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2021/22 Analysis & Opinion

All the analysis and opinion content we had about Reading in the 2021/22 season.

Liam Moore: Where Do We Go From Here?

Harry’s take on the Liam Moore debacle, and where on earth we go from here.

Reading’s Liam Moore Statement Raises More Questions Than It Answers

Moore was stripped of the captaincy in a blunt statement on Saturday evening.

The Day Reading Fans Turned On Veljko Paunovic

Supporter opinion has shifted following a humiliating cup exit and the manager’s job is surely hanging by a thread.

Pauno’s Not So Ninja Turtles: Reading And Their Game State Crisis

What’s up with the Royals struggling to hold onto leads?

Quantifying Reading’s 2021/22 Injury Nightmare

Just how bad has the Royals’ number of enforced absences been this season?

How Do Reading Cope Without Andy Yiadom and Baba Rahman?

The two first choice full-backs will be absent for at least part of January as they are competing at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Reading’s Owners Must Tackle The Absence Of Trust Fans Have In Them

For Dave, it’s crucial that Reading’s owners communicate with the fans and impose a clearly defined strategy.

What Can Be Done To Improve The Club-Fan Relationship?

While it’s a two-way street, for Ben there’s a few things the club can do.

Reading’s 2021: Missed Chances, Bad Luck & Old Problems Hitting Home

Last year was a disappointing one, due to factors in Reading’s control to varying degrees.

The Highs And Lows Of Reading’s 2021: July To December

The second part of Sim’s 2021 recap includes some great memories from the past six months... and some not-so-great ones.

The Highs And Lows Of Reading’s 2021: January To June

Part one of Sim’s recap of Reading’s best and worst memories from the past 12 months.

The Current State Of Play At Reading Football Club

Adam examines the main reasons for optimism and concern to see where Reading may be heading.

Rafael Is Heading For An Inevitable, Self-Inflicted Exit

The Brazilian is reportedly free to leave Reading in January.

Rantings Of A Grumpy Old(ish) Man

Guest writer Gwent Royal gives his thoughts on Veljko Paunovic and the current state of the Reading team.

What The Fan-Led Review Would Mean For Reading

A fan-led review, headed by former sports minister Tracey Crouch, was recently released.

Talisman Andy Carroll Has Galvanised Reading On And Off The Pitch

Andy Carroll, duh duh duh duh.

Dai Yongge’s Biggest Week As Reading Owner

Why Reading Have Signed Andy Carroll

The former Newcastle striker agreeing a two-month contract in Berkshire has raised eyebrows.

Feet On The Ground: There’s No Need To Rush Jahmari Clarke

Clarke has shown his quality, but expecting too much too soon of a player who’s very new to senior football would be unwise and unfair.

Anatomy Of A Brace: Jahmari Clarke’s Game-Changing Impact

The teenager demonstrated his ability to be a good old-fashioned centre forward.

Felipe Araruna: Reading’s Odd Man Out, Still Looking For A Way In

The Brazilian has endured an injury-hit time in Berkshire so far, but returned to action for the under-23s on Monday.

Should Veljko Paunovic Place More Trust In Reading’s Youth?

With the Royals’ depleted squad looking fatigued, do more youngsters deserve game time?

Danny Drinkwater: The Final Piece In The Jigsaw?

Eyebrows were definitely raised when Drinkwater made the move to Berkshire in the summer, but he is making his mark in this Reading team.

A Points Deduction Is Fair, But Contract Restrictions Should Be Non-Negotiable

For Adam, the EFL can take our points, they can take our transfer freedom - but please don’t take away our ability to offer new contracts!

Alen Halilovic’s Directness Is A Valuable Asset For Reading

The Royals’ new right winger played a crucial role in both goals at Fulham.

Anatomy Of A Brace: Ovie Ejaria's New-Found Ruthlessness In Front Of Goal

Sim analyses how previously goal-shy Ejaria found his shooting boots at Craven Cottage.

What’s Gone Wrong With Reading’s Partnership Of Josh Laurent And Andy Rinomhota?

A closer look at the Royals’ midfield duo.

In Defence Of Reading’s Corner Defence

An in-depth look at how Reading defend corners, how they’ve done it in the past, and why ‘zonal marking’ isn’t the problem.

The George Puscas Problem

Harry takes a look at the situation surrounding the Romanian striker, which is a very complex one.

Winners And Losers From Reading’s 2021/22 Summer Transfer Activity

Sim highlights some of those to have come out better or worse from the summer 2021 window.

Summer 2021: A Transfer Window When Reading Made Things Work

A painfully long and stressful transfer window that, all things considered, turned out pretty well.

A Rant About The Current State Of Reading

After a poor start to the season, Handbags has his say on the long-term issues that have got us to where we are.

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