While the main show continues to enjoy its summer holiday, Wimb returns to bring you a special interview with the man behind the microphone on matchdays, Reading's PA announcer Daren Bavister aka 'DJ MegaParty'. Recorded back in January, Daren talks us through how he got into announcing, how he ended up at Reading plus how he responded to some strong criticism after his first few weeks on the job.
Following that interview, there's a quick roundup of some of the key stories around the club over the past few weeks, including Wimb's thoughts on new deals for Jaap Stam and Chris Gunter, Danny Williams departure plus a possible exit for Ali Al-Habsi.
We'll be back in a few weeks time with a full season preview but in the mean time thanks for listening and a big thanks to those who continue to support the show at Patreon.com/thetilehurstend.
WE'RE GOING TO WEMBLEY!
Here's the audio highlights from our Facebook live recorded just an hour after full-time as Reading booked their place in the play-off final with a 1-0 win over Fulham.
Wimb and Marc break with tradition and take to YouTube to discuss Reading's 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage in the first leg of the play-off semi-final. We look at Jaap's tactics, questions on timewasting, a potential handball by Danny Williams and what went wrong for Fulham's equaliser. All that plus a look at Paul McShane's red card, Jordan Obita's injury and what they could mean for the second leg.
All that plus we respond to live feedback and the traditional mailbag.
We'll be back with a full, traditional show following the return leg. In the meantime the full video will be available tomorrow morning via our YouTube channel.
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Wimb rounds up some of the key headlines from the past few days including an injury update ahead of the Burton game and news of an award for Yann Kermorgant.
Then from audio taken from our YouTube channel, you can hear this week's Pubchat Extra. This week, after Huddersfield were investigated by the EFL for fielding a much changed side against Birmingham, Wimb, Marc & Becka debate whether there was any case to answer in the first place and what might be done to clear up the issue.