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by Forbury Lion
03 Jul 2020 11:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Swift Offer
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Swift Offer

in these current times, you can't blame a club for going in with a low offer - Remember when we sold Le Fondre for £1.6m because we had a tax bill to pay. If we have to sell to balance the books and nobody else is offering anything for anyone then we might have to take it seriously, which is what th...
by Forbury Lion
03 Jul 2020 11:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Wigan in Administration
Replies: 82
Views: 3004

Re: Wigan in Administration

Why would we be next ? It would be unlikely, but I wouldn't rule out us breaking financial fair play rules if the owner puts more money than is permitted into the club to ensure we don't go into administration. If a club could find itself in a position where the only two options were: 1) inject mon...
by Forbury Lion
02 Jul 2020 13:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Wigan in Administration
Replies: 82
Views: 3004

Re: Wigan in Administration

I wouldn't laugh we could be next. Along with others sadly this Covid is going to hit football very hard. Why would we be next ? It would be unlikely, but I wouldn't rule out us breaking financial fair play rules if the owner puts more money than is permitted into the club to ensure we don't go int...
by Forbury Lion
19 Jun 2020 16:25
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Ticket Refund?
Replies: 120
Views: 13042

Re: Season Ticket Refund?

I'll watch some of the iFollow and let the club keep the overpayment. My only gripe is that decision means I also forgo a refund on the Car Park Pass which is extortionate and, given the choice, I would have taken a refund on as it's exploitatively expensive I assume they're not stopping you from p...
by Forbury Lion
19 Jun 2020 16:24
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Ticket Refund?
Replies: 120
Views: 13042

Re: Season Ticket Refund?

The club website says all ST holders and some special* fans will get free ifollow usage to watch all remaining games. This is free and not at all linked to the ST holders decision to either donate, refund or receive a credit for the missed games. The donate part is interesting, Is this donate to th...
by Forbury Lion
19 Jun 2020 10:20
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Ticket Refund?
Replies: 120
Views: 13042

Re: Season Ticket Refund?

I'll watch some of the iFollow and let the club keep the overpayment. My only gripe is that decision means I also forgo a refund on the Car Park Pass which is extortionate and, given the choice, I would have taken a refund on as it's exploitatively expensive Would agree on that front. The car park ...
by Forbury Lion
19 Jun 2020 10:18
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Ticket Refund?
Replies: 120
Views: 13042

Re: Season Ticket Refund?

The club website says all ST holders and some special* fans will get free ifollow usage to watch all remaining games. This is free and not at all linked to the ST holders decision to either donate, refund or receive a credit for the missed games. The donate part is interesting, Is this donate to the...
by Forbury Lion
18 Jun 2020 16:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: ifollow
Replies: 207
Views: 12258

Re: ifollow

Personally, I wonder if ifollow will cope at their end with the sudden increase in users during lockdown Yep. They'll need to have invested significantly in additional servers etc to be able to cope with the increased traffic otherwise it's going to be a bit of a shambles. If iFollow cock this up a...
by Forbury Lion
18 Jun 2020 09:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: ifollow
Replies: 207
Views: 12258

Re: ifollow

can you view your ifollow account on multiple devices? Trying to work out whether I need to register my kids with ifollow as well (they have season tickets) It is only allowed on one device, in "normal" times, so you will have to register separately if the rules are the still the same. Un...
by Forbury Lion
01 Jun 2020 09:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: The effect of the break
Replies: 36
Views: 3499

Re: The effect of the break

Teams that were out of form with something to play for may come into the mini season full of energy and hope that their opponents are now out of form/lacking match practice. Teams with nothing to play for will, I assume, make the safety of their players/staff the only goal and minimise risk as much ...
by Forbury Lion
01 Jun 2020 09:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: 25 years ago today
Replies: 48
Views: 4353

Re: 25 years ago today

Took me months to shake this defeat off. Never has a loss hurt quite like that one. What made it worse was that we had so many players out of contract and lost key players like Hislop and Osborn that summer. I was naive enough over the summer to think we'd replaced those key players with new signin...
by Forbury Lion
21 May 2020 11:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: 10 most iconic non-football Madstad moments
Replies: 35
Views: 4141

Re: 10 most iconic non-football Madstad moments

I doubt we'll see helicopters at the ground again, firstly because the Army are not based locally/we don't have the contacts and secondly because of the Leicester owner's chopper crashing just outside their ground.
by Forbury Lion
21 May 2020 11:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: 10 most iconic non-football Madstad moments
Replies: 35
Views: 4141

Re: 10 most iconic non-football Madstad moments

The first time the stretcher carrying golf buggy came on the pitch - it seemed to be on and off constantly until a change of policy, Maybe the embarrassment of being driven around the ground whilst trying not to fall off the stretcher was designed to stop opposition players time wasting? When they s...
by Forbury Lion
20 May 2020 10:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: 10 most iconic non-football Madstad moments
Replies: 35
Views: 4141

Re: 10 most iconic non-football Madstad moments

The nodding choppers - Lynx and a Gazelle, one in each half of the pitch delivering the match ball (we may have had another delivery by Lynx only at another game), Thanks to the Army. The World Record height abseil from a helicopter (Sea King IIRC) Reading Half Marathon Parachute delivery of match b...
by Forbury Lion
19 May 2020 09:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: The most charismatic/moronic fan we have or have ever had
Replies: 49
Views: 5959

Re: The most charismatic/moronic fan we have or have ever had

Amazingly, nothing found on the internet to prove this story about the sea king and the abseil into the ground. Nothing about the 2 helicopters either but I have a photo of that.
by Forbury Lion
19 May 2020 09:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: The most charismatic/moronic fan we have or have ever had
Replies: 49
Views: 5959

Re: The most charismatic/moronic fan we have or have ever had

Another one I have in my mind was Mr Woo and then there was that jack Russell terrier who could control the ball really well. Both were around the early noughties at the Mad Stad. Anyone remember them? The Jack Russell was called Jake the Dog, the dog part was just his stage name. Those were the da...
by Forbury Lion
18 May 2020 12:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: The most charismatic/moronic fan we have or have ever had
Replies: 49
Views: 5959

Re: The most charismatic/moronic fan we have or have ever had

Anyone for Uri 'I bend your spoon with my mind' Geller. Is it really true that he was invited to make a half-time team talk at Elm Park in the early / mid 90s? I am a bit too young to remember that. Only started watching us the season of the failed play-off final against Bolton in '95. There was on...
by Forbury Lion
18 May 2020 12:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: The most charismatic/moronic fan we have or have ever had
Replies: 49
Views: 5959

Re: The most charismatic/moronic fan we have or have ever had

We currently have some of the worst fans in English football, some of them are a complete disgrace at away games. Loud, rude and deeply, deeply unfunny. everything is pretty much ok as long as it is based in good humour but we just seem to have a load of kids aged 16-25 who get drunk and drugged an...
by Forbury Lion
15 May 2020 12:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: The 'they never played for Reading, did they?!' XI
Replies: 37
Views: 3725

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

Mark Reiley - 4 appearances before he presumably got homesick
by Forbury Lion
14 May 2020 09:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Players who virtually won us games/promotion/avoided relegation on their own
Replies: 44
Views: 4971

Players who virtually won us games/promotion/avoided relegation on their own

Inspired by the thread on players who could have beaten us on their own. Darren Caskey 1999-2000 season Division 2 and battling relegation - after 6 games we were one off the bottom in 23rd but finished a respectable 10th . 17 League goals, 23 in all competitions (closest player was Forster with 10 ...
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