After Tuesday's defeat to Ipswich pretty much ended any lingering hopes that Reading FC had of a play-off campaign, the club returned to the Madejski Stadium to play a Wolves but sadly this one wasn't a classic....
Wolves Social Media Reacts
As your can probably imagine the thoughts of the Wolves fans and the Reading fans about the game is fairly similar. Questions about the manager, the signings and the ambition take centre stage with the Wolves fans and indeed the phrase "Meh" has never seemed more apt for a game of football.
What was apparent is the distinct sense of apathy within the Wolverhampton ranks and the sense that this is a mid-table team with mid-table ambitions.
Most exciting thing is the soup....
Pretty much sums it up from both sides...
Mediocre team + mediocre team = mediocre draw #wwfc— Russ Cockburn (@Dwarfio) February 6, 2016
90 minutes I'll never get back. Didn't even try to win #wwfc— Nick Greatbach (@NGreatbach) February 6, 2016
There are many answers to this……..
So you wanna be Newcastle fans?
Cutting, very cutting
Just walked past Matt Doherty in Reading train station, ghosted past him like most right wingers in the Championship on a weekly basis #WWFC— Louie Silvani (@louiesilvani4) February 6, 2016
Siggy outstanding today. Everyone else painfully average. Season over in February. Oh to be a Leicester City fan... #wwfc— Joe Parton (@joekparton93) February 6, 2016
Siggy never been the answer so why is he the lone striking option now #wwfc— Russ Cockburn (@Dwarfio) February 6, 2016
Can’t argue with this..
#wwfc good to see that with 11 focused played we can keep a clean sheet. How many do we need to score and win?— Nigel Cox (@NigelJPCox) February 6, 2016
Ok so we've established that the best thing about Saturday’s game was the leek & potato soup, so on that basis you can understand that the media coverage of the game was at an all-time low, with very few of the national’s giving the game much of mention.
With that being said, some did give us coverage starting with SkySports's primarily video driven coverage. What's impressive is that they've captured every second of the exciting parts of the game – all 2 minutes 12 seconds of it. It also highlights some shocking finishing, and the fact that Reading should have had a penalty for the challenge on Rakels.
The BBC report smacks of "look we couldn't be bothered" (and who could blame them!) with most of the write up on the Managers' comments. It’s also interesting that the interview with McDermott is on the site and for my money, he is refreshingly open about the "missing ingredient" and it’s well worth a listen.
The Birmingham Mail carry a report that either side could have won it with both forward lines spurning chances, and that Kenny Jackett still thinks Wolves can get into the play-off positions.
Over at The Express and Star, they try to make me look a little foolish by saying it was the ideal away performance from Wolves and only missing a goal, which actually make it sound like an exciting game.
Back to reality and GetReading’s Charles Watts gives an honest assessment in his video report, basically labelling Al-Habsi the star of the show and saying that Reading were a little toothless up front. He makes a very good point that many mediocre sides have come the to MadStad this year and gone away with a point or better…..
And that concludes another disappointing performance. With another tough home fixture on Saturday, it doesn't get any easier and the performance from the team need to improve or serious questions will soon start to be asked.
But as a wise man used to say before kick-off, 'back the boys and make some noise'. Right now it's about all we can do.