Date: 23rd September 2009 at 3:22pm
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Just three days before the big ‘grudge’ match, Reading manager Brendan Judas Rodgers has spoken of his time at Vicarage Road to the Official Reading site.

Rodgers claimed to understand why he will be abused at the Mad Stad on Saturday, but tried to play down the reasons why: ‘There are good people and good supporters at Watford. I understand anything that comes my way because it’s a good sign that we did a good job there.’

It’s more a case of his disloyalty and lack of integrity throughout the whole affair. From one minute declaring his love for Watford the next settling into his new role at a bigger club. Much like Mike Williamson, Rodgers forgot his roots and the club that helped him make his name as soon as a more lucrative offer came calling.

Rodgers went on to generally big up his time at the club: I’m looking forward to it because I had great memories there.

‘I had a terrific short period there, the club was broken when I arrived and the supporters wanted a new way of playing, they had a disconnection with the team, we pulled it around, pulled it together and became one club.

‘After that there was a big projection for this year and I was to move on. I wouldn’t have moved to many places other than there, it was a great opportunity.’


Roll on Saturday!