DERBY COUNTY 3 READING 0
18th August 2002
First game of the season, so Des, Nick and myself headed up Derby way to meet Neal Beattie, Jerry Broone and of course Derby Mark.
Met them in a hard core Derby pub (No away fans sign on the door) which had a few thugs inside but luckily these were the people we were meeting!
Reading held their own in the first half kicking towards the 3,000 Royals fans, but were torn apart in the second half by the promotion favourites(Ha ha, and look where they ended up!!).
|So, here we are lined up, Me,Jerry Broone,Nick,Derby Mark and Dez...quite a formidible force.....not!|
|The walk to the ground and the "Hog" looks like he's been studying Bono's pose|
|Wouldn't want to meet these two in a dark alley|
|Whaddya mean I'm a hooligan???|
|Outside Pride park with a couple of silly men|
|full house of 33,000|
|The hordes of Reading fans salute the team in their dodgy new away kit|
|Murts goes flying in for the challenge|
|Ravanelli celebrates scoring|
|dejected fans head home|
|post mortem of the match back in the pub|
|ended up staying in the pub till 8pm....|
hard man bouncer to keep away any trouble