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Royals Travelling From Across The Globe To Watch Reading FC Take On Huddersfield Town At Wembley Stadium

From Jerusalem to Jarrow, Loyal Royals worldwide will be heading for Wembley!

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A few days ago, we asked you - Loyal Royals worldwide - to tell us where you'll be travelling from for Monday's play-off final. We received dozens of responses from you lovely people, with your answers ranging from as close to home as Eastbourne to as far-flung as Singapore and Abu Dhabi.

The true globetrotters

The fans making the longest journey by far are Mark and Daniel Morland, who'll be making a 9013 mile journey from Perth in Western Australia. They spoke to GetReading recently about their trip in an article you can find here.

Making the 6756 mile trek is Richard Holloway, who lives in Singapore. He'll be flying back to the UK on Friday night, before going to the game with his father and two children, Nick and James.

He also told us he'd love to set up an Asia Reading Football Supporters Club - are they any more Asia-based Royals out there? Get in touch!

From the same continent are Ashley Holloway and Adam Neiland (both Dubai, 3412 miles) and Jonathan Album (Jerusalem, 2253), who said:

"Today I am living near Jerusalem in Israel, follow any live broacast of the Royals that I can find and make sure to get back to see at least one game a season, including this season's 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday. I wear my Reading shirt every Tuesday when I play football and am probably the only person in Israel to own such a shirt!

"I will be flying in especially for the game on Sunday night and flying back on Tuesday. Monday is my birthday so I am hoping that the Royals will be giving me a special birthday present!"

Completing our non-Europe set is Dave Stevens, racking up a huge 5219 miles.

Scandinavian Royals

There's quite the contingent hopping over from Norway and Sweden! Bobby Hall, formerly of Basingstoke, will be making a two hour flight over from Bergen (648), whereas Hugh Willis is coming from Stockholm (894).

In addition, @SmileFadesFast told us:

"I live in Uddevalla, Sweden, and I’m leaving home at 5.30 on Sunday morning. My nearest airport is outside Gothenburg and it’s a 100 km drive, my flight departs at 07.50 bound for Gatwick. I’m going in style so I have booked a room in a hotel close to Wembley.

"I’ve been following Reading since Ian Gillan was rumored to take an interest in the club and I write previews and match reports on and I have been doing that for about 14 years. I am also the chairman for The Scandinavian Exiles.

"My last two games was in August, away at Newcastle and at home against Brighton. There was six of us at Wembley last time around but this time it’s only me from Sweden that I know about."

Closer to home

There are of course plenty of you making slightly shorter journeys from across the British Isles.

Tilehurst End contributors Johnny Hunt and TalkMurtyToMe are making the lengthy trips down from County Wicklow, Ireland and Warrington, Cheshire, respectively. For TMTM, it'll be a pretty intense couple of days:

"Coming down from Warrington on my own. 6 trains total, 7.5hrs round trip. Going back all in the same day. Working until 2am the day before and start at 9am on the Tuesday."

Elsewhere, Finbarr Bevan is taking on the commendable feat of running the Edinburgh marathon the day before the game! That's not deterring him from getting to Wembley, as he'll be getting the train down from Scotland on the Monday morning.

A little further south, Jimmy Molloy (aka @NorthEastRoyal) is bringing the family down from the North East.


A big thank you to everyone who got in touch with us over the past few days to share your Royal Journey stories! Safe travels to all of you converging on Wembley Stadium for Monday's huge game.