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5 Things

Our bitesized post-match analysis of every Reading game.

Five Things From Reading’s Gutsy 2-1 Win Over Cardiff City

The officiating, goalscorers and home support are all on the agenda after a key win at the SCL.

Five Things From Opening-Day Defeat At Blackpool

Bobbins picks through a narrow loss in the north west.

Five Things From A Box-Ticking Home Defeat To West Brom

Bobbins' take on a lifeless end to Reading's home campaign as West Brom come away with a 1-0 win.

Five Things From Reading’s Thrilling 4-4 With Swansea

Hywl: The fun, emotion and passion of turning another turgid home defeat into one of the great Mad Stad games.

Five Things From A Shock Win At Sheffield United

Bobbins’ takeaways from one hell of a day in Sheffield.

Five Things From Reading’s Second-Half Collapse Against Cardiff City

Bobbins assesses a defeat that ended Reading’s unbeaten streak at the SCL.

Five Things From Reading’s Gritty Win Over Stoke City

Bobbins has some positive takeaways after another step in the right direction from the Royals.

Five Things From A Crucial Draw At Barnsley

Bobbins picks out the biggest talking points from Saturday’s six-pointer.

Five Things From Reading’s Crucial Home Win Against Blackburn Rovers

Star contributions from two midfielders and one goalkeeper are among Bobbins’ post-Blackburn takeaways.

Five Things From A Big Point At Bournemouth

Bobbins examines another poor start, substitution controversy and a Tom Ince wonder strike.

Five Things From Reading’s Stale Defeat To Millwall

The nature of Reading’s loss to Millwall provided a number of harsh lessons to interim boss Paul Ince.

Five Things From Reading’s Collapse At Blackpool

Saturday’s defeat was, in more ways than one, a call-back to frustrations from earlier in the season.

Five Things From A Long-Awaited Home Win Against Birmingham City

Paul Ince’s first game wasn’t radically to what we’ve seen before, but did show improvements in key areas.

Five Things From Reading’s Huge Win At Preston

Bobbins just about managed to find some talking points in a low-key, uneventful Saturday...

Five Things From Reading’s Goalless Draw At Peterborough

Bobbins picks out some of the biggest takeaways from Wednesday’s frustrating draw at Posh.

Five Things From Reading’s 150th Birthday Defeat To Coventry City

Bobbins dissects on- and off-pitch matters from the Royals’ eighth consecutive loss.

Five Things From Reading’s Narrow Win At Charlton

Some of the key points to come out of Reading’s 1-0 victory at the Valley on Saturday.

Five Things From Reading’s 5-0 Thrashing Of Luton

Jack highlights intensity and the example set by Reading’s young players as some of the key points from Saturday’s win at Kenilworth Road.

Five things from Reading’s defeat to Derby County 

Should the Royals be looking over their shoulder after last weekend’s loss at Pride Park?

Five Things From Reading’s Return To Action Against Stoke City

Jack covers the main talking points as the Royals conceded late on against the Potters.

Five Things From Reading's Awful Wigan Defeat

Jack's take on a poor night for Reading at the Mad Stad.

Five Things From Reading’s 1-0 Loss At Leeds United

A commendable rearguard action wasn’t matched by enough creativity to earn Reading a point at Elland Road on Saturday.

Five Things From Reading’s Away Win At Sheffield Wednesday

The Royals bounced back excellently on Saturday after an underwhelming run of form, and Jack has plenty of praise to dish out.

Five Things From Reading’s Narrow Loss To West Brom

On a frustrating night at the Mad Stad, George Puscas’ opener was cancelled out by two goals from the league leaders.

Five Things From Reading’s Cup Win At Cardiff

A closer look at what we learned from the Royals’ shoot-out victory in South Wales.

Five Things From Reading’s FA Cup Draw With Blackpool

An alternative look at what we learned from Saturday’s 2-2 draw.

5 Things From Reading’s 1-0 Loss At The City Ground

A first start for Sam Baldock, no appearance from Liam Moore and other things to consider from Saturday’s loss.

5 Things To Take Away From Reading’s Derby Defeat

What else can we learn from Friday’s opening day defeat?

5 Things: Eastleigh (Away)

What can we learn from Reading's first pre-season friendly ofthe summer?

Cardiff 5 Things: Al-Habsi Returns As Safety Confirmed

There was a familiar face in the away end as Reading secured a spot in the second tier.

5 Things: Ipswich Town (Home)

A deeper look at the sheer awfulness that was Reading’s 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Ipswich Town.

5 Things: Aston Villa (Away)

Analysis from a 3-0 thumping in the Midlands.