Reading FC History
Articles on past Reading FC teams, players, managers etc.
In 2006, in Reading’s first season in the Premiership, Waldemar Januszczak penned a piece for The Sunday Times covering CechGate and previewing an upcoming clash against Arsenal at the Mad Stad. Unfortunately it got spiked, but having stumbled upon it 15 years later, he’s shared the article with us so we can resurrect it.
It’s been a full century since Joe Bailey’s first-half goal gave Reading a 1-0 win in their first ever Football League fixture.
Marco Bader recalls his first visit to Elm Park, coming all the way from Dusseldorf, for a crucial win over Oldham in 1996.
A look back through the history books in search of the Royals’ big-money purchases.
Part two of our chat with Alex Haddow.
Part one of our chat with former Royal Alex Haddow.
There has been little strategy in the transfer market since 2012, we rated the 76 players brought in since John Madejski sold the club.
Pete Curtis recounts a fascinating tale of one of Reading’s former managers.
Staring through the trapdoor, what fate might await us down below?
Who remembers the Jack Mansell side of 1970/71?