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A selection of the latest Reading FC news and blog posts.

Opinion: Who is to blame for Reading FC's demise this season? With Reading evidently struggling in the Championship this season, there has been many questions as to whether Paul Clement is the man to steer Reading clear of their relegation troubles.

On loan - More minutes for our young players No action for the first team this weekend, but some of our young lads were picking up minutes out on loan lower down the divisions…

Bacuna scores from the spot for Curaçao Royals midfielder Leandro Bacuna was on target once more for his country as he slotted home a second half penalty in Curaçao’s 5-0 win against the US Virgin Islands over the weekend.

Further Reading: Why Moore And Ilori Are So Important To The Royals It is worth noting that the player traditionally thought to be the best in this department is Paul McShane, although his poor performances in this department have contributed to his omission from matchday squads since conceding two penalties against Blackburn Rovers.

Reading FC legends Nicky Shorey and Glen Little take first steps into management Good to see that former Reading players Nicky Shorey and Glen Little have taken their first steps in management. We wish them well as they cut their teeth together in an ever-precarious profession with Isthmian League premier division club Wingate and Finchley.

RUMOUR: Parkinson To Replace Under Pressure Clement? After a run just two wins in twelve league games that has left Reading only outside of the Championship relegation zone on goal difference in this October international break, the infamous Alan Nixon has suggested on Twitter that the pressure is growing on the 46-year-old and that Phil Parkinson could be the man to replace him.

Reading FC boss Paul Clement relaxed over club's lengthy injury list Paul Clement says he is relaxed over the amount of players who are or have been out injured for Reading over the past few months. Royals' boss has had a lengthy injury list to deal with ever since he took over from Jaap Stam at the end of March.

Royal Bus heads to Crosfields School tournament! The ‘Royal Bus’ – which you may have seen around Madejski Stadium on matchdays – was at Crosfields School earlier this week to take part in an annual football tournament!

Reading FC defender Tennai Watson reveals how he takes inspiration from wheelchair bound brother The full-back addressed a range of issues during an interview with loan club AFC Wimbledon.

Bartrip opens up about personal battles Reading FC Women's defender, Molly Bartrip was honest and open about her battle with anorexia as a teenager, as she joined Paul McShane and John O'Shea on a visit to The Royal Berkshire Hospital on World Mental Health Day this week.

Important fixtures ahead for loanees this weekend… It might be an international break this weekend for the Royals and our supporters… but as many as six of our outbound loanees could still be in action for their clubs!

The Tilehurst End Podcast: Adam Le Fondre Interview Sometimes it's nice to look back on happier times when Reading aren't doing so well, so that's exactly what we did by getting Adam Le Fondre on The Tilehurst Podcast!

Pre-order a personalised Royals scarf now! Autumn is here and the temperatures are sure to drop soon. So a scarf in the stands is an essential item for all loyal Royals.

Gunter starts for Wales; Loader starts in England rout Chris Gunter won his 90th cap for Wales on Thursday night, as his countrymen took on Spain in front of 50,000 fans at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Ged Roddy Discusses Reading’s Academy In Depth In a wide-ranging talk with the club's media and the press, he discussed the future of the Royals' academy, his respect for the "Reading way" and much more. As Roddy mentions, he was already well-acquainted with Reading's youth set-up long before he took charge of the academy.

Liam Moore defends Reading FC manager Paul Clement over poor start to the season Reading centre-back Liam Moore has defended manager Paul Clement over the club's poor start to the season. Royals have picked up just nine points from a possible 36 in the Championship so far, leaving them in 21st position in the league table.

Royals open Ryeish Green Leisure Centre Two Reading first team players opened a new purpose-built leisure facility at the end of last month, alongside Olympic diving Gold Medalist Chris Mears.

IFollow - World Mental Health Day - Royal Berkshire Hospital Royals captain Paul McShane and fellow defender John O’Shea showed their support at the Royal Berkshire Hospital this afternoon by backing an event organised by both staff and patients.

Academy Life - "We think differently to keep punching above our weight" I knew before I arrived that this was a great Academy and a great football club – and so it’s proven to be," Roddy began, speaking to iFollow moments before heading across the pristine pitches at Hogwood Park to watch our Under-23s put five past Oxford United in a friendly fixture played in gloriou.

Clement preparing to build in the next block A blank weekend upcoming for Reading, owing to the international break. When we return, we’ll have five games in the space of just over three weeks – and manager Paul Clement wants to make sure that that block of games is more fruitful.

Reading’s Team Is Crying Out For Backbone And Leadership Years of instability have left Reading’s team short of an experienced backbone.

Three big winners and losers for Reading so far this season A closer look at some of the players who have shone and others who have found it tough going.

Reading FC academy boss talks prospects for Loader and Novakovich plus his aims for future stars Once a month we do a benchmarking exercise and look the debuts and how many players who are homegrown are making appearances for Reading, how many homegrown players from Reading are playing in the Premier League and then we look through the divisions so we get a picture of where the players are.

Royals support World Mental Health Awareness Day at Royal Berkshire Hospital! Royals captain Paul McShane, fellow defender John O’Shea and Reading FC Women defender Molly Bartrip showed their support at the Royal Berkshire Hospital this afternoon by backing an event organised by both staff and patients.

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