STAR would have loved to do this show live at the Madejski Stadium – as we have since 2016 and as we planned to on 23 March 2020 – but you-know-what got in the way – and we don’t want to delay any longer. So we’ve gone online via the club’s channels as a Premiere event.
On Sunday 21st March 25 new names will be inducted into STAR’s Reading FC Hall of Fame in a 90 minute event interspersed with TV goal clips, brief biographies and a few stories from several of the new inductees in an awards event hosted by Paul Allen and Roger Titford.
As always Hall of Fame takes the long view of the club’s history with awards going to characters from each of the club’s 15 decades. The earliest award goes to a man who probably played in our first ever game in 1872, sadly no longer with us, and the latest to someone who is still very much with us indeed.
In between we honour 13 players with 20 promotions between them, a player who won Serie A and La Liga as manager, a forward who saw Reading win two Third Division titles 60 years apart, two first class cricketers (!), a schoolmaster who hit over 50 goals in only 40 games, stars from the Southern League to the Premier League, the keeper who saved most penalties and the player who scored most penalties, the best ever local boy, our greatest goal-scorer and national record-breakers galore.
The evening event is free to access online by any Reading supporter, STAR member or otherwise. It’s a once-a-year occasion – please do join and support our stars – and see for yourself who’s new in STAR’s Reading FC Hall of Fame.
More Information on the Reading FC website – Reading FC website HoF material