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  1. Royals one striker short of a complete team

    Jon Keen

    Twenty-four hours after Reading's 1-1 draw against Bolton at the Reebok Stadium, I've been reflecting on how much more this match has taught us about whether Nigel Adkins' team is developing into one ready to bounce back straight to the Premier Leagu...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  2. Guthrie the key in Royals' work in progress

    Jon Keen

    After considerable speculation, Loyal Royals got the chance to see how manager Nigel Adkins would deploy his new signings on Saturday, as well as how those signings would fare in a competitive match. And, they would have liked what they saw -- after...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  3. One piece in jigsaw missing for Adkins

    Jon Keen

    The day Loyal Royals have been waiting for will be here Saturday -- the day that heralds the end of 74 days without competitive football for Reading FC. But many cynics would suggest that for the vast majority of last season Reading were anything b...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  4. Nolan hammers final nails into Royals Premier League coffin

    Jon Keen

    Reading's Premier League season ended with a whimper as they lost 4-2 to West Ham at the Boleyn Ground on Sunday. Despite the fact that over recent years Reading have seemed to nearly always beat West Ham, they couldn't even meet the obligations as...

    Blog | May 19, 2013
  5. Mixed feelings over McCarthy call-up

    Jon Keen

    One of the few bright sparks of a pretty dismal season for Loyal Royals was given official confirmation today with the announcement that England manager Roy Hodgson has called young Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy into his squad for the end of seaso...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  6. Damp squib as City too strong for Royals

    Jon Keen

    With Reading already relegated and Manchester City now managerless, licking their wounds from the FA Cup final defeat to Wigan, and no doubt waiting for season's end and a new hand on the tiller, there wasn't much enthusiasm for Tuesday's match. Even...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  7. Fun to be a Royal again as Adkins claims first win

    Jon Keen

    A fellow supporter likened Saturday's match to a round of golf - in the same way that it's a nice walk spoiled by all the golf, Saturday was likely to be a nice day out in the sun spoiled by a game of football. But in the end it was anything but that...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  8. The impact of relegation - fatal or recoverable?

    Jon Keen

    Previously, I looked at whether Reading's relegation was inevitable - now I'll discuss what it means to the club in the short-term. There are two key areas where this relegation impacts the club. The first area is player retention. Almost invariab...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  9. McCarthy saves the game, but cant save the season

    Jon Keen

    Amid all the controversy about minutes of silence, the return of former manager Brendan Rodgers, sacked by Reading in December 2009, went largely unmentioned. But Royals took their first point from a Rodgers team since then, thanks to a spirited seco...

    Blog | April 13, 2013
  10. Player of the Season quandary for Loyal Royals

    Jon Keen

    One of the sure signs that the end of the league campaign is getting closer and closer is the player of the season vote, and Loyal Royals will be voting for their choice at the home match with Liverpool. But in such a disappointing season for Reading...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  11. Reading can't have it both ways in Norwich stalemate

    Jon Keen

    Another week, another "must-win" game for Reading - and another draw! Reading fans will have mixed feelings about Saturday's game against Norwich, which ended goalless. There are certainly positives to be taken from the Royal's first clean sheet of t...

    Blog | November 10, 2012
  12. Second Half Syndrome

    Jon Keen

    When Reading were relegated in 2008 after just two seasons in the Premier league, pundits put this down to "Second Season Syndrome". If they get relegated this season, almost certainly that will be down to "Second Half Syndrome". Because we're see...

    Blog | November 04, 2012
  13. Lots of character - but not enough points

    Jon Keen

    Despite their team's lack of a Premier League win yet this season, there was a real sense of optimism amongst Loyal Royals before this game. Perhaps they felt that in Fulham they were playing a team more beatable than some of the others they've been ...

    Blog | October 27, 2012
  14. Effort alone not enough at Anfield

    Jon Keen

    Before the game, some Loyal Royals sighed when they saw the team sheet and realised that Noel Hunt wasn't in the team, presumably ruled out because of his injured heel. This meant Danny Guthrie returned to the side in midfield, where he was joined by...

    Blog | October 20, 2012
  15. Two players who may keep Reading up

    Jon Keen

    At the start of the season, most observers reckoned they had a pretty good idea of who would make up the bulk of Reading's starting XI. But over the opening games of the season, two players who many thought would spend this season mainly as bench-war...

    Blog | October 10, 2012