Reading are joint third on the same number of points as Arsenal, Liverpool and Portsmouth! Ok they are actually sixth. But sixth is still absolutely bloody amazing. Virtually all of the pundits predicted that this team would get relegated and most of them had Reading down for 20th spot. To be fair most Reading fans would have probably gone for a bottom five finish and settled for seventeenth. Now they are mostly wandering round with dumbstruck grins wondering how long this can go on for.
25 points after 15 games is incredible. Yesterday Bolton succumbed 1-0 yesterday as Kevin Doyle struck again and Reading deservedly took all three points with their fourth win in a row.
Renditions of "we are all going on a European tour" to the tune of Yellow Submarine were also heard on a couple of occasions as life at the Madejski Stadium gets more and more surreal
Added to which the Barclays Premiership top scorers list which read as follows :
- Doyle Reading 8
- Drogba Chelsea 8
- Kanu Portsmouth 8
- Rooney Man Utd 7
- Saha Man Utd 7
- Barry Aston Villa 6
- Bent Charlton 6
- Henry Arsenal 6
- Johnson Everton 6
- Kuyt Liverpool 6
Hard to believe that this is the same club that just under eight years ago got beaten 6-0 at home by Bristol Rovers