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Midweek Musings

Midweek Musings: The Yiadom Years

Yiadom’s new contract gives us something to look forward to next season, and deserves serious respect.

Musings: Previewing Reading’s Summer Recruitment

With a seemingly better recruitment hierarchy in place, where on the pitch, and in the world, should Reading be looking for reinforcement this summer?

Musings: Three Lessons Reading Must Learn from 2021/22

In a rehash of last year’s Musings on the same topic, let’s look at the key takeaways Reading must take from this season: on and off the pitch.

Musings: Three (And A Half) Positives From Reading’s 2021/22 Season

No, really, there were positives.

Musings: How Should Reading Deploy Tom McIntyre Next Season?

McIntyre’s versatility has led to him being called upon all over the park in the past two seasons, but where would it be best for him to get a long run in the team?

Musings: What’s Reading’s Backup Plan If Lucas Joao Isn’t Available In 2022/23?

Difficult as it is to stomach, whether through injury or a sale, Reading may be forced to confront next season Joao-less. What are our options if that’s the case?

Musings: What A Difference A Year Makes

Reading have renewed momentum. They must make use of it on their second consecutive visit to Oakwell on April 2.

Musings: It’s Time For Ejaria To Get His Chance More Centrally

Ross explains why the Royals should consider using Ejaria through the middle.

Musings: Reading’s Bizarre Issue With Substitutions

With the bench being back to reasonable strength, now is the time to course correct from the repeatedly poor substitutions.

Three Changes Paul Ince Could Make To Immediately Improve Reading

If Ince can rectify glaring and repeated issues made by Veljko Paunovic, his interim reign has a chance to get off to a great start.

Who Should Replace Veljko Paunovic?

With Pauno’s exit seemingly not far off, who are the key candidates to keep an eye on?

Classic Game Spotlight: Reading 2-2 Chelsea

Revisit the night Adam Le Fondre cemented his legend as the ultimate super sub.

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.