Reading Football Club News: November 2023

Back On Embargo List Again

30 November 2023
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading Football Club are back on the EFL Embargo list, once again, after failing to pay recent tax bills owed to HMRC. The Royals have frequently been listed by the EFL and are currently the only team to appear on the list for failing to keep to league regulations on payments. The offence is the same as previous with Reading listed as "Regulation 17.3 Amounts due to HMRC". Reading's current owner remains unable to keep up with wage and tax bills. The hunt for new ownership continues.

Ballard Out For Season

29 November 2023
By Hob Nob Anyone?

On-loan Southampton striker Dom Ballard is set to miss the rest of the season after picking up a major knee injury in Reading's 2-1 away win at Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday. Ballard was forced to leave the pitch just before the half hour mark with the game goalless.

Ballard was brought to Reading on-loan after playing under Ruben Selles at Southampton and looks to be a strong prospect at just 18 years old. Ballard has played 12 times in all competitions for the Royals this season scoring five times.

Big Second Win Takes Reading Off Bottom

28 November 2023
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Femi Azeez opened his account for the season with an emphatic finish perfectly timing his run on to a delightful ball in behind the visitors defence from substitute Elliott before lashing the ball past United 'keeper Holy. It was the icing on the cake of this thumping five goal home win which lifted Reading off the bottom of the league...
Read More: Reading 5 Carlisle 1 - Match Report

Run Of League Defeats Ends But Royals Still Bottom

07 November 2023
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Sam Smith scored a well-deserved first goal of the season with an excellent strike just before half time. Reading, as so often this season, were unable to hold on to their advantage for very long. Rovers levelled the scores twelve minutes into the second half. Both sides were given a helping hand in salvaging a point by a referee who turned down strong and justified claims for a penalty at either end in stoppage time. Although in a game littered with careless errors, neither could claim they deserved better. READ MORE: Reading 1 Bristol Rovers 1 - Report and Fan Opinion...

Reading To Face Eastleigh In Round Two

05 November 2023
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading have been drawn away to Eastleigh in the second round of the FA Cup. Despite a second half red card, National League Eastleigh thrashed league rivals Boreham Wood 5-1 this weekend to progress to round two. The tier five club are currently midtable but will certainly fancy their chances when they take on Reading at home on the weekend of the 2nd December. Meanwhile Reading, sitting bottom of the League One table, have actually had good cup form this season with big wins in the EFL Trophy and now an FA Cup victory after Saturday's 3-2 home win over Milton Keynes at the Select Car Leasing Stadium. Reading will expect to get a ticket allocation of approximately 600 for the tie, which is certain to instantly sell out to season ticket holders.

FA Cup Victory

04 November 2023
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading made an excellent start to this FA cup tie. A superbly weighted Wing pass sliced open the MK Dons defence in the third minute and Ehibhatiomhan's well-timed run put him in possession. The young striker still had a lot to do but his first touch took him inside the last defender before beating 'keeper Kelly at the near post with a crisp finish. In spite of taking an early lead through well taken goal, Reading failed to take control of the game largely due to the impact of Ruben Selles' policy of using cup competitions to rest key players and give his talented youngsters the opportunity to gain first team experience.
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