An Evening With Steve Coppell and Brian McDermott

An Evening With Steve Coppell and Brian McDermott

  • Published February 14, 2022
Ticket information: All tickets are e-mailed directly to you immediately after payment. If you have not received your tickets please check your junk folders. Please e-mail events@readingfcformerplayers.co.uk if you need a copy of your ticket. All tickets are uniquely numbered and can be used once only. Due to the popularity of our first “Evening With […]
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George Harris

George Harris

  • Published February 10, 2022
Former Reading FC winger George Harris passed away on 9 February 2022 at the age of 81. Harris started his football career with Woking before moving to Newport County where he played 31 League games during the 1961–62 season, before a move to Watford. He played 163 League games for the Hornets and scored 55 […]
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Interview with Mick Gooding

Interview with Mick Gooding

  • Published January 18, 2022
Reading are struggling this season but could anyone do any better with our injuries and financial problems? I’m not one for changing managers. Whoever you have they want to bring in their own players. A new manager won’t be happy with the current squad and will suggest different players, which would be difficult.  We should […]
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Black History Month

Black History Month

  • Published October 4, 2021
To celebrate Black History Month the Reading FC Former Players’ Association have partnered with the Reading FC Community Trust. Each week the Community Trust will post about a former Reading FC player, starting with Jobi McAnuff. Former Captain Jobi was with the Royals between 2009 and 2014 and made over 200 appearances, scoring 16 times, […]
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An Evening with Branfoot and Gilkes

An Evening with Branfoot and Gilkes

  • Published September 6, 2021
Sadly, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to cancel this event which was due to take place on Thursday 21 October. If you have paid for a ticket we will shortly be giving a full refund. BOOKING IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.
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Veljko Paunović Evening A Great Success

Veljko Paunović Evening A Great Success

  • Published June 8, 2021
The Reading FC Former Players’ Association were delighted to present an evening in conversation with Veljko Paunović, on Wednesday 24 March, our first event by Zoom. Hosted by Ady Williams, the evening was a great success and raised an amazing £1200 with proceeds from the event being donated to the Association’s charity of the year, […]
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Association helps with new Academy honours board

Association helps with new Academy honours board

  • Published June 7, 2021
The Reading FC Former Players’ association is proud to have contributed towards a new board at the Madejski stadium to honour the club’s academy stars. Each time an academy player makes their first team debut they have their named etched on an honours board to celebrate their achievement. Together with STAR and the Vice-Presidents we’re […]
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Patron, Sir John Madejski celebrates his 80th

Patron, Sir John Madejski celebrates his 80th

  • Published May 31, 2021
Congratulations to Sir John Madejski our patron, and of course Reading Football Club’s former owner and chairman. He celebrated his milestone birthday on the 28th of April. Sir John became involved in the Royals in 1990, and under his stewardship we reached the Premier league for the first time in the club’s history in 2006. […]
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In Conversation with Veljko Paunović

In Conversation with Veljko Paunović

  • Published March 17, 2021
The Reading FC Former Players’ Association are delighted to present an evening in conversation with Veljko Paunović, to be held on Wednesday 24 March from 5:30pm. Registration is now closed – for any questions please contact events@readingfcformerplayers.co.uk Due to the current restrictions in place we are changing our usual format and will be running this […]
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Eddie McLaren

Eddie McLaren

  • Published January 12, 2021
“Steady Eddie” was the perfect description for Eddie McLaren, who was a regular in Reading’s defence during the mid-1950s.  Born in Dundee he travelled south to join Blackpool, his first professional club, but left there and signed for Reading on September 29, 1952 after completing his National Service. Originally used as a defensive left-half, he […]
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