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2019/20 Analysis & Opinion

Are Reading Bad At Selling Players?

The club have failed to raise significant funds from player departures in recent years.

Positive Season For Reading Women As FAWSL Draws Closer To Cancellation

Danyal’s take on Reading Women’s campaign so far, which looks like being cut short due to coronavirus.

Why Reading Face A Goalkeeping Understudy Dilemma In The Next Transfer Window

Rafael has established himself as first-choice goalkeeper after his arrival last summer, but who will be competing with him next season?

Oh I Do Love Playing Away

To make us all that little bit more nostalgic in these times, here’s my rundown of the five best away days of recent years.

The Curious Decline Of Reading’s Goalkeeping Department

Reading used to have a high-quality, self-sufficient set of ‘keepers, but there’s been a worrying decline in the last five years.

End Of Season Uncertainty - Where Does It Leave Us?

The coronavirus-induced break from football leaves Reading in a weird position.

Sometimes Less Could Be More

There’s a direct correlation between squad size and team success, Marco Bader finds.

Why The Dais Are So Important To Reading Football Club

Adam’s take on the Royals’ majority owners, Dai Yonnge and Dai Xiu Li.

Where Next For Gabriel Osho?

Reading’s young centre half has shown his potential, but is his future at the Mad Stad?

Stick Or Twist: Reading’s Loan Dilemma

Harry takes a look at which of the loan signings Bowen should be looking to tie down at the end of the season - whenever that may be.

Danny Loader: A Victim Of Expectation

We may have seen the last of the academy graduate in a Reading shirt.

An Open Letter To Reading Football Club And The Supporters

We may have to wait a little longer for football to return - but the important thing is that it will return.

We’ll Meet Again

Don’t know where, don’t know when, but a tough few months for us all will soon end - and we can get back to the sport we love.

So, Err, What Now?

With no football scheduled until April 3 at the earliest, where does it leave both Reading and the wider sporting world?

No Mattos, No Problem?

The Brazilian’s association with Reading is officially over.

OPINION: It’s Time To Continue Using Ovie Ejaria And Michael Olise On The Wings

New writer Daniel Cowley looks at the options we currently have out wide, with Mark Bowen opting to switch to a 4-2-3-1 formation recently.

Anatomy Of A Reading Goal: George Puscas vs Barnsley

The Romanian's third goal in four games was the latest sign of his individual ability.

Who Is Reading's Best Defensive Midfielder?

An in-depth look at a pivotal position in Mark Bowen’s Reading side.

Where It All Went Wrong Against Wigan

It was the Royals’ worst performance of the season, and here’s why.

Reading Are Right To Unconditionally Back Twenty’s Plenty

Other clubs may charge an exorbitant amount for match tickets, but the Royals should stick to their current policy.

Anatomy Of A Reading Goal: Yakou Meite vs Sheffield Wednesday

Swift - Ejaria - Meite - goal.

The Maturing Of Yakou Meite

Harry looks at how Yakou Meite is becoming a very important player for the club - but also how he still has plenty to learn as a footballer.

Global Royals: How Reading’s Outlook Is Becoming Increasingly International

Both in the last few weeks, and over the last 14 months, there have been mounting signs that Reading are looking to become a more global-facing club.

The Winners And Losers From Reading’s January 2020 Transfer Window

A closer look at what the last few weeks of transfer activity could mean for Reading going forwards.

Reading Should Rethink This Season’s Approach To The FA Cup

Guest writer George Iredale thinks a longer cup run would serve the Royals well this season and beyond.

This Season Has Been Everything Reading Fans Hoped It Would Be

Expectations have so far been met... let’s hope the club know what to do next.

Michael Olise’s Mature Performance At Forest Is A Sign Of Things To Come

The academy graduate was finally given a chance in the league on Wednesday night - and took it.

Five Things From Reading’s Spirited 1-1 Draw At Forest

An in-depth look at some of the key things we learned on Wednesday night.

The Reality Check

Ben looks at the key areas of concern at Reading to see what’s going right and what could be going better.

Have Reading Misjudged The Timing Of Mark Bowen’s New Contract?

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Does giving Bowen a new deal risk upsetting the team’s dynamic?

Should Reading Be Worried By Derby’s Latest FFP-Related Woe?

Like the Rams, the Royals have sold their stadium and leased it back.

Three Things From Reading’s Dramatic Last-Minute Forest Draw

A deeper look at what we learned from Saturday’s 1-1 draw at the Mad Stad.