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The Tilehurst End Podcast Episode 179: Different Year, Same Crap

A 4-1 defeat to Swansea heralded the turn of the year with a stark warning for the Royals under new coach Jose Gomes

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It took Reading FC just about one hundred seconds to concede their first goal of 2019 and boy did it set the tone for what was to come, as Swansea City strolled away with a 4-1 win in Jose Gomes’ first Madejski Stadium match in charge.

Following a tight 1-0 loss at Millwall and a seemingly decent point at QPR, the Royals returned home to suffer an indignant hammer blow that leaves them five points from safety in the Championship relegation places.

Marc Mayo is joined by Simeon ‘BucksRoyal’ Pickup for Episode 179 of The Tilehurst End podcast and the guys recap the Christmas period of action, check in on the other Reading teams in newsbites, answer your mailbag questions, and look ahead to a daunting FA Cup trip to Manchester United.

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Show Order

Xmas Recap - 01:45

Newsbites - 15:10

Mailbag - 17:17

United Preview - 31:56