With no midweek game, the 2-2 draw with Sunderland is top of the agenda on this week’s Podcast Extra, which also features more discussion on the South Stand initiative, the success of Reading Women and an in-depth preview to Saturday’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday.
A narrow 1-0 defeat at Fulham was better than what most fans expected at Craven Cottage, with Olly and Tom also surprised that the Whites' goal count wasn't more. The pair also discuss the impressive form of Liam Moore and Tiago Ilori, predict how the relegation battle may pan out and look ahead to a big game on Saturday against Sunderland.
Should we have seen the defeat at Villa coming? Olly and Tom look back on Paul Clement's first loss as Reading manager, including Dave Edwards' first career red card and some worrying statistics. There's also praise for LFE Apprentice of the Year Danny Loader, whilst Saturday's clash with play-off contenders Preston is also previewed.
The international break was anything but quiet for Reading, so Olly and Tom return with plenty to talk about. This week's discussion focuses on the Royals' change of manager - the pair analyse Jaap Stam's departure before running the rule over the prospects of the new man in the hotseat, Paul Clement. His first game in charge is against QPR on Friday, a fixture that is also previewed on the Podcast Extra.
Olly and Tom discuss a defensive horror show at Wolves, discuss the goalkeeping situation, praise a positive(ish) financial report and look ahead to the trip to Norwich at the weekend in the latest Podcast Extra. There were some problems with the audio whilst recording, but rest assured, normal service will resume after the international break!