In a new feature on readingfc.co.uk – we look back at what was happening at the club on this week throughout the ages…
Skipper Johnny Walker, followed by goalkeeper Meeson, leads out the Reading team for a League Cup game at Lincoln City on 9th December 1961. The Biscuitmen would run out 2-0 winners. The inspirational Walker played 287 league matches for the club between 1957 and 1965.
In The News…
The official website reports on some now familiar new editions...
Federici remains with Royals
Australian goalkeeper Adam Federici will again train with the Royals for this, a third consecutive week, whilst the Academy has eight international triallists, as well as two boys who are leaving Southampton.
Dane Mikkel Andersen (u16s goalkeeper), Swedes Alex & Janick Manzizila (u16s forwards) and Chris Tello (under 15s forward), Icelanders Brynjar Bjarnason (under 17s forward) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (under 15s midfielder) and Aussie Michael Sheppard (u16s midfielder) join ex-Saints Karl Yelland (u16s defender) and Liam Crook (u16s winger) are in training with our Academy.
This week in results...
9th December 1995, Port Vale 3-2 Reading (Morley, Quinn) Attendance 6376
14th December 1990, Tranmere Rovers 0-0 Reading, Attendance 4691
8th December 1979, Blackpool 5-2 Reading (Bowman, Kearney) Attendance 3834
10th December 1977, Reading 3-0 Doncaster Rovers (Kearns 2, Earles) Attendance 4321
10th December 1966, Oldham 1-3 Reading (Harris 2, Terry) Attendance 9722