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Royal Roundup - October 13

It may have been the International break but there's still been a few good stories and pieces on Reading over the past week.

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Our season in numbers- TTE

Stats galore here, including how the much criticised Hal Robson-Kanu is second in the number of assists from open play in the Championship while only two players get dispossessed more per game than new fan favourite Nick Blackman. Plus our goalkeepers have had to make the least saves in the championship so far this season.  A fantastic article for all fans of stats and trivia.

Blackman speaks out about feeling the loveGet Reading

For Nick Blackman, it's all about confidence. He's spoken out this week on how his confidence has been boosted by being allowed to play up front, coupled with getting a consistent run of games, and not to mention having a much more solid defensive shape behind him. He also says that hearing his name sung by the fans is such a great feeling. I'm sure we'll all agree that it's fantastic to see a player with such potential finally doing well on the pitch.

Reading FC Women close to title glory - Official Website

Could Reading have TWO top division sides next season? The Women's team have already wrapped up promotion and now they're closing in on the WSL2 title.

Royals on the box - TTE

Sky have taken notice of Reading's recent form and have picked no fewer than THREE of our games for TV. We rundown all the key  date changes for your diaries.

Contracts conundrum - TTE

Here, TTE identifies all players at the club with a contract expiring in the summer of 2016. Nick Blackman and Chris Gunter are dubbed as two "must keep" players, but what do we do with injury-prone but solid Anton Ferdinand? Take a look to see if you agree with Bucks' analysis.

Fergie helped us qualify - Daily Mail

Reading's Oliver Norwood will hopefully be gracing the European stage at France 2016 with Northern Ireland next summer after they qualified last week. Now the midfielder takes the time to pay tribute to an unlikely hero in their qualification efforts.

What a Ledge - TTE

Mikele Leigertwood announced his retirement from football last week, so we revist Matt's piece from when the midfielder left the Madejski Stadium just over a year ago. All the best in whatever you do next Mikele!

Williams keeping feet on the ground - Reading Chronicle

While Reading fans (and most of The Tilehurst End Podcast crew) have been getting carried away with dreams of promotion and ambitious betting (#gambleaware) Danny Williams isn't letting himself dream of the Premier League just yet.

Mad Stad Station with no trains? - Get Reading

The on-off train station plan for Green Park near the Mad Stad has rumbled on for longer than it takes Royston Drenthe to track back his man. Now it seems the station could be built but no trains would stop there.... at least it gives some of our more pessimistic fans an excuse to miss the game?

Liked a story we've missed this week? Why not let us know in the comments below.