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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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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 last weekend.

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?

Peterborough 6-0 Reading: Insert expletive here

A 'performance' as embarrassing as any in living memory condemned Reading to a League Cup exit as Peterborough ran riot... a brief recap before the main event from Jon later.

Five Things: Blackpool v Reading

So two days later and the 1-0 scoreline at Blackpool still looks and feels pretty rubbish and underwhelming... but here's five talking points from our defeat up in the North West.

Blackpool 1-0 Reading: Life's a beach

First reaction from Reading's disappointing 1-0 defeat up at Blackpool. Dave Harris will be along with the full report later this evening but here's the key details as our unbeaten start to the season comes to an end.

View From The Town End: Blackpool

So game 4 of 46 on the horizon and to help bring us up to speed on our opponents Blackpool we spoke to Tangerines blogger Chris Maxwell who writes for Measured Progress

TTE Podcast Ep4: Transfers, Watford & Wellies

Roll up, roll up for your latest slice of Reading FC based podcast goodness as the familiar WWW trio take a look at the big stories around the club this week.

The odd ones out: - Who could leave the Mad Stad

With the transfer window shutting in less than two weeks, transfer activity is set to go into overdrive. Reading have well over 40 professionals at the club and with Adkins targeting more additions its safe to say a few will leave before September 2.

Reading v Watford: Player Ratings

So a 3-3 draw against Watford at the Madejski Stadium, here's our breakdown of how we rated each of the Reading team and your chance to vote for MOTM.

Reading 3-3 Watford: Entertaining but frustrating

This is what the Championship is all about ladies and gents. Reading and Watford fought out a very entertaining 3-3 draw at the Madejski Stadium but despite an excellent spectacle, Reading will have been gutted to twice throw away a two-goal lead.

The Tilehurst End Podcast - Episode 3

In this week's show, Wimb, Westy and Williams look back on the 1-1 draw with Bolton, including looking back at Nick Blackman's first start and discussing the continued omissions of Pavel Pogrebnyak and Adrian Mariappa.

Five Things: Bolton v Reading

Our sister SB Nation site, Bolton's Lion of Vienna Suite have long done this after games so I hope they won't mind us adopting the format ourselves. Here's five things to ponder after Reading's 1-1 draw up at the Reebok.

The Tilehurst End Podcast: Episode 2

The Tilehurst End podcast returns as Wimb and Westy are joined by Jonny Williams to break down all of the latest news from the Madejski Stadium.

View From The Town End - Bolton

One staple of the website since day 1 has been us inviting bloggers from around the league to give us their views on the game. Today we welcome Mark Yesilevskiy from The Lion of Vienna Suite to share his views on Bolton.

2013/14 Championship: In Their Own Words Part 4

Here's the final batch from our football league blogging amigos.

2013/14 Previews: In Their Own Words Part 3

So parts one & two down, here's our third look at what the fans say about their chances (and Reading's) over the next 46 games - including a certain McDermott, B at Leeds.

TTE Podcast: Episode 1 - Pre-Season Previews

Well we teased it throughout the summer and here it is, the first of what we're hoping will be a weekly Reading FC podcast from us here at The Tilehurst End.

2013/14 Previews: In Their Own Words Part 2

So part one of our previews now we move on to our nexr batch, starting with a beaten play-off semi-finalist.

Championship Previews: In Their Own Words Part 1

Ahhhh it's nice to be back among friends, and it's nice to see our chums at various Championship blogs remain as friendly as ever as they give us their opinions on how their club is shaping up ahead of the new season.

Reading FC Bookie Watch - Pre-Season 2013/14

So less than a week to go before the start of the season but where to the money men think we'll be come May? We take a look at how the bookmakers view various Reading related markets going into the campaign.

The Pavel Pogrebnyak Question

Is the Pog just a fad from the 90's, a good Championship striker or is he a soon to be former Reading player? We look at the history and possible future of Reading's Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak.

The Pavel Pogrebnyak Question

Is the Pog just a fad from the 90's, a good Championship striker or is he a soon to be former Reading player? We look at the history and possible future of Reading's Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak.

Pre-Season: Well laid plans or a shot in the dark?

We're now a good couple of games into the pre-season and Reading have so far beaten League 2 Wycombe 3-1 and drawn 1-1 with Portuguese side Belenenses. While it's great to have football back, how much should we read into friendly results?

Danny Williams: View from the USA End

Yesterday evening Nigel Adkins completed his third summer signing with the capture of US International Danny Williams form Hoffenheim. We asked Ryan Rosenblatt from Team USA blog Stars & Stripes FC to give us his view on the USA International.

War & Pearce: Happy families or lasting scars?

Alex Pearce ended 12 months of uncertainty by signing a new deal this week to put an end to a year to forget for both club and player. While this is great news for the fans, you have to ask the question whether there's been lasting damage done.

Fixtures, fixtures, fixtures: 2013/14 Edition

So the hamsters inside the fixture computer have done their work for the year and given us a guide for where we'll be spending lazy August afternoons and cold January nights. Here's a quick overview of our fixture list for next season.

2012/13 Report Cards: Forwards

So we've looked through the positions from back to front and with the 'keepers getting an overall B-, the defenders a C and the midfield a C-, will the strikers continue or buck the downward trend?

2012/13 Report Cards: Midfielders

So we've looked back at the goalkeepers' and the defenders' performances from the campaign. Today it's the turn of the midfield who as a unit had an underwhelming 12 months.

Building with Bridge - Adkins snaps up left-back

The Nigel Adkins era reached another milestone today as the former Saints boss made his first Reading signing with the capture of Wayne Bridge on free transfer, with the Bridge signing a one-year contract at the Madejski Stadium.

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