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Former Reading boss will take charge this weekend for match against Sheffield Wednesday

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

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Rodgers lasted just six-months in charge of the Royals

Reading players look dejected after their recent defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League

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Premier League club advertise year-long full-time internship

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Former Reading manager set for a swift return to the game

Saracens will hold a minute's silence before game this weekend

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Hillsborough families oppose minutes silence for Margaret Thatcher

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A view of Wembley, Liverpool will mark Hillsborough this weekend, respects paid to Thatcher
A view of Reading's Madejski stadium

Reading announce minute's silence for Liverpool match - but Margaret Thatcher tributes ruled out

Hillsborough disaster will be marked at the Madejski stadium

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Harry Redknapp labels QPR draw with Wigan 'criminal'

The Hoops conceded a late equaliser

Reading manager Nigel Adkins
Adam Lallana celebrates his goal for Southampton

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Reading 0 Southampton 2: Southampton cruise to safety as Reading are left without a point from their last seven games

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Ivorian's passion for the game, if not his consistency, pleases the Arsenal manager

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