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    Wainwright Takes The Reins
    BY YU SUM REPORTER

    You'd be forgiven if the first thing you do when you hear the name Sam Wainwright is to look at the person next to you with a quizzical look. Not known by many, the young Englishman took over as manager at Reading Football Club this week and is eager to get going with his new team. I went to see him at Readings training ground Hogwood Park to see how he was getting on.
    Not one for formalities Sam comes over to greet me with an embracing hug reminiscent of a long lost child returning home, I must reiterate at this point that this is the first time I have met the Worcestershire based man.
    Yu Sum: So Sam, how does it feel to be back in management after such a long time out and turning your back on management for a good year or 2?
    Sam: Well Yu, I didn't turn my back on management as such, I love the job and all the pro's and cons you can find with it. I merely needed a break away from it to spend time with the people I care about most.
    Yu Sum: and with returning to management with a team like Reading, do you believe you have the hunger and desire that you once had when managing Everton all those years ago?
    Sam: Without a doubt, there's no denying that I was at my happiest when managing Everton in the World Championship 2 but I left there on fantastic terms and I hope one day to go back, but this is now, Reading are a fantastic team with a great history and the most loyal fan base I have seen in years. I hope to repay them with good results and attractive football.
    Yu Sum: You've joined Reading half way through the season, lying in 3rd and 2 points off the automatic promotion spots, do you think your team has what it takes to make that all important jump into division 2?
    Sam: I know I've only been here a few days, but looking at the team in training and out on the pitch, we have a very promising squad, we have some phenomenally gifted individuals but we also have fantastic squad players too. I will be doing my utmost for this team, and I expect the same from every one of my players.
    Yu Sum: You oversaw your first game on Wednesday night at home to an in-form Derby County team, how did you see that result?
    Sam: There were positives for sure, we played very well, of course every manager dreams of starting off with 3 points in their first game, but life is not always what you hope it will be.
    Yu Sum: You're away at struggling Portsmouth on Saturday night, should this be a routine win for The Royals?
    Sam: Not at all, Portsmouth have a very strong team and a great manager, no game is ever a routine win. We will have to play brilliantly to beat Portsmouth on the weekend and I know the players will come through for the team and give the best performance they can.

    Jadson and Osvaldo during training


    Yu Sum: Some people say your Brazilian contingent are the key to your teams success, would you be inclined to agree?
    Sam: No. All of my players are key to success, if you start singling players out, they can get uncomfortable with the media around them or even cocky and the players the aren't singled out feel that they aren't noticed or good enough and that makes them uncomfortable or even angry in some instances. We have a very strong team and I know our Brazilians are in good form, but I also know that our non-Brazilians are in form also.
    Yu Sum: In terms of your transfer policy, what exactly are you looking for?
    Sam: I am already incredibly happy with the team we have here at our disposal. I have my eye on a couple of youngsters and maybe two or more players that can be added to the squad to give us more depth but obviously I won't be discussing this with you as other managers could be reading this in tomorrows papers! (Laughs)
    Yu Sum: Well thank you for your time Sam and I wish you luck for the rest of the season.
    Sam: Thank you very much


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    Wainwright Takes The Reins
    BY YU SUM REPORTER

    You'd be forgiven if the first thing you do when you hear the name Sam Wainwright is to look at the person next to you with a quizzical look. Not known by many, the young Englishman took over as manager at Reading Football Club this week and is eager to get going with his new team. I went to see him at Readings training ground Hogwood Park to see how he was getting on.
    Not one for formalities Sam comes over to greet me with an embracing hug reminiscent of a long lost child returning home, I must reiterate at this point that this is the first time I have met the Worcestershire based man.
    Yu Sum: So Sam, how does it feel to be back in management after such a long time out and turning your back on management for a good year or 2?
    Sam: Well Yu, I didn't turn my back on management as such, I love the job and all the pro's and cons you can find with it. I merely needed a break away from it to spend time with the people I care about most.
    Yu Sum: and with returning to management with a team like Reading, do you believe you have the hunger and desire that you once had when managing Everton all those years ago?
    Sam: Without a doubt, there's no denying that I was at my happiest when managing Everton in the World Championship 2 but I left there on fantastic terms and I hope one day to go back, but this is now, Reading are a fantastic team with a great history and the most loyal fan base I have seen in years. I hope to repay them with good results and attractive football.
    Yu Sum: You've joined Reading half way through the season, lying in 3rd and 2 points off the automatic promotion spots, do you think your team has what it takes to make that all important jump into division 2?
    Sam: I know I've only been here a few days, but looking at the team in training and out on the pitch, we have a very promising squad, we have some phenomenally gifted individuals but we also have fantastic squad players too. I will be doing my utmost for this team, and I expect the same from every one of my players.
    Yu Sum: You oversaw your first game on Wednesday night at home to an in-form Derby County team, how did you see that result?
    Sam: There were positives for sure, we played very well, of course every manager dreams of starting off with 3 points in their first game, but life is not always what you hope it will be.
    Yu Sum: You're away at struggling Portsmouth on Saturday night, should this be a routine win for The Royals?
    Sam: Not at all, Portsmouth have a very strong team and a great manager, no game is ever a routine win. We will have to play brilliantly to beat Portsmouth on the weekend and I know the players will come through for the team and give the best performance they can.

    Jadson and Osvaldo during training


    Yu Sum: Some people say your Brazilian contingent are the key to your teams success, would you be inclined to agree?
    Sam: No. All of my players are key to success, if you start singling players out, they can get uncomfortable with the media around them or even cocky and the players the aren't singled out feel that they aren't noticed or good enough and that makes them uncomfortable or even angry in some instances. We have a very strong team and I know our Brazilians are in good form, but I also know that our non-Brazilians are in form also.
    Yu Sum: In terms of your transfer policy, what exactly are you looking for?
    Sam: I am already incredibly happy with the team we have here at our disposal. I have my eye on a couple of youngsters and maybe two or more players that can be added to the squad to give us more depth but obviously I won't be discussing this with you as other managers could be reading this in tomorrows papers! (Laughs)
    Yu Sum: Well thank you for your time Sam and I wish you luck for the rest of the season.
    Sam: Thank you very much


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