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5 Things

Our bitesized post-match analysis of every Reading game.

Five Things From Reading’s Lacklustre Draw With Hull City

Bobbins on a largely wayward, frustrating display against the Tigers that increased relegation concerns.

Five Things From A Defeat To Millwall Bereft Of Attacking Quality

Bobbins picks apart a poor home defeat to Millwall in which Reading came up short offensively and tactically, with the gaffer not covering himself in glory with his comments either.

Five Things From Reading Being Outclassed By Sheffield United

Bobbins’ post-match analysis as promotion-seeking Sheffield United prove a class above in Tuesday’s 1-0 at the SCL.

Five Things From A 5-0 Battering At Middlesbrough

A spineless and sloppy performance on the road was duly punished by the hosts.

Five Things From Reading’s Yakou Meite-Inspired Win Over Blackpool

Bobbins’ thoughts on the formation, Yakou Meite, Cesare Casadei, late conceded goal and more.

Five Things From Reading’s Stifled And Stale Defeat To Cardiff City

Bobbins dissects a late, worrying defeat in South Wales on Friday night.

Five Things From A Relieving Win Over Rotherham United

Bobbins delves into some of what we learned from Tuesday's 2-1 win over Rotherham United.

Five Things From Reading’s Bitter Defeat At Sunderland

Bobbins analyses a late, unforced defeat at the Stadium of Light.

Five Things From A Comeback Draw Against Watford

Bobbins picks out some of the key takeaways from Reading’s 2-2 with Watford on Saturday.

Five Things From Reading’s FA Cup Exit To Manchester United

Bobbins unpacks a promising but limited Reading performance that ended with a 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford on Saturday night.

Five Things From An Unprofessional Showing At Stoke City

Bobbins’ post-mortem from a 4-0 battering in Staffordshire.

Five Things From Reading’s Downtrodden Defeat At West Bromwich Albion

Not the worst game of the season, but for Bobbins, Reading’s 1-0 loss at the Hawthorns still left plenty to be desired.

Five Things From Reading’s Solid Draw At Norwich City

Bobbins picks out what we learned from the Royals’ 1-1 at Carrow Road on Friday night.

Five Things From Reading’s Festive Home Win Over Swansea

The clash in playing styles, Reading’s experience and squad depth are all on the agenda in Bobbins’ post-Swansea takeaways.

Five Things From Reading’s Ugly But Effective Win Over Coventry City

Hardly a vintage performance, but one that was good enough to grind out an important result after the World Cup break.

The Not The Five Things: Half Time, Almost

Bobbins takes stock of where Reading sit, almost halfway into the season.

Five Things From Reading’s Last-Minute Win At Hull City

Bobbins takes a deeper look at a big result on the road for the Royals.

Five Things From Reading’s Dull Home Defeat To Preston North End

Bobbins’ post-mortem from a bad Friday night at the office.

Five Things From Reading’s Clunky Goalless Draw At Luton Town

Featuring praise for the back three, especially Amadou Mbengue, but frustration at the wingbacks and Ovie Ejaria.

Five Things From Reading’s Vital Home Win Over Bristol City

Bobbins has praise for pretty much everyone after a big 2-0 win over Bristol City, particularly man of the moment Amadou Mbengue.

The Not The Five Things: Losing Our Heads

In a break from his usual post-match format, Bobbins assesses Reading’s three-game slump.

Five Things From Reading’s Disjointed Defeat To West Brom

Bobbins analyses a second straight loss, this time at the hands of the Baggies.

Five Things From Reading’s Late Loss At QPR

Bobbins dissects a Friday night defeat in West London.

Five Things From Reading’s Impressive Shift Against Norwich City

Bobbins has praise for Reading’s belief, elder statesmen and more in his wrap-up of Tuesday’s 1-1 with Norwich.

Five Things From Reading’s Comfortable Win Over Huddersfield Town

For Bobbins, there was plenty to like about Reading’s latest home win, but there’s still room for improvement.

Five Things From A Bounce-Back Win At Wigan

Bobbins unpacks a great afternoon for the Royals at Wigan.

Five Things From A Dire Defeat To Sunderland

Bobbins’ post-mortem from an awful night at the SCL.

Five Things From A Dogged Home Win Over Stoke City

Bobbins picks out Reading’s energy and resolve amid injuries, as well as a birthday brace, for particular praise after another win.

Five Things From A Commendably Ugly Win At Millwall

As Bobbins explains, Reading's win at The Den showed signs of growth - the Royals are meaner, stronger, can rotate, and even go top of the table!

Five Things From Reading’s Resolute 1-0 Win Over Middlesbrough

Bobbins’ talking points from Reading’s latest win include praise for Tyrese Fornah and the method behind the victory.

Five Things From Reading’s 3-0 Demolition Of Blackburn

A confident, hard-working, well-oiled Reading performance. This was pure heaven.

Five Things From A Rout At Rotherham

Bobbins dissects a rough day on the road in South Yorkshire.