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by From Despair To Where?
28 Aug 2006 19:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: What is wrong with you lot?
Replies: 86
Views: 14257

There was plenty of moaning at Elm Park and Elm Park Disease and Taking The Biscuit were full of vitriol aimed at the club every issue. Big difference? They only came out once every 2 months. Different format but same outlet as HobNob. In relative terms, times were indeed worse in the 80's but Elm P...
by From Despair To Where?
26 Aug 2006 19:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the game
Replies: 60
Views: 9115

But we fought to keep ourselves in the game, I got the feeling Wigan had another gear, should they have needed it. Apart from Lita's chance late on and a couple of shots from outside the box that Kirkland collected omfortably, I can't really remember us creating anything. Biggest laugh though was wh...
by From Despair To Where?
26 Aug 2006 18:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the game
Replies: 60
Views: 9115

Far to generous there, PieEater. I thought Wigan were deserved winners. We were outmuscled far too much, were second best to the loose ball and far too many players had an off day. The distribution was generally very poor. Hahnemann was solid and the defence, whilst indivudually no-one had a particu...
by From Despair To Where?
17 Aug 2006 21:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Hob Nob In The Evening Post
Replies: 133
Views: 28584

From Despair To Where?
by From Despair To Where?
13 Aug 2006 16:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Kits has a pop at Lampard
Replies: 124
Views: 24398

No. I wasn't trying to defend Lampard. What I was going to go on to say is that a ghost writer and editor and publisher are going to play things very safe, which is why most autobiographies are so anodyne. Ooh, you said Ronaldo is a oxf*rd, you can't say that, say that you've patched up your differ...
by From Despair To Where?
12 Aug 2006 14:43
Forum: STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading)
Topic: STAR Team Predictor Competition
Replies: 15
Views: 3874

Quite right Aggro, they should create a breakaway club in the Reading Saturday League and burn effigies of John Madejski at half time in protest at his legal purchase of the club.
by From Despair To Where?
12 Aug 2006 14:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Has the penny dropped?
Replies: 41
Views: 9556

Not really, I couldn't see over the South Bank wall.
by From Despair To Where?
12 Aug 2006 14:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Has the penny dropped?
Replies: 41
Views: 9556

I remember next to nothing about what happend on the pitch in my first match. What I do remember is the banter, the atmosphere, the smells and everything associated with being part of the crowd. That's what got me hooked, that feeling of being part of the game and that's what kept me going in the re...
by From Despair To Where?
11 Aug 2006 20:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Feyenoord friendly may not be on
Replies: 22
Views: 4562

What about the ferry?
by From Despair To Where?
11 Aug 2006 20:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Record Attendance
Replies: 34
Views: 5089

The highest official attendance I experienced at Elm Park was against Arsenal in 87. About 17,000 IIRC. I remember a few that seemed just as packed but the Simod Cup game against Coventry doesn't stand out as being one of them.
by From Despair To Where?
10 Aug 2006 23:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: RFC Trivia Question..
Replies: 20
Views: 4884

No, you're on your own there. Sadly my mind is a recepticle for meaningless and shite trivia.
by From Despair To Where?
10 Aug 2006 20:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: RFC Trivia Question..
Replies: 20
Views: 4884

I could have sworn it was 89-90. I remember our first game being a 3-3 with Shrewsbury and the pitch was in a shocking state. The programme had an aerial shot of Elm Park on the cover and the pitch was brown. Maybe the mind is playing tricks. though.
by From Despair To Where?
10 Aug 2006 20:33
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Away Games this Season
Replies: 32
Views: 4356

Liverpool, Everton, Man U, Man City, Wigan, Bolton, Blackburn, Sheffield U, Boro and Newcastle all within 2 hours for me. That's 10 aways for starters. Good thing I've got enough Royalty points to get tickets on the first day of sale as well as parents who live 2 miles from Madejski to get them for ...
by From Despair To Where?
08 Aug 2006 20:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Those were the days....
Replies: 21
Views: 5114

Thing I remember about that game was their RB, every time he touched the ball was booed, called a donkey and other not so polite things. Had a mare and was eventually replaced, must of had a nervous breakdown after that :lol: Are you talking about the game at Elm Park? I believe said RB ended up pl...
by From Despair To Where?
07 Aug 2006 20:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Those were the days....
Replies: 21
Views: 5114

Dai Brainbocs Was that the Sunderland game when it absolutely pissed with rain? I was on the Tilehurst end and wettest I have ever been at a match. Literally can't remember anything else about the game, minor details like who won, just the soaking.


It absolutely pissed it down when we drew 3-3 with Crewe.
by From Despair To Where?
06 Aug 2006 00:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Doing A Reading
Replies: 20
Views: 5568

R5 Live post-match was full of references of the imporatnce to teams like Leeds, Brum making a good start - as Reading were so fast out of the blocks and never looked back......... except of course we lost the first game :wink: We had such a good start, we trailed Sheffield Utd by at least 6 points...
by From Despair To Where?
05 Aug 2006 15:59
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Buy-back scheme
Replies: 19
Views: 3046

I know there are 6 games that, barring shifts in kick off times, I probably won't get to because of work; Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan, Aston Villa, Charlton and Portsmouth. By coincidence, 6 of the less attractive games of the season (6 we have a good chance of winning and i'm going to miss them, bollo...
by From Despair To Where?
05 Aug 2006 13:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jealousy
Replies: 21
Views: 4759

We've been in the same league as Aston Villa back in 70-71 which I can just about remember.[/quote] We were in the same league as Villa as recently as about 1986/87 or 1987/88 season, can't remember exactly which P.S. Very sunny here in Sweden today[/quote] 87-88, one of my first away games. We los...
by From Despair To Where?
02 Aug 2006 20:47
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Does anyone know where I could buy something like this?
Replies: 23
Views: 4322

Jay The ones up here in Leeds take up a good half of the back window but are almost see though and so seem legal.


..and every time I see one, I want to brick the oxf*rd.
by From Despair To Where?
30 Jul 2006 14:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Kitson to struggle...
Replies: 75
Views: 15752

Provided the service is there, Kitson will get his share. It's how we adapt as a team that matters, not individuals. That's were coaching, management, fitness and preparation become more important and we are taking the right steps at present.
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