Hob Nob Anyone? News and Views Latest updates on Hob Nob Anyone? - The Reading Football Club Fans' Website http://www.royals.org/news.php Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:43:26 GMT Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:43:26 GMT 1800 Brentford Take All Three Points Reading came off second best against an impressive Brentford side to slide closer to the wrong end of the table. Brentford had the look of team destined for a play-off spot and Reading had to raise their game to keep them at bay. It was an entertaining and open game with both teams having plenty of opportunities score the crucial opening goal. The Brentford winner came late in the game ironically immediately after they had presented Reading with a golden opportunity to take the lead which made defeat an even more difficult pill to swallow for Royals fans. Morale is now an issue and Reading will need to show character and resilience to pull out of the current slump. Staying positive is essential - and that includes the fans. When a team is fighting for points to stave off relegation they are not helped by the booing of their own 'supporters'.<br/> <a href="http://www.royals.org/matchreport/200118/Reading_0_Brentford_1"><strong>Read More...</strong></a> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.royals.org/matchreport/200118/Reading_0_Brentford_1"><strong>Match Report and Fan Opinion:</strong> Reading 0 Brentford 1</a></li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/719/Brentford_Take_All_Three_Points 719 Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:08:13 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? A Win At Last: Royals Through To Round Four Reading eased their way into the Fourth Round of the FA Cup courtesy of a Jon Dadi Bodvarsson hat-trick to end the sequence of eight games without a win. Having a survived a jittery opening spell in which Stevenage might easily have scored a couple of goals, Reading finally settled down to play some good football; and having taken the lead with a Bodvarsson volley, never really looked in danger of losing their grip on the game. Stevenage managed to create sufficient chances to get back into the game but their finishing lacked the quality required to breach the Royals defence.<br/> <a href="http://www.royals.org/matchreport/160118/Reading_3_Stevenage_0"><strong>Read More...</strong></a> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.royals.org/matchreport/160118/Reading_3_Stevenage_0"><strong>Match Report and Fan Opinion:</strong> Reading 3 Stevenage 0</a></li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/718/A_Win_At_Last:_Royals_Through_To_Round_Four 718 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:30:51 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Replay Winners Travel To Carlisle Or Sheffield The winners of Reading and Stevenage's FA Cup third round replay will travel to either Carlisle or Sheffield Wednesday in the fourth round of the competition. Like the Royals, Carlisle and Sheffield Wednesday also need to decide their fixture with a replay next week after a goalless match at the weekend in Carlisle. The other half of the fixture has a similar feel to Readings - Carlisle are also midtable in League Two - sitting three places above Stevenage. <br/><br/> The Royals <a href="http://www.royals.org/matchreport/060118/Stevenage_0_Reading_0">drew 0-0 with Stevenage</a> in a dull game on Saturday in which Reading were second best to the League Two side. Stevenage created the better chances and Jaakkola was forced into a couple of impressive saves to earn Reading a clean sheet. At the other end Reading rarely threatened during what turned out to be a very quiet afternoon for the home goalkeeper. The draw means The Boro will now need to travel to the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday 16th January for the replay. Tickets are already on sale for the replay with a very low crowd expected despite reasonable ticket prices. Children are just a pound in advance, adults are ten pounds and other concession prices are five pounds. http://www.royals.org/news/717/Replay_Winners_Travel_To_Carlisle_Or_Sheffield 717 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 21:23:08 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Stam Hopes FA Cup Provides Some Respite Reading take a welcome break from a hugely disappointing Championship campaign so far with a Saturday afternoon trip to Stevenage in the third round of the FA Cup. 45 league places seperate Reading from their League Two opposition. Some might think this game is ripe for an afternoon of 'giant killing'. Although Stevenage have hardly set League Two alight this season either, and currently sit midtable in 15th place, they have impressive recent home form in both league and cup. <br/><br/> With home advantage and the "magic of the cup" Stevenage will certinaly fancy their chances of progressing to round four after home wins against Nantwich in round one and Swindon Town in round two. Stevenage put five goals past both of those sides in earlier rounds, and their last two home games in the league have also seen big wins - 5-1 over Chesterfield and 4-1 over Cheltenham. With Reading's inability to keep clean sheets you would certainly expect The Boro to find the back of the net at some point. That means Reading are likely to need at least a couple of goals - and that could pose a problem on recent form. <br/><br/> This does seem set to be a difficult fixture for a Reading side hugely low in confidence. Confidence in the Reading manager is also at an all time low with things swinging against Jaap Stam, and the majority of fans now calling for a change in management. It may only be the FA Cup, and Stam is likely to field a changed and potentially weakened side, but another defeat against lower league opposition could be the hammering in of one of the final nails. Stam needs a victory. Any victory will do as Stam looks to the FA Cup to save the season and his tattered managerial reputation. <br/><br/> Recent form and weaker opposition on paper, will see Stam rest players who have featured in recent defeats. Hopefully some of the younger players will get a chance to be involved and see if they can turn the fortunes of the club around. Dramatic changes to the starting eleven would only be a good thing, and hopefully Stam can accept he may need to try different tactics against Stevenage. <br/><br/> The 0-2 home defeat against bottom side Birmingham on Tuesday was actually comparable to Reading's last match against Stevenage. That game, six years ago at the Madejski Stadium also in the FA Cup third round, was also a hugely disappointing performance from the Royals. Reading were dumped out of the FA Cup 0-1 by a superior Stevenage side on the day. They'll be hoping to repeat that success this weekend. <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Recent Meetings With Stevenage</h3> <table border="0" class="fixtures" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="2" width="100%" style="border:0"> <tr> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>DATE</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>COMPETITION</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>OPPOSITION</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>SCORE</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>REPORT</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh">07 January 2012 </td> <td class="fixturesh">FA Cup</td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/070112.html">Stevenage (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh"><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 0-1</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/070112.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures">29 January 2011 </td> <td class="fixtures">FA Cup</td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/290111.html">Stevenage (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 2-1</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/290111.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> </table> http://www.royals.org/news/716/Stam_Hopes_FA_Cup_Provides_Some_Respite 716 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:03:38 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Dismal Defeat Against Bottom Side Birmingham The loyalty of the Reading fans is being tested to the limit with this latest dismal performance from their team. A second successive home defeat at the hands of teams in the bottom three without scoring appears to point to a struggle for survival for the rest of the season. City took the lead midway through the first half when Reading failed to clear a free kick and the ball fell invitingly to Maghoma inside the box who punished the mistake emphatically. Reading created chances but a second City goal from Gallagher on sixty-four minutes drained them of what little confidence and self-belief remained. A third City goal looked more likely than a reply from a dejected Reading. City deservedly moved off the bottom with their first away win of the season as the Royals now find themselves four points above the drop zone. <a href="http://www.royals.org/matchreport/020118/Reading_0_Birmingham_2"><strong>Read More...</strong></a> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.royals.org/matchreport/020118/Reading_0_Birmingham_2"><strong>Reading 0 Birmingham City 2:</strong> Match Report and Fan Opinion</a> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/715/Dismal_Defeat_Against_Bottom_Side_Birmingham 715 Wed, 03 Jan 2018 08:42:53 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Fresh Pressure On Reading As Birmingham Visit It's not been a good Christmas for Reading fans after Jaap Stam's side managed to pick up just a single point from three festive fixtures. Before Christmas got underway the Royals were sunk at home by relegation favourites Burton Albion after gifting the visitors the full three points. It went from bad to worse on Boxing Day with a poor performance at Bristol City as Reading slumped to a two goal to nothing defeat. Yann Kermorgant finally made his way onto the scoresheet last weekend with his first goal of the season after returning from injury, but his goal still wasn't enough to prevent Reading surrendering two points right at the death as strugglers Barnsley took a share of the points. Bristol City are doing well at the top of the table but dropping points to Burton and then Barnsley has started the alarm bells ringing once more. <Br/><br/> The poor points return over Christmas extended Reading's miserable run to five games without a victory. Those five games have seen Reading pick up just two points from a possible 15. Reading's run up the table during November, which now appears to have given us false hope, feels like a distant memory as the Royals find themselves back down to 17th in the Championship table and just four points out of the relegation zone. <Br/><br/> Tonight's visitors are bottom of the table Birmingham City. The Blues have picked up just 20 points all season (from 25 games so far) and have failed to win a single league match on the road. Birmingham have picked up just three points all season from their 12 away league matches. If there was ever a game Reading fans expect to win it is this one. Failure to win tonight would surely exponentially increase the pressure on Reading manager Jaap Stam. This time last month Reading fans were celebrating a 3-1 victory over Sunderland and a late challenge for the play-offs was sneaking into post-match conversations. Those hopes have since evaporated and instead it will be the "R" word heavily featured in discussions - should Birmingham leave tonight with the win. However, it's not all doom and gloom as a Reading victory tonight would see us climb back up to 15th. <Br/><br/> Ominously Birmingham have had a draw on the road at Sunderland, and a home victory over Leeds in their last three games. Although that might not be seen as exactly "hot form" it could well be something for them to build on as they come to the Madejski Stadium looking for their first away win of the campaign. If they are ever going to win away from home they'd fancy this as an opportunity after seeing Burton Albion leave with three points. <Br/><br/> Reading found some form back in November when they fielded an unchanged side in consecutive games for the first team in the entire season. Stam shuffled his team around on the back of some good wins and found everything crumble around him once again. It remains consistency that is the problem for Reading, but something needs to change again after some poor results. It seems highly likely there will be fresh, and necessary, changes tonight. Liam Kelly could find himself back in the side while Kermorgant will be hoping for another full ninety minutes after playing the whole game at Barnsley. <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Recent Meetings With Birmingham City</h3> <table border="0" class="fixtures" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="2" width="100%" style="border:0"> <tr> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>DATE</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>COMPETITION</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>OPPOSITION</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>SCORE</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>REPORT</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures">26 August 2017 </td> <td class="fixtures">Championship</td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/260817.html">Birmingham (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 2-0</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/260817.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures">31 January 2017 </td> <td class="fixtures">Championship</td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/310117.html">Birmingham (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 1-0</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/310117.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh">13 September 2016 </td> <td class="fixturesh">Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/130916.html">Birmingham (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh"><span style="color:#000000;">D: 0-0</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/130916.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh">09 April 2016 </td> <td class="fixturesh">Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/090416.html">Birmingham (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh"><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 0-2</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/090416.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures">08 August 2015 </td> <td class="fixtures">Championship</td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/080815.html">Birmingham (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures"><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 1-2</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/080815.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh">22 April 2015 </td> <td class="fixturesh">Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/220415.html">Birmingham (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh"><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 0-1</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/220415.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures">13 December 2014 </td> <td class="fixtures">Championship</td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/131214.html">Birmingham (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures"><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 1-6</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/131214.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures">22 March 2014 </td> <td class="fixtures">Championship</td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/220314.html">Birmingham (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 2-1</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/220314.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh">28 September 2013 </td> <td class="fixturesh">Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/280913.html">Birmingham (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 2-0</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/280913.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures">28 April 2012 </td> <td class="fixtures">Championship</td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/280412.html">Birmingham (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures"><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 0-2</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/280412.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh">06 November 2011 </td> <td class="fixturesh">Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/061111.html">Birmingham (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 1-0</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/061111.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> </table> http://www.royals.org/news/714/Fresh_Pressure_On_Reading_As_Birmingham_Visit 714 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 16:20:57 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Burton Gifted Three Points Reading marked the occasion of their 500th first team fixture at the Madejski Stadium with a dismal defeat against struggling Burton Albion. Having enticed a huge crowd to attend with reduced ticket prices the Royals missed a golden opportunity to increase their following in future matches. It is however the manner of the defeat which will concern everyone associated with the club. Having conceded a soft goal in the first half Reading managed to mount some pressure on the Albion defence in the second half and scramble an equaliser fifteen minutes from time. In a game in which Albion had rarely ventured out of their own half it seemed reasonable to expect Reading to go on and win the game. The expected surge to kick on and win the game was scuppered by some dreadful defending culminating in a bizarre winning goal for Albion. That was the last straw for many, and the ground emptied. <br/><br/> Jaap Stam identified poor touch, passing and decision making throughout the side as the key factors contributing to the result, which is a pretty fair summary. In short Reading significantly underperformed individually and collectively against a mediocre team and managed to lose in spite of having seventy six per cent of the possession.<br/> <a href="http://www.royals.org/matchreport/231217/Reading_1_Burton_2"><strong>Read More...</strong></a> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.royals.org/matchreport/231217/Reading_1_Burton_2"><strong>Match Report:</strong> Reading 1 Burton Albion 2</a></li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/713/Burton_Gifted_Three_Points 713 Sun, 24 Dec 2017 09:58:52 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Reading Let Lead Slip Against Cardiff Paul McShane almost snatched a victory for Reading in the dying seconds of stoppage time but they had to settle for a point when for eighty minutes they looked set to claim a magnificent home win against second placed City. Reading, deservedly ahead by two goal at half time, finally succumbed to intense City pressure to concede two late goals. Having appeared to have weathered the storm of City's second half onslaught the Royals lost their composure and discipline in the last ten minutes allowing the visitors to salvage a point. It was a disappointing outcome for Reading fans but probably a fair reward for City's second half endeavour. <br/> <a href="http://www.royals.org/matchreport/111217/Reading_2_Cardiff_2"><strong>Read More...</strong> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.royals.org/matchreport/111217/Reading_2_Cardiff_2"><strong>Match Report:</strong> Reading 2 Cardiff City 2</a> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/712/Reading_Let_Lead_Slip_Against_Cardiff 712 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:34:21 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Comfortable Win Puts Reading Mid-Table Reading continued their recent good run of results with a convincing three goal win at home to climb into a more comfortable mid table position. Edwards gave the Royals the lead on twenty minutes with a glancing header from a Kelly corner whipped in at the near post which surprised 'keeper Davies with its pace and power. It forced Barnsley to commit more players to attack giving Reading more time and space to add to their lead. Joey van den Berg added a second goal nine minutes later with a thunderous strike from outside the box. Barnsley posed more of a threat in the second half following three half time substitutions but Bodvarsson put the result beyond doubt two minutes from time heading home the rebound from a Popa strike which came back off the bar. <br/><a href="http://www.royals.org/matchreport/281117/Reading_3_Barnsley_0"><strong>Read More...</strong> <ul> <li><A href="http://www.royals.org/matchreport/281117/Reading_3_Barnsley_0"><Strong>Match Report:</strong>Reading 3 Barnsley 0</a> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/711/Comfortable_Win_Puts_Reading_Mid-Table 711 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:56:34 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Reading Fail To Score But Earn Point Although Reading only managed to pick up a point at home against an equally ambitious Wednesday side there are signs Reading are moving in the right direction. The Royals second half display was worthy of winning the game lacking only the finish to some promising attacking play. Wednesday did threaten on the break particularly near the end but there were spells when they were simply pinned in their own half by a dominant Reading. Again the team could not be faulted for work rate and Moore, McShane and Van den Berg looked very comfortable at the back against a potent Wednesday strike force. Those fans who for some reason felt the need to boo their team need to reflect on the recent run of games which has seen two wins, two draws and a defeat against runaway league leaders Wolves in a game in which they looked capable of taking at least a point. <a href="http://www.royals.org/matchreport/251117/Reading_0_Sheff_Wed_0"><strong>Read More...</strong></a> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.royals.org/matchreport/251117/Reading_0_Sheff_Wed_0"><strong>Match Report:</strong> Reading 0 Sheffield Wednesday 0</a></li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/710/Reading_Fail_To_Score_But_Earn_Point 710 Sun, 26 Nov 2017 08:28:25 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Reading Need Win As Wednesday Visit Reading's league games continue to come along like buses after the International break as the Royals attempt to haul themselves away from the Championship relegation zone as Sheffield Wednesday visit the Madejski Stadium this Saturday. After two good wins in the league, the Royals were defeated by Wolves and then only managed to pick up a single point at strugglers Bolton on Tuesday night. The two wins took the pressure off Jaap Stam, but he will be feeling it again unless Reading can collect all the available points against a mid-table Wednesday side that find themselves unbeaten in five matches. <Br/><br/> Reading found themselves two goals down at Bolton and looked set to drop all three points before a late recovery. Liam Moore pulled a goal back for Reading with 14 minutes left to play before Bacuna stuck home a penalty seven minutes later to salvage a point. There was nearly time for Reading to throw it away again and Jaakkola, making a rare start in goal for Reading, was forced to make a couple of saves including one from point blank range from former Royals Adam Le Fondre deep in stoppage time. The match was all too familiar with Reading back to dominating possession but the opposition looking more likely to find the back of the net. <br/><Br/> Part of Reading's problems, once more, was the lack of a striker on the pitch. Kermorgant was ruled out against Bolton and Bodvarsson was only brought into action on 66 minutes. England youth player Danny Loader was included on the bench but didn't get to see his first league action. Either Kermorgant or Bodvarsson are expected to make a start against Sheffield Wednesday with both players expected to be fit. Joey Van den Berg will be available for selection again. <Br/><br/> Last season Reading took the full six points from the Owls with a 2-0 victory on the road and a 2-1 win at the Madejski. In that game, back in December 2016, with Reading struggling to create chances, Roy Beerens scored two goals in the second half with the visitors only getting a late consolation goal. Reading have had some impressive scorelines at home against Sheffield Wednesday in recent years with a 6-0 win in September 2008 followed up by a 5-0 victory in February 5-0. We won't be expecting anything like that this weekend - any kind of win would do. <h3>Recent Meetings With SHEFF WED</h3> <table border="0" class="fixtures" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="2" width="100%" style="border:0"> <tr> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>DATE</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>COMPETITION</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>OPPOSITION</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>SCORE</b></td> <td class="fixtures" bgcolor="#CCCCFF"><b>REPORT</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures">17 March 2017 </td> <td class="fixtures">Championship</td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/170317.html">Sheff Wed (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 2-0</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/170317.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh">10 December 2016 </td> <td class="fixturesh">Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/101216.html">Sheff Wed (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 2-1</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/101216.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh">23 January 2016 </td> <td class="fixturesh">Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/230116.html">Sheff Wed (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh"><span style="color:#000000;">D: 1-1</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/230116.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures">19 August 2015 </td> <td class="fixtures">Championship</td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/190815.html">Sheff Wed (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures"><span style="color:#000000;">D: 1-1</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/190815.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh">31 January 2015 </td> <td class="fixturesh">Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/310115.html">Sheff Wed (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><b>W:</b> 2-0</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/310115.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures">20 September 2014 </td> <td class="fixtures">Championship</td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/200914.html">Sheff Wed (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures"><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 0-1</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/200914.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixturesh">08 February 2014 </td> <td class="fixturesh">Championship</td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/080214.html">Sheff Wed (HOME)</a> </td> <td class="fixturesh"><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 0-2</span></td> <td class="fixturesh"> <a href="/matdoc/080214.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="fixtures">02 November 2013 </td> <td class="fixtures">Championship</td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/021113.html">Sheff Wed (Away)</a> </td> <td class="fixtures"><span style="color:#FF0000;">L: 2-5</span></td> <td class="fixtures"> <a href="/matdoc/021113.html">Read report...</a> </td> </tr> </table> <ul> <li><A href="http://www.royals.org/history/Sheff+Wed"><strong>Recent Meetings:</strong> Reading -v- Sheffield Wednesday</a></li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/709/Reading_Need_Win_As_Wednesday_Visit 709 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:49:19 GMT Hob Nob Anyone? Reading Beaten As Wolves Return To Top Reading paid the price for their inability to take their chances as Wolves returned to the top of the league with an efficient away performance and two well taken goals. The league leaders looked good going forward but Reading certainly created sufficient openings to earn a point. It is the quality of finishing which determines success in football and in that respect Reading's season seems destined to be blighted by coming up short in that department. <br/><a href="http://www.royals.org/matchreport/181117/Reading_0_Wolves_2"><strong>Read More...</strong></a> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.royals.org/matchreport/181117/Reading_0_Wolves_2"><strong>Reading 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2</strong> - Report and Fan Opinion</a></li> </ul> http://www.royals.org/news/708/Reading_Beaten_As_Wolves_Return_To_Top_ 708 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:54:04 GMT Hob Nob Anyone?