Vince Lombardi once said "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." The performance on Friday night was probably a good reflection of this quote. However this is looking at it from the Reading side. It's a long way to travel on a Friday night back to Suffolk after a hammering such as this, so it should have given the Tractor Boys fans plenty of time to reflect on the game and tweet a few thoughts...
The morning after the night before...
Had the strangest dream last night. I was at Reading and watched us lose 5-1. Oh wait a minute.... #itfc— Ash Hutchings (@AshHutch92) September 13, 2015
Think everyone has had a moment like this!
In true form you should always be careful what you say on social media prior to the game!
I meanwhile am off home to prep for tomorrow while watching the mighty Ipswich DESTROY Reading #ITFC— Georgie Bingham (@georgiebingham) September 11, 2015
With every defeat there are fingers pointed and a 5-1 thrashing generally gets the juices going in most fans - a selection of comments along these lines...
I am all for an attacking formation but playing no Goalkeeper has backfired tonight #ITFC— Andy Bayford (@andydbayford) September 11, 2015
Never seen a manager get there tactics wrong more than mick yesterday #itfc— Ipswichology (@Ipswichology) September 12, 2015
And of course fans favourites always come into play........
Bring back Tabb? Proper midfielder #ITFC— andrew barnard (@Felstedboy) September 12, 2015
However the last word this week has to go to the Norwich fans, as Reading fans we really don't have that true rivalry with another team, so it's good too see the banter that exists especially from ex-players!
It's not a surprise that most of the headlines in the media are around two things: Sa's classy hat trick — the first in the Championship this season — and Norwoods stunning goal.
Starting this week with SkySports, as the game was on TV on the Friday we have a media section jam-packed with videos and highlight clips. Sky give us a good write up and a nice 5 min of highlights from the game. With a dedicated video for Norwoods stunner.
The BBC also do us justice (for once) calling our win "emphatic" and also have the stats from the game, which go someway to show that the stats don't always tell a true story of the game!
A rarity this week in getting column inches from the main Football League website, who call our victory a "comprehensive thumping".
Top marks to the Daily Mail this week who manage to get every pun in the book into their match report! This has to be one of my favourite reports of the weekend!
As always make sure you check out The Tilehurst End for the latest in what's going on and I will be back on Wednesday with a round up from the Derby game.