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Bristol City 0-2 Reading FC: The Alternative View

After Tuesday's disappointing result, the Royals headed to the West Country, with all the comments from the Reading camp about starting another unbeaten run.

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Reading quickly broke into a two goal lead at Ashton Gate and never looked threatened by a Bristol City side who although having the cash to spend, failed to secure a few big name signings.

As you can imagine the Robins faithful weren’t over the moon with the referee, the team selection, the manager or life in general, and I have put a few of the tweets that I can find that don’t have swearing on below.


As you can imagine, whenever an opposing team score a goal, the fans generally will look for any reason why it shouldn’t be given, and yep you guessed it, Saturday was no exception.

Given that this is the only comment about the goal being "offside" then I think we can put this down to over enthusiasm.


The comments started pre-match but for once at least Reading FC get some credit!

Everyone wants to be a manager……

Every fan at some point will think that they are the next Mourinho, Wenger, Ferguson or Steve Clarke. Fans always think that they know the best for the team and which 11 players to pick, and in true style after a defeat you can pretty much expect an avalanche of opinions. Here are a selection of comments:

Still want to be a manager……..?

In true style managers generally carry the can for any defeat and judging by the comments, this one was no different.


Starting this week with the BBC, and they look at the offside goal, explain why Nick Blackman was onside and give a fairly factual write up of the game.

The report from Sky Sports carries their normal goals highlight package, and they describe it as a cruise for Reading. It’s worth watching just to watch Garath McCleary do his best impression of Oliver Norwood for long range efforts!

ESPN FC carry the normal Sky report with a couple of minor alterations as well as a fair few stats, along with Sporting Life, whilst Clubcall carry a report which is mainly about us never looking like losing the game.

The Guardian let us down this week, as we are relegated to three lines half way down the page, bonus points for going straight to it!

Sportsmole’s report is worth looking at for the reaction reports rather than the actual match report, whilst Football League World have a rather interesting three things we learnt column, as they ‘big up’ Garath McCleary after his first start of the season.

The Bristol Post call it Bristol’s worst performance of the season and GetReading obviously are over the moon with the result.

Well this week we have the distraction Capital One Cup game against Everton and that should be a mark of actually how good this team is progressing. I will be back on Wednesday with the Alternative View of that game.