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The Alternative View: Brighton, Cardiff & MK Dons Fans Views

With the transfer window finally shut, @davemc_exile found the opposition fans' views on our games last week.

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Brighton & Hove Albion

The defeat at Newcastle left a few wounds and a match against a previously dominant Brighton side, probably wasn't the game that most people would have wanted. However, looking back Reading were unlucky only to get a draw, with the focus being on Joey's own goal and sending off, and a "robust" Kermorgant tackle.

He's good but not quite that good.....

They may have Knockaert......

But he ain't gonna be on Strictly.....

Teams like.......

Ah teams like Reading.....

Anyone want to double check the possession stats?

MK Dons

After the game against Brighton and a heavy schedule so far this season with pretty much the same team, saw a much changed Reading side struggle against a youthful MK Dons side. It's fair to say that Karl Robinson had made a point before the game of stating that he wasn't fielding a strong side and this competition wasn't high on his agenda, nevertheless his team do deserve credit for taking the game to Reading.

The main blot on this game was the injury to Rakels.

Given that the lack of interest amongst both the fans and the media, then the social scene was a tad quiet.

For once ticket pricing is mentioned in a positive way

Fans always like spirit

The future looks bright for MK Dons

Stunning goal

Cardiff City

Two tough games led up to the weekend's game against a struggling Cardiff side, who earlier in the day announced that their captain and goalkeeper was heading to Hull. This as you can probably understand didn't sit well with the Bluebirds faithful, most of which is largely unable to be repeated on a website such as this.....

The underlying trends on the social media scene were the impending departure, the lack of crowds and shock that a certain ex-Royal was on the bench for the game!

What a difference three hours makes....

Sure we had this song last time out!

Someone's not happy....

and we moan about the crowds at Reading....

Love for Alf!


Reading seem to be clicking. Stam has called for the fans to be patient with his style and as fans we have to trust in his methods. Some of the booing and comments from the MK Dons game were a little harsh, and the possession style that we have now embraced will take time to get right. Leading up to the international break we have had some hard games and taking the Wolves game out of it, which was a poor performance, we have at times played some excellent football.

There has been a lot of football played in a short period of time and whilst not always the high tempo going forward play everyone likes to see, there is a case that this is a work in progress. Most games we have had control over possession and position, once we figure out the best line up and the players get to know each over, then this will only increase our chances of three points.

Right we all get a breather now for an international break and I will be back after the Ipswich game. Until then – c'mon urzzzzz!