Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The promised land awaits!! [Amended]

I know at least one reader of this blog is going to be very disappointed as Reading thrashed Norwich 4-0.

A weird game as Reading had handed out plastic cards with "Be Proud Be Loud" on one side and "Bring It on" on the other before the game. These were waved before the game and then seemed to descend into a barrage of paper darts some of which only narrowly missed the players on the pitch.

Reading were absolutely rampant throughout this game and looked like scoring more as they bombarded Norwhich with wave after wave of attacks.

To be fair if Norwich had someone who could hit a barn door then they would have scored at least one and possibly two. Etuhu was the main culprit but Huckerby was a shadow of the player I saw in the Championship two seasons ago.

For the final 15 minutes the Reading fans were urging the players to pass to Murty (Readings Right Back), urging Murty to get in the box, urging Murty to shoot from the half way line and threatening to invade the pitch if Murty scored. All this because Murty is the only Reading outfield player not to have scored this season.

Reading are now ten points clear of second with a +50 goal difference and are 21 points clear of third. The promised land awaits!!

Amended to add link to report of the match in the Guardian

Tag Football Reading

1 comment:

Nicola said...

What can one say ? He didnt even listen to the live commentary - the writting was on the wall.

All credit to Reading though who seem to be unstoppable ( a bit like we were two seasons ago ).