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Sheffield Wedneday Fan Verdict: Royals’ Dreadful Home Form Continues

How the Reading fans reacted to yet another defeat, this time at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday.

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Reading went into Saturday afternoon still searching for their first win of the season, but it was another defeat they got as Sheffield Wednesday ran out deserved winners. It was a pretty poor overall performance from Reading, who were clueless in attack, really fragile in defence and looked really unfit in midfield.

Performances and results cannot carry on the way they are or else it is going to be a long, long season. Here’s how the fans reacted some of the key talking points to come out of another loss in Berkshire...

Team selection

This seems to be propping up on Reading Twitter after almost every game at the moment, as it’s becoming evident that Clement still doesn’t know his strongest eleven - so much so that Andy Yiadom has been the only outfield player to have started every league game so far this season.

Competition is good within a big squad, but the reason that Clement is making so many changes is because there has been too many poor individual performances. Reading fans certainly had a lot to say about the starting eleven on Saturday afternoon...

What goes on during half-time?

Five of the nine goals that Reading have conceded in the league this season have come between the 45th and 60th minute, but none as quick as Saturday afternoon when Lucas Joao doubled the visitors lead no longer than 14 seconds into the second half.

As soon as the second went in on Saturday, the whole stadium went flat and, even when Liam Moore pulled one back, we never ever looked like getting something from the game. Here’s how the Reading fans responded to conceding another early second half goal...

Destined for relegation?

You’d think that talk of relegation is ludicrous this early into the season. However, after the game, Twitter was full of talk about whether this team is destined for relegation after just two points from a possible 18.

Let’s face it, Reading were seriously lucky that there were three worse teams in the Championship last season because, at times, we were truly awful. We all hoped for a fresh start under Clement. But after an underwhelming transfer window, Reading’s miserable form has continued. This is a team that is used to losing football games, which is a recipe for disaster.

Here’s what some of the fans were saying regarding relegation concerns after the game on Saturday...


It’s worrying times for all concerned at Reading. It’s crazy how just over a year since being a couple of penalty kicks away from the Premier League, we are in this position. The club feels rotten, and most fans - including myself - don’t really enjoy going to games anymore. But that means that we need to stick together, or else we are never going to get out of this.