With five days to go until the big kick-off The Tilehurst End Podcast is back to discuss all the key summer activity for Reading FC, from the departures of Ali Al-Habsi and Danny Williams, to signings Vito Mannone, plus a massive injury list that’s rivalled only by a rumoured list of transfer targets.

We cover all of that, plus new contracts, a new Chief Executive, a new points system for fans, your mailbag questions and much, much more.

If you'd like to help support the show financially please visit http://www.patreon.com/thetilehurstend for more information. Or if you'd like to make a one-off donation, drop us an email to thetilehurstend@gmail.com.

Five years ago Jobi McAnuff led Reading into the Premier League as Champions and now he talks to TTE Podcast on his ups and downs from five years at the Madejski Stadium.

Speaking to our assistant Olly Allen, Jobi talks us through his thoughts on Brendan Rodgers, what went so right for us to go up in 2012, plus what went wrong in the years after. All that plus thoughts on his time since he’s left the club and what might be next for our former skipper.

We'll be back on Monday with a full season preview, so feel free to get your questions in via email, or on Twitter using #TTEPodcast. In the mean time thanks for listening and a big thanks to those who continue to support the show at Patreon.com/thetilehurstend.

Likewise if you want to get involved with the website or podcast, please drop us an email to thetilehurstend@gmail.com

In 2013 both TTE and Charles Watts were trying something new. Here at the site, we’d just launched a brand new podcast, while Charles was stepping into the shoes of Jonny Fordham at Get Reading/Reading Post. Four years later and all good things have to come to an end. After appearing on close to 100 shows, Charles moved to cover Arsenal in January but we couldn’t let him go without one final appearance to bring us his memories of covering the club, plus what he thinks may lay ahead.

So thanks to Charles for all the support and good times. While he’s moved on The Podcast Extra will return with a new co-host, so stay tuned for details of that in the next few weeks.


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.

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