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Ahead of the game | Canaries flying high in September

In-form Norwich head to Madejski Stadium for televised evening encounter...

29 September 2017

All you need to know ahead of Saturday evening's fixture at Madejski Stadium...

Reading vs Norwich City
Saturday 30th September 2017
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium
5.30pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports


Van den Berg: "We can't stick in negativity, we have to move forward"

29 September 2017

Norwich City sit in a deceptive position in mid-table as things stand in the Championship, having gone unbeaten through the whole of September so far...

The Canaries come to the Madejski on Saturday following an inconspicuous first few matches of the season, with hefty defeats at Aston Villa and Millwall painting a false picture of their current form.

Norwich boss Daniel Farke has got his side playing compact football that has proven to be tough to break down, with the Yellows not having conceded a goal in 468 minutes of football heading into Saturday.

Conversely, the Royals have gone unbeaten in their last six at home against Saturday's opponents, with every Reading player and fan hoping for a seventh heading into the latest international break.

Pre-match chat


Championship sponsors Sky Bet make the Royals 8/5 to take the victory on Saturday, with Norwich City also offered at 8/5, with the draw priced at 5/2.

After opening his account for the Royals on Tuesday night, Dave Edwards to score any time is available at 3/1. Also, a Sone Aluko goal in a Royals win is available at 7/2


“There’s no reason we shouldn’t fly into the game full of confidence!”

29 September 2017


Sussex-based official Tim Robinson will be taking charge of proceedings on Saturday evening at Madejski Stadium. With a low caution average of 2.7 yellow cards per match so far, he has raised eyebrows by dishing out a higher-than-average six red cards in his 13 matches this season.

Mr. Robinson will be assisted by Ian Cooper and Andrew Fox in RG2 on Saturday, with Stephen Martin between the dugouts as fourth official.


There have been important changes in car parking and bus travel for the upcoming season, with parking at Madejski Stadium now having to be pre-booked online, as well as a continuation of our bus subsidies with Reading Buses. Click here for further information.


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Follow it live!

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

But if you’re based in the UK or Ireland and can’t make it to the match, you can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with live audio commentary on iFollow for as little as £4.49 per month or £45 for a season pass. 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.

And supporters based overseas will be able to watch live video of a majority of our games – including this one – by using iFollow.  Match passes are just £5, or you can sign up for the season for £110 (prices equated to your local currency).

As ever, we’ll also provide live updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and look out for our match photos on Instagram.  And head to Snapchat and find 'officialrfc' to follow our matchday story as it unfolds!


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