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Re: On this day

by Platypuss » 25 Mar 2019 13:23

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came here to post just that


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxW-Sxa3fTY&feature=youtu.be

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Re: On this day

by Jerry St Clair » 27 Mar 2019 10:06

The end of March provides a rich seam of On This Day memories. Though you need to be middle-aged to remember this. 31 years ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ZYiZpZuc4

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Re: On this day

by Jerry St Clair » 27 Mar 2019 10:11

The scariest thing about watching that is that Ian Branfoot was 37 years old when he took over at Reading and 41 when we won the Simod Cup. :shock:

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Re: On this day

by Victor Meldrew » 27 Mar 2019 10:31

Great day out in a relegation season.
For those that think survival in any division is better than winning a cup final at Wembley-our relegation has long disappeared from the memory but that day never will.

The twists and turns of football:-
Luton went on to win the League Cup that season and played at the top level.
Since then they have gone to the bottom and now are destined to be in the Championship again whereas we have had the ups by having a short time at the top level but could once again be relegated to the 3rd level with, ironically, Luton taking our place.

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Re: On this day

by Royal Bee » 27 Mar 2019 13:46

I still have a hat and a scarf from that day!
IIRC, it was a lovely sunny day.

Didn't Luton make it Wembley 4 times in a year around that point?


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Re: On this day

by Royality creeps In » 27 Mar 2019 18:54

This was the first time I got completely bladdered before and after a Reading game.
Boozy Mini Bus to Wembley. Pub Wembley High St. Pub back in Brackers after until I stumbled home in the early hours.
Unfortunately /fortunately (delete as appropriate) it set a precedent to this day :oops:

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Re: On this day

by Jerry St Clair » 28 Mar 2019 18:29

Platypuss
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genome “Give us the scores you bastards!”



came here to post just that


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxW-Sxa3fTY&feature=youtu.be


Woman serving in the buffet car on the train back from Leicester: "I've been doing this for four years and I've never sold out of champagne before". :D

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Re: On this day

by Jerry St Clair » 30 Mar 2019 10:37

30 March 2002. A beautiful bright, sunny day. And a trip to Ashton Gate.

A 3-3 thriller and total carnage in the packed away end. A proper day out. Was that the day the Queen Mum died as well?

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Re: On this day

by stealthpapes » 30 Mar 2019 10:42

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came here to post just that


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxW-Sxa3fTY&feature=youtu.be


Woman serving in the buffet car on the train back from Leicester: "I've been doing this for four years and I've never sold out of champagne before". :D


:lol:


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Re: On this day

by stealthpapes » 30 Mar 2019 10:47

Jerry St Clair 30 March 2002. A beautiful bright, sunny day. And a trip to Ashton Gate.

A 3-3 thriller and total carnage in the packed away end. A proper day out. Was that the day the Queen Mum died as well?


I may still have the Whiff from the next game.

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Re: On this day

by stealthpapes » 30 Mar 2019 10:48

oddly there seems to be very little online presence for the Whiff. That feels like a shame to me - it was pretty frequent in the Pardew seasons and then under Coppell.

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Re: On this day

by stealthpapes » 31 Mar 2019 16:54

2011-12, the run in.

We played 3 other teams in the Top 4 and also Leeds in 2 weeks. Amazing scenes throughout. Went to/watched every one.

First up:

West Ham away. 4-2 win. Roberts and Leigertwood imperious.

Great away day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THs915bDkyI

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Re: On this day

by AthleticoSpizz » 31 Mar 2019 17:13

Joyous viewing, thank you......but whatever happened to ‘shammers players Vaz Te and that Sam Baldock fellah?


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Re: On this day

by stealthpapes » 31 Mar 2019 17:42

wiki tells me

Vaz Te - nomadic - stayed at West Ham until 2015 to diminishing returns, then Akhisar Belediyespor, Charlton Athletic, Akhisar Belediyespor, Henan Jianye, Qingdao Huanghai. Not a loan to Charlton, went there and decided that he was happier inTurkey.

Sam Baldock - no idea, mate, retired and lives in a caravan?

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Re: On this day

by AthleticoSpizz » 01 Apr 2019 20:07

Maybe he could do a job for us?

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Re: On this day

by Mr Optimist » 01 Apr 2019 20:32

AthleticoSpizz Maybe he could do a job for us?


Knowing our luck, we'd sign him and he would spend most of the time injured.

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Re: On this day

by Jackson Corner » 02 Apr 2019 15:59

stealthpapes 2011-12, the run in.

We played 3 other teams in the Top 4 and also Leeds in 2 weeks. Amazing scenes throughout. Went to/watched every one.

First up:

West Ham away. 4-2 win. Roberts and Leigertwood imperious.

Great away day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THs915bDkyI


Tosser Nolan given it the big un after there 2nd goal..... Tony Gubba a soft penalty? Didn't mention that Kebe had smashed the ball in to the net if the ref had played on. And the dildo sellers faces was priceless. I remember seeing a picture of James Corden at that game giving it I'm a true ammer fist pump, even though he's from a middle class family in Wycombe. Great away day we had a few under Brian.

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Re: On this day

by strap » 03 Apr 2019 21:25

Platypuss
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came here to post just that


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxW-Sxa3fTY&feature=youtu.be


Genuinely tears rolling down may face watching that again! oxf*rd Reading FC I LOVE you, I oxf*rd hate you, I oxf*rd LOVE you!! oxf*rd it, pissed again!! oxf*rd RFC WHY do I do this to myself!?!?!? My friends and wife think I'm oxf*rd nuts?!?!?!?! (My sons don't though and that's all that matters!). Oh oxf*rd it!!!! Come on you RRRs - get 3 points at Hull and we'll be OK!!!!!

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Re: On this day

by Ark Royal » 03 Apr 2019 21:45

Jackson Corner
stealthpapes 2011-12, the run in.

We played 3 other teams in the Top 4 and also Leeds in 2 weeks. Amazing scenes throughout. Went to/watched every one.

First up:

West Ham away. 4-2 win. Roberts and Leigertwood imperious.

Great away day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THs915bDkyI


Tosser Nolan given it the big un after there 2nd goal..... Tony Gubba a soft penalty? Didn't mention that Kebe had smashed the ball in to the net if the ref had played on. And the dildo sellers faces was priceless. I remember seeing a picture of James Corden at that game giving it I'm a true ammer fist pump, even though he's from a middle class family in Wycombe. Great away day we had a few under Brian.


Always laugh at the Gubbster's commentary after Kaspars Gorkss goal: "...he won the air in the battle with Kevin Nolan..." :D

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Re: On this day

by stealthpapes » 18 Apr 2019 14:53

stealthpapes 2011-12, the run in.

We played 3 other teams in the Top 4 and also Leeds in 2 weeks. Amazing scenes throughout. Went to/watched every one.

First up:

West Ham away. 4-2 win. Roberts and Leigertwood imperious.

Great away day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THs915bDkyI


I missed Leeds at home by a week or so, but I got reminded that I watched it in this gr8 pub in Liverpool.



Tense game, goal disallowed before a Le Fondre double set us on our way.

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