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2016/17 Analysis & Opinion

OPINION: Youngsters Just Wanna Play Football

Olly thinks Jack Stacey and Tariqe Fosu made the right decision in quitting Reading permanently.

OPINION: Tariqe Fosu's Departure Shouldn't Cause Alarm

He was once hailed as the future of Reading but now Wimb explains why Tariqe Fosu's departure makes sense.

The Curious Case Of Deniss Rakels

Why is a player that's had little tangible impact on the club as popular as he is?

Four Areas Reading Need To Strengthen This Summer

Jack Simpson takes a look at the positions where The Royals need to strengthen this summer

We Put Our Player Ratings Into A Graph

We've crunched our own data to have another look back at 2016/17.

Analysing Reading FC's Companies House Information

We explore the current state of the club's official documentation.

How Do Teams Historically React To Play-Off Final Defeats?

Another promotion push? Mid-table obscurity? Relegation?! We look at how the Championship's beaten play-off finalists perform the following season.

Reading's 2016/17 Season In Four Important Matches

We've deliberately chosen some of the less obvious ones.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

Which players could be leaving Berkshire this summer and which look set to stay in the Royal County?

Championship Play-Off Final Key Battles: Huddersfield Town v Reading FC

Reading face Huddersfield at Wembley for a place in the Premier League and £290 million. Here's where the match could be won or lost

OPINION: Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)

Felix makes his TTE debut as he argues why it doesn't matter what happens at Wembley on Bank Holiday Monday.

How Do Reading Cope Without Key Players In The Backline?

With Paul McShane suspended and Jordan Obita potentially sidelined through injury, Jaap Stam has some defensive thinking to do.

OPINION: Reading Should Relish Being The Underdog In The Play-Offs

The Royals have been unfairly labelled the underdog as the play-offs approach, but Olly says that it's a tag that should only drive the team to succeed.

Reading FC's Play-Off History: 2008/09

Bucks takes us through the last time Reading bowed out of the play-offs at the semi-final stage.

OPINION: Championship Integrity In Doubt If Managers Can Make 10 Changes At Once

In response to Olly's piece, Dave argues that David Wagner shouldn't have made 10 changes at Birmingham City last weekend.

OPINION: In Defence Of Huddersfield's 10 Changes Against Birmingham

David Wagner had every right to rest his key players ahead of the play-offs says TTE assistant editor Olly.

Reading Aren't The Only Ones With Play-Off Demons

While Reading have failed five times in five play-off campaigns, how do our potential opponents compare?

Kermorgant In Elite Company

The Frenchman joins a select list of strikers at Reading FC - something not many expected 18-months ago.

Where Are They Now? - Reading's Premier League Cup Winners Of 2014

With Reading one game away from another PL Cup Final, we look what happened to the team from 2014.

What's Behind Reading's Woes On the Road?

Injuries, lack of cover from the midfield, lack of leadership, bad luck? Just why are Reading the Championships' second worst team defensively on the road.

Captain Fantastic? How Chris Gunter Is Finally Proving His Critics Wrong

The divisive player’s performances deserve some credit.

Life After Jaap Stam

If the Reading Manager fails to stick around after this season, which direction should the club go in?

OPINION: Aston Villa Are Right To Not Play Reading FC On Good Friday

Bucks' take on a topic of interest this Easter weekend.

How To Come Back From A Mauling

With five games left to play, how can Reading ensure their 7-1 defeat to Norwich City doesn't affect their playoff hopes?

Has Jordon Mutch Really Been That Bad?

He's getting plenty of stick, including from yours truly, but do the stats back up the flack?

Which Players Could Depart Reading This Summer?

Olly takes an early look at who we could see head for the exit at the end of the season.

To Refund Or Not Refund? - That Is The Question

After Reading's 7-1 defeat at Norwich, two TTE writers look at the arguments for and against a refund for the travelling fans.

Analysing Reading FC's Potential New Ownership Statement

What can we tell, and what can't we tell, from Sunday evening's club announcement?

OPINION: Tinpot? Berkshirelona? It's Time To Back The Boys

As Reading gets closer to securing a play-off place, we’ve got to embrace our identity and band together for the run-in.

Blackburn Preview: A Tough Challenge For Reading

Tuesday night's game will be harder than you think.

Further Reading: How Did Reading Beat Leeds United?

Our in-depth take on how Reading came away with all three points on Saturday.

OPINION: 4-3-3 Is The Way Forward For Reading

Bucks' response to Hoops' piece in favour of Reading playing a back three.