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Newsbites - 19th May 2011

Newsbites - 19th May 2011

Reactions to our play-off semi-final victory against Cardiff...

Shane Long hurling towards top (Express) - an interview with two-goal Long about his history in hurling.

Top job Brendan, but Royals want revenge - McDermott (This Is South Wales) - McDermott talks about this year's success and the luck needed to grab the win in the final.

Hammond: I'm delighted things have worked out for Brendan at Swansea (TalkSport) - Nick(y) Hammond chats to TalkSport about Rodgers' departure.

No ill-feeling, says Rodgers (BBC Sport) - and to complete the love-in, Rodgers tells the Beeb he's over his quick release as manager from Reading.

Parkinson: The Reading team is a reflection of McDermott's personality (TalkSport) - Parky's turn in interview, talking about our current success and the team ethic.

Sigurdsson backs Reading to beat Swansea (GetBracknell) - Siggy on his surprise appearance in Cardiff on Tuesday and his efforts to get to the final on the 30th!

Reading possess the crucial ingredient for play-off final - form (The Guardian) - an article looking back over Swansea and Reading's seasons, looking at the stats.

And Les Rosbifs have an excellent article looking back at Brian's one season playing in Sweden.