Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Reading https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/reading Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:01:17 +1100 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Arsenal boss Emery played Ozil, Mustafi in Reading friendly]]> <p>Arsenal boss Unai Emery fielded a strong XI for Tuesday's friendly with Reading.</p><p>The match was Mark Bowen's first as new Royals manager.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/arsenal-boss-emery-played-ozil-mustafi-in-reading-friendly-4300742?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BReading'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Arsenal boss Unai Emery fielded a strong XI for Tuesday's friendly with Reading.

The match was Mark Bowen's first as new Royals manager.

The game finished 2-2, with Sam Baldock netting both of Royals' goals.

The former Brighton man had given Reading the lead, before an Arsenal team - which included senior pros Mesut Ozil, Ashley Maitland-Niles, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi - hit back.

Baldock had the last laugh though as he claimed his second goal to earn Royals a draw.

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<![CDATA[SACKED! Reading axe manager Jose Gomes]]> <p>Reading have sacked manager Jose Gomes after just 10 months in charge.</p><p>Portuguese coach Gomes departs with the Royals third from bottom and without a win in six Championship games.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/sacked-reading-axe-manager-jose-gomes-4299974?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BReading'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Reading have sacked manager Jose Gomes after just 10 months in charge.

Portuguese coach Gomes departs with the Royals third from bottom and without a win in six Championship games.

He was appointed at the Madejski Stadium in December after leaving Rio Ave in Portugal's top flight.

Gomes, 49, guided Reading to safety and 20th last season, but they have won just two league games this season and lost 1-0 at Bristol City on Saturday.

He is the third manager to depart Reading in just 19 months after Jaap Stam parted company with the club in March 2018 and Paul Clement was sacked midway through last season.

A club statement said: "Following just two wins in the first 11 league games in 2019-20, owner Mr Yongge Dai has made the difficult decision to part company with Gomes and make a change at first-team level.

"We would like to sincerely thank Jose for his hard work during his tenure as manager at Reading Football Club and we wish him the very best of luck in his future career."

Reading won just eight of 34 Championship games with Gomes in charge.

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<![CDATA[Parker delighted as Fulham thrash Reading]]> <p>Scott Parker was delighted with Fulham's ferocious start in the 4-1 win over Reading on Tuesday.</p><p>Parker's Cottagers blasted three goals inside the opening half hour, with the hosts down to ten-men thanks to John Swift's red-card.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/parker-delighted-as-fulham-thrash-reading-4298969?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BReading'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Scott Parker was delighted with Fulham's ferocious start in the 4-1 win over Reading on Tuesday.

Parker's Cottagers blasted three goals inside the opening half hour, with the hosts down to ten-men thanks to John Swift's red-card.

The win pushes Fulham up to fourth on the Championship table after 10 games.

Speaking after the match, Parker said: "I was delighted with the performance.

"I've been delighted with the performances over the past four or five weeks but the results have been missing a little bit.

"That's what most people usually look at and I understand that. But tonight, I thought that we were first class from start to finish.

"In the first 30 minutes, we were devastating - even though they had a man sent off.

"But, prior to that, I felt that we had really stamped our authority on the game and showed our quality.

"We're going to be a team very hard to deal with in the first 20 or 30 minutes. Even when Reading had 11 men, it was still difficult for them.

"We moved the ball very quickly and with an intensity. And we were really clinical in the final third.

"Over the past few weeks, we've worked a lot on getting that cutting edge about us."

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<![CDATA[Van der Gijp: Gerrard drunk recommending Liverpool's Johnston to Feyenoord!]]> <p>Former Liverpool fullback George Johnston has been slammed in Holland.</p><p>Feyenoord teammate Liam Kelly, signed from Reading, is also being hammered as the Rotterdam giants struggle in the early rounds of the season.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/van-der-gijp-gerrard-drunk-recommending-liverpool-s-johnston-to-feyenoord-4298579?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BReading'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Liverpool fullback George Johnston has been slammed in Holland.

Feyenoord teammate Liam Kelly, signed from Reading, is also being hammered as the Rotterdam giants struggle in the early rounds of the season.

Former Holland striker Rene van der Gijp has rapped Feyenoord coach Jaap Stam for signing the pair.

He told Veronica Inside "I must honestly say: also it is a sign of inability for Jaapie to take on Liam Kelly.

"I mean: we saw that boy play half a game, then we all said: 'That's not the one in midfield who Feyenoord can count on'. Come on, dude.

"Also loaning (sic) George Johnston has not worked out well for Feyenoord. He called Steven Gerrard for that. He said, 'He's very good', but he was drunk!"

Rangers boss Gerrard worked with Johnston as Liverpool U23 coach.

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<![CDATA[Liverpool v Man Utd: Kuyt accused of 'stabbing Stam in the back']]> <p>Liverpool hero Dirk Kuyt is being hammered inside Holland.</p><p>Dutch pundit Johan Derksen has accused Kuyt of undermining Feyenoord coach Jaap Stam, the former Manchester United defender. Kuyt is the club's U19 coach.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/liverpool-v-man-utd-kuyt-accused-of-stabbing-stam-in-the-back-4298422?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BReading'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Liverpool hero Dirk Kuyt is being hammered inside Holland.

Dutch pundit Johan Derksen has accused Kuyt of undermining Feyenoord coach Jaap Stam, the former Manchester United defender. Kuyt is the club's U19 coach.

Before going into Sunday's clash with FC Twente, the heat was being turned up on Stam over Feyenoord's flagging start to the season.

Stam, after two years in charge of Reading, returned to Holland to take charge of PEC Zwolle before being named Feyenoord coach barely a year into the job.

But with things going awry at the De Kuip, it's been claimed Kuyt has been positioning himself to succeed Stam.

Former Cambuur star Derksen said on Veronica Inside via Voetbalzone: "I assure you: Dirk Kuyt relentlessly stabs Jaap with a knife in his back so he can become head trainer."

Along with being youth coach, Kuyt also had input on signings at Feyenoord this summer. The former striker, now 39, had six years with Liverpool where he won the League Cup.

Derksen continued: "Kuyt is thriving there on the terraces in that Feyenoord suit, and hoping that the camera will be pointed at him.

"He has what every trainer suffers from: 'I can get a lot more out of that group'.

"They all make that mistake. Vanity wins him over. He has been acting strangely at Feyenoord for years, but there has never been anyone who has pulled the handbrake."

Feyenoord bounced back on Sunday with a thumping 5-1 win over Twente. The result sees Feyenoord jump up to sixth on the Eredivisie table.

- updated September 30

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<![CDATA[Jesus Vallejo hails Wolves spirit for Carabao Cup shootout win]]> <p>Wolves defender Jesus Vallejo hailed their spirit for the Carabao Cup shootout win against Reading.</p><p>A youthful-looking Wolves team overcame the challenge of finishing with ten men and conceding in the ninth minute of injury time to progress in the competition. </p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/jesus-vallejo-hails-wolves-spirit-for-carabao-cup-shootout-win-4298203?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BReading'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wolves defender Jesus Vallejo hailed their spirit for the Carabao Cup shootout win against Reading.

A youthful-looking Wolves team overcame the challenge of finishing with ten men and conceding in the ninth minute of injury time to progress in the competition.

Real Madrid loanee Vallejo told the club's website: I think it was a very important win for the team. I think this year is very important, the whole team, because we have very tough games, we are in a lot of competitions, and we saw today we are a pack, we are a team and we are in the next round.

I think in the first-half we had more control of the ball, we created more chances, but they worked very well in the second-half. We defended very well as well, but this is football, and these things can happen."

He added: I think we defended very well with one less player, but we have to be happy because we were very focused on the penalties, especially our keeper, John Ruddy, he trains very, very hard.

The most important I think is the direction after this, we did very focused penalties and we have to be very happy with it, and now it's very important to do a good recovery for the next game."

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<![CDATA[Wolves sneak by Reading on penalties]]> <p>Wolves have snuck past Reading on penalties to secure their place in the Carabao Cup fourth-round.</p><p>Lucas Boyle's 99th-minute goal canceled out Bruno Jordao's opener to set up the shootout.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/wolves-sneak-by-reading-on-penalties-4298148?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BReading'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wolves have snuck past Reading on penalties to secure their place in the Carabao Cup fourth-round.

Lucas Boyle's 99th-minute goal canceled out Bruno Jordao's opener to set up the shootout.

But Boyle and Royals teammate John Swift both missed their spot-kicks to give Nuno's side the victory.

Speaking after the game, Nuno said: "I think the first-half was good, was well-played a lot of players were new and I was very happy, but it was also sad in the end about the injuries of Bruno and Shabani very sad.

"But the first-half was good, we played good, controlled the game, created chances, played well in situations, well defended, but the second-half was not so good.

"When we were down to 10-men, one man less, and Reading were pushing, crossing balls, the game became harder.

"The noise in the penalty shootout was fantastic, the fans were pushing the team, and it's easier to take a penalty with such noise. They played their part in that, and in the end, we are happy because we wanted to go through and we did go through."

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<![CDATA[Reading boss Jose Gomes: Sir Bobby Robson an inspiration]]> <p>Reading boss Jose Gomes is looking forward to locking horns with Wolves' Nuno in tonight's Carabao Cup tie.</p><p>Gomes says he was inspired by the late, great Sir Bobby Robson.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/reading-boss-jose-gomes-sir-bobby-robson-an-inspiration-4298126?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BReading'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Reading boss Jose Gomes is looking forward to locking horns with Wolves' Nuno in tonight's Carabao Cup tie.

Gomes says he was inspired by the late, great Sir Bobby Robson.

Childhood Porto fan Gomes went to university in the city, and the Portuguese champions would train close to his campus.

I learned more watching them train and I'm proud to repeat that the passion he (Robson) showed was inspirational," said Gomes.

At that time, he was 64 years old, he was shouting, but he loved the players and you could feel his passion.

It was impossible not to feel the connection with English football and that man shined the light for me and made me want to work in English football."

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<![CDATA[Wolves wing-back Adama Traore: Reading offers us momentum]]> <p>Wolves wing-back Adama Traore says they can build momentum with a Carabao Cup win over Reading tonight.</p><p>Wolves go into the tie on the gap of their draw with Crystal Palace.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/wolves-wing-back-adama-traore-reading-offers-us-momentum-4298063?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BReading'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wolves wing-back Adama Traore says they can build momentum with a Carabao Cup win over Reading tonight.

Wolves go into the tie on the gap of their draw with Crystal Palace.

Traore told the club's website: It will be important to build momentum, but whether it's against Reading or whether it's against anyone else, we always want to win.

It was the same against Crystal Palace we got a point, but for everyone, we wanted to win. In any game, and whatever is the team, we go out to work and win.

But even if we don't win games, we always have a positive mind. We have no excuses not to win games, and this is why we fight and work to do it."

On showing character at Selhurst Park, he continued: It was a tough game and we wanted more, but we stayed in shape, we worked hard, and we kept believing that is the important thing.

We had a lot of chances to score, the first-half in particular, but we didn't finish it, so we have to think about the positive things, but we have to keep working, we have to improve in our game and we showed we can do it.

When you have chances and the goalie does well or it's not going in, you get frustrated, but you have to keep going, keep believing and even if we have one man less, two men less, we will keep fighting together."

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<![CDATA[Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez: Loans good for me]]> <p>Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez says his loan spells have been good for him.</p><p>Martinez has returned to the club this season and is currently backup for Bernd Leno.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/arsenal-goalkeeper-emiliano-martinez-loans-good-for-me-4297551?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BReading'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez says his loan spells have been good for him.

Martinez has returned to the club this season and is currently backup for Bernd Leno.

He wrote for arsenal.com: "The reason I went out on loan last year is because I'd been training for six months but had only played two games. I went to Reading and was involved straight away. It was against Bolton on a Tuesday night and I felt as though I performed like I'd been playing week in, week out. I think that showed how professional I was.

"It was a challenge for me because I had the choice of Leeds or Reading. One of the teams was competing for promotion and the other was struggling at the time. I weighed it up and chose the harder option because I wanted to show to everyone what I could do and prove the haters wrong. Some fans were still reminding me about that 7-5 game... they forget that I was only 18 at the time. I wanted to go back there and prove that I could do it.

"In the last game of the season, the Reading fans were shouting my name and begging me to stay permanently. I can't tell you how good that felt, but that's how I want to feel all the time. I know how good I am and how good I can be."

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