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Adam Le Fondre - From Game to Fame

Started on 19 April 2013 by FMJynx
Latest Reply on 6 May 2013 by Kane
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From Game to Fame

McDermott steps down from Reading Post

Brian McDermott has left the role of Manager at Reading today, It is believed McDermott has stepped down in order to take time away from football, and spend time with newborn child and Wife. Reading have released this statement; "We are regretful to announce Brian McDermott has left his Job under Mutual Termination with Immediate Effect, We fully understand Brian's intentions and wish him all the best with his future ventures. We currently have a number of targets in mind and will inform the media of his successor."

Controversy Sparks as Le Fondre Named as New Manager

Reading fans everywhere have been outraged today as current striker Adam Le Fondre has been handed the job of Manager at the club. Le Fondre will continue to perform for the squad as a player but will take control over the managerial duties. Le Fondre is set to meet the media over the coming hours.

Le Fondre States Intentions and Claims Game Success Brought Him The Job

Press: You sit here today as Reading manager, whilst also being a striker for the club!, Do you believe your players and teammates will trust your backing when selecting yourself for the club?

Le Fondre: Yes, I have full backing selecting whatever team I do, I know the lads will respond in a positive manner to any team I send out onto the field. I spoke to the lads just this morning and they had all told me they believe I have what it takes, They're the reason I've got the job!.

Press: What do you mean?, How do they players have such a great trust and belief in your managerial abilities?, and more importantly how did they get you the job?

Le Fondre: It was the lads who recommended me to the Board, I currently play a game produced by Sports Interactive known as Football Manager, I talk to the boys about the games I play, tell them of the philosophies I try to implement and they think some of them are astounding and should be implemented upon a real club, Karacan and Mariappa asked me for a few saves of the game I play and presented them to the board as somewhat of a port-folio.

Press: That's Ludicrous, you must feel your jumping in at the deep end taking control of a real club playing in the premier league, from a game you can sit in the comfort of your home and play by your computer?

Le Fondre: Absolutely not, All managers must start somewhere be it at the top or the bottom, being teammates to my players I can see with my own eyes the abilty and skill of the squad I have been presented with and have no fears of getting the results, as I know the lads have the potential to upset the apple cart in every match. Now I must leave, That will be all for today. I must begin to build my team for what I hope to be a very strong season back in the Premier League.
Very good start. Love the idea and love the title!

Keep it up ;)
Looks brilliant so far mate, I'll definitely be following! :D

Le Fondre Demands Developments to Youth System

Le Fondre handed in a request today, The Reading board declined to make improvements to the below-average Youth facilities but once questioned and negotiated with by Le Fondre; Reading officials reconsidered. This is the first move Le Fondre has made since his appointment at Reading the tough stance he gave against the board could be what Reading need to beat the drop this season.

Le Fondre was questioned by the media; " Is your philosophy to bring the youth through and keep the wallet closed when it comes to new additions to the squad?" To which Le Fondre replied "Absolutely not, I do believe that their must be a bright youth scheme for any club to be able succeed and players need to be brought through from grass-roots level, However if the right player at the right time is available, I will not shy away from splashing the cash".
Loving it mate. Brilliant start and I hope you can keep progressing with this.

Le Fondre: New Manager, New signings, New League, New Reading!

Reading announced the arrival of 3 new squad players today, The arrival of Viktor Fischer is believed to be the acquisition has given the fans most of the delight. Jefferson Montero also joined the club. With ex-Blackburn star Simon Vukevic. Nicolas Tagliafico was also purchased by Reading today, However due to his loan to Murcia will not join up with the Reading squad until June 2013. Jobi McAnuff left Reading today in a deal thought to be worth 2.4m to join up with fellow relegation candidates Sunderland, This was greeted wish great displeasure by most Reading fans believing a player of McAnuffs quality should not have been sold to a fellow relegation battler.

Viktor Fischer

The Ajax Wonderkid has joined Reading for a fee believed to be around 7.4m, but at only 18 looks set for a bright future at the Madejski.

Simon Vukevic

Vukevic joins Reading on a free transfer having been released by Blackburn last season unwilling to negotiate a new contract.

Nicolas Tagliafico

The 19-year old Argentine, currently on loan at Murcia looks set to be an inspire acquisition with 11 caps for Argentina under 21s for only 4.5m

Jefferson Montero

Signed for 1.3m due to a release fee in his contract at Morelia, the Winger has expressed his delight at being able to play and the Premier League and hopes to impress on a greater stage.

Le Fondre has stated there will be no more deals concluded coming into Reading, However the club may be looking to move players out to finance the incomings.

Le Fondre impresses in First competitive match


Reading pulled off a suprise 0-0 draw at the Madejski on this warm summers day.

A young Reading team were unable to be broken down by Title chasers Manchester United. Extraordinarily, Le Fondre not only managed but played until the 54th minute in the game when substituted for Simon Vukevic. Kaspar Gorkss was solid at the back picking up a Man of the Match award for his efforts and Reading manager Le Fondre is said to be delighted with the overall squads performance.

After the game Le Fondre had described his team as soldiers who wouldn't back down when going to war.

When quizzed by the media on Viktor Fischers debut, Le Fondre replied "Fischer was Outstanding today, and I expect plenty of the same".
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10 yearsEdited

August Overview

Reading 0 - 0 Manchester United @ Madejski Stadium

Reading 4-2-2-2Federici, Gunter, Gorkss, Mariappa, Shorey, Leigertwood, Karacan, Fischer, Robson-Kanu, Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre. Subs - Vukevic/Le Fondre 67 min

Injuries: N/A

Goals: N/A

MOTM Kaspar Gorkss

Newcastle 2 - 3 Reading @ St.James Park

Reading 4-2-2-2 Federici, Gunter, Gorkss, Carrico, Shorey, Leigertwood, Karacan, Fischer, Robson-Kanu, Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre. Subs - Pogrebnyak/Vukevic 64th min

Injuries: N/A

Goals: Le Fondre(32), Shorey(77), Karacan(88)

MOTM Nicky Shorey

Reading 4 - 1 Crawley Town @ Madejski Stadium

Reading 4-2-2-2 McCarthy, Kelly, Carrico, Pearce, Harte, Akpan, Karacan, Robson-Kanu, McCleary, Hunt, Pogrebnyak. Subs - N/A

Injuries: N/A

Goals: Hunt(1), Carrico(20), Pearce(58), McCleary(84).


Reading enjoyed an undefeated August, With Le Fondre scoring his first goal as manager, impressive draw and victory over Manchester United & Newcastle, with a expected walkover against Crawley Town. Manager Le Fondre is yet to taste defeat, But how long will it last?. Le Fondre must be delighted with his teams performances and is beginning to win over doubting fans and silencing the critics, What a kick start to what looks to be a promising season from what we have seen from Reading so far with Le Fondre hitting the ground running.
Nice start, keep it up! :)
What a start to this story! The layout of this story is brilliant keep it up! Can't wait for every update! :D
Great start mate keep it up
Love the idea! Keep it up :)
Yay Jynx, youre doing it!! A great start too, well done, and keep it up! :)
Great start for a first story attempt. Great results too! Keep it up :)
Pity about Pogrebnyak but brilliant signings and results so far especially the point against Manchester United. Reading have been shit in my Aston Villa save being in the Premier League only 2 times in 7 seasons so hopefully you'll do better. Good luck :D

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