Eamonn's son will lead the Reading team out at Wembley. This is a great gesture to recognise the enormous contribution Eamonn made to getting many of our players to where they are today. Well done to those responsible.
Having raised nearly £10 mil through sales this season ( Hector, Blackman, Sa ) on their instructions, my understanding is that not one of the owners nor the omnipresent Paroj made any contact with NH during the leaving process unlike SJM.
Thought Chris Davies was excellent after the game when he immediately ran onto pitch to stop Blackman making a real nob of himself by confronting Cottrell. Steven Reid was also there giving support. Despite Cottrell's antics Blackman does have serious issues and the quicker he goes the better.
Thought he controlled the game, and recovered well from making the initial mistake that led to their goal, although MacShane had 2 chances to recover. Hope he starts against Derby, but what about Williams? Clarke has challenges all across midfield and attack on who he leaves out. What a change !
Eamonn has worked tirelessly supporting the development of youngsters coming through the Academy, both all those who progressed to professional status and even premiership, and those who did not make it. For him it has been as important to help those that needed to find an alternative path as those ...