You've read the match reports & player ratings from us here at The Tilehurst End, so how did you all see the two games for Reading this week?
The opposition fans rightly are a bit miffed at Van La Parra, and probably rightly so. As usual they hammered the ref(!) but give them a reason and you will get booked. The "Gunter" effect also took differing viewpoints!
Might have got this a little wrong
Thoughts on the game tommorow #htafc #htfc— Josh (@WardTheWall) September 23, 2016
"It’s all about the red, about the red walk Parra"
RVLP got sent to off for this, clear dissent, and walks away from the official... #htafc pic.twitter.com/3DGYKJUIGh— HTAFC One (@OneHTAFC) September 25, 2016
Well, they may have been worse decisions…..
The van la parra red card was one of the most ridiculous things ive ever seen #htafc— TD (@TomWood_27) September 25, 2016
Can’t really argue
Both things Van la Parra was booked for. Deluded #htafc fans blaming the referee for sending him off #readingfc pic.twitter.com/yolpyH455t— Will (@Quinniesta) September 25, 2016
Gunter lucky to only get a yellow?
#htafc fans moaning about Gunter not getting red. He got the ball first... Even if it was a foul, you're not clean through on half way line.— Mr Beake (@beakey10) September 25, 2016
"Who are you, who are you?"
We're being beaten by an insignificant club...#htafc— Mr Ernold Same (@MrErnoldSame) September 24, 2016
Could our Tuesday curse be back? After dispatching Huddersfield the Royals crashed back with an abject bang on Tuesday night. The Bees fans however seem to be a quiet bunch and their Twitter activity was well, quiet.
I did however learn an awful lot about Bees, and the various kinds whilst hunting for tweets, I mean did you know that they monitor bee hives for weight and temperature, or that bee killing Asian Hornets have arrived in Britain – No? Neither did I and will probably sleep better for it. Anyway back to Tuesday night and as you can imagine the "Bees" fans where a little overjoyed with the result, and Mr Swift probably isn’t high on any Christmas card list.
Formation, formation, formation
Reading FC playing the strangest formation ever seen. One player in the middle third of the pitch, and that was John Swift #bfc #rfc— Lewis Sluman (@SlumanBee) September 27, 2016
Early days my friends
Fortress GP...#BrentfordFC at home:— Brentford Beeswax (@BrenfordB) September 28, 2016
- unbeaten in 9, scored 22
- won 6 of last 7
- conceded 2 in 6
- W4 D1 this season
- scored 9 in last 2 pic.twitter.com/JCKs9fRaLB
Stam, couldn’t we get a player like this
Scott Hogan does it again - 14 in last 14 league apps for #brentfordfc. #Bees buzzing!— Goodbrand Stats (@StatsChristian) September 27, 2016
There are things in life more important that footie
No fan should ever go to a game and not return home. I hope the person that suffered a heart attack tonight at GP is ok #BrentfordFC— Alex (@AlexOver81) September 27, 2016
(fortunately the man in question is recovering in hospital)
OK, we lost. OK, it wasn’t great. However most Reading fans would have snapped your hand off to have 17 points from our first 10 games and be within a win of the play-off spots.
The last three wins have shown a resilient side to the Royals, so we need to learn from the Brentford result, park it and get back to winning ways.
Saturday brings Derby to the Mad Stad and the return of a Mr Blackman who finally found the back of the net for his new club (albeit a penalty). It's pretty much a dead certainty that he'lll score against us Saturday, so Reading will have to find the way to score more than one goal in a game. Much rests I feel on Samuel and Mendes being given a chance, and after Tuesday’s performance I think a few players might be sweating on team selection.
Anyway onwards and upwards cmon urzzzz