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  • 2010-2011 fixtures - Outlook calendar download

    Jul 13 2010, 15h58

    Click here to download the CSV file to quickly add all of the season's fixtures to your calendar: Official Reading FC website

    Full instructions for importing into Outlook provided
  • 2008-2009 fixtures - Outlook calendar download

    Jul 7 2008, 13h25

    The new season's almost upon us. Click here for instructions and to download the .CSV file to import into your Outlook or compatible calendar.
  • Reading Festival 2007 Running Times

    Ago 23 2007, 20h35

    As painstaking copied and pasted from here

    (Please don't blame me if they're not accurate)

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    Friday 24th August
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    Main Stage | Friday 24th August
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    The Long Blondes 13:35
    Gogol Bordello 14:35
    Gossip 15:40
    Jimmy Eat World 16:45
    Maximo Park 17:55
    Interpol 19:05
    Kings Of Leon 20:20
    Razorlight 22:00

    NME/Radio1 Stage | Friday 24th August
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    The Scare 12:00
    The Sounds 12:50
    Aiden 14:55
    The Horrors 16:00
    The Enemy 17:00
    Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly 18:05
    Enter Shikari 19:10
    The Subways 20:15
    Brand New 21:20
    Ash 22:30

    Carling Stage | Friday 24th August
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    Bombay Bicycle Club 12:00
    Ripchord 12:45
    Turbofruits 13:30
    Manchester Orchestra 14:15
    Frank Turner 15:45
    Blood Red Shoes 15:00
    Alberta Cross 16:35
    1990s 17:30
    Reverend and the Makers 18:25
    Cajun Dance Party 19:25
    Jack Penate 20:25
    Patrick Wolf 21:30
    Albert Hammond Jr 22:40

    Lock Up Stage | Friday 24th August
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    King Blues 13:35
    Street Dogs 14:25
    The Draft 15:15
    Plain White Ts 16:05
    Big D and the Kids Table 17:00
    Capdown 18:05
    The Bronx 19:10
    Mad Caddies 20:15
    The Living End 21:20
    Jimmy Eat World

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    Saturday 25th August
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    Main Stage | Saturday 25th August
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    The Dead 60s 13:00
    Eagles Of Death Metal 14:00
    The Shins 15:50
    Angels And Airwaves 16:10
    Panic! At The Disco 17:15
    Bloc Party 18:25
    Arcade Fire 19:45
    Red Hot Chili Peppers 21:30

    NME/Radio1 Stage | Saturday 25th August
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    Nine Black Alps 15:00
    The Young Knives 15:50
    The Pigeon Detectives 16:50
    Dinosaur Jr 17:55
    The Twang 19:00
    Biffy Clyro 20:05
    We Are Scientists 21:15
    The View 22:30

    Carling Stage | Saturday 25th August
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    Pete and the Pirates 11:30
    Eisley 12:05
    Lostalone 12:45
    Kids In Glass Houses 13:30
    Mute Math 14:15
    Director 15:00
    Foals 15:45
    Cobra Starship 16:35
    Tokyo Police Club 17:30
    Shiny Toy Guns 18:25
    Silversun Pickups 19:20
    Battles 20:25
    The Academy Is... 21:30
    Hot Hot Heat 22:40

    Dance Arena | Saturday 25th August
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    Does It Offend You, Yeah? 13:30
    Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip 14:25
    Shy Child
    Lethal Bizzle 17:25
    Datarock 18:30
    Digitalism 19:45
    !!! 21:00
    UNKLE 22:15

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    Sunday 26th August
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    Main Stage | Sunday 26th August
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    Billy Talent 14:10
    The Used 15:15
    Funeral For A Friend 16:20
    Fall Out Boy 17:35
    Lostprophets 18:55
    Nine Inch Nails 20:20
    Smashing Pumpkins 22:00

    NME/Radio1 Stage | Sunday 26th August
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    The Sunshine Underground 15:10
    The Maccabees 16:05
    Cold War Kids 17:00
    Devendra Banhart 18:05
    Jamie T 19:10
    CSS 20:15
    LCD Soundsystem 21:20
    Klaxons 22:35

    Carling Stage | Sunday 26th August
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    Stalkers 11:30
    Make Model 12:10
    I Was A Cub Scout 12:55
    Kharma 45 13:40
    Operator Please 15:10
    Kubichek! 15:55
    Kate Nash 18:20
    Maps 17:25
    Charlotte Hatherley 19:25
    Seasick Steve 20:25
    Peter, Bjorn & John 21:30
    The Hold Steady 22:40

    Lock Up Stage | Sunday 26th August
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    Municipal Waste 13:35
    Ignite 14:25
    The Casualties 15:15
    The Cancer Bats 16:05
    Dwarves 17:00
    From Autumn To Ashes 18:05
    Against Me! 19:10
    Gallows 20:15
    Turbonegro 21:20
    New Found Glory 22:30
  • 2007-2008 fixtures - Outlook calendar download

    Jul 10 2007, 14h14

    "Warfield Royal" has provided a CSV file you can download and import into Outlook and other calendar software. He also provides full instructions on what to do with it.

    You can download the calendar file here

    Note that it doesn't include reported changes to the schedules for TV as follows:

    Sun 12 August:
    Manchester Utd v Reading (4pm, Sky).

    Sun 7 October:
    Reading v Derby (2pm, Sky)

    Mon 12 November:
    Reading v Arsenal (8pm, Setanta)
  • 2007-2008 season fixture list

    Jun 14 2007, 12h10

    Manchester United away on the first day followed by Chelsea at home three days after should guarantee an eventful August. Check out the full list on the official Reading FC website
  • 2007-2008 season fixture list

    Jun 14 2007, 12h08

    Manchester United away on the first day followed by Chelsea at home three days after should guarantee an eventful August. Check out the full list on the official Reading FC website
  • Reading 1 Newcastle United 0

    Mai 3 2007, 14h51

    Another win on Monday night. More importantly, we played miles better than we did against Fulham and I think the 2007 side (as opposed to the very different first team we had at our disposal pre-christmas) is finally becoming a cohesive team. While we may be without Sonko, Little, Murty and to a lesser extent Convey, we have got a quality strike partnership in Kitson and Doyle (especially Doyle, it must be said) and we looked pretty solid in defence, thanks in no small part to Ingimarsson, who seems to have really flourished since taking over as captain. We are also particularly strong in set pieces, both defending them and executing them.
    If we have a weakness, it's in the midfield. Harper works hard but he may be out of his depth in the Premiership. I am not one of the many fans who treat Seol like a whipping boy, but I think it's fair to say he doesn't always work hard enough. Which is a shame, because he has got skills to spare when he does. And of course we're going to miss Sidwell, who it seems is highly unlikely to be renewing his contract.
    So, we're currently occupying seventh place in the table which, if nothing else changes with two games remaining, means UEFA Cup football in the 2007-2008 season. I'm still very much in two minds about the whole getting into Europe thing, so in a way I hope it doesn't happen. If we scraped through on goal difference or something then that's hardly a mandate for a successful European campaign, is it?
  • Sonko out, Duberry in

    Fev 1 2007, 13h40

    As rumoured earlier this week, Reading have signed Stoke captain, defender Michael Duberry, for an undisclosed sum to plug the gap at the back left by the cruciate knee ligament injury to Ibrahima Sonko, which will apparently rule him out of the side for the rest of the season. Stoke seem pretty solid at the back, having only let in 25 goals this season, apparently (they're currently seventh in the Championship table). There's a bit more info on the official Reading FC site here.
  • Reading 3 Wigan Athletic 2

    Jan 31 2007, 12h31

    The Reading boys weren't on their best form last night, particularly in the first half. I wonder if they've got stars in their eyes after finding out on Monday that they will be playing Man Utd at Old Trafford in the FA Cup fifth round live on BBC1? Or maybe they just underestimated Wigan, who haven't won a game in the Premiership since last year. Either way, we let Wigan score with just three minutes on the clock and we had to claw back into the game after that. And Wigan's manager Paul Jewel was right - our third goal probably was offside. Still, another three points in the bag.
  • Victory music

    Jan 29 2007, 11h30

    There seems to be an unwritten rule that the music played at the end of football matches ought to unsubtly reflect the prevailing emotion of the crowd. Reading fans used to get One More Time (with its refrain of "Celebrate!") at the Madejski Stadium quite a lot, but I can't remember hearing it lately, despite a few memorable wins this season.

    After the Sheffield United game, we walked outside to the strains of Hard to Beat followed by Fantastic Day.

    Can anyone else remember what's been on the end-of-match playlist this season?