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Reading In Tier 2: Two Thousand Fans Allowed

26 November 2020
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading Borough Council has been placed in tier 2 (high alert) from 2nd December after the government national restrictions come to an end on that date. This means that Reading Football Club will be able to allow 2,000 fans to watch upcoming home fixtures.

The first game that fans will be able to attend this season will be the home game against Nottingham Forest on Saturday 5 December. With well over 2,000 fans having paid their retainers for reserved season tickets, the club will have to work out which will be given the chance to watch the team for the first time at home since March 2020.

Draw At Millwall Ends Run Of Defeats

26 November 2020
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Both sides came in to this game without a win in four games so I suppose a draw was always going to be a likely outcome. Reading, on reflection, will be grateful to have ended a run of defeats, but I feel sure it was not the performance Veljko Paunovic was hoping for. After falling behind on the stroke of half time to a superb Jed Wallace free kick, Reading started the second half brightly and equalised after fifty-three minutes through leading scorer Joao. In a scrappy and open second half both teams had chances to win the game, but the quality of finishing was poor. In the end a draw was probably a fair result, and one which keeps Reading in the top six, which on current form is flattering to say the least.
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Shocking Run Continues With Fourth Defeat

21 November 2020
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading were replaced by a rampant Bournemouth at the top of the Championship table as their remarkable decline continued with a fourth successive defeat. Today having deservedly achieved a two goal lead by half time, they imploded in the second half against a very good Bournemouth side conceding four goals. Make no mistake about it Bournemouth passed the ball extremely well, and are certain to be one of the leading contenders for the title, but this was a worrying capitulation from a team which had made such an impressive start to the season.
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Another Game, Another Defeat - But Still Top!

09 November 2020
By Hob Nob Anyone?

For the second time this week Reading dominated possession and failed to find the net against well organised but fairly ordinary Championship sides at home. Worse still, avoidable defensive errors have proved costly conceding a total of six goals in those games. The promising start to the season now has been overshadowed by three successive defeats as a significant lead at the top of the league has rapidly been whittled away to one point. Veljko Paunovic is finding out about life in the Championship and it remains to be seen how well he responds to recent performances. So far this season Reading have played some outstanding football, but that alone does not win games.
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