Player of the year... Golden Moment... Underachiever... Some awards were easier to hand out than others this year and The Tilehurst End podcast draws 2018 to a close with our usual Christmas festivities down the Hope Tap in Reading.

Pubchat in a pub saw Marc Mayo, Olly Allen, Simeon ‘BucksRoyal’ Pickup, Matt ‘PannasAndNutmegs’ Lawrence, and Jack Simpson hand out the end of year awards with eight prestigious (to varying degrees) honours up for grabs.

The crew also take a look through the past couple of weeks of match action as the Scott Marshall caretaker period appears set to end with Jose Gomes reportedly ready to step into the Mad Stad hotseat any time now.

As ever, a huge thank you to all who have listened to the podcast this year. We only put in the hours because of those willing to hear what we have to say. And, of course, our Patreon patrons deserve a massive thank you for providing us with some funds to, for example, invest in equipment to bring a higher quality sound for you all.

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.

Listeners can always get in touch with the podcast via our Twitter and Facebook pages as well as our email, thetilehurstend@gmail.com, with thoughts on the show, opinions on the team, and potential topics to sink our teeth into always welcome.

Download the podcast here.

Show Order

Scott Marshall Caretaker Spell Recap - 02:00

End Of Year Awards - 25:21

Xmas Period Preview - 1:15:41

In the final Tilehurst End Weekend Preview of 2018, Olly Allen and the Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker look ahead to Reading’s trip to Rotherham United whilst also discussing the current status of the Royals’ managerial search. As ever, the latest team news is on the agenda, as is the View From The Town End, which this week comes from Rotherham fan Richard Wilson.

Show order

Managerial Latest - 1:15

Rotherham United Preview - 7:05

View From The Town End - 13:53

Team News & Preferred Line-Ups - 25:20

Whilst a podcast reacting to Paul Clement’s exit from Reading replaced our usual Weekend Preview for Saturday’s game with Sheffield United, we do have a little bit of content for you ahead of the visit of the Blades in front of the Sky cameras.

Earlier this week, Olly Allen chatted to Sheffield United fan Louis Hobbs for our View From The Town End, discussing the Yorkshire side’s season so far, Chris Wilder and the players to look out for (including a couple of former Royals). Bare in mind this was of course recorded before Clement’s sacking, so some comments may not be entirely accurate!

Enjoy!

Thursday morning saw confirmation that Paul Clement had left his role as manager of Reading with immediate effect, and you know what that means - an emergency podcast!

Olly Allen and the Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker discussed the news in depth - including whether it was the right decision, what Clement can learn from his time in Berkshire, how much influence Nigel Howe had and, most importantly, where Reading Football Club turn next.

Keeping giving us your thoughts on social media and stay tuned to The Tilehurst End throughout the coming days as the Royals’ hunt for a new manager begins!

Redemption came in the form of a headed goal for Marc McNulty on Saturday as the Scot broke his Reading duck with a poacher’s effort just days after flopping from the penalty spot at Elland Road.

The Tilehurst End podcast returns this week to look at a contrasting week for the striker with the Royals picking up a point with plenty of late drama along the way. Host Marc Mayo is joined by Matt ‘PannasAndNutmegs’ Lawrence on the show to discuss the 1-0 loss to Leeds United and a 2-2 draw at home to Stoke City, as well as discuss the big news around the club, answer your questions in the mailbag, and look ahead to a live television clash with Sheffield United.

Remember, before that clash Roger Titford will be signing his book Roy Bentley’s Stationary Club in the megastore, as discussed on last week’s show. The book looks into the 1960s period of the club and is on sale for £12 at the Megastore. It’s also available via the When Saturday Comes book shop at https://shop.wsc.co.uk/books.html (postage free).

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.

Listeners can always get in touch with the podcast via our Twitter and Facebook pages as well as our email, thetilehurstend@gmail.com, with thoughts on the show, opinions on the team, and potential topics to sink our teeth into always welcome.

Download the podcast here.

Show Order

Leeds & Stoke Recap - 02:47

Newsbites - 14:42

Mailbag - 21:14

Sheffield United Preview - 29:56