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Ahead of the game: Aiming to fell Forest

28 October 2016

A preview of our meeting with Nottingham Forest...

Reading v Nottingham Forest
Madejski Stadium
Sky Bet Championship
Saturday 29th October 2016, 3pm


T
he Royals will be looking for a return to winning ways at Madejski Stadium and back-to-back victories in the Championship when they welcome Nottingham Forest to Berkshire this weekend.

Forest suffered defeat at home last time out at the hands of Cardiff City. The Reds fell two goals behind in the first half and had a man sent off mid-way through the second period with Henry Lansbury converting a penalty late on for the home side.

Phillip Montanier's men have lost their last three games on the road and will be looking to inflict what would only be Reading's second defeat at home this season.



Tickets are still available for our clash with forest, and if you are a Member Card holder and buy your ticket in advance of three hours before kick-off, you will be eligible for a saving of £3 compared to matchday prices.

The Royals also have a special family section in the Eamonn Dolan Stand, with reduced ticket prices for you and your family.

For more information about ticket prices and how to purchase, click here.

Ticket Bundles are now also available to buy online!  Click here for more information about how you can buy your 4-Match Bundle and redeem games from wherever you are.


On a matchday, only very limited overflow parking is available at the stadium for £8 – we advise supporters to consider one of our off-site car parks. Non-Permit holders enter the Stadium via Northern Way only and Permit holders enter via Hurst Way and Northern Way.

If you have a child under the age of 12 in your car, you will be eligible to park in our special family parking area for £8 – spaces are available in advance by phoning the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1313 or visiting the Ticket Office in person. If purchasing in advance, parking permits will be posted or available for collection from the Main Ticket Office prior to matchday.

For more information about Madejski Stadium parking, click here.

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

If you have any questions about Travel and Transport or to book disabled parking at Madejski Stadium, you can contact us via email at customerservice@readingfc.co.uk or by ringing 0118 968 1211.


The gaffer previews this weekend's meeting with Nottingham Forest as we return home to Madejski Stadium: https://t.co/3F435VRbbtpic.twitter.com/Kr6HpYnXGA

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) October 27, 2016

📰 Royals defender @liammoore93 previews tomorrow's Championship clash with @NFFC. https://t.co/pmymqDfosfhttps://t.co/73ncCrJBZT

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) October 28, 2016


Andy Davies will be the man in charge on Saturday afternoon and it will be his second visit to Madejski Stadium this season after overseeing the Royals' campaign opening win over Preston in August. 

Running the lines will be Geoffrey Russell and Matt Foley, with Charles Breakspear as fourth official.


The Royals are the bookies favourites for tomorrow's clash at 1/1 to take all thre points. A draw is at 12/5 with a Forest victory at 11/4.

Yann Kermorgant is 13/8 to net for the Royals with John Swift at 2/1 to bag another goal from midfield over 90 minutes. 


There is a revamped concourse menu in place for the 2016/17 season, details of which can be found by clicking here.

Piglets, our pie supplier, are offering ‘pies of the month’ throughout the season – October’s offering is Ham Hock & Cheddar Cheese or Leek, Potato & Blue Cheese.  Click here to see all of our upcoming monthly offerings.

Kingsley Kids Bags are also a convenient way of getting food for young supporters delivered straight to your seat!  Click here to find out more.


Why not take advantage of the early bird offer at the Heineken Star Lounge in the Windsor Lounge?  Try our delicious Curry with a pint, glass of wine or soft drink for just £7.50!  That's all available between 12.30pm-1.30pm this Saturday.


Feast your eyes on our matchday programme for just £3 – ‘The Royal’ is available in and around the ground. Get all you need to know about Forest, programme notes from manager Jaap Stam and captain Paul McShane, news from the around the club and much, much more!




We are going to be welcoming some scary characters from Zed Events to our Halloween fixture at Madejski Stadium on Saturday...

We’re running a competition giving fans a chance to win two tickets to our game against Burton Albion on Saturday 19th November as well as TWO tickets to the ‘UK’s Best Zombie Event’ at Zed Events in Reading! All you have to do is try and find a zombie who will be (slowly) moving around the stadium, and then take a selfie showing us your most frightened face and tweet it to us... and if you can’t find a zombie just grab a selfie with a friend! Click here for more information on the competition.

Staying in the Halloween spirit, this weekend will see our hospitality lounge turn into the Creepy Kennet Room, which will have a spooky theme for all our guests! Halloween hospitality is FREE for kids this weekend so don't miss out! The room will be draped with giant black spider webs and there will be cobwebs hanging from the ceiling – try and spot the giant spiders with purple eyes! Battle your way through the flying bats to come and meet our friendly skeletons and ghosts – try not to let the black cats cross your path!

Let our facepainter transform you into a spooky character before donning a witches hat and taking on pumpkin decorating. Make sure you visit our Halloween arts and crafts table – where you can use paints, pom poms and googly eyes to put together a creepy creation and don’t forget to pick up your sweet treats from the witches cauldron before you leave! Our younger visitors will even be treated to a Halloween trick or treat lunch bag. If you're interested in booking hospitality for Saturday afternoon's fixture call our Hospitality team on 0118 968 1010, or email hospitality@readingfc.co.uk.

Young supporters can visit the Royals Fun Zone, just outside the Eamonn Dolan Stand, Gate 6. Football based games will be available for young fans to put their skills to the test! The Fun Zone will also be open at half-time for supporters to come and have fun.

And 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 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.

You can also download our Guide to the Game.


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, and look out for our match photos on Instagram.

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

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