It came from unlikely sources; Tiago Ilori... Leandro Bacuna... Preston... but the points counted all the same as Reading remembered that winning feeling to step off the bottom of the table on Saturday.

That 3-2 win in Lancashire is the subject of Episode 168 of The Tilehurst End podcast with Marc joined by Simeon ‘BucksRoyal’ Pickup for the recap, a round-up of the fortnight’s major Royals news, your questions from the mailbag, and a preview of Wednesday’s game versus Norwich.

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Preston Recap - 01:56

Newsbites - 15:58

Mailbag - 24:36

Norwich Preview - 35:09

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For the first time in the Mad Stad era, Reading have ended a gameweek bottom of the Championship. With frustration aplenty and questions needing answers asap, The Tilehurst End Podcast takes a special in-depth look at how the club is doing, top to bottom.

Joining host Marc Mayo to do that is former TTE editor Dan ‘Wimb’ Wimbush with everything on the agenda, from the amount of transfer gossip fans receive to the public visibility of the owners, the figures calling the shots on transfers, and the big relegation question.

This week, your mailbag questions are interspersed throughout the show with the defeat to Sheffield Wednesday also reviewed as well as a look towards what September holds for Paul Clement and his team.

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Sheffield Wednesday Recap - 02:53

Pubchat: State of Reading FC - 21:59

Any Other Business - 1:16:51

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Can Reading build on two draws away on the road and finally get their first league win of the season at home to Sheffield Wednesday? Olly Allen is joined by the Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker to preview the clash, included the Royals actually being favourites with the bookies and who may have staked a claim in the League Cup defeat to Watford. In addition, this week’s opposition view is provided by Owls supporter Elliott Jackson.

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Aston Villa Preview - 1:03

View From The Town End - 10:00

Team News & Preferred Line-Ups - 23:35

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Signs of progress are beginning to filter through at Reading FC after a smash-and-grab draw at Aston Villa followed a faultering but useful point off Blackburn.

Discussing the week’s matches as well as a solid win for Reading Women, some late loan rumours, your questions in the mailbag, and a duo of home games before the international break are Marc Mayo and Simeon ‘BucksRoyal’ Pickup.

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Blackburn & Villa Recap - 02:02

Newsbites - 16:08

Mailbag - 20:47

Watford Preview - 28:49

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Reading remain winless in the Championship after four games...will that change against Aston Villa on Saturday? Olly Allen is joined by the Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker to preview the trip to Villa Park, including a discussion on the Royals’ mentality issue as well as which players might be dropped after the draw at Blackburn. In addition, Olly speaks to Aston Villa fan and managing editor of 7500 to Holte, James Rushton, to get his thoughts ahead of the fixture.

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Aston Villa Preview - 1:03

View From The Town End - 10:00

Team News & Preferred Line-Ups - 23:35

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Three games, one goal and zero points from their opening three Championship games; Reading’s 1-0 defeat to Bolton on Saturday was a huge missed opportunity with The Tilehurst End podcast once again doing its best to examine the rubble.

Marc and Will discuss how Paul Clement’s side started strongly but ultimately struggled to even gain a point from a match that they dominated with the formation, attacking plan and the coach himself all up for debate.

The final knockings of the transfer window and much more are covered in Newsbites along with your questions in the Mailbag and a look towards the tricky trip to Blackburn in Any Other Business.

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Bolton Recap - 01:30

Newsbites - 18:42

Mailbag - 23:21

Blackburn Preview - 34:11

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Reading fell to a second defeat in a row away to Nottingham Forest on Saturday and TTE are back with Marc Mayo and Simeon ‘BucksRoyal’ Pickup tackling the key issues from the City Ground.

Paul Clement’s 4-4-2, the entertainment factor and the all important goals are the focus of the Recap with Liam Moore’s situation up for debate in Pubchat. We then answer your Mailbag questions and preview the cup clash with Birmingham in Any Other Business.

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Forest Recap - 01:23

Liam Moore Pubchat - 12:05

Mailbag - 19:13

Birmingham Preview - 30:26

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With Reading travelling to Nottingham Forest this weekend for their first away game of the season, Olly Allen is joined by Simeon Pickup to preview the trip to the City Ground. Recovering from the last-minute defeat to Derby and playing the role of underdogs are discussed, as are the pair’s preferred line-ups for the fixture against the expected promotion contenders. In addition, Olly speaks to Forest fan Rich Ferraro to get the opposition view ahead of Saturday’s game.

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Nottingham Forest Preview - 1:00

View From The Town End - 8:14

Team News & Preferred Line-Ups - 19:30

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It was a new season but the same old story in terms of the result. Reading’s opening day defeat to Derby had many reducing what little optimism they had going into the new campaign and The Tilehurst End podcast gets into the why and how of Friday’s game.

Marc Mayo is joined by Jonny Williams and Dave ‘Handbags’ Harris to review the 2-1 loss before previewing how the Royals might fare on deadline day. There are also your questions in the mailbag, a look at how the other Reading teams begin their season, and a quick look ahead to the weekend game at Nottingham Forest.

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Derby Recap - 02:04

Newsbites: Deadline day - 17:34

Mailbag - 28:42

Forest Preview - 46:08

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The Podcast Extra is dead, long live the Weekend Preview! Your new weekly additional podcast is now focused solely on Reading's upcoming fixture. Kicking off the season, Olly Allen is joined by Simeon Pickup, and the pair look ahead to the first game of the season against Derby County as well as giving their predictions for the Championship season. Olly is also joined by Rams fan Andy Buckley-Taylor, who gives the opposition view ahead of Friday night's clash. 

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Derby Preview - 1:02

Opposition view - 12:55

Championship preview - 25:11

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