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Reading A-A Fulham: Player Ratings

To be honest I've guessed most of these...

Reading v West Bromwich Albion - The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round
This man had a great 30 second cameo.
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Ali Al-Habsi: 6

On his birthday, Al-Habsi tried to win the award for the game's strangest decision by coming a long way out of his box only to hoof the ball into the East Stand. Unfortunately for him, that accolade went to referee James Linington for calling the game off as the fog had begun to clear. On a fashion note, it was strange to see Al-Habsi wearing blue. You'd have thought pink or yellow might have been better in fog.

Chris Gunter: N/A

Couldn't see him because of the fog. Sorry.

Tyler Blackett: 5

Unfortunately for Blackett, he was one of the few players that I could see from the North East corner. Gave the ball away far too cheaply, often 'hitting and hoping'. Although in the fog that's probably what most players were doing.

Liam Moore: 10

Didn't see much of Moore who is quickly becoming everyone's favourite Reading player, but he gets full marks for summing up every fans' frustrations in this tweet. Albeit without the expletives.

Joey van den Berg: N/A

See Chris Gunter.

George Evans: N/A

See Joey van den Berg and Chris Gunter.

Liam Kelly: 9

His team-mates are unlikely to have spotted him due to the conditions, and I certainly couldn't see him. Although I presume he won everything in the air. Also gets a high rating for signing a new contract.

Danny Williams: N/A

See Chris Gunter, Joey van den Berg and George Evans. Should have died his hair luminous yellow so he could be seen. Was booked. Apparently.

Callum Harriott: 5

Again one of the few players that I could actually see. Really isn't suited to the wing-back role and let the likes of Fredericks and Ayite get to the byline far too often. Showed his attacking quality though with a superb run and powerful shot that forced a good save from Button. It did also result in him being substituted through injury though.

Garath McCleary: 5

Really should have done better with his one on chance ten minutes in, but who knows how well he did after that.

Yann Kermorgant: 6

Actually seemed to cope quite well in the fog. Sent McCleary clean through with a great chipped through ball, and then had an attempt of his own saved by David Button. Yann Kermurk(y)ant they call him back in France.

I'll get my coat. And in this weather I'll need it.


Paul McShane: 10

Came on for the injured Callum Harriott but I couldn't see how well he played so I'll have to take the Irishman's word for it that he played out of his skin.