It really was that bad. Reading lost 4-0 to Ipswich Town to round off a season in which the Royals will sit in the bottom three when it comes to home form, and still maybe overall too.

Marc Mayo and Dave ‘Handbags’ Harris put on their bravest faces and provide you with grim reflections of what happened to Paul Clement’s team on Saturday, analysing how the side collapsed with four goals conceded in the final 20 minutes.

News of the youth and women’s team provide a few reasons to smile, and we also trawl through your questions in the mailbag before previewing the season ending trip to Cardiff.

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Show Order

Ipswich recap - 02:47

Newsbites - 29:01

Mailbag - 31:38

Cardiff preview - 55:07

April 26, 2018

Podcast Extra - April 26

Chris Gunter and Tyler Blackett are in the spotlight as the 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday is reviewed on this week's Podcast Extra. There is also a look ahead to the final home game of the season against Ipswich, with Olly Allen and the Wokingham Paper's Tom Crocker joined this week by Tilehurst End editor Simeon Pickup for a first ever three-man Podcast Extra!

Olly is joined by Sam Stevenson, who has been a key figure in the group that have adopted the South Stand as their home in recent games to attempt to boost the Madejski Stadium atmosphere. Sam explains how the initiative began and what it's aims are, before answering your questions and concerns. 

April 19, 2018

Podcast Extra - April 19

With no midweek game, the 2-2 draw with Sunderland is top of the agenda on this week’s Podcast Extra, which also features more discussion on the South Stand initiative, the success of Reading Women and an in-depth preview to Saturday’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday.

Edging slowly towards safety, Reading have reverted to something of their former selves under Paul Clement, almost like the team that started the season; good in defence, poor in attack.

Breaking down exactly how the Royals are playing with the new boss now five games into his tenure, and still unbeaten at home, Marc and Dave ‘Handbags’ Harris discuss the 2-2 draw at Sunderland, answer your questions in the mailbag, and preview the trip to Sheffield Wednesday.

We also provide an update on the new South Stand singing section being trialled with Handbags revealing where the project goes from here.

For the midweek game at Fulham, Johnny Hunt of our Hunty’s Column fame walked from Berkshire to West London for suicide prevention charity CALM and you can read his story and donate here.

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Show Order

Recap - 02:07

Newsbites - 32:16

Mailbag - 39:03

Any Other Business - 57:15

April 12, 2018

Podcast Extra - April 12

A narrow 1-0 defeat at Fulham was better than what most fans expected at Craven Cottage, with Olly and Tom also surprised that the Whites' goal count wasn't more. The pair also discuss the impressive form of Liam Moore and Tiago Ilori, predict how the relegation battle may pan out and look ahead to a big game on Saturday against Sunderland. 

It’s time to ramp up the noise levels at the Madejski Stadium and Saturday’s win over Preston saw a new fan initiative kick off with a gaggle of noisy Royals stationed in the South Stand.

On this week’s TTE Podcast we explain what it is and discuss how to boost the atmosphere at Reading, helped along by a second straight home triumph for Paul Clement.

Marc Mayo and Simeon ‘BucksRoyal’ Pickup also run through your questions in the mailbag, chat the daunting midweek trip to Fulham, and work out the mathematical pathway to safety.

For that venture to Craven Cottage, Johnny Hunt of our Hunty’s Column fame is walking from Berkshire to West London for suicide prevention charity CALM and you can read his story and donate here.

As always The Tilehurst End Podcast can be taken in via PodBeanYouTube or iTunes. Furthermore, thanks to all listeners who continue to pledge to our Patreon campaign.

Show Order

Preston Recap - 02:15

Atmosphere Pubchat - 14:39

Mailbag - 24:56

Fulham Preview - 37:43

April 5, 2018

Podcast Extra - April 5

Should we have seen the defeat at Villa coming? Olly and Tom look back on Paul Clement's first loss as Reading manager, including Dave Edwards' first career red card and some worrying statistics. There's also praise for LFE Apprentice of the Year Danny Loader, whilst Saturday's clash with play-off contenders Preston is also previewed.