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30 November 2012

Le Fondre exclusive in 'The Royal'

Make sure you pick up a copy of 'The Royal' this weekend as we have published a jam-packed 84-page issue ready for the visit of Manchester United on Saturday!

We feature an exclusive in-depth interview with boyhood Manchester United fan Adam Le Fondre who speaks about his childhood idols, scoring the goals that got us our first win of the season, challenging Hunty for aerial dominance...and much, much more.

We also mark the 22nd anniversary of Chairman Sir John Madejski's first match as Chairman of the club, by comparing our visitors Manchester United's position back in December 1990 to our own 22 years ago - highlighting how far this club has come to be starting as equals against Sir Alex's side this weekend.

Royals boss Brian McDermott and skipper Jobi McAnuff put pen to paper on some interesting pre-match programme notes, and we have match reports from our win over Everton as well as a disappointing week on the road.

A parting shot features a snap of Denis Law handing the ball back to Steve Death during a star-studded Watney Cup clash between the sides back in 1970 - and we have plenty of historical angles covered as we look back on some previous meetings between the two sides.

A Young Royals Fanzine includes brand new competitions, have a go at answering our tricky quiz questions, read about our Academy's eight-game winning streak and find out how our under-21s could clinch a top three spot with a win over Arsenal at Madejski Stadium on Sunday.

If you're not coming to the game, but you want to pre-order your programme, you can now by visiting now - this weekend's issue is on sale now alongside copies of back issues throughout the season so far.

And for the first time in Reading Football Club's history, you can read a digital replica of the matchday programme this weekend - you can even download Saturday's issue right now!

Whether you have a ticket to Saturday's game or not, you can feel part of the matchday experience by downloading the 84-page issue to your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC or Mac!

Just follow one of the links below and download the brand new App, which brings you every issue digitally, including back issues from our previous two play-off reaching and promotion-winning campaigns!

Click here to find the App at the Apple App store
Click here to find the App at Google Play
Click here to find the App for your PC & Mac

The App itself is completely free to download, and our first Barclays Premier League programme of this season is available for all to download free of charge – so why not test out the experience on your computer, tablet or mobile phone right now?

The App is designed to help those supporters who can’t make the match still get access to the programme and feel part of the matchday experience – so if you know supporters who are not local and can’t get to every game, let them know that everyone can now read ‘The Royal’ wherever they are in the world!

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