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by grey_squirrel
05 Sep 2017 18:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC 1985/86
Replies: 32
Views: 6717

Re: Reading FC 1985/86

So gutted when Kevin Bremner left for Brighton. I heard a rumour that he had been refused an extra £50 a week in wages and got the hump so moved to Brighton who were a division below us at the time, then promptly helped them to promotion back to division 2. I remember his last game for us, the seas...
by grey_squirrel
04 Sep 2017 18:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC 1985/86
Replies: 32
Views: 6717

Re: Reading FC 1985/86

That was the season of the 4-3 home win against Plymouth 3-0 down against the team that were second in the table at the time, and with only c20 minutes left. For me that was the highlight of the season, not necessarily the 13 wins IIRC didn't Plymouth also hit the crossbar from some range after the...
by grey_squirrel
13 Jun 2017 14:16
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 5019
Views: 534775

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

Who at the Club actually decides on the kit?
by grey_squirrel
31 May 2017 15:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Which playoff final was worse?
Replies: 57
Views: 10637

Re: Which playoff final was worse?

Bolton of course I can still recall that feeling when 2-0 up and the penalty was missed Looking round there was anguish on everyone's face - no one said anything - they didn't need to - that was it, our chance had come and gone. That was the weirdest moment in football I have ever experienced. Even...
by grey_squirrel
10 May 2017 14:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Fulham prediction thread
Replies: 115
Views: 14314

Re: Fulham prediction thread

I tossed a coin twice. Reading being 'heads' (obviously)

Fulham to win first game
Reading to win second game.

Tossed it a third time for the decider and Fulham won overall.

That's about as mathematical as you can get with the Play Off probabilities.
by grey_squirrel
26 Apr 2017 08:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Wigan (H) - Predictions
Replies: 10
Views: 2124

Re: Wigan (H) - Predictions

Half Biscuit Bad feeling.

Expected to win + Bogey team + Last home match + "We always bounce back" + "We only need a point for playoffs"
= 0-2 defeat

It happens. 0-2 Watford 2007, 2-3 Sheff Utd 2011.


^^^ This
by grey_squirrel
19 Apr 2017 09:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Loan players
Replies: 37
Views: 6088

Re: Loan players

K9hassel Ian Porterfield . Came back later to haunt us as a manager.


I remember Roger Smee took the unusual step of publicly advertising the actual salary for the Managers position, which was £60,000 per annum.
When was it? 1989?
by grey_squirrel
19 Apr 2017 09:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Loan players
Replies: 37
Views: 6088

Re: Loan players

K9hassel Dave Sutton On loan from Plymouth in late 1970s.........


.........had the most ridiculous, squeaky, high-pitched voice ever known to man.
by grey_squirrel
16 Jan 2017 20:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Team with most ex Reading players at one time?
Replies: 38
Views: 6550

Re: Team with most ex Reading players at one time?

I am sure that Aldersh*t must have had a few ex-Reading in any given line-up. Hmmm. Can only think of Wayne W-a-n-k-l-y-n, (to the Mods and youth on here, yes that was his real name.! Google it!!!), Tommy Youlden and Paul Bennett going from us to them. With Glenn Burville going the other way ( a bi...
by grey_squirrel
18 Nov 2016 09:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Einstein agogo's best ginger RFC player thread
Replies: 21
Views: 7686

Re: Einstein agogo's best ginger RFC player thread

As requested by EA on another thread. post up your top 5 gingers. 1. Dave Kitson 2. Steve Sidwell 3. Paul McShane 4. Stephen Quinn 5. Alex Fernandez Are there any alternatives???? Do we need to extend this to anybody with light coloured hair which might be considered ginger if looked at in a certai...
by grey_squirrel
15 Nov 2016 20:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Black History Month, Favourite Black Reading Player.
Replies: 101
Views: 34141

Re: Black History Month, Favourite Black Reading Player.

Dr_Hfuhruhurr
NessaFromEldorado 1. Shaka Hislop
2. Michael Gilkes
3. Keith McPherson
4. Floyd Streete
5. Steve Richardson


Thats saved me typing anything.


Er. No it didn't.
by grey_squirrel
14 Nov 2016 13:25
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Royal Elm Park
Replies: 543
Views: 98121

Re: Royal Elm Park

Just want any sort of decent centre so there could some prospect of getting on the gig circuit for touring bands as it is quite pathetic that the Thames Valley/Berkshire has nothing to host decent size concerts on a regular basis Yea it is quite frustrating when watching TV and some band is on talk...
by grey_squirrel
01 Nov 2016 19:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Black History Month, Favourite Black Reading Player.
Replies: 101
Views: 34141

Re: Black History Month, Favourite Black Reading Player.

Players eligible for neither side: Al-Habsi, De La Cruz, Karacan, Kebe (?), Hurtado, Seol, Husin + the Korean kids. Only need one more to get us to a full team (four more if you don't include kids who never played for us). Anyone I'm missing? Naseem Bashir ----------------Al-Habsi------------------...
by grey_squirrel
01 Nov 2016 07:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Black History Month, Favourite Black Reading Player.
Replies: 101
Views: 34141

Re: Black History Month, Favourite Black Reading Player.

Just players I've seen: ---------------------Shaka------------------- Subs: McPherson, Mariappa, Obita, Tshibola, HRK, McCleary, Owusu Rosenior--Sonko--Bikey--Bertrand Gilkes-----Legs---Harper---McAnuff ------------Roberts----Lita---------------- vs. -------------Kitson----Doyle-------------- Conve...
by grey_squirrel
25 Oct 2016 11:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Southbank sit down protest
Replies: 44
Views: 11204

Re: The Southbank sit down protest

The Chesterfield game

http://www.getreading.co.uk/lifestyle/n ... ry/7229979

I'm in the crowd goal celebration phots!
by grey_squirrel
31 Mar 2016 08:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Something to cheer us up
Replies: 10
Views: 2933

Re: Something to cheer us up

Norfolk Royal Pretty safe to say the South Bank got 'taken' that day I would imagine.


Judging from the sound on the footage, that must've happened before kick-off!
by grey_squirrel
27 Mar 2016 16:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Looking forward
Replies: 25
Views: 4408

Re: Looking forward

Well if that's Murty's response and unless there is some content missing we may as well give up now, not only as a club but as a sport. Why would you not want to show passion? Often I hear grumbles of the atmosphere and agree it's not the best, but one thing that would lift it, would be if we had e...
by grey_squirrel
01 Mar 2016 11:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Dislike ex-Reading players
Replies: 94
Views: 13414

Re: Dislike ex-Reading players

Strangely didn't care much for Sanchez or Doyle on their returns. It was more their nonchalance at us/being back than anything.
by grey_squirrel
01 Mar 2016 11:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Dislike ex-Reading players
Replies: 94
Views: 13414

Re: Dislike ex-Reading players

genome
Pepe the Horseman Never really got the beef with Rosenior.


http://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/footb ... ng-4232659



^^^ This plus he was absolute pony. A complete waste of space who contributed nothing to the team.
by grey_squirrel
26 Feb 2016 19:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Robin Friday
Replies: 74
Views: 26215

Re: Robin Friday

It struck me looking at the line-up what an attacking, but lightweight midfield, we had out that night/at the time.

Presumably

Turner

Henderson - Hetzke - Youlden - Moreline (as you'd expect)

Murray - Carnaby - Dunphy

Friday - Hiron - Nelson

2 of Minty's hat trick were pens? IIRC.
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