Elm Park Years

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Elm Park Years

by floyd__streete » 12 Dec 2013 19:16

RFC fans of a certain age might enjoy a glimpse at:

http://elmparkyears.tumblr.com/

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by AthleticoSpizz » 12 Dec 2013 19:20

Nice, but before my time :D

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by SPARTA » 12 Dec 2013 19:37

AthleticoSpizz Nice, but before my time :D



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by SHORT AND CURLY » 12 Dec 2013 20:21

Happy memories. Those were the days.
Somehow so much better than todays corporate shite.

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Re: Elm Park Years

by southstand67 » 12 Dec 2013 20:57

I enjoyed looking at this. Brought back memories of happy times!


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by From Despair To Where? » 12 Dec 2013 22:08

Just noticed in the squad photo for Season 88/89. Front row, 3rd left, one Brendan Rodgers.

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by Terminal Boardom » 13 Dec 2013 12:19

Ahh, Mike Conroy. The Jock without a brain.

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by Royal Biscuitman » 13 Dec 2013 12:39

1987 Reading v Gillingham, my first game and one regret I have is spending my pocket money on a rather tasty pasty instead of buying a souvenir programme.

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by grey_squirrel » 13 Dec 2013 12:52

Had completely forgotten about Darren Wood and strangely (erroneously) his wiki page omits any mention of him playing for us.

Resembled Matt Mills and had a long throw?


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by BR2 » 13 Dec 2013 13:10

I have been waiting for the first posting of "remember how far we have come, how grateful we should all be blah,blah,blah"
BTW I just can't place Darren Wood-we had the terrific Steve Wood but Darren?

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by Mr Angry » 13 Dec 2013 14:21

Darren Wood was a whole-hearted if limited central defender who had come through a serious knee injury (iirc) and came to us from Chesterfield??; his last game for us (and I think he may have retired afterwards) was against Chesterfield where he injured his knee again.

If you look up the phrase "journeyman 1980's/early 1990's lower league footballer" in the imaginary dictionary, there will be a picture of Darren Wood beside the entry....

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Re: Elm Park Years

by LUX » 13 Dec 2013 14:41

scarily that was after my time as an EP regular, as I had left home.

FTR 70's > 80's as a Reading fan.

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by soggy biscuit » 13 Dec 2013 14:42

Would have preferred a Coley Park Years thread where we could have reminisced about the games we went to before the move in 1896


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Re: Elm Park Years

by LUX » 13 Dec 2013 14:44

terrible legroom

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by LUX » 13 Dec 2013 14:47

plus wearisome Remove Herbert Adkins forthwith proclamations from top-hatted spectators.

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by Angry Shed Sex » 13 Dec 2013 16:10

Blast from the past....


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by Angry Shed Sex » 13 Dec 2013 16:10

The kebab advert was class.

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by Barry the bird boggler » 13 Dec 2013 17:13

Mr Angry Darren Wood was a whole-hearted if limited central defender who had come through a serious knee injury (iirc) and came to us from Chesterfield??; his last game for us (and I think he may have retired afterwards) was against Chesterfield where he injured his knee again.

If you look up the phrase "journeyman 1980's/early 1990's lower league footballer" in the imaginary dictionary, there will be a picture of Darren Wood beside the entry....


Darren Wood and Stuart Beavon both moved to Northampton Town in 1990 and we got Keith McPherson.

Darren played about half a season or so for them and picked up another knee problem and retired. Useful defender as I recall possibly could have been even better if he hadn't have picked up that first injury to his knee.

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by From Despair To Where? » 13 Dec 2013 18:44

Mr Angry Darren Wood was a whole-hearted if limited central defender who had come through a serious knee injury (iirc) and came to us from Chesterfield??;


Pretty good description of him really. Not in the same class as Steve Wood or Keith Curle but certainly a step up from Paul Franklin and Mark Whitlock.

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by tmesis » 13 Dec 2013 18:44

Mr Angry Darren Wood was a whole-hearted if limited central defender who had come through a serious knee injury (iirc) and came to us from Chesterfield??; .

His last game for chestefield was against us, when we sent them down on the last day. They were 2-0 up at half time, and we won 4-2 (and we'd have been down to the 4th if we'd lost).

They had to win and hope other results went their way for them to stay up, and apparently somebody told them at half time the other teams were winning, and they just gave up.

Bit of a niggly day, with pro and anti-Branfoot people having words, as well as some national front recruiters in the away end. Some home fans were in the away end too, but there were fine.

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