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Reading FC Newsbites March 6-12

Get up to date with this week’s Royal related news.

Reading v Newcastle United - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

This week we cover all things attendances, to stand or not to stand, match reports from two games, Bobby Convey and women. If you missed any of the key news pieces from the last week, check them all out here.

From The Tilehurst End…

In Defence Of The Empty Seats At Reading FC

After a couple of weeks of talking about attendances at the Madejski Stadium, Marc takes a look at why people shouldn’t feel bad about supporting the Royals from afar.

Standing Orders

The state of the Madejski Stadium stewarding has been a hot topic and whether fans should be allowed to stay standing and support their team. This fantastic article by URZZ1871 clearly sets out the laws and regulations surrounding the sensitive issue.

Reading 0-0 Newcastle

What a lovely, shiny point we earned against the league leaders in an encouraging performance on Tuesday night. You can read the match report here, and check out how the players were rated here.

Oh hey, Podcast no. 121

Listen to Wimb, Westie and Jonny round up an ugly win against Wolves, talk about how Popa faired on his full Royals’ debut, and how vital the guys think it is for Reading to be promoted this season for the sake of a bright future for the club.

Who run the World?

In honour of International Women’s Day this week, I shared an article that I wrote for The Tilehurst End last year about the trials and tribulations of being a female football fan in a male dominated game. If you missed it, check it out here.

Preston North End 3-0 Reading


Check out the match report here (if you can bring yourself to read about this defeat) and the player ratings here.

Fancy Supporting The Tilehurst End?

We love doing what we do here, but if you’d like to donate to our crowdfunding page you can do so here. If you have any questions or would like to donate through other means, then please email Thank you so much to all those who have already spared a few pennies for us, you’re super awesome people.

From Elsewhere…

Season tickets 2017/18

The club have got it spot on again with their PR, with a wonderful pricing structure for early bird renewals of season tickets. Read all the important info here about how to get your hands on a season ticket for our next campaign.

Royals’ U23 Premier League Cup Update

Check out how our U23s are getting on in the Premier League Cup and who they are likely to face in the next round here.

John Swift Visits Reading FC Deaf Team

Find out about John Swift’s Q&A session with the Royals’ deaf team, and how you can go and support them in their final two games of the season.

An Open Letter to Bobby Convey

The club wrote a fantastic letter to ‘record breaking Royal’ Bobby Convey after hearing of his illness and hospital stay. Get better soon!