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2023/24 Analysis & Opinion

All the analysis and opinion content we had about Reading in the 2023/24 season.

Reading 0-0 Burton Albion: Tactical Analysis

Tom analyses a first league draw of the season.

Reading Football Club Means More To Us Than We’ll Ever Know

Bobbins reflects on how fans have come together in an emotional week for this beleaguered club.

I Can’t Wait For The Day Reading Fans Don’t Need To Protest

Reading Football Club is far closer to the cliff edge than it ever should have been, and no-one in authority’s coming to save us any time soon.

Reading Boss Ruben Selles Should Stay Stubborn With His Tactics

The Reading FC boss came in for some criticism on tactics after the Blackpool game, but for Harry, Selles should stay the course.

Blackpool 4-1 Reading: Tactical Analysis

Tom braved a rewatch of Saturday’s hammering to work out what went wrong for the Royals tactically.

Exeter City 0-9 Reading: Tactical Analysis

Tom has a closer look at what we learned from Tuesday’s game.

10 Games Of Ruben Selles At Reading: Reflections And Approval Rating

Sim reflects on how well the first 10 games of the Selles era have gone - and we want your verdict too in the approval rating.

Reading Fans Served An Ace In Bolton Rally

Loyal Royals more than played their part on Saturday, and now the ball’s in Dai Yongge’s court.

Reaction: Reading Again Deducted Points By The EFL (This Time Three)

Ben’s thoughts on Reading’s latest points deduction - this time a suspended three, following Dai’s failure to pay 125% of the club’s monthly wage bill into a designated account

Review: The Select Car Leasing Stadium Tour

Bobbins walks us through a Royals-history-packed tour of the SCL.

Cambridge United 1-0 Reading: Tactical Analysis

A closer look at what went wrong for Reading in Cambridge in the final match before the international break.

Five Academy Players Who Could Shine For Reading This Season

Young Royals have been getting a great opportunity in the first team this season under new boss Ruben Selles.

Reading’s 2023 Summer Transfer Window: A Process-Driven, Youthful Rebuild

The Royals had a squad exodus, relegation and embargoes to contend with, but emerged from this summer’s transfer window with a rejuvenated, talented squad.

Reading 2-2 Ipswich Town: Tactical Analysis

Tom examines Reading’s second-round League Cup clash with Ipswich.

Adieu, Monsieur Carroll

For Bobbins, the departing Andy Carroll was a player of the past during his time at the club, not of Reading’s future.

Reading Women Are Set For A Tricky Season Of Transition In 2023/24

The Royals head into 2023/24 with a new division to compete in, following relegation from the WSL, and a new manager at the helm, following the departure of long-serving Kelly Chambers.

How Can Ovie Ejaria Fit Into Ruben Selles’ Reading Team?

What does the advent of the Ruben Selles era hold in store for a player who failed to properly impress under successive prior managers?

Thoughts From Reading’s Open Training Session

Season-ticket holders were allowed into the SCL to witness an open training session on Tuesday, so one of them (our very own Bobbins) popped along to see what he could learn.

Reading 2-0 Stevenage: Tactical Analysis

Tom looks into what we learned from Saturday’s comfortable home win.

Reading 1-0 Cheltenham Town: Tactical Analysis

Tom looks into what we learned tactically from an important narrow win over The Robins.

Port Vale 1-0 Reading: Tactical Analysis

A closer look at what went wrong for the Royals at Vale Park.

Millwall 0-4 Reading: Tactical Analysis

A closer look at an excellent all-round performance, which included goals from Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan (x2), Charlie Savage and Mamadi Camara.

Reading Are In A Chaotic State Heading Into 2023/24, But Hope Remains

Sim has mixed emotions of anxiety and hope heading into yet another unpredictable season.

TTE Roundtable: Previewing Reading’s 2023/24 League One Campaign

Seven of our writers put their heads together to make some sense of what the next nine months might have in store for Reading Football Club.

Why Reading Fans Should ‘Sit In For Dai Out’ This Saturday

Sell Before We Dai are encouraging a ‘Sit In For Dai Out’ protest after full-time of the season opener, and TTE are fully supportive of it.

Reaction: Reading’s Statement On Club’s Financial Crisis

On Wednesday morning, Reading released a statement confirming the club was looking for investment due to "complex cashflow constraints". Ben has his say on that statement.

How Do Reading Recruit For Ruben Selles?

Harvey Knibbs and Sam Smith are here, but who'll join them at Reading?

What The F*** Happens At Reading Now? Part Two

Reading are free from their EFL embargo, so all is well, right? Right?!

Everything You Need To Know About New Reading Manager Ruben Selles

While new Reading gaffer Ruben Selles has only had one previous job as a manager, there’s a wealth of info out there about his time coaching across Europe, so Sim’s sifted through it to see what we can learn.

Opinion: No Time For Dai

Rumoured boardroom civil war aside, only Reading Football Club can be the winner; thus it’s time Dai Yonnge and his incompetent regime move on. RFC will endure, but its future will come at a cost.

What The F*** Happens Now At Reading?

Dai Yongge’s EFL charge takes Reading FC out of the frying pan and into the dumpster fire.

Opinion: Dayong Pang’s Statement Fails To Properly Address Fans’ Concerns

For Ben, Dayong Pang’s address to the supporters lacks substance and doesn’t adequately tackle the main sources of frustration.