With Reading vs Rotherham described by the many as the Royals’ biggest game of the season so far, there’s plenty for Olly Allen and the Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker to discuss in this week’s podcast in the lead up to the clash. The pair consider the implications of the 4-0 defeat to Sheffield United, the contrasting styles of play set to be on show at the Mad Stad and also name their preferred line ups amid the latest team news. As always, we also get the thoughts of the opposition ahead of the game, and Rotherham fan Richard Wilson pops on to give his views.

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Rotherham United Preview -0:35

View From The Town End - 12:05

Team News & Preferred Line-Ups - 21:38

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Oh, the optimism of Wednesday night. Of overcoming a staunch opponent with a quality late goal that sent the fans home happy. Perhaps Sheffield United were always the worst team to face immediately after beating Blackburn at the Mad Stad, but just 45 seconds into Saturday’s trip north, Reading fans were given their first reason to worry.

The resulting 4-0 defeat is the subject of The Tilehurst End podcast Episode 185, Marc Mayo joined by Dave ‘Handbags’ Harris to work out what Jose Gomes and his players got wrong at Brammal Lane, and what they can do to get three vital points over Rotherham on the weekend. In addition, the guys discuss Sone Aluko’s potential exit in Newsbites and answer your Mailbag questions.

The Tilehurst End Podcast can be taken in via PodBeanYouTube or iTunes. Furthermore, thanks to all listeners who continue to pledge to our Patreon campaign.

Listeners can always get in touch with the podcast via our Twitter and Facebook pages as well as our email, thetilehurstend@gmail.com, with thoughts on the show, opinions on the team, and potential topics to sink our teeth into always welcome.

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Recap - 02:02

Newsbites - 15:05

Mailbag - 20:46

Rotherham Preview - 30:43

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A much needed win against Blackburn means Reading go in search of back to back victories once more, but a tough test awaits as the Royals visit Sheffield United this weekend. Olly Allen and the Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker discuss how Jose Gomes approaches an away fixture at a high-flying side, how the midfield shapes up without Andy Rinomhota as well as the fantastic impact January’s loan signings have had. In addition, hear the thoughts of Sheffield United fan Louis Hobbs ahead of the game at Bramall Lane.

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Sheffield United Preview - 0:37

View From The Town End - 9:22

Team News & Preferred Line-Ups - 22:10

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Defensive prowess isn’t something we have associated with Reading FC on this podcast in recent years but two clean sheets in stalemates with Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa have been a welcome sign in this current relegation battle.

The Tilehurst End returns for Episode 184 of the podcast to round up the weekend’s draw in Yorkshire with Marc Mayo joined by Olly Allen to answer your questions in Mailbag, have a Pubchat on the academy players pushing for first-team appearances, and preview Wednesday’s clash against Blackburn.

The Tilehurst End Podcast can be taken in via PodBeanYouTube or iTunes. Furthermore, thanks to all listeners who continue to pledge to our Patreon campaign.

Listeners can always get in touch with the podcast via our Twitter and Facebook pages as well as our email, thetilehurstend@gmail.com, with thoughts on the show, opinions on the team, and potential topics to sink our teeth into always welcome.

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Sheff Wed Recap - 01:36

Academy Prospects Pubchat - 16:41

Mailbag - 32:51

Blackburn Preview - 48:58

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Much of this week has been dominated by ‘Stampgate’, but Olly Allen and the Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker try to bring the focus back to footballing matters as Reading prepare to face Sheffield Wednesday in Steve Bruce’s first home game in charge at Hillsborough. Can the Royals deny the Owls a potential new manager bounce? Will Nelson Oliveira be fit to play? Both of these questions answered and more as the fixture is previewed in depth, whilst the opposition view is provided by Wednesday fan Elliott Jackson.

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Sheffield Wednesday Preview - 0:42

View From The Town End - 10:58

Team News & Preferred Line-Ups - 21:28

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An otherwise quiet stalemate with Aston Villa was turned into an especially newsworthy event by a single incident on Saturday afternoon, as Tyrone Mings’ stamp/clumsy fall on Nelson Oliveira sparked a huge debate which The Tilehurst End looks into in this week’s episode of the foremost Reading FC podcast.

Marc Mayo hosts and is joined by Alan ‘Westy’ West to discuss the match, what the Royals did right and wrong, and of course the refereeing performance. Also on the agenda are summing up the transfer window in Newsbites, your questions for the Mailbag, and a quick preview of next weekend’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday.

The Tilehurst End Podcast can be taken in via PodBeanYouTube or iTunes. Furthermore, thanks to all listeners who continue to pledge to our Patreon campaign. A quick apology for this week, also, as some fuzzy sound quality in Newsbites appeared in the edit and may come across for you too.

Listeners can always get in touch with the podcast via our Twitter and Facebook pages as well as our email, thetilehurstend@gmail.com, with thoughts on the show, opinions on the team, and potential topics to sink our teeth into always welcome.

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Villa Recap - 01:50

Newsbites - 17:44

Mailbag - 23:23

Sheffield Wednesday Preview - 37:46

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Following Tuesday’s 1-1 draw against Bolton and the madness of Thursday’s transfer deadline, Olly Allen and the Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker return on our Weekend Preview podcast to look ahead to Reading vs Aston Villa. On the agenda is how this game has goals written all over it (it’ll end up being 0-0 now!), the latest team news and how the Royals may line up after plenty of squad arrivals and departures in recent weeks. As ever, we also get the opposition view ahead of the fixture, as Villa fan James Rushton from 7500 to Holte pops on for a chat.

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Aston Villa Preview - 1:21

View From The Town End - 11:18

Team News & Preferred Line-Ups - 24:13

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It turned out to be an interesting deadline day for Reading FC and The Tilehurst End convened late on Thursday night to discuss all the key goings on. Wimb, Marc and Becki sat down to discuss the Royals’ transfer activity as the clock struck 11pm.

A quick apology for the varied volume/video quality in the clip, a lot of technical jiggery-pokery had to be done manually and, as John Swift said when scoring against Nottingham Forest, it’s been a while. For the pod version, we chose to cut the first five minutes where the audio was poorest.

The Tilehurst End Podcast can be taken in via PodBeanYouTube or iTunes. Furthermore, thanks to all listeners who continue to pledge to our Patreon campaign.

Listeners can always get in touch with the podcast via our Twitter and Facebook pages as well as our email, thetilehurstend@gmail.com, with thoughts on the show, opinions on the team, and potential topics to sink our teeth into always welcome.

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Reading travelled back from the East Midlands with empty hands on Saturday following their 2-1 defeat to Derby County, and The Tilehurst End podcast is back to discuss exactly what went wrong at Pride Park, and whether we should be so bothered anyway.

With the Rams flying high and Jose Gomes still getting his feet under the table, Marc Mayo hosts Episode 182 of the show to debate Andy Rinomhota’s switch to right-back, the striker situation, and the coach’s general approach to such games, alongside TTE regulars Simeon ‘BucksRoyal’ Pickup and Olly Allen.

Also on the agenda is a pubchat selection of Reading’s greatest ever loanee XI, your questions in the mailbag, and a look ahead to the trio of games that await the side after the upcoming weekend break.

The Tilehurst End Podcast can be taken in via PodBeanYouTube or iTunes. Furthermore, thanks to all listeners who continue to pledge to our Patreon campaign.

Listeners can always get in touch with the podcast via our Twitter and Facebook pages as well as our email, thetilehurstend@gmail.com, with thoughts on the show, opinions on the team, and potential topics to sink our teeth into always welcome.

Show Order

Derby Recap - 02:22

Loanees XI Pubchat - 21:11

Mailbag - 37:35

Any Other Business - 49:23

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Reading travel to Derby County this Saturday following a morale-boosting 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest last weekend. On the Weekend Preview podcast, Olly Allen and the Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker discuss how the positivity can be carried into the game, how the Rams’ midweek FA Cup fixture may have an impact on the match, the latest team news and more. In addition, hear the thoughts of Derby fan Andy Buckley-Taylor in the View From The Town End.

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Derby County Preview - 0:32

View From The Town End - 9:04

Team News & Preferred Line-Ups - 21:22

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