Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Adkins: We were the dominant team

Adkins: We were the dominant team

Nigel Adkins seemed very satisfied with his team's performance in the season opener, despite conceding an injury-time equaliser.

The Royals started well at the DW Stadium, but went behind to a Callum McManaman goal, which took a few unfortunate deflections. However, goals from Shaun Cummings and Sean Morrison got us in front, before James McCarthur's last-gasp goal meant we left Wigan with just a point.

Speaking to the Official Reading FC website, Adkins said: 'Away from home against a side expected to be up there, I thought we were the dominant team, especially in the second half. We created a phenomenal amount of chances, starting with Ryan from a pull-back.'

'We had so many things flashing across the box. But I'm taking the overall big picture, I thought the spirit was there for all to see with a young side. The quality was excellent and we played some really good football. Simon Cox looked a class act when he came on.'

You could tell the gaffer felt a bit deflated that we conceded in the last minute, probably even more so because of the way he played in the second half. As he says though, there are plenty of positives to build on for the next 45 games, with plenty of players to return.

Join The Vital Debate

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

Date:Sunday August 10 2014
Time: 3:00PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Frampton Fight Upgraded

Recent Reading Articles

Who will replace Stam? - The candidates

Now Stam is finally out the door, the looming question is who is going to save us and get us out of this mess? We assess 12 of the potential candidates for the Royals hot seat

Stam gone - so what next?!

The surprising news came through this morning that Jaap Stam has finally left the Royals, due to our dreadful form of one win in 19 games - but what's next with eight games to play?

Who Makes Giggs' First Welsh Squad?

New Wales manager Ryan Giggs has now announced his first selection since taking the job on.

Talking points ahead of the Norwich game

Even the most optimistic Reading fan would struggle to see us getting anything this Saturday at Norwich, we take a look at the main talking points ahead of the game

Reading Archived Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wolves MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Bacuna0%
Sub - Smith0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures

Write for Vital Football