Rusting Tin & Shiny Plastic published in 1999 is the story in text and photos of a football cultural revolution. It charts Reading FC’s move from Elm Park to the Madejski Stadium. Never has a football club moved home so dramatically. Only twenty days after the last match at rusting, back street Elm Park, vilified by visitors but loved by locals, Reading opened the gleaming, state of‐the‐art Madejski Stadium by the M4. Lavishly illustrated with black and white images, mostly by Zac Josey and with words from Roger Titford, Rusting Tin & Shiny Plastic captures the history of Elm Park, its final season 1997-98 and the first season at the MadStad in granular detail.

“A moody, sometimes sad, sometimes joyous, yet always gripping tale.” Russell Kempson of The Times.

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