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Ali: “We’ll go on with our heads up”

30 May 2017

“It’s a very hard one to take because we’ve had an amazing season,” said Ali Al-Habsi in the immediate aftermath of a shoot-out defeat against Huddersfield at Wembley in the play-off final. “Everyone at this football club has worked hard and we reached the final.

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"It cuts deep, but we have to be proud!"

29 May 2017

"It’s tough. It cuts really deep. We always knew it was going to be a tight game and for it to end that way, it is sore."

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“I am so proud of what these players have done”

29 May 2017

With play-off final defeat still raw, after the Royals were defeated on spot-kicks against Huddersfield, Royals manager Jaap Stam faced a press conference.

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"No-one tipped us to be here" | Swift's play-off press conference

27 May 2017

Midfielder John Swift scored the first goal of our season, the first goal under Jaap Stam - a goal that earned us the first of 26 wins across the 46-game season. He told today's packed pre-match press conference how he is hoping he can end his maiden campaign as a Royal in similarly victorious style...

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"Finals are there to be won!" | Key points from Jaap’s press call

26 May 2017

A Hogwood heatwave greeted members of the media on Thursday afternoon and a packed press conference room listened to every word that tripped off the tongue of Royals boss Jaap Stam...

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Stam: “When you get the chance, you want to grab it!”

26 May 2017

Our season comes to an end on Monday afternoon when the final whistle sounds at Wembley – for one team it’ll be elation, for the other it’ll be heartbreak.

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Tiago: “These are career-defining moments…”

25 May 2017

Defender previews play-off final against Huddersfield

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“You don’t win by wanting to win… you have to have a plan!”

25 May 2017

Gunter talks through prep for the final

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