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by OldBiscuit
22 May 2020 22:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Biggest Reading FC injustices
Replies: 58
Views: 3356

Re: Biggest Reading FC injustices

I think Thames Valley’s mounted cavalry baton charge on over excited youngsters after we scored in the home leg of the Play Off semi final against Wigan was hard to justify. I’m not condoning pitch invasions, but it wasn’t that big and it wasn’t threatening, and it could have easily been dealt with ...
by OldBiscuit
11 May 2020 23:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: The 'they never played for Reading, did they?!' XI
Replies: 37
Views: 2443

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

Has anyone yet mentioned Arsenal Wembley winner Steve (broken arm) Morrow?
by OldBiscuit
03 May 2020 20:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading Player
Replies: 174
Views: 16791

Re: Worst Reading Player

Snowflake Royal All foreign or black.. :?


:lol: :wink:

What a pointless observation!
by OldBiscuit
28 Apr 2020 17:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading games
Replies: 40
Views: 1888

Re: Worst Reading games

Three games in quick succession v Walsall around 2000 and the cuptie with Welling in 1990 that dragged on over four games - both the games at EP were goalless. Two batches of awfulness. I remember the Welling cup ties and attended the 2 mind numbing home games. Welling were just trying to milk it f...
by OldBiscuit
25 Apr 2020 09:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst ever Reading FC X1
Replies: 98
Views: 7843

Re: Worst ever Reading FC X1

Old Man Andrews None of the suggestions can be taken seriously unless you have selected Paul Brayson up front.


He was certainly considered for a place in the starting line up but due to the amount of front men already in the team, I decided to put him on the bench.
by OldBiscuit
24 Apr 2020 23:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best XI in your lifetime. (Excluding the 106 team)
Replies: 78
Views: 13878

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

AthleticoSpizz Wow ‘oldun’ way out of the usual tick box

But so true in most parts

Brilliant contribution ✔️



Thanks, but the sad thing was that i couldn't pull a player from Jack Mansell's very attractive footballing team.
by OldBiscuit
24 Apr 2020 23:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst ever Reading FC X1
Replies: 98
Views: 7843

Worst ever Reading FC X1

This is a team that will get you relegated all the way to league 2 or worse. All players selected need to have been part of the team. Picking a player that perhaps made an appearance in a 'Sherpa Van Trophy" cup tie does not count, these players have to have had a run in the team to be selected...
by OldBiscuit
24 Apr 2020 22:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best XI in your lifetime. (Excluding the 106 team)
Replies: 78
Views: 13878

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

This team is probably more of my romantic best X1, Playing where the manager tells them, and maybe a little out of position, but here goes anyway; Steve Death, Matty Robinson Darius Wdowczyk Mathew Upson Colin Meldrum Kevin Bremner Dick Spiers Brynjar Gunnarson Gylfi sigurdsson Robin friday Trevor M...
by OldBiscuit
18 Apr 2020 11:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ray Hiron
Replies: 16
Views: 4740

Re: Ray Hiron

Thanx for that Brox I will take great delight in reminding my Pompey supporting work colleague (and ex 657 crew member) of that fact :lol: It was the days before hooligan gangs adorned themselves with names, you were just your 'Clubs Name Boot Boys'. Reading didn't really have much of a mob, and mo...
by OldBiscuit
13 Apr 2020 20:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ray Hiron
Replies: 16
Views: 4740

Re: Ray Hiron

I was at Fratton Park early in the 76/77 season when Ray, now playing for us, hobbled off injured, to a massive ovation and chanting of his name from the Portsmouth Faithful.
by OldBiscuit
09 Apr 2020 19:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finish the season, in 56 days?
Replies: 17
Views: 3615

Re: Finish the season, in 56 days?

The season has lost it’s momentum now. The campaign is a mess. Unfair advantages and disadvantages have been gained by various clubs with the closedown.
The best bet in my opinion is to call it a day on this season and hope that we can start again this coming August.
by OldBiscuit
27 Mar 2020 22:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 372
Views: 80750

Re: On this day

Zip
Barney 32 years ago today !! Enough said :D



Yep. Very fond memories. I think the game was on a Sunday. We totally outnumbered the Luton fans that day. Hard to believe it was that long ago.


Agreed. Enough is enough. We’ve had it every year for 14 years now, no more.
by OldBiscuit
08 Mar 2020 21:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Do we dare to dream?
Replies: 57
Views: 6762

Do we dare to dream?

We’re 8 points off the play offs with nine games left. Do we dare to dream?
by OldBiscuit
24 Feb 2020 21:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park Years
Replies: 216
Views: 26730

Re: Elm Park Years

In terms of attendances at EP, whilst an incredible 24,046 (the official recorded attendance) squeezed in for the Southampton cup game in 1978 - I was there and remember just seeing a sea of heads - just how they got 33,042 in there for the record gate against Brentford in 1927 in a largely 'the sa...
by OldBiscuit
20 Feb 2020 17:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park Years
Replies: 216
Views: 26730

Re: Elm Park Years

Think we had 25000 at home to Saints in the League cup in the early 80’s? From memory Kevin Keegan was supposed to be playing for them, hence the crowd. But he did not play :roll: :roll: :roll: . I was there natch Edit: it was nil nil and we lost the replay 2-0, big away crowd too. It was nothing t...
by OldBiscuit
20 Feb 2020 10:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park Years
Replies: 216
Views: 26730

Re: Elm Park Years

The replay was during the days of the three-day week and regular power cuts, Reading v Blyth Spartans took place on 19 January 1972. The three-day week ran from January to March 1974. My memory is that it was the National Coal Miners strike was in full flow leading to power cuts and the game was pl...
by OldBiscuit
15 Dec 2019 20:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nostalgia thread
Replies: 75
Views: 7072

Re: Nostalgia thread

lets all ave a disco wife and two kids e coli burgers we're on the pitch when jimmy scores eric cantona picking up a banana surging from the top to the bottom of the SB Oxford's christmas jumper pelada shirt stretched over coats a spanner being thrown at shaka the ox the RYF Friendly vs Genoa Cardi...
by OldBiscuit
12 Dec 2019 17:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTT Barnsley
Replies: 54
Views: 5901

Re: BFTT Barnsley

There's a recurring theme here;
Reading, away from home, in Yorkshire, on a cold wet night in midweek, and not doing very well.
It's been the same for the last 10 years or so. Maybe there is some mileage in the old 'Southern Softies' cliche.
by OldBiscuit
09 Dec 2019 22:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: FA Cup away day memories
Replies: 79
Views: 5478

Re: FA Cup away day memories

Er, we won 2-1, I don’t recall a moment’s worry and you’re not too good on apostrophes either. Maybe back then I just took the violence for granted? We won did we, my apologies, time plays games with your memories. The violence? If you don't recall that then i think you must have dark glasses and a...
by OldBiscuit
08 Dec 2019 19:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: FA Cup away day memories
Replies: 79
Views: 5478

Re: FA Cup away day memories

Anyone remember non league Wycombe Wanderers away in 1976? Football hooliganism was at it’s height and the whole of Buckinghamshire, some Oxford, some Spurs and a sprinkling of various clubs turned up and beat the fcuk out of us on the terraces. On the pitch.......we lost again. Er, we won 2-1, I d...
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