Reality bit back for the Royals over the course of two tricky games against in-form sides, first losing 2-0 to top of the table Wolves at home before a scratchy draw away to a resurgent Bolton.
Marc is joined via Skype for this week's show by The Tilehurst End website editor Simeon Pickup, aka Bucks Royal, to discuss exactly where these two performances leave Reading and Jaap Stam.
There's all the usual analysis and Reading rambling plus your questions in the mailbag, a discussion on the 500th Madejski Stadium game for a fiver deal, and a preview of the upcoming home clashes versus Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley.
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Wolves/Bolton recap- 1:21
Sheffield Weds/Barnsley preview- 36:05