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Away Day Diaries

A look at the ups and downs from the viewpoint of a travelling Royals fan.

Away Days: Boreham Wood

The @ReadingAwayDays boys are back with their first video of the 2016/2017 season.

Away Days: Queen's Park Rangers

James and Adam ticket off another away ground this season with Loftus Road on Saturday. Here's their Away Days video from the 1-1 draw.

A quick away day preview for the 2013/14 season.

Regular away day diarist Becka takes a look at some of the away days that Reading fans can look forward to this season.

Goodison, Gorgeous Weather and Good Stewarding

In between the stress of the final weeks of writing my dissertation, and the mountains of other essays I am writing (hence why my blog is so late, apologies!), I managed to find time to make the short trip up to Goodison Park. After recent memories of the Royals playing on the blue side of Stanley Park, part of me had a little bit of confidence that maybe we could come away with something.

United, Unhealthy Food and Uncomfortable Seating

It doesn’t matter who you support, I guarantee you that at least 90% of the fans that visit Old Trafford get excited, especially for an FA Cup tie, and I was definitely no exception.

Potters, Presentations and Personal Searches

After my unsuccessful attempt to get to Newcastle on a ridiculously snowy January Saturday, and with the imminent threat of more disruptive weather this weekend, a short 35 mile trip to Stoke was a reassuring thought, even if it is notoriously cold.

All Things Crawley, Coppell and Crowd Records

I love the FA cup, who doesn’t? The excitement of being drawn away from home at a ground you’d never expect to go to is always a novelty, so I was never going to say no to a trip down the M23 to Crawley. I’m not afraid to admit my ignorance and say my knowledge of Crawley and it’s football club isn’t great, apart from it’s the other side of Gatwick and they’ve recently had a lot of money pumped into them which has rewarded them with a lot of success and back to back promotions.

All Things Spurs, Seven Sisters and Sigurdsson

The month of December always drags in the lead up to Christmas for me, especially when I was working full time in a hellish retail environment, and to add insult to injury, I couldn’t make any of the games the Royals had on the road. I love football games over the festive period; there’s always something quite traditional about it, with a different buzz to the atmosphere. Even though my Dad is a Spurs fan, this was my first trip to the Lane, and visiting a new ground was a perfect way to start the New Year.

Aston Villa, Accents and (lack of) Alcohol

After what can only be described as a footballing disaster at Wigan on Saturday, I was pretty pessimistic about Tuesday night’s away trip to Villa Park. However, I’m lacking midlands games to go to this season, so I felt obliged to make the short trip down the M6 after university.

All things DW, Dodgy Tribute Bands and Down Pours

Since being in the Premier League, I’ve missed the proper away days like we used to have in the championship. Trips to places like Barnsley and Burnley were always a personal favourite, and I figured my second trip to Wigan was the closest thing I was going to get to that this season.

A fan's view of all things except the football

After missing the trip to South Wales earlier this month, then the dreaded international break, I was excited like a little girl at Christmas when another football Saturday finally arrived, even more so at the thought of another trip to Merseyside. With two incredible FA cup games on either side of Stanley Park in recent seasons, and Liverpool’s unexpectedly poor start mixed in with the farce in Poland for the national team, I was reasonably optimistic that we could get a result from the game.

All Things Pastries, Police and Politeness

The latest away days blog, this week featuring West Brom

Chelsea vs Reading - All Things Except Football