A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to have the chance to catch up with former Reading striker Stuart Lovell about his near decade spent with the football club and what he got up to after he left Berkshire. Now working for the Scottish PFA, Stuart talks us through how he got the nickname 'Archie', what life was like going through the Reading youth system in the late 80's and early 90's plus the size of his very first contract in the professional game. 

From there we chronicle his rise into the first team, from his debut goal to his partnership with Jimmy Quinn that saw Reading storm to the Second Division title in 1994. We also cover his success the following season alongside Lee Nogan and why he wasn't convinced with the managerial style of  Quinn & Mick Gooding after Mark McGhee left for Leicester.

Then there's the difficult moments, from his penalty miss at Wembley in 1995, to a serious injury that nearly ended his career two years later. Plus, Archie tells us why he left Reading for Scotland and whether he would have ever returned if given the chance.

We discuss all that plus plenty more on his life and career at Reading and beyond in a special Tilehurst End Podcast.

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In episode 90 of TTE Podcast, Wimb & Jonny look back on Reading FC's defeat at Brighton and draw with Cardiff that leaves them aimlessly drifting in the lower half of the Championship. We look at why Brian McDermott decided to lock his players in for 45 minutes after the full-time whistle at the AMEX Stadium plus once again try to figure out where it's all going wrong.

We also look at STAR's new Reading FC Hall of Fame, discuss who'd make our Reading 'Bad Attitude' XI and answer your questions in the mailbag.

All that and much more on this week's Tilehurst End Podcast. 

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In your weekly bite sized chunk of Reading FC news, Wimb & Get Reading's Charles Watts give their take on defeats for Reading against Crystal Palace and Brighton, including strong thoughts on THAT penalty from Charles. Dom Samuel's short-term future also comes up for discussion as does the role of midfielder Olly Norwood going forward. All that plus an injury update ahead of the Cardiff game and much, much more.

We've also launched a crowdfunding scheme to help improve the show over the long-term so if you fancy lending your financial support to the podcast please give us your support here. Rewards range from a shout out right up to a mug & podcast appearance.

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This week's Tilehurst End Podcast centres around Reading's FA Cup exit to Crystal Palace as Wimb, Steve and Marc give their take on the controversial penalty decision, Ali Al-Habsi's wonderful performance, Olly Norwood's continued issues and more. On top of that we look at the case for recalling Dom Samuel from loan, look at how Brian should handle team selection going forward plus preview two games agains the Championship's top seven.

We're still after your help in our crowdfunding scheme to help improve the show over the long-term so if you fancy lending your financial support to the show please give us your support here. Rewards range from a shout out right up to a brand spanking new mug & podcast appearance!

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March 11, 2016

Podcast Extra: March 11

Listen to our very latest Tilehurst End Podcast Extra with Get Reading as we discuss whether Reading will emerge victorious from tonight's FA Cup Quarter-Final with Crystal Palace.

We round up the latest developments with injured trio Matej Vydra, Hal Robson-Kanu and Paul McShane plus debate whether Ola John will be thrown in from the start. All that and more in your bite sized 15 minute chunk of Reading audio goodness.

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In the second part of our interview with former BBC Radio Berkshire Head of Sport Joel Hufford, we discuss his decision to leave what many would consider a dream job and what he's doing now. We also get Joel's thoughts on his successor Tim Dellor and why he divides opinions among the fans. On top of that we hear about his best and worst moments in the in the job and what he makes of Reading Football Club in 2016.

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This week's Tilehurst End Podcast sees Wimb, Steve and Jonny reflect on the lessons from Reading's 2-2 draw with Fulham that surely ended any lingering play-off hopes. We look at how that result impact preparations for Friday's FA Cup clash with Crystal Palace and give our views on our semi-final prospects. The lads also preview tomorrow's trip to Huddersfield while the mailbag throws up questions on Michail Antonio, Garath McCleary, Oliver Norwood and more.

We've recently launched a crowdfunding scheme to help improve the show over the long-term so if you fancy lending your financial support to the show please give us your support here. Rewards range from a shout out right up to a mug & podcast appearance!

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In a special two-part interview we talk to former BBC Radio Berkshire Head of Sport Joel Hufford on his nine year spell covering Reading between 1998 and 2007. Joel talks us through his early days covering the Tommy Burns era in the opening years of the Madejski Stadium and how things slowly began to turn around under Alan Pardew. We'll hear why Pardew wasn't always an easy man to deal with and how Joel's greatest moment in broadcasting was just minutes away from perhaps never taking place.

All that plus much, much more in today's first part, with the second due to go online on Thursday, where Joel gives his views on Tim Dellor, the current state of the club and an interesting training ground interview with Nicky Forster.

We've recently launched a crowdfunding scheme to help improve the show over the long-term so if you fancy lending your financial support to the show please give us your support here. Rewards range from a shout out right up to a mug & podcast appearance!

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March 4, 2016

Podcast Extra: March 4

Wimb & Get Reading's Charles Watts mull over our the good, the bad and the ugly from the win at Charlton while also previewing tomorrow's game with season-wrecking Fulham at the Mad Stad. Charles brings us up to date with the investment rumours swirling around the stadium while lending his own thoughts on Ola John's future beyond the summer. All that plus plenty more in our latest Tilehurst End Podcast Extra.


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