‘reading into Reading’
By Japandy.
Saturday 04 Apr 2009 06:04:00
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‘reading into Reading’

‘reading into Reading’ I’ve always wanted to write that and it’s not a case of small things please small minds but a case of childishly playing with words. Talking of things intellectual we today welcome for me the Best British manager of them all, Mr. Steve Coppell, a man of high intellect and vision that is rare in football. Even as a player he was in my favourite three at all times and for those who didn’t witness his footballing pedigree I would say he was a cross between Scholes and Wright-Philips. He was such a great player with a great footballing brain, and he breaks the mould of those, like myself, who say great players don’t make great managers. One never knows where he may end up but it is interesting that he hasn’t signed a contract for next season and the Newcastle job seems to be up for grabs. M. Coppell would do wonders at a club like Newcastle because he has the ability to motivate and instill a belief into players few can do.

We do not have a history with Reading even though it is only an hour away on the train. In fact I, and many, have Reading down as a railway town rather than anything else. I have many fond memories of the pub on the station which served a great pint and one could meet people whose destination was unknown due to the beauty of the rail network passing through Reading.

The before mentioned great, Mr. Coppell, and his bunch of footballers have changed all that with a little help from London Irish, who share their ground. The team contains the Hunts, Reading’s own Gunna and a much loved Tabb. Whether he plays or not is not of our concern but I hope people’s minds respect what he did for us. Reading are a footballing side, there is no doubt about that with Coppell in charge and we should witness a thoroughly entertaining game of football this afternoon.

We, after taking a break should be up for it especially with the words of Kean and Coleman predicting a final play-off push. That is the right attitude and I feel sorry for the fans that think it’s overdoing it a bit. What is the point in sitting back and resting? Between now and the end of the season our future ambitions lie. Of course we have little chance of success this season but what we put in to these final games is what can sow for next. As the saying goes you reap what you sow.

If we do read into Reading we see a team with belief and ambition and with a manger who is loyal, ambitious and smart, very similar qualities to our good manager himself. In fact we have many similarities to Reading and if we can see them as a yardstick then even this late in the season things may not be over yet.



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