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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Lower West » 14 Apr 2019 10:30

Zip It’s a shame fans from other clubs don’t give Reading just a little bit of credit for Twenty’s Plenty. They don’t get ripped off like they do by some other clubs.


The general level of away support suggests that the policy does work. We are struggling to sell 1500 at Bristol City. At £32 hardly surprising.

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Snowball » 14 Apr 2019 10:53

sandman Have to laugh at the person on there who said that Ref was a "Homer".

He gave them absolutely everything, including failing to give us a free kick in the lead up to the free kick that got them back into the game.


and Maupay didn't even get a yellow for grabbing Baker by the throat (should have been red)

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by CountryRoyal » 22 Aug 2019 08:33

I'll take that - Reading have some good players and I think they'l do well this season.


Reading we’re a much improved side & played really well. Better than previous Reading teams.


But Reading are a decent side and should finish top half.


I thought Reading looked very good and it was a good football match on the whole. The goalscorer for them was seriously impressive all night and looks like he will be a steal when they sign him permanently for around £3m.


http://westbrom.com/forum/index.php?topic=23662.0

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Zip » 22 Aug 2019 08:57

There are not many fan bases I have much time for. West Brom’s fans always seem to come across as decent and without that sense of entitlement you see so often from supporters of other clubs

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by CountryRoyal » 22 Aug 2019 09:01

Zip There are not many fan bases I have much time for. West Brom’s fans always seem to come across as decent and without that sense of entitlement you see so often from supporters of other clubs


Yep agreed.

There was one guy on the match thread that said poor result against a poor side - and was mostly greeted with “poor side?? :lol:

I’d much rather see WBA go up ahead of Fulham (obviously). But then again, I’d rather anyone went up ahead of Fulham, except Leeds.


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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Jagermesiter1871 » 22 Aug 2019 09:23

Everytime I've been to the hawthorns they've been a class act. Plenty of friendly banter in the vine pre and post match and definitely without any sense of entitlement. Best club in the Midlands all day.

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Hound » 22 Aug 2019 09:28

Yep +1 on wba. Plenty of time for them

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by genome » 22 Aug 2019 09:28

Agreed, by far the best of the Birmingham-area sides

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by SCIAG » 22 Aug 2019 09:29

Jagermesiter1871 Everytime I've been to the hawthorns they've been a class act. Plenty of friendly banter in the vine pre and post match and definitely without any sense of entitlement. Best club in the Midlands all day.

Understatement imo, they're possibly the most likeable club (or at least fan base - the ridiculous sacking of Moore was a bit of a mark against the owners) in the country.

They're there to enjoy themselves and they take the rough with the smooth. That would be patronising but they also have a habit of assembling good sides and never spend long in this division.

I have a lot of time for West Brom.


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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by WestYorksRoyal » 22 Aug 2019 09:31

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Jagermesiter1871 Everytime I've been to the hawthorns they've been a class act. Plenty of friendly banter in the vine pre and post match and definitely without any sense of entitlement. Best club in the Midlands all day.

Understatement imo, they're possibly the most likeable club (or at least fan base - the ridiculous sacking of Moore was a bit of a mark against the owners) in the country.

They're there to enjoy themselves and they take the rough with the smooth. That would be patronising but they also have a habit of assembling good sides and never spend long in this division.

I have a lot of time for West Brom.

I'd say they're a big club in this league without their fans acting like one. Certainly bigger than Fulham who like to think of themselves as Barcelona.

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by NewCorkSeth » 22 Aug 2019 09:41

Dont know a single West Brom fan so haven't formed an opinion on them. But on twitter they seem to be a grounded bunch. Lamenting their inability to break down teams like us rather than the usual "cant even beat Reading" responses you get.

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by stealthpapes » 22 Aug 2019 09:42

While I do have a lot of time for WBA (nearest ground to my house, PhD students have been fans, Cyrille Regis etc), I can't help but laugh at this slice of history;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqOp0oxkRks

Final game of 1990-91 season, branded a toga party a few months earlier by fans who were convinced they couldn't go down. At this point, Rovers played in Bath. There's a grainy photo of a LOT of WBA fans, many of them dressed as romans, sat at the nearby station, trains cancelled or just ignoring it. Pissed off don't cover it.

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by East Grinstead Royal » 22 Aug 2019 10:33

stealthpapes While I do have a lot of time for WBA (nearest ground to my house, PhD students have been fans, Cyrille Regis etc), I can't help but laugh at this slice of history;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqOp0oxkRks

Final game of 1990-91 season, branded a toga party a few months earlier by fans who were convinced they couldn't go down. At this point, Rovers played in Bath. There's a grainy photo of a LOT of WBA fans, many of them dressed as romans, sat at the nearby station, trains cancelled or just ignoring it. Pissed off don't cover it.

I was at that game. It was a nothing game for Rovers, until 10 minutes before kick-off when the WBA contingent invaded the home area. Atmosphere changed in a second and suddenly the Rovers fans really wanted to win. The game kicked off and about 2 minutes in, Carl Sanders was sent off for a ridiculous foul. Rovers fans were now desperate to see WBA go down, and so they did.


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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Mr Optimist » 22 Aug 2019 13:07

I think the two seasons they then spent in the third tier until they came back under Ossie Ardiles and the play offs is the only time they have spent outside the top two divisions in their 150+ year history.

I remember (just about!) turning up to the Hawthorns for our away fixture midweek there in 92-93 after a day of heavy drinking in Worcester and wondering who the hell was in goal for us that night....Shaka’s debut! We lost the game 3-0 but better times were just around the corner.

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Singing Defective » 22 Aug 2019 16:57

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Jagermesiter1871 Everytime I've been to the hawthorns they've been a class act. Plenty of friendly banter in the vine pre and post match and definitely without any sense of entitlement. Best club in the Midlands all day.

Understatement imo, they're possibly the most likeable club (or at least fan base - the ridiculous sacking of Moore was a bit of a mark against the owners) in the country.

They're there to enjoy themselves and they take the rough with the smooth. That would be patronising but they also have a habit of assembling good sides and never spend long in this division.

I have a lot of time for West Brom.


Not sure if they did it last night, but at last year’s game, they let the away end on the metro first after full time, before opening the home dam. Not many clubs that fair.

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by bcubed » 23 Aug 2019 12:13

genome Agreed, by far the best of the Birmingham-area sides


Low bar though

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by stealthpapes » 23 Aug 2019 12:32

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stealthpapes While I do have a lot of time for WBA (nearest ground to my house, PhD students have been fans, Cyrille Regis etc), I can't help but laugh at this slice of history;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqOp0oxkRks

Final game of 1990-91 season, branded a toga party a few months earlier by fans who were convinced they couldn't go down. At this point, Rovers played in Bath. There's a grainy photo of a LOT of WBA fans, many of them dressed as romans, sat at the nearby station, trains cancelled or just ignoring it. Pissed off don't cover it.

I was at that game. It was a nothing game for Rovers, until 10 minutes before kick-off when the WBA contingent invaded the home area. Atmosphere changed in a second and suddenly the Rovers fans really wanted to win. The game kicked off and about 2 minutes in, Carl Sanders was sent off for a ridiculous foul. Rovers fans were now desperate to see WBA go down, and so they did.


thank you for that! nice bit of context.

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by stealthpapes » 23 Aug 2019 12:33

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Jagermesiter1871 Everytime I've been to the hawthorns they've been a class act. Plenty of friendly banter in the vine pre and post match and definitely without any sense of entitlement. Best club in the Midlands all day.

Understatement imo, they're possibly the most likeable club (or at least fan base - the ridiculous sacking of Moore was a bit of a mark against the owners) in the country.

They're there to enjoy themselves and they take the rough with the smooth. That would be patronising but they also have a habit of assembling good sides and never spend long in this division.

I have a lot of time for West Brom.


Not sure if they did it last night, but at last year’s game, they let the away end on the metro first after full time, before opening the home dam. Not many clubs that fair.


there were five of us but yeah, they didn't complain that we queue jumped somewhat.

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by Snowflake Royal » 23 Aug 2019 12:44

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genome Agreed, by far the best of the Birmingham-area sides


Low bar though

They clear it by miles.

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Re: Opposition fans back from the game

by stealthpapes » 23 Aug 2019 13:02

Broadly, all of the West Mids fans I've met are decent. Villa fans tend a bit towards arrogance, but all have been through countless wringers and shitty owners and crap football to give them a sense of perspective and a sense of humour.

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