get them to smash their own wall up to remove something that's not even there.
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
11 Jul 2013 20:01
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: New sponsor to appear on club shorts
Replies: 44
Views: 3532

Re: New sponsor to appear on club shorts

melonhead couldnt caere less about he name. the name means nothing. its not like an ancient historic ground or any thing


I doubt many care about the stadium not being called the Madejski Stadium.

The fear is more about it being called The Weetabix Bowl, or something equally as tacky.
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
09 Jul 2013 20:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pre-season friendlies
Replies: 353
Views: 57452

Re: Pre-season friendlies

behind closed doors friendlies also allow clubs to field foreign (non-EU) trialists, as they can't play in friendlies (or any other games) without a work permit.

That might be a benefit if we have anyone over.
by Rev Algenon Stickleback H
08 Jul 2013 00:12
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 5006
Views: 527330

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

Perhaps the club have realised that by putting a plain back on the shirts they flog more names and numbers so can bring in an extra £10 or so per shirt. Bloody hell you're probably right! Seems so obvious when you think about it. Classic RFC cunning. Would anyone put a name & number on the back...
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