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Reading FC’s Moment Of 2011 – The Results

January 15, 2012 Leave a comment

After two weeks of voting you’ve had your say on what you thought were Reading FC’s greatest moment of 2011. Unsurprisingly the 3-0 play-off semi final win at Cardiff came out on top with 41.26% of the vote, well clear of December’s 3-0 win over West Ham, which was second with 18.8%. Completing the top three was the play-off final defeat to Swansea which has 12.59% of the vote, just ahead of the 1-0 cup win at Everton with the 4-3 win at Forest rounding out the top five.

If the series proved anything though, it’s that 2011 was a pretty great year to be a Reading fan and one that has probably only been surpassed by 2006 in terms of year round great moments. We beat two Premier League sides on the way to an FA Cup Quarter Final, surged into the play-offs, upset the odds to reach Wembley for the first time in 16 years and then dragged ourselves up from 23rd to 5th as the year drew to a close.

Some clubs don’t get such drama in a decade and I’m sure I join every Reading fan in thanking the players, management and those in charge at the club for bringing us some unforgettable moments and great drama.

Now that the soppyness is out the way, do you think maybe you could just win a play-off final and make 2012 even better?

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Reading FC Moment Of 2011 – You Choose

January 4, 2012 2 comments

So we’ve put out our nominations for the best Reading FC moments of 2011.

As a reminder your choices are.

A) Reading 1-0 West Brom – Baggies Beaten

B) Everton 0-1 Reading – Captain Mills’ Finest Hour

C) Reading 3-1 Leicester – Kebe’s Magic Sinks Sven

D) Cardiff 0-3 Reading – Play-off Pandemonium

E) Reading 2-4 Swansea – So Close But So Far

F) Leicester 0-2 Reading – Royals Upset Promotion Favourites

G) Forest 3-4 Reading – Madness At The City Ground

H) Bristol City 2-3 Reading – Winning Ugly With a Beauty From The Beast

I) Ipswich 2-3 Reading – The Late, Late Show

J) Reading 3-0 West Ham – Kebe Socks It To The Hammers

You can pick up to three choices and we’ll have the results a week on Friday.   Feel free to leave your reasons for voting in the comments section below

Top Ten Reading FC Moments Of 2011 – Part 10: Kebe Socks It To The Hammers

January 4, 2012 2 comments

The Scene: Championship game at the Madejski Stadium, December 10

Result: Reading 3-0 West Ham

2011 was a great year to be a Royals fan, but the 2011/12 season was still lacking that signature result that made you go into 2012 thinking we could match the previous campaign’s highs. But in the middle of December Reading managed to put three past promotion favorites West Ham as Jimmy Kebe stole the show.

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Top Ten Reading FC Moments Of 2011 – Part 9: The Late, Late, Late Show

January 2, 2012 1 comment

The Scene: Championship Game at Portman Road, November 26

Result: Ipswich 2-3 Reading

While Saturday’s game with Ipswich may not have been that entertaining, the same can’t be said for November’s game at Portman Road when Reading came back from the dead to shock the home fans and edge themselves closer to play-off contention.

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Top Ten Reading FC Moments Of 2011 – Part 8: Winning Ugly With A Beauty From The Beast

December 30, 2011 1 comment

The Scene: Ashton Gate, September 27th

Result: Bristol City 2-3 Reading

Again, if this were simply a ‘best games of 2011’  this game wouldn’t make the list as it was one of Reading’s worst performances of the calendar year. However, the nature of the win and the context of when it came was vital and a the emotion shown by Brian and the players after the game proved what a massive win it really was.

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Top Ten Reading FC Moments Of 2011 – Part 7: Madness at the City Ground

December 30, 2011 1 comment

The Scene: Championship game at the City Ground, Saturday April 9, 2011

Result: Nottingham Forest 3-4 Reading

Generally we’ve been doing these chronologically but due to the chaos over Christmas I’ve only just been able to catch up, so apologies that this one’s out of order but I think we’ll all agree there’s no harm when it’s a game as good as this one.

Below the jump I’ll be looking at another key game on our road to Wembley and one of the most exciting away games in recent years.

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Top Ten Reading FC Moments Of 2011 – Part 6: Royals upset promotion favourites

December 26, 2011 1 comment

The Scene: King Power Stadium, Leicester: 13th August 2011

Result: Leicester City 0-2 Reading

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