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by East Grinstead Royal
29 Sep 2020 15:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: If you didn't support Reading, who would you have supported and why?
Replies: 97
Views: 3356

Re: If you didn't support Reading, who would you have supported and why?

Started watching Reading regularly in 1974. In those early days when Reading were away I occasionally tried watching Aldershot or Wokingham. Soon got that out of my system! When I moved out of the area I watched Yeovil and Bristol City a few times but invariably found myself wanting them to lose. I ...
by East Grinstead Royal
09 Sep 2020 11:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Chant Lyrics
Replies: 76
Views: 8150

Re: Chant Lyrics

Incidentally Bill is also a comedy writer and a bit of a musician/singer and his career goes back to the mid 60s with various TV and radio shows. Quite so, Sutekh. Bill's version of "On Ilkla Moor Baht'at" (done in the style of Joe Cocker / With A Little Help From My Friends) is worth a l...
by East Grinstead Royal
19 Aug 2020 10:39
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: STs for season 2019/2020
Replies: 335
Views: 40830

Re: STs for season 2019/2020

Friend of my son's is a West Ham STH. He reckons he's been asked to pay full price for a ST and will be given a pro-rata refund for each game he can't get to because of social distancing - but the refund is by way of vouchers to spend in the club shop! He's not the sort to wear replica shirts or cl...
by East Grinstead Royal
18 Aug 2020 15:01
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: STs for season 2019/2020
Replies: 335
Views: 40830

Re: STs for season 2019/2020

Friend of my son's is a West Ham STH. He reckons he's been asked to pay full price for a ST and will be given a pro-rata refund for each game he can't get to because of social distancing - but the refund is by way of vouchers to spend in the club shop! He's not the sort to wear replica shirts or clu...
by East Grinstead Royal
23 Jul 2020 15:19
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: STH Options
Replies: 42
Views: 4367

Re: STH Options

Apparently the first month of next season (at least) is going to be behind closed doors https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/sport/18589653.boris-johnson-makes-announcement-fans-can-return-stadiums/ That would put clubs in a difficult situation as to when to put next seasons STs on sale. Tricky for f...
by East Grinstead Royal
23 Jul 2020 14:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 6757
Views: 691401

Re: Rival Watch

Good question, Sutekh. Would they really want their grand opening to be behind closed doors, even if it was ready? When are the bulldozers due to move in to Griffin Park? They'll need to have some test events before they can host a proper match, even if it's limited capacity. Both Forest's and Brent...
by East Grinstead Royal
20 Jun 2020 15:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: ifollow
Replies: 250
Views: 20634

Re: ifollow

IN!
by East Grinstead Royal
20 Jun 2020 15:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: ifollow
Replies: 250
Views: 20634

Re: ifollow

RFC official site shrugs its shoulders and advises people to contact iFollow, which I have done. Not even had an automated reply, I'm thinking their email server may have crashed as well!
by East Grinstead Royal
20 Jun 2020 14:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: ifollow
Replies: 250
Views: 20634

Re: ifollow

Same here, ffs.
by East Grinstead Royal
25 May 2020 09:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jaap Stam
Replies: 9
Views: 2631

Re: Jaap Stam

Liam Kelly, maybe, but imagine Stam's surprise when the wrong one turns up to sign the contract.
by East Grinstead Royal
21 Feb 2020 13:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park Years
Replies: 216
Views: 34659

Re: Elm Park Years

Anyone remember Swindon away in the FA Cup in 1974? Terrible day, we lost 4-0. Lots of Reading fans near the hallway line at the start, anyone who started a song or chant was pointed out by plain clothes police at the front and got taken away by uniform. Eventually we ended up behind the goal where ...
by East Grinstead Royal
19 Feb 2020 13:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park Years
Replies: 216
Views: 34659

Re: Elm Park Years

It was Northampton. White coats, maroon "The Cobblers" splattered all over them. Without bothering to look it up, I believe Geoff Barker scored the only (winning) goal for us. Twas the season we went up, along with Lincoln and Northampton. The Lincoln game later that season drew over 15,0...
by East Grinstead Royal
13 Feb 2020 13:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 164
Views: 18372

Re: BFTG - Baggies

2021 being the club's 150th anniversary would be a good time to bring back caps as part of the kit.

Shirt numbers you can actually see from a distance of more that 40 yards might be an idea...
by East Grinstead Royal
11 Feb 2020 12:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park Years
Replies: 216
Views: 34659

Re: Elm Park Years

can recall Northampton (1976) walking through the Tilehurst End with their doctor white coats on, heading towards the Southbank My recollection is that it was Bournemouth (although could have been both, I suppose). It happened a few days after a TV programme on Millwall supporters. Whoever it was, ...
by East Grinstead Royal
29 Jan 2020 13:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Bristol citeh.
Replies: 116
Views: 17686

Re: BFTG Bristol citeh.

We really missed Adam last night. Since December, he has been outstanding. It was cold last night (and I had to scrape ice off the windscreen before heading home), but nowhere near as cold as it was at a midweek Newport Co v Reading game that I went to at Somerton Park in the early 80s. This was in ...
by East Grinstead Royal
06 Nov 2019 09:07
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Brentford A Saturday November 23rd
Replies: 22
Views: 4300

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: 6757
Views: 691401

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: 2919

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: 2722
Views: 572915

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: 4316

Re: Song For Puşcaş

Sounds like "My Old Man's a Dustman" aka "Mark McGhee is magic."
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