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by grey_squirrel
21 Sep 2018 12:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 782
Views: 142385

Re: Ex Players

Terry Hurlock now works for the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers) and in 2007 the Times declared him as the 23rd hardest man in football :lol: THE hardest man in football and probably now the RMT's 'chief whip'. My recollection of him getting sent off at home to Rotherham...
by grey_squirrel
04 Sep 2018 19:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Madejski Out
Replies: 69
Views: 7621

Re: Madejski Out

ISTR when Sidwell left, Coppell decided no replacement was needed.

IMO THAT was the decision that cost us - and effectively still is. Nothing to do with Madejski.

Call it short sighted, naive, frugal or whatever, but that was the defining error.
by grey_squirrel
30 Aug 2018 15:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: New chant
Replies: 14
Views: 1846

Re: New chant

Hmmmm, I'm just hoping this thread will at long last be the trigger for all those long lost HNA, very much missed and erudite subscribers to come flooding back to the forum in their droves.
by grey_squirrel
16 May 2018 20:27
Forum: General Football
Topic: Thatcham Town FA Vase Final
Replies: 25
Views: 4203

Re: Thatcham Town FA Vase Final

It is a magnificent achievement for a club such as Thatcham. What a day for them to remember. Good to see that 'grass roots' football is thriving in Berkshire. Especially after the durge we have been dished up over the past couple of years. Maidenhead United also easily consolidating their position ...
by grey_squirrel
15 May 2018 20:48
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Paul Clement to Napoli?
Replies: 36
Views: 8630

Re: Paul Clement to Napoli?

Taking the job with us could've been a bit like the rebound from an ex.

Not what you want or fancy, but better to get back out there than sit at home waiting/w@nking for something better to come along?
by grey_squirrel
27 Apr 2018 07:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Don Goodman
Replies: 45
Views: 10500

Re: Don Goodman

Hang on but he would be biased wouldn't he?!?!
by grey_squirrel
28 Mar 2018 20:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: QPR - I'm Looking Forward To Seeing
Replies: 21
Views: 3224

Re: QPR - I'm Looking Forward To Seeing

..... an attacking, exciting, all out assault on the opposition's goal with plenty of creativity, tenacity and shots with no meaningless backwards and sideways passes. Less percentage possession than the opposition. Not falling behind Gunter having a blinder 2 up top And us winning at home ...... Pa...
by grey_squirrel
08 Mar 2018 08:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gate figure conspiracy-gate?
Replies: 77
Views: 10799

Re: Gate figure conspiracy-gate?

Surely the way resolve this would be to count the numbers in seats at next home game? With the likely number attending it shouldn't take too long and would be a darn sight more interesting than watching what was going on on the pitch.
by grey_squirrel
24 Jan 2018 08:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Low away attendances
Replies: 86
Views: 10003

Re: Low away attendances

For me it was away to Wigan on 31 October 1989. Branfoot had just been sacked and Lew Chatterley was in temporary charge. Me and my mate drove up. Had a few beers in a Rovers Return type pub and headed off to the ground to find the Away End turnstiles boarded up. Incongruously there was a copper on ...
by grey_squirrel
11 Jan 2018 14:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Please get our transfer business completed in swift fashion!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2736

Re: Please get our transfer business completed in swift fashion!!!

Sutekh Won't matter for Reading. Perhaps a couple of loan deals in and couple loaned out. Unless Moore gets sold there won't be any major deals happening inwards.


Absolutely this

So move on, don't get excited and close the thread.
by grey_squirrel
08 Jan 2018 09:25
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Filling in the air vents with solid panels
Replies: 20
Views: 4231

Re: Filling in the air vents with solid panels

I thought the air vents were specifically designed and their whole purpose was to allow air flow onto the playing area to help sustain the grass/quality of the playing surface.

Just surprised its taken them 20 years to realise it hasn't and doesn't!
by grey_squirrel
22 Dec 2017 18:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: M-U-R-T-Y
Replies: 13
Views: 2630

M-U-R-T-Y

Can't see there is an existing recent/relevant post to this - Mods feel free to move/integrate - but I'm sure we'll all wish Murts the best and congrats on being announced as at least "interim" manager of Rangers until the end of the usual 'dead rubber' of a season up there. Significant ac...
by grey_squirrel
28 Sep 2017 21:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Kevin Doyle
Replies: 13
Views: 3193

Kevin Doyle

Ok prolly should be under AE but anyways just seen Doyler has announced his retirement from the game due to recurring concussion at the 'no' age of 34.

What the hell we could do with his like in his day right now!
by grey_squirrel
26 Sep 2017 11:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Renewed pessimism/interest
Replies: 46
Views: 6418

Re: Renewed pessimism/interest

There's no movement off the ball, no confidence or flair to take people on. There's no obvious desire to win back the ball when it's lost, no tenacity. And there doesn't seem to be a backbone to this team. Where's the spirit? I see what you did there. Wasn't Tenacity, Spirit, Flair Pardew's Corners...
by grey_squirrel
13 Sep 2017 19:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Oxford - Reading
Replies: 64
Views: 14744

Re: Oxford - Reading

Remember those games. Just out of interest as I don't recall any such event, but did Reading actually ever 'take' an end/side? Not to my knowledge. Actually I can! 11 December 1976. FAC2. Wycombe 1 Reading 2 (Robin Friday both of them). Bitterly cold and snowy. At Loakes Park. "We" 'occup...
by grey_squirrel
12 Sep 2017 20:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Oxford - Reading
Replies: 64
Views: 14744

Re: Oxford - Reading

Remember those games. Just out of interest as I don't recall any such event, but did Reading actually ever 'take' an end/side? Not to my knowledge. Actually I can! 11 December 1976. FAC2. Wycombe 1 Reading 2 (Robin Friday both of them). Bitterly cold and snowy. At Loakes Park. "We" 'occup...
by grey_squirrel
05 Sep 2017 18:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC 1985/86
Replies: 32
Views: 7613

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: 7613

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: 5026
Views: 565123

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: 11834

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...
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