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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:

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

The Journalist

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Date:Tuesday February 6 2007

Time: 1:17PM

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we have to lift trees to keep him!
blue_ gelz
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06/02/2007 13:59:00

is leading the club on a bit.. lets see how it pans out, after all he is a good player!
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06/02/2007 14:06:00

am torn on this one too. want him to stay but really wish he'd sort it out!!!
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06/02/2007 14:09:00

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.
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06/02/2007 14:26:00

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
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06/02/2007 23:06:00

A midfielder who can hold and tackle?! Look no further than the mighty ANDRE BIKEY!
Thomas L'Heureux
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06/02/2007 23:14:00

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
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06/02/2007 23:17:00

we need to keep siddy but if he has to go he has to go and that makes him a ****
Reading till i die
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06/02/2007 23:24:00

he'll cum 2 da villa in the summer
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08/02/2007 15:26:00


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