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Reading FC Newsbites March 13-19

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Gunter's stats, Bale to Reading, A new video series & where is Aaron Kuhl? We wrap up news from the last week.

Reading v Fulham - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

It’s been another busy week in our blue and white hooped World, ending with a fantastic win in South Yorkshire. Becka rounds up the best bits of news.

From The Tilehurst End…

Derby County Want Brian Tevreden as their new Director of Football

The obligatory meltdown in the East Midlands is underway with manager changes and a restructure behind the scenes and they’re eyeing up our wonderful Dutch Director of Football. Back off, Derby, Brian is ours.

Where’s Aaron Kuhl?

A series of mysterious tweets from the former academy captain has left us wondering what has happened to the promising young midfielder.

**PODCAST KLAXON**

In this week’s instalment, the guys round up a disappointing result at Preston and analyse the play-off race that has developed over the last few games. They also have a look at all things Gunter, Grabban and whether the January signings have helped or hindered the squad. You can have a listen right here.

Pubchat Extra: TTE delve into YouTube

Missing the Podcast Extra? Our YouTube channel springs into life as we look at former Reading Academy Graduates who just didn't make it. From James Lambert to Byron Glasgow and Scott Davies, who would you have suggested?

Is Chris Gunter Still Mr Reliable?

Wimb delves deeper into the Welshman’s Reading FC stats. I’m still #teamChris.

Have Reading’s January Signings Hindered More Than Helped?

Following on from the podcast, Olly has a closer look at how our January signings have performed since joining earlier this year.

101 Things Every Football Fan Should Have Done

I got 70/101, not too bad! Have a look at this great list devised by URZZ1871 and see how many you got. A couple of stand outs for me are:

28) Shane Long (before he was ‘good’), Chris Gunter…

47) West Ham. The policeman made it very awkward for Mum and I to get back to the tube. Then I got shouted at for wearing my scarf whilst being surrounded by hundreds of other Reading fans in Reading shirts. Probably just a sore loser after that 4-2 defeat or I just look like a really aggressive football fan…

Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 Reading

Yay! Check out our match report here, and the player ratings here from a vital win in South Yorkshire on Friday Night.

We also held a post-game show with Wimb & Steve reacting just minutes after the final whistle, you can watch that below.

Why Is It Hard To Get Excited About Reading FC This Season?

WilliamOwain takes a look at the Royals’ record compared to other promotion chasing teams in recent seasons, and the ongoing ‘attendance police’ argument.

Did Gareth Bale Almost Sign For Reading FC?!

I guess if you’re not going to sign for the greatest team in the World, Real Madrid isn’t a bad second option.

From Elsewhere…

Villa Match ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ Policy

Good work, Villa. Very good work indeed.

Liam Kelly Gets First Ireland Senior Call Up

Hard work most certainly pays off, and our young midfielder definitely deserves his reward of an Ireland call up.

St Patrick’s Day Fun!

Staying with the Ireland theme, take a look at some of the Royals’ squad take on some traditional Irish names here.

Carabao Karting Challenge Part II

The most exciting end to a challenge since Gunter’s and McCleary’s Car Park penalty challenge. Take a look at how the karting challenge panned out here.

And Finally…

STAR Hall of Fame 2017

On what promises to be another memorable evening, you have the chance to see 13 more former Reading FC players being induced into the STAR Hall of Fame. We’ll be there too, and for more information about the event, have a look here.