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  1. Pressure the key to avoiding cricket score

    Jon Keen

    It's not often that a match against a team like Manchester United can be considered a bit of light relief, but in many ways this match will provide solace for Brian McDermott and his beleaguered Reading team. Because, barring major calamities, it's u...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  2. The case for a permanent defensive partnership

    Jon Keen

    Eleven matches into the Premier League season, and at last with a League victory under their belts, Reading move into the next round of matches with a renewed confidence and vigour. But there are still a number of unanswered questions hanging over th...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  3. The curious case of the disappearing centre-back

    Jon Keen

    It's not really a case worthy of the likes of Morse or Sherlock Holmes, but Reading supporters have a mystery on their hands. For one of the club's centre-backs, Alex Pearce, seems to have vanished from the team. The season started so promisingly...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  4. 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
  5. The stuff of dreams turns into a Halloween nightmare

    Jon Keen

    Before this match the talk was about Danny Guthrie, apparently sent home from the training ground by Reading manager Brian McDermott at the tail end of last week. Although this was quite possibly a minor thing, with Guthrie on the managerial equival...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  6. 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
  7. One point but bags of optimism

    Jon Keen

    This time seven days ago people were seriously talking of Reading as serious contenders for breaking the Premier League record for fewest points gained in a season. But the stirring Capital One Cup win over QPR in midweek reminded Reading just who...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  8. What a difference a game makes!

    Jon Keen

    In the space of a couple of hours in West London, the cloud of doom and gloom that had settled over Reading FC has suddenly lifted, replaced by a renewed sense of optimism. Yesterday I wrote about just how important the Capital One Cup game agains...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  9. The C-Word

    Jon Keen

    Reading's Capital One Cup match against QPR at Loftus Road on Wednesday night really is a critical one. That's not because they're particularly set on a run in this competition, although that would be nice. No, the one thing the Royals need more tha...

    Blog | September 26, 2012