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2015/16 Analysis & Opinion

Views on various Reading FC subjects during the 2015/16 season

What Effect Would Brexit Have On Reading?

We had a look at what the biggest political issue of the day might meant for the Royals.

You’ve Got Your Man, Now Be Patient

Calm down, breathe. The club needs patience for progress.

OPINION: Hal Robson-Kanu Deserves More Respect

As he enjoys his moment in the headlines, @WilliamOwain looks back at Hal Robson-Kanu's time at Reading and what it says about the club.

OPINION: A Better Way For Reading FC To Honour Its Heritage

With fans debating the renaming of the North Stand, Bucks has an alternative suggestion for how to mark the club's past.

OPINION: What's In A Name?

This week fans were invited to suggest a name for the North Stand. While opinion rages on about what that should be, Wimb wonders whether it should be named at all.

Are The Royals Just An Enabling Development?

Ever wondered what Reading FC has in common with Milton Keynes Dons? @urzz1871 takes a look at the ownership and doesn't like what he sees.

A Whole-Game Solution Or A Solution Full Of Holes?

urzz1871 takes a look at the Football League's proposals to reorganise the English league structure.

OPINION: Sacking McDermott Was The Right Decision

Bucks explains why he thinks the Thais got this call right.

Reading's Tactics 2015/16: Part Two

How did Reading's tactics evolve throughout the season? In this second part, Hugh puts Brian McDermott's tactics under the microscope.

Reading's Tactics 2015/16: Part One

How did Reading's tactics evolve throughout the season? In this first part, Hugh puts Steve Clarke's tactics under the microscope.

Farewell to Reading FC's Anton Ferdinand

With Anton Ferdinand's contract set to expire, Bucks looks back on the centre half's Berkshire career.

Reading Report Cards: Forwards

From Blackman to Vydra, Sa to Cox, who stood out and who missed the target among Reading's forwards last season?

Reading Report Cards: Midfield

While both the goalkeepers and defenders escaped with average enough ratings, how did Reading's midfield match up in our latest report cards.

Reading Report Card: Defenders

It wasn't an easy year to be a Reading defender but who stood out and who makes a lousy case for the defence?

Reading 2015/16 Report Cards: Goalkeepers

Reading entered the season with the number one shirt up for grabs so who delivered and who has more work to do?

Reading's Out Of Contract Class Of 2017

With Reading having all but firmed up plans for the out of contract class of 2016, we take a look ahead 12 months as to who the club might lose next summer.

Rookie Of The Year: 2015/16

Which young Reading FC newcomer has impressed you the most in the 2015/16? It's time to vote for your Rookie of the Year

What Reading's Shareholders REALLY Meant

We give our take on Sasima, Tiger and Narin's message on their end of season reflections, aims and ambitions.

How Do Reading Compare To The Competition?

To get a wider look at the state the team is in, Bucks Royal analyses where Reading fit into the hierarchy of English football clubs.

The Ownership and Long Term Future Of Reading FC

With the season drawing to a close, Wimb gives a comprehensive review of the ownership situation at the Madejski Stadium and what it means for The Royals.

In-Depth Analysis Of The QPR Game

Bucks takes a closer look at the 1-1 draw on Saturday at Loftus Road.

Fans Shouldn't Take Clarke Comments Seriously

He has an ulterior motive, reckons Hoops.

OPINION: Vydra Is Reading's Worst Ever Player

In his first piece for The Tilehurst End, Gwent Royal argues that - in terms of value for money at least - Matej Vydra ranks as the worst player to don the hoops.

My Reading FC Team For... Hull City (H)

Ahead of tonight's match at home to Hull City, Bucks shares the starting XI that he wants Brian McDermott to choose.

Season Signings: Successes, Flops & Uncertainties

Which players signed in the summer and January have flopped, and which have shone? James Cragg offers his thoughts.

In Defence Of Matej Vydra

The man at the centre of one of the Dellor v McDermott fight last week, Matej Vydra, is being unfairly criticised, says Hugh Van de l'Isle.

VOTE: Who Is To Blame For Reading's Decline?

We give our verdict on which parties we think played a part in Reading's decline and want to hear who YOU think deserves criticism.

Key Battles: Which Players Will Define Leeds Game?

Sam looks ahead to an away game against 'sleeping giants' Leeds United.

OPINION: Why Tim Dellor Was In the Right

After Dr Z's piece saying why Tim Dellor was in the wrong, here's Neil Maskell's response.

OPINION: Why Blaming Brian Won't Solve The Problem

Fed up with Reading's results? You've ever right to be but if you're blaming Brian McDermott for this mess, Wimb argues that you might want to think again.

My Team For... Birmingham City At Home

Trialling a new feature on The Tilehurst End, Bucks Royal gives us the team he'd play on Saturday afternoon, including a few ideas that Brian might want to try out.

Further Reading: The Four Four Two Diamond

Brian McDermott again tried out the 4-4-2 diamond for Reading on Tuesday night, with it working well. But why was that the case? We had a look.