Reading resumed normal service yesterday with a 3-1 defeat of Spurs which takes them above the team that finished fifth last season.
There is still a very long way to go, but the victory and the nature of it will give Reading some much needed confidence as they head into a run of fixtures over the next six weeks from which they should hope to accumulate a few points if they are to fulfill their ambition of staying in the premiership.
In the run up to Xmas they take on Charlton, Fulham, Bolton,Newcastle, Watford, Blackburn and Everton before back to back games against Chelsea and Manchester United over the Christmas period.
The other point worth noting from this game was the performance of Graeme Murty. Many doubted that he could cut the mustard at this level before the season began and he may have been done for pace a couple of times but his brain is right there and Reading play and perform much better with him in the side.