Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Murty`s Milestone

Murty`s Milestone

Reading captain Graeme Murty will make his 300th appearance for the Royals in Saturday`s fixture with Everton.

The skipper joined the club back in 1998 when a fee of £750,000 saw the then 24year old move from York City.

Reading`s Director of Football and ex-goalkeeper, Nicky Hammond, believes the player has excelled in his time at Reading; speaking to Reading`s Official Site Hammond commented:

'He's probably playing the best football of his career now.

'I was here slightly before him, and since he came to the club we've always been developing and he's very much part of that. '

Murty recently penned a deal with the club that will more then likely see him finish his career in Berkshire when the contract runs out in the summer of 2009.

Hammond confessed it is not a regular occurrence for the club to take players over the age of 30 on a long term contract, but the rule was exempt in Murty`s case:

'In the past we've had something of a policy of not signing players over 30 for more than a year, but you have to take each case on it's merits and Graeme is our captain.

'For him to be going out of contract in the summer, given the way he's performing, would not have been good."

Hammond lavished the player with compliments saying:

'He has been captain of the most successful team in this club's history.

'He is the consummate professional, he will look after himself and there's a good few more years in him yet, I'm sure.'

Lets hope Murty`s milestone match is a happy memory.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


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

Writer:
Date:Wednesday December 20 2006
Time: 8:24AM

Comments

0
Is he your longest serving player?
SeasideEssexXile
20/12/2006 09:19:00
0
Great to see the lad getting the chance to shine in the Premiership.
sandgroanun
20/12/2006 11:18:00
0
I must admit that Murty was my biggest doubt in terms of being able to make the step up before the season started, but with a few rash moments aside, he's been nothing short of brilliant so far. It's a credit to him that he'll be reaching the 300 mark for the Royals! He's M-U-R-T-Y...
Rogue
20/12/2006 18:30:00
0
he knows he is, he's sure he is, he's M-U-R-T-Y!! yeah he's our longest serving player - following on from what you said rogue, i thought a lot of our players would struggle in the premiership or be out of their depth; but ive been suprised at how many how many have risen to the occassion, good on them all!!
link201
21/12/2006 08:44:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Reading - FL Dates 2016/17 (23/5/16)

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Who Will Reading Face In 2016/17 (22/5/16)

With no matches remaining in the regular 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Wholescale League Changes For Reading?

The Football League have confirmed that Reading have received a 'discussion document' that details proposed major changes to the make up of the game in this country.

A New Season - New Rules For Reading

With the curtain almost drawn on the 2015/16 campaign, with a handful of Play Off games to go and most looking towards the European Championships in France...

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

thurlow97
Editor email
Profile
Josh
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:
Dom Solanke10%
Lewis Grabban9%
Jamie Mackie12%
Carlton Cole 8%
Nahki Wells61%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Reading Results (view all)