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5 Things

Our bitesized post-match analysis of every Reading game.

Nine Things From Reading’s Heavy Win At Exeter City

A temporary rebrand for the customary ‘Five Things’ column in honour of a famous night at Exeter.

Five Things From Reading’s Impressive Win Over Bolton

Bobbins analyses an excellent performance and win over in-form Bolton.

Five Things From Another Away Defeat, This Time At Cambridge United

Reading fell to a Monday night loss at Cambridge United, continuing a winless away run that’s now gone for almost 300 days.

Five Things From Reading’s Shoot-Out Cup Exit To Ipswich Town

Another narrow defeat, Reading’s problematic wide defending and an impressive Michael Craig all feature in Bobbins’ post-match assessment.

Five Things From Reading’s Late Defeat At Exeter City

Bobbins talks us through a frustrating loss in Devon.

Five Things From Reading’s Fun Win Over Stevenage

Bobbins analyses an enjoyable 2-0 against Stevenage, which made it two home victories on the bounce.

Five Things From Reading’s Youthful Win Over Cheltenham Town

There were plenty of positives for Bobbins to pick out after a young Reading side ground out a 1-0 win over Cheltenham Town at the SCL.

Five Things From Reading’s Mind-Numbing Defeat At Port Vale

Bobbins on Andy Carroll, tactical deficiencies, where Reading go from here, and other takeaways from a drab 1-0 loss at Port Vale.

Five Things From Reading’s Long-Awaited Dream Of A Win At Millwall

Bobbins analyses an outstanding performance and result that’s majorly changed the outlook at Reading.

Five Things From Reading’s Opening-Day Defeat To Peterborough United

Bobbins has a closer look at the first game of the Ruben Selles era.

Five Things From Reading’s Beached Performance At Huddersfield Town

Any hopes of an entertaining send-off from the Championship were in vain: Reading were just as bad at Huddersfield as they have been so many times this season.

Five Things From Reading’s Huffy-Puffy Draw With Wigan Athletic

Bobbins dissects a 1-1 draw, secured by Yakou Meite late on, that just wasn’t good enough for Reading’s survival hopes.

Five Things From Reading’s Limp Loss To Coventry City

Bobbins’ assessment of a rough afternoon for Reading - bad not only for how our game played out, but also for results elsewhere.

Five Things From Reading’s Conflicting Draw With Luton Town

Bobbins assesses a match that yielded another creditable point, but could have brought more, were it not for Andy Carroll’s red card.

Five Things From Reading’s Passionate Goalless Draw With Burnley

Bobbins on an excellent Reading performance that yielded a draw which felt like a win.

Five Things From Another Dire Reading Defeat, This Time To Preston

The Royals were second best for most of the game, and lost it late on

Five Things From Reading’s Painful Draw With Birmingham City

Bobbins analyses a damning draw that’s left the Royals in the bottom three.

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.