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Return of the prodigal Pardew – Reading vs Newcastle United match preview

September 29th, 2012 | 15 Comments |

Reading F.C. vs Newcastle United.
The Royal Blues of Reading.
Venue: Madejski Stadium, Reading.
Date: Saturday, 29th Sept.
Kick off: 3:00pm
Referee: Andre Marriner (Sheldon, W.Mids).
UK TV: None.

Today sees Alan Pardew (complete with his new eight year contract), returning to his managerial alma mater, Reading.

Where José Mourinho and André Villas-Boas had Sir Bobby Robson, and Pep Guardiola had Johan Cruyff to guide them in their early stages of coaching, Pardew had Terry Bullivant. After a spell in the Autumn of his career as a player-coach under Bullivant at Barnet, Pardew subsequently moved with him to Reading in 1997. After playing 17 games for the Royals, once again as a player-coach, Pardew retired from playing, pressing on with his coaching role. When Bullivant resigned following a very poor run at Reading the following year, Pardew had his first taste of the hot seat as caretaker manager until the arrival of Tommy Burns. Like Bullivant before him, Burns didn’t last long, being sacked after the club were relegated to the then Division Two, leaving Pardew to be promoted to permanent manager in 1999. (more…)


Reading v Newcastle United – match preview.

April 12th, 2010 | 93 Comments |

Reading Radgies.
Reading Radgies.
Newcastle United finally manage to get rid of that game in hand we have been carrying for so long on Tuesday evening when we visit Reading’s Madejski Stadium. A win for the away side would mean that the title could be sealed as early as Saturday evening and without kicking a ball over the weekend, but that would only happen if West Brom fail to win against play-off chasing Middlesbrough aswell as us gaining the 3 points on Tuesday.

The home side have been in fine form of late having only lost twice in 15 games and are looking at maintaining a late charge for the play-off places themselves. A win would set them up nicely for the final few games of the season which are all against struggling opposition in the shape of Peterborough, Preston, Scunthorpe and Watford. Newcastle are themselves unbeaten in 13 matches and have their own eyes on the prize of the league title and are under instruction by manager Chris Hughton to wrap it up at the earliest possible opportunity. (more…)