Arsenal v Reading | Match Preview

Arsenal v Reading | Match Preview

As the international break comes to an end we finally get back to the Premier League as we head into the business end of the season. With just nine games remaining it’s crunch time for these two teams. With Reading fighting against relegation and Arsenal looking up at a ‘Top Four’ finish, both teams will be fighting for the precious three points.  Reading sit 19th in the league, seven points from 17th placed Aston Villa, whereas Arsenal who are placed …

"We've got to believe" Reading appoint Nigel Adkins as new manager

[caption id="attachment_29450" align="alignright" width="300"] Adkins' predecessor, Brian McDermott, accused of not spending enough money in January[/caption] Following the ill-timed dismissal of Brian McDermott just prior to the Royals' trip to Old Trafford almost two weeks ago, Reading have been searching for a new boss to take charge of the clubs desperate fight for Premier League survival. The names of Di Canio, Poyet and even Dick Advocaat have come and gone in the past fortnight and former Southampton boss Nigel Adkins …
What have Southampton learnt from Swansea? | City 3 Saints 2 | Opta Stats

What have Southampton learnt from Swansea? | City 3 Saints 2 | Opta Stats

Although very early days, there have been a lot of comparisons between Southampton and Swansea since the south coast side gained promotion from the Championship last season – with many tipping Southampton to ‘emulate’ Swansea’s achievements last year and finish the highest placed promoted team come the end of the season. Swansea began their first Premier League season last year by playing Manchester City away; the very same scenario Southampton faced upon their return to the top flight. Swansea lost …