Premier League managers already looking to the future (Beyond The 90 Minutes)

Steve ClarkeNaturally for this stage of the season a number of Premier League clubs no longer have anything to play for beyond pride. With league position secure some managers may see this as a chance to plan ahead for next season, or the summer transfer window. No doubt the international break would have given clubs the opportunity to assess their goals, their tactical plans and their squads. So as we enter the home straight, here are five managers who may already have one eye on the future… (Read more)

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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)