BarneyVictor Meldrew A truly dire game that had 0-0 written all over it until the joy of a 98th minute winner from who is now probably my favourite player and not just for the goal.
I was surprised at the general reaction on BBCRB that this was better than before , much changed etc.
Apart from the occasional quicker clearance this wasn't much better than before but the result was so important.
Good to hear a well balanced interview from Bowen who admitted that it wasn't a great performance but the boys tried hard.
As for ratings, the centre-backs all played well, Yiadom should really practice crossing a ball ,Obita looks a shadow of his old self but produced a great shot and Ejaria is an exciting player-other than those I thought the rest were mediocre.
We were there for the taking but they chose not to although Pearson once again looks a cut above and was the tidiest player on the pitch.
I have never seen a game with so many apparent head injuries and I think the ref must have had a circular from the Refs' Association to make him stop the game whenever anybody was tackled strongly just in case there was a head injury.
We are not totally blameless in feigning injury but Preston took it to a much higher level and it is a pathetic aspect of the modern game.
Guessing this is a wind up, but it was NOT a truly dire game. Can only assume that the poster does not go to many games.
For anyone that DIDN'T go, this was a decent hard-working performance by Reading. And Preston's continual drive to waste time turned out to bite them in the backside.
Much more vigour and commitment than recent games.
All in all, a deserved 3 points....and NOT A DIRE GAME
See what the next 3 posters wrote.
As the fellow behind me said, this was like watching a Div 1 game, the quality from both sides was so low.
As fans (yes I do go to the odd thousand games) we were relieved and even the manager described the game in poor terms and maybe that sense of relief has clouded your judgement or perhaps you haven't been to many games..