😄 "I sense that there is a buzz about the place, a bit of excitement"29 May 2020
Back on the training pitch, once again stood in front of a club camera for the first time since we discussed what was due to be a routine home match against Stoke City back in mid-March...Royals boss...
💬 “Hundreds of little bridges to cross but everybody is pushing to try and get back to some sort of normality”27 May 2020
The Royals squad are back in training and huge efforts are going into trying to bring football back. But life on the training pitches is still far from normal.
🗨️ “We’re no saints, we just wanted to do something that can help the club”18 April 2020
“I’m in constant, almost daily, contact with Nigel and we sat down and thought it was time to make a gesture,” Royals manager Mark Bowen told BBC Radio Berkshire.
👏 Howe and Bowen agree substantial wage deferrals to help club cope with COVID-19 crisis15 April 2020
Reading Football Club can confirm that Chief Executive Nigel Howe and First Team Manager Mark Bowen have offered to defer a substantial percentage of their salary for April, May and June to help the...
💬 "Football worries pale into insignificance compared to what our NHS staff are going through, saving lives every day!"8 April 2020
Examples of courage and incredible hard work are being set by our keyworkers every single day during this global crisis and Royals boss Mark Bowen was full of awe at the efforts our NHS staff are...
💪 "We're all in this together and we have to fight our way through it"23 March 2020
"We're all worried about our health and our families, but the players, the staff, the fans...everybody is in this together," Royals boss Mark Bowen told BBC Radio Berkshire this weekend.
💬 Bowen discusses preparations for in-form Stoke12 March 2020
The Royals have had a full week to prepare for their home game against Stoke City this weekend – part of the attention has naturally been paid to events away from the pitch, with various measures...
💪 Bowen | “A result built on heart, guts, determination”7 March 2020
A goal down at the break against Birmingham, with an uphill task ahead. But the Royals scaled the challenge to win 3-1 – leapfrogging the Blues in the process.
🔂 Bowen | "We must be ready to go again and again"5 March 2020
Following on from our narrow defeat in the FA Cup, it is straight back onto the turf for Reading, who prepare for Birmingham City this weekend.
💬 "I hope our fans go away with a sense of pride in their players"3 March 2020
Let's crunch some numbers. Ahead of tonight's tie, Sheffield United lay just five points shy of a top four spot in the Premier League, with a game in hand to their name. The Blades have played nine...
🏆 "I'll pick the strongest team I can for biggest game of the season"1 March 2020
The cheapest tickets in the Fifth Round by far. And we take on Premier League opponents at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night. This, the Royals boss agreed after our win this weekend, is now the...
💬 Bowen | "A win was more important than the performance...and we got it!"29 February 2020
It wasn't vintage, but it produced three valuable points. And Royals boss Mark Bowen was clear in highlighting that this afternoon was about producing a win rather than a performance.
💥"There is nowhere to hide. I'm expecting a huge reaction "27 February 2020
When Saturday comes ...we can make amends for a desperately disappointing defeat to Wigan on Wednesday night. And Royals boss Mark Bowen is demanding a totally different performance from his side when...
🗯️"Outplayed, outbattled...totally unacceptable."26 February 2020
"I'm staggered to be honest with what I've just witnessed," a bitterly disappointed Mark Bowen began his post-match reflections after a painful defeat to Wigan this evening.
🗣️ Bowen | "Wigan will cause us different problems"24 February 2020
Mark Bowen discussed the threats Wigan Athletic will pose of his side on Wednesday night, when the Latics come to town under the lights to face the Royals.