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The Tilehurst End Podcast Episode 197: A Surprise In The Market But Familiar Disappointment On The Pitch

Marc and Westy ponder how late deals will chance Reading’s fortunes after an opening day defeat

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Three months of hard work were flushed down the drain as Reading FC got off to a terrible start in the 2019/20 Championship, losing 3-1 to Sheffield Wednesday.

Jose Gomes’ tactics, decisions and selection come in for criticism on The Tilehurst End Podcast Episode 197, hosted by Marc Mayo with Alan ‘Westy’ West for company. However, there is room for perspective after the first of 46 league games this season.

The guys also talk through the Royals’ rush to get late deals over the line, with three major incomings due - one of which could cost £5million. That comes after the Mailbag with the trip to Hull the focus of Big Match Preview.

You may have noticed, we have a new logo! Ben Greenwood lent his expertise for the design and hopefully we’ll unveil the rest of our fresh lick of paint soon.

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Show Order

Wednesday Recap - 02:16

Mailbag - 16:35

Newsbites - 22:42

Big Match Preview - 30:54