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Will Reading Be The Next Wigan?

fulham reading Will Reading Be The Next Wigan?

Yesterday, thousands of fans lined the streets of Reading to cheer their blue and white hooped stars.

The team broke the remarkable record of achieving the most number of points in the Championship ever (106). Plus, their goal difference was a staggering +67, and they scored 99 goals in one season. Americans Marcus Hahnemann (former Colorado Rapids goalkeeper) and Bobby Convey (former DC United) are two of the stars of the team.

But how will they perform in the Premiership? And can they do a Wigan?

It all depends on manager Steve Coppell and how creative he can get in the transfer market this summer. The Reading team doesn’t have a lot of money, so it’ll need to strengthen its team wisely.

England legend Steve Coppell’s previous management jobs have been at Crystal Palace, Man City, Brentford and Brighton. With Crystal Palace, his side was eventually relegated from the Premiership under his helm. He tasted relegation with Brighton also.

So it’s too early to say whether they’ll be the next Wigan, but we should have a much better idea in early August when the Premiership kicks off again.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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