MATCHWATCH : Wigan Athletic (a) sponsored by Nicky Forster

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MATCHWATCH : Wigan Athletic (a) sponsored by Nicky Forster

by Sutekh » 05 Nov 2016 10:14



It's Saturday again and next up a visit to bogey team Wigan Athletic, just what we need ahead of a 2 week break.

Reading seem to have a knack of storing up their most inept performances and producing them in spades when Wigan pop up on the fixture list.

While Wigan have been struggling in the league it doesn't seem to make any difference to the outcome as they've been struggling in the league in nearly all of the most recent league games we've played them in yet we haven't registered a win in any them.

To cap it all, today we really won't know what to expect from them and they're all going to be up for impressing their new manager, Warren Joyce, who was only appointed a couple of days ago. Deep joy.

Wigan will welcome back on loan striker Adam Le Fondre (who?) after he missed their win at his parent club Cardiff last week. Max Power also returns but Nick Powell, Donervon Daniels, Reece James, Andy Kellett and Alex Gilbey are all missing through injury.

No suspensions for the Royals but Williams, van den Berg and Moore are all one card away from avoiding an appearance against Burton (presuming here that Wednesday night's 7.30pm kick off at the Mad Stad against Yeovil in the EFL Checkacrowd Trophy doesn't register as a game on the disciplinary chart).

Rakels, Mendes, Jaakkola and Quinn are all still crocked but at least there are no new injuries to worry about so I would expect an unchanged team from last weeks starting XI : Habsi, Gunter, Berg, Blackett, Moore, McShane, McCleary, Beerens, Swift, Kermorgant, Williams

Refereeing this one will be Nottinghamshire's David Coote



Previous games

17 Sep 2016 > Barnsley 1-2 Reading
12 Jan 2016 > Derby County 1-1 Reading
22 Aug 2015 > Reading 0-0 MK Dons
16 Feb 2014 > Queen's Park Rangers 1-3 Reading
07 Dec 2013 > Reading 1-2 AFC Bournemouth
03 Aug 2013 > Reading 2-1 Ipswich Town
11 Feb 2012 > Reading 2-0 Coventry City

Record against Wigan is pretty poor generally, we are long overdue some decent results against them with the current run of 0 wins in 7 games (2 draws, 5 defeats) being the worst run we've been on with them.

Reading have made the trip to Wigan in the league 20 times previously and have lost on 11 occasions with only 2 wins to show for it. Full record is...

Pld 20
W 2
D 7
L 11
F 15
A 34

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by Nameless » 05 Nov 2016 10:38

regarding the Checkatrade trophy , it is a completely standalone competition in terms of discipline. Any suspensions are not counted, so if someone got sent off today they can play against Yeovil despite being otherwise suspended. Likewise and red or yellow cards incurred in the Checkatrade only apply to that competition.
So there may be circumstances when you could get sent off and there effectively be no sanction applied to you, bar missing a bit of the game.

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by Sutekh » 05 Nov 2016 14:17

Reading XI : Habsi, Gunter, Evans, Blackett, Moore L, McShane, McCleary, Harriott, Swift, Kermorgant, Williams

Subs : Moore S, Obita, Berg, Samuel, Kelly, Watson, Meite

Wigan XI : Bogdan, Perkins, Buxton, Gomez, MacDonald, Power, Le Fondre, Jacobs, Warnock, Burn, Burke

Subs : Jaaskelainen, Byrne, Grigg, Garbutt, Wildschut, Morgan, Davies

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by RoyalBlue » 05 Nov 2016 15:00

IIRC this ref hasn't been overly kind to us in the past. I seem to recollect referring to him as being as daft as his namesake, albeit missing an e.

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by tidus_mi2 » 05 Nov 2016 15:00

They don't have di Santo any more so we'll be fine right?


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by genome » 05 Nov 2016 15:10

Very pleased with that line up.

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by tidus_mi2 » 05 Nov 2016 15:13

1-0 McCleary already!

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by Sutekh » 05 Nov 2016 15:14

Well suddenly 2 minutes of silence from the Emirates and Radio 5 coverage cuts in totally wiping out the McCleary goal after about 50 seconds. Well done BBC Berks.
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by 10539.4 Miles Away » 05 Nov 2016 15:14

LOLZ 1-0 in the first minute from a long ball, DO YOU SEE JAAP!


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by tidus_mi2 » 05 Nov 2016 15:15

Sutekh Well 2 minutes of silence from the Emirates and Radio 5 coverage totally wiping out the McCleary goal after about 1 minutes. Well done BBC Berks.

Glad I have a player subscription then, no delay to the BBCRB commentary :wink:

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by Royal Ginger » 05 Nov 2016 15:16

Damnit, there goes my score prediction.

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by Sutekh » 05 Nov 2016 15:16

WTF ? 2-0 both from McCleary and only 4 minutes played.

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by royalp-we » 05 Nov 2016 15:16

2-0! 4 mins gone! GTFI!!!
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by tidus_mi2 » 05 Nov 2016 15:16

2-0 McCleary lmao

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by 10539.4 Miles Away » 05 Nov 2016 15:16

Whats the record for the fastest ever hattrick? Penalty now please!

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by blueroyals » 05 Nov 2016 15:17

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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by moo » 05 Nov 2016 15:18

lolz wigan muppets

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by alfie9 » 05 Nov 2016 15:18

lol Wigan

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by exileinleeds » 05 Nov 2016 15:19

Have Wigan actually turned up? 0-2 after 5 minutes might suggest they have not.

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by Longhorn1970 » 05 Nov 2016 15:20

MOF !!!!

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