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Reading FC 0-0 Leeds United: The Alternative View

The season is well and truly up and running. @davemc_exile is back with our new improved Alternative View of Reading games. He'll look at views from the sports desks around the world and also at what the opposition supporters say on social media.

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Kicking off with the social media view of the game. Leeds fans seemed fairly content with a point but some of their views on the referee and Reading may raise eyebrows amongst Royals followers.

Whether Joe is alluding to Hal Robson-Kanu we do not know, but here's a video of that "red card" incident. I will let you make your own mind up on whether you think Sol Bamba should have been sent off.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sol Bamba challenge v Reading <a href="">#LUFC</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; WALMOT3 (@WALMOT3) <a href="">August 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Most Leeds fans seemed to be happy with the point and a clean sheet. One fan seemed to forget that Leeds have only finished above Reading once since they were relegated from the Premier League in 2004, and another may be getting a little ahead of himself.

This fan alluded to the biggest threat from the day, something which the commentary team picked up on as well...

Summing the game up, however, then this tweet is probably the most apt of the day…

Looking at the national press, the Yorkshire Evening Post, probably win the accolade for the most bizzare piece of journalism, this guy must have some "wasp" in his bonnet (you like how I did that eh!) regarding Reading as he certainly isn’t pulling any punches…..

This "article" is pretty much countered by TeamTalks version of the game who hit the nail on the head with the comment "goalless draw in a contest devoid of any meaningful incidents."

However, the report from The Daily Mail probably has the best view of the game and one that is pretty much shared by everyone.

The most strange pre-match view you can get is from the "Sabotage times". I'm going to let you make your own mind up about this one.

Sportsmole generally seem to think we had the better of the chances in the game, but show they don't do their research properly as they say we left Hurtado out of the team, not that he didn't have a work permit!!

In reality it was a bore draw, but the whole game was overshadowed by a more meaningful act. The #21forDolan news that broke earlier in the week was well respected by both sets of fans and it was good to see the 4000 travelling fans joining in with the Madejski faithful.