It wasn’t the ending Reading fans were hoping for in game No. 499 at the Madejski Stadium but there was, at the very least, plenty to talk about on this week’s show.

Dave ‘Handbags’ Harris popped onto a Skype call with Marc to talk over Monday night’s 2-2 draw as well as answer your questions in the mailbag and look forward to a weekend trip to Suffolk up next for the Royals.

Next week, of course, is the TTE Xmas special which means our end of year awards show! Let us know your thoughts on who should get what at, or via the Twitter and Facebook channels.

Also, don’t forget we have our Patreon campaign alive and kicking as we always look to improve the show and increase our technological capabilities, with the podcast available via iTunes as well as the usual Podbean channel.

Show order:

Cardiff Review - 02:24

Mailbag - 20:52

Ipswich Preview - 33:52

December 8, 2017

Podcast Extra - December 8

With just one game to look back on, the 3-1 win at Sunderland, it's a slightly shorter Podcast Extra this week. But fear not, Olly and Tom still discuss the FA Cup third round draw, a loan move for an academy product and look ahead to Monday's game with high-flying Cardiff.


As one of the most iconic historical figures in Reading Football Club history, Robin Friday is a myth, an engima, and the subject of Robin Titford’s latest release which the author discusses on this week’s podcast.

With a win at Sunderland to review and games versus Cardiff and Stevenage in the Cup to review, Marc is joined by Steve ‘Royals Hoops’ Curtis as well this week with your questions in the mailbag also answered during Episode 146.

Roger’s work ‘The Legend Of Robin Friday’ is available in Reading, at the Waterstones and Madejski Stadium, with the man himself doing a signing session at the Megastore before Monday’s game.

As ever, the TTE Patreon campaign for the podcast and website is chugging along, and you can get involved in that here, with the show also available via iTunes.

Show order:

Sunderland recap - 03:22

The Legend of Robin Friday - 12:58

Mailbag - 39:32

Cardiff preview - 52:25

December 1, 2017

Podcast Extra - December 1

The Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley games recapped, the trip to Sunderland previewed, and out of contract players discussed. It's all on this week's podcast extra with TTE assistant editor Olly Allen and the Wokingham Paper's Tom Crocker. 


Two matches, four points and yet a lingering question of what's still holding back this Reading team after their 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday and 3-0 beating on Barnsley this past week.

Marc and Westy chew over what's left to improve upon and what areas of the team are worth being pretty pleased about ahead of next weekend's trip to Sunderland.

That match is previewed in Any Other Business with a Pubchat on social media and the future of football broadcasting before your questions answered in the Mailbag.

If you're enjoying the show please subscribe via iTunes and if you really really like the show our Patreon campaign is always open to those willing to help us improve our tech and any tip of the hat for our efforts is much appreciated!

Show order: 

Recap - 02:13

Pubchat - 20:03

Mailbag - 31:29

Sunderland Preview - 41:43

November 24, 2017

Podcast Extra - November 24

There's two games to look back on in this week's Podcast Extra with Olly and Tom. The pair also discuss another superb ticket initiative from those behind the scenes at Reading and an Omar Richards transfer rumour, before looking ahead to the visit of Sheffield Wednesday this weekend.


Reality bit back for the Royals over the course of two tricky games against in-form sides, first losing 2-0 to top of the table Wolves at home before a scratchy draw away to a resurgent Bolton.

Marc is joined via Skype for this week's show by The Tilehurst End website editor Simeon Pickup, aka Bucks Royal, to discuss exactly where these two performances leave Reading and Jaap Stam.

There's all the usual analysis and Reading rambling plus your questions in the mailbag, a discussion on the 500th Madejski Stadium game for a fiver deal, and a preview of the upcoming home clashes versus Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley.

If you're enjoying the show please subscribe via iTunes and if you really really like the show our Patreon campaign is always open to those willing to help us improve our tech and any tip of the hat for our efforts is much appreciated!

Show order:

Wolves/Bolton recap- 1:21

Newsbites- 15:23

Mailbag- 23:45

Sheffield Weds/Barnsley preview- 36:05

November 16, 2017

Podcast Extra - November 16

The Tilehurst End Podcast Extra returns after the international break as Olly sits down with the Wokingham Paper's Tom Crocker to review the win at Derby, discuss a couple of recent transfer rumours and look ahead to Saturday's clash with Championship leaders Wolves.


In just 180 minutes of football, Jaap Stam has unleashed this Reading team from timid relegation worriers into an awesome attacking outfit.

Chewing over how it all went right for the Royals this week are Marc, Ben Greenwood and Jonny Williams with your questions in the mailbag also up for answering as we work out how the team can maintain this momentum.

Newsbites sees the trio discuss Yann Kermorgant's new deal and recap the action across Reading's Women's and Junior teams, whilst in Any Other Business, they preview the Wolves game after the international break.

November 3, 2017

Podcast Extra - November 3

A defeat to Middlesbrough and a win over Nottingham Forest are reviewed by Olly and the Wokingham Paper's Tom Crocker, whilst the duo also discuss Yann Kermorgant's new contract and Jaap Stam's tactics before looking ahead to Reading's trip to Derby County. 


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