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Further Reading

A closer look at what's happening to Reading on the pitch, including stats and tactics-based analysis.

Further Reading: The Royals Take A Step In The Right Direction Against Blackpool

Sim analyses some of the key tactical points to come out of Saturday’s 3-1 win over Blackpool.

Further Reading: The Royals’ Midweek Masterclass Against Blackburn Rovers

Sim adds some context around an excellent performance against Blackburn: how good it was, why it happened and how it happened.

Further Reading: The Royals’ Pre-Season 3-4-3 And 3-5-2

An in-depth look at what we learned tactically from Reading’s pre-season friendlies against West Ham United and AFC Wimbledon.

Further Reading: The Royals’ Evolution From 4-2-3-1 To 4-1-4-1

Having predominantly used the 4-2-3-1 for much of last season and the early stage of this one, Pauno’s started to rework Reading into a 4-1-4-1 since the international break.

Further Reading: Formation Switch, Youngsters’ Impact And Lack Of Subs

Sim takes a closer look at the Royals’ set-up, Azeez and Bristow, subs and other things we learned from the Preston win.

Further Reading: The Royals’ Young Contingent At Luton

An in-depth look at what Reading’s young talent offered the side in the FA Cup defeat at Saturday and what their futures could hold.

Further Reading: New-Look Defence Gets Job Done At St Andrews

There’s room for defensive improvement from the Royals, but the backline still deserves plenty of credit for a big result on Saturday.

Further Reading: The Royals’ Crucial Home Win Over Barnsley

Some of what we learned about the Royals from a first home win of the decade.

Further Reading: How Does Pele Compare To Lewis Baker?

Monaco loanee Pele had a lot to live up to in Lewis Baker, but by all accounts he’s faring pretty well.

Further Reading: Mark Bowen’s New Midfield Combination

Only two games in, the new manager appears to have settled on a new balance for the Royals’ midfield.

Further Reading: The Enigmatic Lucas Boye

The Argentine forward divides opinion, so what's the real story?

Further Reading: Tackling The Royals’ Defensive Strength

Jose Gomes’ side had to withstand a lot of pressure, but solidity at the back won the day.

Further Reading: The Royals’ New-Look Attacking Wing-Backs

Omar Richards and Andy Yiadom could be key offensive weapons in the Royals’ new system.

Further Reading: Ovie Ejaria’s Star Turn Against Cardiff

The Liverpool loanee shone on his second home debut for the Royals.

Further Reading: All You Need To Know About Lucas Boye

A closer look at exactly what the Royals are getting from their new loan signing.

Further Reading: The Royals’ Fluid Diamond

How the manager set his side up for the pre-season friendly against Peterborough United.

Further Reading: The Promising Potential of Andrija Novakovich

The American’s stats from last season show he could offer Reading a lot, even if he’s not yet the finished article.

Further Reading: What Joao Virginia Will Bring To The Royals

Everything you need to know about Reading’s new goalkeeper.

Further Reading: Jose Gomes’ Striking Options

The stats behind the forwards that Reading are likely to be using next season.

How Reading’s Tactics Evolved In 2018/19: Part Two

A closer look at the impact Jose Gomes made at Reading - and how it changed across the course of the relegation battle.

How Reading’s Tactics Evolved In 2018/19: Part One

Reassessing the systems and formations used by the Royals last term. First up, how did Paul Clement and Scott Marshall set Reading up?

Further Reading: The Reborn Modou Barrow

Jose Gomes has breathed new life into Reading's Gambian pace merchant.

Further Reading: Tactical Changes Pay Off Against Brentford

A closer look at how Reading managed their vital 2-1 victory over the Bees.

Further Reading: The Aerial Importance Of Matt Miazga

A closer look at why the lanky American could be vital in the coming weeks.

Further Reading: Nelson Oliveira, The Anti-Poacher

Don’t expect the Royals’ new target man to goal hang.

Further Reading: The Sone Aluko Revival

The forward caught the eye at Pride Park, but just how good was he?

Further Reading: The Problem With Stats

What role should stats play in analysing a game of football?

Further Reading: How The Royals Frustrated Leeds United

A tactical look at Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat at Elland Road.

Stats Corner: Wasteful Dribbling

Reading are good at running with the ball, but can’t take advantage.

Further Reading: Why The Royals’ New System Didn’t Work

A closer look at the tactics Paul Clement tried against Wigan Athletic.

Further Reading: Who Is The Royals’ Best ‘Keeper?

Reading have three goalies to choose from, but which one actually deserves the jersey?

Further Reading: Quarterback Kelly, Leading Man Meite

An in-depth look at Reading’s 3-2 win over Bristol City on Saturday.