17/08/12 – Reading 12/13 Season Preview

ReadingWhile recent trends have been for newly promoted sides to be positive in their approach, either through playing attacking football (Norwich, Blackpool) or dominating possession (Swansea), Reading will look to survive through organisation and a tight defence. Brian McDermott’s side kept an impressive twenty clean sheets last season on their way to their surprise Championship triumph, but will be hard-pressed to continue that form in the Premier League. Equally worrying is that their record of sixty-nine goals is the fewest accrued by the second-tier champions since Sunderland in the 95/96 season… (Read more)