Six decades of Cardiff City v Reading matches.

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Six questions on Reading with the answers to be posted tomorrow.

60s. A different type of question to start, this man made over 200 appearances for Reading before leaving them in 1952. In the 60s he became well known for another football related activity and was at work at Wembley in 1966 as England won the World Cup, do you know who he is?

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70s. Two players to identify in this Reading team group from 1979 – who is the middle of the back row and who is fifth from the left in the middle row?

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80s. Another team group, this time from 1983 – who are the two players who would later play for City?

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90s. Who is this and what is his, fairly loose, connection with Cardiff City?

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00s. This player scored in wins for three different visiting sides (including Reading) to Ninian Park during this decade, who is he?

10s. Name the former Real Madrid man who has played against City for Reading during this decade.

Answers.

60s. Maurice Edelston played for Reading between 1939 and 1952 and represented Great Britain in the 1936 Olympics. He later became a radio and television football commentator – he’s the commentator for this City match in 1969.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqidJ_1pX-M

70s. Neil Webb is in the back row and it’s Laurie Sanchez in the middle row.

80s. The goalkeeper is Alan Judge and on the right of the back row is the late Dean Horrix – both of them had short loan spells with us.

90s. Cardiff born Welsh international Lee Nogan whose brother Kurt played for us.

00s. Dean Morgan , currently with Newport County, scored for Colchester, Reading and Luton teams which won at Ninian Park in successive seasons during this decade.

10s. Alejandro Fernández Iglesias, commonly known as Alex, was in the Reading team beaten 2-0 here in November.

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3 Responses to Six decades of Cardiff City v Reading matches.

  1. Dai Woosnam says:

    Thanks for compiling the quiz, Paul.
    To be honest, my memory is SHOT these days and I can rarely answer a single question.
    But here are three observations.
    First, your mention of Neil Webb, who was to achieve fame with Man United.
    The last I heard of him, he was working as a postman.
    Betcha no Man United players of today will ever have to work in such a hard demanding – and relatively poorly paid – job when they come to retire.
    But good on Neil that he was not afraid to become “one of us” again.
    Second observation. The late Maurice Edelston. Nice to hear his public school intonations again. He used to be ubiquitous.
    No commentator has his decidedly upmarket RP today.
    And third…thanks for the link.
    Wow!
    To think that all these years I thought of Ninian’s turf as – if not being Wembley or Portman Road – still being pretty good compared to the Baseball Ground and the like.
    That’s one cherished view just gone out the window!
    WHAT a quagmire !!
    Nice to see Kruger Ron playing, btw.
    DW.

  2. christienne kirton says:

    Stumbled upon this article by chance just wanted to say i know the answer to question 1 it’s my grandad Maurice thanks for the nice comments and yes Neil Webb missed out on the money like maurice who remained at amateur status till his transfer from reading both of them obviously played for the love of the game and like my grandad used to with me I’ve seen Mr Webb up prospect park kicking the ball about with his kid legends both of them

  3. The other Bob Wilson says:

    Hello Christienne, great to hear from you (and belated thanks to Dai for his reply as well). I’m old enough to remember your grandfather commentating, but I was completely unaware of his playing background until I was doing some research for the quiz. With his appearance for Great Britain in the 1936 Olympics and all of those matches for Reading, he was obviously a fine footballer as well as being one of the football voices of my youth. He had a very distinctive voice and it is he and Peter Jones I think of first when considering great radio commentators I’ve listened to.
    As for Neil Webb, he was a classy player who had the talent to have, perhaps, achieved a little bit more than he did – I used to really enjoy watching that Forest team of the late 80s and early 90s and Neil Webb was one of the main reasons I felt that way.

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