17 December 2005

Top of the league, we're having a laugh

Reading beat Millwall 2-0 today. It's difficult to keep calm when Reading are 6 points clear at the top of the league and 20 points clear of 3rd place. It really is starting to look like it's going to be our year at last.

However, you can never underestimate Reading's ability to blow it. Take last season as an example. We were top of the league in December and never left the play-off positions for the whole season... that is until we went the last 11 games of the season without winning including a final day loss at Wigan that West Ham snuck in to the play-offs at our expense (they're now in the Premiership).

Not good enough for you? Then let's turn our minds back to 1995, when Reading miraculously snatched defeat from the jaws of victory at Wembley. Leading Bolton 2-0 with twenty minutes of the Play-off final to go, we get a penalty. Stuart Lovell steps up and misses. So instead of being 3-0 up and on the way to the promised land that is the Premier League, Bolton come back to 2-2 and go on to win 4-3 in extra time. The following season, our best players were bought by Premiership clubs and we were relegated to Division 2. Bolton play in the UEFA Cup nowadays.

There's a lot of football to be played between now and May so please oh please Reading, let's get it right this time and make it to the Premiership...COME ON YOU ROYALSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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