UK time is: 01:26:02
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Sidwell Giving A Royal Run-around


Steve Sidwell`s contract this and Steve Sidwell`s contract that…

I`m really tempted to say this will be the last time I write a story on Sidders` contract until he signs or goes, but you know what its like on slow news days ;)

So now that crafty contract rebel is asking to see evidence of Reading`s future ambition before signing up his future at with the Royals…

The almost out of contract midfield ace has refused all previous offers of a conteact extension with Reading and refuses to speculate on his his future at the moment.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Sidwell said "'I am keeping my options open, it is a big decision for me and this is an important stage of my career, so I am in no rush."

Even though Reading are sixth in the league, Sidwell wants to know what Reading`s plans are for the future:

'I want to chat with the club again and see where their ambitions are, where they want to take Reading.'

I have mixed opinions on this whole issue now, I know a lot of fans who say 'let the f**ker go` and another lot who want the club to 'tear up trees` - as skipper Graeme Murty put it - to keep the boy here.

I really wish there could just be some conclusion to the whole fiasco, because frankly that is what it`s turning into.

Is Sidwell really worth it when he`s giving the club a run around like this? Surely if we are sixth in the league with Premiership football pretty much a certainty he knows the clubs intentions?

One view may be that Sidwell is worried about relegation next season, but if this is the case why not get a relegation release clause?

Please, let us know what you think on the whole situation:




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:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 6 2007

Time: 1:17PM

Your Comments

we have to lift trees to keep him!
blue_ gelz
is leading the club on a bit.. lets see how it pans out, after all he is a good player!
link201
am torn on this one too. want him to stay but really wish he'd sort it out!!!
stevie_royal
No player can be bigger than the club. If he wants to lead the club around by their johnson then more fool them. If he doesnt want to re-sign then get some cash for him before he leaves for nothing.
BomBom
he'll go for nothing whatever now, its too late to get cash for him when he goes free in the summer. FARE-FU*KING-WELL i say! we can do better anyway, Harper has a good attacking brain just need a midfielder who can hold and tackle...
kingsley the lion
A midfielder who can hold and tackle?! Look no further than the mighty ANDRE BIKEY!
Thomas L'Heureux
Bikey?! im not sure! keep sidders if we can, if not then carrick will need somewhere to play first team football when owen hargreaves displaces him in the summer! or the third choice john o shea?! wishfull thinkin maybe...
the royalist
we need to keep siddy but if he has to go he has to go and that makes him a ****
Reading till i die
he'll cum 2 da villa in the summer
seanking16
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Player Ratings - Middlesbrough (H) (Thursday April 24 2014)

Stats: Reading v Middlesbrough (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Adkins: Our destiny is in our hands (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Reading 2 - 0 Middlesbrough (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Middlesbrough (H) Match Preview (Tuesday April 22 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Derby County 44 24 9 11 30 81
4. Q.P.R. 44 22 10 12 15 76
5. Wigan 43 20 10 13 15 70
6. Reading 44 18 13 13 12 67
7. Brighton 44 17 15 12 12 66
8. Forest 44 16 17 11 7 65
9. Ipswich 44 17 14 13 6 65

Breaking League News

McAllister Not Ready To Hang His Boots Up Yet
» Yeovil : 24/04/2014 23:11:00
Boss takes blame
» Middlesbrough : 24/04/2014 22:49:00
Pearson - Now For 100 Points
» Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:44:00
Schmeichel - End The Season Like Champions
» Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:32:00
Beevers - We Can Get Three QPR Points
» Millwall : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Reading Team News
» Doncaster : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
Richardson Hoping For Permanent Deal
» Ipswich : 24/04/2014 22:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Middlesbrough game
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 30%
Draw 10%
Loss 60%