Pick up a copy for £3Tonight’s edition of ‘The Royal’ captures Saturday’s outing at Wembley from every angle.
Over 31,000 loyal Royals turned out at the national stadium to cheer on their club, as Reading made only their second appearance in an FA Cup Semi-Final in 144 years.
And the vocal fans able to witness a sterling performance from Steve Clarke’s men, who forced Premier League Arsenal to extra time, following Garath McCleary’s second-half equaliser.
Sadly, though, the Gunners eventually prevailed but it was nevertheless a historic day for Reading Football Club, and this evening’s official matchday programme takes an in-depth look back at it.
There are fans photos galore, snaps of the Royal half of Wembley and images of the thoroughly-exciting game itself.
Tonight’s edition also includes a full match report from Wembley, and regular features such as the 106 challenge are also present.
Manager Steve Clarke uses his programme notes to delve into the club’s recent form and explains how he wants his side to use Saturday’s performance as a benchmark for the remainder of this season.
He says: “Most of all, Saturday’s performance has to be the benchmark for next season. I said to the players after the game, our ambition has to be to play in matches of that magnitude and against that quality of opponent as often as possible.”
Meanwhile, in his captain’s column, Jem Karacan hails the support of the fans and how they gave him goosebumps at the weekend.
Visitors Birmingham City are also profiled, with The Royal taking a look at the spine of the side, the management team and 10 of their best stars from the past.
Priced at £3, this evening’s copy of The Royal can be purchased from various locations from around Madejski Stadium.