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by STAR Liaison
26 Oct 2020 19:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFIT - Wycombe (H)
Replies: 252
Views: 7417

Re: BFIT - Wycombe (H)

<<<Reading withdrew in 1882 and therefore have only competed (and lost) in 132 competitions >>>> We competed in 133 - got through three rounds into the last 14 (sic) then withdrew. Imagine the rage today. Actually, no, there would be posters saying got to concentrate on the league - it's only 38 yea...
by STAR Liaison
25 Oct 2020 20:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFIT - Wycombe (H)
Replies: 252
Views: 7417

Re: BFIT - Wycombe (H)

Another cord we hold (I think) is that of worst record in the FA cup. We have lost more FA cup games than any other team apparantly... Most FA Cup goals conceded: 539: Aston Villa Highest FA Cup goal difference: +305: Aston Villa Most FA Cup games played: 455: Arsenal Most FA Cup games won: 251: Ma...
by STAR Liaison
19 Oct 2020 17:53
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: We will iFollow the Reading on laptop and TV
Replies: 21
Views: 1091

Re: We will iFollow the Reading on laptop and TV

Bit nonplussed by this. Assumed STAR were offering some sort of crazy deal to provide laptops / access to supporters who couldn't get the service. Instead it's just a PSA pimping it. Er, yeah. We know about it. It's discussed on here at length repeatedly. What a lame attempt at outreach. :| Yet at ...
by STAR Liaison
16 Oct 2020 12:35
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: We will iFollow the Reading on laptop and TV
Replies: 21
Views: 1091

We will iFollow the Reading on laptop and TV

STAR is pushing this entirely off our own bat because we hear supporters are missing out when we're top of the table. Here's what it says on our website: This is Reading’s best start to the season since 1985 – but just like back then it’s not as easy to follow the team as we’d like. In 1985 stadium...
by STAR Liaison
05 Oct 2020 11:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT Watford
Replies: 157
Views: 6985

Re: BFT Watford

Was it under Star that the thought was the players were being stifled, made to play like robots? I can't remember. HEY! Don't lay that one at our door, please. On another subject mentioned in this thread, research from Germany does indeed suggest that clubs with less vociferous crowds / less full s...
by STAR Liaison
03 Oct 2020 11:13
Forum: STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading)
Topic: Sustain the Game!
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: Sustain the Game!

And also this from the Football Supporters Association: "We're continuing to lobby the Government and you might have seen that a load of the FSA's APPG for Football Supporter members have been lobbying the sports minister in Parliament this week and via open letter (which we worked with Damian ...
by STAR Liaison
03 Oct 2020 11:11
Forum: STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading)
Topic: Sustain the Game!
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: Sustain the Game!

The campaign looks for urgent action from the authorities to protect the very existence of clubs in this dangerous time. Which authorities, and what action is required? Looks very broad in scope and very general at the moment. A bit "Down with this sort of thing", dare I say it. Fine if i...
by STAR Liaison
24 Aug 2020 10:28
Forum: STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading)
Topic: Sustain the Game!
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Sustain the Game!

.... Lifting this post out of the Team Board where it didn't get much attention ..... STAR is signed up and backing it. The Covid-19 situation has made the crisis in football governance and finance even worse. But this could mean it’s a great time for change. The campaign is backed by supporters’ gr...
by STAR Liaison
21 Aug 2020 09:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 883
Views: 42634

Re: Season 20/21

This is also the day the FSA launches its SUSTAIN THE GAME campaign. STAR is signed up and backing it. The Covid-19 situation has made the crisis in football governance and finance even worse. But this could mean it’s a great time for change. The campaign is backed by supporters’ groups from almost ...
by STAR Liaison
29 Jul 2020 16:38
Forum: STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading)
Topic: Mark Bowen at Fans Forum 29 Oct
Replies: 11
Views: 3173

Re: Mark Bowen at Fans Forum 29 Oct

STAR Liaison
Sutekh Will the AGM/Forum be conducted via Skype, Teams or Zoom this year :lol:


via MEGAPHONE on Reading Festival site :lol:


Actually more likely Zoom (in case it rains).
by STAR Liaison
29 Jul 2020 15:22
Forum: STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading)
Topic: Mark Bowen at Fans Forum 29 Oct
Replies: 11
Views: 3173

Re: Mark Bowen at Fans Forum 29 Oct

Sutekh Will the AGM/Forum be conducted via Skype, Teams or Zoom this year :lol:


via MEGAPHONE on Reading Festival site :lol:
by STAR Liaison
28 Jul 2020 14:58
Forum: STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading)
Topic: STAR Membership rolls over for free
Replies: 1
Views: 1868

Re: STAR Membership rolls over for free

As 2019-20 disappears over the horizon and 2020-21 edges into view, albeit through a fog of uncertainty, we thought it was timely to give the post above a bump. And to say that there is a cut-off date for this offer of 1st September 2020. So if you're a 2019-20 STAR member and you haven't yet rejoin...
by STAR Liaison
06 Jul 2020 13:54
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 5176
Views: 622478

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

The club was officially formed Christmas Day 1871. So technically the season after next is 150 years. There is no evidence for this either. If it's 'official' it's just the club making it up. We can be pretty sure it was formed sometime between Nov 1871 and Feb 1872 and the FA Annual of 1873 gives ...
by STAR Liaison
02 Jun 2020 15:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: 25 years ago today
Replies: 48
Views: 6245

Re: 25 years ago today

You wonder if it’s a gypsy curse or something.One meaningless Symod Cup win(though I did enjoy the day);followed by four play off horlicks and an FA Cup semi final defeat.Perhaps we should swing a dead cat and bury it at the Mad Stad,and at Elm Park Housing estate for good measure. You can imagine ...
by STAR Liaison
02 Jun 2020 15:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 92212

Re: Finance

From the STAR website: An important news story for football fans broke Friday 22nd May – and was immediately buried by the Dominic Cummings controversy. It was another political DC, Damian Collins MP and until recently the Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, doing the t...
by STAR Liaison
01 Jun 2020 15:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 92212

Re: Finance

From the STAR website: An important news story for football fans broke Friday 22nd May – and was immediately buried by the Dominic Cummings controversy. It was another political DC, Damian Collins MP and until recently the Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, doing the t...
by STAR Liaison
26 May 2020 09:11
Forum: STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading)
Topic: STAR Membership rolls over for free
Replies: 1
Views: 1868

STAR Membership rolls over for free

At STAR we’re well aware of all the uncertainties surrounding the next football season – whenever that starts. So we’ve decided to make one thing clear. We are extending – free of charge – membership of STAR to all our 1700+ 2019-20 members for a further year, until 30 June 2021. This is because we ...
by STAR Liaison
12 Apr 2020 10:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 92212

Re: Finance

This message is copied from the STAR Forum, where many fear to (or at least don't) tread. It does relate to the finance topic but Reading Matter contains more than that as you might see... The 2020 edition of 20-page Reading Matter is now out and can be accessed via pdf download from our website htt...
by STAR Liaison
12 Apr 2020 10:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 92212

Re: Finance

I see Star have done their usual,thing of getting someone who knows what they are talking about to look at the accounts and give their view (fair chance it is someone who has already posted). Presents a rather less apocalyptic view of things which is nice. While I think everyone would prefer it if ...
by STAR Liaison
12 Apr 2020 10:10
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Reading FC 2018/19 accounts
Replies: 26
Views: 4626

Re: Reading FC 2018/19 accounts

There is a very good analysis of the accounts on the STAR website on the News tab. It has been written in a very easy to understand way so go and have a look.
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