UK time is: 02:10:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Captain displeased with Pompey performance

Reading captain Jobi McAnuff was not happy with the Royals' performance against Portsmouth last night, claiming they didn't deserve anything from the game.

A Dave Kitson winner inflicted Reading's first loss of the season, while Portsmouth got their first 3 points on the board.

McAnuff told BBC Berkshire: 'It was tough. We didn't play well, particularly in the first half, and we didn't deserve anything,'

The 29-year old went onto add: 'We didn't have that spark about us that we did on Saturday [2-0 victory over Leicester] which was disappointing.'

Royals boss Brian McDermott also wasn't particularly impressed with the performance. 'In the second half we lost a bad goal from our point of view,' said the Reading manager. 'We kept going and we could have nicked a draw.'

He was also disappointed with a refereeing decision that didn't go Reading's way, when replays clearly showed the ball touched Jason Pearce's outstretched arm in the penalty box.

'We had a penalty shout at the end when he handballed it. It's never easy to come to Portsmouth and get a win. It was two honest teams having a go at each other.'

Join The Vital Debate




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: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 17 2011

Time: 3:02PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Former Royals striker retires (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Adkins gives Yeovil assessment (Sunday July 20 2014)

New club captain announced (Sunday July 20 2014)

Royals draw in second friendly (Saturday July 19 2014)

Potential loan targets - Wingers (Saturday July 19 2014)

Thai takeover finally completed (Thursday July 17 2014)

Royals winger has minor operation (Thursday July 17 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)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Millwall 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Expectation Angst: Is Promotion Suddenly Realistic
Watford : 22/07/2014 23:14:00
Enjoyable Learning Curve For Gregory
Millwall : 22/07/2014 21:50:00
Millwall 3-1 Aldershot
Millwall : 22/07/2014 21:44:00
Karanka delighted with goals
Middlesbrough : 22/07/2014 21:40:00
Hitman Hearn delivers knock out blow to Leeds
Leeds Utd : 22/07/2014 21:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What area do we need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Josh
Goalkeeper 2%
Defence 7%
Midfield 7%
Attack 84%