UK time is: 16:07:57
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Championship New Boys: Reading

Reading are the first of six new teams that will be entering the Championship this season. Vital QPR takes a look at the Royals.

Facts and Figures

Founded: 1871

Nickname: The Royals

Ground: The Madejski Stadium - 24,161

Manager: Steve Coppell


Selected Honours

Football League Championship: Winners - 2006
Football League First Division: Runners Up - 1995

Football League Second Division: Winners - 1994
Football League Second Division: Runners Up - 2002

Football League Third Division: Winners - 1986

Simod Cup: Winners - 1988


Records

All time attendance record: 33,042 (At Elm Park) v Brentford (Division 2, 1927)

Record league victory: 10-2 v Crystal Palace (Division 3, 1946)

Record league defeat 0-18 v Preston North End (FA Cup, 1894)

Record Buy: Emerse Faé - £2,500,000 from Nantes.

Record Sale: Greg Halford - £3,000,000 to Sunderland.


Recent History

Following a season of surprise as the Reading made the playoffs in the first season back in the second tier, The Royals then achieved promotion from the Championship in 2005/06. Largely helped by the goals of new signing Leroy Lita, and the industrious work of Steven Sidwell from midfield, the team in blue and white stripes took the title with a record 106 points, only losing two games all season, on the first day of the season against Plymouth Argyle, and away at Luton Town live on Sky.

They rounded off the league with a narrow 2-1 win over QPR at the Madejski Stadium, with striker Ray Jones playing an influential role in Rangers goal.

The first season in the Premier League brought joy for Steve Coppell`s men as the team finished a lofty eighth, merely one place below what would have been an incredible UEFA Cup spot. They turned down the chance to play in Europe that season, via the Inter-toto cup.

Then beware the Second Season Syndrome as the Royals flattered to deceive in their second term of the big time, and were promptly relegated after a lacklustre season, despite beating fellow relegation outfit Derby County 4-0. Rumours surrounding Steve Coppell`s future then began to surface, but the ex-Brentford boss is still around and hopes to lead Reading back to the Premier League at the first attempt.

We want to know YOUR thoughts!

To have your say you can comment in the space provided below, or chat about it on the forum.

VITAL QPR IS 100% UNOFFICIAL - FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS



The journalist

Writer: Boxer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 26 2008

Time: 3:00PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
if they keep their squad together they'll come back up as Champions!
merlin
Report Abuse
02/06/2008 19:56:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Club Investigate Chelsea Incident (Monday April 13 2015)

Barton Devestated by Chelsea Loss (Monday April 13 2015)

Ramsey: 'Defending Shambolic' (Sunday April 12 2015)

Late Blow For QPR (Sunday April 12 2015)

QPR v Chelsea - Match Preview (Saturday April 11 2015)

The Men in Black - QPR v Chelsea (Friday April 10 2015)

Who R Ya - Chelsea (Friday April 10 2015)

MotM v Aston Villa (Friday April 10 2015)

Archived Queens Park Rangers Articles

List All Vital QPR Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 0 - 1 Chelsea
Aston Villa 3 - 3 Q.P.R.
WBA 1 - 4 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 1 - 2 Everton
Crystal Palace 3 - 1 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 1 - 2 Spurs

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 32 8 9 15 -16 33
15. Aston Villa 33 8 8 17 -21 32
16. Sunderland 32 5 14 13 -23 29
17. Hull City 32 6 10 16 -16 28
18. Q.P.R. 33 7 5 21 -21 26
19. Burnley 32 5 11 16 -24 26
20. Leicester City 31 6 7 18 -19 25

Breaking League News

Ramsey: Different Kind of Pressure This Year
» Arsenal : 18/04/2015 15:57:01
Wenger: I Love The Cup - So Do We Arsene, So Do We
» Arsenal : 18/04/2015 15:34:00
Is Bettinelli Cech`s Replacement?
» Chelsea : 18/04/2015 14:52:00
Former Villa Boss Being Checked Out?
» Sunderland : 18/04/2015 14:19:00
United Urged to Keep the Pressure On!
» Man Utd : 18/04/2015 12:49:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MotM v Chelsea
Suggested By:  Admin
Green 7%
Isla 0%
Caulker 5%
Onuoha 0%
Hill 0%
Phillips 38%
Barton 50%
Sandro 0%
Henry 0%
Austin 0%
Zamora 0%
Kranjcar 0%
Hoilett 0%
Dunne 0%