Posts Tagged "Reading"

Those We Have Lost: Elm Park, Reading FC

By on Jun 18, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 5 comments

The next in our series on the lost homes of British football comes from Reading, where Reading FC left Elm Park for The Madejski Stadium in 1998. Our thanks go to Rob Langham from the excellent The Two Unfortunates, for this story of the history and memories from Elm Park. We are still very much looking out for submissions on this subject, by the way. Wouldn’t...

Read More

The Twohundredpercent Play-Off Jamboree: Reading 2-4 Swansea City

By on May 30, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

Swansea City stand firm as an example of how much the fortunes of a football club can change in the space of just a decade. They had been promoted from Division Three (now League Two) at the end of the 1999/2000 season, but tumbled straight back down into it a year later, and this was only the beginning of their problems. The following season, they finished fifth...

Read More

The Twohundredpercent Play-Off Jamboree: Cardiff City 0-3 Reading (0-3 Agg)

By on May 17, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

For so much of this season, Cardiff City’s promotion to the Premier League has had a feeling of the inevitable about it. Perhaps it was the arrival of Craig Bellamy on loan from Manchester City at the start of the season. Bellamy has matured with age, and had the feel of being a player around which Dave Jones could build a team capable of getting back into the...

Read More

Match Of The Midweek: Everton 0-1 Reading

By on Mar 2, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

For all of the surprises that this season’s FA Cup competition has provided, the quarter-final draw has a wearyingly familiar look to it. Unless Leyton Orient can cause one of the greatest FA Cup shocks of all time at The Emirates Stadium tonight, seven of the clubs left in the last eight of this year’s competition will be from the Premier League,...

Read More

Match Of The Week – Reading 0-2 Middlesbrough

By on Oct 4, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

The downward route from the Premier League is littered with the names of clubs that thought they could bounce straight back. They thought it would be easy, assuming the clubs below the Premier League to be stuffed full of wheezing pseudo-athletes and watched by philistines who don’t understand the sophisticated ways of the newly-relegated. It is an easy...

Read More