2013/14 Analysis & Opinion

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To boo - or not to boo?

As the sound of booing becomes more prevalent at Reading home matches, URZZ1871 asks if it’s ever acceptable – or helpful - to show your displeasure so obviously during games.

To boo - or not to boo?

As the sound of booing becomes more prevalent at Reading home matches, URZZ1871 asks if it’s ever acceptable – or helpful - to show your displeasure so obviously during games.

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A Blueprint for mediocrity

While Reading FC still have the chance to earn a spot in the top six, those chances look slimmer by the game. While pre-season expectations were lofty for, should we still judge our performances by them, or have we got exactly what we deserve.

A Blueprint for mediocrity

While Reading FC still have the chance to earn a spot in the top six, those chances look slimmer by the game. While pre-season expectations were lofty for, should we still judge our performances by them, or have we got exactly what we deserve.

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Do we have our own Deadly Duo?

Strong form from Pavel Pogrebnyak and Adam Le Fondre for Reading FC has been another note on their recent improvement. But what has brought this about? Marc Mayo looks at how the pair have played together in their time at the club and gives his view.

Do we have our own Deadly Duo?

Strong form from Pavel Pogrebnyak and Adam Le Fondre for Reading FC has been another note on their recent improvement. But what has brought this about? Marc Mayo looks at how the pair have played together in their time at the club and gives his view.

Grand Central Frustrations

Ahead of the crucial home fixture against Leicester, one which will further add more twists and turns to what is probably one of the most topsy-turvy seasons in living memory. So, what will our midfield comprise under the floodlights of the Madejski?

In praise of Reading FC's PR

Reading FC's recent publicity efforts to promote its links with the town are a good thing, argues cpmurph.

Guthrie ban adds to midfield woes - who steps up?

Danny Guthrie collected a 10th booking of the season against Birmingham, ruling the midfielder out of the next two home games with Barnsley and Huddersfield. So who will step into the void? We run through the contenders.

Tawdry and offensive journalism at its best

For some reason, the Reading Chronicle today published an astounding article exposing the problem of football hooliganism, and particular amongst reading supporters. No, it's not April Fool's day yet .. Jon Keen (@urzz1871) analyses today's piece.

Is The Premier League A Dream Worth Chasing?

After the success of our safe standing debate a couple of weeks back, we've decided to try and make debates a semi-regular feature here on the website. Today Wimb & Matt Duncan debate whether reaching the Premier the League is the be all and end all.

Football by No's: In praise of clever footballers

urzz1871 shares some thoughts on how it's not just effort, workrate and footballing skills that matter - footballing intelligence is vital too.

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...

A Pogrebny-lack of Pav

What would the Royals do without their 'Big F*cking Russian'? @JacobSouthKlein takes a look in this beast of an article.

Five Things: Reading v Blackburn

So with the dust settling on a drab day at the office for Reading, here's five things that took my notice in and around Saturday's game against Blackburn.

Reading FC Ups & Downs: Games 12-32

Earlier this season we looked at the ups and downs of our squad over the first 11 games this season, sadly this segment got buried away during the mire of the new year but I thought it was time to reflect on our player's performances since that point

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Five Things: QPR v Reading

A sunny Sunday's afternoon saw the Royals take all three points back to Berkshire with a 3-1 victory over the Fake Hoops at Loftus Road. Perhaps our best win of the season, and a key victory in our hunt for the Playoffs.

Et tu, Doyle?

Should Kevin Doyle have celebrated his goal against us? Our writers consider this thorny issue.

Where does Obita's future lie?

Jordan Obita has now started five games in a row at left back — could he possibly make the switch full time?

Where Did It All Go Right?

It can’t have escaped your attention that Reading’s form over the last month has taken a remarkable turn for the better. Has losing the ever present Danny Guthrie actually made the side better?

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