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by Elm Park Kid
08 Nov 2019 11:01
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 1279
Views: 115777

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

I see the Leeds fans are crying again about only having an allocation of 2,200 for our game in November. Nice work Club1871 :lol: Although a few Leeds fans have already said they’re going in the home end so should be another interesting one... Leeds fan I know in the home end last year, cheered whe...
by Elm Park Kid
26 Oct 2019 12:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (a) sponsored by Neil Webb
Replies: 104
Views: 6677

Re: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (a) sponsored by Neil Webb

Game is off
by Elm Park Kid
26 Oct 2019 00:08
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Green park station/south Reading station
Replies: 669
Views: 129356

Re: Green park station/south Reading station

Green I'm hearing rumours of a station pub to be opened, that could sweeten the deal for the bus lot.


Sold.
by Elm Park Kid
25 Oct 2019 14:09
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Green park station/south Reading station
Replies: 669
Views: 129356

Re: Green park station/south Reading station

For people travelling from the town centre and back - does this provide any real benefit over the bus?
by Elm Park Kid
25 Oct 2019 13:40
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: QPR H Boxing day now 7.30pm live on SKY
Replies: 23
Views: 1665

Re: QPR H Boxing day now 7.30pm live on SKY

I expect that some families will prefer this timing as it lets them visit relatives, or have people over, before heading off to the game. And it's not like the kids have to get up the next day. Also, the drinking brigade will get a long stint in the pub before heading up. I suspect it's not great fo...
by Elm Park Kid
23 Oct 2019 12:11
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Have we sold the Mad Stad to the owners/someone else?
Replies: 76
Views: 6278

Re: Have we sold the Mad Stad to the owners/someone else?

yeah 20m for that site seems basically reasonable to me. Be surprised if we get done for anything too untoward Didn't it cost us more to build? It can't have depreciated that much. Building a new one would cost loads more. A reasonable question might be would we be able to sell it to an independent...
by Elm Park Kid
16 Oct 2019 10:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager
Replies: 50
Views: 4278

Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

I would tell the owners from the start that i'm planning for the long term. Don't expect any major success in at least the first couple of seasons. If you're going to sack me if I lose a few games in a row then don't bother hiring me in the first place. My goal is to slowly build up a team of playe...
by Elm Park Kid
16 Oct 2019 10:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Mark Bowen Whelmgauge
Replies: 59
Views: 3160

Re: Mark Bowen Whelmgauge

It's fairly similar to Gomes. An appointment that doesn't seem to make much sense from the outside - but you just let the club get on with it and see how he does.

The only problem being that Reading fans will start crying if he loses 3 games in a row at any point . . . .
by Elm Park Kid
14 Oct 2019 17:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 341
Views: 17207

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

So - given that the guy is an inexperienced manager, does this mean fans will give him more time or less? If we are still in the relegation zone at Christmas do we say "Well, gave him a chance but he's obviously no good" or "He's obviously going to need a bit of time to get the hang o...
by Elm Park Kid
14 Oct 2019 16:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager
Replies: 50
Views: 4278

Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

I would tell the owners from the start that i'm planning for the long term. Don't expect any major success in at least the first couple of seasons. If you're going to sack me if I lose a few games in a row then don't bother hiring me in the first place. My goal is to slowly build up a team of player...
by Elm Park Kid
14 Oct 2019 15:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 341
Views: 17207

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

Gomes' appointment was a complete mystery that proved to be a mistake.

This one isn't far off - at least he understands the English game. But surely we could have gotten someone with direct experience at our level?
by Elm Park Kid
09 Oct 2019 13:32
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Fake hoops
Replies: 16
Views: 1668

Re: Fake hoops

John Smith
Felt91 £33 for that run down s*it hole.

Good post. +1


+2. Would read again.
by Elm Park Kid
09 Oct 2019 11:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 35667

Re: Next Manager

Just picking up on the knowing of this division being important, take a look at the top where a certain Slaven Bilic is doing ok having previously managed at international level and then getting sacked by West Ham. Most managers, even some of the very best, get the sack during their careers so IMHO...
by Elm Park Kid
07 Oct 2019 19:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: GOMES OUT!
Replies: 805
Views: 37789

Re: GOMES OUT!

I'm assuming that no one was calling for Gomes to be sacked after we beat Huddersfield 2-0 away? So we're talking about a change of mind after 6 matches . . . . 6 matches . . . which include two away games against teams currently in the top six (one of which we drew). Look - I thought that hiring th...
by Elm Park Kid
07 Oct 2019 18:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomes, Should he stay or should he go? Mk2
Replies: 321
Views: 12416

Re: Gomes, Should he stay or should he go? Mk2

I heard the same thing from a separate source. Might all be coming from the same rumour mill - but mine wasn't twitter.
by Elm Park Kid
06 Oct 2019 12:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomes, Should he stay or should he go? Mk2
Replies: 321
Views: 12416

Re: Gomes, Should he stay or should he go? Mk2

I've always believed that unless a team is under real threat of relegation - or that there is something blindingly obviously wrong at the club - that a manager should always be given two full season. Though, I also believe that you shouldn't hire managers that have no record of experience at your le...
by Elm Park Kid
06 Oct 2019 00:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomes, Should he stay or should he go? Mk2
Replies: 321
Views: 12416

Re: Gomes, Should he stay or should he go? Mk2

I haven't seen any of the games this season, so I can't comment on performance. But overall i'd say that results are disappointing but not really surprising given the circumstances. I don't think fans appreciate just how difficult it is to get an entirely new team to perform. Go and look back at the...
by Elm Park Kid
01 Oct 2019 23:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: GOMES OUT!
Replies: 805
Views: 37789

Re: GOMES OUT!

Are you guys being serious with this or just blowing off steam? Because .. . . if you can't handle a bad few weeks then it might be time to shut RFC down as there's no point carrying on. You'll never be pleased. It's not just a bad few weeks though, is it? It's a bad 2 and a half years... patience ...
by Elm Park Kid
01 Oct 2019 22:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: GOMES OUT!
Replies: 805
Views: 37789

Re: GOMES OUT!

Are you guys being serious with this or just blowing off steam?

Because .. . . if you can't handle a bad few weeks then it might be time to shut RFC down as there's no point carrying on. You'll never be pleased.
by Elm Park Kid
14 Sep 2019 17:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (a) sponsored by a Simon Cox chip
Replies: 105
Views: 6456

Re: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (a) sponsored by a Simon Cox chip

Was anyone really expecting an entirely new team to be consistently good straight-away?

Other clubs in the past have spent far more money than us, with much more experienced managers than us, and still struggled for the first few seasons.
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