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Our first appearance on Sky this season, maybe it will bring us some luck, like our first appearance on Setanta :D

Not only are we after our first away point, but our first away goal, but at least we finally have an away match, where you honestly think we can get something from the game, especially with Reading's current form...they've nearly let in as many goals as us :howler:

Expect Barnes too still be on the bench, and I bloody well hope to see Feilhaber, I want him starting, but at least on the bench.
 

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Yeah :D Was gutted last night, when those c**ts pulled that game back, Villa are f**king useless :howler:
 

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sadly Spurs will probably sack Jol sooner than later, and they might get a good manager and climb up a bit.

Reading, Bolton and one other I reckon are your targets, possibly Sunderland as I reckon they are ready to drop like a stone after their initial honeymoon.
 

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Fulham, they can score but conceed too many, if the goals dry up they will be in deep sh!t, still think Birmingham will struggle, Bruce is too bad a manager for them not too, also think Wigan and Boro will be down there all season long.
 

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Well a point against Bolton, another one here will be good, also good to see it still close down the bottom, our home forms not bad, nows the time to pick some points on the road.
 

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Potentially... just Potentially a chance to get our first away points of the season!!.... You can almost seeing us starting to get a bit settled in the league now.. and we need to start picking up points vs these teams. Reading have not been in the best of the form lately and would be great to snatch somethin from them at the Madjeski
Also another random thought... who would like to see the captiancy given to Pearson.. just think he has played out of his skin soo far this season.. reward him with something!
 

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Nah, Pearson doesn't seem much of a Captain, seems a very quiet lad to me. Oakley is doing a good job, Kenny Miller looks like Captain material though, cetainly is a leader on the pitch.
 

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It`s really the best chance for Derby to get the whole 3 pts out of one game . Reading is really suffering these days and you have to exploit that very well , they conceeded 4 goals from Liverpool in Carling , then unpredicted scores against Portsmouth .

just show high concentration and desire to win this game , then I`m sure
you `ll do a good result .

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jimbo jones said:
Our first appearance on Sky this season, maybe it will bring us some luck, like our first appearance on Setanta :D
you really unlucky .. I think in the eastern countries , all EPL games are broadcasting on TV which means all Derby County games . :smileani:


good luck ..
 

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you really unlucky .. I think in the eastern countries , all EPL games are broadcasting on TV which means all Derby County games . :smileani:


good luck ..
Well I prefer to be in the Stadium :)

You can usually find the games online as well, though when I tried for the Arsenal game it didn't work...not that I was too bothered in the end :howler:
 

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I'm just praying for a clean sheet after the 7 conceeded last weekend :(
Well we've not managed a goal on the road yet, can see it being a very tight game myself. Those 7 goals last week probably didn't do us any favours.
 

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Well I prefer to be in the Stadium :)

You can usually find the games online as well, though when I tried for the Arsenal game it didn't work...not that I was too bothered in the end :howler:
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of course to attend games in the stadium would be better .. for sure .
but when the game is away of Derby you have some problems as you have described .

regard . :cool:
 

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MATCH PREVIEW: READING v DERBY
Posted on: Thu 04 Oct 2007

Much like last week's clash with Bolton, the Rams' visit to Reading on Sunday doesn't take on must-win proportions but it is one that neither side will want to lose.

The Royals charged their way to Premier League promotion in 2006 and took the top-flight by storm last season to ultimately finish eighth and narrowly miss out on European football.

This time around, however, they've not made the best of starts and find themselves fourth from bottom, just two points ahead of Derby.

Reading go into Sunday's game on the back of the highest-scoring game in Premier League history - that extraordinary 7-4 defeat at Portsmouth.

For Derby, it's a chance to build on that point against Bolton in another encounter against one of the sides around them in the table.

Victory at the Madejski Stadium will lift Billy Davies's side above the Royals and give the Rams a real boost going into the international break.

TEAM NEWS

Glen Little and Kalifa Cisse miss out for Reading due to Achilles and knee injuries respectively.

Ibrahima Sonko played 90 minutes for the Royals' reserves in their 1-1 draw at Derby on Monday night after a lengthy absence but is unlikely to feature.

Mikkel Andersen has a pelvic problem and is still on the sidelines, while Bobby Convey and John Oster may be involved.

For Derby, Giles Barnes is expected to be fit after missing out on Monday's reserve game with a slight ankle knock.

Darren Moore also got an hour under his belt in the same match having been on the bench last week against Bolton.

Craig Fagan sits out the final game of his ban.

MATCH FACTS

Sunday's meeting will be the first between the two sides in the top-flight of English football.

Derby have won on only one of their four visits to the Madejski Stadium, losing on the other three.

Their last trip to Berkshire came on April 1 2006 as Reading beat Terry Westley's Derby side 5-0 to clinch top spot in the Championship.

Reading goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann is set for his 250th appearance in English football following spells at Fulham and Rochdale.

A start for Claude Davis will be his 100th league start in this country, including his time at Preston and Sheffield United.

THE REFEREE

Lancashire's Lee Mason takes charge of the Rams for the second time this season.

Mason oversaw the second game of the campaign, away at Manchester City, when he issued four yellow cards.

His season's total stands at 27 in eight games, with no dismissals.
 

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Well I don't need reminding of the last trip to the Madjeski, I remember it well, and with our away performances so far this season, if Reading weren't doing so poorly as well, I'd be really worried of another repeat.
 

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Well i don't think we'll win, i can see this being a bit of a stalemate especially after Reding conceeding 7 the other week and us conceeding about 57 over the last few weeks...well it felt like that. I reckon it will be a boring 0-0.
 

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Yeah, I do have the feeling, that with all the goals we've both been letting in, it's bound to be 0-0, and we'll bore the pants of all the Sky viewers :howler:
 

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Looking ahead at the weekends Premiership fixtures, this is a great chance for us to make a serious move up the table. If we can win (and of course that's a big if) we would go onto 8 points the same as Wigan who are currently 12th.

And looking at the fixtures

Man Utd v Wigan
Arsenal V Sunderland
Blackburn v Birmingham
Bolton v Chelsea
Fulham v Portsmouth
Liverpool v Spurs
Man City v Boro

Apart from us v Reading none of the other teams around us playing each other and every chance they will be getting no points this weekend. Of course you never no in foootball and surprises are likely, but I just feel this is a great chance for us, and if we can make a significant movement this weekend, it will do wonders for confidence.
 
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