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YouTube: Best of 2013

1 January 2014

Our clips of the year

2013 was an eventful year for the Royals - and our YouTube page shared some of the best thrills, spills and laughs! 

365 days have brought just shy of two million views from across the world, including a number of 'viral' videos that really captured the imagination.

So to celebrate the New Year...here are our picks for the top then Reading FC videos of the year! Think we missed one? Have your say on Twitter

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10. Build Evolve Succeed - watch here
A compelling story - and a rare glimpse into a side of professional football not many get to see. Hour long documentary 'Build Evolve Succeed' chartered the finale to the Premier League season, including Brian McDermott's departure, Eamonn Dolan's caretaker stint and Nigel Adkins' introduction to Hogwood Park. From stepping inside team meetings to a candid chat with Royals stars inside their hotel room, it's well worth a watch for any fan who wants to see what really goes on behind closed doors in the life of a professional footballer. 

9. A Royal Tribute - watch here 
Naturally the men from Madejski Stadium weren't the only Royals having a busy year...so after the birth of Prince George of Cambridge in July, our club mascots paid their own special tribute out on the pitch!

8. Martin Dean's Takedown - watch here 
He won't thank us for it...but Academy coach Martin Dean makes our top ten, as he was on the end of an unfortunate incident during a under 16s game with Cardiff City this year!

7. Dom's Weaving Run - watch here 
One of three 'wonder goals' to make our countdown. This fantastic individual effort from young striker Dominic Samuel came back in March, during a 3-0 under 21s victory over Manchester City. It has attracted over 160,000 views to date. 

6. Morro's Got Moves - watch here
Sean Morrison has never been camera shy....but it turns out he also has a sixth sense for when the film is rolling! As the squad trained on a winter's day at Madejski Stadium, 'Morro' spotted our miniature Go Pro camera by the tunnel, and decided to 'throw some shapes'. 

5. Sharp Shooting - watch here 
Billy Sharp was showing off his skills to the cameras shortly after putting pen to paper with the Royals...only to receive a nasty surprise from assistant manager and former Scunthorpe teammate Andy Crosby!

4. Liam from the halfway line - watch here
The first of two entries from a young man who became somewhat of a YouTube sensation in 2013...midfielder Liam Kelly. The teenage Irishman had already caught the eye at club level, when he scored this outrageous effort whilst on under 19 duty with his country. 

3. Joey Gets Playful - watch here 
The Sky Sports cameras don't miss much...and certainly caught an 'interesting' bit of play fighting between Joey Barton and former Newcastle United teammate Danny Guthrie, as the Royals took on Queens Park Rangers in November. We're not sure Danny enjoyed it...

2. Gunter's New Buddy - watch here 
A heartwarming one. During the 2013 Royal Berkshire Hospital Visit, full back Chris Gunter had a special bond with one young patient....as both shared childlike excitement for a brand new toy car!

1. Kelly's Free-Kick Magic - watch here
It had to be...our most viewed YouTube clip of all time. 748,000 views and counting, thanks to another breathtaking goal from Liam Kelly. This time stunning skill from a set piece; the clip attracted interest from Iceland to South Korea - and no doubt saw some copycat attempts on Sunday League pitches across Reading! 





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