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by Tony Le Mesmer
19 Sep 2020 20:22
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7821
Views: 572793

Re: The Non - League thread

Binfield 2-0 Westfields Returned to Stubbs Lane for the 2nd week running as i was so impressed with the whole set up last Saturday. Visitors were unbeaten in the league last season i think, so backing up what i saw v Totton in a team that's genuine title contenders. Or even better, the Vase. My only...
by Tony Le Mesmer
14 Sep 2020 08:19
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7821
Views: 572793

Re: The Non - League thread

Binfield 5-1 AFC Totton A total contract to last week's trip to E&C, a thoroughly pleasant and entertaining afternoon all round. Very well organised by the hosts who look to be progressing both on and off the field. Hosts scored after 10 secs, which I think is the 2nd quickest goal I have ever s...
by Tony Le Mesmer
08 Sep 2020 08:40
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7821
Views: 572793

Re: The Non - League thread

..... went to Eversley & California 1-1 Deportivo Galacia. Awful game that had 0-0 all over it until 2 late goals Non descript ground No food or drink No Toilets in ground ( 1 temp unisex unit a short walk away that smelt utterly rancid) no programmes If you are ever thinking of going there, he...
by Tony Le Mesmer
07 Sep 2020 12:49
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7821
Views: 572793

Re: The Non - League thread

I very nearly headed to Ascot for the game that wasn't, as mentioned above. Late check on their twitter feed saved the day. Wanted to stay clear of and East/West motorways and the knock on traffic so went to Eversley & California 1-1 Deportivo Galacia. Awful game that had 0-0 all over it until 2...
by Tony Le Mesmer
03 Sep 2020 11:18
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7821
Views: 572793

Re: The Non - League thread

Last night went to Burnham FC’s match against Cheltenham Sarcens- 0-0 Burnham won on penalities. Must have been close to the 150 allowed. very close, 149 in att. Some amazing attendances for the level on Tues/Wed, plenty of reports of 300 sell outs. 150-200 looked about average on the figures i hav...
by Tony Le Mesmer
25 Aug 2020 12:47
Forum: General Football
Topic: FA Cup 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 643

Re: FA Cup 2021

Basingstoke v Bournemouth tie to be played at Scours Lane. Tues 01/09 19:45
by Tony Le Mesmer
22 Aug 2020 12:58
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7821
Views: 572793

Re: The Non - League thread

FA Extra Prelim rounds to be played Tue 1st Sept - plenty of local sides involved - will put up a full (well Southern-half) in due course when I summon up the time/energy to do it. Im hoping plenty will switch to Bank Holiday Monday 31st, which is the 1st day of Stage 2 for crowds. Will certainly p...
by Tony Le Mesmer
01 Jun 2020 17:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: 25 years ago today
Replies: 48
Views: 6603

Re: 25 years ago today

I didn't take it as bad as most. Don't get me wrong, when they equalised and immediately after I felt awful. But I got over it very quickly. It had been such a good season, the best in our history. I didn't see that as a failure. Just 4 years earlier, we played a home league game in front of 1,900 a...
by Tony Le Mesmer
30 May 2020 12:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: 25 years ago today
Replies: 48
Views: 6603

Re: 25 years ago today

The referee for the game was non other than the father of England cricketer Ben Foakes. It was his last game in charge before retiring.
by Tony Le Mesmer
29 May 2020 11:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: 25 years ago today
Replies: 48
Views: 6603

25 years ago today

This one is too big, needs its own thread.

29/05/1995

First Division Play Off Final

Reading 3-4 Bolton Wanderers AET.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERONNx9GL4A
by Tony Le Mesmer
15 May 2020 19:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 597
Views: 174780

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
by Tony Le Mesmer
14 May 2020 19:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading Player
Replies: 174
Views: 31910

Re: Worst Reading Player

If you did a top ten of worst Reading players ever, I reckon half of them were signed by Tommy Burns.

Elroy Kromheer
Van Der Kwaak
Mark Reilly
Sean Evers
Paul Brayson
Andy McLaren

Take your pick
by Tony Le Mesmer
14 May 2020 19:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Players who virtually won us games/promotion/avoided relegation on their own
Replies: 44
Views: 7009

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

40 years of watching Reading, Nicky Forster 2002-03 is a complete standout in terms of being totally reliant on 1 player. Unplayable at times, so fast with the ball. The injury at Wolves probably cost us promotion. Caskey 99/00 and his goals from midfield that season, but I seem to recall over half ...
by Tony Le Mesmer
04 May 2020 11:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 597
Views: 174780

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Was there ever any footage of Gilkes' last minute "equaliser" at Bournemouth of the last day of the 93/94 season? The game was shown on Meridian, but they didn't include it in their highlights. Being stood in the end behind the goal, with its terrible view, I think it was months before I ...
by Tony Le Mesmer
04 May 2020 10:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 597
Views: 174780

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Royals Gems 1991/92 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4tQj22d8OV6FYpyecxmlX_R0MHiyoMsn I have been building up an archive on the channel, putting together playlists for each season in the later Elm Park era. You can visit for a browse here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9QVvY5HG5PfaF9S72ZI...
by Tony Le Mesmer
30 Apr 2020 17:21
Forum: General Football
Topic: 2019/20 Season - How will it end?
Replies: 225
Views: 15168

Re: 2019/20 Season - How will it end?

French League settled on PPG. PSG Champions, bottom 2 clubs on PPG relegated.
by Tony Le Mesmer
25 Apr 2020 17:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 597
Views: 174780

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Royals Gems 1991/92 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4tQj22d8OV6FYpyecxmlX_R0MHiyoMsn I have been building up an archive on the channel, putting together playlists for each season in the later Elm Park era. You can visit for a browse here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9QVvY5HG5PfaF9S72ZIx...
by Tony Le Mesmer
23 Apr 2020 17:14
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7821
Views: 572793

Re: The Non - League thread

National League season ends with immediate effect, promotion and relegation outcomes to be decided anon Reckon what they choose to do with promotion and relegation might well depend on what the PL/FL decide. If the PL/FL season is largely voided then the NL will follow suit. If the PL/NL complete t...
by Tony Le Mesmer
23 Apr 2020 10:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 597
Views: 174780

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

by Tony Le Mesmer
22 Apr 2020 12:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 597
Views: 174780

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Got lots of snippets lined up from the 1992/93 season. An 8th place finish but for me the season that Reading really turned the corner, leading to an upswing that lasted 20 years. Rather painstaking trawling through VHS, but no better time to do this I guess! Watch this space. Have been loving thes...
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