2014/15 Analysis & Opinion

Opinion and analysis from the 2014/15 season
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If You Tolerate This, Then Your Club Could Be Next

This Friday's mid-table clash at the Cardiff City Stadium will be the first time that Reading have faced a Cardiff team with a red home kit. William Owain believes that Royals fans should have...

If You Tolerate This, Then Your Club Could Be Next

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This Friday's mid-table clash at the Cardiff City Stadium will be the first time that Reading have faced a Cardiff team with a red home kit. William Owain believes that Royals fans should have...

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Sacking Managers: What Media Interviews Tell Us

Manager sackings are increasingly prevalent in the footballing world, as is the propensity of drivel launched by desperate managers in media interviews. Here, Marc asks: Are the two linked?

Sacking Managers: What Media Interviews Tell Us

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Manager sackings are increasingly prevalent in the footballing world, as is the propensity of drivel launched by desperate managers in media interviews. Here, Marc asks: Are the two linked?

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Points to Prove? Reading FC Player Ratings 14/15

You're used to seeing our player ratings on a game-by-game basis, and even over a month in our player of the month but what can the scores and averages for the 17 league games so far tell us?

Points to Prove? Reading FC Player Ratings 14/15

You're used to seeing our player ratings on a game-by-game basis, and even over a month in our player of the month but what can the scores and averages for the 17 league games so far tell us?

Diamonds are For Royals

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Fresh from his take on the developments to Reading's squad under Nigel Adkins' tutelage, Bucks Royal looks at a new formation the Royals could try out...

Beyond The 17th Game - Reading Progress Expected?

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Things can only get better...or so they say. Reading have started slowly in previous seasons but then mounted late-season charges to finish in the mix by the end of the campaign. Will the same...

The Anton Exodus

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With manager Nigel Adkins under the spotlight for a poor start to the season, Bucks Royal revisits his time as manager to delve deeper into why the squad is in the shape it currently is.

In Praise of Nick

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In a positive mood, URZZ1871 pens a defence of a member of the Reading FC team who he thinks doesn't get the credit he deserves - and certainly doesn't deserve the criticism he gets.

Defending The Indefensible

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Bobbins has the unenviable task of casting his eye over this seasons 'goals against' column. He's now sat in a darkened room and won't come out. Pray for Bobbins.

17 In: Reading's Starts Compared

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It's not hard at the moment to find Royals fans making comparisons between Nigel Adkins and former Reading managers. We decided to have a look at how he shapes up against his predecessors' records...

Reading - Til I Die?

URZZ1871 looks at factors affecting attendances at Reading this year - and ends up asking what exactly is the club's identity at the moment.

5 Things: Reading FC v Charlton Athletic

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Reading once again struggled at home, this time against a well organised Charlton side, but what were the main talking points from the game? WilliamOwain recaps the action with his 5 Things.

5 Things - Rotherham United

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Reading faced Rotherham United on Tuesday for the first of back-to-back games at the Madejski. Bucks Royal analyses the game with his 5 Things from the 3-0 win.

Reading FC 3-0 Rotherham: A Statistical Review

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A confidence boosting 3-0 win, and a return from injury for two potentially vital players, and a vital clean sheet. Jonny takes us through the stats of a good night at the Madejski.

Tilehurst End Pick: Reading FC's Best XI

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As a bit of fun, the editorial team sat down to thrash out their chosen strongest match-day squads from the current crop of players when it's at full availability.

Reading FC v Blackpool: 5 Things

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Reading claimed their first victory in seven games at the weekend with a 3-0 win over strugglers Blackpool, but what were the main talking points from the game? Bucks Royal recaps the action with...

Injuries: The Best Thing to Happen This Season?

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Following on from Wimb's call for hope, Jonny takes another look at the injury list and sees some reason for optimism.

Having hope in the hopeless...

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It's safe to say emotions were running high across social media in the wake of another galling defeat for Reading at Bournemouth. Many were calling for Adkins to walk but for me there's still...

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