UK time is: 22:59:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Don't Let Harper Cook for You

If James Harper ever offers to cook you anything make sure you decline, as his own cooking prior to the Derby match gave him a case of the trots, and this could have seen him miss the match, or at least come off.

Maybe not the ideal preparations for a Premier League footballer, many would say, but James Harper treats himself to a pre-match fry-up before each game. This time, without time to go out for this meal he had to cook it himself, and he soon wished he hadn't bothered as he told the Daily Mirror, "I have a fry up before every game. I usually got to Sainsbury's or ASDA but on Sunday I did one for myself. But I did not cook the sausages enough and I had the s***s and felt sick."

Although it was a challenge to get through the match, he did manage it, just, "I thought I was going to die and could not even run," James Harper also told the Daily Mirror.

"I thought I'd have to come off at half-time, but in the second half I started to feel better.

"I had to go home and cook more sausages just to prove I could do it right."

"I used to have porridge before a games but now I have bacon, eggs and sausages - a mega breakfast. People say it is not good preparation, but I feel great on it."

Well clearly that time he did not though.

I'm surprised that a professional football would prepare by eating thing like this, but whatever makes you tick I suppose, and it works for him, apart from this one time.

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:Thursday October 11 2007

Time: 4:00PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
If it makes him happy he should keep doing it, just not by cooking his own anymore.
Madejski Royal
Report Abuse
11/10/2007 15:20:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Millwall 0 - 0 Reading (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Millwall (A) Match Preview (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Team news: Millwall vs Reading (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Another boring cup draw for Royals (Monday January 26 2015)

Player Ratings - Cardiff (A) (Monday January 26 2015)

Boss reflects on good second half (Sunday January 25 2015)

Stats: Cardiff v Reading (Sunday January 25 2015)

Vital key man watch: Kenwyne Jones (Saturday January 24 2015)

Archived Reading Articles

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

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Millwall 0 - 0 Reading
Fulham 2 - 1 Reading
Reading 0 - 0 Middlesbrough
Reading 2 - 1 Norwich
Brighton 2 - 2 Reading
Reading 0 - 1 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Huddersfield 27 9 7 11 -10 34
16. Bolton 26 9 5 12 -6 32
17. Charlton 27 6 14 7 -10 32
18. Reading 27 8 7 12 -11 31
19. Brighton 27 6 11 10 -5 29
20. Rotherham 27 6 11 10 -10 29
21. Leeds Utd 26 6 8 12 -11 26

Breaking League News

Wednesday 0-0 Birmingham City
Sheff Wed : 27/01/2015 22:25:00
Blackburn : 27/01/2015 22:03:00
Millwall 0 - 0 Reading
Reading : 27/01/2015 21:43:00
Sheff Wed : 27/01/2015 21:42:00
Millwall : 27/01/2015 21:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

When fully fit, who would you prefer up front?
Suggested By:  Josh
Glenn Murray 37%
Pavel Pogrebnyak 17%
Neither - buy a new striker in January 46%