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by tmesis
09 Apr 2020 21:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Championship group administration possible ???
Replies: 29
Views: 1044

Re: Championship group administration possible ???

Hound Noticed some cricket teams have furloughed their players. Different world to top level football but maybe not dissimilar to Divs1 and 2

Some rugby clubs too. I know Northampton Saints did it.
by tmesis
09 Apr 2020 21:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Championship group administration possible ???
Replies: 29
Views: 1044

Re: Championship group administration possible ???

I really hate the FFP rules. Ensures that today’s rich clubs stay that way. It stop billionaires buying success (which oddly didn't seem to be a problem when it was Italian clubs doing it in the past) but doesn't have too much relevance beyond the very top of the game. Much prefer the ability to pu...
by tmesis
09 Apr 2020 18:23
Forum: General Football
Topic: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread
Replies: 4952
Views: 232980

Re: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread

One87One If you missed the state of our accounts from 2018/19, head over to Policies. Seems we've smashed another unwanted record.


"two, two, five percent, two, two, five perceeeeeent! We've got the record, two, two, five percent"
by tmesis
09 Apr 2020 18:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Championship group administration possible ???
Replies: 29
Views: 1044

Re: Championship group administration possible ???

I don't think you need salary caps. All you need to do if prevent clubs that are in debt from increasing that debt by signing more players. If there's one thing I'd love to have from the US sports, it's not salary caps, it's the ability to "cut" players from the squad. If unwanted players...
by tmesis
08 Apr 2020 22:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Championship group administration possible ???
Replies: 29
Views: 1044

Re: Championship group administration possible ???

I don't think you need salary caps. All you need to do if prevent clubs that are in debt from increasing that debt by signing more players. If there's one thing I'd love to have from the US sports, it's not salary caps, it's the ability to "cut" players from the squad. If unwanted players ...
by tmesis
08 Apr 2020 22:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 139
Views: 4976

Re: Finance

There's no magic solution of getting 'good' scouts or buying young or any of these cliches you read on here. It's not easy, but you need to recognise when you are doing it badly, and we are clearly woeful. The suggestions are that we are advised by agents, who will unsurprisingly suggest players on...
by tmesis
07 Apr 2020 19:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 139
Views: 4976

Re: Finance

Are we currently reliant upon our owners to stay afloat? Definitely yes. Could we see a points deduction? Sounds likely. But are we turning a corner and putting this messy era behind us? So long as we can ride out the consequences, undoubtedly yes . I'm genuinely curious as to why you think that? I...
by tmesis
05 Apr 2020 21:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: What got you into supporting RFC?! And when you did who was your nearest team?
Replies: 41
Views: 1133

Re: What got you into supporting RFC?! And when you did who was your nearest team?

Robert Maxwell...well, sort of. I got into football, properly (as it actually paying attention to the football every Saturday) in the 1982/83 season. Growing up in Bracknell, nobody supported Reading. I don't mean that as in "hardly anyone". I mean absolutely nobody at all that I knew. Rea...
by tmesis
05 Apr 2020 20:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 139
Views: 4976

Re: Finance

Think one of our major problems is that we have a really big squad. We have 22 senior pros, not counting those out on loan, and counting Rinomhota but not Richards or Watson. It’s ridiculous - on any given match day we’re paying at least four players at least thousand pounds each to sit in the stan...
by tmesis
05 Apr 2020 20:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 139
Views: 4976

Re: Finance

Jagermesiter1871
NewCorkSeth
Jagermesiter1871 Looking forward to Kingsley being sold to the owners next year for £45million. Running out of things to sell after him though.

We can't sell Kingsley. Heart and soul of the club. Sell Queensley.


Will look a bit suspect selling Queensley for 45mil. Maybe 20.

...quid down the Oxford road?
by tmesis
05 Apr 2020 09:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 545
Views: 110338

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Leyton Orient away 1993/94. Feature on The Sunday Match. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsaQMhb7JOk There was a textbook infiltration of the home end by a dozen or so miscreants at that game. They got led round the pitch to the away end before kick off leading to a lovely rendition of the, now sad...
by tmesis
05 Apr 2020 09:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 139
Views: 4976

Re: Finance

It's incredible that the club can spend so much and be so consistently terrible. Is it six seasons out of seven now that we've been in or near a relegation battle? Ultimately it's down to poor recruitment, buying overrated and unmotivated players for fees that are too high, and paying them over the ...
by tmesis
05 Apr 2020 09:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1021
Views: 45753

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Yes. There is still ICU availability within the NHS at the moment which is a big positive. We are in surge and Italy appear to have peaked. Our hospitals don’t appear to be struggling to the same degree as Italy were a couple of weeks ago. A couple of grim weeks coming up but hopefully we will then...
by tmesis
04 Apr 2020 19:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1021
Views: 45753

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Presumably we have been successful in flattening the curve - either that or our NHS is much better than we thought. We've been told the whole time we're 2 weeks behind Italy. Its been over 2 weeks since Italy first started having to triage patients and there were the horror stories coming out. This...
by tmesis
04 Apr 2020 16:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 84
Views: 4617

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

It seems that it's the meeting up with friend and relatives that's the big problem. Reading about Singapore's approach, they really didn't care about people you'd passed in the street etc. It was just about people you'd spent time with. In pubs/restaurants, it seems you aren't hugely likely so infec...
by tmesis
04 Apr 2020 13:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 84
Views: 4617

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

It will be a hell of a party when we get going again for sure, but thats still some way off. If it lasts a year or more, how many businesses in the entertainment/leisure industry will still exist after a year of no income? In two months time people will have had enough, and the only things that wil...
by tmesis
04 Apr 2020 11:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 84
Views: 4617

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

It will be a hell of a party when we get going again for sure, but thats still some way off. If it lasts a year or more, how many businesses in the entertainment/leisure industry will still exist after a year of no income? In two months time people will have had enough, and the only things that wil...
by tmesis
03 Apr 2020 14:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1021
Views: 45753

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Just spotted that Singapore, after apparently being very successful in containing the virus, are now starting to ‘lockdown’ after a second surge Again, just shows by flattening that first curve, it’s not really solving anything long term what's being seen a lot in Asia is people returning from Euro...
by tmesis
03 Apr 2020 13:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1021
Views: 45753

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Just spotted that Singapore, after apparently being very successful in containing the virus, are now starting to ‘lockdown’ after a second surge Again, just shows by flattening that first curve, it’s not really solving anything long term what's being seen a lot in Asia is people returning from Euro...
by tmesis
02 Apr 2020 21:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1021
Views: 45753

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Passed the million mark at 19:02 GMT Thursday April 2nd 1,000,018 Confirmed Cases, 51,354 Deaths, 37,000 Serious or Critical 19.63% of resolved cases were deaths In contrast, the Diamond Princess has 11 dead from 630 cases, 1.75% If you say that that figure is probably artificially high because of ...
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