Reading - Skipper: We are not playing well at home
UK time is: 11:00:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

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

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:Thursday March 27 2014

Time: 4:41PM


Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Reading Vs Middlesbrough (Friday October 2 2015)

Statistical analysis on Blackman (Wednesday September 30 2015)

My Player of the month for September (Wednesday September 30 2015)

Why the new song doesn't embarrass me. (Wednesday September 30 2015)

August and September reveiw- Rankings (Monday September 28 2015)

August and September review- Strikers (Monday September 28 2015)

August and September reveiw- Wingers (Monday September 28 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
1. Brighton 10 6 4 0 +6 22
2. Middlesbrough 10 6 2 2 +10 20
3. Reading 10 5 3 2 +9 18
4. Birmingham 10 5 3 2 +6 18
5. Hull City 10 5 3 2 +6 18
6. Burnley 10 5 3 2 +3 18
7. Derby County 10 4 5 1 +5 17

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Millwall take Saville
Wolves : 07/10/2015 09:57:00
RUFC - Reserve Lose In Cup
Rotherham : 07/10/2015 09:14:00
Rotherham United Nostalgia Society
Rotherham : 07/10/2015 08:48:01
LUFC On This Day - October 7th
Leeds Utd : 07/10/2015 07:11:01
RUFC - Walsall Say 'No' To Millers?
Rotherham : 06/10/2015 23:25:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:  
Dom Solanke 4%
Lewis Grabban 14%
Jamie Mackie 18%
Carlton Cole 8%
Nahki Wells 56%