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Reading FC History

Articles on past Reading FC teams, players, managers etc.

Furby Mourinho, CechGate, Why 06/07 Reading Are Like The Old Arsenal

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.

Reliving Reading’s Glorious 2010 FA Cup Run

With the FA Cup back tomorrow, Ross recalls the Royals’ fantastic run in the competition from 11 years ago.

When Saturday Never Comes!

Eight months on from the start of lockdown, Kevin Dix shares how his matchday routine has evolved over the years, from Elm Park to the Mad Stad.

Reading’s Debut Football League Win At Newport County: 100 Years On

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.

Old Reading Footage Wanted For New Archive

The club have launched a supporters’ appeal to collect and digitise Reading FC videos from years gone by.

The Anatomy Of A Perfect Away Day

On this day 13 years ago came a joyous comeback that is definitive of the Royals’ most successful era

Roxette, Paid Parking At The Church And True Goosebumps Moments

Marco Bader recalls his first visit to Elm Park, coming all the way from Dusseldorf, for a crucial win over Oldham in 1996.

Reading FC: The Perfect Pictures

With no football to watch for the time being, here is a look back at some of the best photos to come out of Reading in recent years.

From Asaba to Puscas: Berkshire’s Most Expensive Men

A look back through the history books in search of the Royals’ big-money purchases.

Jack Palethorpe: Reading’s Deadliest Marksman

A look back at one of our greatest ever goalscorers.

Back In The Day: Tony Rougier

A look back at Reading’s Trinidadian midfielder from the early 2000s.

Reading’s 25 Under 25: Part Five

We round out our final five ‘minor Royals’.

Reading’s 25 Under 25: Part Four

Featuring an FA Cup hero and a current pundit.

Reading's 25 Under 25: Part Three

Two veteran goalies and one pro rapper feature in this installment.

Reading's 25 Under 25: Part Two

An academy graduate and a future coach feature this time.

Reading's 25 Under 25: Part One

Who are some of the most interesting Reading players that weren’t here for that long?

Anton Zingarevich: Five Years On

We take a retrospective look at how the Zinga saga affected the club

Reading’s First Ever Academy Graduate: Life After Reading

Part two of our chat with Alex Haddow.

Reading’s First Ever Academy Graduate: Life As A Royal

Part one of our chat with former Royal Alex Haddow.

The Story Of Joe “Bubbles” Bailey

To mark 100 years since the Armistice, we present a long read on one of Reading’s true heroes.

Away Kit World Cup Final Results

Find out the away kits you voted Reading’s best and worst ever.

Reading’s Hall Of Shame: Club’s (Mostly Bad) Signings Since Madejski

There has been little strategy in the transfer market since 2012, we rated the 76 players brought in since John Madejski sold the club.

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Away Kit World Cup

When Reading Troll Their Opponents’ Big Day

Can they add Cardiff to the likes of Derby and Bournemouth?

Where Are They Now? Reading’s 5-1 Ipswich Team

One of the best nights in recent Mad Stad memory, but what became of the players?

The Charlie Hurley Story: That’s How You Do It Lads!

Pete Curtis recounts a fascinating tale of one of Reading’s former managers.

Stats Corner: Is Eight Too Late?

Do the history books suggest that Reading shouldn’t have sacked their manager with so few games to go?

Relegation Recovery: How Well Do Teams Bounce Back To The Championship?

Staring through the trapdoor, what fate might await us down below?

How Close Were We To Losing Doyle To Spurs?

Striker recalls a deadline day move that didn’t take off.

An Avoidable Relegation: Is History Repeating Itself?

Who remembers the Jack Mansell side of 1970/71?

Reading FC’s FA Cup Replay Record

Ahead of an FA Cup third round replay with Stevenage. Jack Simpson takes a look Reading’s most recent FA Cup replays.

The Top Five Reading FC Results of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we take a look at the best results from what’s been a mixed year.