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Ruud Reading: The Climb

Climb to the greatest team in history.
Started on 8 April 2013 by tcage
Latest Reply on 12 April 2013 by Jer
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11 yearsEdited

Who Is Ruud Van Nistelrooy?
Rutgerus Johannes Martinus "Ruud" van Nistelrooy born 1 July 1976) is a retired Dutch footballer. He is the third-highest goalscorer in Champions League history with 56 goals. He is a three-time Champions League top scorer, as well as a top scorer in three different European domestic leagues.
Van Nistelrooy began his career with Den Bosch, before moving onto Heerenveen, eventually making a name for himself at PSV Eindhoven where he won two Dutch leagues. His goalscoring record at PSV attracted attention from Manchester United; a deal was in place in the summer of 2000, but because of injury problems his move was secured a year later for a then British record fee of £19 million. His time at United was successful, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and FA Community Shield, along with winning the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year twice. Van Nistelrooy hit 150 goals in just 219 games for United, as well as being their all time European record goalscorer, but fell out of favour towards the end of his tenure. Real Madrid then secured his services in 2006. Although an injury blighted the end of his days with Madrid, he did win La Liga twice and the Supercopa de España before signing for Hamburg during the January transfer window in 2010. After a season-and-a-half with Hamburg, he moved back to Spain with Málaga in the summer of 2011. His retirement from football was announced on 14 May 2012.
Brilliant name mate, will follow :)
Interesting to see where Ruud will go. I'd like to see you stick with this, it's a good choice of manager.
2013-04-08 17:34#90752 joethequin : Brilliant name mate, will follow :)

Thank you, instant connection to the name, took me bout 2 seconds to think it and realise I should do a story

2013-04-08 17:34#90753 LJO200 : Interesting to see where Ruud will go. I'd like to see you stick with this, it's a good choice of manager.

Yh I will defiantly be sticking to it.
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"I will make Reading the greatest team in the world"
Press Conference:
How are you doing Ruud after taking over such a tenacious job?
Im excited at the prospect of building a team.
The main message for newly promoted teams are to stay in the division, is that your message you will look to give to the fans as well as the players?
Haha, thats is obviously our primary plan but if we can do better, we will.
You have been given quite a large budget for a side recently promoted from the second tier in english football, what do you aim to be spending the majority of this on?
As we play through our pre-season, I will gain more knowledge on what needs strengthening and what is overpopulated.
What is your primary aim for reading?
That is an easy question, I will make them the greatest team in the world.
Interesting, Could we see you in the reading seat for a long term then?
I will take it one season at a time.
You were a prolific goalscorer in your playing days, Would we see the same goalscoring records from reading?
We are a newly promoted team, defending against bigger teams has to be our area of specialty but I will equally be looking for a natural goalscorer.
Lastly, going to Old Trafford, but as a manager, how emotional will that be?
Very, I scored 95 goals, Sir Alex is a wonderful man, and It will be great for the players, staff, fans as well as for me going their.
Decent start this mate!!

Prolific Pre-Season

Reading bagged 16 goals in 5 games during their pre season, and only conceeding one goal is not a bad way for Ruud Van Nisterlrooy to introduce himself. It could of become the "pefect" pre season is it was not for a close defeat against villarreal.

Reading 4 - 1 Northampton
Reading-Hal Robson-Kanu 11,
Reading-Pavel Pogrebnyak 21,
Reading-Adam Le Fondre 31,
Northampton-Henoc Mukiendi 59,
Reading-Kasper Gorkss 88,

Reading 7 - 0 Boreham Wood
Reading-Noel Hunt 6, 20, 57, 65,
Reading-Danny Guthrie 11, 24
Reading-Adam Le Fondre 74,

Reading 4 - 0 Didcot
Reading-Jem Karacan 7,
Reading-Adrian Mariappa 22,
Reading-Alex Pearce 37,
Reading-Danny Guthrie 39,

Reading 0 - 1 Villarreal
Villarreal-Marcos Senna 59,

Reading 1 - 0 Ocean City Nor'easters
Reading-Simon Church 76,
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11 yearsEdited

Alex Pearce named Vice-Captain
Alex is estatic that Ruud has trusted him with vice-captaincy at tender age of 23.
"The boys are overhwhelmed, that Ruud has come to a club like reading. The morale is unreal in the dressing rooms, I dont know about you, but it has been my dream to play for reading, in our 2005-6 season we finished 8th, our highest ever finish in the premier league. We have all we have back them but better. Ruud has also trusted most of the guys here at the club already, has given everyone a chance, always talking and cheering up people in training, he said he wont be making any major chances to the team as he believes in us, and that is special as most managers who are given a decent sum of money would blow it. Ruud is different. Special."

Reading Sign Wellington Nem
Reading have opened the bank, and have signed wellington nem for a reported 3.5 million pounds."I am delighted to have signed for a club like reading, as soon as they triggered my release clause, I was in england for my medical. The town is brilliant and Ruud and the boys have welcomed me to the club fantastically well. I just want to achieve and I will do my utmost best to make sure I achieve not only for Ruud and the fans but for myself."
The fans are excited that they have managed to pull of what has been seen to be a coup in the footballing world as wellington nem is young and highly talented with bag and bags of potential.
Ruud added: "To bring in a player like Nem is absolutely brilliant, we did very well to have captured him for the price we have, over 10 clubs were interested his services including the likes of Atheltico Madrid so to pull of the transfer and how and the amount we paid is truly outstanding. Alex Pearce said a couple of days back in the press that im not going to be spending crazy money, and he is very true, this transfer is probably going to be the biggest in terms of quality as well as the fee paid"
I'm all up for following this story, but Ruud Van Nistlebum, really?! I have a hatred for him for what he did to LFC!

On another note I hope the season goes well for you and you have made a cracking start to this story.

Aspiring August

August kick started our premier league campaign well, as we sit comfortably 4th in the table. It is still early days, but minor jubilations are still being whispered across the town over our results.

Reading 1 - 1 Sunderland
Kaspars Gorkss

Reading 3 - 2 Aston Villa
Kaspars Gorkss
Pavel Pogrebnyak
Adam Le Fondre

Reading 4 - 1 Mk Dons
Adam Le fondre
Simon Church

Reading Player of the Month:
Adam Federici: His quality in shot stopping was profound in this month not only with some fantastic saves but also saving 3 important penalties which could of swayed the results of this month dramatically.
Nice start to the season mate: you will be winnning it with those results :P

Squad Numbers Announced!

1.Adam Federici
30.Damian Martinez

6.Adrian Mariappa
2.Chris Gunter
22.Alan tate
21.Clint hill
17.Kaspar Gorkss
5.Alex Pearce
3.Nick Shorey

16.Royson Drenthe
8.Nigel Reo-Cooker
12.Gareth Mccleary
34.Barry Ferguson
4.Jem Karacan
20.Danny Guthrie
35.Boudewijn Zenden
19.Hal Robson Kanu
11.Wellington Nem

7.Pavel Pogrebnyak
10.Noel Hunt
18.Simon Church
9.Adam Le fondre
You look like you have made some nice dealings in the window there :)

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