Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Murty Leading by Example

Murty Leading by Example

With all the speculation surrounding players leaving Reading, skipper Graeme Murty has revealed his priorities.

The likes Nicky Shorey, Stephen Hunt and Ibrahima Sonko seem to have forgotten that had it not beeen for Reading they would never have played in the top flight in the first place, but Murty remains loyal and has put things in perspective.

Murty explained that while some players want to forget about relegation and jump ship, he too wants to get back to the Premier League, but with Reading.

He told the Reading Chronicle, 'Some people may want to forget about last season which is understandable.

'Personally, I`m still extremely angry and upset about it.

'I think about it a lot because we all want to be back up there in the Premier League. But the fact is we`re not and I`m sure there are others who feel the same as I do.

'However, if we can channel that anger in a constructive way and use it to help us next season then it can be a positive thing.

'The manager will want us to show him how much we want to get back there. From my point of view, I`m desperate to get on with the job and the lads have to show the same attitude and pull in the same direction.

'Some players are going to be disappointed because they haven`t got a big move to another club. Well, that`s just tough.

'Now it`s down to the rest of us to convince them that there is value in still being here at Reading and that perhaps the only way they are going to get back into the Premiership is with Reading.

'Hopefully we can all help to develop that attitude because we have a tough battle ahead.

'If anyone thinks it is going to be a breeze they are wrong. We need to show intensity and that we`re ready to go from the start.

'It`s a different challenge for us. We`ve always been the underdogs but not any more.

'If players want to stay they will stay, it`s as simple as that. The managers will be able to tell that from their reaction in pre-season.

'If a big club comes along and entices someone away then there`s nothing we can really do.

'There will always be speculation, it`s par for the course. What`s important is that we prepare for the season in the right way and ignore everything else.'

Prima donnas take note of the wise words from the Reading captain, speaking like a true loyal Royal.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Chris Kitley
Date:Thursday July 3 2008
Time: 1:22PM

Comments

0
Well played sir...
LoyalyRoyaly
03/07/2008 13:23:00
0
The words nail and head spring to mind.
uroyals
03/07/2008 13:24:00
0
Says it all really!
MASTER-RFC
03/07/2008 13:48:00
0
Nothing more to be said really !!
Robertski
03/07/2008 14:51:00
0
Good on you Graeme Murty, I hope a few of the wantaways feel embarressed.
dazza71
06/07/2008 19:58:00
0
Players seem to forget it is their performances that get clubs relegated in the 1st place
Red Wimp
07/07/2008 16:01:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Reading host promotion hopefuls- Preview

Reading host Burnley on Saturday, hoping to get their season back on track.

Burnley are currently the form side in the league and are looking good for promotion.

It really does feel a lo

Three things I learnt from Wolves

Reflection on Saturday

Reading 0-0 Wolves- Player Ratings

Player Rating

Stats: Reading v Wolves

All the stats from Reading (0) vs (0) Wolves, Madejski Stadium, 6th February Att:

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

thurlow97
Profile
Josh
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:
Dom Solanke12%
Lewis Grabban10%
Jamie Mackie14%
Carlton Cole 8%
Nahki Wells56%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 29 17 6 6 57 23
2 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 MK Dons 30 7 7 16 28 -18
21 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 8:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Charlton Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 8 2016 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Reading Results (view all)