From the Stands
I rounded off a football filled week with a trip to the Madejski Stadium for Reading vs. Bournemouth. Pre game if I’m honest I didn’t really give Bournemouth much hope with the run they were on and it also seemed as if Reading had found a little bit of form. How wrong I would be. I was interested to see how Reading played having seen them on the opening day against Ipswich. I wasn’t mightily impressed with them that day but I gave them the benefit of the doubt that it was only the first game and they would get better. I have tipped them to go straight back up from the off, however that looks a very poor prediction. As for Bournemouth they again started with the 4-1-4-1 that I said after the QPR game, doesn’t particularly work with Bournemouth. Howe made changes though, all of them good in my opinion too.
The game wasn’t a classic and was one of the poorest I’ve seen all season. Reading started reasonably brightly and had a lot of possession but never really created anything or looked dangerous. Bournemouth were quite comfortable and got a free kick in a dangerous area. I said to my girlfriend before it was taken, set pieces are likely to be Bournemouth’s biggest danger having seen the first part of the game where Grabban was chasing long aimless balls all alone up front. Continue reading