Reading Football Club was founded in 1871. The team were originally nicknamed 'The Biscuitmen' after Huntley & Palmers, the firm of biscuit makers based in the town. However, when the company closed their factory in the 1970s the club adopted the new nickname of the Royals. The club has come a long way since those days and now fans can relive all the success with football DVDs available from skysportsdvdshop.co.uk.
As a non league club, Reading famously toured Italy in 1913 and astonishingly beat Genoa, AC Milan, Italian champions Pro Vercelli and the Italian national side 2-0. In 1920 Reading were elected into the Third Division of the Football League. Since then Reading have won all League championships except for the top flight of English football.
Reading eventually left Elm Park in 1998 and moved into the impressive all-seater Madejski Stadium just off the M4. The stadium is named after John Madejski, the millionaire businessman and chairman of Reading Football Club.
Arguably Reading's most memorable achievement occurred on 25th March 2006 when a 1-1 draw away at Leicester City guaranteed promotion to the Premier League - The Royals first venture into top flight football. Respected for playing exciting and attacking football, the team under Steve Coppell ended the season with a record 106 points and a total of 99 league goals.
After a memorable debut season in the English Premier League, fans of the Royals can enjoy highlights from every great game with the official Reading FC Season Review DVD, as well as club books and memorabilia from the Sky Sports DVD Shop.