Alongside Jaap Stam in the dugout for his spell as Reading manager was his assistant and fellow Dutchman Andries Ulderink, who joins us on The Tilehurst End to give the inside track on working at the club.

Ulderink takes us through how he first started working with Stam and how the opportunity at Reading came about, before discussing the reasons behind their success in their debut season in Berkshire and then why it all went so wrong the year after. The coach also discusses the team’s playing style and his fondness for England, making the interview well worth a listen.

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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.

Simon Church was only 23 when he played his last game for Reading, and yet he seemed part of the furniture during the Brian McDermott years.

A surprise league debut in the 2009 play-off semi-final against Burnley was followed up by a strong run in the first-team under Brendan Rodgers and McDermott, yet Church was often given the less glorious roles than his colleagues.

That made his contribution to the team perhaps harder to sell, the academy graduate typically running the hard yards to tire the defenders before Adam Le Fondre popped up with the later winner.

But he still played a big role in the Championship title win of 2012 and discusses that success, the fact he never played in the Premier League, and his subsequent early retirement in the latest podcast interview from The Tilehurst End.

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In amongst all the coronavirus chaos, Reading’s financial accounts for 2018-19 were released at the weekend, and were pretty concerning to say the least.

To delve deeper into the report, Olly Allen is joined by Kieran Maguire, author of The Price of Football and a lecturer on football finance at The University of Liverpool. You can find him on Twitter here.

On the agenda: Reading’s worryingly high wage bill, the sale of the Madejski Stadium, what the current pandemic may mean for the whole of the EFL and much more.

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Reading FC won promotion from the third-tier, broke the record for points scored in a Football League season and finished eighth in the Premier League with Graeme Murty bombing up and down the right wing.

Now a part of Rangers’ academy, the Royals legend dropped by for a chat with The Tilehurst End to discuss how he moved down to Berkshire, his early struggles, the relief at breaking out of Division Two, and of course the glory of facing - and beating - some of the world’s very best footballers.

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