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Rodgers: 'I understand anything that comes my way'

Rodgers: 'I understand anything that comes my way'

Just three days before the big 'grudge' match, Reading manager Brendan Judas Rodgers has spoken of his time at Vicarage Road to the Official Reading site.

Rodgers claimed to understand why he will be abused at the Mad Stad on Saturday, but tried to play down the reasons why: 'There are good people and good supporters at Watford. I understand anything that comes my way because it's a good sign that we did a good job there.'

It's more a case of his disloyalty and lack of integrity throughout the whole affair. From one minute declaring his love for Watford the next settling into his new role at a bigger club. Much like Mike Williamson, Rodgers forgot his roots and the club that helped him make his name as soon as a more lucrative offer came calling.

Rodgers went on to generally big up his time at the club: I'm looking forward to it because I had great memories there.

'I had a terrific short period there, the club was broken when I arrived and the supporters wanted a new way of playing, they had a disconnection with the team, we pulled it around, pulled it together and became one club.

'After that there was a big projection for this year and I was to move on. I wouldn't have moved to many places other than there, it was a great opportunity.'


Roll on Saturday!



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Writer:wfc123
Date:Wednesday September 23 2009
Time: 3:21PM

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Perhaps it is you not Rodgers that doesn't understand. In his short period as our Manager, Rodgers was lied to by Simpson when he joined us - who then cleared off in disgrace, but he stayed on and brought in a couple of useful loanees / new signings and got some of the Senior Players performing well to stabilise the team on the field; with the result being that we won a few games and avoided relegation with some ease. Then, in the close season, faced with the reality that we were close to going broke, he gets a chance to join Reading (his long-time club) for more money on a longer contract, with the result that we get £500k for letting him go. If that's not good enough, we then go on to sell several players at higher fees than would have been the case, because of how they performed under Rodgers (think £1.7M for Priskin for a start) plus others and also Mike Williamson who he bought for next-to-nothing. Can't you see he was actually good for the club and we made several million as a result of him being in charge. Anyway, time to move on, lets forget about it and support our team big time not focus on Rodgers. Remember that Mcanuff's best games for us were always against Palace - as their fans gave him so much stick, it served to motivate him. So let's forget about Rodgers and just support the Golden Boys rather than motivate him and his players.
RFB-gloryhornetboys
23/09/2009 22:34:00
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Whilst I agree with the bulk of your points. In fact everything. I'm still bitter, as you may of noticed abotut his acrimonious departure. He did well in a short space of time, and he netted us some decent money whilst getting the best out of Lloyd, Tamas and Jobi, but he lied about his desire to stay. And that is what I have against the man.
wfc123
23/09/2009 23:40:00
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Ok, but let's just hope our boys perform up to their recent levels and get the win that we'd all savour. However I believe turning the Madjeski into a Cauldron of hate at Rodgers is a very dangerous thing to do and could be counter productive to our aims and motivate the home side. Come on You Golden Boys!
RFB-gloryhornetboys
24/09/2009 09:33:00
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Just hope we can give reading some sort of a match this time round,last season was not much fun freezing cold watching the orn's getting smashed all over the pitch. Honestly was thinking reading was going to win the league after that game! as for rodger's he is the past now as far as im concerned,Should he get some stick. absolutely! but i think watford have moved on for the better now. Rodger's leaving was dissapointing,but at least now we have got the wright man for the job. Time to move forward
Golden Looney
24/09/2009 17:50:00
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Rogers is a nob... END OF... Bring on the Reading rent boyz..
watford1881
25/09/2009 14:42:00
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Come on Watford, 3 points please, you just know rodgers is gonna be up for this one, we need to play like we did last week for 90 mins and not 45. so shut them up and win, please.
ANDY710
25/09/2009 17:04:00
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Might be a bit early yet for heider! watford still in with a decent chance without HH. Graham bang in form,and jay demerit should play as well which is always a bonus. Not good for young lee hodson, he has been terrific desrves to be in there really.I guess the defence will consist of doyley marriappa cathcourt and jay demerit hopefully lee get's to play a part as well,played a big part in all three goals against leicester
Golden Looney
25/09/2009 19:51:00
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