Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Some little bobbles & pulls near sponsor
Size: Adult's Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 44-46 Inches /111-117 CM
Colour: Red, white trim
Seasons: 1996/1997 & 1997/1998
Patches: 1896/1987-1996/1997 Centenary
Official Mizuno Reading away football shirt from the 1996/97 season.
Condition of this original football shirt is 8/10 – Excellent. Some little bobbles & pulls near sponsor (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present. Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
The appointment of Mark McGhee as player-manager, shortly after the takeover by John Madejski, in 1991 saw Reading move forward. They were crowned champions of the new Division Two in 1994. 35-year-old striker Jimmy Quinn was put in charge of the first team alongside midfielder Mick Gooding and guided Reading to runners-up in the final Division One table – only to be denied automatic promotion because of the streamlining of the Premier League, from 22 teams to 20.
In 1995 Reading had eased past Tranmere Rovers in the play-off semi-finals and looked to have booked their place in the Premier League only to lose against Bolton Wanderers in the final. Quinn and Gooding's contracts were not renewed two years later after Reading had slid into the bottom half of Division One. Their successor, Terry Bullivant, lasted less than one season before being sacked in March 1998.
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