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2017/18 Analysis & Opinion

Stats Corner: Keeping Away from the Boo Boys

Is Jaap Stam suffering from the same problems that Brendan Rodgers did back in 2009?

A Case Of Perspective: Where Reading Football Club Should Be

The Royals are no longer ‘little old Reading’, says Olly.

An Avoidable Relegation: Is History Repeating Itself?

Who remembers the Jack Mansell side of 1970/71?

Stats Corner: Comeback Royals

Reading are great at keeping leads, but less so at overturning them.

Roy Beerens: The Perfect Symbol Of Reading’s 2017/18 Decline

The winger has been quietly moved on after a poor start to the campaign.

Statistically, Reading FC Are No Different To Last Season

What do The Royals’ passing, attacking and defensive stats tell us about the last 18 months?

Loyal Royals And Long-Term Servants

What does club loyalty mean to Reading in 2018?

When Opportunity Doesn’t Knock

Jon Keen on why the pathway of youth development has broken down at Reading.

Are We Too Harsh On Nigel Adkins?

Bucks re-assesses the gaffer’s Reading legacy.

OPINION: Quality Over Sentiment When It Comes To The Academy

Stop asking for below-average players to feature just because they’re academy lads, argues Olly.

We’ve Got The Record, And We’d Like To Keep It!

Peter Jones explains why every Royal should pray for Wolves to start losing.

Reading Needs Your Support Now More Than Ever

Back the boys to get them out of this mess.

OPINION: Sacking Jaap Stam Is No Magic Pill For Reading

The Royals need to take a long-term view, reassessing their academy and recruitment.

Youth, Recruitment And A Loss Of Identity

When talent doesn’t come through, the club’s pride takes a hit.

Reading’s January Transfer Window To-Do List

What do the Royals need to get done during the winter window?

New Year’s Royal Resolutions

What do Reading need to do better in 2018?

The Top Five Reading FC Results of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we take a look at the best results from what’s been a mixed year.

OPINION: Reading Regression Means Jaap Stam’s Time Is Up

Felix Clutson on why it should be the end of the road for the Royals’ manager.

The Stats Case For Backing Jaap Stam

The numbers show that sacking the manager would be a bad idea for Reading.

Reading’s Collapse Against Cardiff City Shows The Need For January Signings

The lack of options on the bench ultimately cost Jaap Stam’s side the win.

Why Dave Edwards Is So Vital To Reading FC And Jaap Stam

The summer signing is already a key part of Jaap Stam’s side - we explain why.

OPINION: Losing Liam Moore Would Be Disastrous For Reading

In his debut piece for TTE, Matthew Cooper argues the importance of the dominant centre half.

Reading FC’s Season So Far In Numbers

Here are some random, yet mildly interesting, stats about the Royals’ campaign.

How Jaap Stam Is Disproving His Own Philosophy

A move away from the Dutchman’s usual tactics has seen Reading pick up two wins from their last four games.

The Case For Backing Jaap Stam

It’s a tough choice, but Bucks thinks keeping the faith is the best way forward.

OPINION: Jaap Stam Should Play This Reading FC Team Against Middlesbrough

Reading should emulate two of their best lineups this season to get a win over ‘Boro.

Reasons To Be Cheerful

Things may seem quite bad at the moment, but there’s plenty to be upbeat about.

Falling In Love With Supermarine

Guest writer Brian Davis thinks more people should give non-league football a chance.

Falling Out Of Love With Reading

Fan Brian Davis tells us why following the Royals isn’t quite what it used to be.

Sam Smith’s Splinters: Why Is The Youngster Not Playing?

No strikers came onto the pitch when in need of a goal. What’s the deal with Sam Smith?

OPINION: Why We Shouldn’t Expect Too Much Of Yann Kermorgant Upon His Return

The Frenchman won’t solve all of our problems, says assistant editor Olly Allen.

OPINION: Why Reading Need A Statue Or Two At The Madejski Stadium

The Inspector thinks the Mad Stad could do with some new architecture to make it feel more like home.