Youngest Ever Fan At Madejski Stadium?
Is this an early Madejski Stadium record? Quite possibly! Among the 22,000 odd supporters at Reading's first ever game at the Mad House, the 3-0 victory over Luton Town on 22 August 1998, was none other than Ben Collins. Why amazing? Because Ben was just 8 days old.
Now that's the first way to bring up a kid. And here's Ben pictured below in his Kingsley Royal baby suit with parents Alan and Bridget:
When I was young I asked my mother,
... should I be Reading, should I be Swindon....,
Alois le Fleming Collins
Born: 14 August 1998 Time 7.03 p.m.
Weight: 8 pounds 15 ounces
Father : Alan Collins
Mother: Bridget Collins
Feet: V Large
Favourite chant: Come on you Rs