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For Reading, it's getting depressing.
Bottom of the table, one win, seven losses in a row. Ouch.
So look to January, which is very nearly upon us, and ask yourself—what would you do? Do Reading need a new manager, a new set of players or a kick up the backside?
It's reasonable to suggest that the Royals need 11 new players of English Premier League quality, but you've also got to start questioning the manager's approach.
Conceding possession is a recipe for complete disaster, and Brian McDermott seems too happy to work without the ball.
The game at the Etihad Stadium was a real disappointment. No one expected them to win, they didn't win (although they were seriously close) and it makes it a free pass. Why not try something out?