Madejski Stadium, Behind East Stand

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1872 Rematch
The 1872 rematch

Finances were not such a problem back in 1872! A crowd of 250 watched the re-staging of Reading’s first ever…

Ivars Shinpads 2
My piece of Reading FC memorabilia – Ivar’s shinpads

I approached the prize table, winning raffle ticket in hand. The only question was whether to go for a bottle of red or white wine. It had been an entertaining evening at the Tilehurst British Legion Club, listening to Glen Little and Jamie Cureton reminiscing on happier times for Reading fans. A bottle of wine for the price of a raffle ticket would round things off nicely. Then I spotted two grubby, tatty, torn objects tied together with what appeared to be an…