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Watford 1-2 Reading – Welcome to 2012

January 15, 2012 2 comments

Reading: Federici, Harte, Gorkks, Pearce, Cummings, Robson-Kanu, Karacan, Tabb, Kebe (Antonio), Church (Le Fondre), Hunt

A big first win of 2012 for the Royals on Saturday in front of the TV cameras. Nick Houlton takes the reigns of the match report today and a reminder that we’re always happy to take your views on the games here, just email

It didn’t dawn on me until Sunday morning how important that win was. An after game, rash reflection on the victory was that it was another hard-fought three points but in fact it was as vital as it could possibly get. Not only did the win propel us back up to 5th but it gave the club and fans a first big lift in 2012.

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So Long Shane & What Happens Next

August 9, 2011 2 comments

So that’s it, he’s gone.

I’m sure every Reading fan wishes we didn’t have to sell Shane Long but his move is understandable and we at The Tilehurst End certainly wish him well.

We’ll have a few articles on Shane over the coming days, but below the jump Nick Houlton looks at where we go from here in the striking department.

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How The Championship Table Might Look On April 28th, 2012

August 4, 2011 7 comments

August 4th, 2011

So, the season begins on Saturday and the excitement is becoming unbearable. This will give you an insight into the season ahead and the teams that we’ll come up against and how they’ll rise to the challenge over the next nine and a bit months.

I’ve put together a projected table that takes into account many factors, including transfers, managers, the state of a club and the facilities they have available to them. It’ll be interesting to hear your views as well.

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Reading FC Squad Review 2010/2011

June 2, 2011 4 comments

June 2, 2011

After the disappointment at Wembley I’ve decided to do an end of season review on each player, their performances over the season and how their future may look.

I’ve given each player a rank out of ten, the ranking includes not only their level of performance but how they’ve played against expectations etc.

All of the below is pure opinion, so please feel free to comment, either here or on our Twitter/Facebook sites.

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Reading FC Weekly Review – May 4-11, 2011

May 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Weekly Review, May 4-11, 2011

Another busy week for Reading FC, with the dreaded yet exciting play-offs fast approaching.

Last week we had our final league game of the season against Derby while there were also some contract moves and a few awards for the players and staff.

After the jump we’ll have details of all the latest news from the Madejski Stadium.

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Reading FC Weekly Review – April 27 – May 3, 2011

 Reading FC Weekly Roundup – April 27 – May 2, 2011

After a goalless draw away at Coventry, Reading managed to secure their place in the play offs.

This week also saw a couple of former Reading managers give their views on the team as well as a couple of new signings for the club.

After the jump we’ll be taking a look back on the last week’s big news and talking points.

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Reading FC Weekly Roundup – April 18-25, 2011

April 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Weekly Roundup April 18-25, 2011

Another  interesting week for the Royals has just come to its conclusion. One poor performance ended in a fantastic point away at Leeds United and was followed up on Monday with a shock defeat to the nearly relegated Sheffield United.

There was also a great send off for Chris Armstrong and a few bits of news involving Reading players out on loan.

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