1. Welcome

I have not been blogging on this site for over a year. In that time, The Royals charged their way to the Premiership – promoted as champions in April/May 2012, and have had a less than fantastic first half of the season in the premiership. They have however won 2 and drawn 1 of the last four games. Last Saturday they came back from 2 goals down to score 3 goals in the last 8 minutes to win the game. Nobody saw that coming. So as the usual fan – I am full of optimism for the rest of the season. This optimism will be wiped out of course if they lose today. But that is the life of a fan.

Anyway my reason for not carrying on with this blog – is that I am putting all my Royal related posts on my other blog – enthusiastically called “An Average Blog”. So this site is not being updated.




This is what I said this time last year:

Starting this blog ahead of the third game of the NPower English Championship 2010/11 football season. I want to record the season as it happens, which is something I wish I’d done in 2005/6 when RFC were momentously promoted to the Premiership for the first time in their 135 year history, on March 25th, crowned champions 1st April, and  finished the season with 106 points  and goal difference of plus 67.

This was all after starting the season with a loss to Plymouth.

So far this season we have lost and drawn one game, have one point and negative goal difference of  one goal.

I went to the first game of the season, which was a disappointment after such a positive second half of last season. It sounds like we worked hard to draw with Portsmouth after a very late winner at the end of extra time, against Torquay in the cup earlier in the week.

So yesterday I was feeling positive about today’s game, and decided to start this blog. More a record for myself than for anyone else’s comment.

RFC have scored so are leading at the moment, so hopefully my positive feelings were not misplaced.

21st August 2010″


Well here we go again – for me it will not be untill the whistle blows at 3:00pm today August 6th 2011 that the ghost of the play off final will truly be laid to rest. Yesterday on my way back from my hols I stopped at the services for a break, and even ten weeks after the event, it still reminded me of the last time I was at the services and that was just outside London immediately after the game when I think I was still in shock at what I had just witnessed, and experienced! I still felt that deep down disappointment of having lost. Today though it all starts again and we can live in hope again.

I can’t make today’s game – this feels odd as it is the first first game of the season I have not made it to for quite a few years – so I’ll have to make do with listening on-line. I had toyed with the idea of giving this blog up – but who was I kidding. Read on if you are interested in a forty something’s view sometimes from afar and sometimes from the terraces, on the Royals as they stride their way through the season. Ooooh I can’t wait for the highs and the lows of following my team through the season!!!! Comon URZ!