Injury Update...Rehabilitation has not been successful...seems at this point Surgery is our only option..meaning my Season is over! #gutted— Jason Roberts (@JasonRoberts30) March 8, 2013
Dominic Samuel must be dreaming.
Struggle to believe Roberts is injured, personally feel it's more down to him being dreadful when he was in the side this season, McD fed up— Alex Everson (@Readingfanman) March 8, 2013
Superman wishes the boys the best before the Villa game.
Had a dream last night that tulisa was my mrs 🙈— Domz (@DominicSamuel9) March 8, 2013
Samuel makes it to the big time.
@readingfc can u wish the boys all the best for me ... My heart is with them..may god give them the strength to win this important game.— Ibrahima Sonko (@Ibsonko) March 9, 2013
Club statement: rdng.co/YdRHiI— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) March 11, 2013
Di Canio.. An out-spoken, controversial facist with a West Ham tattoo on his left arm? Can't see a problem with that appointment. #readingfc— Anton Zingarevich (@NotAntonZinga) March 11, 2013
That said, if Nigel Adkins went to Reading and kept them up ahead of Southampton, I'm guessing there'd be more than a few wry smiles around.— Michael Bailey (@michaeljbailey) March 11, 2013
Just had a message from Brian McDermott. Simply said: "Devastated." #readingfc— talkSPORTDrive (@talkSPORTDrive) March 11, 2013
Brian McDermott I will never forget all you have done for us and just know that the fans still love you and think you're a legend #Readingfc— James Stevenson (@J_P_Stevenson) March 11, 2013
McDermott, manager of the month in January. 2 months later, sacked! #ReadingFC— Royal Hoops (@RoyalHoops) March 11, 2013
I wouldn't of done it myself but I can't say that anyone was wrong to part with McDermott.— Olie RG (@RoyalRambler) March 11, 2013
Footballing people have their say.
Absolute gent and a lovely man. All the very best Brian and thanks for last season's miracles!!— Lea (@leannekelly86) March 11, 2013
Gutted for Brian McDermott top bloke,timing poor,feel really sorry for him, quality of squad is not premier league standard,he done great to— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) March 11, 2013
Reading have lost a very good man in Brian McDermott. Like Adkins, pays the price for his over achievement.— DAVID JONES (@DavidJonesSky) March 11, 2013
Put them into a position were they have a chance of staying up , low wage budget,no big names,survival in prem in 1st season back would— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) March 11, 2013
Have surely been good enough !— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) March 11, 2013
Brian McDermott is a really decent man @ good manager - Reading's decision has upset me -what do they hope to achieve twitter.com/BroadcastMoose…— Ian Abrahams (@BroadcastMoose) March 11, 2013
Want to say thanks to Brian for everything he did for me especially. He's been a Great Manager,Man and Friend to me and will be missed!— Noel Hunt (@boyhunt) March 11, 2013
Had a drink with Brian McDermott in January. Was nice, full of hope. After the game on Saturday, had feeling he knew his time was up.— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) March 11, 2013
Zingarevich playing Russian roulette at Reading. 9 games left. Can't improve squad. Stick or twist? Can new man save em? Feel for McDermott.— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) March 11, 2013
Rubbish decision to fire Brian McDermott. A victim of his own success.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 11, 2013
Gone are the days it seems of managers being given an opportunity tobring a club back up if as many predict Reading are relegated— Ian Dennis (@Iandennisbbc) March 11, 2013
Sad to see gaffer go today. Played a big part in my career since I was 15. Been brilliant for the club taking us to wembley and then winning— Jem Karacan (@JemKaracan4) March 11, 2013
Gutted for Brian..— Ady Williams (@willow1871) March 11, 2013
Brainless and depressing decision to sack Brian McDermott. I ******* loathe football sometimes #readingfc— James Ducker (@DuckerTheTimes) March 11, 2013
Reading have sacked their manager McDermott after 1180 days in service of the club. Only 5 managers are longer at current PL clubs....(1/2)— Infostrada Sports (@InfostradaLive) March 11, 2013
Wow— Lawson D'Ath (@lawsondath92) March 11, 2013
I know football should not surprise me but I'm astonished by McDermotts sacking at this stage of the season...— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) March 11, 2013
Thinking of the future.
My top 3 1) Paolo Di Canio2) Roberto Di Matteo3) Eddie Howe Last 31) Alan Curbishley 2) Nigel Adkins3) Mark Hughes#readingfc— Stef Jackson (@stefanjackson) March 11, 2013
Di Matteo would be nice... #readingfc— Luke Massey (@Luke_Massey) March 11, 2013
List of available managers who could keep that Reading squad in the Premier League:— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) March 11, 2013
Obviously someone lined up if Gibbs has gone - told Di Matteo has been approached and offered a 1.5 year deal #readingfc— Jonny Fordham (@JonnyFordham) March 11, 2013
Sacking BM is not just about trying to stay up. Why can't ppl see this ? #readingfc— Radio210 (@Royaltypoints) March 12, 2013
Pundits: nothing 'crazy' about BM sacking. If it's a (results) business then a senior employee who was aware of expectation hasn't delivered— Steve Morris (@106points) March 12, 2013
Thinking about Reading FC PDC isn't going to change things in 9 games the club needs to come together and the best man to do this is Parky !— Nicky Forster (@nickyforster200) March 13, 2013
All hail Sir Nigel.
Gutted for Brian McDermott who done a fantastic top on one of the smallest budgets in the league! Well liked by anyone who's come across him— Graham Stack (@GrahamStack1) March 13, 2013
Oh dear, is everyone leaving?
To all the people who have tweeted many thanks for all the kind words. Had a great time at a great club sad it's finished so abruptly.— Nigel Gibbs (@Sir_NG) March 12, 2013