Reading v Sheffield United (away)

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Reading v Sheffield United (away)

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The Royals travel to Sheffield Tuesday 26th Jan' where they will hope to get much needed points

Sheffield United v Reading Tuesday evening, 26th January
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Brynjar: I would take a point at Sheffield United
By Jonny Fordham http://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/footb ... eld_united
January 25, 2010


Brynjar Gunnarsson would take a point from the trip to Sheffield United on Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off), but admits Reading will still be going out for the win.

With Royals back in the relegation zone this week without so much as kicking a ball, the experienced Iceland midfielder confessed that every single one of the 21 games left this season will be vitally important.

The 34-year-old said: "We have to be realistic as Sheffield United are doing quite well, so to go there and maybe get a point would be a good result.

"We do need more, but we have to take all the points that we can get and if it's going to be one then that is fine, but we'll be going there to get the three points.

"We can't be putting too much pressure on every game and we have to just play it as they come."

Former Royals star Glen Little could make the bench for Kevin Blackwell's side, but on-loan midfielder James Harper is ineligible to take part.

Gunnarsson played with both Little and Harper during the successful 2005/06 record-breaking Championship season as well as the first two seasons in the Premier League.

"It will be good to see both James and Glen," said the Iceland international.

"I haven't heard from James for a while now, but he seems happy and they're pushing to stay in that play-off place."

Former Blades midfielder Brian Howard could also start under caretaker boss Brian McDermott.

And for Gunnarsson he is also playing for a new deal at Madejski Stadium as his current one runs out at the end of the season.

He added: "I have a contract until then and we'll just have to wait and see what happens then.

"It's something that I haven't really been thinking about, whatever happens at the end of the season we'll review it then.

"It's a good club with a great atmosphere and I want to be here still to help the team kick on again next season
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driftwood

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for anyone interested or cares........

yet another defeat 0-3
Chris

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History is littered with Championship/2nd tier sides who perform heroics in the cup and then come crashing down to earth in the league. The random nature of team's performances is one of the traits that makes this league arguably more entertaining for the majority of fans in the league compared to the Premiership.


On the brighter side (for Reading, and probably soon Watford fans) - Crystal Palace's soon-to-be-confirmed 10 point deduction throws them in to the relegation fight mix. The more, the merrier!
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Chris wrote:History is littered with Championship/2nd tier sides who perform heroics in the cup and then come crashing down to earth in the league.


On the brighter side (for Reading, and probably soon Watford fans) - Crystal Palace's soon-to-be-confirmed 10 point deduction throws them in to the relegation fight mix. The more, the merrier!

Quite right Chris, and then you hear some of the pundits and fans whinning away as if they've got some God given right to be in the top flight.

As far as Reading FC goes, I personaly believe and 'tis only an opinion lol, that the rot set in when Sir John decided NOT to go ahead with the second tier at the mad stad. He went into the Premiership wanting to get rid of the club, and by all accounts still wants to sell up. Why he hasn't sold one can only assume.
As far as Crystal Palace goes, their ten point deduction may be more of a benefit to other clubs than RFC as current 'form' of the Royals is little short of pathetic.
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Re: Reading v Sheffield United (away)

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Chris wrote:History is littered with Championship/2nd tier sides who perform heroics in the cup and then come crashing down to earth in the league. The random nature of team's performances is one of the traits that makes this league arguably more entertaining for the majority of fans in the league compared to the Premiership.


On the brighter side (for Reading, and probably soon Watford fans) - Crystal Palace's soon-to-be-confirmed 10 point deduction throws them in to the relegation fight mix. The more, the merrier!
They will be ahead of Sc***horpe on goal difference and clear of the relegation zone, but only just.
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