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Reading v Spurs 16/09/2012 – Match Chat

Discussion in 'Reading' started by daib0, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. daib0

    daib0 Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2012
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    Reading v Tottenham Hotspur
    Sunday 16th September 2012 - Kick off 4.00 pm
    Madejski Stadium
    Premier League


    Table Positions:
    Reading 16th - 1 point (played 2 games)
    Tottenham 14th - 2 points (played 3 games)
    (this does not include the games played on Saturday, the day before)

    Spurs Recent form:
    Three premier games so far for Spurs, and without a win. Two of them have been 1-1 draws – home to Norwich and West Brom, and an away defeat (1-2) to Newcastle Utd. As far as I’m aware, their pre-season campaign was excellent, not suffering a single loss.

    Reading Recent form:
    It’s been a ‘stutter’ start through no fault of our own – after a 1-1 opener against Stoke, the Chelsea match was brought forward due to European commitments, whilst Sunderland was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. So we’re already playing catch up! Good news was the confidence gleamed by a 8-1 away friendly win in Ireland against Bray Wanderers.

    THE BOSS – the current manager of Spurs:
    André Villas-Boas (often shortened to AVB)

    Official Tottenham Hotspur Club Web Site:

    Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham ...

    Famous Fans:
    Quite a number of media personalities following Spurs in their free time – Jo Whiley - Radio 1 DJ, Kenneth Brannagh – actor, Chas'n'Dave - Pop Duo, Bruce Forsyth - TV Presenter, Jude Law – actor, Ted Baker - fashion designer, Brandon Block – DJ, Emma Bunton - ex Spice Girl, Phil Collins – singer, Patsy Kensit – actress, Richard Littlejohn - Radio Five, Simon Mayo – DJ, Barry McGuigan - former boxer, Alex P – DJ, Status Quo - pop group, Salman Rushdie – author, Clare Tomlinson - Sky Sports, Paul Whitehouse - Fast Show, Russ Williams - DJ

    We can’t talk about an average home attendance corresponding to Reading this season, for there’s only been one game in the league at the Madejski Stadium – the Stoke match attendance was 33,973 though, and the encouraging thing is that represents 99.1% of capacaity, can’t ask for any more than that. Highest gate in premier this season was the 75,352 that saw Man Utd’s home game ... Worst? That’s Wigan’s two home games that average 17,992 ...

    Away fans – if you’re coming to Reading, see our own special Royals Rendezvous Guide for Away fans – Travel and Drinks/Food :


    My own verdict:
    I feel we’ll get a win, but it won’t be an easy ride – so
    Reading 1 Spurs 0 (HT 0-0)

    What do others say?
    The Oddschecker site, listing nearly all the major betting companies, shows Reading are heavy underdogs despite playing at home. Hardly worth while putting money on Spurs (11/10) according to the bookies despite the team not having achieved a win yet this season, yet little ‘ol Reading are almost 3/1 as I write this – surely tempting for a bet? And a draw comes in somewhere between 2/1 and 3/1 ...

    Last Encounter:
    3rd May 2008
    Premier League
    Reading 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1

    Head-to-head Reading and Spurs:
    Played in total 17 times: 5 Reading wins / 8 Spurs wins / 4 draws
    Best Reading victory: April 1930 – Reading 3 Spurs 0
    Best Spurs victory: August 1930 – Spurs 7 Reading 1
    Also interesting: Feb 1906 – Spurs 3 Reading 2 (FA Cup) // December 1928 – Reading 4 Spurs 3 // December 2007 – Spurs 6 Reading 4

    THIS DATE in history:
    Reading have played 21 times on this date – and our results are terrible! It reads: W4 D4 L12, conceding over 40 goals. This includes losing 6 of the last 8, the most recent of which was a 1-2 defeat v Sunderland (A) in 2007 (a Kitson goal).
    Spurs? Much better! Not only have they recorded 11 wins in 21 games, but noteworthy are games against Stoke (A) – 6-1 win in 1951, and QPR (H) – a 5-0 win in 1984.
    For those who’d like to read a much more detailed match presentation please pop over to a specialist Reading FC forum ‘Royals Rendezvous’ where you have many more sections covered and many a photo up too …

  2. Grifter

    Grifter Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2011
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    Your fans sound appalling :(
  3. daib0

    daib0 Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2012
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    copied from somewhere else!!:

    bah, how do I answer that?!!
    In favour - modern stadium, lots of light, good motorway connections, a soft lot so hooliganism is never an issue, the new Russian president's wife is an absolute cracker if you catch sight of her (!)
    Against - local parking could be much better, hard to generate noise inside stadium, local support is often quite silent when team losing, price of drinks etc inside complex ..
    Surely loads more, but that's in 30 seconds!
  4. Tilehurstsouthbank

    Mar 28, 2011
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    Went to White Hart Lane last time we were in the Prem. Hardly a couldron of noise. Away fans do tend to be louder. Has a lot to do with over zealous home stewarding. If you stand up for more than a few seconds you get ejected!

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