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Midweek Musings

Midweek Musings: Rafael Or Southwood – Who Starts When Both Are Fit?

Reading have a logjam in goal. So who should start this weekend and beyond?

Midweek Musings: The Best Royal Representatives From The Six Continental Confederations

Rounding out the International break with a right Royal roundup!

Musings: Reading’s Poor Start And The Parallels With 2011/12

Re-contextualising August 2021 through the lens of August 2011.

Midweek Musings: Is Starting Andy Yiadom The Best Choice For THIS Reading Team?

With Reading struggling defensively and Yiadom’s stats in decline, is it time to make some uncomfortable decisions?

Midweek Musings: What Do Reading Do With Joao Out?

Replacing the injured frontman’s goals will be a tough but vital task for Pauno.

Midweek Musings: The Potential Of Femi Azeez And Dejan Tetek

Doom and gloom aside, two Reading starlets have a real chance to make a huge impact on the squad, and the Championship this year.

Midweek Musings: In Defence of Live-Streaming Football

Dear Reading FC, please continue giving us the option to live stream every game next season.

Midweek Musings: Don’t Look Back In An-Gour

Hide your aging "stars". Hide your cheque books. Ron Gourlay is back, and ready to financially destroy another Championship club.

Midweek Musings: What Else Was Going On In 1871?

With Reading celebrating 150 years in 2021, now seems the right time to look back at a meaningful date in the club’s history.

The Loyal Royal’s Guide to Euro 2020

Get into the tournament spirit with this Reading-themed lowdown on the nations of Euro 2020.

Midweek Musings: Summer Wishlist – Transfers And FFP

Where do, and don’t, Reading need to strengthen this summer?

Midweek Musings: A Wishlist For A Successful Summer

What do we need to do to carry momentum into next season?

Midweek Musings: Is Meite Up Front Alone The Way?

In which a Yakou Meite superfan professes his support for the lovable locker room presence leading the line.

Midweek Musings: The Three Away Days That Heralded Our Downfall

The recurring issues that plagued our play-off dream were common enough to pinpoint in just three matches.

Lessons Reading Must Learn From This Season

The Royals have done us proud this year, but improvement is clearly needed in some areas.

Midweek Musing: A Difficult Week, A Bright Future

Missing the playoffs would be brutal, but there’s so much to like about what we’ve seen this year.

Midweek Musings: Calculating Reading’s Route To The Playoffs

Finding optimism in league-table mathematics and previous performances.

Midweek Musings: An Update On The Player Of The Season Race

Where do the contenders stand with eight games to play?

Midweek Musings: Which Formerly Promoted Royals Would Help Us Most?

Which Reading legends would most help the 20/21 team get over the line?

Midweek Musings: The Positives Of An Injury-Hit Season

In which a man who misses Yakou Meite tries to find the silver lining.

Midweek Musings: The Most Important Month For Reading In Four Years

A wish list for coming out of March with five wins.

Puscas And João: How To Play Them Together

Why a prolific partnership could reignite our season.

Midweek Musings: Who Are The 106 Team’s Peers?

Finding sporting parallels with the 106 team.

Midweek Musings: John Swift’s Goals In Different Guises

In which a John Swift mega-fan lays out all of the ways in which he contributes to Reading’s goalscoring abilities.

Midweek Musings: Good Frustration

With our star striker throwing two points away this weekend, now seemed like a good time to take a step back for some perspective.

The Top (And Bottom!) Five Reading Away Kits Of The 21st Century

With no Reading game at the weekend to muse on, Ross looks back at some of the best and worst away kits the Royals have donned this century.

Midweek Musings: The Five Most Important Players To Reading’s Second Half

Which Reading players will need to be at their best to ensure we finish in the top six?

Midweek Musings: Assessing The January Transfer Window

Where does this Reading squad need to improve to compete at the business end of the year?

Midweek Musings: This Time Last Year

Ross relives the Royals’ terrific festive form from 12 months ago.

Midweek Musings: The Imperious Form Of Lucas Joao

Lucas João: first name on the team sheet, first-place dresser in the Reading dressing room.

Midweek Musings: Happy Birthday Alfie, Missing The Mad Stad, Super Olise

This week, Ross looks back at an iconic super sub, discusses what he misses about the Mad Stad, and explains why Olise is so important.

Midweek Musings: Strange Positional Choices, Esteves Excitement

Ross assesses Pauno’s reluctance to play square pegs in square holes and explains why he likes watching Esteves play.

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