On this day

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Re: 29 Years ago today

by Stranded » 06 May 2019 08:37

Tony Le Mesmer Final game of the season.

Birmingham City 0-1 Reading

Michael Gilkes scores late with the most unwanted Reading goal in history. Birmingham denied a play off spot.

Anyone else at this game? Genuinely terrifying exprience trying to make it to the station afterwards.

Game held up due to 2 mass pitch invasions. Tried to make a run for it to the station whuilst the first was taking place. this backfired as they all poured through the main stand and out in to the road. Had to do a u turn and head back into the away end!


Yep. was there with the Junior Royals and took part in a penalty shoot-out at half time (scored both penalties that I took) - luckily was 0-0 at half time. Remember we were bundled back onto our coach at full time and had to travel with the curtains closed with a police escort to get the coach away.

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Re: On this day

by Nick Shorey my Lord! » 07 May 2019 12:07

Hmmm, doesn't ring a bell that one. This one does though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3htEY3IXmEc

And as for today - it's all about that towering header. What a wicked day it was - proper warm as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki2ntdMBx-E

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Re: On this day

by Ark Royal » 14 May 2019 14:43

Tranmere 1 Reading 3 - PO SF 1st Leg. In all my years, this was the most perfect away performance I ever witnessed. Tranmere were played off the park and their fans showed their appreciation at the end. A brilliant, brilliant day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxI5e06HXU

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Re: On this day

by stealthpapes » 14 May 2019 14:53

that tranmere kit is nice

but not as nice as our play that day

still :heart: lee nogan

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Re: On this day

by Sutekh » 14 May 2019 14:57

Ark Royal Tranmere 1 Reading 3 - PO SF 1st Leg. In all my years, this was the most perfect away performance I ever witnessed. Tranmere were played off the park and their fans showed their appreciation at the end. A brilliant, brilliant day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxI5e06HXU


Similar era, Blackpool 0-4 Reading was pretty immense as away performances go. First time I went to Bloomfield Road as well.


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Re: On this day

by Ark Royal » 14 May 2019 15:01

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Ark Royal Tranmere 1 Reading 3 - PO SF 1st Leg. In all my years, this was the most perfect away performance I ever witnessed. Tranmere were played off the park and their fans showed their appreciation at the end. A brilliant, brilliant day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxI5e06HXU


Similar era, Blackpool 0-4 Reading was pretty immense as away performances go. First time I went to Bloomfield Road as well.


Agreed. A good away day, especially as Stockport had only drawn 2-2 with Cardiff earlier that day. Blackpool fans clapped us off. My lasting memory was not Dylan Kerr's shirt-over-the-head celebration, but Tom Jones wearing what looked like the last pair of shorts out of the bag that had been washed with too much bleach.

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Re: On this day

by Ark Royal » 14 May 2019 15:03

stealthpapes that tranmere kit is nice

but not as nice as our play that day

still :heart: lee nogan


That outside-of-the-left-peg pass from Dariusz to Nogs for the third. Sigh...

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Re: On this day

by stealthpapes » 15 May 2019 09:33

I know its not RFC but here's as good a place to post it.

These are highlights from the other semifinal. It is peak mid-90s football.

@ molyneux: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cnw_brwMQI0
Peter Shilton there, in goal for Bolton.

@ burnden park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnSTHLMs-ZA
the commentary on that second clip is lolz.

postmatch interviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9w8rvjbrTk
additional material here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Onf8id6rxhY

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Re: On this day

by From Despair To Where? » 15 May 2019 10:39

stealthpapes
@ burnden park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnSTHLMs-ZA
the commentary on that second clip is lolz.


"Ooooh, what a ding dong do!!!!!!"

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Re: On this day

by Victor Meldrew » 15 May 2019 12:06

Ark Royal Tranmere 1 Reading 3 - PO SF 1st Leg. In all my years, this was the most perfect away performance I ever witnessed. Tranmere were played off the park and their fans showed their appreciation at the end. A brilliant, brilliant day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxI5e06HXU


Agreed-in all my years as well it is my favourite before or since.
Also liked the reminder from Sutekh about that Blackpool game-my son and I called into a work mate's mum and dad in Blackpool that day-they couldn't believe we had travelled "all that way" just to see a game at Blackpool and didn't fully get why we supported Reading when we lived in Bournemouth..

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Re: On this day

by Victor Meldrew » 15 May 2019 12:07

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Ark Royal Tranmere 1 Reading 3 - PO SF 1st Leg. In all my years, this was the most perfect away performance I ever witnessed. Tranmere were played off the park and their fans showed their appreciation at the end. A brilliant, brilliant day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxI5e06HXU


Agreed-in all my years as well it is my favourite before or since-such a polished performance with so much at stake.
Also liked the reminder from Sutekh about that Blackpool game-my son and I called into a work mate's mum and dad in Blackpool that day-they couldn't believe we had travelled "all that way" just to see a game at Blackpool and didn't fully get why we supported Reading when we lived in Bournemouth..

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Re: On this day

by RFCMod » 15 May 2019 13:03

Ark Royal Tranmere 1 Reading 3 - PO SF 1st Leg. In all my years, this was the most perfect away performance I ever witnessed. Tranmere were played off the park and their fans showed their appreciation at the end. A brilliant, brilliant day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxI5e06HXU


JM getting the beers in in the pub near the ground

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Re: On this day

by Vision » 15 May 2019 14:39

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Ark Royal Tranmere 1 Reading 3 - PO SF 1st Leg. In all my years, this was the most perfect away performance I ever witnessed. Tranmere were played off the park and their fans showed their appreciation at the end. A brilliant, brilliant day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxI5e06HXU


JM getting the beers in in the pub near the ground


Ha. The Mersey Clipper?


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Re: On this day

by RFCMod » 15 May 2019 17:01

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Ark Royal Tranmere 1 Reading 3 - PO SF 1st Leg. In all my years, this was the most perfect away performance I ever witnessed. Tranmere were played off the park and their fans showed their appreciation at the end. A brilliant, brilliant day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxI5e06HXU


JM getting the beers in in the pub near the ground


Ha. The Mersey Clipper?


Thats the one

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Re: On this day

by grey_squirrel » 15 May 2019 20:30

Ark Royal Tranmere 1 Reading 3 - PO SF 1st Leg. In all my years, this was the most perfect away performance I ever witnessed. Tranmere were played off the park and their fans showed their appreciation at the end. A brilliant, brilliant day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxI5e06HXU



Yeah I can't think of a better away performance (when it mattered) either. I had forgotten though we actually left it quite late to win it there and that Bolton only just scraped through against Wolves in their Semi.

I remember the subsequent home leg as being kind of strange. What were we gonna do. Sit tight. Go for another goal to be sure. In the end it was neither really. Largely forgettable apart from Scotty Taylor running almost the whole length of the (really heavy) pitch towards the Tilehurst End, dribbling past most of the Tranmere team on the way, only to run out of legs and fluff it. Scotty really was truly a great player in his day.

And at the end of it all, it was all for nothing. So long ago now too, there's no animosity for Bolton's predicament, though disgust/contempt for McAteer will obviously always remain.

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Re: On this day

by EverHopeful » 15 May 2019 21:03

Ark Royal Tranmere 1 Reading 3 - PO SF 1st Leg. In all my years, this was the most perfect away performance I ever witnessed. Tranmere were played off the park and their fans showed their appreciation at the end. A brilliant, brilliant day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxI5e06HXU


JM also cam into the away pub next to the ground and bought us all a beer - top day !
you can also add that Tranmere fans after the game over the segregation and shook a few of us by the hand - best team thats been here for years was the comment....

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Re: On this day

by Green » 16 May 2019 14:06

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Ark Royal Tranmere 1 Reading 3 - PO SF 1st Leg. In all my years, this was the most perfect away performance I ever witnessed. Tranmere were played off the park and their fans showed their appreciation at the end. A brilliant, brilliant day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxI5e06HXU


JM also cam into the away pub next to the ground and bought us all a beer - top day !

Ha. The Mersey Clipper?

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Re: On this day

by Green » 16 May 2019 14:06

some chump Slow day Green?


You could say that.

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Re: On this day

by stealthpapes » 16 May 2019 15:32



matchdays only for me

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Re: On this day

by Green » 23 May 2019 16:19

I dunno a hangover busting Sunday morning breakfast looks worth a look

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