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    Charlie Ham
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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  Charlie Ham on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 5:27 pm

    Fined £71 by FIFA.

    Just waiting for Bristol City to employ McCade, McCade and sons to sue us.
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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  SemiOldIron on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 6:09 pm

    Charlie Ham wrote:Fined £71 by FIFA.

    Just waiting for Bristol City to employ McCade, McCade and sons to sue us.

    Err, £ 71 thousand, Mr Ham.
    Pretty lenient even at that, I would have thought - Splatter won't buy many FIFA delegate votes with that paltry sum.
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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  Campo on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 6:51 pm

    well septic bladder has at least secured the vote from the Senegal FA in the next election
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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  westhamonkey on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 6:57 pm


    it's very weird... not that FIFA ain't one of the most incompetent and corrupt organizations around... but the rules clearly state any games an ineligible player takes part in will have the results reversed if they won...

    so not sure how they justify only a financial penalty..

    probably cos FIFA is only interested in money...

    Still they fined us less than we got given for taking part in the game, so that's a bit of a win-win...

    of course... Brizzle are 'considering their options' - so expect a whole bunch of lawsuits to be heading our way... especially if we win the damn thing.

    Hopefully, the ultimate fall out will be that the club actually pays more attention to these things and doesn't let it happen again... to field one ineligible player in my lifetime would be bad enough... to do it twice just smacks of incompetence...
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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  Campo on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 8:26 pm

    Ryan Giggs was at it for years, pulling out of the Welsh squad through injury only to play for the Mancs 3 days later

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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  westhamonkey on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 10:35 pm

    Campo wrote:Ryan Giggs was at it for years, pulling out of the Welsh squad through injury only to play for the Mancs 3 days later


    ah, but you're forgetting... it was always one rule for Fergie, a different rule for everyone else.
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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  Tony P on Thu 05 Feb 2015, 7:09 am

    westhamonkey wrote:
    Campo wrote:Ryan Giggs was at it for years, pulling out of the Welsh squad through injury only to play for the Mancs 3 days later


    ah, but you're forgetting... it was always one rule for Fergie, a different rule for everyone else.

    Which is one of the reasons FIFA brought in the rule(s) which we have broken !
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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 05 Feb 2015, 8:56 am



    good point...

    but then how come they've completely ignored them and just given us a measly fine?
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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  daib0 on Thu 05 Feb 2015, 3:35 pm

    Juan Mata take a bow

    The kind hearted Mata realised that Cambridge players couldn't afford to give up their shirts as they had to pay for a replacement so when he swapped shirts he even offered to pay the £40 for a replacement. How many of his team mates even thought about it?

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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  JulianDicksLeftKnee on Thu 05 Feb 2015, 4:06 pm

    Offering to paying for the shirt is Juan Mata

    Having to pay for the shirt is a different matter altogether.


    I'll get me coat........ or shirt.
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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 05 Feb 2015, 6:38 pm

    JulianDicksLeftKnee wrote:Offering to paying for the shirt is Juan Mata

    Having to pay for the shirt is a different matter altogether.


    I'll get me coat........ or shirt.

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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  daib0 on Fri 13 Feb 2015, 1:52 pm

    A reminder - FA Cup FIFTH ROUND



    Saturday

    12:45 West Brom - West Ham
    15:00 Blackburn - Stoke
    15:00 Derby - Reading
    17:30 Crystal Palace - Liverpool



    Sunday

    12:30 Aston Villa - Leicester
    14:30 Bradford - Sunderland
    16:00 Arsenal - Middlesbrough



    Monday

    19:45 Preston - Manchester Utd


    Who sees an upset amongst those??!


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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  manurewa hammer on Sat 14 Feb 2015, 7:10 am

    I do !
    Bradford to beat Sunderland
    Palace to beat Liverpool
    Blackburn to beat Stoke
    I might go down the TAB and put a few bob on that!
    As for the rest, Hammers, Derby, Arsenal, Man Utd and Villa to win
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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  daib0 on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 8:54 pm

    I'm obviously a happy boy this weekend, only the 5th time ever we've got to the quarter-finals!
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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  Jiggs on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 9:03 pm

    Thought of you when this result came through.   Congrats .... Here's to Reading drawing Liverpool in the next round and crushing them big time. 


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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  alfiehammer on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 11:15 pm

    Jiggs wrote:Thought of you when this result came through.   Congrats .... Here's to Reading drawing Liverpool in the next round and crushing them big time. 
    I'll second that. Your Russian blokes doing well this season isn't he
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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  Tony P on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 7:26 am

    I was taught that if you have nothing nice to say that you shouldn't say anything
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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  Tony P on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 7:50 pm

    FA Cup 6th Round Draw

    Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers
    Bradford City v Reading
    PNE or Man Utd v Arsenal
    Aston Villa v WBA
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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  Campo on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 9:43 am

    Red Mancs are through , key player Phil Dowd yet again, he had a shocker last night
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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  daib0 on Thu 26 Feb 2015, 5:24 pm

    As if proof were needed that the magic and romance of the cup has gone - 25,000 turned up at the old Reading Elm Park in 1950 for a first round tie against Doncaster! There was never a finer site in football than Elm Park packed to the rafters! A wonderful photo which is taken from the 1949-50 RFC Handbook ...



    hope you like it guys!


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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  daib0 on Fri 06 Mar 2015, 1:28 pm

    I'm excited!

    1927 - the last and only time Reading have won an FA Cup quarter-final, beating Swansea 3-1.

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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  alfiehammer on Sat 07 Mar 2015, 7:43 am

    good luck today mate...
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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  daib0 on Sun 08 Mar 2015, 10:45 am

    Scenes at Villa Park yesterday. The FA could throw the book at Villa for this?


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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  daib0 on Sun 08 Mar 2015, 11:52 am

    daib0 wrote:Scenes at Villa Park yesterday. The FA could throw the book at Villa for this?


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    Great run by the linesman though ... !!
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    Re: FA Cup 2014-2015

    Post  daib0 on Sun 08 Mar 2015, 2:14 pm

    caught in action!!










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