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Football: PING-PONG KING GETS EXTRA ZING.

READING'S James Harper reckons table-tennis is keeping Steve Coppell's side in the top half of the Premiership.

The former Arsenal midfielder is the self-styled pingpong king since new leisure facilities were installed at the club's training ground. And he says the daily battle over who's best with bat and ball has become a key factor in the team spirit that's kept up Reading's reputation as the surprise team of the season.

Harper and his mates go to Tottenham today still chasing the dream of ending their first season in the top flight with a place in Europe. He said: "Some of the games before and after training get, not quite nasty, but certainly competitive. Nobody wants to lose. Now people are coming in a lot earlier and they hang about a bit after training too. Things like that only help team spirit."
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 1, 2007
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