This was the first and only time we faced Brendan Rodgers’ Reading side. He quit as Hornets boss in the summer to become the Royals manager just two weeks after saying that journalists who continually linked him with the Reading job were questioning his integrity.
He was sacked by Reading on 16th December 2009 when they were 20th. Under his management they only won 5 league games.
Reading’s wait for a home league win goes on after Danny Graham scored a second-half equaliser for Watford. One ex-Watford player, Jobi McAnuff, set up another, Grzegorz Rasiak, to give Reading an early lead.
Look, we weren’t there, ok? So if you’re looking for insightful thunks you’d better look somewhere else; the reasons for non-attendance shall, as ever, remain private but it should go without saying that it was fairly heavy stuff. I’m assuming that people will want to discuss the match anyway, so do so here if you really must.
More games from 26th September at https://oldwatford.com/tag/sep26/