1981-82 Press Photo

Three points were awarded for a win rather than two from the beginning of this season in an effort to encourage more attacking football, and the Royals started in fine style by taking 15 points from their first six games, briefly topping the Division Three table. They soon tailed off, however, and finished mid-table, with future England stars Neil Webb and Kerry Dixon topping the scoring charts. 18-year-old local lad Webb went on to star for Man Utd, whilst Dixon was a prolific striker who later joined Chelsea. I recently picked up this superb original press photo, which is a great addition to the Team Groups collection.