Date:Monday October 1 2007
SSS, second season syndrome, something that is constantly being labelled with Reading this season and something that Steve Coppell is very angry with.
Reading may have only won two of eight Premier League matches this season after a stunning first season last term when Europe was just missed out on, but we are still playing fairly well on the whole so things will change.
"I've had 17 million questions about second-season syndrome. I'm fed up with the f****** thing. Shove it up where ever," Steve Coppell told reporters when questioned once again about second season syndrome as he showed the angry side of his personality when after the 7-4 defeat to Portsmouth.
"It's just f****** hard whether it's the first season, second season or third season."
Managers are judged on results, something that Coppell also told these reporters, "Ferraris win races and the others compete. If you spend a lot of money you're going to win.
"A lot of good things have come out of the game, but nobody can take a lot of credit when you lose seven goals.
"Your life is determined by results. If you win, it's a lively world. If you lose, it's your fault. Everyone is judged on results.
"If we lose, I'll be judged poorly, disparagingly and if I don't do something about it, things will happen.
"It's not a question of feeling under threat, but a manager is judged on results. If you don't get results, you're not a manager for long."
All this talk of second season syndrome is getting on my nerves, maybe not quite as much as Coppell's, but not far from it.
Join Vital Reading
It's easy to register, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved as the season unfolds!
Reading 2 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday (Saturday January 31 2015)
Key man watch: Tom Lees (Saturday January 31 2015)
Sheffield Wednesday (H) Match Preview (Friday January 30 2015)
Reading bid for Danish international (Friday January 30 2015)
The Opposition View - Sheffield Wednesday (Friday January 30 2015)
Team news: Reading vs Sheff Wed (Friday January 30 2015)
Royals midfielder told to find new club (Thursday January 29 2015)
Samuel departs on loan (Thursday January 29 2015)
Clarke: I want to sign a forward (Thursday January 29 2015)
Clarke gives honest reflection (Wednesday January 28 2015)
» Rotherham : 31/01/2015 23:16:00
|RUFC -Hall Becomes A Hatter
» Rotherham : 31/01/2015 22:58:00
|Millers Earn A Point At The Valley
» Rotherham : 31/01/2015 22:36:00
| Karanka salutes another win
» Middlesbrough : 31/01/2015 21:46:00
|Boro sting Bees
» Middlesbrough : 31/01/2015 20:53:00