Reading - This is Long overdue!
UK time is: 18:20:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

This is Long overdue!

I'll be honest Shane Long has never been my favourite player, far from it, and I don't think he has ever put in consistant performances for the club. Ok so there has been some excellent one off performances - the title winning day at home to Derby or even last season's win against Norwich at Carrow Road - but never an extended run of decent displays.

The last three games though he has looked like a different player, including the defeat at Sheffield United when I thought he played well, and Brian McDermott appears to have installed some confidence in the Irish striker. His well taken goal at Doncaster was his second goal in two games and he now has a perfect platform to go on and put in an extended run of form and as one of the 'old guard' he could be vital in moving us away from the relegation zone and the security of mid table.

With a new baby on the way, Long may finally start maturing into a decent player and step out of the shadow of Kevin Doyle.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

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

The Journalist

Writer: Steve Guscott  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 8 2010

Time: 8:58PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Long overdue run of form - pardon the pun! Now keep it up.....
South Bank
Report Abuse
08/02/2010 21:13:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Reading Vs Middlesbrough (Friday October 2 2015)

Statistical analysis on Blackman (Wednesday September 30 2015)

My Player of the month for September (Wednesday September 30 2015)

Why the new song doesn't embarrass me. (Wednesday September 30 2015)

August and September reveiw- Rankings (Monday September 28 2015)

August and September review- Strikers (Monday September 28 2015)

August and September reveiw- Wingers (Monday September 28 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
1. Brighton 10 6 4 0 +6 22
2. Middlesbrough 10 6 2 2 +10 20
3. Reading 10 5 3 2 +9 18
4. Birmingham 10 5 3 2 +6 18
5. Hull City 10 5 3 2 +6 18
6. Burnley 10 5 3 2 +3 18
7. Derby County 10 4 5 1 +5 17

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Former Blues boss set for management return
Birmingham : 07/10/2015 17:37:01
Gray's Best Position
Birmingham : 07/10/2015 17:21:01
LUFC Former boss in demand
Leeds Utd : 07/10/2015 17:02:01
The Trouble With Mick McCarthy Is...
Ipswich : 07/10/2015 16:40:01
Wednesday Keen on Contract Talks with Nuhiu
Sheff Wed : 07/10/2015 16:30:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:  
Dom Solanke 4%
Lewis Grabban 14%
Jamie Mackie 18%
Carlton Cole 8%
Nahki Wells 56%