Glenville Adam James le Fondre, or more commonly known as Adam le Fondre, is an English footballer from Offerton, Stockport who plays for Premiership side Reading as a striker. He is also fondly nicknamed "Alf", derived from his initials. He began his career at Stockport County, coming up the ranks and making his debut against Bury in 2004, scoring the third goal in a 3–1 victory. He has also scored four goals in one game for County as they thrashed Wrexham 5–2. In early 2007, Le Fondre joined Rochdale on loan from Stockport, scoring twice on his debut in the 5–0 defeat of MK Dons. He finished his 2008-09 season as leading scorer with 21 goals and a series of Player of the Season awards. On 11 August 2009, le Fondre signed up with Rotherham Unitedon a three-year contract. Fondre scored four in one game for the second time in his career on 21st August 2010 in a remarkable 6–4 home victory over Cheltenham Town. On 27 August 2011, Le Fondre signed a three-year contract with Championship side Reading for a fee of £350,000. He scored his first goal for Reading in a 2–0 win against Doncaster Rovers on 17 September 2011. On 21 April, he came off the bench to score in a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace, with the point helping to secure the Championship title.
There’s always plenty of transfer talk throughout the season. So how much of it makes sense, and how much of it is just rumour? Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal for Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle, 22. The German club’s representatives are in London to finalise the transfer. Full story: talkSPORT What’s the story? [...]
By Ben Hardy
Reading will aim to keep alive their survival chances when they welcome Liverpool to the Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Will the Madejski Stadium host Premier League football next season?
The Royals cu...
MatchesTags: Premier LeagueReadingWayne Rooney scored on the last occasion Manchester United played at the narcissistically named Madejski Stadium; Sir Alex Ferguson’s side running out 2-0 winners in 2008. The stat provides neither guide, nor omen, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Reading, although United’s record over the Berkshire side shows just one defeat since these teams first met [...](Read more...)
Debatable Decisions Week 12 and this weeks round of decisions saw the footballing world discuss two red cards, both issued for high/late/two footed/whatever else tackles, but one most agreed with and the other an awful lot disagreed with. There’s still plenty of space for yet more dubious handball decisions, which really are a delight to [...]