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Reading FC NewsBites - June 19th, 2011

News Bites 19/06/2011

Here's a round-up of some of the stories about the Royals that have appeared in the press over the past couple few days. We'll have a transfer rumour round up in the next couple of days but meanwhile here's some bits of other news

Reading Youngster Won't Extend Loan - SportsNewsIreland.

News out of Ireland that young Royals defender won't stay at Dundalk after his loan spell ends in July, some nice positive comments from both clubs though.

Those We Have Lost: Elm Park - Twohundredpercent

Blog post on our former home Elm Park, with some classic memories to enjoy.

Football League Ladder - Hull up, Reading down - The Seventy Two

Football League blog The Seventy two are doing a series on the Championship where they rank teams up and down over the summer based on activity (or lack of it) the table starts based on league position last year (so Birmingham top, Peterborough bottom)  Worth a read to see how neutrals are viewing us.

Swindon Away Is Our Final Friendly - Reading OS

Piece on the OS confirming our pre-season lineup, including a final pre-season game with local rivals Swindon.  There will be no pre-season game at the Mad Stad this season, good for the pitch at least!

McDermott Delighted With Home Start - Reading OS

Brian's happy to have a home game to start the season and can't wait for the new campaign to kick-off.

Royals Prepare for Summer Sale - Reading Chronicle

A few quotes from Director of Football Nick Hammond saying that we'd like to improve the squad but realistically some could go.

Pitch Gets a Makeover - Reading OS

Few details on some of the developments with the Mad Stad pitch, for a bit more on the pitch check out our article posted earlier this week