UK time is: 07:27:11
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

2011/12 Season Preview: Reading



A VitalWatford look at what the Royals have been brewing over the course of pre-season...

Gaffer: Former Arsenal midfielder Brian McDermott who has come from no-where in the management game to the verge of the Premier League last season, losing the Play-off final to Swansea.

Position 10/11: 5th, after a slow start a surge up the league brought the Royals Play-off action.

In: Mikele Leigertwood (QPR, undisc.) and Bongani Khumalo (Spurs, season-loan).

Out: Matt Mills (Leicester, 5m), Ben Hamer (Charlton, undisc.), Scott Davies, Julian Kelly, Ivar Ingirmarsson and David Mooney (all released).

Star Man: Shane Long - if he hangs around. The Irish international had his best season yet last year in a Reading shirt, breaking the 20-goal mark.

An impressive season as the main man has led to interest from Everton and West Ham in particular, (it's rumoured), with McDermott setting the asking price at 10m for the 24 year-old international.

Best Business: Retaining the services of Mikele Leigertwood, who added much-needed bite to the Royals midfield last season on-loan.

Signed from QPR for an undisclosed fee, the Antigua international also provides cover for a number of areas.

Prediction: Play-off hunt again.Should be a realistic aim for a side that's lost just one key player and replaced him effectively.
The Journalist

Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 2 2011

Time: 11:54AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. ANDY710 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Watford 2 - 1 Brentford
Watford 1 - 1 Bournemouth
Watford 4 - 1 Leeds Utd
Watford 3 - 0 Bolton
Norwich 3 - 0 Watford
Charlton 1 - 0 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Norwich 10 6 2 2 +11 20
2. Forest 10 5 5 0 +10 20
3. Watford 10 6 2 2 +8 20
4. Derby County 10 5 4 1 +9 19
5. Ipswich 10 5 3 2 +6 18
6. Charlton 10 4 6 0 +4 18
7. Wolves 10 5 3 2 +3 18

Breaking League News

PWU Latics Podcast - Stairway To Heaven
Wigan : 02/10/2014 06:00:00
Meet The Ref - Wolves v Latics - Andy Davies
Wigan : 02/10/2014 06:00:00
Match Report From Kid's Corner: Wigan v Forest
Forest : 02/10/2014 00:04:00
Bolton : 01/10/2014 23:00:00
Williams Joins Tykes on Loan
Fulham : 01/10/2014 23:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are you happy with the appointment of Oscar Garcia following Beppe Sannino's resignation?
Suggested By:  Editor
Yes 44%
No 23%
I don't know 33%