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On The Road Again - Breaking Down Reading's 2014/15 Fixtures

Fancy watching Reading in all 23 away games next season? Well the good news is you'll have to cover less ground than last season! The downside... well it'll cost you over £1000 in petrol. Join us as we look ahead to some of the key info from today's fixture announcement.

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Let's start though by looking at how many miles we'll have to cover as fans over the next 12 months. Last year it amounted to over 7,000 if you wanted to see all 23 Championship away games so lets see how this year's list matches up.

BRENTFORD 71
FULHAM 77
WATFORD 88.8
MILLWALL 93.2
CHARLTON 102
BOURNEMOUTH 146.4
BRIGHTON 174.4
BIRMINGHAM 218
CARDIFF 224
WOLVES 248
IPSWICH 261.4
DERBY 298.2
FOREST 303
NORWICH 330
SHEFF WED 365
ROTHERHAM 378
WIGAN 411.6
HUDDERSFIELD 426.4
BOLTON 433.8
LEEDS 438.8
BLACKBURN 454.2
BLACKPOOL 482.8
MIDDLESBROUGH 550.2
TOTAL 6576.2
AVERAGE 285.9

(all distances are round trips in miles by shortest road route, new teams in bold)

So the good news for Reading fans is that we'll have over 400 fewer miles to cover this season, and with petrol and train prices as they are, that's no bad thing.

In fact there's a handy website that can even total the cost of that trip up for you, and as a rough guide for an average car carrying two people, it's come in at £1311.... so get saving folks!

Losing last season's shortest trip QPR has been offset by having two very close games in West London in the form of Fulham and Brentford.

We've also waved goodbye to our third longest trip last season in Burnley, though Rotherham's promotion means there's still a long trek to a new ground in the New York Stadium.

Otherwise Leicester and Yeovil have gone, with Cardiff and Norwich back in the Championship after relegation from the Premier League.

The best bit of news has to be the fact that we'll have six away games all within 150 miles, and a further six within the 300 mile mark.

So which fixtures are you most looking forward to? Is it the chance to visit a new ground, an annual favourite or having a short trip or two on the doorstep, let us know!

You can check out the full fixture list here.