The second installment of “The Championship Corner” column by Adam Gray. Arriving with a big profile, Jaap Stam remained humble and reticent over Reading’s chances in his first managerial opportunity. “Of course, when you play football yourself you can think you want to become a manager but it does not make you a good manager”, 

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On February the 6th, Brian McDermott was handed the Premier League’s Manager of the Month award for pulling Reading clear of the relegation zone with wins over West Ham, Newcastle, West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland whilst also battling to a draw against Chelsea. A run of just one defeat in seven saw McDermott take the 

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When Southampton, Reading and West Ham respectively got promoted to the premier league all three clubs knew that they would have a battle on their hands if they wanted to stay in the “big time”. Speculation surrounded all three clubs, would they be like the Derby of 2007/2008, who endured an absolutely torrid season or 

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