In our wildly successful second half of the season Reading set up in a traditional, English 4-4-2. The one difference between this and the typical 4-4-2 was the very attacking nature of our wingers, in particular Jimmy Kebe. What this meant was at times we played almost a 4-2-4. McAnuff and Kebe's roaming wing-play was backed up by the two defensive midfielders Karacan and Leigertwood.
Reading playing a traditional 4-4-2, West Ham (A), 31/03/2012 - 4-2 win
Reading playing a 4-3-2-1 formation, Chelsea (A), 22/08/2012, 4-2 loss