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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 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.

Reading FC Ups & Downs 2013/14: 1st Quarter

Last season we took a regular look at who's reputation and performances were on the up and who was slumping at the Madejski Stadium and we continue that today with a look at who's gone up and down...

Five Things: Burnley v Reading

48 hours after the event it's time to look at what we can takeaway from our 2-1 defeat at Burnley on Saturday.

Burnley 2-1 Reading: Initial Reaction


Reading's six game unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at Turf Moor this afternoon as top of the table Burnley completed a 2-1 win. We'll have a full report tomorrow but here's the key nuts and bolts.

View From The Town End: Burnley


Hands up who had this down as a game that would see Reading travelling to face the league leaders? Well, recently crowned manager of the month Sean Dyche has indeed led his team to the top of the...

TTE Podcast - Ep 8: Brum, Barnsley & Bogeymen

The Tilehurst End Podcast reaches it's eighth episode as the lads discuss our games with Birmingham and Barnsley while looking ahead to Saturday's trip to Burnley.

Reading v Birmingham: Player Ratings

So another three points in the bank for Reading as we look at how the players performed during our 2-0 win over Birmingham, while we give you your chance to vote for Reading's player of the match.

Reading 2-0 Birmingham: Nice and Freesy

Two Danny Guthrie free-kicks made it four wins in five games for Reading as they comfortably beat Birmingham 2-0 at the Madejski Stadium. While Reading never really got out of second gear against a...

View From The Town End: Billy Sharp

So the worst kept loan move in recent memory has finally been completed, with Billy Sharp joining us on loan from Southampton. We asked bloggers covering Sharp's three most recent clubs, Doncaster,...

What is Reading FC's best XI and do we need one?

With the arrival of Billy Sharp thoughts turn to where he'll fit in and just what is Reading's best XI. The question is do we have a definitive first XI and do we need a settled starting side to...

TTE Podcast - Ep7: Pog, Sharp & Points

The Tilehurst End Podcast returns after a three week absence with a bumper show looking back on a busy week for Reading that saw them earn seven points from a possible nine in games with Brighton,...

Derby 1-3 Reading: Initial Reaction


Reading secured a third win in four games with a hard fought 3-1 win at Pride Park as Pavel Pogrebnyak and Nick Blackman earned Reading the win. @jonhyde1871 will be here with the full report later...

TTE Podcast: Episode 6 - All gone out the window?

In the sixth installment of the (non) award winning podcast series, The Tilehurst End podcast team of Wimb, Williams and West take a look back at transfer deadline day and try and asses how Reading...

Yeovil v Reading: 5 Things

Our usual look at five points to come out of our latest match, this week, friendly Yeovil, Hal Robson-Kanu's role and more.

Reading Player of the Month Vote: August 2013

Here we shortlist the five players who've been given the highest average rating across the month and invite you to vote for you Reading FC player of the month for August.

Au Revoir Jimmy - Kebe Joins Palace

In a move that had been on the cards for the past few days, winger Jimmy Kebe ended his near six year stint at the Madejski Stadium by joining Crystal Palace for a fee believed to be around 2...

Yeovil v Reading: Player Ratings

We run the rule over the players who helped Reading record their first away win of the campaign at Yeovil as you have your chance to vote for your man of the match.

Yeovil 0-1 Reading: Points win prizes......

Reading picked up a vital three points with a 1-0 win at Yeovil courtesy of Adam Le Fondre's late penalty but in truth this was a game that Nigel Adkins side can consider themselves very fortunate...

View From The Town End: Yeovil

So we move onto Yeovil and try and put the dismal results of the past week behind us. Ahead of the game we spoke to Yeovil fan Ben Barrett to get his view on Gary Johnson's side.

The Tilehurst End Podcast: Episode 5

The usual trio of West, Williams and Wimbush team up to chew over Reading's dismal 6-0 thrashing by Peterborough in the League Cup as well as look at what went wrong in the 1-0 defeat at Blackpool...

Five Things: Peterborough v Reading

Ok so it was a shambles from just about every angle but beyond the outright disgust and embarrassment what can we take away from last night's mauling?

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