Forgotten Men of the Madejski Era

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Re: Forgotten Men of the Madejski Era

by The Surgeon of Crowthorne » 23 Jan 2008 17:32

I remember Alex Smith scoring with a cracking free kick in a pre-season friendly, then swiftly despatched on loan to a non-league outfit, never to be seen again. Where is he now?

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Re: Forgotten Men of the Madejski Era

by willz_royal » 23 Jan 2008 17:37

i remember steve brown scoring a great free kick on the edge of the area.

hit it under the wall i think. and noone got off on it like they do when ronaldinho does it.


pfffft ...

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Re: Forgotten Men of the Madejski Era

by windjammer » 23 Jan 2008 17:39

AndyRFC That Swindon game that someone mentioned was Roget's only start, and Phil Whitehead was such a late inclusion, he had to borrow a swindon goalie top


Was that the game that was a thunderous 0-0 draw? Despite the scoreline it was a great game with 3 sent off, ours was Sammy Igoe if I'm right. As far as I can remember Roget had a good game and I was disappointed we never kept him. Also agree with the others Whitehead was supposed to be injured and we were all surprised when he played. Can't remember who shoiuld have been in goal.

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Re: Forgotten Men of the Madejski Era

by Doyler » 23 Jan 2008 17:45

Alex Smith

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by LoyalRoyalFan » 23 Jan 2008 17:54

Kevin Lisbie!

Who came on loan to us.


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by Barry the bird boggler » 23 Jan 2008 17:58

Tony Thorpe was a loan for about 1 month, despite his record of goalscoring he managed 1 goal, a penalty, in his last game v Preston

Tony Barras, got him on loan from York, then signed him on deadline day and in the summer went to Walsall for about 20k.

Can't see any mentions for Chris Casper and Neil Clement - or John Polston. Then there's Alan Maybury plus a rumour doing the rounds that Sean Evers managed to play part of a game at the Mad Stad once.

Finally Grant Brebner who scored the first goal at the Mad Stad.

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by LoyalRoyalFan » 23 Jan 2008 18:00

Barry the bird boggler Tony Thorpe was a loan for about 1 month, despite his record of goalscoring he managed 1 goal, a penalty, in his last game v Preston

Tony Barras, got him on loan from York, then signed him on deadline day and in the summer went to Walsall for about 20k.

Can't see any mentions for Chris Casper and Neil Clement - or John Polston. Then there's Alan Maybury plus a rumour doing the rounds that Sean Evers managed to play part of a game at the Mad Stad once.

Finally Grant Brebner who scored the first goal at the Mad Stad.

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Chris Casper - Got Sacked as Bury Manager didn't he?

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Re: Forgotten Men of the Madejski Era

by igoe agogo » 23 Jan 2008 18:18

Wax Jacket bit harsh to call Steve Brown a 'forgotten man' of the era, he was a pretty decent player for us before his retirement.


fair to say defensive stalwart of the Pardew era i'd venture.

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Re: Forgotten Men of the Madejski Era

by RoyalBird » 23 Jan 2008 18:37

Anyone remember Ahmet Rifat? Or is that why he weren't mentioned earlier? :wink:


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Re: Forgotten Men of the Madejski Era

by Gordons Cumming » 23 Jan 2008 18:56

I can't remember anyone.................

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Re: Forgotten Men of the Madejski Era

by Potter » 23 Jan 2008 19:30

Where are all these players now though??

Stuart gray, left back

Ricky and Shaun Allaway - Think they ended up at basingstoke?

Alex Smith - Peach of a goal at notts county

I always remember McGeever for Stoke and bournemouth away!

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Re: Forgotten Men of the Madejski Era

by readingbedding » 23 Jan 2008 19:48

Brebner, first player to score at the new ground.

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Re: Forgotten Men of the Madejski Era

by PEARCEY » 23 Jan 2008 20:32

bmwfrenchie
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that was byron glasgow i think. who was the centre half we got on loan from newcastle under burns, he was good as was mark mceever(not sure about spelling). going back to older days remember gareth davies. centre back.



Yep it was Byron Glasgow.

I remember at the time there was a lot of disharmony with a bit of a Welsh contingent being given the cold shoulder by Burns, ie Andrew Legg, Gareth Davies and Michael Meaker


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Re: Forgotten Men of the Madejski Era

by Dirk Gently » 23 Jan 2008 20:43

PEARCEY I remember at the time there was a lot of disharmony with a bit of a Welsh contingent being given the cold shoulder by Burns, ie Andrew Legg, Gareth Davies and Michael Meaker


The "Elm Park Disappeared" - as The Whiff memorably labelled them. ISTR Parky was one of the 6 too - and came so close to joining Wycombe as a result.

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Re: Forgotten Men of the Madejski Era

by strap » 23 Jan 2008 21:17

Aubery Boyce
Sickboy Andrew Wright was a loanee left winger from Leeds who played about 15mins as a sub. Any one remember Graham Potter actually playing for us aswell? Left winger I think, a tall blonde fella.

Really don't remember him. Strap - which game did he play?




Looking back, that team was FRIGHTENING!!!!! (Not in a good way!)

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by The whole year inn » 23 Jan 2008 21:27

eMURKEDse Fae

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Re: Forgotten Men of the Madejski Era

by Dirk Gently » 23 Jan 2008 21:35

Alan Maybury. On loan from somewhere (might have been Leeds). About his only contribution was to get a straight red card at home to Man City early in a match that we needed to win to keep (faint) play-off hopes alive - we didn't!

I think he also played against us for Leicester that day in 2006.

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Re: Forgotten Men of the Madejski Era

by mzungu_royal » 24 Jan 2008 02:00

Burnsy's 2 scots men, jimmy crawford and the other guy, Brayson, no recollection of a 1st name though. The drug scandalled 2 guys as well, Glasgow and ..... Tony Barras, Howie was decent and finally but not last on this trip down memory lane, Thorpe.

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Re: Forgotten Men of the Madejski Era

by Forbury Lion » 24 Jan 2008 09:44

SpaceCruiser Wasn't there a winger who came up from the youth ranks during the Tommy Burns era. Name might have been Alex Haddow?
I think it was the other wing, Haddow was right wing and this lad was left.


Mark McKeever - Best start by any loanee, 2 goals away to Stoke!

Can't remember at the moment the name of the left back we had on loan from Chelsea, Scored a cracking long range goal though.

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Re: Forgotten Men of the Madejski Era

by Forbury Lion » 24 Jan 2008 09:47

Joe Gamble, hobnob legend... never really made it into the first team, back at Cork City now and one of their best players which suggests we may have missed out considering the other players we've taken from Cork.

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