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In-depth with Emi Martínez in The Royal, this Tuesday

Goalkeeper does The Long Read in Leeds programme

12 March 2019

Make sure you buy your copy of The Royal on Tuesday night, for another packed programme full of essential pre-match Reading.

Man of the Match in Ipswich 10 days ago and responsible for some superb saves at the weekend against Wigan, Emi Martínez is the latest Royal to talk in-depth in The Long Read, which you can take a sneak peek at below:

“When I was an Under-23, the dressing room had Wilshere, Coquelin, Szczesny, Alex Iwobi, Serge Gnabry – all well-known players now. The quality in that room was ridiculous.

“Then with Wenger we were training with Robin van Persie, Thierry Henry, those kinds of players. The boys would come and talk to you as well, I’d never seen something like it. I owed Wenger a lot, he was really, really helpful.

“I was enjoying the moment and, when I’m in goal in training, I’m just really focussed that nothing goes past me – that’s just who I am.

“In the first week, I nearly knocked out Nicklas Bendtner with a knee in the head from a cross! I was 17, 18 but I didn’t care who was in front of me, when I’m training or playing, I just give 100%.”


Alongside pre-match columns from José Gomes and Paul McShane, we also take a good look at Tuesday's opponents, Leeds United.

Take our fun quizzes in our Young Royals pages, test your knowledge of the players to have represented Reading in the RG2 era with another instalment of Madejski Men, and plenty more for just £3.

A vital Leeds win from the Madesjki Stadium era features on Tuesday's cover, with Yann Kermorgant's celebrations in 2017 taking centre stage in our continuing celebration of 20 years at our home.

Have a look out for any of our sellers all around the ground on Tuesday night, and make sure you have your copy for when the game gets underway.

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Tuesday 12th March, 8pm (Madejski Stadium)


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