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View From The Town End – Nottingham Forest (H)

Game time is getting ever so close , could we be celebrating through the night by beating Forest and seeing West Ham slip up?

Making is hat-trick appearance on the Tilehurst End is Forest fan Winnits who shares his views on tonight’s game

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A Royal Abroad – Life Supporting The Royals In The States

We always welcome writing from Royals around the globe and that phrase is particularly appropriate this evening as Brian Willett explains what it’s like being a Reading fan on the other side of the globe.

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Categories: Reading FC News

Barnsley 0-4 Reading FC- Tykes Trashed by Rampant Royals

Pic from Reading OS

A magnificent day for Reading in South Yorkshire on Saturday as we moved three points clear of third placed West Ham with a 4-0 demolition of Barnsley.

Royals fan Alex Everson was one of the brave Royals to make the long trip up and here’s his account of a day when Reading sent an emphatic message to their promotion rivals.

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A Takeover Reaction & Hopefully Considered Thoughts

Last week The Tilehurst End’s own Jon Keen gave his reaction to the TSI takeover, asking fans to remain patient and to remain cautious until the deal is done with due diligence.

Tonight we welcome Singer-Songwriter and Reading fan Daniel Ward-Murphy, who gives his own views on the takeover and looks at how Reading fans have reacted.  Read more…

Reading 1-2 West Brom – A Glimpse Into The Future

Reading Under 18’s went out of the cup last night with a 2-1 defeat to West Brom in front of over 1,400 fans at the Madejski Stadium. One of those 1,400 was Rob Langham who is otherwise known as Lanterne Rouge on the excellent Football League blog, The Two Unfortunates. Below the jump you’ll find Rob’s thoughts on last night’s game which gave us a glimpse into the potential future stars of the football club.

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Football Aid 2012 Update – There’s Still Time To Bid For Your Chance To Play At The Madejski Stadium

The Reading FC Community Trust have once again shown magnificent support and joined forces with Football Aid, allowing football fans the opportunity to grace the hallowed turf and play on their Field of Dreams at the Madejski in 2012, while at the same time raising funds for charity.

Our magical event allows Reading supporters to ‘Live the Dream’ in an authentic match day experience. Players will gain exclusive access to the pitch and tunnel areas, pull on their own personalised shirt in the official changing rooms, walk down the tunnel to the sound of a cheering

crowd and ultimately to step out on the hallowed turf and represent their club in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football.

The matches have also been supported by a host of Royal legends, with the likes of Michael Gilkes, Mick Gooding, Lawrie Sanchez and many more all lending their valuable support in recent years, by playing alongside or managing the supporters in the hugely enjoyable matches at the Madejski.

Getting involved couldn’t be easier, just visit, select Reading and your position, then place your bid – it really is that simple. And with most starting bids for positions at just £170, booking a position could turn out to be the best bargain you’ll ever bag! Bidding is open from now until the middle of March, depending on what position you want to play.

So if you’re keen to secure your place on your Field of Dreams this season, why not visit today to make sure you’re part of the team! Alternatively if you’d like any additional information, you can call Football Aid on 0131 220 5999 or email

Football Aid celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2010 and have allowed over 12,225 football fans the chance to ‘Live the Dream’ in more than 460 matches. They are a groundbreaking organisation which generates funds annually by hosting charity football matches at iconic stadiums all over the UK. The unique concept was the brainchild of businessman and Football Aid Chairman Craig Paterson and funds raised from the event will benefit the work of a charitable project nominated by the club, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.

Royal Links – Bye Gary – A Tribute To Gary Speed By Simon Richards

Just over a week ago football lost one of it’s good guys in Gary Speed.  The tributes all week have been moving from up and down the country but I wanted to draw attention to this tribute by Cardiff City fan Simon Richards which brings home how it’s affected people on a personal level. Simon regularly writes for us on our View From The Town End segment when we play Cardiff and you can follow him on twitter @SJRichards79

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Categories: Royal Links
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