Royal Ginger To be honest, what do the away fans see? A building site of a train station, a bus station that looks like a scene from a horror film and a stadium with little atmosphere. We're not the best "Away experience" all round.
by all accounts, away fans and most clubs sing that wherever they go, regardless of how decent the town they are playing in is. It's got nothing to do with Reading or the experience.
Frequent any general football board and you'll see the very same criticism of fans singing the same old crap regardless of context, from fans of pretty much every club in the country. At least we don't do the "ultras" stuff too.
The problem at Reading isn't really the singing anyway. It's more that the atmosphere is all too often dead. There's rarely a buzz about the crowd. It's as if everyone is bored, waiting for something to happen, rather than being into the game.
For some reason it tend to take a sense of injustice, or the other team being bit dirty, to get our fans fired up. What we need is the opposition to be managed by Neil Warnock every week.