Reading sack manager Brian McDermott | Stats

Reading sack manager Brian McDermott | Stats

Premier League strugglers Reading have sacked manager Brian McDermott after a disappointing home defeat to Aston Villa. Losing last weekend at the Madejski Stadium to Villa marked the 4th defeat in a row in the Premier League and has left the Royals 4 points adrift of safety. It would seem the powers that be within the club have decided enough was enough and a major clear out needed; starting with the man in charge. A short statement has been released on …

"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 …
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 …
Reading 0 Southampton 2 | Match Report & Stats

Reading 0 Southampton 2 | Match Report & Stats

Reading’s hopes of surviving the relegation battle they currently find themselves in took another knock today, as they were defeated 2-0 by Southampton at the Madejski stadium. A 2-0 loss at home to Southampton signalled a move closer to the Championship. Jay Rodriguez opened the scoring in the first half when he slid the ball through Adam Federici’s legs. Adam Lallana sealed the win when he nutmegged Federici after finding himself one on one with the keeper. Reading came into …
Reading 0 Liverpool 0 | Match Review & Stats

Reading 0 Liverpool 0 | Match Review & Stats

Reading managed to achieve a clean sheet for the first time in 10 games against Liverpool, as the match resulted in a 0-0 draw. The home side came into the game after losing 2-0 at home to Southampton last week, while Liverpool were looking for a win after a goalless draw with West Ham United at Anfield last Sunday. The game got off to a nervy start as Reading struggled to keep possession of the ball but still managed to …
Who is the best Premier League right-back? | Stats Comparison

Who is the best Premier League right-back? | Stats Comparison

Do Substitutes Win Games? | Premier League 12-13 Stats Analysis

Do Substitutes Win Games? | Premier League 12-13 Stats Analysis

We've all been there.  Your team is a goal down, with 20 minutes to go and you know the only way to get a result is to make substitutions.  But how many?  And who?  Once the changes have been made you can sit back and wait for the sub to score the goal that may salvage a point.  They always do.  Don't they? The substitution is the final throw of the dice, and often the sign of a desperate man(ager).  Whilst there are …
Are Referees biased towards the Home Team? | EPL Stats Analysis

Are Referees biased towards the Home Team? | EPL Stats Analysis

Research has been conducted looking into whether referee's are biased towards certain teams or individuals. Manchester United tend to have a reputation from rival supporters for 'Fergie time', gaining more penalties than other teams at home, especially with Howard Webb. Marouane Fellaini even stated that referee's were biased towards English players following his head butt on Ryan Shawcross. For this article I am going to focus on comparisons between home and away games in relation to the number of fouls …
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