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A Vital Reading Take On Matt Mills

A Vital Reading Take On Matt Mills

With massive thanks to Josh from Vital Reading, maybe understandably there is a touch of bitterness over Matt's departure.

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1 - How disappointed are Reading fans to see Matt Mills move on?

We are very disappointed.

Considering we have already let go Ivar Ingimarsson on a free and Zurab Khizanishvilli`s loan period ended, we are only left with 2 recognised centre backs.

Considering Mills was also our captain it's also a blow, as he was such a good leader on the pitch and showed that captain`s passion on numerous occasions. Many fans are just hoping we use the money to sign a capable replacement.

2 - What type of defender can we expect and are you going to miss his presence on the pitch, and off it being captain?

Mills is quite an aggressive centre back in good and bad ways. Loves a tackle, good in the air and reads the game quite well.

He can however be prone to some mistakes and be a bit clumsy in the box, but I suppose any defender has to have a few of them at the end of the day.

As said before in the previous question, his leadership qualities are fantastic so we will miss his presence on the pitch, that very much helped us to get to the position we did last season and off the pitch for that matter.

He does like a battle with a referee though, I can imagine he isn`t on many referee`s Christmas card lists!

3 - Sven has described him as being one of the best defenders outside of the Premiership. Would you agree, and are you surprised that it appears that only Wolves were interested in him from the top flight?

In my honest (bitter) opinion, he is a good Championship defender.

Could he crack it in the premier league? Who knows, I think in a few years time he could very well do so - whether it be with yourselves or someone else.

I think he is perfect for you guys as I don`t think he is ready for the premier league yet but would do well for a team that is aiming in that direction.

I wasn`t incredibly surprised it was just Wolves interested as he could have been a risk for the majority of premier league teams considering the price we were asking for him.

4 - Will Reading fans feel let down by him moving (especially to a club in the same division), or do you wish him the best for the future? Equally, do you believe the reported £4-5 million is fair, or have we potentially got him on the cheap or paid over the odds?

The opinion from what I have seen appears to be very mixed. Some are saying good luck to him, but some (including myself) are not really happy with him.

In all honesty, it all depends on how the transfer went about. Whether we forced him out? Which we have previously done with other players. Whether he wanted to join his boyhood club? Or for money purposes? If its the latter, which seems to be the case, then I am very disappointed considering we technically gave him the chance of making the step up.

Had he have joined a premier league team, I would have completely understood his decision and wished him well on his way but considering we`re in the same division, it seems strange. But in all fairness, you guys do look like you want to go places with the signings you are making.

I think with £4-5m, at this moment in time, you have been ripped off a little but he does have the potential that could potentially make that fee worthwhile.

Good luck next season (except against us!)

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With thanks to Josh, and best of luck, but also not against us!

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Writer:SvensAmbition
Date:Friday July 8 2011
Time: 7:00AM

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