Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Stoke's Halls Joins Royals

Stoke's Halls Joins Royals

Reading have further strengthened their side today with the signing of Stoke City defender John Halls.

The 23 year old was reportedly going to Southampton but decided to sign for the Royals in a deal worth £300,000 to the Potteries outfit. The deal will keep Halls at the Mad Stad until 2008.

Reading have to pay £250,000 up front with a further £50,000 payable should the Royals be promoted to the Premiership, but he will not be included in the squad that takes on Crystal Palace on Friday as he has a hamstring injury.

Stoke had no choice but to sell the ex-Arsenal man as his contract was up in the summer and he would have been off on a free transfer as he had already stated he would not be signing a new deal.

'John will be a very good addition to our squad,' director of football Nick Hammond told the club's official website.

'He is first and foremost a right-back but he's a very versatile player and can also play in the centre of defence or midfield.

'He was brought up with Arsenal so he had an excellent education as a player, and that formula has been successful for us in the past. John is also at a good age and he has an exciting future ahead of him.'

Writer:
Date:Thursday January 19 2006
Time: 5:41PM

Comments

0
'He is first and foremost a right-back but he's a very versatile player and can also play in the centre of defence or midfield. 'He was brought up with Arsenal so he had an excellent education as a player, and that formula has been successful for us in the past. John is also at a good age and he has an exciting future ahead of him.'
DP
07/03/2006 19:05:00
0
It's almost as if we've forgotten what it's like to be beaten - confidence is such that we feel invincible at the moment. 'Every time we attack we look like we can score. We just need to keep doing what we're doing and take it into the West Brom game.'
DP
08/03/2006 20:43:00
0
"Adding: 'But I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Reading and got on well with the fans, so I hope that is shown on Sunday. I hope to get a nice reception, I gave my all for Reading and I hope there is a mutual appreciation from the supporters - there certainly is from my side.' "
DP
10/03/2006 11:02:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Reading Articles

Stats: Sheff Utd v Reading

All the stats from Sheff Utd (2) vs (1) Reading, Bramall Lane, 21/10/17 Att: 26,265

Team news - Sheffield United vs Reading

As we look forward to building on our win at Leeds last week with another tough away trip at Sheffield United, we take a quick peek at some team news.

Officials - Sheffield United v Reading (21/10/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Sheffield United and Reading this Saturday.

Stam confirms summer interest in striker

Jaap Stam confirms he tried to raid his former club for a striker in the summer, but proved unsuccessful.

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sheff U MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Mannone0%
Gunter0%
Moore0%
Ilori0%
Bacuna0%
Edwards0%
Aluko0%
van den Berg0%
Blackett0%
Barrow0%
Beerens0%
Sub - McShane0%
Sub - Swift0%
Sub - Clement0%
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)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.smokey441
Write for Vital Football