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Q&A with Reading's Bobby Convey

  • Goal.com, Wednesday, October 11, 2006 4:21 PM
Bobby Convey and Reading Football Club are off to a fantastic start to their first season in England's Premiership. After seven games, Reading sits a comfortable seventh in the standings, 11 places above the relegation zone. Both Convey and U.S. national teammate Marcus Hahnemann, have started each of the Royals' seven opening games. In an interview with Goal.com, Convey rates his own contribution to the Reading cause thus far a B+, while he rates the team an A. He says that Reading's No. 1 priority this season is to stay in the Premiership, but the way things are unfolding so far the young Royals could easily set their sights on Europe. Convey says the biggest difference between the Premiership and the Football Championship is the higher level of intensity and skill. At just 23, Convey is already a U.S. national team veteran, having made his debut in October 2000 against Mexico. He thinks the Brits have a good perception of the Americans playing in the Premiership, and he thinks that New England Revolution midfielder Clint Dempsey, whose made no secret of his desire to move abroad, could be very successful in England. "I think that people know we have some very good individual players at good prices -- and according to the world market are pretty cheap," he says.

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