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Steve Clarke Approval Rating - May 2015 Results

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It seems you're cautiously optimistic about Steve Clarke's first five months as Reading manager.

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We asked you to rate Steve Clarke's overall performance as Reading manager just after the last game of the season, and on average you gave him a mark of 3.29 out of 5.

There were two massive highs during April and May: the FA Cup Semi Final against Arsenal at Wembley, and an encouraging victory against Derby County to deny them a place in the play-offs on the final day of the season. Both games were broadcast worldwide, and Royals fans were proud that the team did themselves justice on both occasions, rarely looking overawed by the occasion and the pressure.

Unfortunately the rest of the month was a bitter disappointment. No goals scored in the final four matches at the Madejski Stadium, and at one point over ten hours of League football had passed without a Reading player finding the back of the net. The question for most Reading supporters: why the inconsistency?

Clarke now has the summer to reshape his squad, with expiring contracts and a first full off-season with the Thai consortium's backing. His transfers have been hit and miss so far, with Nathanial Chalobah and Nathan Aké impressing, whilst Yakubu, Zat Knight and Kwesi Appiah have largely been write-offs.

The results of this month's poll, as well as previous months (and events during his tenure) are shown below. We'll run this feature just before the start of the season, once we know the shape of the squad heading into the 2015/16 season. Click each picture for a larger version.