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by Jerry St Clair
02 Jun 2020 17:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: 25 years ago today
Replies: 48
Views: 4316

Re: 25 years ago today

No problem with it now. Revenge was completed when Bolton, then steaming away at the top of the Championship a couple of seasons later, and on a long winning run were overturned 3-2 at Elm Park with Jimmy Quinn having to go in goal for most of the 2nd half. I'd forgotten about that, but it's all co...
by Jerry St Clair
16 May 2020 22:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 597
Views: 149020

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Bury abandoned league cup tie 1995. Footage near the end at 1:15 ish https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cd0AvzWhPug Never seen Elm Park that sodden. We stood at the back of the South Bank under the clock and the rain was running down the steps lapping over the soles of my shoes. Iirc the rain only reall...
by Jerry St Clair
14 May 2020 15:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 372
Views: 91315

Re: On this day

A quarter of a century ago :shock: today we enjoyed our greatest away performance ever. The goal highlights don't do it justice - we were brilliant that day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxI5e06HXU
by Jerry St Clair
29 Apr 2020 13:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading games
Replies: 40
Views: 3929

Re: Worst Reading games

Boxing Day 2003. 0-3 at home to Wimbledon. Wimbledon were morphing into Franchise FC and were hated by their own fans, who'd started boycotting games. We surrendered 3-0 for the third game running. Fans were turning against Coppell and it wouldn't have been a surprise if Mr Mad had sacked him (he ve...
by Jerry St Clair
28 Apr 2020 16:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst ever Reading FC X1
Replies: 98
Views: 13892

Re: Worst ever Reading FC X1

Lee Nogan :shock: We recouped most of our transfer fee when we sold him. Was he our record signing? According to wiki we paid £250k for him. Overall I thought he was a decent signing. I think our previous record signing was the aforementioned Craig Maskell also for £250k. I'm being provocative. I l...
by Jerry St Clair
28 Apr 2020 13:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst ever Reading FC X1
Replies: 98
Views: 13892

Re: Worst ever Reading FC X1

Got to be looked at in the context of transfer fees. So: Craig Maskell. Record signing who was ok, but nowhere near as good as he should have been. And replaced Deano "Dean" Horrix I think so was always onto a loser. Carl Asaba. Record signing. Wasn't terrible but he was no Jimmy Quinn. Le...
by Jerry St Clair
21 Apr 2020 12:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 597
Views: 149020

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Tony Le Mesmer Southbank in full voice throughout with many chants you don't here often these days!


Younger viewers will be perplexed by non-Liverpool fans singing You'll Never Walk Alone.

It was a standard song for all teams once but, somehow, Liverpool took ownership of it.
by Jerry St Clair
01 Apr 2020 19:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 597
Views: 149020

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Leyton Orient away 1993/94. Feature on The Sunday Match. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsaQMhb7JOk There was a textbook infiltration of the home end by a dozen or so miscreants at that game. They got led round the pitch to the away end before kick off leading to a lovely rendition of the, now sad...
by Jerry St Clair
24 Feb 2020 19:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park Years
Replies: 216
Views: 29363

Re: Elm Park Years

Last competitive game under floodlights at Elm Park took place 22 years ago today: https://hobnob.royals.org/matdoc/240298.html And the last win at Elm Park? Think we lost nearly every league game after Christmas? <Checks> Our record from 7 Feb was: P18 - W2 - L16 :shock: The other win was Stoke at...
by Jerry St Clair
24 Feb 2020 14:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park Years
Replies: 216
Views: 29363

Re: Elm Park Years

It happened in front of the Southbank. Saints fan being hauled along the track by 2 coppers presumably prior to being nicked or arrested (although why they were taking Saints fans that way I gave no idea). At an FA Cup game against Hendon in the late 80s, I remember a few Hendon (or were they Totte...
by Jerry St Clair
19 Feb 2020 19:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 372
Views: 91315

Re: On this day

That Sunderland game was mad. They pissed on us for 75 minutes, Kitson scores 2 in 5 an I've never seen 15,000 fans leave so quickly with 10 minutes to go when their team is top of the league and still in a with a shout of nicking a goal. i remember going with a mate who's parents lived in Morpeth ...
by Jerry St Clair
19 Feb 2020 10:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 372
Views: 91315

Re: On this day

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 s...
by Jerry St Clair
06 Feb 2020 14:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park Years
Replies: 216
Views: 29363

Re: Elm Park Years

Lovely footage of the Miniature For Short launching the membership card.

There was nothing quite like a midweek game under the lights in the Network South East Enclosure.
by Jerry St Clair
16 Jan 2020 15:53
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 1430
Views: 156111

Re: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

Old Man Andrews You could just sit down? It is an offence to stand at an all seater stadium.


And totally unenforced as the 100s of thousands of supporters who stand at games every week proves.
by Jerry St Clair
09 Jan 2020 15:22
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: When are Millwall away tickets on sale?
Replies: 48
Views: 5586

Re: When are Millwall away tickets on sale?

SWLR Bl**dy engineering works means a 35/40 minute journey from SW London is now 2 hours sat on buses. Looks like no trains out of London Bridge too.


Jubilee Line to Canada Water. The Den is a 20 min walk from there.
by Jerry St Clair
09 Jan 2020 10:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 372
Views: 91315

Re: On this day

9 January 2001

Surely we all remember the glorious 2-1 win at Hereford in the LDV Vans Trophy? I remember the football special train was absolutely bouncing on the way back with thousands of delerious Royals. :?
by Jerry St Clair
08 Jan 2020 15:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 372
Views: 91315

Re: On this day

Had forgotten about Maddison taking the free-kick when he should have been on the pitch. It was bad enough even without that. From 2 mins in here you can see the confusion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqwIjOMR3lI Hard to do justice to the fury in the Southbank. The generally sedate old codgers n...
by Jerry St Clair
06 Jan 2020 13:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 372
Views: 91315

Re: On this day

6 Jan 1998.
League Cup Quarter Final
Reading 0 - 1 Middlesbrough

I haven't even looked at the HNA? match report, but I can tell you straight away that the ref was George Cain from Bootle.

Everyone who was there will tell why he is so memorable.
by Jerry St Clair
27 Nov 2019 16:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Leeds fans everywhere
Replies: 52
Views: 5016

Re: Leeds fans everywhere

If you're an adult and you're getting upset because people who support a different team to you celebrate when they score a goal, you need to have a word with yourself.
by Jerry St Clair
26 Nov 2019 15:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: FA Cup 19/20
Replies: 210
Views: 17143

Re: FA Cup 19/20

John Smith Port Vale


Cheltenham are home to Port Vale in R2. As I'm round the corner from Whaddon Rd and would love a Reading visit, a trip to Vale Park is pretty much guaranteed. You heard it here first.
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