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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




Episode C-137: B-Team Blues

Weeeeeeee’re Back! Yes after a couple of weeks off, Wimb and Westy return to discuss an underwhelming couple of weeks for Reading Football Club. We do our best to figure out if this is a blip or a sign of more worrying things to come, debate 5 v 4 at the back, the ideal midfield combination and much more. We also answer your questions in the mailbag, provide a fitness update on Mo Barrow and look at how the new training ground is progressing. If you’d like to help support the show...

Duration: 00:58:22

Podcast Extra - September 15

Saturday’s defeat to Bristol City brought the mood back down but will Saturday’s trip to Brentford give Reading the boost they need? Wimb & Tom Crocker run down the key talking points of the week from the Madejski Stadium including that rare home defeat, a mystery around Joseph Mendes and more. A quick note as well to say that the regular podcast is back NEXT WEEK so please get your thoughts in for the mailbag as normal. You can follow Tom on Twitter @TomJCrocker and catch up with his...

Duration: 00:17:34

Podcast Extra - September 8

Wimb and The Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker are back to round up all the key Reading news stories from the past fortnight, including thoughts on deadline day, whether Jaap Stam is tempted to add free agent signings and more. We’ve got a full injury update, a preview of the game with Bristol City, plus news of changes to the coaching staff. All that and more in a handy 15-minute bite sized audio chunk. You can follow Tom on Twitter @TomJCrocker and catch up with his views over at The...

Duration: 00:15:48

Episode 136: Transfer Window Wrap-up & Birmingham Win

A first away win of the season, cup progress and even a club record signing. Not bad for a week’s work! We’ll run down all of our transfer window business, look back on the win at Birmingham and much more in our latest Tilehurst End Podcast If you’d like to help support the show financially please visit for more information. Or if you’d like to make a one-off donation, drop us an email to You can subscribe to the show on...

Duration: 01:13:27

YouTube Audio: Transfer Deadline Day Preview

Wimb & Olly took to YouTube to preview Deadline Day. Here’s the audio, or you can check out the full show on the YouTube channel.

Duration: 00:26:35

Podcast Extra - August 24: Transfer Update, Swift blow, Kelly boost

With a week left of the transfer window, Wimb & Tom get to the bottom of rumours linking Reading with several Premier League strikers, plus a familiar winger. We’ve got updates on the injury situation, plus thoughts ahead of Saturday’s trip to Birmingha, You can follow Tom on Twitter @TomJCrocker and catch up with his views over at The Wokingham Paper If you’d like to help support the show financially please visit for more information. [...]

Duration: 00:30:51

Episode 135: Villa, Preston, Bacuna and Strikers

Wimb and Jonny are joined by Rob Langham from Two Unfortunates to discuss an up and down week for Reading that started with a morale boosting win over Aston Villa, before slumping to a weekend defeat at Preston. We look at Stam’s tactics, selection issues, injury concerns and potential improvements in the closing days of the transfer window. Plus we answer your questions and thoughts in the mailbag while looking ahead to games with Millwall and Birmingham. If you’d like to help support...

Duration: 01:01:12

Podcast Extra - August 18: Villa, Evans, Long & Injury Update

The Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker joins us to give his thoughts on four points from six for Reading over the past seven days and look ahead to Saturday’s trip to Preston. We cover all of the latest injury news including updates on Yann Kermorgant & Jordan Obita, plus transfer speculation involving Shane Long in and George Evans out. All that and plenty more in a handy 20 minute bitesized chunk of audio goodness.

Duration: 00:18:30

Aston Villa - Post-Game Show Audio

Wimb and Handbags took to Facebook Live just hours after Reading’s win over Aston Villa to give their initial reactions. Check out the show in full at or

Duration: 00:33:29

Episode 134: Fulham, Bacuna & Villa

Wimb, Marc & Jonny return to look at how things all unravelled so quickly for Reading against Fulham on Saturday and why the team wasn’t out of sight before Joey van den Berg’s cock-up. From the role of George Evans, to the full debut of Modou Barrow, we take an in depth look at our first Championship home game of the campaign. There’s also a new signing to discuss in newsbites, plus the mailbag has questions from how long Stam might have before he’s under pressure, to whether we should...

Duration: 01:21:52

Podcast Extra - August 11

The Wokingham Paper’s Tom Crocker joins Wimb to round up all the latest Reading FC newslines ahead of Saturday’s Championship game with Fulham at Madejski Stadium. We talk injuries, transfer rumours and what tactics Stam might turn to to get the best of Slavisa Jokanovic at the weekend. You can follow Tom on Twitter @TomJCrocker and catch up with his views over at The Wokingham Paper

Duration: 00:22:19

Episode 133: QPR, Gillingham, Transfer Rumours & More

Wimb, Marc and Ben Greenwood unite to look back on a bumpy first week for Reading that saw disappointment at QPR softened slightly by an encouraging Carabao Cup win over Gillingham. We’ll give our early impressions on Reading’s four new signings, plus who caught our eye from a very youthful side in this week’s cuptie. In the mailbag we tackle Reading’s midfield, transfer rumours, the pre-season schedule and more, while we also turn our focus to Saturday’s home clash with Fulham. If...

Duration: 01:12:50

Facebook Live: QPR Post-Game Audio

Wimb & Will hop on Facebook Live to give their initial views from Reading’s 2-0 defeat at QPR. Check out our Youtube Channel for the show in its full glory, with the main podcast returning on Wednesday evening.

Duration: 00:27:44

Episode 132: 2017/18 Pre-Season Special

With five days to go until the big kick-off The Tilehurst End Podcast is back to discuss all the key summer activity for Reading FC, from the departures of Ali Al-Habsi and Danny Williams, to signings Vito Mannone, plus a massive injury list that’s rivalled only by a rumoured list of transfer targets. We cover all of that, plus new contracts, a new Chief Executive, a new points system for fans, your mailbag questions and much, much more. If you’d like to help support the show financially...

Duration: 01:31:03

Jobi McAnuff Interview Special

Five years ago Jobi McAnuff led Reading into the Premier League as Champions and now he talks to TTE Podcast on his ups and downs from five years at the Madejski Stadium. Speaking to our assistant Olly Allen, Jobi talks us through his thoughts on Brendan Rodgers, what went so right for us to go up in 2012, plus what went wrong in the years after. All that plus thoughts on his time since he’s left the club and what might be next for our former skipper. We’ll be back on Monday with a full...

Duration: 00:27:17

Podcast Extra - Charles Watts’ Goodbye Show

In 2013 both TTE and Charles Watts were trying something new. Here at the site, we’d just launched a brand new podcast, while Charles was stepping into the shoes of Jonny Fordham at Get Reading/Reading Post. Four years later and all good things have to come to an end. After appearing on close to 100 shows, Charles moved to cover Arsenal in January but we couldn’t let him go without one final appearance to bring us his memories of covering the club, plus what he thinks may lay ahead. So...

Duration: 00:36:35

Reading PA Announcer aka DJ MegaParty Interview Special & News Roundup

While the main show continues to enjoy its summer holiday, Wimb returns to bring you a special interview with the man behind the microphone on matchdays, Reading’s PA announcer Daren Bavister aka ‘DJ MegaParty’. Recorded back in January, Daren talks us through how he got into announcing, how he ended up at Reading plus how he responded to some strong criticism after his first few weeks on the job. Following that interview, there’s a quick roundup of some of the key stories around the club...

Duration: 01:39:24

Episode 131: 2016/17 Wrap-up Show

So there’s no promotion party to celebrate on our final show of the year but The Tilehurst End Podcast is back for one last time before our summer break, to look back on the highs and lows of 2016/17. Wimb, Marc & Westy give their reflections on the Wembley experience, look at how we got there and what we need to do to go one better next season. We’ve also got a round up of all the key post-season news so far, including takeover thoughts, plus we look at what might be next for Jaap Stam,...

Duration: 02:21:41

Play-Off Final: Post-Game Audio

Wimb & Will went on Facebook Live to give their initial, still very raw reactions from a heartbreaking afternoon at Wembley for Reading.

Duration: 00:40:32

Episode 130: Next Stop, Wembley

What better place to record our final podcast before Wembley than in the Madejski Stadium TV studio, as our chums at Carabao help provide a fitting backdrop for a pretty darn happy Tilehurst End Podcast crew. We’ll look ahead to Reading’s play-off final with Huddersfield as well as the key moments that got us there over two legs with Fulham. We break down the tactics, talking points, selection issues and much more plus answer your questions in the mailbag and update you on a couple of...

Duration: 01:59:35

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