Reading FC

Reading FC

General Description:

Reading Football Club was Established in 1871 and the Football Club Nickname is The Royals.

The Football Club Manager is: Jaap Stam

The Official Website For Reading Supporters is:

The Contact Details for Reading Football Club are as follows:

Reading Football Club
Madjeski Stadium
Junction 11, M4

For Corporate Hospitality Please Phone – 0118 968 1100

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The best substitute performances in Premier League history
Bergwijn's last-gasp brace completed one of the most extrodinary comebacks in Premier League history but what other players have come off the bench to put in an inspiring performance?

Reading are STUNNED by National League North side Kidderminister in the FA Cup third round
Reading were left stunned after National League North side Kidderminster came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory over the Royals in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

FA Cup third round RECAP: League One side Cambridge SHOCK struggling Newcastle
Leicester City play Watford in one of 10 FA Cup third round ties kicking off at 3pm on Saturday afternoon. Join Sportsmail's SAM MCEVOY for full live coverage.

FA Cup third round preview: Chelsea vs Chesterfield, Steven Gerrard and kids to watch
The draw has certainly thrown up some mouth-watering ties and here's a few things you should look out for over the FA Cup third-round weekend.

Wayne Rooney misses Derby County's Championship trip to Reading with 'cold-like symptoms'
The Pride Park club made clear Rooney's absence was a 'precautionary measure' under Covid protocols even though he tested negative for the virus.

Can Ghana FINALLY end their AFCON hoodoo?
Four-time AFCON winners Ghana have endured a barren period of 40 years since their last victory in 1982, agonisingly falling short in the final three times since then. But this year could be different.

FA Cup third round awards: Classic cup upsets and Barnsley-Barrow go goal crazy


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Assessing five of the most intriguing FA Cup 3rd round ties this weekend


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Five of the best New Year’s Day games in Premier League history


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Ho Ho Holt: A Premier League Festive XI


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Five Championship players who could attract Premier League interest in January


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Remembering December 2006’s Goal of the Month competition


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Reading vs Huddersfield Town prediction, preview, team news and more | EFL Championship 2021-22

Reading vs Luton Town prediction, preview, team news and more | EFL Championship 2021-22

Middlesbrough vs Reading prediction, preview, team news and more | EFL Championship 2021-22

Reading vs Fulham prediction, preview, team news and more | EFL Championship 2021-22

Dropping points against Derby piles pressure on Reading 

Reading vs Derby County prediction, preview, team news and more | EFL Championship 2021-22

Reading Latest Football News for the 2021 – 2022 Football Season

  • Tue, 18 Jan 2022 12:10:50 +0000: ‘We are worried’: how Reading hit crisis point on and off the pitch - Reading | The Guardian

    Points deduction, Cup exit at Kidderminster and 7-0 thrashing by Fulham sum up struggling Championship club’s problems

    A club statement when Reading supporters are desperately seeking greater transparency from the hierarchy would ordinarily be greeted with open arms. Only the seven paragraphs published on Saturday – when some fans were on the motorway back from Middlesbrough – posed more questions than answers. Hours after conceding a 95th-minute goal that condemned Reading to a fourth defeat in five matches, the club confirmed Liam Moore had been stripped of the captaincy and the owner, Dai Yongge, effectively offered the under-pressure manager, Veljko Paunovic, the dreaded vote of confidence.

    It capped a miserable week for Reading, who suffered a record-breaking 7-0 home defeat by Fulham last Tuesday, three days after being dumped out of the FA Cup by sixth-tier Kidderminster. Save for Andy Carroll’s equaliser at Boro and his spectacular disallowed goals against Fulham – an overhead kick and a preposterous chest-and-volley from outside the box – the only reason Reading fans have felt compelled to get off their seats recently is to vent their anger. The bad news is Carroll’s contract expired on Saturday.

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  • Tue, 11 Jan 2022 23:37:57 +0000: Football League roundup: Fulham up to second after 7-0 thrashing of Reading - Reading | The Guardian
    • Harry Wilson and Aleksandar Mitrovic both score twice in rout
    • Ten-man Sunderland suffer shock loss to Lincoln in League One

    Fulham moved back into second place in the Championship and an automatic promotion slot with a thumping 7-0 victory at relegation-threatened Reading.

    Marco Silva’s men took a 13th-minute lead through Harry Wilson and stretched it on the brink of half-time with an Aleksandar Mitrovic penalty. Fulham proved rampant in the second period, as Reading collapsed, with further goals from Wilson, Kenny Tete, Neeskens Kebano, Tosin Adarabioyo and Mitrovic again.

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  • Mon, 10 Jan 2022 08:00:44 +0000: FA Cup: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action - Reading | The Guardian

    Upsets causing pitch invasions, youngsters getting recalled from loan and veterans making amends for mistakes

    Cole Palmer capped a man-of-the-match performance with a pearl of a strike in victory at Swindon but he was not the only 19-year-old England youth international to shine. On the opposite flank – and for the opposing team – the on-loan Kaine Kesler Hayden did not look out of place up against Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva. Kesler Hayden, who was called up to the England Under-20 squad in September, impressed the Aston Villa manager, Steven Gerrard, so much that on Sunday he recalled the right-wing back. Kesler Hayden bombed forward at every opportunity and in the second half Rodri earned a booking after resorting to shoving the advancing defender to the floor. There was a cheeky nutmeg on João Cancelo but his sweetest moment was surely the sprint and tackle to cleanly snaffle the ball from De Bruyne. Gerrard is keen to bolster his defensive options and, on Friday’s evidence at least, Kesler Hayden looks ready to star. Ben Fisher

    Match report: Swindon 1-4 Manchester City

    Match report: Newcastle 0-1 Cambridge

    Match report: Kidderminster 1-0 Reading

    Match report: Chelsea 5-1 Chesterfield

    Match report: West Ham 2-0 Leeds

    Match report: Liverpool 4-1 Shrewsbury

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  • Sat, 08 Jan 2022 17:36:09 +0000: Kidderminster’s Amari Morgan-Smith stuns Reading to pull off FA Cup upset - Reading | The Guardian
    • Kidderminster Harriers 2-1 Reading
    • Non-league side into fourth round after second-half fightback

    Red flares were thrown from the celebrating home end and blue from the despairing away fans, but when Amari Morgan-Smith ran away to celebrate what turned out to be the winning goal in the 82nd minute, everyone associated with Kidderminster Harriers seemed to be personally involved.

    Everyone in red piled on: all the outfield players, the substitutes, the goalkeeper Luke Simpson (who ran 70 yards to join in), the coaches, the manager. The bottle-washer and the tea lady were not far behind. It was pandemonium and, as the Reading fans chanted “This is embarrassing” and their coach was shown a yellow card, 14 minutes were added on before the stadium witnessed the kind of pitch invasion to warm neutral hearts and send the man on the PA into palpitations as he tried to restore order. No chance.

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  • Fri, 07 Jan 2022 12:17:58 +0000: Kidderminster keen to stun Reading and show TV snub is wrong call - Reading | The Guardian

    Lowest-ranked club in the FA Cup third round will not be live on screen but that has not hit their feeling of excitement

    At 3pm on Saturday, Kidderminster, fifth in sixth-tier National League North, will hope to add another dream-come-true tale to the FA Cup story by knocking out Reading, the domestic game’s 41st-ranked side.

    “That’s exactly what we want,” says Sam Austin, the Carpetmen’s longest-serving player, who joined in 2016 and will line up as the No 10 in Russell Penn’s 4-2-3-1. The 25-year-old, though, was not always a creative force with a penchant for ‘worldy’ goals such as the 20-yard left-foot volley he blazed in against Manchester United during a pre-season friendly in the summer.

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The Archive News for Reading FC has been added below:

  • Wed, 30 Jun 2021 15:00:00 +0000: 📽 Inside Training | Royals return for pre-season - Reading News

    Club News

    A look behind the scenes at Bearwood Park

    The summer break is over... full focus on 2021-22.

  • Tue, 29 Jun 2021 15:03:00 +0000: 📝 McIntyre signs new deal until summer of 2024! - Reading News

    Club News

    Academy graduate agrees to three more years with the Royals

    Reading Football Club are delighted to announce that defender Tom McIntyre has agreed terms on a new deal with the club, securing his future with the Royals until the summer of 2024.

  • Mon, 28 Jun 2021 15:00:00 +0000: 📝 Natasha Dowie swaps Milan for the Madejski - Reading News

    Club News

    Experienced forward joins Reading ranks

    Reading FC Women are very pleased to announce the arrival of striker Natasha Dowie, who joins the club after spending the previous season at AC Milan.

  • Mon, 28 Jun 2021 07:26:00 +0000: 💺 2021-22 Movers' Period starts Wednesday 30 June - Reading News

    Ticket News

    Now is your chance to move your current seat for the coming season

    From 10am on Wednesday 30th June, existing season ticket holders will have the opportunity to move their existing seat inside Madejski Stadium for the 2021-22 season.

  • Fri, 25 Jun 2021 13:15:00 +0000: 👏 Johnny completes his walk to Wembley with almost £10,000 raised! - Reading News


    Young Royals fan makes it to the home of English football in aid of Parkinson's UK

    Last weekend, 11-year-old Reading fan Johnny Pride completed his 'Walk to Wembley' - walking all the way to the capital over five days in aid of a charity close to his heart, Parkinson's UK.

Reading Games Fixtures

Reading Games Fixtures

The Play Offs

This table charts the fixtures in May 2017
ChampionshipFulham V ReadingSat 13 May17:30
ChampionshipReading V FulhamTue 16 May19:45

Reading Game Results

Reading Game Results for 2016 – 2017

ChampionshipBurton Albion 2-4 ReadingSun 7 May
ChampionshipReading 1-0 Wigan AthleticSat 29 Apr
ChampionshipNottingham Forest 3-2 ReadingSat 22 Apr
ChampionshipReading 2-1 Rotherham UnitedMon 17 Apr
ChampionshipAston Villa 1-3 ReadingSat 15 Apr
ChampionshipNorwich City 7-1 ReadingSat 8 Apr
ChampionshipReading 3-1 Blackburn RoversTue 4 Apr
ChampionshipReading 1-0 Leeds UnitedSat 1 Apr
ChampionshipSheffield Wednesday 0-2 ReadingFri 17 Mar
ChampionshipPreston North End 3-0 ReadingSat 11 Mar
ChampionshipReading 0-0 Newcastle UnitedTue 7 Mar
ChampionshipReading 2-1 Wolverhampton WanderersSat 4 Mar
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 3-0 ReadingSat 25 Feb
ChampionshipHuddersfield Town 1-0 ReadingTue 21 Feb
ChampionshipReading 3-2 BrentfordTue 14 Feb
ChampionshipReading 0-0 BarnsleySat 11 Feb
ChampionshipIpswich Town 2-2 ReadingSat 4 Feb
ChampionshipBirmingham City 0-1 ReadingTue 31 Jan
ChampionshipReading 2-1 Cardiff CitySat 28 Jan
ChampionshipReading 1-0 FulhamTue 24 Jan
ChampionshipDerby County 3-2 ReadingSat 21 Jan
ChampionshipReading 0-1 Queens Park RangersThu 12 Jan
FA Cup – Third RoundManchester United 4-0 ReadingSat 7 Jan
ChampionshipBristol City 2-3 ReadingMon 2 Jan
ChampionshipReading 3-1 Norwich CityMon 26 Dec
ChampionshipBlackburn Rovers 2-3 ReadingSat 17 Dec
ChampionshipLeeds United 2-0 ReadingTue 13 Dec
ChampionshipReading 2-1 Sheffield WednesdaySat 10 Dec
ChampionshipFulham 5-0 ReadingSat 3 Dec
ChampionshipReading 2-1 Bristol CitySat 26 Nov
ChampionshipReading 3-0 Burton AlbionSat 19 Nov
ChampionshipWigan Athletic 0-3 ReadingSat 5 Nov
ChampionshipReading 2-0 Nottingham ForestSat 29 Oct
EFL Cup – Fourth RoundArsenal 2-0 ReadingTue 25 Oct
ChampionshipRotherham United 0-1 ReadingSat 22 Oct
ChampionshipReading 1-2 Aston VillaTue 18 Oct
ChampionshipQueens Park Rangers 1-1 ReadingSat 15 Oct
ChampionshipReading 1-1 Derby CountySat 1 Oct
ChampionshipBrentford 4-1 ReadingTue 27 Sep
ChampionshipReading 1-0 Huddersfield TownSat 24 Sep
EFL Cup – Third RoundBrighton & Hove Albion 1-2 ReadingTue 20 Sep
ChampionshipBarnsley 1-2 ReadingSat 17 Sep
ChampionshipReading 0-0 Birmingham CityTue 13 Sep
ChampionshipReading 2-1 Ipswich TownFri 9 Sep
ChampionshipCardiff City 0-1 ReadingSat 27 Aug
EFL Cup – Second RoundReading 2-2 Milton Keynes DonsTue 23 Aug
ChampionshipReading 2-2 Brighton & Hove AlbionSat 20 Aug
ChampionshipNewcastle United 4-1 ReadingWed 17 Aug
ChampionshipWolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 ReadingSat 13 Aug
EFL Cup – First RoundReading 2-0 Plymouth ArgyleTue 9 Aug
ChampionshipReading 1-0 Preston North EndSat 6 Aug

Reading Transfers

The Latest Reading FC Transfer News for 2021- 2022

Historical Transfer News and Team Gossip has been archived below:

Newly promoted Reading have been scouting out many possible additions to their squad for next season with manager Brian McDermott having a large number of possible targets he wishes to bring to the Madjeski for the season kick off in August. The Royals manager has stated he would like to reinforce in all departments for next season with a mixture of new and experienced players.

Reading have just offered a contract to up and coming high flying goal keeper Stuart Taylor after the player
enjoyed a successful trial spell at the club in recent weeks. The Royals have been looking for a long term replacement in the goal keeping department for some time and look set to make Taylor the man to do the job as long as the club and the player can agree personal terms before the season kicks off.

Goal keeper Mikkel Anderson looks like he will be heading in the other direction to Portsmouth this summer after the club decided they wished to sign Taylor to replace him and Pompey manager Appleton is extremely keen on the young goal keeper. The southern club have offered to take the player on loan for the season but Reading seem coy on this idea as they would much prefer to dispense with his services on a permanent deal but as of yet both clubs are unable to reach an agreement on the situation so the drama continues.

Young Watford starlet Adrian Mariappa is the first signing of the summer for the Royals as he has just arrived on a three year deal from the London club. The talented Jamaican international central defender is a great addition to the Royals squad and McDermott believes the player will offer them a new dimension in the heart of their defence for next season.

Another player who looks all set to arrive at the Madjeski this summer is Nottingham Forest full back Chris Gunter who has been a long term target of the club for some time. The Welsh international has been out of favour at Forest for the better part of last season and now is keen and excited to the prospect of life in the premier league and the deal looks all set to go through within the next couple of weeks as long as the player agrees personal terms and passes the clubs medical.

In recent weeks there has been growing speculation that the Royals have been enquiring about gaining the services of Jermain Defoe from Tottenham after the striker endured a bit part season last year for his home club. Defoes chances in the first team were extremely limited and now the striker may look elsewhere to ply his trade if talks with the club break down this summer which will leave the door right open for the Royals to bring the player to the Madjeski.