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Stats Corner

Our regular stats column which delves into a whole range of Reading FC-related issues.

Stats Corner: Pauno’s Closed Shop

Reading’s 1-0 win over Wycombe was another example of the side’s new-found defensive resolve under Veljko Paunovic.

Stats Corner: How ‘Good’ Is A ‘Good Start’ Really?

Reading have made a lightning start to the season, but can they keep it up? Tom looks into what the stats tell us.

Stats Corner: Madejski Misery

The Royals’ recent form on home turf doesn’t make for great reading...

Stats Corner: A Travelling Force To Be Reckoned With

Tom explores the numbers behind Reading's away form - the bedrock of the revival under Mark Bowen.

Stats Corner: Farewell To Griffin Park

The Royals take on Brentford at Griffin Park for the last time in the league this weekend.

Stats Corner: New Managers And 1-0 Wins

Mark Bowen will need to reverse a worrying trend in recent years: Reading’s inability to grind out narrow victories.

Stats Corner: Jose Gomes’ Reign At Reading

The numbers that show the underlying problems during Gomes’ time in the hot seat.

Stats Corner: Home Discomforts

Tom crunches the numbers behind Reading’s poor league start at the Mad Stad.

Stats Corner: Reading’s Season So Far In Numbers

Some key numbers behind the opening weeks of the first few weeks of the campaign.

Stats Corner: Why The First Five Games Are Crucial

A look into the numbers behind team’s starts to the season - and what impact they have.

Stats Corner: The Numbers Behind Reading’s 2018/19 Season

Tom delves into the statistics that show explain how well - and badly - Reading did last season.

Stats Corner: What Will It Take To Stay Up?

Tom crunches the numbers ahead of a crucial final eight games in the relegation battle.

Stats Corner: Holding Our Nerve

Late goals against Blackburn and Ipswich could be vital for Reading going forwards.

Stats Corner: Where Reading’s Points Come From

Tom dissects the source of Reading’s league points, finding cause for both comfort and concern.

Stats Corner: Early Damage

Tom looks into how Reading are setting themselves up for failure under Jose Gomes with slow starts.

Stats Corner: Paul Clement Vs Jose Gomes

How Reading's last two permanent managers compare to each other.

Stats Corner: Reading Don’t Win Big Anymore

The days of four and five-goal wins seem to be gone.

Stats Corner: Reading Reign Supreme At Pride Park

The Royals have a fantastic record away to Derby County.

Going Full Bielsa: The Stats Behind Stats Corner

It seems one of our columnists takes after a certain Leeds United manager.

Stats Corner: New Managers’ First Signings (Part Two)

Including one of Steve Clarke’s Chelsea loanees and the start of Jaap Stam’s ‘Dutch Revolution’

Stats Corner: New Managers’ First Signings (Part One)

Tom takes a trip down memory lane to see if the first player signed by a new manager defines their reign at Reading.

Stats Corner: The Importance Of A Cup Shock

Can Reading repeat previous FA Cup heroics?

Stats Corner: Managerial Patience Is A Virtue

When it comes to bringing in a new manager, Nigel Howe is not one to be rushed.

Stats Corner: Paul Clement’s Ill-Fated Spell

All the key numbers about the former boss’ time in charge.

Stats Corner: Wasteful Dribbling

Reading are good at running with the ball, but can’t take advantage.

Stats Corner: Clement’s Unwanted Record & Ipswich Doom

A bad result on Saturday could see Paul Clement pick up a very unique, and unwanted, accolade.

Stats Corner: Is Last Minute Drama A Thing Of The Past?

If you thought Reading have struggled for late winners recently, you’re not wrong.

Stats Corner: Bogey Team Swansea City

Tom delves down into the stats behind Saturday’s opposition.

Stats Corner: A Dozen Games In

This is a historically bad dozen-match start to a second-tier campaign.

Stats Corner: Bodvarsson And Baldock - The Start Of A Beautiful Partnership?

A closer look at Reading’s most dangerous strikers.

Stats Corner: Don’t Expect Goals Against Hull City

Tom previews Hull, explains Dadi’s importance to Reading and how bad a year Clement has had.

Stats Corner: Getting Back To Business

Tom investigates how well Reading do at recovering from the international break.