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Curo: It's Going to be Tough

Former Reading striker Jamie Cureton believes it might not be plain sailing for the Royals in the Championship.

Cureton, now plying his trade at Norwich, became a legend for the Royals, scoring 50 goals in just over 100 appearances between 2000-03 and he still has links at the club.

The prolific striker knows the Championship well and he feels it may be tougher for Reading than they expect.

He said, 'It`s one of those leagues where anyone can beat anyone on their day.

'It`s sometimes a bit of a shock (for relegated teams); you probably get less time on the ball than in the Prem and it`s a different type of football. It`s the team that`s the most consistent that normally goes up. That doesn`t necessarily mean the best team. Reading will be one of the favourites, but it doesn`t always work out that way.'

Cureton, had a star named after him by Reading fans, and sometimes I lay awake at night and gaze at it. He also admitted that Reading holds a special place in his heart.

He said, 'I was gutted they went down. They`re a team that is close to my heart. After Norwich, they were the first fixtures I looked for this season and I`m looking forward to going back to the club'.

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Writer: Chris Kitley Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 1 2008

Time: 5:43PM

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Well it may be tough but reckon you guys will go up.
StevieG Col U
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02/07/2008 10:32:00

Thanks man, I think I'll wait till I see what our squad looks like at the beginning of the season before I make any predictions tho.
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02/07/2008 14:35:00

Jamie Cureton, what a legend!
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02/07/2008 14:36:00

Curo,Curo, he was great for us. But he is right, if Steve does not have the "elite" players available to him when we start the season, we could have a VERY long and uncomfortable season.
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02/07/2008 17:12:00

At this rate (no signings) we will struggle!
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02/07/2008 19:12:00

Its always going to be a tight Division this year. So many clubs have invested over the summer.
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06/07/2008 20:03:00


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