UK time is: 19:57:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

McDermott agrees with postponement

Reading manager Brian McDermott has agreed with the officials call to postpone the Royals' game at Sunderland yesterday, due to a waterlogged pitch.

The 51-year old and his side travelled up to the north-east on the Friday via plane, but were told at 1.30pm on Saturday that the game was not going to be played at the Stadium of Light. The pitch suffered a heavy down poor in the previous 24 hours and was not able to withstand it, which caused many to ask questions.

Speaking to the official Reading FC website, McDermott said: 'There's no way we could have played the game. The ball wasn't going anywhere and obviously it was a shock to us. I got a text from a friend as I arrived to say there was a possibility it could be off, I thought it must be a joke but obviously not!'

'To have a game called off in August is unusual but it is what it is. Apparently they trained here Thursday and it was perfect then but it was unplayable today. Now we've got Peterborough on Tuesday in the Capital One Cup and we think we're close to arranging a game in Ireland next Sunday as well.'


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:Sunday August 26 2012

Time: 1:17PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Bradford (A) Match Preview (Friday March 6 2015)

The Opposition View - Bradford (Friday March 6 2015)

Team news: Bradford vs Reading (Friday March 6 2015)

Boss hails 'massive' equaliser (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Stats: Bolton v Reading (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Bolton 1 - 1 Reading (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Bolton (A) Match Preview (Tuesday March 3 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
15. Leeds Utd 35 12 8 15 -8 44
16. Huddersfield 35 11 9 15 -15 42
17. Bolton 35 11 8 16 -11 41
18. Reading 35 11 8 16 -16 41
19. Brighton 35 9 13 13 -3 40
20. Fulham 35 11 6 18 -13 39
21. Rotherham 35 8 13 14 -18 37

Breaking League News

Beat Liverpool?? Difficult Not Impossible!!
Blackburn : 06/03/2015 19:42:01
Vital Brentford Interview With Mark Devlin
Brentford : 06/03/2015 19:36:00
Brentford Week Update
Brentford : 06/03/2015 19:17:01
Talking To The Oppo's - When Baz Met Daz
Wigan : 06/03/2015 19:16:01
LUFC Redfearn looking to build for next season
Leeds Utd : 06/03/2015 19:06:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

When fully fit, who would you prefer up front?
Suggested By:  Josh
Glenn Murray 30%
Pavel Pogrebnyak 19%
Neither - buy a new striker in January 51%