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Andrews: Reading players got Greer sent off

The Argus: Gordon Greer is dismissed against Reading Gordon Greer is dismissed against Reading

Keith Andrews has accused Reading players of getting his skipper sent off.

But he still reckons Albion could have nicked a late winner against their play-off rivals.

Gordon Greer was shown a second yellow card after his foul on Adam Le Fondre on 51 minutes with the Seagulls a goal up.

Andrews reckoned the opposition influenced referee Fred Graham’s decision to get his cards out.

The vastly experienced Irish international said: “I was a little bit away from the sending-off but, from my point of view, the referee wasn’t going to give it until their players got into him.

“That’s what I was disappointed about.

“I don’t really know if it was or it wasn’t (a yellow card) but that’s my take on it.

I don’t think the referee was giving it until four or five players surrounded him then he reacted to that rather than the initial challenge.”

Andrews praised Albion’s defending with ten men and added: “We still had chances to win it.

“We’ve got a good competitive squad that has a lot of character in it. I think we showed that certainly in the second half.”

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6:21am Mon 10 Mar 14

WestStander17 says...

I agree. And Le Fondre was, literally, in on the act by blatantly feigning to be injured from the challenge. He even looked up at one point before curling up in a cowardly ball again and then proceeded to happily trot into the box after the card had been given! Blatant cheating and far worse than the challenge itself.

Andrews has taken a lot of stick on here lately but thought he was good on Saturday and made 2 great blocks when we were down to 10. I see him as a great pro who I'm sure the younger players are learning from. If Oscar decides 2 defensive midfielders is the way to go, that isn't Keith Andrews' fault. I think having Ince and Andrews is a decent shout, I just think with those 2 there, we could have 3 attacking players alongside them. My choice being Lingard, March and Buckley if Orlandi is injured.
I agree. And Le Fondre was, literally, in on the act by blatantly feigning to be injured from the challenge. He even looked up at one point before curling up in a cowardly ball again and then proceeded to happily trot into the box after the card had been given! Blatant cheating and far worse than the challenge itself. Andrews has taken a lot of stick on here lately but thought he was good on Saturday and made 2 great blocks when we were down to 10. I see him as a great pro who I'm sure the younger players are learning from. If Oscar decides 2 defensive midfielders is the way to go, that isn't Keith Andrews' fault. I think having Ince and Andrews is a decent shout, I just think with those 2 there, we could have 3 attacking players alongside them. My choice being Lingard, March and Buckley if Orlandi is injured. WestStander17
  • Score: 30

8:37am Mon 10 Mar 14

ringtone says...

Absolute one eyed nonsense.

We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Absolute one eyed nonsense. We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity. ringtone
  • Score: -42

9:04am Mon 10 Mar 14

Weploughandmow says...

ringtone wrote:
Absolute one eyed nonsense.

We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Surely "one-eyed nonsense" is what this site is all about??

Greer's foul was bookable. If he hadn't already been booked, he would have been given a yellow for the obstruction by any ref. The fact is that MOST refs would NOT not given him a SECOND yellow for that foul knowing it would lead to a sending-off. You can argue the rights and wrongs of that, but it underlines the most frustrating thing at this level which is the inconsistency of referees. (Oh, and the cheating of course - Reading's actions were disgraceful all afternoon but that's Adkins' style and has been at every club he's managed). But then, we're no angels.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Absolute one eyed nonsense. We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.[/p][/quote]Surely "one-eyed nonsense" is what this site is all about?? Greer's foul was bookable. If he hadn't already been booked, he would have been given a yellow for the obstruction by any ref. The fact is that MOST refs would NOT not given him a SECOND yellow for that foul knowing it would lead to a sending-off. You can argue the rights and wrongs of that, but it underlines the most frustrating thing at this level which is the inconsistency of referees. (Oh, and the cheating of course - Reading's actions were disgraceful all afternoon but that's Adkins' style and has been at every club he's managed). But then, we're no angels. Weploughandmow
  • Score: 15

9:13am Mon 10 Mar 14

farside says...

ringtone wrote:
Absolute one eyed nonsense.

We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Absolute tosh. Long way out with other covering (including Upson whose error caused the problem). Two justifiable yellows although the ref clearly wasnt going to give the second until Adkins and his players applied pressure to influence the officials (in all fairness just as we would have done). Usually you get away with those but there can be no complaint and what is bad luck for Greer is good luck for Dunk.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Absolute one eyed nonsense. We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.[/p][/quote]Absolute tosh. Long way out with other covering (including Upson whose error caused the problem). Two justifiable yellows although the ref clearly wasnt going to give the second until Adkins and his players applied pressure to influence the officials (in all fairness just as we would have done). Usually you get away with those but there can be no complaint and what is bad luck for Greer is good luck for Dunk. farside
  • Score: 1

9:24am Mon 10 Mar 14

ringtone says...

farside wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Absolute one eyed nonsense.

We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Absolute tosh. Long way out with other covering (including Upson whose error caused the problem). Two justifiable yellows although the ref clearly wasnt going to give the second until Adkins and his players applied pressure to influence the officials (in all fairness just as we would have done). Usually you get away with those but there can be no complaint and what is bad luck for Greer is good luck for Dunk.
What covering players, you check the video again son and this time Watch it.
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Absolute one eyed nonsense. We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.[/p][/quote]Absolute tosh. Long way out with other covering (including Upson whose error caused the problem). Two justifiable yellows although the ref clearly wasnt going to give the second until Adkins and his players applied pressure to influence the officials (in all fairness just as we would have done). Usually you get away with those but there can be no complaint and what is bad luck for Greer is good luck for Dunk.[/p][/quote]What covering players, you check the video again son and this time Watch it. ringtone
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9:24am Mon 10 Mar 14

brightonup says...

People still grace stupid comments with a response. Why?
It was clear that the Reading players 'encouraged' the red card. All clubs have players that are inclined to do that and it should be dealt with by the F.A. imposing retrospective fines based on video evidence...
Regards the first booking - both sides were guilty of tactical fouling and if the ref was apply that logic consistently, both sides would have been reduced to ten men by half time.
At the risk of being seen as pedantic and repetitive, I would really like to see the trolls starve and never be fed....
People still grace stupid comments with a response. Why? It was clear that the Reading players 'encouraged' the red card. All clubs have players that are inclined to do that and it should be dealt with by the F.A. imposing retrospective fines based on video evidence... Regards the first booking - both sides were guilty of tactical fouling and if the ref was apply that logic consistently, both sides would have been reduced to ten men by half time. At the risk of being seen as pedantic and repetitive, I would really like to see the trolls starve and never be fed.... brightonup
  • Score: 10

9:27am Mon 10 Mar 14

dave from bexill says...

Andrews, rather than talking so much rubbish, probably to deflect from your own poor performances, you'd be better off concentrating on the job in hand. Just not good enough to wear the stripes (and I'm not one who usually criticises players openly)
Andrews, rather than talking so much rubbish, probably to deflect from your own poor performances, you'd be better off concentrating on the job in hand. Just not good enough to wear the stripes (and I'm not one who usually criticises players openly) dave from bexill
  • Score: -25

9:50am Mon 10 Mar 14

Brighton90 says...

ringtone wrote:
Absolute one eyed nonsense.

We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity usually needs to have the player fouled having the ball. Le Fondre didn't have the ball. There was already cover back there an he was not the last man at the time he was taken down. It was a stupid challenge, worthy of a yellow. No ref would have given a red for that.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Absolute one eyed nonsense. We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.[/p][/quote]Denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity usually needs to have the player fouled having the ball. Le Fondre didn't have the ball. There was already cover back there an he was not the last man at the time he was taken down. It was a stupid challenge, worthy of a yellow. No ref would have given a red for that. Brighton90
  • Score: 9

9:52am Mon 10 Mar 14

B-hove says...

And the example for the players comes from their slimy manager.

Of course, none of this can happen without the culpability of weak referee. Greer made an honest attempt to get the ball and paid the penalty for being a one-footed defender. He was a split-second late: which is enough for a foul. This referee let go all sorts of wrestling and pushing, and yet punished with yellow card almost 1 in 2 challenges that he did blow for. Why is it that wrestling, pushing, and holding – all of which are deliberate – are acceptable to lower league referees? Surely deliberate fouls, along with berating referees to dismiss players, are in the same low-life category as diving – and should be punished?

Football would do well to follow rugby’s lead where only captains speak to referees, and do so in a civilized manner.
And the example for the players comes from their slimy manager. Of course, none of this can happen without the culpability of weak referee. Greer made an honest attempt to get the ball and paid the penalty for being a one-footed defender. He was a split-second late: which is enough for a foul. This referee let go all sorts of wrestling and pushing, and yet punished with yellow card almost 1 in 2 challenges that he did blow for. Why is it that wrestling, pushing, and holding – all of which are deliberate – are acceptable to lower league referees? Surely deliberate fouls, along with berating referees to dismiss players, are in the same low-life category as diving – and should be punished? Football would do well to follow rugby’s lead where only captains speak to referees, and do so in a civilized manner. B-hove
  • Score: 10

10:06am Mon 10 Mar 14

SecondReserve says...

Have to disagree with Andrews. Regardless of the actions of the Reading players Greer was going anyway and he knew it as evidenced by his attempts to move away from the scene. Like it or not it was a bookable offence and Greer had already been (rightly) booked so he was correctly sent off.

The Reading players did not get Greer sent off but their actions were a disgrace. That sort of behaviour happens far too often nowadays(including by some of our players) and it really does need to be stamped out. Despite some supporters views, the referees are human and they do make mistakes but they get the very vast majority of decisions correct so let them do their job. Players should stick to their job - playing.
Have to disagree with Andrews. Regardless of the actions of the Reading players Greer was going anyway and he knew it as evidenced by his attempts to move away from the scene. Like it or not it was a bookable offence and Greer had already been (rightly) booked so he was correctly sent off. The Reading players did not get Greer sent off but their actions were a disgrace. That sort of behaviour happens far too often nowadays(including by some of our players) and it really does need to be stamped out. Despite some supporters views, the referees are human and they do make mistakes but they get the very vast majority of decisions correct so let them do their job. Players should stick to their job - playing. SecondReserve
  • Score: -1

10:27am Mon 10 Mar 14

Weploughandmow says...

Who was it who said, "the trouble with referees is that they don't care who wins"?
An American football coach, I think.
Who was it who said, "the trouble with referees is that they don't care who wins"? An American football coach, I think. Weploughandmow
  • Score: 1

11:32am Mon 10 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Does anyone know if the free kick given for Greer's "obstruction" was direct or indirect?
Does anyone know if the free kick given for Greer's "obstruction" was direct or indirect? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

12:58pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Vince says...

dave from bexill wrote:
Andrews, rather than talking so much rubbish, probably to deflect from your own poor performances, you'd be better off concentrating on the job in hand. Just not good enough to wear the stripes (and I'm not one who usually criticises players openly)
I have to agree about Andrews.
Sorry for offending you by "shouting" last night - i just forgot to switch back to lower case!!! I was still feeling peeved that due to one or two poor team selections, as well as bringing on Obika instead of Greer or Bruno in first game against Hull, cost us the game. Seeing Hull demolish a jaded looking Sunderland, who would have been ripe for the picking at the AMEX, and the prospect of a semi-final at Wembley against Sheff-United - where we would have been the favourites to get to the FA Cup final, was upsetting to say the least - especially given Wigan's amazing result. I think we could have given Arsenal a good game at Wembley assuming they would have beaten Wigan. But if it could have been Brighton v Wigan in an all-championship final, I think we would have fancied our chances of lifting the trophy.
All pipe-dreams I know, but it could easily and probably should have been reality!

In fairness to Oscar, I don't think he realises just how important the FA Cup is to us Anglo Saxons! That's the trouble with having a non-English manager. It also accounts for our style of play - which is excellent - but could be so much better with a less cautious and more adventurous attacking formation. Oscar is really Gus Mark II
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: Andrews, rather than talking so much rubbish, probably to deflect from your own poor performances, you'd be better off concentrating on the job in hand. Just not good enough to wear the stripes (and I'm not one who usually criticises players openly)[/p][/quote]I have to agree about Andrews. Sorry for offending you by "shouting" last night - i just forgot to switch back to lower case!!! I was still feeling peeved that due to one or two poor team selections, as well as bringing on Obika instead of Greer or Bruno in first game against Hull, cost us the game. Seeing Hull demolish a jaded looking Sunderland, who would have been ripe for the picking at the AMEX, and the prospect of a semi-final at Wembley against Sheff-United - where we would have been the favourites to get to the FA Cup final, was upsetting to say the least - especially given Wigan's amazing result. I think we could have given Arsenal a good game at Wembley assuming they would have beaten Wigan. But if it could have been Brighton v Wigan in an all-championship final, I think we would have fancied our chances of lifting the trophy. All pipe-dreams I know, but it could easily and probably should have been reality! In fairness to Oscar, I don't think he realises just how important the FA Cup is to us Anglo Saxons! That's the trouble with having a non-English manager. It also accounts for our style of play - which is excellent - but could be so much better with a less cautious and more adventurous attacking formation. Oscar is really Gus Mark II Vince
  • Score: 2

1:20pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Far gull says...

Vince wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
Andrews, rather than talking so much rubbish, probably to deflect from your own poor performances, you'd be better off concentrating on the job in hand. Just not good enough to wear the stripes (and I'm not one who usually criticises players openly)
I have to agree about Andrews.
Sorry for offending you by "shouting" last night - i just forgot to switch back to lower case!!! I was still feeling peeved that due to one or two poor team selections, as well as bringing on Obika instead of Greer or Bruno in first game against Hull, cost us the game. Seeing Hull demolish a jaded looking Sunderland, who would have been ripe for the picking at the AMEX, and the prospect of a semi-final at Wembley against Sheff-United - where we would have been the favourites to get to the FA Cup final, was upsetting to say the least - especially given Wigan's amazing result. I think we could have given Arsenal a good game at Wembley assuming they would have beaten Wigan. But if it could have been Brighton v Wigan in an all-championship final, I think we would have fancied our chances of lifting the trophy.
All pipe-dreams I know, but it could easily and probably should have been reality!

In fairness to Oscar, I don't think he realises just how important the FA Cup is to us Anglo Saxons! That's the trouble with having a non-English manager. It also accounts for our style of play - which is excellent - but could be so much better with a less cautious and more adventurous attacking formation. Oscar is really Gus Mark II
Bet I get many negatives for agreeing with you both but I have been bang the drum re Andrews failings all season. Yes he blocked two shots with his backside. If he had been any sort of player he would have not turned his back for both.
If we have higher aspirations than championship the squad will have to dispense with Andrews type. We are 8 th for a reason . Yep not good enough.
OG is as you say tactically Gus mik ii hence we are not going up again this season. Not negative ...realistic I am afraid.
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: Andrews, rather than talking so much rubbish, probably to deflect from your own poor performances, you'd be better off concentrating on the job in hand. Just not good enough to wear the stripes (and I'm not one who usually criticises players openly)[/p][/quote]I have to agree about Andrews. Sorry for offending you by "shouting" last night - i just forgot to switch back to lower case!!! I was still feeling peeved that due to one or two poor team selections, as well as bringing on Obika instead of Greer or Bruno in first game against Hull, cost us the game. Seeing Hull demolish a jaded looking Sunderland, who would have been ripe for the picking at the AMEX, and the prospect of a semi-final at Wembley against Sheff-United - where we would have been the favourites to get to the FA Cup final, was upsetting to say the least - especially given Wigan's amazing result. I think we could have given Arsenal a good game at Wembley assuming they would have beaten Wigan. But if it could have been Brighton v Wigan in an all-championship final, I think we would have fancied our chances of lifting the trophy. All pipe-dreams I know, but it could easily and probably should have been reality! In fairness to Oscar, I don't think he realises just how important the FA Cup is to us Anglo Saxons! That's the trouble with having a non-English manager. It also accounts for our style of play - which is excellent - but could be so much better with a less cautious and more adventurous attacking formation. Oscar is really Gus Mark II[/p][/quote]Bet I get many negatives for agreeing with you both but I have been bang the drum re Andrews failings all season. Yes he blocked two shots with his backside. If he had been any sort of player he would have not turned his back for both. If we have higher aspirations than championship the squad will have to dispense with Andrews type. We are 8 th for a reason . Yep not good enough. OG is as you say tactically Gus mik ii hence we are not going up again this season. Not negative ...realistic I am afraid. Far gull
  • Score: -4

1:29pm Mon 10 Mar 14

barnieb says...

I have said this before,Nigel Adkins teams always start a game with the intention of finishing playing against 10 men.At Southampton and you can check the stats,his team finished playing against 10 men more than any other team by a country mile.Referees need to show red cards to players waiving imaginary cards and ban them for a minimum of 3 matches for unsportsmanlike conduct.Then and only then will this stop.Meanwhile investigate that nasty little man Adkins,who refused to show the Albion respect when we won Div 1 beating Saints into 2nd spot.Perhaps some ex players that played under him could shed some light.
I have said this before,Nigel Adkins teams always start a game with the intention of finishing playing against 10 men.At Southampton and you can check the stats,his team finished playing against 10 men more than any other team by a country mile.Referees need to show red cards to players waiving imaginary cards and ban them for a minimum of 3 matches for unsportsmanlike conduct.Then and only then will this stop.Meanwhile investigate that nasty little man Adkins,who refused to show the Albion respect when we won Div 1 beating Saints into 2nd spot.Perhaps some ex players that played under him could shed some light. barnieb
  • Score: 5

1:46pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Reading fan in Brighton says...

ringtone wrote:
Absolute one eyed nonsense.

We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Spot on Ringtone! All these comments about Reading being cheats, are you telling me if the situation was reversed, the Brighton players wouldn't be surrounding the referee, of course they would! Perhaps the blinkered idiots on here can explain how Reading have won the Fairplay League several times in the last few years?
Perhaps they could also explain why the ballboys blantanly held on to the ball in the second half trying to waste time. At one corner, Obita went up to the ball boy to get the ball and he put the ball behind his back to prevent a quick corner being taken - BRIGHTON CHEATS!!!
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Absolute one eyed nonsense. We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.[/p][/quote]Spot on Ringtone! All these comments about Reading being cheats, are you telling me if the situation was reversed, the Brighton players wouldn't be surrounding the referee, of course they would! Perhaps the blinkered idiots on here can explain how Reading have won the Fairplay League several times in the last few years? Perhaps they could also explain why the ballboys blantanly held on to the ball in the second half trying to waste time. At one corner, Obita went up to the ball boy to get the ball and he put the ball behind his back to prevent a quick corner being taken - BRIGHTON CHEATS!!! Reading fan in Brighton
  • Score: -8

2:41pm Mon 10 Mar 14

brightonup says...

Please don't bother to reply to this nonentity.
He has nothing new or interesting to say.....
Please don't bother to reply to this nonentity. He has nothing new or interesting to say..... brightonup
  • Score: 6

2:57pm Mon 10 Mar 14

WestStander17 says...

Far gull wrote:
Vince wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
Andrews, rather than talking so much rubbish, probably to deflect from your own poor performances, you'd be better off concentrating on the job in hand. Just not good enough to wear the stripes (and I'm not one who usually criticises players openly)
I have to agree about Andrews.
Sorry for offending you by "shouting" last night - i just forgot to switch back to lower case!!! I was still feeling peeved that due to one or two poor team selections, as well as bringing on Obika instead of Greer or Bruno in first game against Hull, cost us the game. Seeing Hull demolish a jaded looking Sunderland, who would have been ripe for the picking at the AMEX, and the prospect of a semi-final at Wembley against Sheff-United - where we would have been the favourites to get to the FA Cup final, was upsetting to say the least - especially given Wigan's amazing result. I think we could have given Arsenal a good game at Wembley assuming they would have beaten Wigan. But if it could have been Brighton v Wigan in an all-championship final, I think we would have fancied our chances of lifting the trophy.
All pipe-dreams I know, but it could easily and probably should have been reality!

In fairness to Oscar, I don't think he realises just how important the FA Cup is to us Anglo Saxons! That's the trouble with having a non-English manager. It also accounts for our style of play - which is excellent - but could be so much better with a less cautious and more adventurous attacking formation. Oscar is really Gus Mark II
Bet I get many negatives for agreeing with you both but I have been bang the drum re Andrews failings all season. Yes he blocked two shots with his backside. If he had been any sort of player he would have not turned his back for both.
If we have higher aspirations than championship the squad will have to dispense with Andrews type. We are 8 th for a reason . Yep not good enough.
OG is as you say tactically Gus mik ii hence we are not going up again this season. Not negative ...realistic I am afraid.
I'm afraid he was the only one charging down those 2 shots and quite possibly some others so if you think that was bad, what about the rest of them?! There is always 1 scapegoat, now Barnes has gone Andrews seems to be it.
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: Andrews, rather than talking so much rubbish, probably to deflect from your own poor performances, you'd be better off concentrating on the job in hand. Just not good enough to wear the stripes (and I'm not one who usually criticises players openly)[/p][/quote]I have to agree about Andrews. Sorry for offending you by "shouting" last night - i just forgot to switch back to lower case!!! I was still feeling peeved that due to one or two poor team selections, as well as bringing on Obika instead of Greer or Bruno in first game against Hull, cost us the game. Seeing Hull demolish a jaded looking Sunderland, who would have been ripe for the picking at the AMEX, and the prospect of a semi-final at Wembley against Sheff-United - where we would have been the favourites to get to the FA Cup final, was upsetting to say the least - especially given Wigan's amazing result. I think we could have given Arsenal a good game at Wembley assuming they would have beaten Wigan. But if it could have been Brighton v Wigan in an all-championship final, I think we would have fancied our chances of lifting the trophy. All pipe-dreams I know, but it could easily and probably should have been reality! In fairness to Oscar, I don't think he realises just how important the FA Cup is to us Anglo Saxons! That's the trouble with having a non-English manager. It also accounts for our style of play - which is excellent - but could be so much better with a less cautious and more adventurous attacking formation. Oscar is really Gus Mark II[/p][/quote]Bet I get many negatives for agreeing with you both but I have been bang the drum re Andrews failings all season. Yes he blocked two shots with his backside. If he had been any sort of player he would have not turned his back for both. If we have higher aspirations than championship the squad will have to dispense with Andrews type. We are 8 th for a reason . Yep not good enough. OG is as you say tactically Gus mik ii hence we are not going up again this season. Not negative ...realistic I am afraid.[/p][/quote]I'm afraid he was the only one charging down those 2 shots and quite possibly some others so if you think that was bad, what about the rest of them?! There is always 1 scapegoat, now Barnes has gone Andrews seems to be it. WestStander17
  • Score: 5

3:56pm Mon 10 Mar 14

tinker111 says...

Weploughandmow wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Absolute one eyed nonsense.

We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Surely "one-eyed nonsense" is what this site is all about??

Greer's foul was bookable. If he hadn't already been booked, he would have been given a yellow for the obstruction by any ref. The fact is that MOST refs would NOT not given him a SECOND yellow for that foul knowing it would lead to a sending-off. You can argue the rights and wrongs of that, but it underlines the most frustrating thing at this level which is the inconsistency of referees. (Oh, and the cheating of course - Reading's actions were disgraceful all afternoon but that's Adkins' style and has been at every club he's managed). But then, we're no angels.
Double standard by ref's are you calling for ???? both were bookable fouls and correct to be sent off HE as captain let team and fans down . Andrews is very wrong the Reading player was to quick for our defenders not a cheat
[quote][p][bold]Weploughandmow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Absolute one eyed nonsense. We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.[/p][/quote]Surely "one-eyed nonsense" is what this site is all about?? Greer's foul was bookable. If he hadn't already been booked, he would have been given a yellow for the obstruction by any ref. The fact is that MOST refs would NOT not given him a SECOND yellow for that foul knowing it would lead to a sending-off. You can argue the rights and wrongs of that, but it underlines the most frustrating thing at this level which is the inconsistency of referees. (Oh, and the cheating of course - Reading's actions were disgraceful all afternoon but that's Adkins' style and has been at every club he's managed). But then, we're no angels.[/p][/quote]Double standard by ref's are you calling for ???? both were bookable fouls and correct to be sent off HE as captain let team and fans down . Andrews is very wrong the Reading player was to quick for our defenders not a cheat tinker111
  • Score: -5

4:31pm Mon 10 Mar 14

OldGull says...

WestStander17 wrote:
Far gull wrote:
Vince wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
Andrews, rather than talking so much rubbish, probably to deflect from your own poor performances, you'd be better off concentrating on the job in hand. Just not good enough to wear the stripes (and I'm not one who usually criticises players openly)
I have to agree about Andrews.
Sorry for offending you by "shouting" last night - i just forgot to switch back to lower case!!! I was still feeling peeved that due to one or two poor team selections, as well as bringing on Obika instead of Greer or Bruno in first game against Hull, cost us the game. Seeing Hull demolish a jaded looking Sunderland, who would have been ripe for the picking at the AMEX, and the prospect of a semi-final at Wembley against Sheff-United - where we would have been the favourites to get to the FA Cup final, was upsetting to say the least - especially given Wigan's amazing result. I think we could have given Arsenal a good game at Wembley assuming they would have beaten Wigan. But if it could have been Brighton v Wigan in an all-championship final, I think we would have fancied our chances of lifting the trophy.
All pipe-dreams I know, but it could easily and probably should have been reality!

In fairness to Oscar, I don't think he realises just how important the FA Cup is to us Anglo Saxons! That's the trouble with having a non-English manager. It also accounts for our style of play - which is excellent - but could be so much better with a less cautious and more adventurous attacking formation. Oscar is really Gus Mark II
Bet I get many negatives for agreeing with you both but I have been bang the drum re Andrews failings all season. Yes he blocked two shots with his backside. If he had been any sort of player he would have not turned his back for both.
If we have higher aspirations than championship the squad will have to dispense with Andrews type. We are 8 th for a reason . Yep not good enough.
OG is as you say tactically Gus mik ii hence we are not going up again this season. Not negative ...realistic I am afraid.
I'm afraid he was the only one charging down those 2 shots and quite possibly some others so if you think that was bad, what about the rest of them?! There is always 1 scapegoat, now Barnes has gone Andrews seems to be it.
Spot on
Half the people now saying we should not have sold Barnes used to criticise him.
These same people think you should fill the team with 11 lualuas.
They do not recognise the conrtibution the likes of Andrews makes to the team.
[quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: Andrews, rather than talking so much rubbish, probably to deflect from your own poor performances, you'd be better off concentrating on the job in hand. Just not good enough to wear the stripes (and I'm not one who usually criticises players openly)[/p][/quote]I have to agree about Andrews. Sorry for offending you by "shouting" last night - i just forgot to switch back to lower case!!! I was still feeling peeved that due to one or two poor team selections, as well as bringing on Obika instead of Greer or Bruno in first game against Hull, cost us the game. Seeing Hull demolish a jaded looking Sunderland, who would have been ripe for the picking at the AMEX, and the prospect of a semi-final at Wembley against Sheff-United - where we would have been the favourites to get to the FA Cup final, was upsetting to say the least - especially given Wigan's amazing result. I think we could have given Arsenal a good game at Wembley assuming they would have beaten Wigan. But if it could have been Brighton v Wigan in an all-championship final, I think we would have fancied our chances of lifting the trophy. All pipe-dreams I know, but it could easily and probably should have been reality! In fairness to Oscar, I don't think he realises just how important the FA Cup is to us Anglo Saxons! That's the trouble with having a non-English manager. It also accounts for our style of play - which is excellent - but could be so much better with a less cautious and more adventurous attacking formation. Oscar is really Gus Mark II[/p][/quote]Bet I get many negatives for agreeing with you both but I have been bang the drum re Andrews failings all season. Yes he blocked two shots with his backside. If he had been any sort of player he would have not turned his back for both. If we have higher aspirations than championship the squad will have to dispense with Andrews type. We are 8 th for a reason . Yep not good enough. OG is as you say tactically Gus mik ii hence we are not going up again this season. Not negative ...realistic I am afraid.[/p][/quote]I'm afraid he was the only one charging down those 2 shots and quite possibly some others so if you think that was bad, what about the rest of them?! There is always 1 scapegoat, now Barnes has gone Andrews seems to be it.[/p][/quote]Spot on Half the people now saying we should not have sold Barnes used to criticise him. These same people think you should fill the team with 11 lualuas. They do not recognise the conrtibution the likes of Andrews makes to the team. OldGull
  • Score: 3

8:09pm Mon 10 Mar 14

albion64 says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Absolute one eyed nonsense.

We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Spot on Ringtone! All these comments about Reading being cheats, are you telling me if the situation was reversed, the Brighton players wouldn't be surrounding the referee, of course they would! Perhaps the blinkered idiots on here can explain how Reading have won the Fairplay League several times in the last few years?
Perhaps they could also explain why the ballboys blantanly held on to the ball in the second half trying to waste time. At one corner, Obita went up to the ball boy to get the ball and he put the ball behind his back to prevent a quick corner being taken - BRIGHTON CHEATS!!!
A Reading fan in Brighton, behave, are you lost or something? Grow up and put sh!te on your own site. Adkins is an arrogant tw@t and never learns. If you are happy with his style then fine, good luck, but cheating aint the way.

Reading won't be winning any fair play awards with that idiot on board, thats for sure. Diving and feigning injury is a disgrace and I would be disgusted if our players behaved like yours on Saturday. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Absolute one eyed nonsense. We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.[/p][/quote]Spot on Ringtone! All these comments about Reading being cheats, are you telling me if the situation was reversed, the Brighton players wouldn't be surrounding the referee, of course they would! Perhaps the blinkered idiots on here can explain how Reading have won the Fairplay League several times in the last few years? Perhaps they could also explain why the ballboys blantanly held on to the ball in the second half trying to waste time. At one corner, Obita went up to the ball boy to get the ball and he put the ball behind his back to prevent a quick corner being taken - BRIGHTON CHEATS!!![/p][/quote]A Reading fan in Brighton, behave, are you lost or something? Grow up and put sh!te on your own site. Adkins is an arrogant tw@t and never learns. If you are happy with his style then fine, good luck, but cheating aint the way. Reading won't be winning any fair play awards with that idiot on board, thats for sure. Diving and feigning injury is a disgrace and I would be disgusted if our players behaved like yours on Saturday. UTA albion64
  • Score: 0

8:19pm Mon 10 Mar 14

hubby says...

Won't be the last time Greer gets sent off will it?
Won't be the last time Greer gets sent off will it? hubby
  • Score: 0

10:45pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Just watched the highlights.
The first offence was debatable but on reflection the ref had no choice to book Greer.
The second was even more debatable because Gordon was only standing his ground and Le Fondre just ran into him and made the most of it.
The sending off changed the game and to his credit Oscar didn't moan about the ref.
I lose respect for teams who continually try and con the ref and Reading and Adkins are near the top in that league. UTA
Just watched the highlights. The first offence was debatable but on reflection the ref had no choice to book Greer. The second was even more debatable because Gordon was only standing his ground and Le Fondre just ran into him and made the most of it. The sending off changed the game and to his credit Oscar didn't moan about the ref. I lose respect for teams who continually try and con the ref and Reading and Adkins are near the top in that league. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 0

11:12pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Mike Tiddy says...

OldGull wrote:
WestStander17 wrote:
Far gull wrote:
Vince wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
Andrews, rather than talking so much rubbish, probably to deflect from your own poor performances, you'd be better off concentrating on the job in hand. Just not good enough to wear the stripes (and I'm not one who usually criticises players openly)
I have to agree about Andrews.
Sorry for offending you by "shouting" last night - i just forgot to switch back to lower case!!! I was still feeling peeved that due to one or two poor team selections, as well as bringing on Obika instead of Greer or Bruno in first game against Hull, cost us the game. Seeing Hull demolish a jaded looking Sunderland, who would have been ripe for the picking at the AMEX, and the prospect of a semi-final at Wembley against Sheff-United - where we would have been the favourites to get to the FA Cup final, was upsetting to say the least - especially given Wigan's amazing result. I think we could have given Arsenal a good game at Wembley assuming they would have beaten Wigan. But if it could have been Brighton v Wigan in an all-championship final, I think we would have fancied our chances of lifting the trophy.
All pipe-dreams I know, but it could easily and probably should have been reality!

In fairness to Oscar, I don't think he realises just how important the FA Cup is to us Anglo Saxons! That's the trouble with having a non-English manager. It also accounts for our style of play - which is excellent - but could be so much better with a less cautious and more adventurous attacking formation. Oscar is really Gus Mark II
Bet I get many negatives for agreeing with you both but I have been bang the drum re Andrews failings all season. Yes he blocked two shots with his backside. If he had been any sort of player he would have not turned his back for both.
If we have higher aspirations than championship the squad will have to dispense with Andrews type. We are 8 th for a reason . Yep not good enough.
OG is as you say tactically Gus mik ii hence we are not going up again this season. Not negative ...realistic I am afraid.
I'm afraid he was the only one charging down those 2 shots and quite possibly some others so if you think that was bad, what about the rest of them?! There is always 1 scapegoat, now Barnes has gone Andrews seems to be it.
Spot on
Half the people now saying we should not have sold Barnes used to criticise him.
These same people think you should fill the team with 11 lualuas.
They do not recognise the conrtibution the likes of Andrews makes to the team.
Care to expand on 'contribution'?
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: Andrews, rather than talking so much rubbish, probably to deflect from your own poor performances, you'd be better off concentrating on the job in hand. Just not good enough to wear the stripes (and I'm not one who usually criticises players openly)[/p][/quote]I have to agree about Andrews. Sorry for offending you by "shouting" last night - i just forgot to switch back to lower case!!! I was still feeling peeved that due to one or two poor team selections, as well as bringing on Obika instead of Greer or Bruno in first game against Hull, cost us the game. Seeing Hull demolish a jaded looking Sunderland, who would have been ripe for the picking at the AMEX, and the prospect of a semi-final at Wembley against Sheff-United - where we would have been the favourites to get to the FA Cup final, was upsetting to say the least - especially given Wigan's amazing result. I think we could have given Arsenal a good game at Wembley assuming they would have beaten Wigan. But if it could have been Brighton v Wigan in an all-championship final, I think we would have fancied our chances of lifting the trophy. All pipe-dreams I know, but it could easily and probably should have been reality! In fairness to Oscar, I don't think he realises just how important the FA Cup is to us Anglo Saxons! That's the trouble with having a non-English manager. It also accounts for our style of play - which is excellent - but could be so much better with a less cautious and more adventurous attacking formation. Oscar is really Gus Mark II[/p][/quote]Bet I get many negatives for agreeing with you both but I have been bang the drum re Andrews failings all season. Yes he blocked two shots with his backside. If he had been any sort of player he would have not turned his back for both. If we have higher aspirations than championship the squad will have to dispense with Andrews type. We are 8 th for a reason . Yep not good enough. OG is as you say tactically Gus mik ii hence we are not going up again this season. Not negative ...realistic I am afraid.[/p][/quote]I'm afraid he was the only one charging down those 2 shots and quite possibly some others so if you think that was bad, what about the rest of them?! There is always 1 scapegoat, now Barnes has gone Andrews seems to be it.[/p][/quote]Spot on Half the people now saying we should not have sold Barnes used to criticise him. These same people think you should fill the team with 11 lualuas. They do not recognise the conrtibution the likes of Andrews makes to the team.[/p][/quote]Care to expand on 'contribution'? Mike Tiddy
  • Score: 0

9:18am Tue 11 Mar 14

Oscar's Chin says...

ringtone wrote:
Absolute one eyed nonsense.

We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Yup, and Reading should have won 18-0. Any other good jokes, Looney Tune?
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Absolute one eyed nonsense. We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.[/p][/quote]Yup, and Reading should have won 18-0. Any other good jokes, Looney Tune? Oscar's Chin
  • Score: 0

9:22am Tue 11 Mar 14

Oscar's Chin says...

ringtone wrote:
farside wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Absolute one eyed nonsense.

We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Absolute tosh. Long way out with other covering (including Upson whose error caused the problem). Two justifiable yellows although the ref clearly wasnt going to give the second until Adkins and his players applied pressure to influence the officials (in all fairness just as we would have done). Usually you get away with those but there can be no complaint and what is bad luck for Greer is good luck for Dunk.
What covering players, you check the video again son and this time Watch it.
You too Looney Tune. There's at least one covering player with plenty of space for other cover to follow. I've got a clearer opportunity to have a threesome with Scarlett Johanssen and Uma Thurman than he had of scoring.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Absolute one eyed nonsense. We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.[/p][/quote]Absolute tosh. Long way out with other covering (including Upson whose error caused the problem). Two justifiable yellows although the ref clearly wasnt going to give the second until Adkins and his players applied pressure to influence the officials (in all fairness just as we would have done). Usually you get away with those but there can be no complaint and what is bad luck for Greer is good luck for Dunk.[/p][/quote]What covering players, you check the video again son and this time Watch it.[/p][/quote]You too Looney Tune. There's at least one covering player with plenty of space for other cover to follow. I've got a clearer opportunity to have a threesome with Scarlett Johanssen and Uma Thurman than he had of scoring. Oscar's Chin
  • Score: 0

9:27am Tue 11 Mar 14

Oscar's Chin says...

Far gull wrote:
Vince wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
Andrews, rather than talking so much rubbish, probably to deflect from your own poor performances, you'd be better off concentrating on the job in hand. Just not good enough to wear the stripes (and I'm not one who usually criticises players openly)
I have to agree about Andrews.
Sorry for offending you by "shouting" last night - i just forgot to switch back to lower case!!! I was still feeling peeved that due to one or two poor team selections, as well as bringing on Obika instead of Greer or Bruno in first game against Hull, cost us the game. Seeing Hull demolish a jaded looking Sunderland, who would have been ripe for the picking at the AMEX, and the prospect of a semi-final at Wembley against Sheff-United - where we would have been the favourites to get to the FA Cup final, was upsetting to say the least - especially given Wigan's amazing result. I think we could have given Arsenal a good game at Wembley assuming they would have beaten Wigan. But if it could have been Brighton v Wigan in an all-championship final, I think we would have fancied our chances of lifting the trophy.
All pipe-dreams I know, but it could easily and probably should have been reality!

In fairness to Oscar, I don't think he realises just how important the FA Cup is to us Anglo Saxons! That's the trouble with having a non-English manager. It also accounts for our style of play - which is excellent - but could be so much better with a less cautious and more adventurous attacking formation. Oscar is really Gus Mark II
Bet I get many negatives for agreeing with you both but I have been bang the drum re Andrews failings all season. Yes he blocked two shots with his backside. If he had been any sort of player he would have not turned his back for both.
If we have higher aspirations than championship the squad will have to dispense with Andrews type. We are 8 th for a reason . Yep not good enough.
OG is as you say tactically Gus mik ii hence we are not going up again this season. Not negative ...realistic I am afraid.
I'm afraid not!
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: Andrews, rather than talking so much rubbish, probably to deflect from your own poor performances, you'd be better off concentrating on the job in hand. Just not good enough to wear the stripes (and I'm not one who usually criticises players openly)[/p][/quote]I have to agree about Andrews. Sorry for offending you by "shouting" last night - i just forgot to switch back to lower case!!! I was still feeling peeved that due to one or two poor team selections, as well as bringing on Obika instead of Greer or Bruno in first game against Hull, cost us the game. Seeing Hull demolish a jaded looking Sunderland, who would have been ripe for the picking at the AMEX, and the prospect of a semi-final at Wembley against Sheff-United - where we would have been the favourites to get to the FA Cup final, was upsetting to say the least - especially given Wigan's amazing result. I think we could have given Arsenal a good game at Wembley assuming they would have beaten Wigan. But if it could have been Brighton v Wigan in an all-championship final, I think we would have fancied our chances of lifting the trophy. All pipe-dreams I know, but it could easily and probably should have been reality! In fairness to Oscar, I don't think he realises just how important the FA Cup is to us Anglo Saxons! That's the trouble with having a non-English manager. It also accounts for our style of play - which is excellent - but could be so much better with a less cautious and more adventurous attacking formation. Oscar is really Gus Mark II[/p][/quote]Bet I get many negatives for agreeing with you both but I have been bang the drum re Andrews failings all season. Yes he blocked two shots with his backside. If he had been any sort of player he would have not turned his back for both. If we have higher aspirations than championship the squad will have to dispense with Andrews type. We are 8 th for a reason . Yep not good enough. OG is as you say tactically Gus mik ii hence we are not going up again this season. Not negative ...realistic I am afraid.[/p][/quote]I'm afraid not! Oscar's Chin
  • Score: 1

9:29am Tue 11 Mar 14

Oscar's Chin says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Absolute one eyed nonsense.

We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Spot on Ringtone! All these comments about Reading being cheats, are you telling me if the situation was reversed, the Brighton players wouldn't be surrounding the referee, of course they would! Perhaps the blinkered idiots on here can explain how Reading have won the Fairplay League several times in the last few years?
Perhaps they could also explain why the ballboys blantanly held on to the ball in the second half trying to waste time. At one corner, Obita went up to the ball boy to get the ball and he put the ball behind his back to prevent a quick corner being taken - BRIGHTON CHEATS!!!
Haha. The biased buffoon is agreeing with a comedy troll. Te he.
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Absolute one eyed nonsense. We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.[/p][/quote]Spot on Ringtone! All these comments about Reading being cheats, are you telling me if the situation was reversed, the Brighton players wouldn't be surrounding the referee, of course they would! Perhaps the blinkered idiots on here can explain how Reading have won the Fairplay League several times in the last few years? Perhaps they could also explain why the ballboys blantanly held on to the ball in the second half trying to waste time. At one corner, Obita went up to the ball boy to get the ball and he put the ball behind his back to prevent a quick corner being taken - BRIGHTON CHEATS!!![/p][/quote]Haha. The biased buffoon is agreeing with a comedy troll. Te he. Oscar's Chin
  • Score: 0

9:32am Tue 11 Mar 14

Oscar's Chin says...

barnieb wrote:
I have said this before,Nigel Adkins teams always start a game with the intention of finishing playing against 10 men.At Southampton and you can check the stats,his team finished playing against 10 men more than any other team by a country mile.Referees need to show red cards to players waiving imaginary cards and ban them for a minimum of 3 matches for unsportsmanlike conduct.Then and only then will this stop.Meanwhile investigate that nasty little man Adkins,who refused to show the Albion respect when we won Div 1 beating Saints into 2nd spot.Perhaps some ex players that played under him could shed some light.
Touché! That stinking unsporting cheat disrespected his superiors in league One and has now taken to cheating his way to a play off place...to no avail, I'd wager.

Also he looks like a Thunderbirds villain. Is it by design or is he animated by nature?
[quote][p][bold]barnieb[/bold] wrote: I have said this before,Nigel Adkins teams always start a game with the intention of finishing playing against 10 men.At Southampton and you can check the stats,his team finished playing against 10 men more than any other team by a country mile.Referees need to show red cards to players waiving imaginary cards and ban them for a minimum of 3 matches for unsportsmanlike conduct.Then and only then will this stop.Meanwhile investigate that nasty little man Adkins,who refused to show the Albion respect when we won Div 1 beating Saints into 2nd spot.Perhaps some ex players that played under him could shed some light.[/p][/quote]Touché! That stinking unsporting cheat disrespected his superiors in league One and has now taken to cheating his way to a play off place...to no avail, I'd wager. Also he looks like a Thunderbirds villain. Is it by design or is he animated by nature? Oscar's Chin
  • Score: 1

9:34am Tue 11 Mar 14

Oscar's Chin says...

Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Absolute one eyed nonsense.

We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Spot on Ringtone! All these comments about Reading being cheats, are you telling me if the situation was reversed, the Brighton players wouldn't be surrounding the referee, of course they would! Perhaps the blinkered idiots on here can explain how Reading have won the Fairplay League several times in the last few years?
Perhaps they could also explain why the ballboys blantanly held on to the ball in the second half trying to waste time. At one corner, Obita went up to the ball boy to get the ball and he put the ball behind his back to prevent a quick corner being taken - BRIGHTON CHEATS!!!
And how's the fair play campaign going this season? Oh!
[quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Absolute one eyed nonsense. We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.[/p][/quote]Spot on Ringtone! All these comments about Reading being cheats, are you telling me if the situation was reversed, the Brighton players wouldn't be surrounding the referee, of course they would! Perhaps the blinkered idiots on here can explain how Reading have won the Fairplay League several times in the last few years? Perhaps they could also explain why the ballboys blantanly held on to the ball in the second half trying to waste time. At one corner, Obita went up to the ball boy to get the ball and he put the ball behind his back to prevent a quick corner being taken - BRIGHTON CHEATS!!![/p][/quote]And how's the fair play campaign going this season? Oh! Oscar's Chin
  • Score: 1

9:35am Tue 11 Mar 14

Reading fan in Brighton says...

albion64 wrote:
Reading fan in Brighton wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Absolute one eyed nonsense.

We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Spot on Ringtone! All these comments about Reading being cheats, are you telling me if the situation was reversed, the Brighton players wouldn't be surrounding the referee, of course they would! Perhaps the blinkered idiots on here can explain how Reading have won the Fairplay League several times in the last few years?
Perhaps they could also explain why the ballboys blantanly held on to the ball in the second half trying to waste time. At one corner, Obita went up to the ball boy to get the ball and he put the ball behind his back to prevent a quick corner being taken - BRIGHTON CHEATS!!!
A Reading fan in Brighton, behave, are you lost or something? Grow up and put sh!te on your own site. Adkins is an arrogant tw@t and never learns. If you are happy with his style then fine, good luck, but cheating aint the way.

Reading won't be winning any fair play awards with that idiot on board, thats for sure. Diving and feigning injury is a disgrace and I would be disgusted if our players behaved like yours on Saturday. UTA
Oh really? What about Lua Lua's blatant dive to get the Pog sent off at Reading? Open your blinkered eyes tw@t!!
[quote][p][bold]albion64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reading fan in Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Absolute one eyed nonsense. We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.[/p][/quote]Spot on Ringtone! All these comments about Reading being cheats, are you telling me if the situation was reversed, the Brighton players wouldn't be surrounding the referee, of course they would! Perhaps the blinkered idiots on here can explain how Reading have won the Fairplay League several times in the last few years? Perhaps they could also explain why the ballboys blantanly held on to the ball in the second half trying to waste time. At one corner, Obita went up to the ball boy to get the ball and he put the ball behind his back to prevent a quick corner being taken - BRIGHTON CHEATS!!![/p][/quote]A Reading fan in Brighton, behave, are you lost or something? Grow up and put sh!te on your own site. Adkins is an arrogant tw@t and never learns. If you are happy with his style then fine, good luck, but cheating aint the way. Reading won't be winning any fair play awards with that idiot on board, thats for sure. Diving and feigning injury is a disgrace and I would be disgusted if our players behaved like yours on Saturday. UTA[/p][/quote]Oh really? What about Lua Lua's blatant dive to get the Pog sent off at Reading? Open your blinkered eyes tw@t!! Reading fan in Brighton
  • Score: 1

9:37am Tue 11 Mar 14

Oscar's Chin says...

tinker111 wrote:
Weploughandmow wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Absolute one eyed nonsense.

We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Surely "one-eyed nonsense" is what this site is all about??

Greer's foul was bookable. If he hadn't already been booked, he would have been given a yellow for the obstruction by any ref. The fact is that MOST refs would NOT not given him a SECOND yellow for that foul knowing it would lead to a sending-off. You can argue the rights and wrongs of that, but it underlines the most frustrating thing at this level which is the inconsistency of referees. (Oh, and the cheating of course - Reading's actions were disgraceful all afternoon but that's Adkins' style and has been at every club he's managed). But then, we're no angels.
Double standard by ref's are you calling for ???? both were bookable fouls and correct to be sent off HE as captain let team and fans down . Andrews is very wrong the Reading player was to quick for our defenders not a cheat
Yes he genuinely hurt his face badly but only for an exact period of time that by strange coincidence was exactly the same as it took Ole Fred to brandish his red card.

And I bet you're a blast at parties, Tinks!
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Weploughandmow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Absolute one eyed nonsense. We should be thankful Greer was still on the pitch as he should have got a straight red for the first offence, denying a goal scoring opportunity.[/p][/quote]Surely "one-eyed nonsense" is what this site is all about?? Greer's foul was bookable. If he hadn't already been booked, he would have been given a yellow for the obstruction by any ref. The fact is that MOST refs would NOT not given him a SECOND yellow for that foul knowing it would lead to a sending-off. You can argue the rights and wrongs of that, but it underlines the most frustrating thing at this level which is the inconsistency of referees. (Oh, and the cheating of course - Reading's actions were disgraceful all afternoon but that's Adkins' style and has been at every club he's managed). But then, we're no angels.[/p][/quote]Double standard by ref's are you calling for ???? both were bookable fouls and correct to be sent off HE as captain let team and fans down . Andrews is very wrong the Reading player was to quick for our defenders not a cheat[/p][/quote]Yes he genuinely hurt his face badly but only for an exact period of time that by strange coincidence was exactly the same as it took Ole Fred to brandish his red card. And I bet you're a blast at parties, Tinks! Oscar's Chin
  • Score: 0

9:39am Tue 11 Mar 14

Oscar's Chin says...

Also it looked like Drenthe was reading a part for the local amateur dramatics society.

The Reading Players already had Thunderbird cast as the comedy villain.
Also it looked like Drenthe was reading a part for the local amateur dramatics society. The Reading Players already had Thunderbird cast as the comedy villain. Oscar's Chin
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