Fans of the Royals will be pleased to know that there are some applications on Reading F.C. available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Reading F.C. is an English association football club based in the town of Reading, Berkshire who currently play in the Championship. Formed in 1871, the club is one of the oldest teams in England, but did not join the Football League until 1920, and never played in the top tier until the 2006–07 season. They were originally nicknamed The Biscuitmen after one of the main trades in the town, Huntley & Palmers biscuits, but changed to the Royals in the 1970s, when the company closed their factory. This history is reflected in the name of the club’s unofficial fanzine, Hob Nob Anyone?, named after a popular British biscuit.
The club holds the record for the number of successive league wins at the start of a season (13 wins at the start of the 1985–86 Third Division campaign) and also the record for the number of points gained in a professional league season (106 points in the 2005–06 Football League Championship campaign). Finishing champions of their division on both of these occasions. Since 1998, they have played at the Madejski Stadium on the outskirts of Reading, which is named after the club’s chairman Sir John Madejski. Prior to this, they played at Elm Park for 102 years. They are nicknamed The Royals, due to Reading’s location in the Royal County of Berkshire. The crest design is based on the club colors, blue and white, a crown representing royal sovereignty for the County of Berkshire and an image of Reading’s most famous landmark, the Maiwand Lion. We thought it would be a good idea to let fans in on some Reading apps available.
Reading FC – News, Rumours & Gossip by RogueGames contains all the information a Reading fan requires. With the latest news, gossip, rumors, transfers, contract signings and in built chat this app will keep supporters occupied and up to date with everything concerning their team. For £0.69 at the iTunes App Store, there is also added information from Facebook, Twitter and the club news selector.
Football Fans – Reading by Brighthouse Labs is the ideal way for fans to monitor their team’s progress. Users will be able to access all the latest news including the latest stats, standings and scores. View the detailed team information, highlights, interviews and video updates. For £0.69, this app also has an integrated chat feature for supporters to communicate with other fans and get their opinion across. To find out more or download, head over to the App Store.
Reading ‘+’ Fanchants & Football Songs by Fanchants.com is a fun application with great professionally recorded and mastered chants. For £2.99 at the App Store, fans will get real football chants by real fans to play for fun, use as an alarm or as a ringtone. There are 56 Reading fanchants contained in this easy to use app that will have Reading fans just singing for more.
Using Apple apps can be a great way for fans to get everything from up to the minute news and scores to social media fan chat and fun football chants. Do you think Reading F.C. are going to have a good season? They are currently residing half way up the table, they still have plenty of time to climb up and get into the promotion zone.