From the publisher:
Reading Football Club have been the subject of many quirky tales and incidents over the years. Now, for the first time, these tales and events are brought together in one absorbing book.
Among the items featured are the many weird and obscure sports staged by the club, the numerous records set by Reading and some very strange pitch invaders. Even the inevitable list of club ‘bests’ defies expectations.
Famous names who have played for Reading, among them George Best, Daley Thompson and Martin Peters, find themselves alongside a football-hating horse, goalscoring nuns and a Premier League footballer who is, allegedly, half-goose.
Still not enough? Sedunary also investigates how Phil Collins was asked to resolve a contentious sending-off, why actress Cherie Lunghie helped to get a Reading manager sacked and when Captain Kirk swapped the Starship Enterprise for Elm Park.
All this and more is revealed in The Little Book of Reading FC.
Alan Sedunary was born a goal-kick away from Reading’s old Elm Park ground, is the son of two avid football fans, whose first date was to see Reading beat Cardiff, and he was even delivered by the club’s own doctor.
Alan has been supporting the club for over 50 years and has written for its award-winning matchday programme for the last 30 years. In addition, Alan has written three books on Reading FC, including the club’s official history.
Married to Sonia, Alan lives in Middlesex, where he works as a pensions administrator.