UK time is: 02:19:17
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

Redknapp Refutes Brazilian Rumours (Friday January 23 2015)

Another Young Loanee Returns (Friday January 23 2015)

Palace Game Moved (Wednesday January 21 2015)

Leading The Race or Non-Starter? (Wednesday January 21 2015)

Mbia Wants Premier League Return (Tuesday January 20 2015)

Green Voted MotM v Manchester United (Tuesday January 20 2015)

'We Need Another Striker' (Monday January 19 2015)

Fernandes Gives Harry Backing (Monday January 19 2015)

Green Hopeful Despite Defeat (Sunday January 18 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

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 0 - 2 Man Utd
Burnley 2 - 1 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 1 - 1 Swansea
Q.P.R. 0 - 0 Crystal Palace
Arsenal 2 - 1 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 3 - 2 WBA

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 22 5 7 10 -9 22
15. Aston Villa 22 5 7 10 -14 22
16. Sunderland 22 3 11 8 -14 20
17. Burnley 22 4 8 10 -15 20
18. Hull City 22 4 7 11 -10 19
19. Q.P.R. 22 5 4 13 -16 19
20. Leicester City 22 4 5 13 -14 17

Breaking League News

FA Cup Still In Arsenal's Sights
Arsenal : 25/01/2015 21:00:00
Can Swansea City Bounce Back vs Southampton?
Swansea : 25/01/2015 20:52:00
Lambert Thrilled With Progression
Aston Villa : 25/01/2015 19:17:00
Hammers Are #15!
West Ham : 25/01/2015 18:07:00
Sam`s View - Bristol City (a) FA Cup 4th Round
West Ham : 25/01/2015 17:59:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you agree with Harry Redknapp that a new STRIKER is a priority?
Suggested By:  Admin
Yes - We need another striker 55%
No - We need a goalkeeper 9%
No - We need a defender 27%
No - We need a midfielder 9%