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I hadn't eaten before watching that - luckily.
 

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Move over Hull City tigers video.
 

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Already talking about it on the 'General Championship stuff'

Laughable that a small song made by our owners made it on to BBC Radio 1 earlier:eye:
 

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I nearly stopped. I nearly gave up... But I persevered and was rewarded with the Rap Break...
 

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The Reading Song
We started when all the odds defied us
Through passion and dreams, we reached new heights
We were marching from Elm Park into the stadium
We forced our rivals to make way
Now we're here and we're strong
We're gonna bring it on
Can you hear when we shout "Cum on"

We will fight 'til the end
They call us the Royles
With our might, we'll defend the glory of Reading
Like the kings of our land
They call us the Royles.
Let us sing, every man, we stand by the Royles
We rise to the challenge of our rivals
We're fighting the butterflies tonight
It's our moment
Feel the expectations rising
The smell of victory today
Now were here and were strong
We're gonna bring it on
Can you hear when we shout
We will fight 'til the end
They call us the Royles
With our might we'll defend the glory of Reading
Like the kings of our land they call us the Royles
Let us sing, every man, we stand by the Royles

How we love the thrill of a good game
How we like the smell of fame
Doesn't matter if we learn or win
Unstoppably we burn within
Getting ready to shed our sweat
Everybody get ready and set
Let's celebrate tonight

Our blood is blue, our wings are white
Blue and white, Blue and white, Blue and white
Give us blue and white, Blue and white

Everybody come on
Like the kings of our land, they call us the Royles
Let us sing, every man, we stand by the Royles
We will fight 'til the end
They call us the Royles
With our might we'll defend the glory of Reading
Like the kings of our land, they call us the Royles
Let us sing, every man, we stand by the Royles
Blue and white, Blue and white, Blue and white
Give us blue and white, Blue and white
Everybody come on.
 

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The Reading Song opens so many, many, many questions and themes.

1) Can we all have Thai owners, please?
2) And can we make a music video that features large numbers of Thai people in club shirts taking selfies in a small stadium because that's very important for all of us. For football in general?
3) Why are they singing about the Royles?
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4) Can visiting fans sing the song as well, or is it reserved for the home support? Just that's there's often not much home support.
5) If so can it be played on like a big TV screen with a bouncing ball along the words like at karaoke?
6) Our land doesn't have a king, so what should they really be called? The Belgians have a king so maybe we could replace that line with "like the kings of their land, they call us the Belgians"? Does that work for everyone else?
7) Is there an away version which refers not so much to the Blue and White but to the Pale Mauve and White, so as to avoid confusing QPR and Birmingham City?
8) I am curious about defending the glory of Reading. People who have seen the lyrics but not heard it sung before might think this is a song about books. How do we prevent the song becoming a sort of literacy education jihad anthem?
9) Also, what glory of Reading? And what might?
10) "Getting ready to shed our sweat" is a bit of a tongue-twister (and twisting Thai tongues is what caused "a friend" a trip to the clinic after his holiday). Shedding sweat isn't very royal. Could this be replaced with "Getting ready to take a dump"?

Other than that. Top song. Dead jealous. Can see this being the Christmas Number 1.
 

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Sounds like you're not too fussed if it is or isn't.
 

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Ah! The hairy bollocks is a giveaway I find.
 

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It's Reading. Doesn't surprise me with something like that!
 

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Tried to watch this several times today, but physically can't get past the first few seconds without closing the tab, it's like an involuntary reflex. Urgh
 

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Already talking about it on the 'General Championship stuff'

Laughable that a small song made by our owners made it on to BBC Radio 1 earlier:eye:

No surprise. Radio 1 likes playing shit songs so this classic fits right in.
 

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I used to like Reading FC - now I hope they go bust.
 

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Dread to think what the b side track to this will sound like. Probably something to do with face paint and rumble sticks.
 

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One of your lot actually said

'It's not bad and will help Reading increase their global brand'

If that aint the very definition of plastic . . .
 

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One of your lot actually said

'It's not bad and will help Reading increase their global brand'

If that aint the very definition of plastic . . .

If the cost of having an owner who invests money in the club is a cringey song here and there i'm all for it. We just had an owner who fucked off leaving the club in dissaray so to have an owner who seems to actually care about the club is refreshing. Might come with awkward moments like this, but I don't care if it gets us away from where we were a year or two ago.

Hardly a plastic thing to say. Much less plastic than the Cardiff Red Dragons or Hull Tigers claims for changing major parts of the club history for a little bit of an increase in global brand.

Reading fans have also had a month to get used to this. Surprised it's taken so long to get out into the media. Leeds fans earlier in the season got the premiere performance.
 

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One of your lot actually said

'It's not bad and will help Reading increase their global brand'

If that aint the very definition of plastic . . .

That does not surprise me in the slightest. Maybe the Thai nation will love it :ffs:
 
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If the cost of having an owner who invests money in the club is a cringey song here and there i'm all for it. We just had an owner who fucked off leaving the club in dissaray so to have an owner who seems to actually care about the club is refreshing. Might come with awkward moments like this, but I don't care if it gets us away from where we were a year or two ago.

Hardly a plastic thing to say. Much less plastic than the Cardiff Red Dragons or Hull Tigers claims for changing major parts of the club history for a little bit of an increase in global brand.

Reading fans have also had a month to get used to this. Surprised it's taken so long to get out into the media. Leeds fans earlier in the season got the premiere performance.

Agree with this. Rather the new owners release a crap song rather than changing our name to the Thames Tigers or Berkshire Bears.
 

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I think it's awesome.
Up there with Stairway to Slough, Like a Royal Stone, River Deep Madjeski High, Subterranean Homesick Blue and Whites and that old Derek & The Dominos hit Sassima.

Is it true that the song is the reason Pavel Pogrebnyak left Reading?
 

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I think it's awesome.
Up there with Stairway to Slough, Like a Royal Stone, River Deep Madjeski High, Subterranean Homesick Blue and Whites and that old Derek & The Dominos hit Sassima.

Is it true that the song is the reason Pavel Pogrebnyak left Reading?

It is.He wanted to do a rap song with the band Tatu and a load of Eastern European women but the owners thought that would look bad.
 

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Ouch, and I thought MillerMen was bad. At least that was a song to go along with other cheesy football songs of its era.

It's factually incorrect, but I suppose 'we used to be the Biscuitmen until we tried to replicate QPR in every discernible way' wouldn't quite be the same powderpuff motivation.
 

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