Our matchday programme, The Royal, has a new look and feel for the 2019-20 campaign – new columns and content and much more. And for the first time, the captain’s column will be written by Liam Moore.
The centre-half was named as our skipper in the summer, and here’s a brief snippet from his first entry into The Royal…
First of all, I want to say that for me to be named as your new Club Captain is an absolute honour. It’s an unbelievable privilege to get the job, and it’s one that I don’t take lightly.
It’s a big responsibility, in terms of helping the young lads and the players around me. Off the pitch, I really want to embrace everything that comes with being a Club Captain. As players, I want us all to reconnect with the local community, because I’ll always be very thankful to all of you who make your way to games - this is your club. Players will come and go, but you, our supporters, will be here forever.
There are a lot of nice things that occur as a result of being Captain, but the biggest one for me is being able to lead the team into battle every week. That’s what it is every Saturday and Tuesday – a battle. We need to be giving everything to win, and to be the leader of the pack fills me with great pride.
You can read his column in full this Sunday in The Royal when we meet Chelsea, which will be on sale around the ground.
For this fixture, it’ll be a full 68-page issue, priced £3 and stuffed with content.
Jordan Obita is the feature interview, talking through his long road to recovery after injury setbacks and how he has dealt with them.
There’s a round-up for our visit to Spain for six pre-season games, a closer look at the Bearwood project, and the low-down on opponents Chelsea.
And we are also pleased to announce guest columns from Club 1871 and The Tilehurst End, which are due to appear in all of our programmes this season – the voice of the fans, committed to print.
Make sure you pick up your copy this weekend.