A mental draw with Nottingham Forest and a pleasant victory over Blackpool with a bunch of kids means the Twittersphere was alight with things this week.
Missed last week’s? That’s here.
George Baldock has exactly the same running technique as his brother. So cute— Trenchcoat (@Adamhumphries44) January 10, 2020
I’m a big fan of observations like this. “You run like your brother.” “You have the same chin as your cousins.” “You kiss like your dad.”
Start of a big few weeks for #readingfc today. As Bowen has said, they've achieved nothing yet. The hard work starts now. Continue the good momentum and it'll be a fascinating end to the season. Tail off and it'll be goodbye top six. Time to see what the players are made of..— Jonathan Low (@jonathanl50) January 11, 2020
No pressure, lads...
One of my New Year’s resolutions was to do more reading, but I seem to be doing more Reading! On my way back to the Madejski for #ReadingFC (4 league wins in a row) v #NFFC (3 league wins in a row). Updates on Final Score later.— Jacqui Oatley (@JacquiOatley) January 11, 2020
You know The Royals are doing well when they get big guns like Jacqui Oatley attending games and reporting on them.
Not sure about the reading/Reading pun, mind.
Bowen has confirmed that the club are now looking for a striker replacement for Joao, a position which they were not necessarily looking to strengthen before his injury.— RFC Latest (@RFCLatest) January 11, 2020
[@jhwinstanley] #readingfc pic.twitter.com/LjoqLXrnhm
All those in favour of a return of the Shlong?!
The result against Forest was because of one thing, and one thing only.
Saturday’s game against Nottingham Forest was absolutely mental.
WHAT IS GOING ON?!?!? Puscas the saviour as Royals fly straight down the other end and score. Never seen anything like it. Fans running all over the show, Forest are absolutely stunned. Mad stad is absolutely ROCKING! GET IN! #readingfc— Courtney Friday (@ChronCourtney) January 11, 2020
'Enjoy the point I hope it makes you happy. Dear lord, what a sad little life, Reading. You ruined our game completely so you could have a point and now Ben Watson is crying. You have all the atmosphere of a library at midnight.'#readingfc pic.twitter.com/aQz0qXBZj9— Andrew Savory (@adsavory) January 11, 2020
Snatching a point from the jaws of defeat upset Forest fans. A lot.
Excuse you, let’s not be mean about our Charlie. He’s just eyeing up the next pass he’s going to make, or the next photo he’s going to take part in. #vision
I’m not saying things are getting out of hand given our recent run of results, but...
Things are getting out of hand given our recent run of results.
I HAVE NO WORDS.
We may all be feeling downbeat about conceding late, but just remember. We don't have to live in Reading, we don't have to go to Reading for another year and we dont list our fans as a Substitute. It could be worse #NFFC— Sarcastic Forest (@SarcasticForest) January 11, 2020
Someone’s handling a 1-1 draw badly. Nottingham doesn’t have a statue of a lion in the centre of it, does it? So we win.
Jeff: “It’s surely going to be the latest goal of the day”— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) January 11, 2020
Reading players: Hold our beers... https://t.co/YtB55i4Dzt
All these early calls make it all the more sweet.
Huge thank you to @ReadingFC for displaying our Tweet on the big screen today!— 106 Chat (@106Chat) January 11, 2020
If you’d like to find out more about our 100+ mile charity walk to Derby and possibly donate:https://t.co/MO87N7N3aP
Cheers for all the amazing support and donations so far. URZ! #ReadingFC https://t.co/qLT7UvrOfT
A worthy cause.
If you see your club you’re elite pic.twitter.com/UzA0fD8iJy— Jack (@Jackallison34) January 10, 2020
I’m elite. Now you’re elite too.
Can I just take a minute to say how ridiculous it was that we have signed a goalkeeper as good as @RAFAELCABRAL90. He won't be in this division long, so we need to enjoy him whilst he's here.— Andrew Savory (@adsavory) January 11, 2020
My player of the season so far #readingfc
Sam Walker is in better form for me in my Football Manager, but in real life it’s all about Rafael.
I bloody loved Noel Hunt.
I’m not one for swearing, so this chant isn’t for me, but it might be for you. You heathen.
Reading are taking Ridenton on trial. People who know him aren’t so sure.
Of all the players in this league for an "overseas opportunity" to present itself to, somehow it's found Ridenton. Sitting on the bench for the bottom side in the league. https://t.co/PCVGNmCmH0— No Nonsense Defender (@NoNonsenseDef) January 13, 2020
He’s either got an exceptional agent or they have been watching footage of a different Ridenton. He’s not of that calibre— Chris Kerr (@DrQuack32) January 13, 2020
Confirmation that @NewcastleJetsFC have released Matt Ridenton for a trial at English Championship club Reading. His mum is Scottish so passport shouldn't be an issue. Hope he goes well. A genuine good guy. @newcastleherald @ALeague— James Gardiner (@JamesGardiner42) January 13, 2020
I feel both old and overjoyed.
John Swift volleying into the top corner from a standing start 35 yards out versus QPR obviously not worthy of a nomination (or maybe they just forgot about it...) https://t.co/cx8G2RqGw0— Marc Mayo (@ThatMarcMayo) January 13, 2020
I, for one, don’t understand how Swift’s goal wasn’t even nominated.
You seem to have misspelt John Swift and v QPR. I'll give you some time to rectify it...— pete straw (@pete_straw) January 13, 2020
If we make it to the Playoffs i will walk for charity to the away leg of the semi final #readingfc— Swifty SZN ⚪️ (@willsumner09) January 13, 2020
Putting this here so we all remember and hold him to it.
If we end up in the play offs or something, the 10k of reading fans that then fill the madejski, dont call yourself proper fans because you were there to see us promoted, you're plastic, if youre not gonna bother to come now, dont bother at all x #readingfc— Dan (@ding_dan_18) January 13, 2020
Dan has a trophy on his mantlepiece titled “The One And Only Judge Of All Reading Fans”, clearly.
90' - Charlie Adam is now introduced for Reading and receives a great reception from all the fans inside the stadium. (0-2)— Blackpool FC (@BlackpoolFC) January 14, 2020
Fair bloody play.
Has a club ever won the FA Cup and the playoff final in the same season? Asking for a friend #readingfc— Dave (@shakefon) January 14, 2020
A question worth asking...
Jemba was one of my absolute faves for a long, long time.
Aaaaand that’s your lot. Enjoy your weekend.