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A Royal Halloween

We thought we'd get into the Halloween spirit, so The Tilehurst End editorial team have come up with a spooky Reading FC starting line-up and subs bench.

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As a bit of seasonal fun, we thought we'd come up with a Halloween-themed team filled with Reading players from over the years. Below is our attempt. Warning: some of these puns are terrifyingly bad...

Subs: Steve Death (naturally), Andre Bitey, Ghoul-a John, Stevil Sidwell, Fangy Williams, Howl Robson-Kanu, Robin Friday the 13th.

Hopefully these wordplays don't give you too many nightmares.

Meanwhile, if you want some scary thoughts to get you in the mood ahead of your Halloween celebrations on Saturday night, Royston Drenthe's wage packet and Reading's defending from the 2012/13 season.

It's also of course been three years to the day since THAT game against Arsenal (sorry for resurfacing any buried memories). Conceding seven goals at home is fitting for any horror movie. Reading had been 4-0 up at one stage through goals from Jason Roberts, Laurent Koscielny, Mikele Leigertwood and Noel Hunt.

Arsenal demolished the home side from then on in - Theo Walcott's hat-trick, a brace from Marouane Chamakh and goals from Olivier Giroud and Koscielny turning the game on its head.

A 116th minute strike from Pavel Pogrebnyak wasn't enough to change the game. Even Simon Church played that day - remember him?


Have a happy Halloween folks. Can you think of any spooky Reading-related puns? Tell us in the comments below or send us a tweet @TheTilehurstEnd.