Max Takeshi wrote:
I guess the negative reaction is to do with how unusual the situation is and some may think that a Leicester situation may arise. But no, as you've said Madejski knows what he's doing (hell, they might as well rename Reading as Madejskiville for his shrewd increasing domination of the town), he always said he's waiting for the right person to come along and has waited quite awhile. A few new signings without making any real bank breaking purchases is so far so good.
And yes, Wembley was
But I did go up thinking that Swansea were going to win, so it wasn't THAT big a shame. To rub salt into the wound our bus driver got lost on the way back and we spent about an hour roaming Wembley and Harrow
West Ham, Cardiff and Birmingham are my guess for promotion (Southampton are on a inconsistent slide).
Ouch! We made the decision to go by train, however we decided to go quite early so we missed a huge lunchtime rush - although returning after the game via train was horrendous. It's a shame that we somewhat capitulated in the first half, but that was almost an unbelievable comeback. Such a shame Jem's shot hit the post.
I'm not sure about Cardiff. Every time they set themselves up to finish really strongly and then lose it in some way. Agreed on the other two though, and I highly suspect Southampton will be in the playoffs but won't get promoted. They weren't that impressive when they came to us, despite salvaging a draw.
Ryo Chan wrote:
I can see a Blackpool against Cardiff/Birmingham play off final, whomever doesn't make automatic promotion. It would be rather good and exciting. I do quite like Holloway and it'd be good to see him have another shot at the premiership.