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jonnafon

  • joined Jul 02, 2012
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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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Reading 1-2 Bournemouth: Royals Season Going South

Fortress Madejski was breached with ease by a Bournemouth side who hadn't won away since August, and had taken just 3 points from their last 7 matches. The frailties we saw at home to Charlton were magnified by the Cherries, who were clinical.

Reading Player Of The Month: November

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A battering at Sheffield Wednesday aside, November was a decent month for Reading - draws with promotion rivals QPR and Leicester along with a great win up at the City Ground against Nottingham Forest. But who impressed you most?

Forest 2-3 Reading: Obita Seals Vital Win

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We'll have a full match report up on the site tomorrow, but in the mean time here's a quick review of Reading's important win over Nottingham Forest on Friday night.

Nottingham Forest - Reading - Match Preview

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A trip to Nottingham on Friday night is what awaits those hardy Royals fans who have seen just two away wins all season for Nigel Adkins' team. One win in seven for Reading - every point is key if the dim light of promotion is to become brighter.

Reading's Defence Is Becoming Uncovered

Before the season, many Reading fans proclaimed this current squad's depth to be the best they had ever seen. But one area has become ruthlessly exposed - the defence. Could we have done more to find cover? Do we need to worry? Let's investigate...

Reading Player Of The Month: October Results

The results are in, you've had your say, and we now know who impressed the well-trained Reading fans' eyes most in October.

Reading - QPR (Championship) - Match Preview

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This match doesn't really need a preview - fans of both sides, and the whole Championship, know just how big the outcome of this game could be. Two big guns, two relegated teams, two fanbases with high expectations... and it's live on TV at 12.15.

Reading Player Of The Month: October

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After our unbeaten run in September, the Royals were brought back down to earth in October with defeat away at Burnley, and two disappointing draws against Millwall & Barnsley. But who came out of the month with most credit for Reading? You decide...

Five Things: Reading - Millwall

The dust has settled after the disappointment of the draw with Millwall - now let's look at our five takeaways from the game for the Reading team.

Reading 1-1 Millwall - Player Ratings

A pretty dismal display from Reading at home to Millwall on Saturday afternoon, as the team as a whole underperformed against a spirited Lions outfit. But how did we rate the Royals?

Reading 1-1 Millwall - Tamed By The Lions

Reading fans came into this match with hope and expectation of another dominant win after the 4-1 mauling of Doncaster Rovers last week. But a tame performance saw Millwall deservedly earn a draw against the lifeless Royals.

Reading - Doncaster (Championship) - Match Preview

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A nice holiday for the majority of the Reading squad - or rather, two weeks to knuckle down and get set for another push towards the promised land. Doncaster Rovers will be no pushovers, but this match certainly comes under the veil of "should-win".

Reading Player Of The Month Poll: September

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Danny Guthrie took August's prize, with Jem Karacan in second and Alex McCarthy back in third. September saw us go unbeaten, with three wins and a draw from four games. Can Danny do it again? Or does someone else deserve the plaudits?

Five Things: Birmingham City.

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Thirteen points from fifteen, just one goal conceded in five matches... and we seemingly haven't hit top gear yet. Here are our talking points from a solid, unspectacular, almost routine victory over Birmingham City.

Reading - Birmingham (Championship) Match Preview

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Last time these two sides met there was a party atmosphere, as Inflatables Day greeted St Andrews on the last day of the 2011/12 season. Just over a year later and we meet again - two names are on everyone's lips. Jesse Lingard & Billy Sharp.

View From The Town End: Derby County

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Three games in seven days thanks to Sky televising our drab 0-0 with Brighton on Sunday. Four points and two clean sheets so far - another shutout would cap a pretty successful week. Here are the views of Eurosport journalist & Derby fan Pete Odgers.

Reading Player Of The Month - August 2013

Time to officially unveil the Royals' player of the month for August. We've taken the polls from the Player Ratings articles and given the player with the most votes 5 points, second 3 points, and the third one point. Here's how they tally up...

Five Things: Reading v Brighton & Leeds

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Continuing our "Five Things" series, here are our main talking points from the last two matches at the Mad Stad.

Reading 1-0 Leeds United - Player Ratings

A last minute goal from Adam Le Fondre saved Reading fans from the second 0-0 at the Madejski Stadium in three days, but overall it was a far better performance than we've seen in recent weeks. Here's how we rated the players.

Reading 1-0 Leeds United: Alfie Time Returns

How many times did Adam Le Fondre get Reading out of trouble in the last few minutes over the past three years? Brian McDermott loved his super-sub, but he came back to haunt him on his return to the Mad Stad. Forget Fergie Time, it's now Alfie Time!

Reading - Leeds (Championship) - Match Preview

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The Royals are unbeaten at home so far this season, with a win against Ipswich and draws with Watford & Brighton. Whilst the Hornets might be tougher on paper, this game means far more - Wednesday night lights, and the exiled McDermott returns...

View From The Town End: Leeds United

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Our second game of three in the space of seven days, and this one needs perhaps the least introduction. Leeds are in town, and Brian McDermott is coming back home. But what do Leeds fans think of their season so far, and their new manager?

Reading 0-0 Brighton - Player Ratings

Clean sheet; no clear-cut chances; Alex McCarthy is a superstar. That's the short of it, but how about the long? Here's how we rated the players today - and vote for your Man of the Match at the bottom of the page.

Reading 0-0 Brighton - Clean Sheets, Dirty Game

Whilst Reading fans will be pleased to get that first home clean sheet of the season, there'll be frustration that we couldn't grab a goal to win the game. Red and yellow cards were in plentiful supply though, for both sides...

Reading - Brighton (Championship) - Match Preview

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The Royals' first time on the telly this season back in the Championship and we welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to the Mad Stad. Average starts for both sides so far, but these competitive matches week-in week-out are exactly what Reading fans love.

View From The Town End: Brighton

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The Seagulls come to town this weekend for a match that's already being described as "on this Sunday". As is tradition, we like to hear from the opposition fans - Stefan from TSLR joins us to give the Brighton perspective.

FIFA 2014 Ratings For Reading Players Released

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EA Sports have released the FIFA "Ultimate Team"ratings for every Reading player. Sadly no Berkshire Blues this year in Pro Evolution Soccer after our one-year Premier League stint, but let's have a look at how EA have graded our squad...

Blackpool - Reading (Championship) - Match Preview

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Recovered from the 3-3 thriller against Watford last week? Good, because this Saturday it's yet another toughie against unbeaten Blackpool. The Royals still haven't lost either though - and both teams will be around the top six come May.

View From The Town End - Watford

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We spoke to Jon from The Rookery End on our latest podcast - this time it's the turn of Jason Bailey, who's given us his thoughts ahead of Reading's crunch match against Watford tomorrow.

Reading - Watford (Championship) - Match Preview

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After a solid win at home to Ipswich and a battling point away at Bolton, Reading face another battle in the constant war that is The Championship. Playoff heartbreak for Watford last term; they, like the Royals, are fighting for automatic promotion.

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