All posts tagged with: Reading FC

Reading Season Preview: Moore to stay?

With the 2018-19 Championship season coming up, The Football Lab spoke to Simeon Pickup (@SimFromBucks) from excellent Reading site The Tilehurst End . You finished 20th last season, 17 places lower than the 2016-17 campaign. Do you put the regression mainly down to bad man management, imbalanced recruitment, injuries or simply not as much luck?… Read more →

Reading’s August Review: solid start

With a two-week break from the Championship for internationals, this is a good time to review how all 24 teams have looked in their first five league games. Here’s our assessment of Jaap Stam’s Reading. What we said in pre-season “With Danny Williams and Ali Al-Habsi leaving, Reading’s squad has been weakened a little. Jon… Read more →

Championship Season Preview: 2017-18

Though Newcastle United won the Championship title last season, one might say that Brighton and Huddersfield won the hearts of the neutrals. The duo ended 34 and 45 year top flight exiles respectively, the former with three games to spare, the latter via a Wembley shoot-out. Who will make history this year? Here’s our predictions.… Read more →

Reading Season Preview: Dutch courage

For a long time, Reading favoured safe but uninspiring British managers who led them to, well, safe but uninspiring positions. That changed last summer when they made a bolder choice in appointing Jaap Stam, a legend of the game but one with limited experience in senior management. After last season’s impressive third place finish, did fortune favour… Read more →