The hardest player to ever play for Reading?

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Re: The hardest player to ever play for Reading?

by Snowball » 17 May 2021 15:56

Who was that ordinary looking opponent who was lying on the floor
part-injured and he put his face forward to deliberately block a shot

Was the team Barnsley? Pure guts.


And anyway the bravery award goes to Jimmy Kebe for Sock-Gate

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Re: The hardest player to ever play for Reading?

by Taffster » 17 May 2021 15:59

Snowball Who was that ordinary looking opponent who was lying on the floor
part-injured and he put his face forward to deliberately block a shot

Think it was Burnley and Ben Mee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhgnN0HOLMs

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Re: The hardest player to ever play for Reading?

by Snowball » 17 May 2021 16:17

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Snowball Who was that ordinary looking opponent who was lying on the floor
part-injured and he put his face forward to deliberately block a shot

Think it was Burnley and Ben Mee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhgnN0HOLMs


Very gutsy

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Re: The hardest player to ever play for Reading?

by AthleticoSpizz » 17 May 2021 18:03

Snowball Who was the ex-Stoke right-back who came to us for a season, good old-fashioned,
no messing-about FB who got his only ever winners medal while with us?
Andy Griffin....a bit more than a season tho’

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Re: The hardest player to ever play for Reading?

by Snowflake Royal » 17 May 2021 18:57

Snowball By "hard" are you guys talking "tough", "can take the knocks", brave etc

or do you mean dirty player, lots of deliberate hurting of opponents? (eg Mings)?

I think Noel Hunt and Shane Long were very gutsy and knocked seven
shades out of CB partnerships over 90 minutes. Noel was brave to the
point of stupid. Felt like he was knocked out every other game.

Contrast those two with Meite who may be big but is hardly
a hurt-machine.

Or contrast them with Church who always looked and played "scared" to my eyes.

Who was the ex-Stoke right-back who came to us for a season, good old-fashioned,
no messing-about FB who got his only ever winners medal while with us?

Griffin


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Re: The hardest player to ever play for Reading?

by AthleticoSpizz » 17 May 2021 19:10

Yes, Griffin...........Andy Griffin



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Re: The hardest player to ever play for Reading?

by Franchise FC » 17 May 2021 19:34

AthleticoSpizz Yes, Griffin...........Andy Griffin



:shock:

:arrow:

Was he a spy ?

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Re: The hardest player to ever play for Reading?

by Snowball » 18 May 2021 11:23

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AthleticoSpizz Yes, Griffin...........Andy Griffin



:shock:

:arrow:

Was he a spy ?




No, he used to stir his drinks (ITK)

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Re: The hardest player to ever play for Reading?

by Forbury Lion » 18 May 2021 15:18

Andre Bikey - red carded in a trial match and/or friendly for us for headbutting an opposition player, his head wasn't always right.


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Re: The hardest player to ever play for Reading?

by Pepe the Horseman » 18 May 2021 15:36

Snowflake Royal
Snowball By "hard" are you guys talking "tough", "can take the knocks", brave etc

or do you mean dirty player, lots of deliberate hurting of opponents? (eg Mings)?

I think Noel Hunt and Shane Long were very gutsy and knocked seven
shades out of CB partnerships over 90 minutes. Noel was brave to the
point of stupid. Felt like he was knocked out every other game.

Contrast those two with Meite who may be big but is hardly
a hurt-machine.

Or contrast them with Church who always looked and played "scared" to my eyes.

Who was the ex-Stoke right-back who came to us for a season, good old-fashioned,
no messing-about FB who got his only ever winners medal while with us?

Griffin

Wasn't he an amateur boxer as well?

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Re: The hardest player to ever play for Reading?

by Hendo » 18 May 2021 15:39

He replied to one of my tweets during the 11/12 season. csb, etc...

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Re: The hardest player to ever play for Reading?

by super darren caskey » 18 May 2021 16:19

Danny Bailey looked like he could be a handful? but i never really see him play much

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Re: The hardest player to ever play for Reading?

by Barney » 18 May 2021 19:51

super darren caskey Danny Bailey looked like he could be a handful? but i never really see him play much


Danny Bailey versus Robin Friday. Jeez...you wouldn't get good odds on that.

As someone said earlier (Pepe ?), Robin was REALLY hard and REALLY tough.

So in my mind we have had two really really tough/hard players...Friday and Hurlock.


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Re: The hardest player to ever play for Reading?

by The Faith Healer » 18 May 2021 20:05

Forbury Lion Andre Bikey - red carded in a trial match and/or friendly for us for headbutting an opposition player, his head wasn't always right.


Bikey wasn't 'hard', just a 'nutter' (ahem)
Always sort of liked him though, and wished he'd been better than he was...

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Re: The hardest player to ever play for Reading?

by linkenholtroyal » 19 May 2021 11:28

For no nonsense you dont get much better than Sonko or ingimarson that was a pairing not to mess with.

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Re: The hardest player to ever play for Reading?

by Xavier Onassis » 20 May 2021 01:13

Forbury Lion Andre Bikey - red carded in a trial match and/or friendly for us for headbutting an opposition player, his head wasn't always right.

It was a Swedish part-timer who I think was a publican in real life. We signed Bikey anyway.

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