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by East Grinstead Royal
06 Nov 2019 09:07
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Brentford A Saturday November 23rd
Replies: 22
Views: 1997

Re: Brentford A Saturday November 23rd

Probably the only remaining ground where I have sat or stood on all four sides. My first visit there saw Gordon Cumming get sent off and Bruce Stuckey equalised direct from a corner. Easy journey on the train from Three Bridges, so I will be there.
by East Grinstead Royal
04 Nov 2019 16:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 3721
Views: 426560

Re: Rival Watch

Err, I think most people were underwhelmed but were happy to give him a chance before slagging him off. It was only the usual vocal minority or the Twitter mong collective who crawled out if the woodwork, calling him a snake and coming up with conspiracy theories about how he got the job who were c...
by East Grinstead Royal
23 Sep 2019 13:09
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: 21 not out
Replies: 14
Views: 1631

Re: 21 not out

My son was one of the seven-year-olds that was given a shirt by Steve Sidwell that evening. He will be 21 later this week, is now a qualified football coach, working in schools in Sussex and running an under 9s team. It's fair to say he's a bit more talkative than he was when SS gave him the shirt, ...
by East Grinstead Royal
22 Aug 2019 10:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2040
Views: 479659

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

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 c...
by East Grinstead Royal
19 Aug 2019 14:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Song For Puşcaş
Replies: 55
Views: 1948

Re: Song For Puşcaş

Sounds like "My Old Man's a Dustman" aka "Mark McGhee is magic."
by East Grinstead Royal
13 Aug 2019 11:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Wycombe Wanderers (a) sponsored by Lawrie Sanchez
Replies: 163
Views: 10279

Re: MATCHWATCH : Wycombe Wanderers (a) sponsored by Lawrie Sanchez

I was there as well. Very cold. Don't recall very much, but I do remember the hospital. I was on one of the coaches - was that the game where one broke down and had to wait on the hard shoulder for a replacement?
by East Grinstead Royal
05 Aug 2019 17:06
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Blue-collar streetfood
Replies: 86
Views: 8068

Re: Blue-collar streetfood

Got into a queue at the burger van (as well as beef burgers, they were offering ostrich, kangaroo and (IIRC) a Bangkok Bad Boy (which, disappointingly, was a spicy bean burger!). This was roughly halfway between gates 5 and 6. Took 5 minutes to reach the front of the queue and pay, then another 35 ...
by East Grinstead Royal
05 Aug 2019 12:18
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Blue-collar streetfood
Replies: 86
Views: 8068

Re: Blue-collar streetfood

Got into a queue at the burger van (as well as beef burgers, they were offering ostrich, kangaroo and (IIRC) a Bangkok Bad Boy (which, disappointingly, was a spicy bean burger!). This was roughly halfway between gates 5 and 6. Took 5 minutes to reach the front of the queue and pay, then another 35 m...
by East Grinstead Royal
07 May 2019 17:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: RFC to become the 4th...
Replies: 20
Views: 2496

Re: RFC to become the 4th...

Will they do the matching caps as well as the knickerbocker shorts? 50% wool as well no doubt. I'd love that first kit to be used again - we could sing, "We've got more hoops than you" when we play QPR. Thanks for the replies. For the 150, I want not just the kit, but the team photo to be...
by East Grinstead Royal
07 May 2019 15:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: RFC to become the 4th...
Replies: 20
Views: 2496

Re: RFC to become the 4th...

I wonder if we will use a "historical kit" as a number of other clubs have done when reaching milestones? We have a new kit every season, so might as well. I guess it will be the first one, but with a Carabao log on the front http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Reading/Reading.htm Alternative...
by East Grinstead Royal
07 May 2019 10:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: RFC to become the 4th...
Replies: 20
Views: 2496

RFC to become the 4th...

...oldest club in the League (PL + EFL), following the relegation of Notts County last weekend. Stoke City will become the oldest next season, followed by Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday. Chesterfield's relegation from the EFL a year ago had moved Reading up to 5th (although Chesterfield's...
by East Grinstead Royal
29 Apr 2019 17:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 3721
Views: 426560

Re: Rival Watch

Leeds and Derby are serial bottlers. Villa's recent Wembley experiences weren't happy ones.WBA should do it. Although a Villa v Leeds final would be entertaining, if only to hear the Villa fans' reaction to Bamford.
by East Grinstead Royal
28 Apr 2019 09:17
Forum: General Football
Topic: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 224052

Re: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread

A fine... An interesting penalty for a club so skint that it can't pay its players!
by East Grinstead Royal
27 Apr 2019 13:39
Forum: General Football
Topic: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 224052

Re: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread

Professional football clubs exist for one reason - to play football in front of the public. If a club is unable to play its players, it ceases to be able to fulfil that function and should be closed down. No doubt a Phoenix club would be created and reach the EFL within a decade, but a club that emp...
by East Grinstead Royal
24 Apr 2019 15:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Medium/long term prospects
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: Medium/long term prospects

Just going off at a slight tangent, I was interested to hear Nigel Howe say (after Monday's game) that the owners want to invest more money, but are prevented from doing so by FFP. We've known for years that FFP is there to ensure that the bigger clubs aren't threatened by massive investments into s...
by East Grinstead Royal
11 Apr 2019 08:55
Forum: BBC Radio Berkshire
Topic: Tim Dellor
Replies: 107
Views: 22195

Re: Tim Dellor

Dellor's commentary on Rino's goal last night is getting some attention from Zoe Ball and her sports reporter on Radio 2 this morning. Basically, Dellor did exactly what I did, which my wife wasn't slow to point out.
by East Grinstead Royal
05 Mar 2019 17:37
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt
Replies: 162
Views: 15318

Re: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt

The pink and white Brighton shirts are (I believe) cut differently to suit the female figure. Reading used to sell ladies' shirts, but always in the blue and white hoops (possibly still do).
by East Grinstead Royal
04 Mar 2019 17:25
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Madejski Stadium survey
Replies: 9
Views: 1890

Re: Madejski Stadium survey

Tried to complete it, but apparently the survey is now closed.
by East Grinstead Royal
01 Mar 2019 09:35
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt
Replies: 162
Views: 15318

Re: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt

Exactly the same happened to me. Total farce.
by East Grinstead Royal
26 Feb 2019 12:37
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Halftime entertainment
Replies: 7
Views: 1386

Re: Halftime entertainment

That "knock the Carabao cans over" thing would work better if it happened where a few more people could see it. Sticking in off the pitch alienates at least half the stadium . I think the raffle thing is covered, tbh. At least they make it clear what the winning ticket number is. I'm not s...
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