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Newsbites - 11th May 2011

Newsbites 11th May 2011

Most of the articles from the past few days are looking forward to Friday's match against Cardiff City:

Noel Hunting for playoff success (Virgin Media) - A short interview with Noel, who says he hopes his involvement this year is far more than 2 years ago, when he sat out injured.

McDermott ready for Cardiff (TeamTalk) - Brian says he can't wait for Friday to come around, and expects opposite number Dave Jones to feel the same.

And GetReading reports that Mark Halsey will referee Friday's home match, with World Cup Final ref Howard Webb taking charge of the second leg in Cardiff.

In-form Reading + star-studded Cardiff = a Championship play-off cracker (101greatgoals) - A good preview of the match on Friday, looking forward to the tactical side of things and reporting on a few injury doubts.

It's unfinished business for us, says Royals' chief (GiveMeFootball) - Sir John calls on the Royals to make one final push in their bid to reach the Premier League again.

Sir John slides down Rich List (GetReading) - Madejski's worth of £175m puts him 393rd in the list of the UK's 1000 wealthiest people, down from 309th and £200m last year.

And finally some transfer news and rumours...

Julian Kelly and Scott Davies have not been offered new deals by the club (Footymad), whilst the Shane Long rumours continue to abound - Talksport have him going to Liverpool whilst Tribal Football reckon he's off to Merseyside rivals Everton, along with Alex McCarthy. Guess we'll have to wait 'til after the play-offs to see...!