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2016/17 Analysis & Opinion

OPINION: Reading Should Play A Back Three To Guarantee Play-Off Position

The system has seen success in the Premier League this season, and Reading have the personnel to see it flourish.

Winning The Play-Offs: Does Form Going In Matter?

All logic points to the fact that we should now start thinking about Reading in the play-offs. With that in mind, is there any link between form going in, and whether you win promotion?

The Problem With Reading's 21st Century Success

The attendance police's criticism of Reading fans says more about them than us.

Have Reading’s January Signings Hindered More Than Helped?

Let's just say they've not had a Jason Roberts-type impact...

Is Chris Gunter Still Mr Reliable?

He's generated a fair bit of debate after a weekend to forget but just how good has Chris Gunter been for Reading?

Further Reading: Wolves & Newcastle

Al-Habsi's excellence, McShane's impact and the not so stunning Jordon Mutch come under the microscope for Wimb.

Standing Orders

URZZ1871 attempts to set the record straight on the current position regarding standing, by looking at a number of phrases we tend to hear again and again.

Reading Academy In 2016/17: Ones To Watch

Sam returns to give his views on five youngsters to keep an eye on.

The Reading Academy In 2016/17: An Overview

Sam Storey brings us up to date on how Reading's development sides are getting on this season.

The Roy Beerens Dilemma

Olly looks at a summer signing who's divided opinion amongst the Reading fanbase.

Defender Edges Tight Race For Your POTS Votes

We asked you which Reading player would take the honours based on the first two-thirds of the season.

Further Reading: Brighton & Hove Albion (A)

January signings, GMac's quiet week & our play-off rivals come under the FR microscope.

OPINION: Reading FC Shouldn't Worry About Jaap Stam Leaving Just Yet

Sir John Madejski told TalkSport he could leave. We shouldn't worry about it.

Predicting Reading FC's Run-In

Will Reading finish in those play-off spots? Our editorial team predict the final 13 games.

OPINION: It Shouldn't Matter If This Reading Team Isn't 'Ready' To Go Up

Olly argues that the Royals should be aiming to go up this season, not wait another year to be more prepared.

Should Reading Offer Danny Williams A New Deal?

Should Reading tie the American down to a new contract or is his time in Berkshire at an end?

How Does Kelly Compare To Other Recent Reading Academy Graduates?

The 21 year old has been a revelation so far this season, but is his breakthrough similar to that of other academy graduates?

OPINION: Not Making The Top Six Would Be A Failure

Bucks thinks Reading owe it to themselves to cement a top six finish this season.

Picking Reading FC's Starting XI After January Transfer Window Closure

It's tough, but somebody's got to do it. (Stam, primarily.)

Player In Focus: Tyler Blackett

We take a closer look at our make-shift left back.

Further Reading: Derby County 3-2 Reading

Bucks delves deeper into Reading's second straight league defeat.

OPINION: Tiago's In, Who's Next For Reading FC?

Jamie Pounds looks at the state of the Reading squad and suggests who might join Tiago Ilori at the Mad Stad.

The Importance Of The Moore & McShane Partnership

They've become fan favourites at the Madejski Stadium, but just how vital is the centre-back pairing to the team?

Reading's Midweek Relegation Form

What is it about midweek games and Reading? For the past three season the stats don't look pretty...

Bristol City v Reading: Further Reading

It was one of the most magical spells we've seen away from home in years but what did we learn from Reading's win at Ashton Gate?

Reading FC's Record At Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! But has it been a Happy Christmas for Reading in years gone by? Olly takes a look at the stats.

Why You Shouldn't Sneer At Brighton's Success

If you're sneering at Brighton's recent successes, Wimb argues why you should maybe think again.

OPINION: Jaap Stam Is Channeling The Spirit Of 2011/12

This team is fighting for all it's worth.

Further Reading: Luck, Action Areas & Home Form

Have Reading been lucky, an ice cold heat map and fortress Madejski are all topics covered in this week's Further Reading.

The Importance Of Reading FC Bouncing Back Against Sheffield Wednesday

Bucks looks at why Reading need a result when the Owls come to Berkshire.

Why Aren't Attendances At Reading FC Higher This Season?

BucksRoyal looks into the stats behind attendance figures at the Madejski Stadium and what they mean for the club.

Reading 2-1 Bristol City: Further Reading

Gutsy defending, Beerens going missing and that winning habit are just some of the topics covered in this week's further reading.

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