Where would you rather watch football

Where would you rather watch football?

Poll ended at 13 Oct 2006 16:27
Mad stad
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75%
Elm Park
24
25%
 
Total votes: 96
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Where would you rather watch football

by SWLR » 03 Oct 2006 16:27

With no fixture its time for an informed poll ....or two...

Can there possibly be anyone who still believes that standing under a leaking tin roof, on rotting concrete, with the stench of onions and urine, a bit of noise generated by no more than a 100 yoffs, that sounded loud in their little corner of the ground but travelled no further than the half the length of the south bank, in a stadium otherwise populated with every moaning git in the Reading area who wanted to get away from the missus, their job and their whole misserable existance for a few hours....

or being at the Mad Stad, in the Premier League!

No complaints about a loaded question, just vote.

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by TFF » 03 Oct 2006 16:44

Where is the Caversham Cricket Ground option?

Plastic

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by SWLR » 03 Oct 2006 16:47

That Friday Feeling Where is the Caversham Cricket Ground option?

Plastic


I have no answer, I've been outed.

Please give us you memories of that venue, bet the atmosphere used to really rock.

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by Reading Abbey » 03 Oct 2006 18:34

Madstad, no question about it.
And with the much improved atmosphere of late, I'm happier than ever! But I do miss the standing, being shoulder to shoulder and sweating like a bitch on heat during the warmer months. :wink:

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by lozz2601 » 03 Oct 2006 19:19

Elm Park. I much preferred standing that sitting down - the atmosphere is always so much better when stadning (as WHU away will prove)


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by biscuitman » 03 Oct 2006 19:20

[/quote](as WHU away will prove)

Proved*.

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by The 17 Bus » 03 Oct 2006 20:54

My best memories of the last 40 years are from EP still, though the Madstad is getting a few too.

1-0 up v Man Utd
2-3 Watney Cup

Beating Wolves with two inj time goals
Losing to Wolves in p/o semi

Wigan p/o game

Middlesboro League Cup QF at EP

Oxford in the rain at madstad

3-0 down at ht v Plymouth, winning 4-3

Robin Friday hero

Jamie Cureton, almost hero

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by Tony Le Mesmer » 03 Oct 2006 21:44

Elm Park watching the current team. Just imagine it on the Southbank.....

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by bobby m's syrup » 04 Oct 2006 04:39

There was an atmosphere at EP, but honestly speaking, only when there were more than 5000 in the ground. Playing against the likes of Shrewsbury on an evening KO with enough room to sit down on the terraces at half time...that was a no no.


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by RG30 » 04 Oct 2006 07:26

Elm Park hands down as I still live 30 second walk from it.

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by shadesrwrf » 04 Oct 2006 08:10

RG30 Elm Park hands down as I still live 30 second walk from it.


That's the biggest thing I miss about Elm Park. It was round the corner and part of my community. I'd give my right arm for one last chance to stand on the south bank, but times have changed. The club's moved on, we're all watching a very different team these days and I wouldn't swap that for the world.

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by M4 Junction 11 » 04 Oct 2006 10:54

SWLR
That Friday Feeling Where is the Caversham Cricket Ground option?

Plastic


I have no answer, I've been outed.

Please give us you memories of that venue, bet the atmosphere used to really rock.

Not to mention the Reading Recreation Ground, Reading Cricket Ground and Coley Park before the move to the Caversham Cricket Ground in '89.

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by MartinRdg » 04 Oct 2006 14:28

I actually enjoyed standing at Elm Pak but, because I was at the Tilehurst end, I got rained on sometimes so, for that reason, I will say Mad Stad.


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by Riseley » 04 Oct 2006 14:41

Anyone voting for our current home is as plastic as a rumblestix and a 'bring it on poster' bonanza day, featuring ginger wigs and an Andy West/Adolf Hinton theme tune.

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by aardvark » 04 Oct 2006 14:41

Elm Park for me - great days whatever the score.

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by Farnborough Royal » 04 Oct 2006 15:51

The MadStad.in Elm Park's locaton please.

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by West Stand Man » 04 Oct 2006 17:15

All those who really do believe that the EP experience was better than what we have now could always pass me on the M4 and go to watch Swindon instead. You'll get a similar feeling to watching Reading in the old days - and clear a bit of space at the Madejski for my son when he comes back from Uni. :D

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by bassavage » 04 Oct 2006 19:33

That Friday Feeling Where is the Caversham Cricket Ground option?

Plastic


Coley Park?

Harold

by Harold » 04 Oct 2006 22:07

The Elm Park days can never be bettered. Only true hardcore fans went then.

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by West Stand Man » 05 Oct 2006 10:24

Harold The Elm Park days can never be bettered. Only true hardcore fans went then.

Swindon or Aldershot for you then? :D

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