In a very special interview we talk to the man responsible for filling the shoes of the late, great Eamonn Dolan, Reading's new Academy Manager Lee Herron. Lee talks emotionally about working with Eamonn and what his legacy is for the football club, from where it was when he joined the club 17 years ago till now.

If you've ever been interested in how young players are found, developed and nurtured at one of the top Academies in the UK then this is the interview for you as Lee shares how social media plays a role in finding talent but the pitfalls for footballers in using it while still maturing as people. We also talk about how the Academy interacts with the first team and the role Jaap Stam is playing in developing the next generation of young players.

Thanks to Lee for giving up his time to speak to us and thanks to those of you who sent us in questions.

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This week's Tilehurst End Podcast sees Wimb, Westy and Marc delve into Reading's 2-0 win at Hillsborough over Sheffield Wednesday that's firmly put our play-off destiny back in our own control. From  Ali Al-Habsi's masterclass, to Yann's continued hard-work, we'll look at what Stam did to turn our weak away form around.

Elsewhere, we react to news of season ticket price cuts and car parking increases, give our views on which Reading players could or should have played for England and lots, lots more. 

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One point from two games may have seemed pretty good at the start of last week, but no goals and a hammering at Preston has taken some of the shine from our play-off push. We'll look at whether Reading can hold off a surging Fulham team, starting with a big game at Sheffield Wednesday on Friday. 

Wimb, Westy and Rob Langham from The Two Unfortunates, cover the big talking points, from the form of Chris Gunter, to the stats behind Lewis Grabban's slump, whether the January signings have helped or hindered us, plus plenty more in a bumper mailbag.

You may also have noticed we have a new logo! It comes via the same very talented bloke who put together the Jaap Stam Batman video, Mr Ben Greenwood, you can check him out on twitter @benjamingfilms

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This week's Tilehurst End Podcast sees our hosts mull over Reading's scrappy 2-1 over Wolves that got their play-off campaign fully back on track. We'll pick out the best and worst from a tricky game for Jaap Stam's side, including our thoughts on Adrian Popa's debut, how best to use Garath McCleary going forward, Tyler Blackett, Joey van den Berg and much more.

Newsbites sees us look into a McCleary injury update, while in the mailbag we answer your questions on standing inside the Mad Stad, signage, five v four at the back and whether this season needs to end in promotion to safeguard the club.

All that, plus a look ahead to our games with Newcastle and Preston on our 121st Tilehurst End Podcast.

You may also have noticed we have a new logo! It comes via the same very talented bloke who put together the Jaap Stam Batman video, Mr Ben Greenwood, you can check him out on twitter @benjamingfilms

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Our trip to the seaside didn't end with much fun but were Reading that bad or Brighton just that good? We talk Stam's tactics, selection policies, McCleary's cold spell andwhether Reading are tough enough and more after a 3-0 defeat at the Amex.

We round up the latest news including awards for Liam Moore and John Swift, plus Pub Chat returns as we put together our Reading FC Academy XI's.

The mailbag is bulging after the weekend's action, so there's lots to get to in that, plus we look ahead to Wolves on Saturday.

You may also have noticed we have a new logo! It comes via the same very talented bloke who put together the Jaap Stam Batman video, Mr Ben Greenwood, you can check him out on twitter @benjamingfilms

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