I was in for a treat; I became slightly envious of my surroundings.
Strangely enough, I was observing Swindon Town play Leeds United as a spectator and I really enjoyed it.
As a committed Reading fan and a loyal royal, it was particularly uplifting seeing the supposedly closest playing.
The result ended 1 0 Leeds, it was not the best of games infact it was quite a poor game.
However, I was happy to be with a surreal football family again.
For too long now, the Madejski Stadium have become a host to the rich and famous.
Dawn French, Lenny Henry, Cilla Black, shall I go on.
On the end of their Championship winning season, I attended a banquet where it was a night with Steve Coppell. It was primarily aim was to raise money for ex-professionals of the club to be able to afford to watch Reading, for the first time in their history, in the top division.
Moreover, what a disrespect for those ex professional players when they were refused tickets to watch the team they gave their life for.
Therefore, Reading has made the big time, look at them they have already got too big for their boots.
So first season they finished eighth, what a season they had? You can’t doubt the influence of the playing staff nor the management of Steve Coppell.
Stephen Hunt knocking Petr Cech out, slow ambulances allegations, Sonko knocking their other keeper out, and that was only the Chelsea game. It was an eventful season to say the least.
Chief Executive Nigel Howe even idiotically came out claiming that Reading could be as big as Arsenal. Do us a favour mate?
If they do end up going down, they are going to lose many friends as well. It will be disappointing as they showed us last season that the gap between the Championship and Premiership is closing. Again, it was only false hope.
7 years ago