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Midweek Musings

January Signings 2022: Where Do Reading Need Reinforcements?

While the temptation is to say "everywhere", there are key areas of Reading’s squad that must be improved before the window closes.

Até Logo Rafael! Remembering the Brazilian’s Best Games

Rafa, who left this week for Cruzeiro, proved to be a match-winner for the Royals on a fair few occasions.

There’s No Easy Answer To Reading’s Liam Moore Conundrum

A (very) deep dive into the complicated situation Reading find themselves in with their long-suffering captain.

Midweek Musings: Why Pauno Is Undeniably The Man For The Job

Pauno’s reign isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, but for Ross, the gaffer's brought passion and belief back to our club.

Midweek Musings: What’s Up With Ovie Ejaria?

Ejaria’s brace against Fulham was one of the most memorable moments of the season, but since then his stats have been in rapid decline. What’s going on?

The Mount Rushmore of Reading Strikers

With Jahmari Clarke’s recent emergence as a new option for Reading’s striking corps, let’s run through the best Royal finishers of all time.

Midweek Musings: Ranking The Most Important Royals To Re-Sign

With 13 players on contracts that expire at the end of the season, who are the most important for Reading to re-sign?

Adam Federici, Reading Legend, Hangs Up His Boots

A retrospective on a royally rock-steady career.

Classic Game Spotlight: West Ham 2-4 Reading

Revisit the second of two fantastic wins against the Hammers in our 11/12 promotion season.

Classic Game Spotlight: Reading 3-0 West Ham United

To celebrate our 150th season, let’s revisit some of the greatest moments ever played out in blue and white hoops.

Musings: Are Promotion Or Relegation Feasible With A 6-9 Points Deduction?

Given Reading’s recent upturn in performances, where can we hope to land this season?

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.

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