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Players and kit men solve cup colour clash conundrum

16 Hours ago

A little and obscure piece of history perhaps? Jon Dadi Bodvarsson surely must be the first player to have scored a hat-trick for one team, wearing two different shirts within the same match?

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"Cup win gives players an extra boost"

16 January 2018

"It's never easy to win a game like this - we know how they can play and we saw that in the tie away from home," Jaap Stam began his post-match reflection on a Third Round win over Stevenage.

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Dodds: “It’s about what happens on the night!”

16 January 2018

Our youngsters have a chance to make progress in the FA Youth Cup… but their Charlton counterparts won’t be making that easy when they play host in Welling on Tuesday evening.

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Jaap intent on cup progression

15 January 2018

A winner of the FA Cup in his playing days, Royals boss Jaap Stam is targeting a place in round four of this year’s competition when Stevenage visit Madejski Stadium on Tuesday.

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Ilori happy to show battling qualities in clean sheet

14 January 2018

Not precisely the result we were after in Hull, but a useful point in the context of the Championship season – and defender Tiago Ilori was pleased with the defensive resolve that Reading showed to...

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'Back to basics' approach earns important away point

13 January 2018

"Football is about feeling. It's about confidence in sport in general. If the feeling is not there, it's difficult to get it back," manager Jaap Stam told the media after earning a point on the road...

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Moore and Böðvarsson back in training, Jaap confirms

12 January 2018

Illness ruled Jón Daði Böðvarsson out of our FA Cup trip to Stevenage, while Liam Moore was rested after picking up a knock in our game against Birmingham. But the pair could return this weekend,...

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"We need to be very tight at the back, we're working on that" - Mannone

11 January 2018

Vito Mannone says he hopes to bring three points back from Humberside on Saturday afternoon, as the Royals take on his former side, Hull City.

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Playing football and fighting hard – the gaffer previews trip to Hull

10 January 2018

This weekend, we’ll be meeting a team in a similar situation to us – Hull City are also keen to get back on a winning track after struggling to pick up points in recent weeks in the Championship.

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Edwards says fine margins cost Royals

7 January 2018

Dave Edwards stressed the importance of staying in the hat as the Royals were taken to a replay with a 0-0 draw at League Two Stevenage.

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"We had to dig in and work hard"

6 January 2018

The FA Cup Third Round banana skin was avoided at the Lamex Stadium, but it needed a workman-like performance from the Royals to deny Stevenage an upset and ensure Reading's name remains in the hat...

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Cup-winning skipper Beasant on Crazy Gang’s triumph… and avoiding a banana skin at the Lamex!

5 January 2018

When you captain your team to the FA Cup title and save a spot-kick in one of the most iconic finals in the world’s oldest competition, people just won’t let you forget!

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