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Reading Let Lead Slip Against Cardiff

12 December 2017
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Paul McShane almost snatched a victory for Reading in the dying seconds of stoppage time but they had to settle for a point when for eighty minutes they looked set to claim a magnificent home win against second placed City. Reading, deservedly ahead by two goal at half time, finally succumbed to intense City pressure to concede two late goals. Having appeared to have weathered the storm of City's second half onslaught the Royals lost their composure and discipline in the last ten minutes allowing the visitors to salvage a point. It was a disappointing outcome for Reading fans but probably a fair reward for City's second half endeavour.


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 John Madejski's Wallet

» 11 Dec 2017 23:14

Well that sucked at the end.

As good as we were first half, second half we went into ourselves and just let them push us back.
Missed some corkers at 2-0 and ooooooh that Mcshane header at the end.

Joey and Bamba were imperious

In other news, my balls still haven't appeared


» 11 Dec 2017 23:19

That would of been a dreadful 2 nil win but instead it was a shambolic 2:2 draw.

Good night.


» 11 Dec 2017 23:21

Eh? The colds gone to your head


» 11 Dec 2017 23:27

Fully deserved the 2-0 HT lead, 20 minutes into the 2nd half we had chances to kill them off, only the last 20 when the taffs put us under the cosh, take a day off work tomorrow and get your arse down to specsavers.


» 11 Dec 2017 23:36

I think you can divide that game up into neat quarters

We were rubbish until we scored
Then great until half time
We were solid if unthreatening until Warnock got sent off
Then we were pants again


» 11 Dec 2017 23:42

I’m a Stam fan, but his second half tactics cost us that win. The players looks confused, disorganised and out of position. At times they were screaming at each other and didn’t know who they were marking, and we completely lost the wide threat when it looked like we moved barrow more centrally up top and moved Aluko into midfield and changed to the dreaded 3–5-2. I don’t think Cardiff looked great, but we didn’t enough to finish them off. Livid.


» 11 Dec 2017 23:52

Not for the first time this season. Almost carbon copy of Fulham. WHY DO WE SIT BACK ON A LEAD. IT NEVER WORKS!! :evil: :evil: :evil:


» 12 Dec 2017 00:02

Threw it away 2nd half. We got cocky on 2-0 should have converted chances. Gradually went to pieces as Aluko and Barrow weren’t able to hold the ball to give the defence any respite.

Cardiff weren’t world beaters by any stretch and we should have been able to see that game out.

Stam should have made subs far earlier than he did but we should have won it at the death. Bizarre.


» 12 Dec 2017 00:07

Fuming at the way we threw that away.

But all put into perspective by the person receiving CPR on the bus for a good 15 minutes after the match. Really hope they came out the other side.

It doesnt really matter eh.

 Jackson Corner

» 12 Dec 2017 00:11

Didn’t learn the lessons from Barnsley. 2-0 up at half time defended to deep. Said then if we do that against a better side we will be punished. Just hope the penny finally drops. On the plus side just one defeat in nine slowly moving up the table.

 Snowflake Royal

» 12 Dec 2017 00:11

Not for the first time this season. Almost carbon copy of Fulham. WHY DO WE SIT BACK ON A LEAD. IT NEVER WORKS!! :evil: :evil: :evil:

I'm assuming this is a pisstake given our fantastic record of winning once we've got our heads in front.

I'm not sure how Joey accidentally playing someone through on goal under no pressure at all against a side who had zero threat is like one of the top two piling on pressure and getting reward.


» 12 Dec 2017 00:14

Not for the first time this season. Almost carbon copy of Fulham. WHY DO WE SIT BACK ON A LEAD. IT NEVER WORKS!! :evil: :evil: :evil:


I think it's grossly inaccurate and utter horse sheet to say we sat back on the lead.

We had 2-3 chances in second half. The only reason the chances dried up slightly was because Cardiff got a lot better and we got slightly worse.

Even then we were still pushing up the pitch

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