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Reading FC: The Perfect Pictures

With no football to watch for the time being, here is a look back at some of the best photos to come out of Reading in recent years.

Reading v Fulham - Sky Bet Championship Play Off: Second Leg Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

With football postponed for the immediate future, many of us are sat around twiddling our thumbs with next to nothing to do. If that is the case for you, here are some photos that may just make you smile; a look into some of the very best Reading FC moments to be captured over the past few decades or so.

Lets get started by taking a look back at some photos that may just jog the memory for Reading fans.

1970 - 2005/06

Soccer - FA Cup - Fourth Round - Reading v Arsenal - Elm Park
Steve Death in FA Cup action against Arsenal at Elm Park
Photo by S&G/PA Images via Getty Images
Reading v Swindon, 1980
Reading 4-1 Swindon Town in the old Division Three
Photo by Staff/Mirrorpix/Getty Images
Reading Football 1985
Reading 1-0 Bolton, the 11th straight victory (and last home victory) in a record-breaking 13-match winning streak at the start of the 1985/86 season
Photo by Reading Post/Mirrorpix/Getty Images
Soccer - Friendly - Reading v Genoa - Elm Park
Keith McPherson lifts the Division 2 trophy in 1994
Photo by Steve Morton/EMPICS via Getty Images
Soccer - Nationwide League Division One - Reading v Bolton Wanderers - Elm Park
Reading head out onto the Wembley pitch ahead of the Bolton play-off final
Photo by Steve Morton/EMPICS via Getty Images
Reading celebrate...
A 3-0 win over Luton Town in Reading’s first Mad Stad game
Soccer - Nationwide League Division Two - Play Off - 2nd Leg - Reading v Wigan Athletic - Madejski Stadium
Martin Butler celebrates a crucial play-off semi-final goal against Wigan Athletic
Photo by Nick Potts - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images
Soccer - Nationwide League Division Two - Swindon Town v Reading
Reading’s Sammy Igoe is sent off for shoving Swindon Town’s Bobby Howe to the ground; a game which saw 3 red cards
Photo by Phil Walter/EMPICS via Getty Images
Soccer - Nationwide League Division Two - Brentford v Reading
Goalscorer Cureton celebrates an equaliser at Griffin Park that returned Reading to the second tier
Photo by Philip Brown/EMPICS via Getty Images

2005/06 - 2015/16

Leicester City v Reading
Kevin Doyle celebrates his goal against Leicester at the Walkers Stadium in 2005
Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images
Soccer - FA Barclays Premiership - Reading v Middlesbrough - Madejski Stadium
Ibrahima Sonko leaps higher than anyone to beat Boro’s Yakubu in the air
Photo by Tony Marshall - PA Images via Getty Images
Soccer - Coca-Cola Football League Championship - Reading v Queens Park Rangers - Madejski Stadium
Graeme Murty scores the record-breaking goal from the penalty spot
Photo by Mike Egerton - PA Images via Getty Images
Reading v Queens Park Rangers
Murty hugs the trophy after winning the Championship with a record 106 points
Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images
Reading v West Ham United
Leroy Lita celebrates Reading’s fifth goal in a 6-0 demolition of West Ham on New Year’s Day 2007
Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images
Southampton v Reading - npower Championship
No words needed for this one
Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images
Southampton v Reading - npower Championship
Game over...
Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images
Southampton v Reading - npower Championship
Sheer passion from Reading’s captain Jobi McAnuff who celebrates that famous win under the lights at St Mary’s
Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images
Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Reading v Nottingham Forest - Madejski Stadium
Pandemonium at the Mad Stad as Reading’s promotion to the Premier League is confirmed against Forest
Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images
FBL-ENG-LCUP-READING-ARSENAL
Noel Hunt celebrates scoring Reading’s fourth against Arsenal in the most bizarre of cup games, which finished 5-7 AET
Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images
Reading v Chelsea - Premier League
“AND IT’S IN! IT’S 2-2, HE’S SCORED AGAIN!”
Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images
Soccer - The FA Cup Quarter Round Six replay - Reading v Bradford City
“Que sera, sera” - Jamie Mackie seals Reading’s place at Wembley under the Madejski lights
Photo by AMA/Corbis via Getty Images
Soccer - FA Cup - Semi Final - Reading v Arsenal - Wembley Stadium
Royals fans at Wembley in 2015
Arsenal v Reading - FA Cup Semi-Final
McCleary is mobbed by teammates as he scores Reading’s equaliser against Arsenal in the FA Cup semi final
Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
Soccer - Sky Bet Championship - Norwich City v Reading - Carrow Road
A surreal moment for Reading FC fan Jake Cooper who scores a brace for his boyhood club in a 2-1 win at Carrow Road
Soccer - Sky Bet Championship - Reading v Ipswich Town - Madejski Stadium
Orlando Sa completes his hat-trick in an emphatic 5-1 win against Ipswich
Reading v Blackburn Rovers - Sky Bet Championship - Madejski Stadium
Brian McDermott returns and Danny Williams hits Reading’s goal of the season; a venomous volley from the impossible angle
Reading v Crystal Palace - The Emirates FA Cup Sixth Round
Heartache for the Royals in front of a sold-out Madejski; one game away from Wembley for a second successive season, they are knocked out of the FA Cup in controversial fashion
Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images
Charlton Athletic v Reading - Sky Bet Championship - The Valley
Deniss Rakels celebrates in front of travelling Reading fans after cementing his status as a cult hero with an injury time winner against Charlton

2016/17 - Present

Aston Villa v Reading - Sky Bet Championship
Joseph Mendes announces himself to the Reading fans with a brace in a 3-1 win at Villa Park
Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images
Bristol City v Reading - Sky Bet Championship
Yann Kermorgant falls to his knees after completing Reading’s 3-2 comeback at Ashton Gate in 2017
Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images
Fulham v Reading - Sky Bet Championship - Play off - First Leg - Craven Cottage
Jordan Obita celebrates after opening the scoring in the play-off first leg match at Craven Cottage
Photo by Scott Heavey/PA Images via Getty Images
Reading v Fulham - Sky Bet Championship Play Off: Second Leg
I think it’s fair to say this photo speaks for itself
Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images
Reading v Fulham - Sky Bet Championship Play Off: Second Leg
Yann Kermorgant celebrates scoring from the spot; the goal that would go on to send Reading to Wembley
Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images
Reading v Fulham - Sky Bet Championship Play Off: Second Leg
Stefan Johansen of Fulham can doing nothing but watch as the Madejski pitch fills with Reading FC fans
Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images
Reading v Fulham - Sky Bet Championship Play Off: Second Leg
Scenes of jubilation at the final whistle; Joseph Mendes and Tyler Blackett can’t hold back the emotions
Photo by Craig Mercer - CameraSport via Getty Images
Reading v Fulham - Sky Bet Championship Play Off: Second Leg
Danny Williams poses for the camera after Reading’s 1-0 win against Fulham
Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images
Reading v Fulham - Sky Bet Championship Play Off: Second Leg
George Evans paints the picture of an iconic Reading FC photo following the play-off win against Fulham in 2017
Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images
Reading v Fulham - Sky Bet Championship Play Off: Second Leg
Liam Moore celebrates Reading’s 2-1 aggregate win over Fulham in the play-off semi final
Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images
Reading v Huddersfield Town - Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final
Reading and Huddersfield hold a moment of silence for the Manchester attack victims, prior to the 2017 Championship play-off final
Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images
Reading v Fulham - Sky Bet Championship Play Off: Second Leg
Ali Al Habsi. That is all
Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images
Leeds United v Reading - Sky Bet Championship - Elland Road
Barrow celebrates extravagantly after scoring the only goal against his former side in a 1-0 win at Elland Road
Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images
Reading v West Bromwich Albion - Sky Bet Championship - Madejski Stadium
Jose Gomes applauds the Royals fans at full time after the West Brom game at the Madejski
Photo by Steven Paston/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images
Plymouth Argyle v Reading - Carabao Cup Second Round
The Yakou Meite show: Reading come back late on to win the game 4-2 at Home Park
Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Reading - Carabao Cup - Third Round - Molineux
Lucas Boye equalises for Reading in the 9th minute of stoppage time to send the game to ET against Premier League side Wolves
Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images
Reading v Leeds United - Sky Bet Championship
There’s a new man in charge. Mark Bowen introduces himself to the doubtful Royals faithful with a win against Preston
Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images
Fulham v Reading - Sky Bet Championship
Veteran Charlie Adam knee slides his way towards the travelling Reading fans after scoring in a 2-1 win at Craven Cottage
Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images
Blackpool FC v Reading FC - FA Cup Third Round: Replay
Reading’s Michael Olise runs the show against Blackpool in the FA Cup
Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images
Reading FC v Cardiff City - FA Cup Fourth Round
Yakou Meite dedicates his equaliser against Cardiff City to his late father in an emotional celebration
Photo by Luke Walker/Getty Images
Cardiff City v Reading FC - FA Cup Fourth Round: Replay
Reading prevail against on penalties against Cardiff City in the FA Cup
Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images
Reading v Sheffield United - FA Cup - Fifth Round - Madejski Stadium
George Puscas celebrates in front of Club 1871 after scoring an equaliser against Champions League-chasing Sheffield United in the FA Cup
Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images
Birmingham City v Reading - Sky Bet Championship
Pele’s late goal seals the three points on the road as Reading get back to winning ways at Birmingham’s expense
Photo by Leila Coker/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images