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Newsbites - 24th May 2011

Newsbites - 24th May 2011

Just 6 days to go until Wembley...

If you haven't already grabbed your ticket, the Reading Chronicle is reporting that more tickets will be on sale from 9am tomorrow morning by phone - most of these tickets have an obstructed view, however.

The Reading OS is also offering 5 youngsters the chance to be a flagbearer for the final - click here for more information, the deadline is 10am tomorrow (Wednesday).

For anyone who remembers Sir John walking to Wembley for our play-off final in 1995, Nigel Howe has revealed to GetReading that he most certainly won't be doing the same!

Royals family too much for Swansea, warns Church (WalesOnline) - an interview with our Welsh international Simon Church about how the team spirit in the Reading camp is the key to beating Swansea.

Royals relishing reunion with former boss (GiveMeFootball) - another article about the Rodgers connection on Monday.

Why Swansea or Reading would not look out of place (FootballFancast) - Football Fancast looks at each team's season and explains why they deserve to be at Wembley (and maybe in the Premier League next year).

Playoff pair eye Wembley glory (Sunderland OS) - Yes, the Sunderland official website has an article about the Championship playoffs... A nice read, with interviews from both sides.

And finally some good news for young keeper Alex McCarthy - Ciderspace reporting that he has been named in England U21 squad for the UEFA European U21 Championships this summer. Congrats Alex!