Former Newcastle midfield maestro Danny Guthrie speaks on setting in down south, how we aim to bounce back from a shaky top flight start but also talks in depth about his Academy upbringing at Manchester United and Liverpool, and how the Royals' youth set-up is one to be proud of.
We have all the action from a thrilling 3-2 Capital One Cup win at QPR on Wednesday, including all the reaction from the manager and the captain after the Loftus Road win.
We run features on a couple of fantastic weeks for our Academy, after five of our graduates were on the same pitch in our last home match, followed by six involved in the squads that were at West Brom last weekend!
Young Royals can win a signed Jobi McAnuff shirt in the Fanzine's competition - and there's news of how our young supporters can win a trip to the training ground to take on the first team at target practice.
This issue also has all the information on Alan Pardew's Newcastle side, our fans' view with STAR's notes, a quirky 'On The Spot' feature with brand new dad Mikele Leigertwood and all the latest from in and around Madejski Stadium.
‘The Royal’ has fewer adverts than last season – so your programme is jam-packed with content. But the matchday programme remains only £3 this season – and is excellent value for money.
Remember, collect every programme this season and the spines will line up to make a beautiful picture of Madejski Stadium from the evening we secured promotion last April. So don't miss an issue. If you have missed one of our first three issues, you can still buy a copy of 'The Royal' online
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