Hob Nob Anyone? News and Views Latest updates on Hob Nob Anyone? - The Reading Football Club Fans' Website http://www.royals.org/news.php Mon, 30 Mar 2020 01:10:13 BST Mon, 30 Mar 2020 01:10:13 BST 1800 Coronavirus: All Games Off All Premier League and English Football League matches have been postponed until at least 3 April due to the Coronavirus outbreak. <br/><br/> The announcement means that the following three Reading FC fixtures are immediately postponed: <ul> <li>14 March: Stoke City (Home) - Postponed</li> <li>17 March: Derby County (Away) - Postponed</li> <li>21 March: Brentford (Home) - Postponed</li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/850/Coronavirus:__All_Games_Off 850 Fri, 13 Mar 2020 11:12:25 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Extra Time Defeat For Impressive Royals Reading came very close to taking this excellent cup tie to penalties in the very last minute of extra time, when Pele's shot from the edge of the box flew agonisingly just outside the post with United's 'keeper Henderson beaten. Had it gone to penalties and Reading had won, nobody could argue that they had not played well enough to progress to the next round. It was night when Reading Football came back to life. The crowd, the atmosphere, and the team's performance were all something of which everyone at the club should feel proud. Against a team three points off a Champions League qualification place (with a game in hand) in the Premier League, Reading more than held their own, and can realistically claim were capable of winning the tie. The visitor's current status and reputation made this match a daunting prospect for the Royals, and falling a goal within two minutes made their task seemingly beyond their reach. At that point nobody could have imagined how the game would unfold. Reading were far from demoralised by this early setback and showing remarkable composure and determination raised their game to a level we have not seen for some time. <br/><strong><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/030320/Reading_1_Sheff_Utd_2">Read More...</a></strong> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/030320/Reading_1_Sheff_Utd_2"><strong>Match Report:</strong> Reading 1 Sheffield United 2 (AET)</li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/849/Extra_Time_Defeat_For_Impressive_Royals 849 Wed, 04 Mar 2020 21:55:38 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? FA Cup: Biggest Game Of Season With Reading's league season effectively over - we are highly unlikely to challenge the top six or drop into the bottom three - even manager Mark Bowen thinks tonight's FA Cup game is a big night for his side: "It's probably the biggest game of the season for us, because there is a quarter-final place at stake." Reading have a very tough challenge against Premier League Sheffield United at the Madejski Stadium. The visitors have been flying high in the top tier of English football and currently sit 8th in the League with European qualification to chase. If they were to win their game in hand they would move up to 5th and just two points behind Chelsea in fourth. <br/><br/> Reading fans will hope that the Blades might be concentrating on the League with everything to play for. However, Sheffield United had no game at the weekend and have only played three matches over the last month. That may mean that tonight's match is a good opportunity to give players some game time as they prepare for Saturday's game against Norwich City. Those three games saw United win against Bournemouth and Crystal Palace and pick up a point against Brighton. They are unlikely to field many fringe players and Reading are likely to be facing a team that is capable of matching the best in the Premier League. It could well be a difficult night for the Royals are the Blades are firm favouries to progress to the quarter finals. <br/><br/> As of last season there are no replays in the FA Cup fifth round, which means the game must be settled tonight. That could mean extra time and penalties if the Royals manage to match the Blades over ninety minutes. <br/><br/> Liam Moore was missing at the weekend as the Royals defeated Barnsley 2-0 in a much improved performance to the home defeat against Wigan last week. His illness has cleared up and he will be back in contention in the centre of defence. Reading manager Mark Bowen may choose to stick with the pairing of Miazga and Morrison who looked effective on Saturday. Bowen will also have to decide if he will stuck with George Puscas up front or feature Sam Baldock. Puscas scored a very well taken goal at the weekend and will be expecting to keep his place in the starting eleven. Lucas Joao is back training but is still not match fit. <br/><br/> Sheffield United's team will probably include former Reading player Oliver Norwood who has looked really good in their midfield this season. Manager Chris Wilder does have some options to mix up his team but has suggested he will be putting out a strong side. <br/><br/> Reading have lost all of their last four games against Sheffield United, with our most recent meeting in February last year seeing Sheffield United secure a 4-0 home win. In those four games the Blades have scored 11 goals with the Royals finding the net just twice. However, there is some positive news - our last FA Cup game against them was a 4-0 home victory in 2013 with Noel Hunt getting two and Leigertwood and McCleary on the scoresheet. We'd settle for another win and McCleary getting in on the goals again. <br/><br/> Tickets are still available and can be purchased on-line now. It could be a good evening's football with Reading hopefully giving it a real go - so come on down the Madejski Stadium and support your team. <br/><br/> <h3>Recent Meetings With Sheffield United</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>16 February 2019 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/160219.html">Sheff Utd (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 0-4</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/160219.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">26513</td> <td class="fixtures">21</td> <td class="fixtures"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>08 December 2018 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/081218.html">Sheff Utd (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 0-2</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/081218.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">12066</td> <td class="fixturesh">22</td> <td class="fixturesh"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>27 February 2018 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/270218.html">Sheff Utd (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 1-3</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/270218.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">6769</td> <td class="fixturesh">18</td> <td class="fixturesh">O Richards</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>21 October 2017 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/211017.html">Sheff Utd (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/211017.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">26265</td> <td class="fixtures">20</td> <td class="fixtures">R Beerens</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>26 January 2013 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/260113.html">Sheff Utd (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>FA Cup</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 4-0</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/260113.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">14715</td> <td class="fixturesh">-</td> <td class="fixturesh">N Hunt, M Leigertwood, N Hunt, G McCleary</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>25 April 2011 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/250411.html">Sheff Utd (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 2-3</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/250411.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh"></td> <td class="fixturesh">-</td> <td class="fixturesh"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>15 February 2011 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/150211.html">Sheff Utd (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/150211.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures"></td> <td class="fixtures">-</td> <td class="fixtures"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>26 January 2010 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/260110.html">Sheff Utd (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 0-3</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/260110.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures"></td> <td class="fixtures">-</td> <td class="fixtures"></td> </tr> </table> http://www.royals.org/news/848/FA_Cup:_Biggest_Game_Of_Season 848 Tue, 03 Mar 2020 15:09:02 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Five Changes As Reading Get Important Win Reading bounced back from a midweek defeat to win their first home game since Boxing Day. There is clearly still room for improvement but significantly better showing than the heavy defeat at the hands of Wigan three days earlier. It is invariably an indication of a decent performance when the opposition manager starts to make excuses for their underperforming team as did Barnsley's Gerhard Struber in his post-match comments. Mark Bowen made five changes to the team today, some of which were due to the return of some players to full fitness, or attributed to illness; but it has to be said it brought about the desired effect. In came Obita, Rinomhota, Puscas, Miazga and Olise at the expense of Moore, Richards, Pele, Baldock and Araruna. <br/><strong><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/290220/Reading_2_Barnsley_0">Read More...</a></strong> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/290220/Reading_2_Barnsley_0"><strong>Match Report:</strong> Reading 2 Barnsley 0</a></li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/847/Five_Changes_As_Reading_Get_Important_Win 847 Mon, 02 Mar 2020 12:04:05 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Woeful Reading Thrashed By Wigan Three well taken goals gave Wigan a much needed three points in their quest to pull away from the relegation zone on a night when all Reading's shortcomings were alarmingly evident. It was a dismal evening for everyone associated with the club. In front a poor crowd, even the home fans turned on their team in the second half, initially with humour, and them with venom. Already a goal behind at half time, Olise skied a shot over the bar from outside the box in the fifty-third minute prompting a chorus of "We've had a shot!" from the usually loyal and optimistic fans in the South Stand. Soon after it was followed by chants which I would not want to publish, and finally, "We're going down with the Wigan." Clearly this was going to inspire a recovery, but given the level of performance on the pitch entirely understandable. Things were clearly not going to get better. <br/><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/260220/Reading_0_Wigan_3"><strong>Read More...</strong></a> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/260220/Reading_0_Wigan_3"><strong>Match Report:</strong> Reading 0 Wigan Athletic 3</a></li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/846/Woeful_Reading_Thrashed_By_Wigan 846 Thu, 27 Feb 2020 12:29:23 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Leeds -v- Reading: Both Teams Hunt Consecutive Wins Reading face Leeds United at Elland Road this weekend, with both teams looking to make it consecutive wins for the first time in 2020. <br/><br/> There are question marks over Jordan Obita and Pele who could be in contention despite minor injuries. Pele returned to training only on Wednesday after taking a forced break due to a groin problem. Meanwhile, Obita has an ankle issue and may be rested this weekend. Gunter, Boye, Joao and Miazga are still out in the medium term with only Miazga expected to return during the following two weeks. Kenyan forward Ajub Masika, on-loan from Beijing Renhe, has been restricted to just one appearance off the subs bench and could miss out on a start again due to a illness he has been recovering from. <br/><br/> Meanwhile Leeds United have no new injuries and will have all the players who started their 1-0 victory against Bristol City available for selection again as they look to build some consistancy after a serious wobble in form as the season appearances the last quarter. Leeds haven't won two Championship games in a row this year and have lost four of their last seven games - yet somehow have managed to cling onto second place in the Championship. They have much better goal difference than Fulham in third so will stay second whatever the result, but the pressure is on to make up lost ground on Championship leaders West Brom. <br/><br/> Following Reading's impressive 3-0 away victory at Sheffield Wednesday, the Royals are looking safe for a midtable finish. The focus remains on the FA Cup game with Sheffield United, unless Reading can put together an unlikely run of staight wins to keep the league season alive. Reading's last three games against Leeds have been defeats without the Royals finding the net, and our last win was at Elland Road back in October 2017. <h3>Recent Meetings With Leeds United</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="fixturesh" nowrap>26 November 2019 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/261119.html">Leeds (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 0-1</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/261119.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">16918</td> <td class="fixturesh">18</td> <td class="fixturesh"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>12 March 2019 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/120319.html">Leeds (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 0-3</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/120319.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">17101</td> <td class="fixturesh">19</td> <td class="fixturesh"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>27 November 2018 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/271118.html">Leeds (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 0-1</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/271118.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">27806</td> <td class="fixtures">20</td> <td class="fixtures"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>10 March 2018 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/100318.html">Leeds (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/100318.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">19770</td> <td class="fixturesh">19</td> <td class="fixturesh">J Bodvarsson, E O'Kane</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>14 October 2017 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/141017.html">Leeds (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/141017.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">33900</td> <td class="fixtures">20</td> <td class="fixtures">M Barrow</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>01 April 2017 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/010417.html">Leeds (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/010417.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">23055</td> <td class="fixturesh">4</td> <td class="fixturesh">Y Kermorgant</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>13 December 2016 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/131216.html">Leeds (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/131216.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">21242</td> <td class="fixtures">3</td> <td class="fixtures"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>16 April 2016 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/160416.html">Leeds (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 2-3</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/160416.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">20881</td> <td class="fixtures">15</td> <td class="fixtures">M Hector, D Rakels</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>16 August 2015 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/160815.html">Leeds (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/160815.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">21581</td> <td class="fixturesh">19</td> <td class="fixturesh"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>10 February 2015 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/100215.html">Leeds (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 0-2</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/100215.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">18124</td> <td class="fixturesh">14</td> <td class="fixturesh"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>01 October 2014 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/011014.html">Leeds (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/011014.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">20705</td> <td class="fixtures">10</td> <td class="fixtures"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>11 March 2014 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/110314.html">Leeds (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/110314.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">19915</td> <td class="fixtures">6</td> <td class="fixtures">G McCleary, R Drenthe, N Blackman, H Robson-Kanu</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>18 September 2013 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/180913.html">Leeds (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/180913.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">21167</td> <td class="fixturesh">7</td> <td class="fixturesh">A Le Fondre</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>06 April 2012 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/060412.html">Leeds (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 2-0</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/060412.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh"></td> <td class="fixturesh">-</td> <td class="fixturesh"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>17 December 2011 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/171211.html">Leeds (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/171211.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures"></td> <td class="fixtures">-</td> <td class="fixtures"></td> </tr> </table> http://www.royals.org/news/845/Leeds_-v-_Reading:__Both_Teams_Hunt_Consecutive_Wins 845 Fri, 21 Feb 2020 18:30:00 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Regal Royals: The Best Reading Signings of the 2010s <p>The 2010s was an intriguing decade for Reading, starting it off battling for promotion. One year after a lost promotion playoff final against Swansea, that fight would be won in 2012, with Reading re-joining the Premier League after a four-year absence. Immediate relegation followed though, and the Royals have struggled to get back into the big time ever since. <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39995791" target="_blank">A cruel penalty shootout loss</a> in the play-off final of 2017 is the closest they have since come to a top-flight return.<br /> <br /> While the Championship is a tough league to negotiate, especially when the three-year parachute payments window has long expired, all it can take is the right initiative to drastically shorten any team's promotion odds.<br /> Reading are no different, and though long-term top-flight establishment was elusive in the 2010s, the decade still heralded some great signings. These men stand out as prime examples of inspired scouting work and transfer nous, and provide the current staff with food for thought, as another year in the wilderness beckons.<br /> <br /> <strong>Chris Gunter</strong><br /> Gunter may not be the most dazzling name on this list, but the consistency he showed in the famous hoops throughout the 2010s has to be admired.<br /> Gunter was amongst those that played in the solitary Premier League season. He stayed true to Reading after the drop, choosing to negotiate the rollercoaster that is the Championship every year rather than seeking to find a club with better promotion prospects.<br /> His opportunities in the last couple of seasons may have been limited, but Gunter is still a solid member of the side. He has long since&nbsp;<a href="https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2013/december/300-up-for-gunter/" target="_blank">passed the 300-game milestone</a>&nbsp;for the club, proving that loyalty still has a place in modern day football.<br /> <br /> <strong>Liam Moore</strong><br /> Towards the end of the decade, Liam Moore had a hugely positive impact on the club. Like Gunter, he too has been a great servant, and while his penalty miss in the 2017 play-off final was a huge blemish on his legacy, Moore continues to be a colossal captain. The key numbers show exactly how brilliant an all-round defender he can be, with an average of 4.7 aerial duels per-game won last season. His consistency has been excellent, and he could well be at the club for years to come. Fans love his no-nonsense defending, and at the age of 27, Moore could have his best years ahead of him in the Reading backline.<br /> <br /> <strong>Ian Harte</strong><br /> Right at the start of the decade, Reading signed Harte from Carlisle in what was a curious transfer on paper. Formerly of a strong Leeds side in the Premier League, the Irishman was well past his best by 2010, in spite of the experience he boasted in European competitions for the Whites. Yet, despite playing just 99 games for Reading, Harte created some great memories and scored some very important goals. His tally of 15 goals and 15 assists from those games was partly due to his legendary free-kick ability, which proved a great asset towards Reading's Championship title in 2012. The three seasons he spent at the club showed that his career was far from done, and that the Reading squad of today should cherish top-level experience regardless of age.<br /> <br /> <strong>Adam Le Fondre</strong><br /> Signed from Rotherham in 2011, Le Fondre had a good spell at the club until his departure in 2014, scoring 41 goals in 110 games for the club. Like Harte, his spell included that wonderful Championship title win, but he too would find out (as constantly reflected by&nbsp;<a href="https://blog.marathonbet.co.uk/category/sport/football/premier-league-predictions/" target="_blank">Premier League predictions</a>) that newly-promoted sides can often be nothing short of cannon fodder.<br /> Though disadvantaged by being part of an outclassed squad, Le Fondre was still highly industrious in the subsequent Premier League season of 2012/13. He scored 12 goals, including goals in four of Reading's meagre six wins that season. Perhaps most memorable were his two late goals vs then-European champions Chelsea to secure a draw.<br /> <br /> <strong>Garath McCleary</strong><br /> Since signing for the club, McCleary has gone on to make over 200 appearances in the hoops, scoring over 20 goals in the process. Like Gunter, he signed from Nottingham Forest, but his status as a free signing makes his arrival one of the best pieces of business the club has made in the last decade. Having signed in 2012, McCleary was thrown in at the proverbial deep end, and faced keeping Reading in the Premier League from the off. While McCleary may not have been able to prevent relegation, he&nbsp;<a href="https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/revealed-mccleary-smashes-stats-creating-13141617" target="_blank">still played a huge role</a>&nbsp;in the team getting to the play-off final in 2017.<br /> <br /> <strong>Ali Al-Habsi</strong><br /> Omani goalkeeper Al-Habsi may not boast the longest Reading career, but the two seasons he spent at the club were brilliant. He won the player of the season award for those two seasons, and in that run towards the 2017 promotion play-offs, he collected no less than six man of the match awards. Al-Habsi also averaged 3.6 saves per game that season, which represented a personal best for his career so far. In a different world, he would have guided Reading back into the Premier League, and given them a fair chance of survival, but fate dictated otherwise.<br /> <br /> <strong>John Swift</strong><br /> With over 100 appearances and plenty of goals, John Swift could well turn into a Reading legend. The 24-year-old may be a little inconsistent at times, but is surely only going to get better. He is generally great to watch, and&nbsp;has also shown particularly talismanic qualities on home turf at times. Notably, Reading had won ten of the dozen Championship home fixtures in which he had scored prior to their home game vs West Brom in February.<br /> <br /> Swift's current rate of assists this season shows a growing maturity, and he has also kept the goals coming. Additionally, his pass success percentage has been consistently over 80%, with man of the match awards being a pleasingly frequent occurrence. Ultimately, Swift was not only one of the best signings of the last decade, but could also easily become Reading's best player of the 2020s.<br /> <br /> <strong>Honorable Mentions</strong><br /> As with any list of this ilk, some great players are bound to undeservedly miss out. Amongst them is unquestionably Jason Roberts, with his goals being crucial in getting Reading promoted. Sadly, for the Premier League journeyman, the injuries he sustained the following season limited his impact.<br /> <br /> Danny Williams also deserves a huge mention, with four great years at the club, and there have also been some impressive loan signings in the recent past, such as Nathan Ake, Emiliano Martinez, Nathaniel Chalobah, Ovie Ejaria and Glenn Murray. The likes of Yann Kermorgant could also make this list, for the impact that he had on the club and the memories he gave.</p> http://www.royals.org/news/844/Regal_Royals:_The_Best_Reading_Signings_of_the_2010s 844 Fri, 21 Feb 2020 18:15:36 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Leeds Next For Reading - At 39 Pounds A Ticket Reading travel to second placed Leeds United on Saturday with the home side trying to keep their place in the automatic promotion places after a run of poor recent form. Leeds were points clear at the top of the Championship but now find themselves four points behind leaders West Brom as their season threatens to collapse as usual. They managed to scrape past Bristol City at home by a single goal last weekend after drawing at Brentford and losing both away at Forest and home against Wigan. The Royals may fancy their chances against a side that could well find themselves staying put in the Championship next season, with plenty of teams in the play-off positions hoping to claim a top two finish. <br/><br/> The Royals are around 19/2 for an away victory on Saturday. Given Leeds are <a href="https://www.royals.org/tableformh.php">currently 17th in the home form table</a> and <a href="https://www.royals.org/tableforma.php">Reading sit second in the away form table</a> it seems like good value! If you looking to put on a bet then <a href="https://onlinebettingcodes.co.uk/matchbook-bonus-codes/">follow this link</a> for a welcome offer. You can also use <a href="https://match-bonuscode.co.uk/">this guide</a> to find something that might give a return should Reading follow up their 3-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday last weekend with another victory on the road. Reading are a long way away from the top six but another 3 points would essentially secure Championship for another season. <br/><br/> There's been a lot in the news this week with Leeds, the self proclaimed biggest club in the Championship, mocking Reading for being unable to sell out the away end. This comes from a club who are charging an extortionate 39 pounds for the privilege of watching the game. Reading of course have been strong voices in the "twenty in plenty" campaign to make the cost of watching live football affordable. Leeds are at the other end of the scale trying their best to rip off fans. It is hardly suprising they struggle to sell tickets to away supporters who are used to much reduced ticket prices. Leeds fans who traveled to the Madejski Stadium back in November would have course paid nearly half the price for their tickets. I would hope Reading continue to stick to their cheap ticket pledge, but it must be tempting to make an exception for the visit of Leeds next season. <br/><br/> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Reading are the latest club to not sell out their away allocation, so extra tickets have now been made available to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LUFC?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LUFC</a> fans in the West Stand</p>&mdash; Leeds United (@LUFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/LUFC/status/1229461653139402756?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 17, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> http://www.royals.org/news/843/Leeds_Next_For_Reading_-_At_39_Pounds_A_Ticket 843 Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:43:52 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Reading Hope To End Poor Form In Sheffield Reading travel to Sheffield Wednesday this weekend desperate to run a miserable run of league form. The Royals are without a league win since the very first day of the year - an away victory over Fulham that saw Reading top the form tables and climb to 14th place. After that result there was talk of a late run towards the play-offs. That dream has been well and truly shattered as the Royals have drifted back closer to the bottom three than the top six. <br/><br/> The reality, after just four points from the last seven league games, is that Reading's league season is over assuming they can pick up a few more points to avoid the drop. The focus will shift to the FA Cup, and the fifth round game against Premier League Sheffield United to come at the Madejski Stadium. United will be chasing European qualification so could rest a few players for the midweek game, you would expect Reading to field a strong team as they look to grab a last piece of excitement from another disappointing campaign. <br/><br/> Before all of that there are a whole series of league games to get through, starting with Saturday's game against 12th placed Sheffield Wednesday. Wednesday, like Reading, are also out of form with three defeats and two draws from their last five league fixtures. A win could keep their season alive with hopes of closing the gap on the top six, however they too look set for a mid-table finish. <br/><br/> There was good news for Reading this week as Lucas Joao returned to light training, but the former Wednesday striker will be ruled out for a few more weeks yet and won't face his old club. Chris Gunter will also remain sidelined with his groin injury and the Royals will also be without Miazga, McIntyre and Boye. Danny Loader is fit but it unlikely to be in the matchday squad after failing to make an impression on the first team. <br/><br/> New signing Araruna made a start for his new club on Wednesday night but failed to impress and may find himself back on the bench, making room for eithe Charlie Adam or Rinomhota who will be hoping for a start. It will be interesting to see if Puscas is dropped to the bench and if Baldock makes a start. Baldock seemed to be the better option in midweek. Puscas scored from the penalty spot to give Reading the lead against West Brom but had a limited contribution otherwise. <br/><br/> Reading started the season with a 1-3 home defeat against Sheffield Wednesday, which was the most recent in a run of six games without victory over the Owls. Last term we drew 0-0 on the road and lost at home and the 2017/2018 season saw another 0-0 draw at the Madejski but two defeats at Sheffield - one in the league and one in the FA Cup. If Reading are going to win this weekend it will be against form and recent history and it's the home side that will be firm favourites for the full three points. <br/><br/> <h3>Recent Meetings With Sheffield Wednesday</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> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>03 August 2019 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/030819.html">Sheff Wed (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 1-3</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/030819.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">16319</td> <td class="fixturesh">24</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>09 February 2019 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/090219.html">Sheff Wed (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/090219.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">23412</td> <td class="fixtures">22</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>01 September 2018 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/010918.html">Sheff Wed (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/010918.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">14352</td> <td class="fixturesh">23</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>21 April 2018 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/210418.html">Sheff Wed (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 0-3</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/210418.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">24373</td> <td class="fixtures">19</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>26 January 2018 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/260118.html">Sheff Wed (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>FA Cup</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 1-3</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/260118.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures"></td> <td class="fixtures">-</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>25 November 2017 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/251117.html">Sheff Wed (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/251117.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">18382</td> <td class="fixturesh">18</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>17 March 2017 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/170317.html">Sheff Wed (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 2-0</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/170317.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">26072</td> <td class="fixtures">4</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>10 December 2016 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/101216.html">Sheff Wed (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/101216.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">18153</td> <td class="fixturesh">3</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>23 January 2016 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/230116.html">Sheff Wed (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/230116.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">18972</td> <td class="fixturesh">13</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>19 August 2015 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/190815.html">Sheff Wed (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/190815.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">20247</td> <td class="fixtures">18</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>31 January 2015 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/310115.html">Sheff Wed (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 2-0</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/310115.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">17755</td> <td class="fixturesh">16</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>20 September 2014 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/200914.html">Sheff Wed (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 0-1</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/200914.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">29848</td> <td class="fixtures">10</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>08 February 2014 </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/080214.html">Sheff Wed (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 0-2</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/080214.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh">19772</td> <td class="fixturesh">6</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>02 November 2013 </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap> <a href="/matdoc/021113.html">Sheff Wed (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap>Championship</td> <td class="fixtures" nowrap><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 2-5</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/021113.html">Report...</a> </td> <td class="fixtures">20368</td> <td class="fixtures">5</td> </tr> </table> <br/> <h3>Current League Form</h3> <table cellpadding=3 cellspacing=1 width=95%><tr><td colspan=15 class=table_a>Championship COMBINED FORM Table at: 14 February 2020</td></tr><tr><td class=table_b>&nbsp;</td><td class=table_b>&nbsp;</td><td class=table_b>Pl</td><td class=table_b>W</td><td class=table_b>D</td><td class=table_b>L</td><td class=table_b>F</td><td class=table_b>A</td><td class=table_b>GD</td><td class=table_b>POINTS</td><td class=table_b>LAST 6 GAMES</td></tr> <tr><td class=table_3 >17</td><td class=table_3 >Luton Town</td><td class=table_3 >6</td><td class=table_3 >2</td><td class=table_3 >0</td><td class=table_3 >4</td><td class=table_3 >6</td><td class=table_3 >10</td><td class=table_3 >-4</td><td class=table_3 >6</td><td class=table_3 ><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='won'>W</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='won'>W</span></td></tr> <tr><td class=table_3 >18</td><td class=table_3 >Sheffield Wednesday</td><td class=table_3 >6</td><td class=table_3 >1</td><td class=table_3 >2</td><td class=table_3 >3</td><td class=table_3 >4</td><td class=table_3 >9</td><td class=table_3 >-5</td><td class=table_3 >5</td><td class=table_3 ><span class='won'>W</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='drew'>D</span><span class='drew'>D</span><span class='lost'>L</span></td></tr> <tr><td class=table_3 >19</td><td class=table_3 >Middlesbrough</td><td class=table_3 >6</td><td class=table_3 >0</td><td class=table_3 >4</td><td class=table_3 >2</td><td class=table_3 >8</td><td class=table_3 >10</td><td class=table_3 >-2</td><td class=table_3 >4</td><td class=table_3 ><span class='drew'>D</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='drew'>D</span><span class='drew'>D</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='drew'>D</span></td></tr> <tr><td class=table_3 >20</td><td class=table_3 >Barnsley</td><td class=table_3 >6</td><td class=table_3 >1</td><td class=table_3 >1</td><td class=table_3 >4</td><td class=table_3 >4</td><td class=table_3 >9</td><td class=table_3 >-5</td><td class=table_3 >4</td><td class=table_3 ><span class='won'>W</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='drew'>D</span><span class='lost'>L</span></td></tr> <tr><td class=table_3 >21</td><td class=table_3 >Leeds United</td><td class=table_3 >6</td><td class=table_3 >1</td><td class=table_3 >1</td><td class=table_3 >4</td><td class=table_3 >4</td><td class=table_3 >9</td><td class=table_3 >-5</td><td class=table_3 >4</td><td class=table_3 ><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='won'>W</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='drew'>D</span></td></tr> <tr><td class=table_4 >22</td><td class=table_4 >Queens Park Rangers</td><td class=table_4 >6</td><td class=table_4 >1</td><td class=table_4 >1</td><td class=table_4 >4</td><td class=table_4 >3</td><td class=table_4 >8</td><td class=table_4 >-5</td><td class=table_4 >4</td><td class=table_4 ><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='won'>W</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='drew'>D</span></td></tr> <tr><td class=table_4 >23</td><td class=table_4 ><strong>READING</strong></td><td class=table_4 >6</td><td class=table_4 >0</td><td class=table_4 >3</td><td class=table_4 >3</td><td class=table_4 >4</td><td class=table_4 >8</td><td class=table_4 >-4</td><td class=table_4 >3</td><td class=table_4 ><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='drew'>D</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='drew'>D</span><span class='drew'>D</span><span class='lost'>L</span></td></tr> <tr><td class=table_4 >24</td><td class=table_4 >Hull City</td><td class=table_4 >6</td><td class=table_4 >0</td><td class=table_4 >1</td><td class=table_4 >5</td><td class=table_4 >3</td><td class=table_4 >13</td><td class=table_4 >-10</td><td class=table_4 >1</td><td class=table_4 ><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='lost'>L</span><span class='drew'>D</span><span class='lost'>L</span></td></tr></table> http://www.royals.org/news/842/Reading_Hope_To_End_Poor_Form_In_Sheffield 842 Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:20:13 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Winless League Run Continues With Home Defeat Reading may have been beaten by a very good team, probably destined to win this league and certainly achieve automatic promotion to the Premier League, but they should feel proud of the character and determination they showed this evening, especially in the second half. Albion are not the highest scoring team in the Championship without good reason, and from the start they looked likely to score every time they attacked. Reading to their credit were not intimidated by their potent attack and in fact took an early lead through a coolly converted penalty from George Puscas after a bizarre handball by Bartley. <br/><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/120220/Reading_1_West_Brom_2"><strong>Read More...</strong></a> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/120220/Reading_1_West_Brom_2"><strong>Match Report:</strong> Reading 1 West Bromwich Albion 2</a></li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/841/Winless_League_Run_Continues_With_Home_Defeat 841 Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:26:18 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Another 1-1 Draw Reading struggled to find any kind of rhythm against a struggling Hull side, and having taken the lead with a well worked goal from Obita midway through the second half, conceded a late goal courtesy of a freakish deflected shot by Wilks. Reading had not played well all afternoon but Hull had not looked likely to get anything out of the game until their fortuitous equaliser. Reading however only have themselves to blame for not taking all three points from this fixture. The lack of energy and creativity was somewhat mysterious given the enthusiasm and resilience evident since Bowen has taken over has made them such a difficult side to beat. <br/> <a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/080220/Reading_1_Hull_1"><strong>Read More...</strong></a> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.royals.org/matchreport/080220/Reading_1_Hull_1"><strong>Match Report:</strong> Reading 1 Hull City 1</a></li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/840/Another_1-1_Draw 840 Mon, 10 Feb 2020 09:58:24 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Reading Offload Mannone To Danish Club Vito Mannone has travelled to Denmark to sign for his new side - Aalborg who play in the Danish Superliga. Mannone has found himself unwanted by the Royals and has not featured in Mark Bowen's plans since his return from the USA where he was on loan at Minnesota United in the MLS. Despite training with the club after coming back to the UK, Bowen made it clear he was looking to offload the player before his contract expires in the summer. Bowen chose to feature other goalkeepers as he rested players for our FA Cup ties and Mannone didn't even make the bench, making it clear his time was up in Berkshire. <br/><br/> It's been a tough time for Mannone, who was once the club's number one goalkeeper. He will be remembered as a reasonable goalkeeper but he failed to ever really look that spectacular, and failed to perform to a high enough standard as the club battled against relegation from the Championship. It was rumoured Mannone was a high wage earner so he will leave for a very small fee as Reading are keen to move the player on to a new club. <br/><br/> Mannone joined the Royals in the summer of 2017 for two million pounds from Sunderland. His price tag and a decent few years at Sunderland rose expectations. Sunderland had previously splashed out 1.5 million to sign him from Arsenal where he had played 15 times in the Premier League. Mannone made 47 Championship appearances for Reading and leaves with a decent CV as he looks to pick up his career in Denmark. <br/><br/> Meanwhile, striker Ben House, who made a ten minute debut for the Royals against Cardiff in the FA Cup, has returned to National League side Dagenham and Redbridge on loan. House came off the bench only to be subbed off again shortly after as Bowen was forced to reshuffle due to a red card. House will be looking to increase his goal tally after scoring twice for Dagenham and Redbridge in a 6-1 victory over Aldershot in November. http://www.royals.org/news/839/Reading_Offload_Mannone_To_Danish_Club 839 Fri, 31 Jan 2020 12:29:12 GMT Hob Nob Anyone?