Royal Hoops

  • joined Jul 03, 2012
  • last login Aug 27, 2014
  • posts 83
  • comments 123

Comms guy for a charity. Journalism and English Literature graduate.
Late bloomer into the football world, but obsessed with all aspects now.
Opinions galore. Not interested in personal comments, but discussions and debates over all things football. I do cheeky, tongue in cheek and slapstick.

A Fan Of...

  • Soccer Reading
  • Tennis Andy Murray
  • EPL Tottenham Hotspur
  • Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund
  • FIFA England
  • Serie A Napoli
  • La Liga Atletico Madrid
User Blog

TOTW: Mandela tributes, quadruple extension & more


It's been an eventful week this week, with the heartbreaking Nelson Mandela news and a whole host of contracts being signed in the Mad Stad office. Tuck in!

TOTW: Death's ball, modelling dilemmas and more


This week we've had a lively week (well done, guys) so let's just get stuck in right away!

TOTW: Onesie magic, Morro out, Long > Messi


Bumper edition of TOTW (because Hoops is a slacker), so brace yourselves for HEAPS of tweets.

TOTW: Barton Ball Tickle & Half Way Line Shots


Not a bad week, not a great week, but a mediocre week for the Royals. Tweets of the Week, however, is as incredible as always.

TOTW: Ask Jason and THAT Big Hec goal


We try not to talk about Sheffield Wednesday and focus on the more light-hearted tweets in this latest edition of Tweets of the Week!

TOTW: Open day, new baby and poor fashion


Better late than never, it's TOTW!

TOTW: Le Fondre for France, Parker & heartbreaker


Tweets of the Week returns with some corkers. Get stuck in — no, not to Fergie's new book, but to this!

A statistical glance at the Royals' season so far


Hoops has taken the international week to think about how Reading are doing (statistically) compared to other Championship teams.

TOTW: Kelly, Gunter, and Madejski


Despite it being (another!) international week, there's been some good news this week for the Royals - as well as the usual banter between players. Catch up below.

TOTW: Pun fun, headshots and Karacan tribute


Better late than never (we hope), it's Tweets of the Week.

TOTW: Pograbneck, Adkins Hokey Cokey and Man Love


Back as usual, catch up with the best action from Twitter.

BUMPER TOTW: Alfie time, GTA V and more


After two weeks out, Tweets of the Week is back!

TOTW: Oman, Linvoy and Berkshire Neymar


A day later because of the *cough* excitement of the England game last night, The Tilehurst End returns with more of the best tweets from the past 8 days.

Reversing the Window: An Imagination Exercise


Reading fans were left frustrated, angered and darn well lied to by the club as deadline day passed without any signings - despite Adkins saying he hoped for three new acquisitions. Would fans feel...

TOTW: Disappointing Deadline and Not So Posh


The windows shut, Reading were humiliated by Posh and fought hard to win at Yeovil. It's not looking rosy. Here, though, we present to you Tweets Of The Week!

Tweets of the Week: Banterrific memes and more


After a thrilling encounter with Watford that ended 3-3, Twitter has been quite thrilling too. See the best here.

Tweets of the Week: Fickle fans and lookalikes


This week we bring you some (not unusual) fickle Reading fans, lookalikes and a Ross McCormack transfer EXCLUSIVE. Or something. Anyway, enjoy.

Tweets of the Week: ... And they're off!


Yes, that's right, Tweets of the Week is back, better than ever and more entertaining than ever. Despite being relegated to the Championship, you can expect the same hilarious, inspirational and...

WANTED: A striker or two for promotion push


Reading haven't replaced Long, two years after his move to West Brom. Now, with the Royals hoping for an instant return to the Premiership, it looks like an area that will need strengthening.

Reading v Swansea: Match Ratings


It's only pre-season, but we take a look at who impressed in the penultimate pre-season fixture of 2013/14.

Reading 0-3 Swansea City: Match report


Reading were taught how to pass the ball and be ruthless in front of goal by the Europa League 2013/14 participants in this penultimate pre-season friendly.

Carriço: a good move at the wrong time?

Daniel Carriço's loan to Sevilla has been confirmed, with the option of a permanent deal at the end of the season. Royal Hoops looks at why the move failed to work out quite as expected.

West Ham v Reading - Match Ratings


The Premier League season is over. Who impressed in the last game, and who depressed?

West Ham 4 - 2 Reading: Sloppy Royals punished


Despite a spirited second half comeback, Nigel Adkins' side ended their Premier League season with a defeat, thanks to a Nolan hat trick and Vaz Te strike.

TOTW Bumper: Mega McCarthy and more


Tweets of the Week is back with a bumper edition! Catch up on all that's happened over the past fortnight with Mega McCarthy and Brian's move to Leeds, amongst other things.

TOTW: Guthrie's outburst, Arsenal's pass class and

Tweets of the Week is back! After the dire performance away to Arsenal, people question the sacking of McDermott. The Tilehurst End turns two, and Danny Guthrie acts like a two year old.

TOTW: Hello, Nigel

Phew! Having gone more than a fortnight without a manager, Anton has brought in former Saints manager Nigel Adkins. Find all the best reactions - and more - in Tweets of the Week.

TOTW: Missing player alert, Photoshop LOLz and Gus


Tweets of the Week. With over a week gone since Brians sacking and with no new manager yet in place, there has been plenty of speculation about the coming months and years.Plus a debut goal, a few...

Report Card: Brian McDermott


With a few days to let the news sink in, Brian McDermott's departure has been greeted with very little jubilation and a fair bit of humiliation. We rate McDermott's reign.

TOTW: Promising youngsters, woorldy goal and more


Tweets of the week. Things are getting glum again after three straight defeats. Fortunately, the youngsters in the ranks are a cause for positivity.

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