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21 years old, life-long Reading fan... I've lived a 5-minute walk from Elm Park since I was 2, and I've had a season ticket for the Royals ever since the Mad Stad opened. Contributor to The Tilehurst End.

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TTE Mailbag: Academy, Captaincy, Transfer Fees


Our first ever weekly mailbag has arrived! Jonny is here to answer all the questions you've sent in over the past week. You can have your own say on matters in the comments section - if you've got a question for next week, details are at the bottom.

The Tilehurst End Mailbag Opens This Sunday


Have you got a Reading-related question you'd like to ask The Tilehurst End team (and the rest of our readers)? Starting this Sunday, we'll be answering your questions once a week - find out how you can get involved below.

Reading Player Of The Season: By The Numbers

Jordan Obita was named Reading's player of the season - but did recency bias take effect during those votes? I've collated the polls we conducted over the season to identify who performed most consistently over the whole campaign.

Reading Player Of The Month: April/May Results

Four nominees, but just one winner... Here's who you voted your final Player Of The Month for the 2013/14 season.

Royals Player of the Month: April/May

Six matches in April, and one in May - some great performances mixed in with the bad, as draws with Leicester and Burnley, as well as wins against Middlesbrough, Doncaster and Charlton, offset woeful displays against Wigan and Bournemouth...

Reading 2-2 Burnley - Player Ratings

Close, but not quite enough from the Royals, as Brighton snatched the final play-off spot in the dying embers of the season. Here's how we rated the Reading team on the day, as well as our Man Of The Match.

Reading 2-2 Burnley: Make, Break, Heartache

The equation was simple - if Reading won, they were in the playoffs. A draw would have been enough if Brighton couldn't beat Nottingham Forest, but in second-half injury time, relief turned to heartache, as Leonardo Ulloa nodded in to snatch sixth.

Reading 2-0 Middlesbrough: Player Ratings

A solid, convincing midweek win against Boro has reignited the playoff dream - but who was most influential in victory? Here are our player ratings; don't forget to vote for your man of the match at the bottom of the page.

Reading 2-0 Middlesbrough - Stop That Bandwagon...

For the first time since the end of January, Reading won a home match, and finally showed the potential which has all too frequently been lacking this campaign. Adam Le Fondre's tap-in and a George Friend own goal renewed Royals fans' playoff hopes.

Reading Player Of The Month: March

Seven games in March saw Reading use twenty outfield players, with only seven involved in every match. Unbeaten away but no victories at home, the Royals are still clinging onto playoff hopes. It's time to vote for your Player Of The Month for March.

Reading 1-1 Huddersfield Town: Player Ratings

Another game at the Madejski Stadium, another bitterly poor result. Who came out with most credit on the day? Here's what we thought - and don't forget to cast your vote for Man Of The Match.

Reading 1-1 Huddersfield Town - Not A Happy Home

What used to be Fortress Madejski now seems to be a comfort pad for away sides, as 18th placed Huddersfield Town came to Reading and outplayed the home team. Not for the first time this season, the Royals looked second best at the Mad Stad.

Player Of The Month: February Results

You voted - now we reveal who was named Reading's Player of the Month for February.

Reading 0-0 Derby County: Player Ratings

Chances for both sides came and went as the Royals and the Rams played out a nil-nil draw which helped neither of their promotion causes. Here's how we rated the players - and make sure to vote for your Man of The Match.

Reading 0-0 Derby County - Rams Hold Royals

A game which went in waves saw Reading and Derby County play out a 0-0 draw which was frustrating and entertaining in equal measure.

Player Of The Month: February

A real up and down month for Reading, with wins at Millwall and QPR intertwining some disappointing defeats at home to both Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers. Some good performances amongst those results - who's your player of the month?

Reading 1-1 Yeovil - Player Ratings

Another depressing chapter in Reading's season which promised so much and, to this point, has delivered more pain than joy. The Yeovil match was a low - here's how we rated the players on the day.

Reading 1-1 Yeovil - Too Little Too Late Against 8

Earlier this week I wrote an article detailing how Reading have only won once when conceding the opening goal. The Royals' inability to break down defences cost them a win against a Yeovil side that was reduced to eight men by the final whistle.

Key Goal For Reading This Season Is Scoring First

We talk so often about key goals in football, and how the second, third or even fourth can be monumental in changing the course of a game. But for Reading, the first of the match seems to be the critical moment in deciding where the points go...

Reading Player of the Month: January

A mixed bag of results in January, as we were dumped out of the cup by Brighton, and totally outplayed against Nottingham Forest, then rallied for three victories including a 7-1 drubbing of Bolton Wanderers. But who was your Player of the Month?

Millwall 0-3 Reading: Player Ratings

A third win in four for the Royals, three important points at the summit of the Championship, and three goals scored in a thoroughly professional performance at The New Den. Here's how we rated the players on the day.

Millwall 0-3 Reading: Ruthless Royals Slay Lions

A professional performance from the Royals saw them run out 3-0 winners over Millwall at the New Den. Whilst it wasn't a classic by any means, with windy conditions playing havoc, Reading showed resilience and confidence to record an easy victory.

Reading 7-1 Bolton Wanderers: Player Ratings

A stunning performance from the Royals saw them run out 7-1 winners against an inept Bolton side yesterday. This is how we rated every Reading player who took part in the rout.

Reading 7-1 Bolton Wanderers: No Alf Measures

With the return of Matt Mills, and the obvious painful history with Bolton Wanderers still in the hearts of Reading fans, this promised to be a belter - the Royals having finally won at Watford last week. Few could have seen this scoreline though...

Player Of The Month: December

December saw two wins, four defeats, four goals scored and a whole heap of confusion around the Mad Stad, both on the pitch and behind the scenes. Still, it would be remiss of us not to award a Player Of The Month, so help us choose...

Reading 1-1 Nottingham Forest: Player Ratings

A point gained, not two points lost, against a decent Nottingham Forest side; and it was a last-minute header from Stephen Kelly that rescued the day for the Royals. Another dismal performance for 75 minutes, but who came out with most credit?

Reading 1-1 Forest: New Year, Same January Story

It must be something about January. Last year, we notched comeback wins against West Brom and Newcastle, adding to late draw at home to Chelsea. Kicking off January 2014 at home to Forest, another January late goal salvaged a point for the Royals.

Reading Player Of The Month: November Results

You cast your all-important votes, and we can now reveal the Royals' player of the month for November.

Five Things: Reading - Bournemouth


The dust has settled on our defeat at home to Bournemouth on Saturday - here are our five takeaways from the match.

Reading 1-2 Bournemouth: Player Ratings

Dismal performance from the Royals in defeat to the Cherries, but did any of the players come out of the game with any credit? Here are our ratings. Don't forget to vote for your man of the match below, and let us know if you disagree...

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