UK time is: 18:23:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Reading Players Pay the Price

Skipper Graeme Murty has admitted that the current performances are not good enough, and the fans, that pay a lot of money, deserve better.

Murty told the BBC, "We know that at the moment we are massively inconsistent.

"It's not easy to justify spending so much money to watch us perform and this is giving something back to the fans."

"I would be lying if I said that the poor start didn't enter certain people's thinking. It can't be good going to places like Fratton Park and coming out after a 7-4 loss wearing a Reading shirt.

"But more than that there has been a growing realisation among the players of how expensive it is, especially for parents who bring their kids to a game."

As a result of this, taking into account the costs involved to try to say thank you to the fans, and make up for previous away results the players have pooled together put 5,000 towards the travel cost for them to the next away trip, taking place at Manchester City later in the month, "They were absolutely brilliant. The lads said that's the noisiest they have heard them away from home for a long time," Murty added.

"I wanted to make that point in a phone-in on Monday morning before unfortunately we ran out of time but we are very appreciative of the fact that it is very expensive to follow your team away from home and that is why we are subsidising the next trip. We need our supporters to be as loud and as boisterous as possible away from home and last Saturday they were."

The 5,000 that has been donated now means that the first 350 people to book a seat on the matchday travel coaches will pay only 5, as opposed to the usual 20.

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:Monday November 5 2007

Time: 4:00PM

Your Comments

Many people will say big deal, but it is a good gesture as when all is said and done in all truth the players don't need to do this, so it is a good gesture and one that I'm sure will be appreciated.
Madejski Royal
Its good to see Reading are helping to pay for your fans to travel to Man city this month.
dazza71
Yes it certainly is, a good gesture, and one that is appreciated.
Madejski Royal
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

The Opposition View - Forest (Saturday August 23 2014)

Nottingham Forest (A) Match Preview (Friday August 22 2014)

Royals seal deal for midfielder (Thursday August 21 2014)

Ferdinand gets game time (Thursday August 21 2014)

Player Ratings - Huddersfield (H) (Thursday August 21 2014)

Poor defending costs Royals first defeat (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Stats: Reading v Huddersfield (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Adkins rues 'shocking' goals (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Reading 1 - 2 Huddersfield (Tuesday August 19 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)

1. Y19-Royal 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 4 - 0 Reading
Reading 1 - 2 Huddersfield
Reading 1 - 0 Ipswich
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Birmingham 4 1 2 1 -1 5
17. Ipswich 4 1 1 2 -1 4
18. Wigan 4 1 1 2 -1 4
19. Reading 4 1 1 2 -4 4
20. Huddersfield 4 1 1 2 -5 4
21. Leeds Utd 4 1 0 3 -6 3
22. Bolton 4 0 1 3 -5 1

Breaking League News

Brentford : 23/08/2014 17:53:00
Cardiff : 23/08/2014 17:33:00
Brighton : 23/08/2014 17:21:00
Millwall : 23/08/2014 17:13:00
Ipswich 0 - 1 Norwich
Norwich : 23/08/2014 17:03:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What area do we need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Josh
Goalkeeper 11%
Defence 16%
Midfield 10%
Attack 63%