Reading - Kits Off
UK time is: 22:59:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Kits Off

Rumours are picking up pace that the Royals are on the verge of losing striker Dave Kitson.

Since relegation, some of Reading`s top stars, including Nicky Shorey, Kevin Doyle and James Harper, have been linked with moves away from the club but it appears Kitson will be the first to leave.

Kitson was widely expected to stay at Reading as they look to bounce back to the top flight, but rumours of discontent and suggestions Kitson could be a disruptive influence at the club have contributed to Reading reluctantly allowing him to leave.

Stoke City appears to be Kitson`s destination, and although no price has been confirmed, it is thought to be anything between 2 and 4 million pounds.

28-year-old Kitson has scored 60 goals during his 4 years with Reading, including 10 in the Premier League last season. He has been previously linked with moves to Wigan, Fulham and Birmingham but it seems as though Stoke have won the race for the gifted striker.

If Kitson does leave then it won`t sit well with the fans.

The former Cambridge man is a big favourite with the Reading faithful and his departure will only add to the growing unrest among a large group of fans, who have become disillusioned by the lack of transfer activity and perceived lack of ambition at the club.

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

The Journalist

Writer: Chris Kitley Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 17 2008

Time: 9:56AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I will be gutted if he goes, but if he is causing trouble in the dressing room then we could do without him.
Report Abuse
17/07/2008 09:58:00

Def our best striker, but we should be ok if we keep hold of lita nad doyle and bring another one in.
Report Abuse
17/07/2008 10:00:00

Apparently it's now a done deal - gonna be announced tomo apparently!!
Report Abuse
17/07/2008 15:23:00

Kitson is overated anyway, he has no pace. However in the Championship he would do very well again. I think Doyle is our best striker, he just needs to get his confidence back. Its a shame Kitson apears to be a problem, but hey hum.
Report Abuse
17/07/2008 18:13:00

come to the hammers shorey! reading aren't coming back they were just tourists in the top flight!
Report Abuse
18/07/2008 00:10:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

October and November Review- Full Backs (Saturday November 28 2015)

October and November Review- Goalkeepers (Saturday November 28 2015)

Forest Vs Reading- Line Ups Announced (Saturday November 28 2015)

Nottingham Forest Vs Reading-Preview (Thursday November 26 2015)

Stats: Reading v Bolton (Sunday November 22 2015)

Reading scrape past struggling Bolton (Sunday November 22 2015)

Clarke set to stay (Thursday November 19 2015)

Clarke set to make shock move to Fulham (Thursday November 19 2015)

The EFL Coming Soon To Reading (Thursday November 12 2015)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Birmingham 18 8 4 6 5 28
7. Ipswich 18 7 7 4 3 28
8. Sheff Wed 18 7 7 4 3 28
9. Reading 18 7 6 5 5 27
10. Cardiff 18 6 8 4 3 26
11. Brentford 17 7 3 7 -1 24
12. Q.P.R. 18 6 5 7 -2 23

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Austin Header Powers QPR to Victory
Q.P.R. : 29/11/2015 20:26:00
Wednesday Star Lucas Joao - 'I'm in my best form ever!'
Sheff Wed : 29/11/2015 20:20:01
Wednesday at Stoke City - Wildsmith Plays!
Sheff Wed : 29/11/2015 20:00:00
LUFC Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United Highlights
Leeds Utd : 29/11/2015 19:26:00
Smith Approached? Carsley In Charge At Bolton
Brentford : 29/11/2015 18:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:  
Dom Solanke 8%
Lewis Grabban 16%
Jamie Mackie 16%
Carlton Cole 9%
Nahki Wells 51%