UK time is: 02:57:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

McDermott turns to Pardew for Stevenage advice

Brian McDermott has been preparing his side all week to play Stevenage in the 4th round of the FA Cup on Saturday, and he has turned to former Royals boss Alan Pardew for advice on how not to do it! Pardew's Newcastle side were beaten 3-1 at Broadhall Way in the 3rd round tie in one of the upsets of the round.


McDermott told GetReading, 'Pards said Stevenage fully deserved to win the game on the day and he also talked about how they played. They know what they`re doing and are well organised.'


Newcastle were dreadful in the game they lost, so hopefully McDermott follows his own instincts other than those of ParJudas!


He has talked about how narrow the pitch is and how that could effect our natural wide play, perhaps hinting at a change of tactics for the trip.


1400 Loyal Royals will be in the away end with hundreds more in the home ends, snapping up tickets from the Hertfordshire club.




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:Friday January 28 2011

Time: 2:36PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Royals seal deal for midfielder (Thursday August 21 2014)

Ferdinand gets game time (Thursday August 21 2014)

Player Ratings - Huddersfield (H) (Thursday August 21 2014)

Poor defending costs Royals first defeat (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Stats: Reading v Huddersfield (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Adkins rues 'shocking' goals (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Reading 1 - 2 Huddersfield (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Key man watch: Nakhi Wells (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Huddersfield (H) Match Preview (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Midfielder set for Madejski move (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Y19-Royal 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Reading 1 - 2 Huddersfield
Reading 1 - 0 Ipswich
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Wolves 3 2 0 1 1 6
10. Sheff Wed 3 1 2 0 1 5
11. Ipswich 3 1 1 1 0 4
12. Reading 3 1 1 1 0 4
13. Brentford 3 1 1 1 0 4
14. Derby County 3 1 1 1 0 4
15. Blackburn 3 1 1 1 -1 4

Breaking League News

Cherries travel to Blackburn
Bournemouth : 21/08/2014 20:16:00
Injury update on Ward amp; Francis
Bournemouth : 21/08/2014 20:10:00
LUFC Watford v Leeds United Team News
Leeds Utd : 21/08/2014 20:00:00
Cherries Away Days: Blackburn
Bournemouth : 21/08/2014 19:59:00
Adams Knows What It Means
Norwich : 21/08/2014 19:54:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What area do we need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Josh
Goalkeeper 9%
Defence 17%
Midfield 11%
Attack 63%