Newsbites - 4th June 2011
After play-off disappointment last week, there's been quite a lot going on at Reading Football Club. The Royals have announced that Ivar Ingimarsson is not being offered a new deal at the club - he left the fans a message on the OS. Some fans' messages in tribute have also been published here on the OS. Reading legend Ady Williams pays tribute to Ivar on GetBracknell and BBC Sport.
Brynjar Gunnarsson has been offered a new one-year deal, Hal Robson-Kanu has also been offered a new contract, and Zurab Khizanishvili's Blackburn contract has expired, but he's probably heading abroad. Full details on all contract changes here on the OS.
Adam Federici has been in the news a lot after last Monday's match - he talks to TribalFootball about the disappointment of conceding 4 at Wembley, TeamTalk about the possibility of taking over from Mark Schwarzer when he retires, and The World Game about both.
Reading have nobody to blame but themselves - Jobi McAnuff (Reading Chronicle) - interview with Jobi about the uphill struggle after being 3-0 down at half-time.
Mills looking on the bright side after playoff heartbreak (Reading Chronicle) - the club captain remains quietly confident for next year but is still disappointed with the Royals' first-half display which cost them dearly.
And finally, in Teamtalk's Top 5 Football League Players, Shane Long comes 3rd; Adel Taarabt takes top gong.