UK time is: 23:30:49
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Reading not a Long Ball Team

First of all it was the second season syndrome talk that Steve Coppell had to fend off, now it is accusations that Reading play a long-ball game.

Reading may have played a different than usual game against Derby, but with three points so desperately needed Reading had to do what they had to do but Steve Coppell resents the fact that the club are a long-ball team and the tactics do vary, "We always mix it up," Steve Coppell told readingfc.co.uk.

"It amazes me, sometimes we are accused of being a long-ball team and then I look at the stats when we played Liverpool.

"I look at the big teams and with the exception of Arsenal, they smash it as much as anybody. Once they get on top, then they start passing it around.

"Arsenal are off the scale, they play totally different football. The best chance the rest of us have in terms of style of play is to try to make sure they play six Englishmen - English players don't play that way."

This may just be a case of me being over defensive but it seems that it is a get at Reading season?

Join Vital Reading

It's easy to register, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved as the season unfolds!




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.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 9 2007

Time: 3:00PM

Your Comments

Second season syndrome, long-ball game, whatever next?
Madejski Royal
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Player Ratings - Wycombe (A) (Sunday July 27 2014)

Royals impress in third friendly (Sunday July 27 2014)

Former skipper finds new club (Saturday July 26 2014)

HRK still wants forward role (Saturday July 26 2014)

The Championship 2014/15 - Bolton (Thursday July 24 2014)

Archived Reading 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)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Millwall 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Brentford Turn Down Latics Bid For Forshaw
Wigan : 28/07/2014 20:50:00
Clarke Returns to Familiar Settings
Huddersfield : 28/07/2014 20:31:00
LUFC White set to miss start of season
Leeds Utd : 28/07/2014 20:30:00
Benedicic close whilst Viviani is still in talks
Leeds Utd : 28/07/2014 20:11:00
Jo Inge Berget Signs For Celtic
Cardiff : 28/07/2014 19:59:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What area do we need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Josh
Goalkeeper 10%
Defence 7%
Midfield 7%
Attack 76%