UK time is: 11:11:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Who R Ya - Reading

Nik once again gives his assessment of Rangers latest opponents.

Tomorrow afternoon, Gareth Ainsworth`s QPR will make the short trip to Reading in what will surely prove to be a baptism of fire for Rangers` caretaker boss.

'The Royals` as they are nicknamed, were formed in 1871 and currently ply their trade at the still fairly new Madejski Stadium, which accommodates over 24000 supporters.

Manager Steve Coppell has been at the club since October 2003, and has worked wonders at the Berkshire club since taking over from Alan Pardew. Reading finished 9th in his first season at the club, before narrowly missing out on the play-offs in the 04-05 season, eventually finishing 7th. However, under the guidance of Coppell, the Royals marched to the Championship title season one year later, racking up a massive 106 points, whilst scoring 99 goals in the process.

Reading acclimatised well to life in the Premiership, finishing 8th. However, last season did not go so well for Reading as they were relegated on goal difference on the last day of the season, despite winning at Derby.

Looking at the Reading squad, it comes as no surprise that the club who list Kate Winslet and Chris Tarrant as celebrity fans, find themselves doing so well in the Championship this season. The club have managed to hold on to most of their prized assets, including James Harper, Kevin Doyle and Stephen Hunt. Reading still have many players at the club who helped the side to promotion just a couple of years ago. Noel Hunt, brother of Stephen, was added to the squad this summer, and looks to be a real player for the future.

Reading currently find themselves 3rd in the Championship, and have a 100% home record, scoring 21 goals from just 6 games as they look to make the Madejski a fortress. They are hot-favourites to return to the top flight come May, and Rangers` will have to be at their best to take anything from the game tomorrow.

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.

TOP STORIES

Dowie Goes.

One To Watch - Kevin Doyle.

Reading v QPR - Match Preview.






Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Nik Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 24 2008

Time: 9:00PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
It's always a good game between us two! I think QPR fans & players will want to sing / play for Ainsworth and the pressure will certainly be on Reading for this fixture. While I wouldn't be suprised with a 1-1 draw I'm hopefull that we will nick it 2-1!
MASTER-RFC
Report Abuse
24/10/2008 22:48:00

Considering we have no left back, and strikers that only score through persistence a draw would be a brilliant result for us.
LeeCookFan
Report Abuse
25/10/2008 00:42:00

Agreed cookfan, a draw would be an excellent result! But there's a part of me that hopes we can nick it, why not?
Boxer
Report Abuse
25/10/2008 09:08:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Everton Fixture Changed (Friday February 27 2015)

QPR - The Walking Wounded Injury List (Friday February 27 2015)

Hull Edge Out Ten Man QPR (Monday February 23 2015)

Stats: Hull City v Queens Park Rangers (Saturday February 21 2015)

Hull City v QPR - Match Preview (Friday February 20 2015)

The Men in Black - Hull City v QPR (Friday February 20 2015)

Who R Ya - Hull City (Friday February 20 2015)

Ramsey Appointment Confirmed (Friday February 13 2015)

Phil Beard Announces Departure (Friday February 13 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
Hull City 2 - 1 Q.P.R.
Sunderland 0 - 2 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 0 - 1 Southampton
Stoke 3 - 1 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 0 - 2 Man Utd
Burnley 2 - 1 Q.P.R.

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Everton 27 6 10 11 -6 28
15. Hull City 27 6 8 13 -11 26
16. Sunderland 27 4 13 10 -16 25
17. Q.P.R. 26 6 4 16 -18 22
18. Burnley 27 4 10 13 -20 22
19. Aston Villa 27 5 7 15 -24 22
20. Leicester City 26 4 6 16 -18 18

Breaking League News

Everton target 40 points for survival
» Everton : 03/03/2015 11:01:00
Moore To Come From Liam For Pearson
» Leicester City : 03/03/2015 10:46:00
Pearson Previews Manchester City
» Leicester City : 03/03/2015 10:40:00
Simpson On Manchester City
» Leicester City : 03/03/2015 10:33:00
Pearson On Schmeichel Progress
» Leicester City : 03/03/2015 10:27:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MotM v Hull City
Suggested By:  Admin
Green 24%
Furlong 40%
Ferdinand 0%
Caulker 0%
Yun 0%
Phillips 6%
Barton 6%
Henry 6%
Kranjcar 6%
Zamora 0%
Austin 6%
Doughty 6%
Zarate 0%
Traoré 0%