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Desert Island Kicks: Michael Wade
by Ed Bottomley

“Desert Island Kicks” is a pale imitation of the legendary “Desert Island Discs”. I’m looking to nab answers from footie fans from all corners of the globe and all walks of life.

You’re stranded on a desert island, what footballing memories would you take with you? I want you to pick a game, shirt, goal, player and piece of turf from a stadium to take with you to a desert island, oh and you’re allowed one luxury too.

Michael is a busy chap, a Multi-Media Journalist for talkSPORT, a Freelance Feature writer for The Football League Paper and Four Four Two Magazine, and a huge Reading fan. You can follow him on Twitter @MikeWade84. Over to you Michael…


Strange as it sounds I will take Portsmouth 7-4 Reading. Despite losing this game was pure unadulterated goalscoring mayhem!


Reading’s away kit from 1996/97 – for some reason just holds nostalgic value and is also a pretty tasty number into the bargain.


Bobby Convey v Millwall for Reading 2005/06. It was the first game I went to that season, and it felt just like any other but after winning 5-0 in the ruthless fashion we did it gave the impression that this Reading side might be capable of producing something above average. As it turns out they went on to win the division with a record points haul!


I think it would have to be former Reading captain and workaholic Phil Parkinson. The man who fought his way back from training on his own and being told he had no future at the club under Tommy Burns to captain the side. He would be sure to put in the leg work and build us a nice hut, a camp fire, and find some decent grub!


I have never been to sentimental as far as turf is concerned, but if you pushed me – something from the corner of The Walkers Stadium where Reading celebrated promotion to the Premier League in 2006…


This would surely have to be a football? What better way to pass the time on the island?


Written by Ed Bottomley

Everton fan exiled in Michigan. Duncan Ferguson obsessive, history buff, optimist. Follow me on Twitter @Dixies60

1 Comment

easy peasey. the game i wud take ,everton v bayern munich the shirt wud have 2 b peter reids 86 world cup shirt.kevin sheedy,s free kick against man utd at goodison park 85,ian snodin coz he car,nt arf talk a peice from my beloved goocison park,anthe luxury item my mrs

by markellis on Jan 30, 2012 at 10:22 pm

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