Match Report: 2011/2012 Season

27 August 2011: CHAMPIONSHIP
Reading: -.
Hull: Brady (73 mins).
Half Time: 0-0.

Attendance: 17,295

Pos Team P Pts GD
19 Leeds 5 4 -1
20 READING 5 4 -1
21 Birmingham 3 3 -2
Reading: A Federici, I Harte (J Mills, 82), A Griffin (S Church, 79), K Gorkss, A Pearce, J McAnuff, M Leigertwood, J Kebe, J Karacan, H Robson-Kanu, N Hunt (M Manset, 73).
Subs not used: A McCarthy, B Gunnarsson.
Hull: A Basso, L Rosenior, J Hobbs, A Dawson, J Chester, R Koren , P McKenna, T Cairney, A McLean (J Simpson, 87), M Fryatt (N Barmby, 80), R Brady.
Subs not used: D Adebola, J Dudgeon, C Evans.
Reading: Griffin.
Hull: Koren, McKenna, Fryatt.
Ref: Oliver Langford.

No need to comment on game. As was dismal from both teams. As far as Reading are concerned time to get to back to basics. First weakness that needs addressing is both fullbacks.
Hull had an obvious game plan to target Harte. A very average Hull "winger" exposed all of Harte's frailities. With a lack of pace, his experience and positional play contributes nothing. Jobi and Kebe are receiving no support with overlaps. So its left to them to beat players which most often results in lost possession.
Lower West

I must have been one of many who watched Hull's goal over and over tonight and, for all his faults, Harte was reasonably tight on Brady as he was searching for the half a yard that would allow him to deliver his cross/shot. Both attackers in the 6 yard box were also tightly marked and not impeding the 'keeper yet when the ball was delivered from 25 yards Federici wasn't even close to preventing it ending up in the back of the net. I agree that The Zimmer Brothers, who masquerade as our full backs, are the biggest handicap and are rightly being targeted as our Achilles heel but it's not true that they are making Fed look cr@p... he does that all by himself and far too frequently. McCarthy is inexperienced but Federici has had the job for 2 seasons and still isn't fit to lace Hahnemann's boots... and on that basis we shouldn't have to wait another 5 games for him to be replaced. After 4 straight defeats we need action now!!
In all his years with us how often was Marcus beaten by a shot from outside the box let alone lobbed by an incoming cross :| Fed is not unlucky, he's just not very good and it's time others stopped making excuses for him. Meanwhile, Cummings must have the patience of a saint. Unless he becomes a regular in this team in the very near future we won't deserve to hang onto him. I believe this is now a really competitive squad but it's currently crying out for some ruthless management and I'm looking for the real Brian McDermott to step up to the plate rather than the one who seems far too fond of the tried and failed Coppell approach of hanging onto those who have long since ceased to perform to the required standard.
Woodcote Royal

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A superb second-half Robbie Brady strike from outside the area secured victory for Hull against Reading. The Tigers, who had failed to score in their opening three home league and cup games, were on top early on with Aaron McLean and Brady both going close. Adam Federici had a busy time in the Royals goal, turning Matt Fryatt's powerful right-footed effort behind. Hull won it when Brady drilled a 25-yard shot into the net as Reading lost for the fourth time in a row. The Royals will hope that striker Adam Le Fondre, signed from Rotherham United on Saturday, will be able to make a quick impression. The visitors had few clear-cut chances against a solid Hull defence. The normally-reliable Ian Harte lifted a free-kick high over the crossbar midway through the first half. Royals boss Brian McDermott, who handed Kaspars Gorkss his debut after signing him from QPR, urged his side forward and Hal Robson-Kanu responded with a fine 20-yard drive which went just wide. But Hull deserved their goal on the balance of play and both clubs now have a two-week break before their next fixtures.
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