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2017/18 Analysis & Opinion

Are Reading Conceding Goals At The Worst Possible Times?

The Royals have been picking the ball out of their net a fair amount recently, and a worrying trend is emerging.

Can Reading Learn From Gareth Southgate’s England?

A long read on how Paul Clement’s side could follow tactical trailblazers England.

Anatomy Of A Reading Goal: Dadi vs Leeds

Breaking down one of the Royals’ best team goals from last season.

Should Andrija Novakovich Make The Step Up Next Season?

What next for the free-scoring USA international?

Further Reading: A Tactical Look At What Went Wrong In 2017/18

A perfect storm of tactical failings led to Reading’s worst league finish in 16 years.

Reading’s Owners: Dynasty Building Or Playing Politics?

What does the future hold for Reading FC under the ownership of the Dai family?

Dai Yongge And Dai Xiu Li: One Year On

What have we learned about Reading’s owners in the time they’ve been here?

The Case Against Wholesale Changes This Transfer Window

Tom Harrow-Smith argues that Reading’s transfer policy this summer should be about quality, not quantity.

Reading’s Hall Of Shame: Club’s (Mostly Bad) Signings Since Madejski

There has been little strategy in the transfer market since 2012, we rated the 76 players brought in since John Madejski sold the club.

Reading Should Bring Back Steve Sidwell

Make it happen, Paul.

The Winners And Losers From Reading’s Retained List

Who’s come out well and badly from Reading’s set of contract offers?

Stats Corner: Reading’s Home Discomforts

A numerical look at another dismal season of football at the Madejski Stadium.

What Could Relegation Mean For Reading?

Just how damaging would dropping to the third tier for the first time in 16 years be for the club?

Why Is Liam Moore So Good At The Moment?

The centre half’s upturn in form in recent weeks has been something to behold - what’s behind it?

Stats Corner: Is Chris Martin’s Play Blowing Cold?

What do we make of Reading’s latest underwhelming loan striker? Tom takes a look.

Backing The Boys And Making Some Noise

It’s time to boost the Madejski Stadium atmosphere.

Stats Corner: How Much Is Enough?

What do Reading need to do to be mathematically safe?

Round Table: The Relegation Battle

We got the thoughts of some of our writers on who they think will be relegated to League One.

6 Royals After A Fresh Start Under Clement

With a new manager comes new opportunities - can any of these six players seize theirs?

The 4 Men Who Are Vital To The Royals’ Season

These figures will play a vital role in whether the Royals stay up or go down.

Relegation Recovery: How Well Do Teams Bounce Back To The Championship?

Staring through the trapdoor, what fate might await us down below?

OPINION: Why I’m Sceptical about Paul Clement

Mafff isn’t convinced Clement is the man to protect the future of the club - unless he takes a drastically different approach to that at Derby.

From Times Gone By: What Former Royals Could Fix This Team?

If only we could go back in time and bring one of these four players back with us.

OPINION: The Damage Runs Deeper Than Jaap Stam

The sacking was the right call (albeit late), but there’s more to Reading’s problems than that.

5 Reasons Reading Should Have Stuck With Stam

In his debut piece, Tom argues why keeping the faith would have been the better option.

Stats Corner: We Need to Talk About The Madejski Stadium

Reading’s home form is worse than you think, but their recent record against Leeds could give them hope of three points.

5 Things: The Rest Of The Season

Five things that are likely to happen between now and the end of the campaign.

Is Total Football Doomed To Fail At Reading?

Bucks asks if Reading’s long-term project is actually worth it.

Stats Corner: Telly Record And Wolves Head-To-Head

What does the history book say should happen at Molineux? Tom Harrow-Smith investigates.

Modou Barrow Is The Heir To Jimmy Kebe

The Gambian’s had an exciting debut season in Berkshire, but how good can he be?

Pressing And Decision Making: A Cause For Concern

Aggressive pressing tactics have cost Reading points in their last two games - how should the team deal with it?

Stat Corner: How Does Reading FC’s Form Shape Up To The Competition?

Are Reading well-placed going into the final stretch of the relegation dogfight? Apparently not...