Reading Lose – Good News For Newcastle


In what was some good news for Newcastle United tonight Reading were beaten 1-0 at home by QPR and remain a full 6 points behind Newcastle and we also have a much superior goal difference.

Reading had been expected to beat QPR and get within 3 points of Newcastle, but a first half goal from Jamie Mackie was enough to give QPR a precious 3 points and it was a big chance lost by Reading.

Reading were dominant at the beginning of the game, but QPR manager Ian Holloway had tightened up their defense and they played well and in the end deserved to win the game.

Reading manager Jaap Stam

After the game a disappointed Reading manager Jaap Stam had this to say:

“We weren’t good enough on the day. We had a lot of possession and created a couple of chances, but it was difficult to play against a team who dropped in deep very far.

“It was very hard to create a lot of chances and you can see they’ve got quality as well.”

“They were waiting for the chance to get out on the break and they succeeded once in the first half and scored that goal.”

This is what a proud QPR manager Ian Holloway had to say:

“I’m bursting with pride. That’s a really good team we’ve played tonight and it wasn’t easy.”

“I’ve got some young boys in there I’m so proud of, and some senior ones.”

“Every single person has gone through hell and back in the last couple of weeks and when you clear things it’s like a blockage.”

“When someone doesn’t want to be there or isn’t there for the right reasons you just need to freshen things up.”

“Can you ask for any more than that? I don’t think so.”

Here’s the top six in the league table as it stands at the moment:

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
1Newcastle464594
2Brighton463493
3Reading46485
4Sheffield Wednesday461581
5Huddersfield46-281
6Fulham462880

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10 comments so far

  • SPRINGY

    Jan 12, 2017 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #1

    overrated
    aye sels looks like a bit of a lemon as far as transfers go but he was highly rated.. in belgium was it,when we signed him…he may come good,the spanish keeper at man utd ( cant remember his name now) was terrible when he first came and he is a massive player for them now,im not comparing sels and him before u jump all over me and laughig… just stating that a player may look bad but come good with time….but sels might not do it…he may end up out on loan and then sign quietly for some belgium side 6 month from now.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 12, 2017 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #2

    De Gae, not you the keeper

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 12, 2017 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #3

    lindisfarne
    aye thats him,cheers…had memory block…..remembered de something but just could’nt convince my sell it was anything i was thinking of!!lol

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 12, 2017 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #4

    “There is that expectancy in the city which is only right. It’s a magnificent club and city.”

    RIP G.Taylor

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 12, 2017 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #5

    SPRINGY

    No worries, I said more or less the same thing the other day and had to Google it….oops!

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 13, 2017 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #6

    lindisfarne
    the transfer activity is looking canny dead for us at the minute…you think anything going to happen?

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 13, 2017 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #7

    Reading are away to Derby at the weekend. Time to put more daylight between us and them.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 13, 2017 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #8

    Might finally get Tiote off the books, otherwise only something from leftfield. We are not really going to attract quality Internationals until we are promoted and the domestic PL players are generally dross. Cairney is a revelation to me, looks class but could be only a one season wonder. Hughes still has the tag of being good for his age, by the Derby fans, but that detracts from the fact he has not progressed in the years he has been playing. The other players linked I have little interest in.

    Off to bed

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  • cyprus

    Jan 13, 2017 at 5:55 AM

    Comment #9

    That was an important result. Within three points we would’ve felt the pressure, the three four pursuers had seemed relentless.

    Their spanking to man utd helped

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  • Mag52

    Jan 13, 2017 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #10

    Reading are due for a bit of a blip after a good run, as are Huddersfield and Leeds.

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