Losing just five of their 23 home matches, thankfully plenty of away supporters have left RG2 empty-handed.

However, the result did not prevent everyone from having a good time in our town.

Take a look at a few of the best sets of fans I saw in the SCL Stadium last season.

Reading Chronicle:


After four years in the wilderness of League One, the Black Cats were back in the Championship and their fans were determined to make the most of it.

Before the game even kicked off the entire ground belted out a spine-tingling rendition of 'Good Save the Queen' following her recent passing, and they only got better.

On the pitch, they were too good for Reading and cruised to a 3-0 win.

Off the pitch, they were a class above the rest that visited our ground last season.

Reading Chronicle:

West Brom

Strangely, it was the Baggies who were relegation-threatened when they arrived in October and Reading sat in sixth.

However, the new-manager-bounce was there to see both on and off the pitch following the recent decision to remove unpopular boss Steve Bruce.

Twinned with some loud abuse for former striker Andy Carroll, who had made comments about his time at the Hawthorns in the build-up, the Midlands outfit made sure they enjoyed their 2-0 win.

By the time the sides met in the reverse fixture in January, roles had reversed and the Boing Boing Baggies were bouncing...but that's a story for another day.

Reading Chronicle:


Selling out twice in a month, and not winning either game, it was not a happy hunting-ground for the Hornets.

That did not stop them from vocally backing their boys to what they presumed was going to be victory, having taken a 2-0 lead in the league fixture.

Pegging them back to 2-2, and Britt Assombalonga's late goal seemingly ruled offside by Royals keeper Joe Lumley, only helped add to the atmopshere and frustration in the travelling contingent.