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Friday 19 December 2014 11:25 PM

Reading FC News

New Royals boss Steve Clarke says he's determined to leave a successful legacy at Reading FC after replacing Nigel Adkins on Tuesday.

The 51-year-old former West Brom boss, who has worked as assistant to Jose Mourinho and Kenny Dalglish, has penned a two-and a-half year deal with the Royals and will take charge of Saturday's home game against Watford.

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16:11 Tue 16 Dec 2014
reading fc Reading FC have confirmed Steve Clarke as manager of the club on a two-and-a-half year contract. The 51-year-old, who's worked with the likes of Jose Mourinho, Kenny Dalglish, Ruud Gullit and Gianfranco Zola as a
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18:11 Mon 15 Dec 2014
Nigel Adkins Manager Nigel Adkins has been sacked by Reading FC following Saturday's disastrous 6-1 defeat at Birmingham City. The club's board relieved Adkins of his duties on Monday and thanked him for his 'hard work and
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18:30 Thu 23 Oct 2014
Reading v Arsenal - Federici Royals keeper Adam Federici came out fighting after his side's dismal 3-0 defeat against AFCBournemouth on Tuesday. The 29-year-old goalie didn't duck any shots, or pull any punches, as he called for the squad and
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08:30 Tue 16 Dec 2014
reading fc Former West Brom boss Steve Clarke is the bookies' favourite to take over at Reading FC following the sacking of manager Nigel Adkins. Former Chelsea defender Clarke has been without a club since leaving the
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08:35 Thu 13 Nov 2014
Reading v Arsenal - McCleary Winger Garath McCleary could feature in two behind-closed-doors friendlies during the international break as he steps up his fitness ahead of a return to first team action. The midfielder was given the all clear by
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19:30 Wed 24 Sep 2014
Nigel Adkins Royals boss Nigel Adkins felt that the first goal was key in Reading's 2-0 defeat at Derby County in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday. Reading enjoyed a number of good spells at Pride Park,
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10:30 Fri 19 Dec 2014
d Maidenhead boss Johnson Hippolyte says clear-the-air talks have given United a fresh start after recent poor performances. Hippolyte got the management and players together for talks after the side were thrashed 4-0 in the league
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17:00 Fri 19 Dec 2014
Windsor FC boss Micky Woodham. Saturday's 5-0 win at Raynes Park Vale came close to perfection for Windsor manager Mick Woodham. Dan Molloy put the visitors 2-0 up inside 25 minutes and was hauled down for the penalty from which
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09:30 Thu 18 Dec 2014
wycombe wand Gary Doherty has called time on his playing career and announced his retirement from the game due to injury. The 34-year-old defender has been out of action since sustaining a serious knee problem in the
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Reading FC News

Premier League football graces the Madejski Stadium again this season after Reading FC's triumphant title-winning campaign in the npower Championship in 2011/12.

The Royals secured promotion to the Barclays Premier League with a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest in April, after a fantastic surge in the second half of the season saw them climb to the top of the league table.

Brian McDermott's Reading FC had narrowly missed out on a return to the Premier League a year earlier, when they lost to Brendan Rodgers' Swansea City FC in the 2011 Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium.

Prior to this season, the Madejski Stadium had only staged Premiership football in the 2006/7 and 2007/8 seasons - during the first of which the Royals missed out on UEFA Cup qualification by just one place, finishing in eighth.

A year later the Premiership table did not make such kind viewing for Reading FC fans, as Steve Coppell's side were relegated on the last day of the season in 18th.

Supporters will be hoping the Royals achieve Premier League survival this time around.

Return to our Reading FC page for all the latest football scores, transfer news, pre-match coverage and post-match reaction.

Club: Reading FC

Nickname: The Royals

Formed: 1871

Ground: Madejski Stadium

League: Premier League

Owner: Thames Sport Investment (Anton Zingarevich)

Chairman: Sir John Madejski

Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading FC Twitter: @ReadingFC

Official club website: - for Reading FC tickets, football fixtures and the Barclays Premier League table.