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'The Royal' artillery

30 October 2012

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For Tuesday night's Capital One Cup meeting with Arsenal, the matchday programme salutes a team of players who have historically linked the two clubs throughout the ages.

So from Steve Sidwell and James Harper, through to Steve Morrow and Martin Keown, stretching back to Tommy Youlden and George Marks - 'The Royal' takes its readers through the players who have connected the two teams across every era.

Of course, one of those men is Royals boss Brian McDermott, who speaks about his Arsenal links in his programme notes tonight.

And we have an in-depth interview with goalkeeper Stuart Taylor, who gives us an insight into his Gunners beginnings as well as life at Reading.

This evening's issue also includes a fascinating interview with one of McDermott's former Arsenal teammates, Charlie Nicholas, who spoke to us when he visited Hogwood Park with Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday programme last weekend.

Away from the Gunners links, we speak to our new Head of Scouting and Recruitment, Steve Head, who compares his playing days at Reading to the modern day top flight football the club is enjoying this season. And we also report back from the latest Reading Ex-Players reunion.

A Young Royals Fanzine includes brand new competitions, we have a full match report from Saturday's pulsating 3-3 draw with Fulham, there are profiles of some of the Arsenal Young Guns who could feature for Arsene Wenger's side tonight and much, much more!

Be sure to get to Madejski Stadium early tonight to avoid any traffic delays or congestion on the buses - buy a programme, sit back with a drink and have a good read before kick-off at 7.45pm.

Copies of every 84-page perfect bound publication is available to buy at readingfcdirect.co.uk now - and back issues of this season's issues will be online throughout the season. 

And, remember, if you get every issue this season, the spines will come together to form a beautiful image of Madejski Stadium, shot during the 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest that sealed promotion last April! See a preview of how it will look here.

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