Opinion: A Crucial International Break

The last international break was somewhat glum, following a torrid run of results. As we prepare to endure another weekend without club football, I’ll run through what Paul Clement, and members of his squad must gain from this break, before what is expected to be a season defining block of games. Before the Royals face…

Reading Preview vs Ipswich (H)

It’s far too early in the season to be talking about six-pointers, but this must feel like another defining game for Paul Clement. Saturday’s win against Bristol City was not only a win on the pitch but a moral one for Clement. His team selections and tactical set up were popular, and despite making more…

Ipswich Town Preview vs Reading (A)

Ipswich Town travel to fellow strugglers Reading as they search for their second three points of the season. Paul Lambert takes charge of his first away game as Town boss as he looks to build on last weeks 1-1 home draw with Preston North End. Ipswich deserves more than a point as Preston were reduced…

Review: Reading vs Bristol City

It was another crucial afternoon for Paul Clement and the Reading squad as Bristol City visited the Madejski. An entertaining game to say the least, came down to who could be more clinical. Fortunately for everyone at the club that turned out to be Reading. it was a real gritty showing in the second half,…

Reading Preview vs Bristol City (H)

I’m running out of things to say about this Reading team. I’m still in shock that Paul Clement is still manager of this club. Yet another defeat this on Saturday must surely mean the end. Now I’m all for giving managers time – many careers have been ruined by not being given adequate time. But…

Bristol City Preview vs Reading (A)

Lee Johnson’s Bristol City will make the short trip to Reading as they look to bounce back from Saturday’s undeserving 1-0 defeat at home to Stoke City. The Robins dominated both the possession and the shooting statistics but failed to get the ball over the line, with Senegalese striker Famara Diedhiou heading against the crossbar…

Reading Preview vs Swansea

At some point this season, Reading might back up a win with a positive performance in the following match. Tuesday night’s performance was a repeat of the defeat away at West Brom before the international break. First 45 minutes were positive. But then, in typical fashion this season, it all falls apart after half time….