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I'm Wimb, otherwise known as Dan, editor of The Tilehurst End. I'm a broadcast journalist by trade and otherwise enjoy gaming, playing sport and going to a gig whenever I get the chance. Aside from Reading I'm an Arizona Diamondbacks fan and pop in from time to time on the Arizona Snakepit

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Reading v Wigan: Player Ratings

We look back on yesterday's 2-1 home defeat to Wigan and invite you to cast your vote for Readng's player of the match.

Reading 1-2 Wigan: Slumping in the rain

If you read Jonny's match report from the Bournemouth game, then really you might want to save yourself the pain of reading into another dismal home defeat for the Royals. Still if you're on...

Reading FC Bookie Watch: December 19

Reading were 3/1 to win promotion at the start of the season, so how has that changed in the last five months or so? We take a look at the key Championship markets to see how they view our chances...

The night the 'Mad Stad' finally felt like home

While the Madejski Stadium isn't as steeped in history as our former home of Elm Park, it's certainly seen it's share of highs and lows over the past 15 years. For me there was one night that our...

Reading FC Loan Report: December 18

Plenty to look back on in this week's loan report including a third straight clean sheet for a defender, a midfielder making his debut and two former Reading legends causing problems for our...

The Tilehurst End Podcast: Christmas Special


Tis the season to be jolly & Reading were generous this weekend by gifting Bournemouth three points at the Madejski Stadium. Join West, Williams, Wimb, Watts and South-Klein from the Spread eagle...

TTE Podcast: Christmas Special Update

Good Afternoon, just a quick post to announce that we'll be recording our Tilehurst End Podcast Christmas Special tomorrow night (Wednesday December 11th) from 6.30pm at the Spread Eagle in...

Can you triumph in transition?

In the wake of another disappointing Reading performances there's been no shortage of finger pointing. Some blame TSI, some the players & others Nigel Adkins. So how has our present manager done in...

View From The Town End: Bournemouth

Reading finally seem to be building up some momentum and with Bournemouth the latest visitors to the Madejski, it gives us a great opportunity to make it three in a row. Now that I've jinxed it,...

The Tilehurst End Podcast: Episode 15

The Tilehurst End podcast reaches the 15 episode mark, as Wimb and Westy look over back-to-back wins for Reading. We welcome former Reading full-back John Halls on to the show to look back at his...

Reading v Charlton: Player Ratings

So it wasn't pretty but a win is a win is a win. Here's how we rated the players during Reading's 1-0 win over Charlton, while please cast your vote for the player of the match.

Reading 1-0 Charlton: Functional

Billy Sharp scored the only goal as Reading made it back-to-back wins by beating Charlton 1-0. So that's that, we move on to face Bournemouth on Saturd.... Oh ok you want more do you? Fine... but...

View From The Town End: Blackburn


So after two weeks mulling over a draw with QPR, Reading return to action with a trip to Blackburn. Rovers blogger Mikey Delap joins us to chat Venkys, Jordan Rhodes and why Nick Blackman is nailed...

Reading FC Bookie Watch: November 2013

Lets admit it, we're all completely and utterly biased when it comes to comparing Reading with our rivals. Some people have to make a living based on making the most rational picks possible, the...

Hope for Hope? What's going wrong for Hope Akpan

After setting up three Premier League goals in two games, the future looked bright for Hope Akpan. Nearly a year after signing for the Royals he's still made just three starts and none for Nigel...

Reading FC Loan Report: November 12

So after last week's goal feast of a loan report could Reading's youngster's continue to impress? Find out in our latest loan report.

Reading v QPR: Player Ratings

Well yesterday saw Reading and QPR fight out a 1-1 draw at the Madejski Stadium. We run down the heroes and zero's from Saturday's Championship clash and invite you to vote for your player of the...

Reading 1-1 QPR: Barton denies Royals

Reading and QPR played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in front of the SKY cameras this afternoon. Garath McCleary's long range strike was cancelled out by Joey Barton's free-kick, as both sides had...

The Tilehurst End Round Table - November 2013

It's been a while but with nearly a third of the season gone we decided to get four Tilehurst End Writers together to chew the fat about Reading's season so far, as we tackle progress, Zingarevich,...

Tilehurst End Podcast - Ep 12: Sheffield Woes-Day

As much as we wanted to forget all about Saturday's result, Wimb and West return to look back on Reading's 5-2 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday and look at whether it's a bump in the road or signs of...

Reading FC Loan Report: November 5, 2013

Well the loan report has been on hiatus for a little while but it's back with a bang as one centre back smashes in a 20-yard screamer, a midfielder makes waves in the A-League and another young...

Missing Pedigree, No Passion, or premature panic?


Reading have been wildly erratic this season, from the highs of beating Leeds and Derby to the pitiful capitulations at Peterborough & Sheffield Wednesday. So what's the root of this inconsistency...

Happy Halloween: 5 Ghoulish Reading Performances

Happy Halloween! Yes I know it's a totally random and largely commercial imported event but even so... Reading FC have given us plenty of amazing performances over the past 20 years but here's five...

View From The Town End: Millwall

So the Lions from the New Den visit the more tranquill surroundings of the Madejski Stadium. Ahead of the game we spoke to Millwall fan Mark Dillon.

The Tilehurst End Podcast Episode 10: Donny downed

The TTE podcast trio are reunited as Westy comes back to join Williams and Wimb in discussing last week's 4-1 win over Doncaster.

Football Aid 2014: Play at the Madejski Stadium

Over the past couple of seasons we've been happy to lend our support to Football Aid, who give fans the chance to play in Reading colours at the Madejski Stadium supported by former Royals players....

Reading v Doncaster: Player Ratings

Here's how we rated each of Reading's players in the 4-1 win over Doncaster, while giving you the chance to vote for your player of the match.

Reading 4-1 Doncaster: Four-tune favours Royals

While it wasn't quite the 'smashing' that my fellow TTE podcast co-host Jonny predicted, this was still a very good win for Reading who put together some very good passages of play to beat an...

2013 FBAs: How to vote for The Tilehurst End

Last year hundreds of you very kindly nominated us for a Football Blogging Award, the awards that as the name suggest's recognises the best football blogs across various categories. If you fancy...

View From The Town End: Doncaster

Donny blogger Lewis Ward once again kindly lends us his thoughts as Reading return to Championship action against Doncaster on Saturday.

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