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2022/23 Analysis & Opinion

All the analysis and opinion content we had about Reading in the 2022/23 season.

Reading Stalwart Kelly Chambers Will Be A Tough Act To Follow

Chambers left this week after a long, impressive spell in the Reading dugout.

Yakou Meite Leaves Reading: Predictable, But Still A Stinger

With the departure of Yakou Meite on a free confirmed, Ben looks back at the fan favourite's time in Berkshire.

Why Reading Women’s Switch To Part Time Doesn’t Sit Well

For Pete, Reading Women’s switch to part-time ahead of next season is at odds with the broader trend of women’s football.

Reading’s 2022/23 End Of Term Squad Report: Strikers

For the final article of this series, Adam takes a look at the strikers.

Reading’s 2022/23 End Of Term Squad Report: Wingers

A closer look at how things went for Ince, Hoilett and co in 2022/23.

Reading’s 2022/23 End Of Term Squad Report: Midfielders

Sim runs the rule over Reading’s central midfielders, and how 2022/23 went for them overall.

Reading’s 2022/23 End Of Term Squad Report: Centre Backs

See how Sim graded the 2022/23 seasons of these six defenders.

Reading’s 2022/23 End Of Term Squad Report: Wing Backs

In which Sim grades how the 2022/23 campaign went overall for Reading’s full-backs/wing-backs.

Reading’s 2022/23 End Of Term Squad Report: Goalkeepers

In the first part of our end-of-season squad review, we’re looking at the goalkeepers.

Opinion: Reading Raising Away Ticket Prices Is Cheap, Tawdry And Exploitative

For Jon Keen, Reading’s decision to move away fans into more expensive seating is a poor and exploitative decision.

Yakou Meite: Au Revoir Or One Last Dance At Reading?

Seven years since arriving at Reading, Yaks is reportedly in talks to stay. But is this really a good idea? Perhaps it’s time to let the "seven-year itch" play out here…

Reading's Season Ticket Price Rise: Another Missed Comms Opportunity

Ben's take on the rise in season-ticket pricing for next season, and how it's been handled by the club.

What Should Reading’s Retained List Look Like?

There are plenty of decisions to be made on players ahead of the new season.

Which Academy Players Could Break Into Reading’s First Team Next Season?

Alister picks out some academy players to watch in 2023/24.

We’re Reading ‘Til We Die

After relegation was confirmed on Thursday evening, Harry takes a look towards the future and why we have to stick together as a club.

Reading Relegated: How We Got Here, Where We’re Going

With the Royals now relegated, Handbags assesses where things went wrong and what comes next.

Unpacking The Reading STAR Q&A With Mark Bowen, Brian Carey And Jared Dublin

The Royals’ backroom team spoke to fans in a lengthy and in-depth Q&A on Wednesday night.

Relegation Review: A Look At Everyone Else In The Fight

Dare you look at how the final few games could shape out?

Analysis: Reading’s Adapted 4-4-2 Shuts Out Burnley

Noel Hunt set the Royals up with a back four in his first match as interim gaffer, and it yielded an impressive 0-0 draw.

Welcome To The Reading Dugout, Noel Hunt

Dave on the daunting task facing Noel Hunt, who has just five games to save Reading’s season.

A Message For Dai Yongge And Dayong Pang

As Reading’s players posted a video last week appealing for fan backing, the club’s boardroom was conspicuously quiet. In response, The Blue & White Jester believes seeking validation goes both ways.

Reaction: Paul Ince Sacked As Reading Manager

Ben’s immediate thoughts after the news broke this morning that Paul Ince has been relieved of his duties as first-team boss.

Analysis: Reading’s Imbalanced 4-4-2 Misfires Against Birmingham City

The Royals started with a 4-4-2 for the first time this season, so how well did it work? Tom takes a look.

The Paul Ince Era Will Live Long In The Memory For All The Wrong Reasons

TTE debutant Thomas Brooke's take on the under-fire man in the dugout.

Now More Than Ever, Reading Need Us

With a six-point deduction confirmed on Tuesday, we need to put opinions and differences aside and get behind the players.

Mark Bowen’s Open Letter To Reading Fans Is Clear And Authentic Communication

For Ben, while it’s frustrating that Bowen’s open letter was needed in the first place, it was authentic, distinctly better than Dayong Pang’s effort last year, and addressed fans’ concerns.

Explained: Reading’s Latest Points Deduction

Sim delves into how the Royals came to be in breach of the EFL’s business plan, how the bigger picture now looks, and more.

What Would DAZN’s EFL Streaming Bid Mean For Reading?

Thomas Hill examines one plan - that of DAZN - for broadcasting EFL matches from 2024.

Reading Have Missed An Open Goal This Season With Poor Communication

Adam believes a lack of communication at Reading - regardless of results on the pitch - is a real worry.

Quo Vadis Reading FC?

As Marco explains, the Royals’ squad is weak on a number of football- and character-related fronts.

Like Father Like Son: The Reading Nepotism Debate 

Rory Wiltshire examines the relationship this season between Reading’s two Inces.

Reading’s POTS Being Awarded At A Private Dinner Is A Poor Decision

Reading have again opted to announce the fans’ Player of the Season award at a private dinner. Sim argues that the decision and how it’s been handled are severe missteps from the club.