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The Tilehurst End


A podcast on Reading Football Club, who play in the Championship. Brought to you by the writers from Reading blog, The Tilehurst End, a part of the SB Nation blog network

A podcast on Reading Football Club, who play in the Championship. Brought to you by the writers from Reading blog, The Tilehurst End, a part of the SB Nation blog network
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A podcast on Reading Football Club, who play in the Championship. Brought to you by the writers from Reading blog, The Tilehurst End, a part of the SB Nation blog network




The Tilehurst End Podcast Episode 195: 2018/19 Season Review

It was a rollercoaster season that saw Reading FC do much more than just flirt with relegation for the second year running, but the club were ultimately saved after a dreadful start. Marc Mayo hosts The Tilehurst End podcast alongside Dan ‘Wimb’ Wimbush and Dave ‘Handbags’ Harris with Episode 195 wrapping up another non-boring season supporting the Royals. The guys review the campaign, cover the issues surrounding the club in Newsbites, answer your Mailbag questions, and have a sneak peak...


The Tilehurst End Weekend Preview: Birmingham City (H)

The Tilehurst End Weekend Preview is here for the final time this season as Reading prepare to host Birmingham City on the last day of Championship action. Olly Allen and Simeon Pickup discuss the jubilant mood amongst fans going into the game, debate who might be given a chance to impress as the summer approaches and agree that John O’Shea should get the send off he deserves. Meanwhile, Birmingham fan Gabriel Sutton (aka @_FootbalLab ) gives us the Blues view ahead of the fixture. Show...


The Tilehurst End Podcast Episode 194: Getta Loader That

Reading FC were able to indulge in a game that didn’t really matter on Saturday, coming away from the inflatables day at Middlesbrough with a 2-1 defeat. The highlight came in Danny Loader’s early screamer and The Tilehurst End podcast credits the teenager with showing his class having faced questions over his ability in recent weeks. Marc Mayo is joined by Olly Allen to discuss the game and delve into the summer transfer window in Pubchat, a topic that features heavily in your Mailbag...


The Tilehurst End Podcast: Supporters Trust At Reading Yearly Summary

Every year, STAR release their ‘Reading Matter’ magazine to update fans on their view of the club, their events, and any vacancies they have going on their board. To coincide with this year's edition, TTE hosts Roger Titford from the supporters trust to inform fans on all the goings on inside the East Stand hut. The Tilehurst End Podcast can be taken in via PodBean, YouTube or iTunes. Furthermore, thanks to all listeners who continue to pledge to our Patreon campaign. Listeners can always...


The Tilehurst End Weekend Preview: Middlesbrough (A)

It’s not a scenario Reading expected to be in, but they travel to Middlesbrough on Saturday with little to play for as Championship safety has been all but secured. Olly Allen and the Wokingham Paper’s Isaac Farnworth discuss how the Royals approach the game against a Boro side with an excellent defence but poor attack, whilst Chris Gunter, Danny Loader and Tom McIntyre are all topics of conversation in the team news section. For the View from the Town End this week, we’re joined by Jonny,...


The Tilehurst End Podcast Episode 193 - Mission Survival: Complete

Both Reading FC and West Brom had plenty of chances to take all three points from a boisterous Madejski Stadium on a sunny Easter Monday - but a 0-0 draw was enough to secure Jose Gomes’ men their Championship survival with two games to spare. While not mathematically safe - Rotherham require a six-point, 13-goal swing in two games to overtake us - we can finally look ahead to next season and of course the upcoming season closers with much, much less stress. Doing so in Episode 193 of The...


The Tilehurst End Weekend Preview: West Brom (H)

Spirits are high on The Tilehurst End Weekend Preview podcast on this sunny Easter Bank Holiday, with Reading drawing with Bristol City to edge ever closer to Championship safety. Olly Allen and Simeon Pickup look ahead to West Brom’s visit to Berkshire on Monday that could officially secure survival, discussing the latest injury news, how the Royals might line up and the man of the moment, Yakou Meite. Plus, West Brom fan Josh Bland from Baggies podcast The Boing Cast joins us on the show...


The Tilehurst End Podcast Episode 192: Return To Fortress Madejski

Yakou Meite was at the double for Reading FC’s 2-1 win over Brentford on Saturday and the Royals’ impressive home form is proving to be telling in their fight against the drop. Episode 192 of The Tilehurst End podcast focuses on a fifth victory in eight at the Mad Stad with Marc Mayo joined by Dave ‘Handbags’ Harris. As well as recapping the game, the guys answer you Mailbag questions, preview the Good Friday game at Bristol City, and discuss the Club 1871 initiative in Pubchat. The...


The Tilehurst End Podcast Episode 191: Just One Goal, Just One Point

Some games turn on a knife edge and Reading FC were on the wrong end of some big players converting, or failing to convert, their big chances in Saturday’s defeat to Hull City. After going a goal up, the Royals hit the bar and even had great openings for Mo Barrow and Nelson Oliveira go begging before the hosts sealed a 3-1 win. To round off the action, Marc Mayo is joined by Matt ‘Pannas and Nutmegs’ Lawrence for The Tilehurst End Episode 191. With the Player of the Season award drawing...


The Tilehurst End Weekend Preview: Hull City (A)

It’s a trip to Nigel Adkins’ Hull City for Reading this weekend, with the Royals looking for a first win on Humberside since 1994. Olly Allen and Simeon Pickup, both born after this date, look ahead to the game on The Tilehurst End Weekend Preview, discussing their preferred team lineups amongst other things in the pre-match chat. We also hear Jose Gomes’ thoughts ahead of the fixture as well as the Hull opinion - courtesy of Tigers fan Kathryn Batte. Show order Hull City Preview -...


The Tilehurst End Podcast Episode 190: All About That Double Act

Reading FC lifted themselves four points clear of the relegation zone with a huge 2-1 win over in-form Preston North End on Saturday with Yakou Meite and Mo Barrow turning into quite the double act at the heart of the Royals’ attack. It was the rapid duo that provided the goals and The Tilehurst End podcast are back to work out exactly what they do that terrifies defences so much. Marc Mayo is joined by Dan ‘Wimb’ Wimbush to analyse the game, review the goings on around the club in...


The Tilehurst End Weekend Preview: Preston North End (H)

We’re into the home straight in the Championship following the international break, and first up for Reading is a tricky game against in-form Preston North End. Olly Allen and, for the final time, the Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker have all the pre-match chat, including some significant team news and the impact that Birmingham City’s points deduction may have on the relegation battle. We’re also joined by Preston fan and host of the Championship Round Table podcast James Vickers to get the...


The Tilehurst End Podcast: Yann Kermorgant Interview

You can’t say we don’t treat you here on The Tilehurst End, as after bringing you an exclusive chat with Jose Gomes last week, our interview with former Reading striker Yann Kermorgant is now available to download and listen to as well. In his first English interview since leaving the Royals, Kermorgant discusses his two and a half year spell at the Madejski Stadium - including why he moved to Berkshire in January 2016, what it was like playing under Jaap Stam, how it went so wrong in...


The Tilehurst End Podcast: The Jose Gomes Interview

Jose Gomes may have only become Reading FC manager in December but he’s already made a big impact on the club and its fans, speaking of galvanising the Royals and showing passion at the right moments. His football upbringing is as wide and varied as any modern football coach, and The Tilehurst End enjoyed almost an hour in the Portuguese tactician’s company to discuss his childhood years watching Porto, a spell in the army, entering full-time coaching, travelling the world in the dugout,...


The Tilehurst End Podcast Episode 189: Stoke & STAR Hall Of Fame

Reading FC celebrated 25 key components of its history on Sunday night with STAR’s latest Hall of Fame event. The Tilehurst End was there and, aside from peddling mugs, caught up with three former Royals as they entered the honours board. Nicky Shorey, Keith McPherson and Steve Richardson all drop by in Episode 189 with Marc Mayo and Simeon ‘BucksRoyal’ Pickup discussing the Leeds and Stoke games in Recap, answering your questions in Mailbag, and looking ahead to the next few weeks in Any...


The Tilehurst End Weekend Preview: Stoke City (A)

Reading will be looking to bounce back from Tuesday night’s 3-0 defeat to Leeds when they travel to Stoke City on Saturday - the Potters being the lowest ranked side that we have left to play. With that in mind, in our Weekend Preview podcast, Olly Allen and the Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker discuss the Royals’ chances at the bet365 Stadium, the role that academy players could play and how to solve the seemingly never-ending midfield issue. As always, we also get the opposition view, and...


The Tilehurst End Podcast Episode 188: Points Mean Prizes

Reading FC were on course for a thoroughly damaging defeat at home to Wigan on Saturday when Mo Barrow and Yakou Meite stepped up to deliver three crucial points in the relegation battle. Rising up two places, the Royals faced questions over their performance amid the jubilation. Marc Mayo and Olly Allen are here to work through the spoils for episode 188 of The Tilehurst End podcast in a slightly brief show due to various time constraints on recording. We still have time for your questions...


The Tilehurst End Weekend Preview: Wigan Athletic (H)

After last weekend’s dramatic 2-1 victory over Ipswich, Olly Allen and the Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker discuss Reading’s chances of finally securing back to back wins as they prepare to host Wigan this Saturday (the Royals hosting that is, not Olly and Tom!). The pair also have all the latest team news and stats ahead of the fixture, whilst Wigan fans Simon Gregory and Adam Pendlebury from the Progress With Unity podcast provide the opposition view. Show order Wigan Athletic Preview -...


The Tilehurst End Podcast Episode 187: Our Turn To Inflict The Misery

Mo Barrow’s 90th minute winner meant the shoe was very much on the other foot for Reading FC this weekend as they effectively relegated Ipswich Town with a vital late goal. The Tilehurst End podcast is back to chat all about the 2-1 victory at Portman Road with Marc Mayo and Simeon ‘BucksRoyal’ Pickup now having got their voice back from Saturday’s trip. Also on the agenda are your questions in the Mailbag, a preview of the huge clash at home to Wigan Athletic, and Newsbites where we update...


The Tilehurst End Weekend Preview: Ipswich Town (A)

It’s another six pointer for Reading this Saturday as they travel to Ipswich, and Olly Allen and the Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker return in our Weekend Preview podcast to discuss the Royals’ poor record against their relegation rivals, how they can become more clinical and the threat that Ipswich may pose as they cling on to Championship status for dear life. Tractor Boys fan Benjamin Bloom from the Blue Monday Podcast also provides insight into the latter, as he gives his take ahead of the...