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

The Nine Times Reading FC Have Played On Christmas Day

Ever wondered how the Royals used to get on when they played on December 25?

My Madejski Memories: Peter Jones

Our next personal recollections of our time at the Mad Stad takes us back to our very first game.

499 Not Out: Madejski Stadium Games In Numbers

We delve into facts and figures from Reading’s previous 499 games at the Mad Stad.

10 Times Academy Graduates Made The Headlines At The Madejski Stadium

We look back at the occasions when it was homegrown heroes who stole the show.

10 Times Fans Made The Headlines At The Madejski Stadium

We look back at the moments when it was those in the stands who were centre of attention.

My Madejski Memories: Will Jones

Ahead of our 500th game at the Madejski Stadium we ask fans to share their memories. Starting us off is our assistant editor Will.

Falling Out Of Love With Reading

Fan Brian Davis tells us why following the Royals isn’t quite what it used to be.

Reading Have A Fine Record At Bramall Lane

The Royals have only lost away to Sheffield United once in the 21st century.

The Italian Job - Attilio Fresia’s Place In Reading FC History

104 years ago, Reading made history with an unprecedented transfer....

Mad Stad Home Kits World Cup FINAL RESULTS

Find out the final results to find the best and worst kits Reading have had at the Mad Stad.

Your Favourite Reading FC Badges

Do these results surprise you?

Home Kits World Cup FINAL: 2014-15 v 2015-16

We're down to the final two. Which one do you think is our best ever home kit we've had at the Mad Stad?

Home Kits World Cup: 2006-08 v 2014-15

We're almost there!

Home Kits World Cup: 2011-12 v 2015-16

It's semi final time!

The History Of Reading FC Crests

We look at how the club's crest has changed over time and ask you to vote for your favourite.

Home Kits World Cup: 2004-05 v 2014-15

Our last quarter final sees two surprise winners from the first round.

Home Kits World Cup: 2006-08 v 2010-11

It's Kyocera versus Waitrose in our third quarter final.

Home Kits World Cup: 2001-03 v 2011-12

It's the white shorts and socks derby!

Home Kits World Cup: 2015-16 v 2016-17

The quarter finals are here! But can you tell the kits apart?

Home Kits World Cup: 2004-05 v 2009-10

It's Nicky Forster versus Gylfi Sigurðsson and Westcoast versus Waitrose.

Home Kits World Cup: 2005-06 v 2014-15

Will the happy memories sway your voting?

Home Kits World Cup: 2006-08 v 2008-09

Up next in our first round ties is our last Kyocera kit up against our first Waitrose kit.

Home Kits World Cup: 1998-99 v 2010-11

It's our first ever Mad Stad home kit versus another kit which brought playoff heartbreak.

Home Kits World Cup: 1999-01 v 2011-12

We've got a Mizuno versus Puma contest this time.

Home Kits World Cup: 2001-03 v 2012-13

If you're influenced by on pitch memories rather than aesthetics then this might not be much of a contest.

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Mad Stad Home Kits World Cup

We're finding out YOUR favourite home kit from the Mad Stad era.

Home Kits World Cup: 2013-14 v 2016-17

Our second tie is a messy design against last season's kit. Will recency bias prevail?

Home Kits World Cup: 2003-04 v 2015-16

In our opening tie we have two kits from seasons that started brightly but fizzled out.

The Best Nights At The Mad Stad

Reading's win over Fulham was a special night, but where does it rank in top evening games at the Mad Stad?

Remembering Reading's Wembley Win

We've got used to disappointment at the national stadium but it hasn't always been like that for Reading.

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Reading FC Play-Off Stories: Burnley 2008/09

Catch our latest YouTube video as Marc takes a look at how the disastrous double-header with Burnley panned out.

Reading's Play-Off History: 2000/01

In the next of our play-off series, Handbags remembers our heartbreak at the Millennium Stadium against Walsall.