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Premier League 2012/13 - Reading

Premier League 2012/13 - Reading
Club: Reading

Founded: 1871

Nickname: The Royals

Ground: Madejski Stadium (Capacity: 24,161)

Last season finish: 1st - Championship

Manager: Brian McDermott - The former Slough Town manager has very much become a Reading legend, despite only two and a half years at the helm. Having guided us away from relegation in the 2009/10 season, he guided us to the play-off final in the 2010/11 season and finally achieved promotion in the 2011/12 campaign by winning the Championship.

Key player: Danny Guthrie - The former Newcastle midfielder signed for the Royals in July and has made a lasting impact in pre-season. A good central midfielder with superb vision and passing ability that could create chances for the strike duo of Pogrebnyak and Le Fondre.

Season Preview: Despite many bookies tipping us for an immediate return to the Championship, I feel we should be OK. I think we have strengthened very well and considering we haven't spend major money, additions in January (if needed) can be done. I would still however be very happy with 17th place!

Writer:Josh
Date:Monday August 13 2012
Time: 1:56PM

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3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
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8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
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19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
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