Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

What The Managers Said

What The Managers Said

Reading and Wolves drew 1-1 at the Mad Stad on Saturday, this is what the two managers had to say after the game.


Steve Coppell

'I thought we were going to see out the game. We spent huge spells of the match on top and had more opportunities but in the end it was us who were having to defend well.

'I think the crucial moment of the match was us not getting a goal at the beginning of the second half.

'I thought at 1-0 up we had enough opportunities to kill the game off.

'But credit to them, they came back well in the second half, and in the end they were looking the sharper definitely.'

Coppell made time to praise the impact of goalscorer Bobby Convey.

'Bobby was superb, we tailored his role to suit his attacking play,' Coppell added.

'He scored the goal but his passing, movement and all-round contribution was outstanding.'


Glenn Hoddle:

'I thought we played extremely well in the second half and in the end I wanted the game to go on another 10 minutes,' he said.

'To be fair they could have buried us in the first half but I'm delighted with the way we turned things around.

'We had to try to win the game, we didn't set out to get a point, but we'll take it now as Preston have lost and Palace have drawn, so it's been a good day for us.

'They are the side of the moment, and rightly so, but there wasn't anything between the two teams.

'I thought the front men did well for us. Frankowski's all-round play has surprised me, as well as his general awareness.

'From half-time onwards we could have caved in, but we stepped up a gear and they found it hard to keep with us, so credit to the lads.

'With Miller and Aliadiere we have people who are a threat going forward.'

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


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

Writer:
Date:Sunday March 19 2006
Time: 10:31PM

Comments

0
Reading have been the model of consistency this season, it will be very interesting to see whether Coppell goes for any major changes over the summer. We look forward to welcoming you to SW6
Westl
21/03/2006 13:11:00
0
They deserve everything as they have gone through almost the entire season without so much as a hiccup. I guess the record number of points is still up for grabs. It will be a different dressing room come the end of this season...
pompeygray
22/03/2006 02:23:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Who Will Reading Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Reading outclassed by Preston

Reading's last home game of the season ended with defeat and made it 3 home defeats in a row.

Preston came to the Mad Stad and simply were the better side and should've won by more.

Br

Nicky Hammond to West Brom

Hammond leaves.

Stats: Reading v Preston

All the stats from Reading (1) vs (2) Preston, Madejski Stadium, 30th April Att:

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

thurlow97
Editor email
Profile
Josh
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:
Dom Solanke11%
Lewis Grabban9%
Jamie Mackie14%
Carlton Cole 9%
Nahki Wells57%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship