In amongst all the coronavirus chaos, Reading’s financial accounts for 2018-19 were released at the weekend, and were pretty concerning to say the least.

To delve deeper into the report, Olly Allen is joined by Kieran Maguire, author of The Price of Football and a lecturer on football finance at The University of Liverpool. You can find him on Twitter here.

On the agenda: Reading’s worryingly high wage bill, the sale of the Madejski Stadium, what the current pandemic may mean for the whole of the EFL and much more.

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Reading FC won promotion from the third-tier, broke the record for points scored in a Football League season and finished eighth in the Premier League with Graeme Murty bombing up and down the right wing.

Now a part of Rangers’ academy, the Royals legend dropped by for a chat with The Tilehurst End to discuss how he moved down to Berkshire, his early struggles, the relief at breaking out of Division Two, and of course the glory of facing - and beating - some of the world’s very best footballers.

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Reading FC won’t play again this month and most likely not until the summer, so The Tilehurst End Podcast is naturally going on a bit of a break.

But while we rack our brains thinking of decent content ideas, Marc and Westy chatted for a podcast special about the season so far and when we hope to see the show back on the road. Marc also chatted to Al Cousins, a Tilehurst-native now living out in the USA who was unable to attend the Stoke game, which would have been his first Royals match for two decades.

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A 3-1 win at Birmingham elevated Reading FC firmly into the mid-table echelons after a strong showing against Sheffield United was not enough to progress in the FA Cup.

Marc Mayo and Olly Allen discuss the matches in The Tilehurst End Podcast Episode 224 along with your Mailbag questions, the club’s Newsbites and the Stoke game focused on in Big Match Preview.

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Show Order

Recap - 02:06

Mailbag - 25:36

Newsbites - 41:26

Big Match Preview - 45:54

Reading FC very smartly banished memories of a 3-0 defeat at home to Wigan in midweek with a necessary win over Barnsley just days later.

Marc Mayo is back in the host’s chair this week with Simeon Pickup to work out what changed for the Royals between the devastating loss and its instant reprieve. Both Mad Stad matches are reviewed in Recap before your Mailbag questions, Newsbites and Big Match Preview for Episode 223.

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Show Order

Recap - 02:38

Mailbag - 21:58

Newsbites - 34:20

Big Match Preview - 36:06

Reading fans paid £39 for a ticket away to Leeds at the weekend, but unfortunately didn’t see the Royals leave Yorkshire with any points despite a performance to be proud of.

Olly Allen steps into the hosting chair on this week’s podcast and is joined by Simeon Pickup to dissect the key talking points from the defeat at Elland Road, answer your mailbag questions, round-up all the goings on in RG2 and look ahead to a double header of home league games against Wigan Athletic and Barnsley.

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Show Order

Recap - 1:49

Mailbag - 25:54

Newsbites - 38:43

Big Match Preview - 46:42

Mark Bowen’s Reading FC side won their first Championship game since New Year’s Day in convincing fashion on Saturday, downing Sheffield Wednesday 3-0.

The Tilehurst End Podcast reconvenes to review the game with Marc Mayo joined by Simeon Pickup straight off the train from Yorkshire, the pair recapping the week's games before answering your mailbag questions, reviewing the club news, and previewing the trip to Leeds.

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Show Order

Recap - 02:02

Mailbag - 23:54

Newsbites - 46:42

Big Match Preview - 49:13

A tired Reading FC put in a tired performance against Hull on Saturday to draw 1-1 and draw a line under the celebrations over advancing in the FA Cup.

Having knocked out Cardiff on penalties to set up a last-16 tie with Sheffield United, the Royals were held at the Mad Stad and Marc Mayo is joined by Adam Jones to dissect the week's action.

Your questions are answered in Mailbag with Ovie Ejaria and Mark Bowen's philosophy up for discussion, before Newsbites and a Big Match Preview on the West Brom clash in midweek.

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Show Order

Recap - 04:11

Mailbag - 22:55

Newsbites - 43:28

Big Match Preview - 48:26

 

Reading FC suffered a tight defeat to Bristol City in midweek before a Friday night venture to Cardiff that reaped only a 1-1 draw - begging the question, where have our scorers gone?

Marc Mayo and Westy sit down for Episode 219 of The Tilehurst End Podcast to recap the Royals’ action, before answering your Mailbag questions, reviewing the transfer window in Newsbites, and looking ahead to yet another excursion across the Severn Bridge in Big Match Preview.

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Show Order

Recap - 01:55

Mailbag - 15:12

Newsbites - 21:53

Big Match Preview - 31:23

Mark Bowen dramatically refreshed his Reading side once again on Saturday before hanging on for a second 1-1 draw in a week.

Marc Mayo and Jonny Williams return for The Tilehurst End Podcast discussing the FA Cup fourth round clash at the Madejski and the midweek draw of the same result at Nottingham Forest. Your mailbag questions, the club’s latest news and a preview to the game with Bristol City complete episode 218.

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Show Order

Recap - 01:54

Mailbag - 25:46

Newsbites - 49:11

Big Match Preview - 54:05

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