Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Skipper: We are not playing well at home

Skipper: We are not playing well at home

After another home disappointment, Jobi McAnuff isn't hiding away from criticism, saying the team need to play better.

The 3-1 loss to Barnsley at the Madejski on Tuesday night meant that we are now winless in five home games, scoring just two goals. The performances have probably been the most frustrating aspect, but the skipper says the players need to earn the fans' support.

Speaking to the Official Reading FC website, Jobi said after the game: 'We're not playing great at home. Regardless of whether you're playing home or away, first and foremost you have to turn up. And for long periods against Barnsley we didn't.'

'We've got to get the fans on our side, and we do that with our performance. It wasn't good enough, but it's going to take a team effort from everybody - the players on the pitch, the fans and everybody - to try and get over the line.'


After some strong quotes from the manager, it is also good to see Jobi coming out and expressing his disappointment. He mentions that the team need to give fans to give something to shout about, but I think it really think it works two ways.

The way the fans were behaving the other night was awful. They were on the players' back ten minutes in, which doesn't help. It is clear they lack confidence at home and it really isn't going to help by booing and sarcastically cheering passes.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Thursday March 27 2014
Time: 4:41PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Stats: Sheff Utd v Reading

All the stats from Sheff Utd (2) vs (1) Reading, Bramall Lane, 21/10/17 Att: 26,265

Team news - Sheffield United vs Reading

As we look forward to building on our win at Leeds last week with another tough away trip at Sheffield United, we take a quick peek at some team news.

Officials - Sheffield United v Reading (21/10/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Sheffield United and Reading this Saturday.

Stam confirms summer interest in striker

Jaap Stam confirms he tried to raid his former club for a striker in the summer, but proved unsuccessful.

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sheff U MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Mannone0%
Gunter0%
Moore0%
Ilori0%
Bacuna0%
Edwards0%
Aluko0%
van den Berg0%
Blackett0%
Barrow0%
Beerens0%
Sub - McShane0%
Sub - Swift0%
Sub - Clement0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.smokey441
Vital Football Comment