Reading travelled back from the East Midlands with empty hands on Saturday following their 2-1 defeat to Derby County, and The Tilehurst End podcast is back to discuss exactly what went wrong at Pride Park, and whether we should be so bothered anyway.

With the Rams flying high and Jose Gomes still getting his feet under the table, Marc Mayo hosts Episode 182 of the show to debate Andy Rinomhota’s switch to right-back, the striker situation, and the coach’s general approach to such games, alongside TTE regulars Simeon ‘BucksRoyal’ Pickup and Olly Allen.

Also on the agenda is a pubchat selection of Reading’s greatest ever loanee XI, your questions in the mailbag, and a look ahead to the trio of games that await the side after the upcoming weekend break.

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.

Show Order

Derby Recap - 02:22

Loanees XI Pubchat - 21:11

Mailbag - 37:35

Any Other Business - 49:23

Reading travel to Derby County this Saturday following a morale-boosting 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest last weekend. On the Weekend Preview podcast, Olly Allen and the Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker discuss how the positivity can be carried into the game, how the Rams’ midweek FA Cup fixture may have an impact on the match, the latest team news and more. In addition, hear the thoughts of Derby fan Andy Buckley-Taylor in the View From The Town End.

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Derby County Preview - 0:32

View From The Town End - 9:04

Team News & Preferred Line-Ups - 21:22

Jose Gomes may have endured a couple of very wobbly moments since coming to Reading FC but Saturday’s 2-0 win at home to a disjointed Nottingham Forest served as a taster for what we hope is to come.

After the game, the Portuguese boss spoke about galvanising not just the team but the club and The Tilehurst End podcast reconvenes for Episode 181 to discuss all things from on-pitch scraps to exactly how cosy the fans can get with Senhor Gomes at this point in his tenure.

Speaking of experienced pros who fit like a warm jumper, TTE founder Dan Wimbush drops into the guest’s chair to join Marc Mayo for this week’s show, with your questions in the Mailbag, a preview of the trip to Derby, and Newsbites covering the transfer window and the Royals’ other teams on the agenda.

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.

Show Order

Forest Recap - 02:35

Newsbites - 24:20

Mailbag - 36:31

Derby Preview - 59:24

A promising performance against Manchester United has given Reading hope going into this weekend’s clash with Nottingham Forest, but we’ve been here before. Olly Allen and the Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker discuss how the Royals can add some consistency and goals to their game, whilst also looking at the latest team news as Jose Gomes continues to shape his squad to his style of play. Plus, get the view of Forest fan Rich Ferraro, with rumours emerging surrounding the future of the visitors’ manager Aitor Karanka.

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Nottingham Forest Preview - 0:45

View From The Town End - 11:08

Team News & Preferred Line-Ups - 23:41

It was a strange afternoon at Old Trafford as Reading FC left the FA Cup thanks to a 2-0 defeat against Manchester United, off the back of a rather confident performance.

The Tilehurst End podcast, fresh from a mention during the in-game commentary, returns with Marc and Westy picking up the pieces and working out how Jose Gomes will aim to translate that outing into points, starting against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

The January transfer window is also discussed at length in Pubchat, alongside your questions in the mailbag, as the first incoming touches down in West Berkshire amidst a swathe of exits.

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.

Show Order

FA Cup Recap - 02:06

January Window Pubchat - 11:36

Mailbag - 23:25

Forest Preview - 35:02

When you’re on a 10-game winless run, Old Trafford is hardly the place you want to be travelling to, but Reading have to do just that in the FA Cup third round this weekend. Olly Allen and the Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker look ahead to the clash, including how Jose Gomes will approach the game - only his fourth fixture in charge of the Royals. The latest team news is also discussed, with Reading’s bloated squad a key talking point from the last few days.

In addition, get the Manchester United view on things as we hear from Red Devils fan Colin Damms from our SB Nation sister site The Busby Babe.

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Manchester United Preview - 0:38

View From The Town End -  9:32

Team News & Preferred Line-Ups - 18:38

It took Reading FC just about one hundred seconds to concede their first goal of 2019 and boy did it set the tone for what was to come, as Swansea City strolled away with a 4-1 win in Jose Gomes’ first Madejski Stadium match in charge.

Following a tight 1-0 loss at Millwall and a seemingly decent point at QPR, the Royals returned home to suffer an indignant hammer blow that leaves them five points from safety in the Championship relegation places.

Marc Mayo is joined by Simeon ‘BucksRoyal’ Pickup for Episode 179 of The Tilehurst End podcast and the guys recap the Christmas period of action, check in on the other Reading teams in newsbites, answer your mailbag questions, and look ahead to a daunting FA Cup trip to Manchester United.

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

Xmas Recap - 01:45

Newsbites - 15:10

Mailbag - 17:17

United Preview - 31:56