“Second game in a run of four games against sides challenging towards the top of the table and surely things won’t be a bad as the diabolical showing on Teesside? Thankfully Reading have the opportunity to turn that piece of **** around quickly as they now have the pleasure of entertaining current table runners up Sheffield United in a fixture that, in recent seasons, is a nailed on away win.”

“Sheffield United were great earlier in the season. This should be a dicking.”

“I fear for us in this game – we will be completely overrun in midfield”

“Big test this one. I fear a couple of home wins against terrible opposition recently have papered over cracks as we are playing like we don’t even know the objective is to score. I fear the evaporation of our home form.
I don’t think there was a lot wrong with the XI Ince put out against Middlesbrough, but the idea of Hendrick vs Norwood is like boys against men. Norwood is just superior in every way.”

“With an imminent deduction of 6 points, we will drop to 21st in the Championship with just 6 points between us and Blackpool in the relegation zone.
Not forgetting we face Sheffield United, Millwall and Blackburn over our next 3 games.”

“When we win we’re bad & we lose we’re atrocious. There is zero spine in this team “

“This will be very similar I feel to a freezing cold midweek game 3 or 4 years back, very small crowd, white pitch from it frosting over and a 3-1 defeat”

“This is one of the few home games this season where I’d take a point. Maybe Burnley and Millwall as well.
Sheffield United aren’t in the best form. Hoping we’ll have points deduction confirmed by then.”

“as for our impressive home form, I think that will keep up but we’ll probably fail to beat both Burnley and Sheffield United, think they’re too far above us”

“I feel like we need at least a point on Tuesday. Feels unlikely since Sheff United have won at our ground 6 times in a row and we’ve not beaten them at home in the league since 2007.”

“A mate of mine is a Sheffield United fan who says they’ve probably been more pathetic than what we have in recent times, I don’t think it’s beyond the realms of possibility that we can get something here and we need a reaction as well. 2 league wins in 6 although they’ve played decent opposition recently in fairness, but they are saying performances haven’t been great.
It’s a tough ask but we’ve got to believe it’s doable. Plenty of hard work and commitment and maybe we can do something against them? We’ve beaten some good sides this year and come close in a couple of others. We are strong at home as well, we focus on the positives and we can possibly do something here. Anything from this game is a bonus.”

“Knowing us , we’ll take unexpected point(s) off Sheff U on Tuesday…”

“I fancy us against both Sheff United and Millwall, purely because we are strong at home and the mentality seems miles different, even if the way we play doesn’t.”

“Don’t want to tempt fate but Sheff Utd haven’t won away in the league this year yet and for whatever reason our home form is still holding up.”

“6 home games in a row now where we have scored 2 or more. Doubt that run continues v Sheff Utd but you never know.”

“The only home games I’m expecting a defeat is Sheff United and Burnley and even the former haven’t been in that good form recently either so no reason why we can’t turn them over. “

“They are in free fall”

By Roy

One thought on “Pre-Match View From Reading”
  1. Have at ye, scurvy Reading Dogs! Splice the mainsail and weigh anchor for the voyage to the Prem!
    ‘Tis the season to be jolly, like me!

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