Michael Gilkes | Simod Cup memories and becoming Academy Manager

Mar 27, 2020, 06:00 AM

One of Reading FC's all-time greats, Michael Gilkes, joins us for the first installment of The Royal Exchange podcast.

One of Reading FC's all-time greats, Michael Gilkes, joins us for the first installment of The Royal Exchange podcast.

32 years to the day since he grasped the nettle at Wembley and inspired the Simod Cup win, Gilkesy shares some of his memories from that cup run and the big day out in the capital - and the celebrations that followed!

More recently, Gilkesy became our Academy Manager in December 2019 - and he reflects on his first few months behind the wheel, as well as his journey there after hanging up his boots in 2003.

There is also a summary of a recent visit to the Reading FC Deaf team's training session, where John Swift had the opportunity to don the ear defenders and experience playing without the benefit of his hearing.

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