Few expected both of Reading’s matches with Derby this season to be thrilling encounters but Saturday’s 3-3 draw meant that 12 goals had gone in across their clashes, leaving the Mad Stad faithful oddly entertained.

For all the criticism of the Royals’ boring ways in 2017/18, credit is due for this outing with Marc Mayo joined by Simeon Pickup - aka BucksRoyal - to digest an interesting week for the team.

That draw as well as the 1-1 scoreline at Nottingham Forest are covered in the recap before a look across the other Reading teams and Championship goings on in newsbites, with your questions answered in mailbag as well as a preview of the week ahead’s games against Sheffield United and 106 wannabes Wolves.

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Show Order

Forest/Derby recap - 01:22

Newsbites - 22:32

Mailbag - 32:00

Sheff Utd/Wolves preview - 38:17

February 22, 2018

Podcast Extra - February 22

Olly and Tom return after their own 10 day hiatus to discuss Tuesday night's 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest, the upcoming clash with promotion challengers Derby County, the latest injury news, as well as Reading's removal from the FA Youth Cup.

The way Reading seem to be doing everyone else a favour is a central theme that Marc and Westy pick up on in this week’s The Tilehurst End Podcast.

Episode 153 kicks off with a recap of the 2-1 defeat at Middlesbrough before pubchat returns and the guys discuss what needs to happen should the Royals do away with manager Jaap Stam in the summer.

Of course, the imminent threat of relegation is also on the agenda as we look ahead to the trip to Nottingham Forest, as well as how best to protest the club’s poor form when answering your questions in the mailbag.

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Show Order

Boro recap - 02:44

Pubchat, the post-Stam Reading - 14:45

Mailbag - 31:55

Forest preview - 47:21

February 8, 2018

Podcast Extra - February 8

No prizes for guessing what the main topic of conversation is for this week's Podcast Extra - Jaap Stam. Olly and Tom delve into the rumours about the Dutchman being sacked, giving the players two days off and being linked with the Leeds United job (not all in one go!). The pair also look back on a poor performance against Millwall last weekend and preview Saturday's long trip up to Middlesbrough. 

A behind-the-scenes factoid for producing a Reading FC podcast: it helps when we know who the manager is.

And while it may have been a long time coming in many fans’ minds, Jaap Stam’s position in charge of the club seems to be increasingly precarious following a 2-0 defeat to Millwall, which came in spite of a reprive away to Burton just days earlier.

Those two games are on the menu for Marc Mayo and BucksRoyal - aka Simeon Pickup - this week as Episode 152 takes place against the backdrop of great uncertainty regarding the Mad Stad dugout.

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Show Order:

Burton & Millwall Recap - 01:20

Newsbites - 16:14

Mailbag - 24:10

Boro Preview - 28:09

February 1, 2018

Podcast Extra - February 1

There was plenty for Olly and Tom to discuss on this week's Podcast Extra, with much of the chat focused on a busy last few days in the transfer window for Reading. The pair recap the window as a whole, praise a long awaited league win for the Royals and also look ahead to this weekend's clash with Millwall.