Hob Nob Anyone? News and Views Latest updates on Hob Nob Anyone? - The Reading Football Club Fans' Website http://www.royals.org/news.php Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:38:52 BST Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:38:52 BST 1800 Late Draw Not Enough For Royals Reading's chances of reaching the play-offs were left hanging by a thread after dropping two more points at home to Cardiff City, but it might have been a lot worse. Three minutes from the end of a tense scrap, and desperately chasing the goal they needed, the Royals were left stretched at the back and a City break ended with a rash challenge by Richards on Moore to concede a penalty. Moore calmly converted the spot kick which seemed to finally put pay to Reading's promotion challenge. Hope was partially restored in the last minute of stoppage time when late substitute Baldock skipped past the full back down the right and clipped in a perfect cross for Meite to head powerfully past Smithies. It was rare moment of quality in the box from Reading having dominated possession without applying the finish required. <br/> <strong><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/160421/Reading_1_Cardiff_1">Read More...</strong> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/160421/Reading_1_Cardiff_1">Reading 1 Cardiff City 1</a></li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/917/Late_Draw_Not_Enough_For_Royals 917 Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:46:36 BST Hob Nob Anyone? Swift On The Bench For Must Win Match John Swift will be on the bench as he makes his latest return from injury as Reading take on Cardiff City at the Madejski Stadium this evening. The match is live on Sky Sports and kick-off is at 6pm. The Royals must win the match to keep in touch with the top six as they currently find themselves in seventh place - five points behind both Bournemouth and Barnsley with just five games left to play. <br/><br/> With Reading still to play Swansea and Norwich before the end of the season, nothing but a win will do tonight and it is likely that even that won't be enough after Reading's poor form has seen them drop out of the top six. <br/><br/> Omar Richard is fully fit and will be back in the starting eleven in place of Lewis Gibson, and Lucas Joao will make a start after being dropped to the bench for Reading's last two fixtures. Joao was on the scoresheet earlier this season as the Royals won 2-1 at Cardiff - back when we were top of the Championship. Puscas failed to take Reading's best chance against Watford and will find himself back on the bench for Cardiff's visit. <br/><br/> <strong>Reading Team:</strong> Rafael, Yiadom, Holmes, Moore, Richards, Laurent, Rinomhota, Ejaria, Olise, Joao, Meite. <strong>Subs:</strong> Southwood, Gibson, Esteves, Tetek, Semedo, Aluko, Puscas, Baldock, Swift. <br/><br/> Reading are unbeaten in their last ten games against Cardiff. <h2>Recent Matches with Cardiff:</h2> <table border="0" class="fixtures" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="2" width="100%" style="border:0"> <tr> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>DATE</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>OPPOSITION</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>COMPETITION</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>SCORE</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>REPORT</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>ATT</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>POS</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>SCORERS</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>26 September 2020 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/260920.html">Cardiff (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 2-1</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/260920.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">0</td> <td class="fixtures">1</td> <td class="fixtures">M Morrison, L Joao</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>04 February 2020 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/040220.html">Cardiff (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>FA Cup</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#000000;">D: 3-3</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/040220.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">4832</td> <td class="fixtures">-</td> <td class="fixtures">O Richards, A Rinomhota, Y Meite</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>31 January 2020 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/310120.html">Cardiff (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#000000;">D: 1-1</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/310120.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">22518</td> <td class="fixtures">15</td> <td class="fixtures">Y Meite</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>25 January 2020 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/250120.html">Cardiff (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>FA Cup</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#000000;">D: 1-1</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/250120.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">12798</td> <td class="fixturesh">-</td> <td class="fixturesh">Y Meite</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>18 August 2019 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/180819.html">Cardiff (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 3-0</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/180819.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">14252</td> <td class="fixturesh">17</td> <td class="fixturesh">G Puscas, G Puscas, J Swift</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>06 May 2018 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/060518.html">Cardiff (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#000000;">D: 0-0</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/060518.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">32478</td> <td class="fixtures">20</td> <td class="fixtures"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>11 December 2017 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/111217.html">Cardiff (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#000000;">D: 2-2</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/111217.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">16670</td> <td class="fixturesh">14</td> <td class="fixturesh">C Paterson, M Barrow</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>28 January 2017 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/280117.html">Cardiff (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 2-1</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/280117.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">18558</td> <td class="fixturesh">3</td> <td class="fixturesh">J Swift, Y Kermorgant</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>27 August 2016 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/270816.html">Cardiff (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 1-0</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/270816.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">15013</td> <td class="fixtures">15</td> <td class="fixtures">Y Kermorgant</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>19 March 2016 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/190316.html">Cardiff (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#000000;">D: 1-1</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/190316.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">17407</td> <td class="fixturesh">17</td> <td class="fixturesh">G McCleary</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>07 November 2015 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/071115.html">Cardiff (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 0-2</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/071115.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">15414</td> <td class="fixtures">8</td> <td class="fixtures"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>04 April 2015 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/040415.html">Cardiff (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#000000;">D: 1-1</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/040415.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">17953</td> <td class="fixturesh">19</td> <td class="fixturesh">P Pogrebnyak</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>24 January 2015 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/240115.html">Cardiff (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>FA Cup</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 2-1</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/240115.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">11750</td> <td class="fixtures">-</td> <td class="fixtures">O Norwood, H Robson-Kanu</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>21 November 2014 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/211114.html">Cardiff (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 1-2</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/211114.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">20643</td> <td class="fixtures">15</td> <td class="fixtures">M Hector</td> </tr> </table> http://www.royals.org/news/916/Swift_On_The_Bench_For_Must_Win_Match 916 Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:15:07 BST Hob Nob Anyone? The Final Five Games With Bournemouth and Barnsley recently leap-frogging the Royals into the play-offs positions, the Royals are now massive outsiders for a top six finish. After being in the top six all season, apart from a single week, the Royals have dropped out right at the wrong time as the season enters its final weeks. There are just five games left to play and Reading are now five points behind both Bournemouth and Barnsley. The reality is Reading look set for another season of Championship football. But is all hope lost? Can we make up the difference? <br/><br/> Although a seventh placed finish now seems most likely, there are enough games to turn things around. However before looking at other teams, we now have to assume we will need to win all our final games. That final run of five games, all cup finals, starts with the visit of Cardiff on Friday evening. Cardiff are just one place behind Reading but are now seven points behind the Royals, and although they can close the gap on Reading, their season is effectively now over. This is a match where Reading are favourites for the three points. <br/><br/> Next up is a visit to Luton on 21 April. Luton are thoroughly mid-table with mixed form and again, we should be favourites for the win. Then things turn difficult. Assuming we manage to win those two games then we could still be in the hunt for sixth place when Swansea visit the Madejski Stadium. Swansea may or may not still have a shout at automatic promotion and this stage. It's a big game and a big ask to win it - but we will have to as next up is a visit to Champions-elect Norwich City. <br/><br/> We can only hope that Norwich have wrapped up their league win by then and taken their foot off the gas. Only one team has won at Carrow Road so far this season. <br/><br/> Reading finish with Huddersfield at home. If we somehow are still in contention on the final day of the season then at least this is a fixture we would hope to win. There is the added complication that Huddersfield may need points still to keep out of the bottom three. Should we get this far, then we can hope Huddersfield are safe and roll over for us to pick up three points. <br/><br/> So it's not impossible but we have to keep winning. Realistically Swansea and Brentford are out of reach, so we need to do at least five points better than either fifth placed Bournemouth or sixth placed Barnsley over five matches. Bournemouth's goal difference is massively superior so we probably need do six points better than the Cherries. But this is where there is a faint glimmer of hope. Bournemouth have to play Norwich away too, but it is their very next game this Saturday. If we can win and Bournemouth lose then we could have closed the game to just two points by this weekend. Bournemouth also play Brentford, who are not yet out of the automatic promotion race. <br/><br/> Barnsley's fixtures are kinder as they are playing Coventry, Huddersfield, and Rotherham who are all in relegation trouble. These teams are equally desperate for points for survival, but Barnsley surely will be picking up plenty of points. Barnsley also have to play Norwich on the last day of the season. <br/><br/> After a season of hope, it is going to be hugely disappointing should we miss out on the top six. However after such a great start to the season we have only really been a mid-table side since then, and so the table doesn't lie. All we can do is hope the team are fired up for one final push and try and finish the season as we started it. If we someone manage to put the wins together then we could still sneak into the top six. Although, we'd only lose in the play-offs anyway... <br/><br/> <h2>Final Five Games:</h2> <p> <strong>Bournemouth:</strong> Norwich (a), Millwall (a), Brentford (h), Wycombe (a), Stoke (h).<br/> <strong>Barnsley:</strong> Coventry (a), Huddersfield (a), Rotherham (h), Preston (a), Norwich (h).<br/> <strong>Reading:</strong> Cardiff (h), Luton (a), Swansea (h), Norwich (a), Huddersfield (h). </p> http://www.royals.org/news/915/The_Final_Five_Games 915 Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:12:39 BST Hob Nob Anyone? Play-Offs Unlikely After Defeat At Watford Two superb strikes from Watford's Ismaila Sarr in the space of two minutes early in the first half virtually put pay to any hopes Reading had of achieving the victory that desperately needed to keep them in the promotion race. Feminia and Zinckernagel were credited with an assist for the each of the goals but in reality both were simply moments of outstanding individual skill. Reading to their credit never gave up, playing football worthy of promotion contenders throughout, apart from where it really mattered, in front of goal. Royals have now lost so much ground on their they are now reliant on their closest rivals slipping up, as well as facing a run of very tough games. <br/> <a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/090421/Watford_2_Reading_0"><strong>Read More</strong></a> http://www.royals.org/news/914/Play-Offs_Unlikely_After_Defeat_At_Watford 914 Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:36:49 BST Hob Nob Anyone? Opportunity Missed With a little over fifteen minutes remaining, in a game that had degenerated into an ugly scrappy spectacle Lucas Joao was presented with a golden opportunity to give Reading an extremely valuable away win. Only he will now why he failed to roll the ball into an empty net with Barnsley ‘keeper stranded. It is remarkable how such a talented player has declined to extent even the simplest finish seems to be beyond him. Reading may well pay dearly for the loss of two pints today come the end of the season. <br/> <a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/020421/Barnsley_1_Reading_1">Read More...</a> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/020421/Barnsley_1_Reading_1">Match Report: Barnsley 1 Reading 1</a></li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/913/Opportunity_Missed 913 Sat, 03 Apr 2021 10:38:21 BST Hob Nob Anyone? Reading Drop Two More Points As the season progresses points are harder to come by, and when they needed three today, Reading had to settle for one. Bournemouth need only to win their game in hand and the Royals will slip out of the top six for only the second time this season. Certainly there was a greater sense of urgency about Reading's performance this afternoon and although they put Rangers under pressure at times, they fell behind on the stroke of half time. Miete scored his third goal in as many games to level the scores early in the second half and Reading looked a good bet to go on and win the game but Rangers rallied, and in the end Reading were the team hanging on for a point. <a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/200321/Reading_1_QPR_1">Read More...</a> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/200321/Reading_1_QPR_1"><strong>Match Report:</strong> Reading 1 QPR 1 </a></li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/912/Reading_Drop_Two_More_Points 912 Mon, 22 Mar 2021 10:38:05 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Royals Stumble Again In Promotion Race Reading continue to stumble towards the finishing line in this season's promotion race and once again came unstuck against a well organised, aggressive and physically strong side. With Lee Bowyer installed as their new manager this week, City had a very different look about them from the team that had been in free fall with only one win in their previous nine games. Bowyer as a player was not averse to 'putting a foot in' so unsurprisingly brought in the old guard including the old war horse Lucas Jutkiewicz. Jutkiewicz wasted no time in making his presence felt clattering in to Joao after sixteen seconds for the first free kick of the game, and then after four minutes climbed all over Moore to head in Bela's cross to give City the lead. <br/> <a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/170321/Birmingham_2_Reading_1"><strong>Read More...</strong> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/170321/Birmingham_2_Reading_1"><strong>Match Report:</strong> Birmingham City 2 Reading 1</a></li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/911/Royals_Stumble_Again_In_Promotion_Race 911 Thu, 18 Mar 2021 16:25:23 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Reading Miss Opportunity To Extend Winning Run Yakou marked his welcome return from a long, injury enforced, absence with a late equaliser to earn Reading a point in game they really should have won. Reading dominated possession, created the best chances, hit the post and conceded a soft own goal. In short, it was a wasted opportunity for the Royals to strengthen their claim for a place in the play-offs, and a frustrating afternoon for their fans. Reading controlled the game for long periods but were not sharp enough to convert their dominance of possession into goals. <Br/> <a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/130321/Nottm_Forest_1_Reading_1">Read More...</a> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/130321/Nottm_Forest_1_Reading_1">Match Report: Nottingham Forest 1 Reading 1</a> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/910/Reading_Miss_Opportunity_To_Extend_Winning_Run 910 Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:39:25 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Revival Continues With Comfortable Win The return of George Puscas, and the resulting change of formation, helped to continue the revival of Reading's flagging promotion campaign. Puscas pounced on a loose pass on the halfway line and his pace took him away from the Wednesday defence and into the penalty area where he was brought down by Borner. In view of recent failures from the spot, everyone, including Lucas if he was honest, was relieved to see Michael Olise step up a tuck away the penalty to give Reading the lead. It was a big decision for manager Veljko Paunovic to take to take Joao off penalty taking duties, but that decision, combined with the inclusion of Puscas, took pressure off the out of form striker paid dividends in the second half when Joao ended his recent goal drought with a superbly composed finish and effectively kill off hope of Wednesday snatching a point with a late goal. Andy Yiadom put the icing on the cake with a measured finish late in the game. It was a good day for the Royals. <br/><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/060321/Reading_3_Sheff_Wed_0">Read More...</strong> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/060321/Reading_3_Sheff_Wed_0"><strong>Match Report:</strong> Reading 3 Sheffield Wednesday 0</a></li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/909/Revival_Continues_With_Comfortable_Win 909 Mon, 08 Mar 2021 10:38:44 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Narrow Win As Reading Hold Fifth George Puscas celebrated his return to the starting eleven with a crucial goal to earn another valuable three points for Reading, but it was a far from convincing show from the Royals. Rovers' dominance of the game however was as much to do with Reading's inability to retain possession as it was about the quality of Blackburn's passing. There was little evidence of Reading's creative flair this evening, it was their defensive organisation, work rate and discipline that prevented Rovers from taking anything from the game. If Rovers had been sharper in and around the Reading penalty area it might have been a very different story. <a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/020321/Reading_1_Blackburn_0"><strong>Read More...</strong> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/020321/Reading_1_Blackburn_0"><strong>Match Report:</strong> Reading 1 Blackburn Rovers 0</a></li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/908/Narrow_Win_As_Reading_Hold_Fifth 908 Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:52:05 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Out Of Form Blackburn Visit Reading face Blackburn Rovers tonight at the Madejski Stadium looking to pick up some form after Saturday's important win at Rotherham. After such a good start to the season our form is more mid-table than promotion, and we need another three points to retain a secure position in the top six. After being top six all season it would be difficult to take dropping out of the play-off positions as the season hits the final straight. A Reading win would keep the very slim chance of automatic promotion alive too. <br/><br/> However, poor Reading's form has been Blackburn's is certainly worse. Their February saw a losing run of five straight defeats finally come to an end at home against Coventry City on Saturday - but they were still only able to pick up a single point. That run of form has seem fall down the table and the play-offs are now a huge 12 points away from them now. That poor run, Reading's position in the table, and home advantage does make Reading firm favourites for the full three points. The try <a href="https://footballwhispers.com/blog/coral-sign-up-offer/">latest coral sign-up offer</a> if you think it might be a safe bet. <br/><br/> The Royals may have Yakou Meite back on the bench after he resumed full training, and manager Veljko Paunovic may be tempted to change the starting eleven up front with Joao looking out of sorts recently. It could be a change for Puscas to make a rare start. Defender Lewis Gibson is also expected to be available for selection. Andy Rinomhota is expected to miss the game with a hamstring injury picked up late on during Reading's win at Rotherham. <br/><br/> Reading were 4-2 winners at Blackburn earlier this season when we were top of the Championship - goals from Meite, Olise, Laurent and Joao completing a comfortable victory. Last season we lost twice to Rovers, but otherwise our recent form has been good. Tonight's game is being screen live on Sky TV with an 8pm kick-off. <br/><br/> <h3>Recent Meetings With BLACKBURN</h3> <table border="0" class="fixtures" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="2" width="100%" style="border:0"> <tr> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>DATE</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>OPPOSITION</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>COMPETITION</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>SCORE</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>REPORT</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>ATT</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>POS</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>SCORERS</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>27 October 2020 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/271020.html">Blackburn (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 4-2</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/271020.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">0</td> <td class="fixtures">1</td> <td class="fixtures">Y Meite, M Olise, J Laurent, L Joao</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>18 July 2020 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/180720.html">Blackburn (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 3-4</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/180720.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">0</td> <td class="fixtures">15</td> <td class="fixtures">J Swift, S Baldock, Y Meite</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>21 September 2019 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/210919.html">Blackburn (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 1-2</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/210919.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">16906</td> <td class="fixturesh">20</td> <td class="fixturesh">J Swift</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>13 February 2019 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/130219.html">Blackburn (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 2-1</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/130219.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">11271</td> <td class="fixturesh">21</td> <td class="fixturesh">J Swift, N Oliveira</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>22 August 2018 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/220818.html">Blackburn (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#000000;">D: 2-2</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/220818.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">11818</td> <td class="fixtures">23</td> <td class="fixtures">J Bodvarsson, J Bodvarsson</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>04 April 2017 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/040417.html">Blackburn (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 3-1</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/040417.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">15353</td> <td class="fixturesh">3</td> <td class="fixturesh">Y Kermorgant, Y Kermorgant, G McCleary</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>17 December 2016 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/171216.html">Blackburn (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 3-2</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/171216.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">10982</td> <td class="fixtures">3</td> <td class="fixtures">D Samuel, L Moore, G Evans</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>07 May 2016 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/070516.html">Blackburn (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 1-3</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/070516.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">13140</td> <td class="fixtures">17</td> <td class="fixtures">Y Kermorgant</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>20 December 2015 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/201215.html">Blackburn (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 1-0</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/201215.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">16529</td> <td class="fixturesh">11</td> <td class="fixturesh">D Williams</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>11 April 2015 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/110415.html">Blackburn (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#000000;">D: 0-0</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/110415.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">17564</td> <td class="fixturesh">18</td> <td class="fixturesh"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>01 November 2014 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/011114.html">Blackburn (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 1-3</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/011114.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">14237</td> <td class="fixtures">15</td> <td class="fixtures">G Murray</td> </tr> </table> http://www.royals.org/news/907/Out_Of_Form_Blackburn_Visit 907 Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:42:36 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Royals Keep In Play-Off Hunt With Away Win Reading made it clear from the start they were not going to accept anything other than three points from this tough away fixture. It was fast and furious from the kick-off to the final whistles and the Royals responded with character, resolve and essentially, the quality to overcome a physically superior side. Amidst the chaos the only glimmer of decent football came from Reading with Olise and Ejaria having the courage to keep possession long enough to put together some passes and play some telling passes. Had Joao been at anywhere near his best it would have been a more comfortable victory. The Millers dominated to aerial battle overall, but to a man, Reading more than matched them for a willingness to chase every ball and commit fully to winning every loose ball. Once Morrison's determination had given Reading the lead it was clear United were going to need more than physical strength to save a point. In the end Reading held them at bay for the three points they desperately needed and thoroughly deserved. <br/> <a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/270221/Rotherham_0_Reading_1"><strong>Read More...</strong></a> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/270221/Rotherham_0_Reading_1"><strong>Match Report:</strong> Rotherham 0 Reading 1</a></li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/906/Royals_Keep_In_Play-Off_Hunt_With_Away_Win 906 Sat, 27 Feb 2021 20:15:37 GMT Hob Nob Anyone?