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The Tilehurst End Podcast: Tom McIntyre Interview

Both a Reading fan and a first-team player, the academy graduate discusses his transition from the stands to the pitch.

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Every Reading FC fan dreams of hopping off their seat and stepping onto the hallowed Madejski Stadium turf.

As Tom McIntyre tells The Tilehurst End Podcast, his first chance to do just that ended in tears - as he was told to stay put while just a kid as fans invaded the pitch to herald the Championship title being won in 2006.

Over the following years, coming through the academy while following the club home and away, he progressed far enough to earn a senior debut last season and has remained in the first-team mix ever since.

The 21-year-old sat down with TTE to discuss life as a footballer during the coronavirus pandemic, how he has enjoyed his time in the Reading team, and his favourite memories from watching on in the stands.

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Listeners can always get in touch with the podcast via our Twitter and Facebook pages as well as our email, thetilehurstend@gmail.com, with thoughts on the show, opinions on the team, and potential topics to sink our teeth into always welcome.

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