This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Regular Punter’ series, where we gather original opinions from select, passionate fans of the clubs concerned on matters surrounding their team and share them with a wider audience…
Football League World’s Reading fan pundit Harry Chafer says he is still far from convinced that sacking Jose Gomes as manager was the right decision.
Since Mark Bowen’s tenure began, the Royals have four points from two games but despite this, Chafer believes that results would have improved under the Portuguese were he given the chance.
“I don’t think anyone can be convinced yet,” the regular punter told Football League World.
“Bowen has only been in charge for two games now. I was a strong advocate for Gomes getting more time and fans being more patient, so it will probably take a lot more to persuade me that sacking Gomes was the right decision.
Was sacking Jose Gomes the right decision for Reading?
“My only grudge with the sacking is that Gomes didn’t deserve it.
“Bowen going a run now and lifting the club would be great, and I’d love to see it and witness it, but it won’t change my opinon that I feel Gomes could’ve done the same if he was given a fair crack at it, because I honestly think he could have and would have.”
Gomes was sacked after just ten months at the helm of the Berkshire club, controversially replaced by Bowen, the sporting sporting director at the Madejski.
Last night saw the Royals pick up another useful point, holding high-flying Queens Park Rangers to a 2-2 draw at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
George Puscas and Sam Baldock twice dragged the Royals level after Nahki Wells and Jordan Hugill had both put the Rs ahead.