All ex-Thames Valley Churches Football League players, managers, supporters and committee members are invited to a special end-of-season awards evening to mark the 25th anniversary of the league.
After writing in the last edition about the "buoyancy around the club" following a successful month, it's been all change! After winning the Manager of the Month award, Brian McDermott paid the price for a run of defeats that have left the club at the foot of the League.
The importance of team
On a bright and incredibly hot Saturday afternoon, and in a fantastic carnival atmosphere of colour and noise, the Royals started their Premier League season against Stoke City. A 1-1 draw is probably alright when you think about how many top teams have stumbled against a physically strong Stoke team. The introduction of several new summer signings inevitably means it will take a few matches for the players to weld together as a team.
I am sure most of the nation felt somewhat subdued after the closure of the Olympic Games. It was so refreshing hearing the national news starting with the day’s good news stories from the Olympics – then there was the continual stream of success stories rather than our usual cynical view of such momentous occasions.
The forthcoming Thames Valley Churches Football League (TVCFL) season is promising to be just as exciting as last year.
When two worlds collide?
The Royals are back in the Premier League … and in
a Jubilee Year!
There’s something poetic about the timing of Reading’s promotion to the land of hope and dreams. Just two minutes before the fixtures for the 2012/13 Premier League Season were announced, I turned to my wife, Anita (who is a Royals season ticket holder and a very passionate supporter) and said, “I bet it’s Stoke away to start.”
Members of the Thames Valley Churches Football League have made the most of the wet summer and continued to enjoy playing football.