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Moore discusses 150 Reading appearances in The Royal this weekend

Plenty to read in your programme on Saturday for just £3

1 November 2019

Reading skipper, Liam Moore spoke frankly and honestly about the rollercoaster of his 150 Reading appearances, which you will be able to read in Saturday's edition of The Royal.

The captain sat down with photos of key flashpoints in his Reading career so far, and talked through his memories of what the image entailed.

Here's an exclusive sneak peek of Saturday's edition of The Long Read, where Moore discusses playing through the pain of suffering a dislocated shoulder during a vital win against Wigan last season:

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This was a bit of a strange one. It was a jump for a header, which I’ve done many times. I remember just before leaping to go up for it, I felt a tug on my arm. It was the weirdest sensation ever, literally feeling my arm dangling around.

But the doc came on the pitch and the first thing I said was: “I’ve dislocated my shoulder, but I’m carrying on,” and he’d never done it before, but he’d been taught to do it and he’d seen other people do it, he had a little feel with the ball in the socket, gave it a good push and that was it – back in, game on. I got Man of the Match, that’s always a bonus.

If I remember rightly, that was a last-minute winner as well. It’s one of those things, if I can carry on then I will. It’s football, my arms aren’t needed as much as my legs! The doc did a great job, but I wanted to carry on.

Elsewhere in Saturday's programme, Moore offers his pre-match thoughts in his captain's notes, while Mark Roach rounds off a three-part interview with former Royal, Steve Wood in his In The Box column.

Club historian, David Downs discusses the standout match from Reading's 2004-05 campaign in Match of the Madejski Season, popular fan site The Tilehurst End go through the parallels in the Royals' current situation and that of a decade ago, and you will get a comprehensive look at Saturday's opponents, Millwall.

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The Royal is your ultimate pre-match guide to Saturday's game, and you can pick up your copy from any of our sellers based all around Madejski Stadium for just £3. 

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