UK time is: 00:23:31
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Harte: It's a difficult first game

Reading defender Ian Harte has said Reading's opening game against Stoke is a tough one, but hopes the Royals can push on from their home form last year.

From November, Brian McDermott's side have won 12 of their 14 games at the Madejski Stadium, conceding just nine goals during that period. Tony Pulis will bring his stoke side to Berkshire for the opening game of the Premier League season, which is sure to be a tough test for both sides.

Harte told the official RFC site: 'It's nice to be at home for the first game; but it's a difficult game against a team like Stoke - a big physical team. Hopefully we can keep up that home form that got us up last year. I'm looking forward to every single game - it's a great challenge.

'We know that we're going to be up against big teams, the likes of Man City, Chelsea and so on - the quality of squads that they have. But we're ready for it. I've been doing quite a bit of training myself and I'm looking forward to getting back and seeing all the lads.'




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 June 20 2012

Time: 1:16PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Player Ratings - Middlesbrough (H) (Thursday April 24 2014)

Stats: Reading v Middlesbrough (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Adkins: Our destiny is in our hands (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Reading 2 - 0 Middlesbrough (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Middlesbrough (H) Match Preview (Tuesday April 22 2014)

Archived 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)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Derby County 44 24 9 11 30 81
4. Q.P.R. 44 22 10 12 15 76
5. Wigan 43 20 10 13 15 70
6. Reading 44 18 13 13 12 67
7. Brighton 44 17 15 12 12 66
8. Forest 44 16 17 11 7 65
9. Ipswich 44 17 14 13 6 65

Breaking League News

McAllister Not Ready To Hang His Boots Up Yet
Yeovil : 24/04/2014 23:11:00
Boss takes blame
Middlesbrough : 24/04/2014 22:49:00
Pearson - Now For 100 Points
Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:44:00
Schmeichel - End The Season Like Champions
Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:32:00
Beevers - We Can Get Three QPR Points
Millwall : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Reading Team News
Doncaster : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
Richardson Hoping For Permanent Deal
Ipswich : 24/04/2014 22:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Middlesbrough game
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 30%
Draw 10%
Loss 60%