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Re: On this day

by URZZZZZZZZ » 13 Jan 2020 06:53

10 (ten :shock: ) years ago today

https://www.royals.org/matdoc/130110.html

Oh what a night

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Re: On this day

by Hendo » 13 Jan 2020 11:26

URZZZZZZZZ 10 (ten :shock: ) years ago today

https://www.royals.org/matdoc/130110.html

Oh what a night


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0Hea0KZ4ys&feature=youtu.be

An amazing night, was at uni in Lincoln at the time and there was no way of me getting to the game and back home again, added to the fact that most of the country was snowed in at the time, I had to watch this in a pub. I was the only Reading fan (not unsurprising) mixed in with quite a few Liverpool fans.

I remember thinking, when Jobi stuck his effort wide, that it just wasn't going to be our night. But oh what a night.

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Re: On this day

by stealthpapes » 13 Jan 2020 11:31

Lived in Manc, as did rabidbee - ex of this parish, so we braved the snow and the Warrington services KFC.

Quite simply, one of the best experiences as a Reading fan I have had.

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Re: On this day

by URZZZZZZZZ » 13 Jan 2020 12:30

I had a 9 hour train journey from Reading, worth it all in the end of course.

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Re: On this day

by WoodleyRoyal » 13 Jan 2020 12:37

Hendo
URZZZZZZZZ 10 (ten :shock: ) years ago today

https://www.royals.org/matdoc/130110.html

Oh what a night


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0Hea0KZ4ys&feature=youtu.be

An amazing night, was at uni in Lincoln at the time and there was no way of me getting to the game and back home again, added to the fact that most of the country was snowed in at the time, I had to watch this in a pub. I was the only Reading fan (not unsurprising) mixed in with quite a few Liverpool fans.

I remember thinking, when Jobi stuck his effort wide, that it just wasn't going to be our night. But oh what a night.


Dreadful commentator.
If jobi had scored that, would it have been one of Readings greatest ever goals?
Bryn's nutmeg will, forever go down in history


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Re: On this day

by Hendo » 13 Jan 2020 12:42

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URZZZZZZZZ 10 (ten :shock: ) years ago today

https://www.royals.org/matdoc/130110.html

Oh what a night


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0Hea0KZ4ys&feature=youtu.be

An amazing night, was at uni in Lincoln at the time and there was no way of me getting to the game and back home again, added to the fact that most of the country was snowed in at the time, I had to watch this in a pub. I was the only Reading fan (not unsurprising) mixed in with quite a few Liverpool fans.

I remember thinking, when Jobi stuck his effort wide, that it just wasn't going to be our night. But oh what a night.


Dreadful commentator.
If jobi had scored that, would it have been one of Readings greatest ever goals?
Bryn's nutmeg will, forever go down in history


Yeah it is, but I can’t always find the ITV commentary which is much better.

100% it would’ve been one of the best.

The nutmeg was oxf*rd glorious.

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Re: On this day

by leon » 13 Jan 2020 16:44

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0Hea0KZ4ys&feature=youtu.be

An amazing night, was at uni in Lincoln at the time and there was no way of me getting to the game and back home again, added to the fact that most of the country was snowed in at the time, I had to watch this in a pub. I was the only Reading fan (not unsurprising) mixed in with quite a few Liverpool fans.

I remember thinking, when Jobi stuck his effort wide, that it just wasn't going to be our night. But oh what a night.


Dreadful commentator.
If jobi had scored that, would it have been one of Readings greatest ever goals?
Bryn's nutmeg will, forever go down in history


Yeah it is, but I can’t always find the ITV commentary which is much better.

100% it would’ve been one of the best.

The nutmeg was oxf*rd glorious.


And the cross was perfection.

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Re: On this day

by Hendo » 13 Jan 2020 16:50

Undefendable.

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Re: On this day

by John Smith » 16 Jan 2020 09:59

https://www.royals.org/matdoc/160199.html

Quite possibly the darkest day in the Madejski's history


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Re: On this day

by Jerry St Clair » 19 Feb 2020 10:27

Scunthorpe 2 - 2 Reading -19 Feb 2000

"We're off to sunny Scunny". 20 years ago today :shock:

In the midst of Pardew's season of transition, when adequate was probably the word to describe a fairly uneventlful season, 900 of us met up at the Madejski wearing special t-shirts with special stickets in our cars to travel in convoy to Scunthorpe.

It was a great, early, example of the power of the internet to enable fan groups to get together and organise events
or
it was a tragic day out for a bunch of geeky, internetz saddos.

Depending on your point of view.

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Re: On this day

by South Coast Royal » 19 Feb 2020 10:41

Jerry St Clair Scunthorpe 2 - 2 Reading -19 Feb 2000

"We're off to sunny Scunny". 20 years ago today :shock:

In the midst of Pardew's season of transition, when adequate was probably the word to describe a fairly uneventlful season, 900 of us met up at the Madejski wearing special t-shirts with special stickets in our cars to travel in convoy to Scunthorpe.

It was a great, early, example of the power of the internet to enable fan groups to get together and organise events
or
it was a tragic day out for a bunch of geeky, internetz saddos.

Depending on your point of view.


We were there-first time I had ever been in a pound shop.

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Re: On this day

by Zammo » 19 Feb 2020 12:29

John Smith https://www.royals.org/matdoc/160199.html

Quite possibly the darkest day in the Madejski's history


To try and sort it all out Burns took off Brayson and bought on the entirely ineffective McIntyre and then replaced one of our best creative players in the shape of Glasgow and brought in Bernal from the bench. Sarr replaced the unimpressive Houghton, and then did nothing except pick up yet another booking.


:lol:

I left after the fifth.

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Re: On this day

by sandman » 19 Feb 2020 12:32

Couple of decent strikers for Rovers that day. Wonder what happened to them.


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Re: On this day

by From Despair To Where? » 19 Feb 2020 12:45


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Re: On this day

by Stranded » 19 Feb 2020 14:32

From Despair To Where? Idiots!!!

https://royals.org/matdoc/190205.html


Crazy end to that season (though obviously the following year made up for it) 70pts after 43 games and seemingly a shoe in for the play-offs we contrived to lose our last 3 games to let Pardew's West Ham sneak in and go on to win the play-offs.

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Re: On this day

by SWLR » 19 Feb 2020 14:43

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From Despair To Where? Idiots!!!

https://royals.org/matdoc/190205.html


Crazy end to that season (though obviously the following year made up for it) 70pts after 43 games and seemingly a shoe in for the play-offs we contrived to lose our last 3 games to let Pardew's West Ham sneak in and go on to win the play-offs.


Yep, that team would never achieve anything... wait though all it needed was Norwich to pay silly money for Hughes....

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Re: On this day

by Hendo » 19 Feb 2020 14:45

SWLR
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From Despair To Where? Idiots!!!

https://royals.org/matdoc/190205.html


Crazy end to that season (though obviously the following year made up for it) 70pts after 43 games and seemingly a shoe in for the play-offs we contrived to lose our last 3 games to let Pardew's West Ham sneak in and go on to win the play-offs.


Yep, that team would never achieve anything... wait though all it needed was Norwich to pay silly money for Hughes....


And Bobby Convey to realise that he could actually play football :)

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Re: On this day

by SWLR » 19 Feb 2020 15:49

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Crazy end to that season (though obviously the following year made up for it) 70pts after 43 games and seemingly a shoe in for the play-offs we contrived to lose our last 3 games to let Pardew's West Ham sneak in and go on to win the play-offs.


Yep, that team would never achieve anything... wait though all it needed was Norwich to pay silly money for Hughes....


And Bobby Convey to realise that he could actually play football :)

And Sir Steve to wake up in an Irish hotel with a stinking hangover and contracts for two unknown strikers

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Re: On this day

by Hendo » 19 Feb 2020 15:51

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Yep, that team would never achieve anything... wait though all it needed was Norwich to pay silly money for Hughes....


And Bobby Convey to realise that he could actually play football :)

And Sir Steve to wake up in an Irish hotel with a stinking hangover and contracts for two unknown strikers


Heh, makes me think of this wonderful bit of dialogue.

'Ron Benson and Tony Hedges?'
'Yeh, I said there'd be a few surprises'
'Who else you looking at Mike?Lambert and Butler?'

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Re: On this day

by stealthpapes » 19 Feb 2020 16:01

Stranded
From Despair To Where? Idiots!!!

https://royals.org/matdoc/190205.html


Crazy end to that season (though obviously the following year made up for it) 70pts after 43 games and seemingly a shoe in for the play-offs we contrived to lose our last 3 games to let Pardew's West Ham sneak in and go on to win the play-offs.


What gets me is the absolute shift they put in at Sunderland (A) to cement the turnaround in form in March (thinking the Kitson hattrick but also just a return to some form of tenacity and ruggedness).

Then Wigan (A)

Awful.

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