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Ahead of the game: Taming the Tigers

18 April 2016

A preview of our meeting with Hull under the lights

Reading vs Hull City
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium
Tuesday 19th April 2016, 8pm

The last few outings have been rather frustrating for everyone involved in Reading – three games with most of the threat and most of the ball, but coming away empty-handed from games in quick succession against Birmingham, Middlesbrough and Leeds.

In particular, it was the late nature of the goals for Boro and the Whites on our long trips north that have been so gutting – tight games which could have just as easily fallen our way instead went the other.

But results aside, the performances have given plenty of cause for optimism going into our evening encounter against the Tigers.  Steve Bruce’s side have seen their promotion ambitions halted a little in recent weeks – mathematically there is still a slim hope of creeping into the top two, but realistically they are likely to need a Wembley trip to bounce back to the big time.

For Brian McDermott’s charges, it’s still a case of putting in the right kind of performances and trusting that it will bring the reward it merits.

East, North & Lower West stands
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Non-Member* price and Matchday**
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65 & over
Upper West Stand

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*We would encourage all supporters to become a member card holder for only £2 to benefit from reduced ticket prices.
**Matchday prices take effect three hours before kick-off on the day of the game.

Don’t forget that you can save £3 and avoid the matchday queues by buying before midday on matchday!

For full ticketing information for this fixture against the Tigers, click here.

Supporters are reminded that the Worton Grange parking facility is no longer in operation; click here by way of reminder of our current matchday alternatives.

If you’re coming on public transport, make sure you follow @reading_buses on Twitter or visit to get more information about your route and football buses.

A reminder that following our recent discussions with supporters who raised their concerns over confusion caused by operating two bus services (F2 Shinfield Park and the Mereoak Park and Ride) from the same bus stop, the club took the decision to change the bus stop positions at Madejski Stadium for the Shinfield Park F2 and Stagecoach 951 – 954 bus services.  Click on the map below for a full and up-to-date guide to matchday bus stops around Madejski Stadium. 

"We will keep going until the end of the season and try to make the fans happy on Tuesday."

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) April 18, 2016

On the whistle on Tuesday evening is Frederick Graham, who makes his first appearance at Madejski Stadium for over four years – the last time he was here was for our 3-1 victory against Blackpool in March 2012.  He has overseen one of our away games this campaign – the 4-2 defeat in Fulham in October.

Assisting Mr Graham are John Flynn and Darren Blunden, who will be running the touchlines, while Andy Woolmer is our fourth official for the night.

Promotion-chasing Hull are favourites for the three points according to Football League title partners Sky Bet; 21/20 is the price for an away win, while Reading are 13/5 for a victory and 23/10 is the offering for a draw.

Deniss Rakels netted his second goal for the Royals at the weekend – he is 11/4 to hit the net at any time for his first Madejski Stadium goal.  Meanwhile Michael Hector, who netted the first against Leeds, is 25/1 to open the scoring again with the game’s first goal.

Thanks to our Official Pouring Rights Partner, Heineken, Royals fans can enjoy a beverage at the ‘Royals Rendezvous’ before the game. Located outside the East Stand the new area is an ideal place to catch up and enjoy a drink with fellow fans before the action kicks off!

Don’t forget to get your Golden Gamble ticket – the draw, sponsored by STAR, will be made at half-time. Tickets can be purchased from designated sellers based around the stadium, for just £1. There are two prizes up for grabs: a cash prize or an item of Reading FC merchandise, signed by the team! All funds go to the Reading FC Community Trust.

The best way to follow the game live is at Madejski Stadium in person, by getting behind the team!

But if you can’t make it to the match, you can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with live audio commentary on Reading FC PlayerHD for as little as £4.49 per month. Not only that, but our online subscription also allows you access to extended match highlights and exclusive interviews which you won’t see anywhere else.

As ever, we’ll also provide live updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Head to Snapchat and find 'OfficialRFC' to follow our matchday story as it unfolds!

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