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by Cape Town Royal
20 Oct 2020 03:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Your first game watching Reading FC
Replies: 83
Views: 2682

Re: Your first game watching Reading FC

Only the 41 years for me.... Reading v Wimbledon 2nd May 1979. My mate's dad took us both to watch the game and we won 1-0. I think it was to secure promotion from division 4. Crowd was 13379, we stood in the Tilehurst end near the front and it was packed. Can't remember who scored but when we score...
by Cape Town Royal
14 May 2020 15:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Any player you recall who virtually beat us on their own.
Replies: 43
Views: 6174

Re: Any player you recall who virtually beat us on their own.

Going back a bit two players who I remember ripping us apart in the 80's were a young Trevor Steven playing for Burnley before he went to Everton, absolutely looked a class above in a game at Elm Park and smashed one in from about 30 yards. Made a note of his name on the programme and was not surpri...
by Cape Town Royal
30 Apr 2020 17:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: The 'they never played for Reading, did they?!' XI
Replies: 37
Views: 6711

Re: The 'they never played for Reading, did they?!' XI

grey_squirrel FA Cup Final winning goal scorer.

Lawrie Sanchez



Local lad. Pres college from memory?
by Cape Town Royal
29 Apr 2020 15:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading games
Replies: 40
Views: 7422

Re: Worst Reading games

That awful game against Sheffield United a couple of seasons back where it was -9 degrees. No I have some good memories of that game. Came up from Exeter with some mates two of which were Sheff Utd fans. Drove through two blizzards to get there. Didn't think we'd make it.. Beer with a Bovril chaser...
by Cape Town Royal
29 Apr 2020 15:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading games
Replies: 40
Views: 7422

Re: Worst Reading games

Reading 0 Chesterfield 0 in 88/89 or 89/90. A game so devoid of action, the highlight was Gary Phillips miscontrolling a backpass out for a corner. Odd thought it may sound, I vividly remember that game for being so utterly bad. If it was the same game I had in mind then you are right. My memory wa...
by Cape Town Royal
17 Apr 2020 09:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best XI in your lifetime. (Excluding the 106 team)
Replies: 78
Views: 29413

Re: Best XI in your lifetime. (Excluding the 106 team)

The problem with Curo is he didn’t do it for us at Championship level. Great at lower League level Just my opinion but we had three good strikers at that time Cureton worked really well with Butler the year we went up . Butler created a lot for Cureton to feed off (big man / little man combo) but i...
by Cape Town Royal
17 Apr 2020 08:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best XI in your lifetime. (Excluding the 106 team)
Replies: 78
Views: 29413

Re: Best XI in your lifetime. (Excluding the 106 team)

Forster's goals to game ratio wasn't actually that great. He was superb on his day, but I always found him frustratingly greedy. But his turn of pace was something else. Left wing was between Jobi and Michael Gilkes but went with Jobi as he got promoted and was Captain as well. Gilkes scored and wo...
by Cape Town Royal
07 Apr 2020 17:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 91917

Re: Finance

He showed promise prior to coming here. Our system clearly didn't suit him. In any case, I'll raise you a Cureton, Kitson, Shorey, Doyle, Long, Sonko... Football is a different game now, the young talents who might've fallen through the academy systems at bigger clubs are now hoarded by them, they ...
by Cape Town Royal
07 Apr 2020 17:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 91917

Re: Finance

Buying people like McNulty and then writing him off after 6 months? Sounds great! He showed promise prior to coming here. Our system clearly didn't suit him. In any case, I'll raise you a Cureton, Kitson, Shorey, Doyle, Long, Sonko... Football is a different game now, the young talents who might've...
by Cape Town Royal
03 Apr 2020 16:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1117
Views: 191072

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Seeing reports of queues of traffic on Oxford road to get into B&M garden centre and the police are in attendance, words fail me sometimes. :shock: It like a holidays for these brainless pricks. Im almost dreading the warm weather. Agree on the individual stupidity but why haven't the Govt/Loca...
by Cape Town Royal
03 Apr 2020 16:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1117
Views: 191072

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Just spotted that Singapore, after apparently being very successful in containing the virus, are now starting to ‘lockdown’ after a second surge Again, just shows by flattening that first curve, it’s not really solving anything long term what's being seen a lot in Asia is people returning from Euro...
by Cape Town Royal
25 Mar 2020 15:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 112
Views: 42002

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

Bloody hell. :shock: I mean, it's not like they had less days in a year back then.. why on earth would they do stuff like that?? Amazing where a thread goes this is really interesting... My dad told me we used to often play Wednesday afternoons and he used to bunk in after half time... This was cir...
by Cape Town Royal
25 Mar 2020 15:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 112
Views: 42002

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

Wait, what.. back to back days? Yeah. Would send Pep and Klopp mental. No friggin mercy. 1927 Blackpool home and away, 1929 Bradford City home and away, on successive days. Just imagine the travel on Christmas Day evening or Boxing Day morning or whatever they did. Bloody hell. :shock: I mean, it's...
by Cape Town Royal
25 Mar 2020 08:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 112
Views: 42002

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

May or June is wishful thinking I'm afraid. If football by some miracle returns by that time then it will be behind closed doors. Yes, and next year is our 150th anniversary... It will be just Reading's luck to find that football does not return to 2022!! 150th anniversary of our first game is 21 F...
by Cape Town Royal
25 Mar 2020 04:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 112
Views: 42002

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

sandman May or June is wishful thinking I'm afraid. If football by some miracle returns by that time then it will be behind closed doors.


Yes, and next year is our 150th anniversary... It will be just Reading's luck to find that football does not return to 2022!!
by Cape Town Royal
25 Mar 2020 04:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1117
Views: 191072

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

[quote="Snowball"][quote="Jagermesiter1871"]So really from today on wards we should see some impact of the lock down in Italy? Yes, what's scary though as Italy might start to slow look at the numbers coming out of Spain (Spanish death rate yesterday was not far off Italy's) and ...
by Cape Town Royal
25 Mar 2020 04:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1117
Views: 191072

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Hendo
Barney
Linden Jones' Tash Germany has 3 X more ICU beds per head of population than the UK also


Is that because they put towels on them ?


Shameful chuckle.


Apologies from me too... I did have a little giggle at that one...
by Cape Town Royal
25 Mar 2020 04:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1117
Views: 191072

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

2 world wars, 1 world cup Please everyone be respectful in times like this and let's not mention the war.


I agree, but to be fair they did do a lot of medical research in the early 1940's...
by Cape Town Royal
20 Mar 2020 14:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1117
Views: 191072

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Its been interesting reading all your comments and how things are in the UK. I'm in Japan and so far the confirmed numbers have remained fairly stable which is surprising given the number of Chinese tourists that came here up until it all went bang.. However for the 900 or so cases we have here the ...
by Cape Town Royal
13 Feb 2020 12:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 164
Views: 18285

Re: BFTG - Baggies

Well that was my last game before I emigrate to Japan so was hoping for a win as a send off.. Sadly they just looked sharper across the pitch and we look like a team that is work in progress. They pressed as a group, were happy to play in tight spaces, linking 2-3 quick passes to create shooting ch...
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