Reading are best team in Championship - Poyet

GUS POYET

GUS POYET

First published in Sport

BRIGHTON boss Gus Poyet has become the second manager in a few days to describe Reading as the best team in the second tier.

Leeds boss Neil Warnock did it prior to his side’s Good Friday loss at the Royals, and now Poyet has said the same ahead of tonight’s crunch clash at The Amex He said: “We have a chance to test ourselves against the best team (in the Championship) and it will be good to see how the players perform against them.”

Poyet also praised Reading counterpart Brian McDermott’s dealings in the January transfer window – a part of the game the Uruguayan believes is becoming more and more crucial to success.

“Reading were there or thereabouts and you knew something could happen, but then in January they made a massive impact, especially with the signing of Jason Roberts,” he said.

“It looks like Brian knew exactly what was needed because the rest of the team was performing well, there was just something that was missing.

“He has got that now so credit to him as manager.

Recruitment nowadays is probably the most important part of football and he has done a fantastic job for Reading.”

Brighton were in the play-off zone after their January 2 win against Saints kickstarted a run of 12 unbeaten league games, but they have only won one of their last five outings.

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8:47am Tue 10 Apr 12

Le Tissier's Nose says...

Thats why we're having a laugh at being top of the league......cos we're rubbish!!!

Oh dear, Do try and keep up Gus!!!
Thats why we're having a laugh at being top of the league......cos we're rubbish!!! Oh dear, Do try and keep up Gus!!! Le Tissier's Nose
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8:54am Tue 10 Apr 12

whitelines says...

Le Tissier's Nose wrote:
Thats why we're having a laugh at being top of the league......cos we're rubbish!!! Oh dear, Do try and keep up Gus!!!
yep your right, your rubbish !!!
[quote][p][bold]Le Tissier's Nose[/bold] wrote: Thats why we're having a laugh at being top of the league......cos we're rubbish!!! Oh dear, Do try and keep up Gus!!![/p][/quote]yep your right, your rubbish !!! whitelines
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8:55am Tue 10 Apr 12

Big Mac says...

Take another look at the table and it would appear that they're currently the second best!
Should have gone to SpecSavers Gus you silly monkey! Still, do us a favour and beat the second best instead tonight.
Take another look at the table and it would appear that they're currently the second best! Should have gone to SpecSavers Gus you silly monkey! Still, do us a favour and beat the second best instead tonight. Big Mac
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9:01am Tue 10 Apr 12

SaintAsh1964 says...

It matters not what he thinks, at the end of the season, we'll be up, they'll still be down, and those down the road will be out!
It matters not what he thinks, at the end of the season, we'll be up, they'll still be down, and those down the road will be out! SaintAsh1964
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9:07am Tue 10 Apr 12

priesters says...

whitelines wrote:
Le Tissier's Nose wrote:
Thats why we're having a laugh at being top of the league......cos we're rubbish!!! Oh dear, Do try and keep up Gus!!!
yep your right, your rubbish !!!
you're.
[quote][p][bold]whitelines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Le Tissier's Nose[/bold] wrote: Thats why we're having a laugh at being top of the league......cos we're rubbish!!! Oh dear, Do try and keep up Gus!!![/p][/quote]yep your right, your rubbish !!![/p][/quote]you're. priesters
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9:34am Tue 10 Apr 12

#1saintsfan says...

perhaps interview was done prior to our game on saturday whereby we was in 2nd place. either way he wont go out his way to praise saints. jealously is an ugly trait
perhaps interview was done prior to our game on saturday whereby we was in 2nd place. either way he wont go out his way to praise saints. jealously is an ugly trait #1saintsfan
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9:38am Tue 10 Apr 12

dibsy1984 says...

Check out the sad little Skate looking for a reaction hahahahahaha

Poyet has always been a bitter little man!
Does that mean we were the best team in League 1 last season? As we also finished 2nd!
Check out the sad little Skate looking for a reaction hahahahahaha Poyet has always been a bitter little man! Does that mean we were the best team in League 1 last season? As we also finished 2nd! dibsy1984
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9:41am Tue 10 Apr 12

truelysaints says...

Bol....ks
Bol....ks truelysaints
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9:43am Tue 10 Apr 12

truelysaints says...

Saturday will determine who is best.
Saturday will determine who is best. truelysaints
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9:44am Tue 10 Apr 12

pjwilk says...

I am a Brighton fan but i know the team at the top of the league are the best team in the Championship and fully deserve to be there,even i can work that one out and i am not even a manager,Reading ar second best at the moment and if we beat them and you beat them Saturday they could be just a playoff team,Gus says these things when he is preparing us for a defeat.I think you are allready Championship Champions.
I am a Brighton fan but i know the team at the top of the league are the best team in the Championship and fully deserve to be there,even i can work that one out and i am not even a manager,Reading ar second best at the moment and if we beat them and you beat them Saturday they could be just a playoff team,Gus says these things when he is preparing us for a defeat.I think you are allready Championship Champions. pjwilk
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9:52am Tue 10 Apr 12

truelysaints says...

pjwilk wrote:
I am a Brighton fan but i know the team at the top of the league are the best team in the Championship and fully deserve to be there,even i can work that one out and i am not even a manager,Reading ar second best at the moment and if we beat them and you beat them Saturday they could be just a playoff team,Gus says these things when he is preparing us for a defeat.I think you are allready Championship Champions.
From a man who knows what he is talking about and he's not even a saints fan. Hope to see you in the premier as the second best in the Championship
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: I am a Brighton fan but i know the team at the top of the league are the best team in the Championship and fully deserve to be there,even i can work that one out and i am not even a manager,Reading ar second best at the moment and if we beat them and you beat them Saturday they could be just a playoff team,Gus says these things when he is preparing us for a defeat.I think you are allready Championship Champions.[/p][/quote]From a man who knows what he is talking about and he's not even a saints fan. Hope to see you in the premier as the second best in the Championship truelysaints
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9:57am Tue 10 Apr 12

truelysaints says...

If Brighton beat Reading he will claim he is the best. If they loose he will say he was beaten by the best. Either way he can't loose. Talk about hedging your bets.
If Brighton beat Reading he will claim he is the best. If they loose he will say he was beaten by the best. Either way he can't loose. Talk about hedging your bets. truelysaints
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10:07am Tue 10 Apr 12

Block 42 says...

predications for remaining games....saints 1-1 reading.....pboro 0-3 saints....mboro 2-2 saints...saints 4-0 cov...thatll be 90 points will most likely win us the league ergo making us the best team in the championship.thank you.
predications for remaining games....saints 1-1 reading.....pboro 0-3 saints....mboro 2-2 saints...saints 4-0 cov...thatll be 90 points will most likely win us the league ergo making us the best team in the championship.thank you. Block 42
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10:19am Tue 10 Apr 12

loosehead says...

pjwilk wrote:
I am a Brighton fan but i know the team at the top of the league are the best team in the Championship and fully deserve to be there,even i can work that one out and i am not even a manager,Reading ar second best at the moment and if we beat them and you beat them Saturday they could be just a playoff team,Gus says these things when he is preparing us for a defeat.I think you are allready Championship Champions.
Do you really want a manager like this? he sounds like he's just going to roll over & take a defeat?
Aren't you fighting to get into the play offs?
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: I am a Brighton fan but i know the team at the top of the league are the best team in the Championship and fully deserve to be there,even i can work that one out and i am not even a manager,Reading ar second best at the moment and if we beat them and you beat them Saturday they could be just a playoff team,Gus says these things when he is preparing us for a defeat.I think you are allready Championship Champions.[/p][/quote]Do you really want a manager like this? he sounds like he's just going to roll over & take a defeat? Aren't you fighting to get into the play offs? loosehead
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10:21am Tue 10 Apr 12

WECOMING4U says...

Monkey see's monkey says! Monkey wrong.
Monkey see's monkey says! Monkey wrong. WECOMING4U
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10:25am Tue 10 Apr 12

StevieSteve says...

Who cares what this chimp thinks!!

We are Southampton, we're top of the league! (not Reading!)
Who cares what this chimp thinks!! We are Southampton, we're top of the league! (not Reading!) StevieSteve
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10:52am Tue 10 Apr 12

Bwana23 says...

Brighton can still make the Play Offs if they beat Reading and West Ham plus a couple of others. Then could join us in Premiership next year so they have a lot to play for. If West Ham lose at the weekend and we win we are there!!!
Brighton can still make the Play Offs if they beat Reading and West Ham plus a couple of others. Then could join us in Premiership next year so they have a lot to play for. If West Ham lose at the weekend and we win we are there!!! Bwana23
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11:01am Tue 10 Apr 12

pjwilk says...

loosehead wrote:
pjwilk wrote: I am a Brighton fan but i know the team at the top of the league are the best team in the Championship and fully deserve to be there,even i can work that one out and i am not even a manager,Reading ar second best at the moment and if we beat them and you beat them Saturday they could be just a playoff team,Gus says these things when he is preparing us for a defeat.I think you are allready Championship Champions.
Do you really want a manager like this? he sounds like he's just going to roll over & take a defeat? Aren't you fighting to get into the play offs?
Of course we are but we have been frustrated by too many injuries and unbeleivable amount of sendings off.Gus does not know his best team,we have never had a settled team,he chops and changes,says its in consideration of the team we are playing.We Brighton fans keeo saying play two wide men at home Lua Lua and Buckly are fantastic players ,two front men.Loads of crosses and balls into the box,but he plays tippy tappy football with a labourious build up from defence.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: I am a Brighton fan but i know the team at the top of the league are the best team in the Championship and fully deserve to be there,even i can work that one out and i am not even a manager,Reading ar second best at the moment and if we beat them and you beat them Saturday they could be just a playoff team,Gus says these things when he is preparing us for a defeat.I think you are allready Championship Champions.[/p][/quote]Do you really want a manager like this? he sounds like he's just going to roll over & take a defeat? Aren't you fighting to get into the play offs?[/p][/quote]Of course we are but we have been frustrated by too many injuries and unbeleivable amount of sendings off.Gus does not know his best team,we have never had a settled team,he chops and changes,says its in consideration of the team we are playing.We Brighton fans keeo saying play two wide men at home Lua Lua and Buckly are fantastic players ,two front men.Loads of crosses and balls into the box,but he plays tippy tappy football with a labourious build up from defence. pjwilk
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12:25pm Tue 10 Apr 12

Le Tissier's Nose says...

truelysaints wrote:
Saturday will determine who is best.
What about Friday? ;)
[quote][p][bold]truelysaints[/bold] wrote: Saturday will determine who is best.[/p][/quote]What about Friday? ;) Le Tissier's Nose
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1:15pm Tue 10 Apr 12

truelysaints says...

Le Tissier's Nose wrote:
truelysaints wrote:
Saturday will determine who is best.
What about Friday? ;)
Sorry , meant Friday
[quote][p][bold]Le Tissier's Nose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]truelysaints[/bold] wrote: Saturday will determine who is best.[/p][/quote]What about Friday? ;)[/p][/quote]Sorry , meant Friday truelysaints
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1:49pm Tue 10 Apr 12

West Ender says...

Who gives a rats arse what Poyet thinks. Sour grapes from last year.
Also, crawl back under wherever you came from Whitelines. You are boring. You must follow an awful team if you keep commenting on ours.
Learn this. We are Southampton and we are Premiership !
Who gives a rats arse what Poyet thinks. Sour grapes from last year. Also, crawl back under wherever you came from Whitelines. You are boring. You must follow an awful team if you keep commenting on ours. Learn this. We are Southampton and we are Premiership ! West Ender
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2:12pm Tue 10 Apr 12

sotonman2012 says...

Gus Poyet does the best Impersnation of a monkey in the whole football league,Didn't he say last year saints play like Dagenham & Redbridge or something like that ? He is a loud mouth nobody,Hasn't ever done anything in football,No prem titles or nothing ! Complete waste of space who needs to keep his mouth shut & learn how to manage his players considering a few of them got arrested for rape !
Gus Poyet does the best Impersnation of a monkey in the whole football league,Didn't he say last year saints play like Dagenham & Redbridge or something like that ? He is a loud mouth nobody,Hasn't ever done anything in football,No prem titles or nothing ! Complete waste of space who needs to keep his mouth shut & learn how to manage his players considering a few of them got arrested for rape ! sotonman2012
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3:50pm Tue 10 Apr 12

Over the Edge says...

Run along monkey boy, your total jealousy of all things Southampton is very evident, it was last season, it is this season.

You'd love to be in our position, if your team were top you would be the best in the league, however your not so you don't really matter.

You'd be better placed licking your knuckles (from all that dragging) and preparing your side for their encounter this evening.

I'm sure your interview is a source of encouragement and entertainment for our team ahead our clash against Reading on Friday.

We're laughing at you, we're laughing at you, You ugly looking monkey, we're laughing at you.
Run along monkey boy, your total jealousy of all things Southampton is very evident, it was last season, it is this season. You'd love to be in our position, if your team were top you would be the best in the league, however your not so you don't really matter. You'd be better placed licking your knuckles (from all that dragging) and preparing your side for their encounter this evening. I'm sure your interview is a source of encouragement and entertainment for our team ahead our clash against Reading on Friday. We're laughing at you, we're laughing at you, You ugly looking monkey, we're laughing at you. Over the Edge
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5:26pm Tue 10 Apr 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

They wont be Friday Night!The way Poyet is speaking it looks like a Reading win then tonight.
They wont be Friday Night!The way Poyet is speaking it looks like a Reading win then tonight. Fatty x Ford Worker
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5:59pm Tue 10 Apr 12

NicolaTheDon says...

Typical monkey can't understand a league table, you've got to feel a bit sorry for him..i don't think there is a question who is the best, although my view could be slightly biased..the question is maybe who is the dirtiest? Leeds or Brighton ?
Typical monkey can't understand a league table, you've got to feel a bit sorry for him..i don't think there is a question who is the best, although my view could be slightly biased..the question is maybe who is the dirtiest? Leeds or Brighton ? NicolaTheDon
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6:54pm Tue 10 Apr 12

batesieboy says...

truelysaints wrote:
Saturday will determine who is best.
Friday. Wouldn't want you to miss it.
[quote][p][bold]truelysaints[/bold] wrote: Saturday will determine who is best.[/p][/quote]Friday. Wouldn't want you to miss it. batesieboy
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6:59pm Tue 10 Apr 12

WAZLEE says...

If the Echo are reporting from the same report that I see - they have not listened to the full report.
I hate to defend Sour Gus but what he said was that WE are the best team this season, but Reading have been best team in the division over the last 3 months or so.
If the Echo are reporting from the same report that I see - they have not listened to the full report. I hate to defend Sour Gus but what he said was that WE are the best team this season, but Reading have been best team in the division over the last 3 months or so. WAZLEE
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9:23pm Tue 10 Apr 12

AdamSFC says...

Seems that Poyet still has a chip on his shoulder after we beat them at the Withdean last season. He knows he can't slag off Saints by comparing them to Brighton this season so he is jumping on the bandwagon with Reading, how utterly pathetic. As far as I can see the only thing he has proved tonight is what we all knew, BRIGHTON aren't as good as Reading. Also I dunno what Warnock is on about, seem to remember beating them twice this season, looks like sour grapes all round.
Seems that Poyet still has a chip on his shoulder after we beat them at the Withdean last season. He knows he can't slag off Saints by comparing them to Brighton this season so he is jumping on the bandwagon with Reading, how utterly pathetic. As far as I can see the only thing he has proved tonight is what we all knew, BRIGHTON aren't as good as Reading. Also I dunno what Warnock is on about, seem to remember beating them twice this season, looks like sour grapes all round. AdamSFC
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9:30pm Tue 10 Apr 12

loosehead says...

Only saw reading 1 Brighton 0 is that the final score then?
Only saw reading 1 Brighton 0 is that the final score then? loosehead
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9:42pm Tue 10 Apr 12

truelysaints says...

They will meet their Waterloo on Friday
They will meet their Waterloo on Friday truelysaints
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4:37am Wed 11 Apr 12

dickemery says...

to be honest l agree Reading are the outstanding team in the league we have a good goal scorer
to be honest l agree Reading are the outstanding team in the league we have a good goal scorer dickemery
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11:19am Wed 11 Apr 12

Alty Saint says...

Gus is a wind up merchant, he would never say Saints are the best team in the league as it would offend the Brighton Fans to much due to the hatred between the teams
Gus is a wind up merchant, he would never say Saints are the best team in the league as it would offend the Brighton Fans to much due to the hatred between the teams Alty Saint
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3:10am Thu 12 Apr 12

dickemery says...

it would have to be Reading they played us off the park last time we met there the best team we played
it would have to be Reading they played us off the park last time we met there the best team we played dickemery
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10:49pm Fri 13 Apr 12

Ozzy2013 says...

He is not wrong. Ha ha ha
He is not wrong. Ha ha ha Ozzy2013
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