Every Reading FC fan dreams of hopping off their seat and stepping onto the hallowed Madejski Stadium turf.

As Tom McIntyre tells The Tilehurst End Podcast, his first chance to do just that ended in tears - as he was told to stay put while just a kid as fans invaded the pitch to herald the Championship title being won in 2006.

Over the following years, coming through the academy while following the club home and away, he progressed far enough to earn a senior debut last season and has remained in the first-team mix ever since.

The 21-year-old sat down with TTE to discuss life as a footballer during the coronavirus pandemic, how he has enjoyed his time in the Reading team, and his favourite memories from watching on in the stands.

Sponsored by ZCZ Films, The Tilehurst End Podcast can be taken in via PodBeanSpotify, Acast, YouTube 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.

Kaspars Gorkss spent three years at Reading FC; winning a Championship title, dropping back down to the Championship and then very nearly bouncing straight into the play-offs.

As an integral part of that triumphant 2011/12 team, the Latvian takes a walk down memory lane with The Tilehurst End Podcast to discuss his famous goal at West Ham, playing alongside the likes of Jimmy Kebe and Royston Drenthe, and how the Big Bad Wolf became the anthem of their success.

Sponsored by ZCZ Films, The Tilehurst End Podcast can be taken in via PodBeanSpotify, Acast, YouTube 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.

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