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Goals, Goals, Goals.

February 17, 2012 2 comments

While Reading have been grinding their way up the table, the goals still aren’t flowing freely, with Chris Hartley pondering just why that is.

Seeing goals is what keeps fans coming back week after week, each of them coming to the ground hoping for that sweet unexpected moment that makes the game what it is.

With 30 games played Reading have netted just 38 goals, that is just thirty-eight times us fans have had the chance to leap from our seats and celebrate. For me, It’s a pitiful total for a team that views themselves as a play-off chasing side but despite the lack of goals in this side, Reading lay 6th  in the Championship table  just in the last of the playoff places but question is how have they done this?

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Best Reading FC Moments of 2011 – Part 3 Kebe’s Magic Sinks Sven

December 23, 2011 1 comment


The Scene – Madejski Stadium, April 16

Result: Reading 3-1 Leicester

Part three of our greatest Reading FC moments of 2011 sees Chris Hartley look at a day when Jimmy Kebe stole the show and overshadowed a former England manager’s return to the Madejski Stadium.

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The Fans View – Time For Number 13 To Step Up

September 15, 2011 1 comment


 September 15, 2011

We’re always keen to get the fans views here on The Tilehurst End, after all we’re a fan site, set up by fans and for the fans! 

Today Chris Hartley makes a plea for Royals fans to come together during this tough spell and get behind the boys. 

If you’ve got an opinion on the team or fancy writing your own views then please get in touch with us via email at

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Reading FC 2011/12 Position Previews – The Defence

August 2, 2011 Leave a comment

August 2, 2011

In the first of our position by position previews, Chris Hartley looks at our defensive options and what we can expect going forward this season.

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Just Another Case Of History Repeating Itself? 6 Weeks On From Wembley

A warm hearty Tilehurst End welcome to our newest writer Chris Hartley who shares his thoughts on the play-off final 6 weeks on.

It has been two long months since Phil Dowd blew the final whistle on another Reading Defeat in a Playoff final, the clubs third and in my opinion it was this defeat of all the defeats in Playoff Finals that wrangles most with me.

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