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The Tilehurst End Podcast Episode 176: Welcome To The Post-Gourlay Era

After the CEO hands in his notice, the Royals continue their middling performances on the pitch.

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Anyone hoping for an instant return to the Reading FC of old was brazenly mistaken on Saturday as the Royals took to the pitch for the first time after Ron Gourlay’s resignation as CEO to draw 0-0 with Wigan Athletic.

The point keeps Paul Clement’s out of the drop zone on goal difference and TTE Podcast returns to understand how the game in Lancashire panned out, as well as discuss Gourlay’s exit in-depth, answer your questions in the mailbag, and preview Tuesday’s daunting trip to Leeds United.

An awesome front three of Simeon ‘BucksRoyal’ Pickup, Olly Allen, and Roger Titford appear on the show alongside host Marc Mayo. Roger’s latest book on the Royals, Roy Bentley’s Stationary Club is out now and he pops by to discuss it in the Pubchat section of the show.

The book is on sale for £12 at the Megastore, where there will be a signing before the Sheffield United game on December 8. It’s also available via the When Saturday Comes book shop at (postage free).

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Show Order

Wigan Recap - 02:18

Gourlay’s Departure Newsbites - 14:50

Roy Bentley’s Stationary Club Pubchat - 24:55

Mailbag - 38:02

Leeds Preview - 50:47