Wishing all loyal Royals a happy 106 day!Ten years have passed since Steve Coppell’s record-breaking Royals gloriously clinched the Championship title and promotion to the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history.
And they did it by winning a record number of points… an incredible 106!
And today, we now know the record will remain in Reading for another season! High-flying Northampton Town pushed us closest this season, but the League Two champions elect can now only achieve 105 points with six games remaining in their campaign. The Cobblers dropped points on Saturday against Notts County – they fought back to rescue a point, but couldn’t secure all three at Sixfields.
For those who need reminding… the final three points of our magical 106 were ours when Graeme Murty’s fairy-tale penalty kick sealed a 2-1 home win over QPR with our 99th goal of the season, scored on the final day of the 2005/06 campaign – ensuring Reading’s remarkable team would beat Sunderland’s 105-point tally achieved back in 1998/99.
And, for the tenth season running, Reading’s record remains intact. No team has won as many as 106 points in the entire Football League before or in the decade that has passed since that unforgettable Royals achievement.
Happy ‘106’ Day to all Reading fans! We’ve got the record… 106!