We’re out of the Cup and well away from the play-offs, so best get ready for the reality of a Championship relegation battle as Reading take on two crucial fixtures in the week ahead.

After losses to Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday, Marc and Handbags pick up the pieces and work out how the Royals will fare away to bottom club Burton before a no doubt feisty encounter versus Millwall.

We also answer your questions in the mailbag, check up on the youth and women’s teams, and discuss the coming and going that took place on Monday with the transfer deadline looming.

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Show Order

Recap - 01:43

Newsbites - 16:40

Mailbag - 29:59

Burton/Millwall Preview - 46:38

January 25, 2018

Podcast Extra - January 25

The transfer window is still open...but you wouldn't know it! Olly and Tom examine a quiet window for Reading so far and look ahead to next week's deadline day, as well as discussing Saturday's defeat to Brentford and the upcoming FA Cup clash with Sheffield Wednesday. 

On February 10, Reading natives The Amazons take to The Hexagon for a sold out hometown gig to see out their February tour of the UK, off the back of their hugely popular debut album.

As the band are Reading fans, and as we are the Royals’ No. 1 Podcast, it was only natural to gather around on a cold January evening to chat about their memories of supporting the team and growing up in the area.

Vocalist/Guitarist Matt Thomson and Drummer Joe Emmett join Marc for TTE’s own landmark 150th episode, which you can take in via PodBeanYouTube or iTunes.

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Sneaking in as episode 149b, Marc and BucksRoyal - aka Simeon Pickup - chew over a 0-0 draw at Hull and 3-0 win over Stevenage for a slightly later than hoped episode of The Tilehurst End podcast.

With something special planned for next week’s 150 extravaganza, Wimb also drops in to talk about his new project with the club: The Royal Exchange.

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January 12, 2018

Podcast Extra - January 12

Your favourite bite-size podcast is here again with TTE's Olly Allen and Tom Crocker from the Wokingham Paper. This week, the pair look back on the Stevenage FA Cup tie (and the aftermath), assess the latest transfer rumours and preview the trip to fellow strugglers Hull City, managed by former Royals boss Nigel Adkins. 

Sometimes football is fun and fanciful, other times it’s like Reading over the 2017 Christmas period: a bit of a chore.

Luckily there is still plenty to discuss away from the intricacies of passing it slowly from one defender to another and that’s what Marc and Handbags got stuck into for episode 149 of The Tilehurst End Podcast.

From angry fans to stubborn Jaap, ignored youth to how we’ll match up against Hull, strap in via PodBean, YouTube or iTunes.

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January 5, 2018

Podcast Extra - January 5

Olly and Tom return after the Christmas break to review a disappointing festive period for Reading, discuss whether Jaap Stam's job is on the line, explore any potential January transfers and look ahead to Saturday's FA Cup clash with Stevenage.