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by Zip
07 Apr 2020 14:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 74
Views: 2922

Re: Finance

Stranded Need to remember a 40m loss is not necessarily a 40m FFP loss. That should be considerably less.


Can you expand on this Stranded. I don’t know the ins and outs of all of this.
by Zip
07 Apr 2020 12:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 74
Views: 2922

Re: Finance

I cannot see how we will escape a points deduction. For the three seasons from 2016/17 through to and including 2018/19 we are clearly in breach and will presumably be duly punished.
by Zip
06 Apr 2020 14:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 74
Views: 2922

Re: Finance

I don't understand the whole thing tbh. How did we manage to lose that much? How have we not previously sold Loader and possibly Moore when interest for them? How did we make any signings at all this summer? All very strange and not very pleasant reading I think it simply boils down to paying huge ...
by Zip
06 Apr 2020 13:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 74
Views: 2922

Re: Finance

I don't understand the whole thing tbh. How did we manage to lose that much? How have we not previously sold Loader and possibly Moore when interest for them? How did we make any signings at all this summer? All very strange and not very pleasant reading I think it simply boils down to paying huge ...
by Zip
06 Apr 2020 13:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 74
Views: 2922

Re: Finance

So a £40 million loss in 2018/19. That is horrific. Assuming we have some kind of summer transfer window we have to cut our cloth. This is going to catch up with us in the end. How the hell have we managed to get into that state ? Has anyone checked the stationery account ? Is someone nicking a few...
by Zip
06 Apr 2020 13:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 74
Views: 2922

Re: Finance

We really have been appallingly managed in the past few years. I thought when Howe came in the remit was for Gomes to use the academy. This was reinforced by the transfer embargo. Yet we then splash out on Puscas and Joao. We have their wages to factor into our accounts for 2019/20. We need to sell ...
by Zip
06 Apr 2020 12:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 74
Views: 2922

Re: Finance

So a £40 million loss in 2018/19. That is horrific. Assuming we have some kind of summer transfer window we have to cut our cloth. This is going to catch up with us in the end.
by Zip
05 Apr 2020 18:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: What got you into supporting RFC?! And when you did who was your nearest team?
Replies: 22
Views: 549

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

1972 when Reading played bravely against Arsenal in the Cup. Saw highlights on The Big Match when I was visiting my grandmother in South Wales. I thought they were the team for me. We lived just outside Cheltenham who would have been my nearest team. I went to see Cheltenham play in non League for a...
by Zip
04 Apr 2020 18:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 983
Views: 43343

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 Zip
03 Apr 2020 10:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 983
Views: 43343

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

If we come out of lockdown in say June I suspect a significant proportion of the public are going to be very reluctant to go back to work in their usual way knowing they are going to contract this virus.
by Zip
31 Mar 2020 20:36
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Omar Richards interest
Replies: 21
Views: 1805

Re: Omar Richards interest

SCIAG Obita is our best left back. He's put in some very good performances. He offers by far the most going forward, as shown by the goals he's scored and his history as a winger, and is no worse than the others defensively. Fin.


He’s probably our best crosser.
by Zip
31 Mar 2020 20:16
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Omar Richards interest
Replies: 21
Views: 1805

Re: Omar Richards interest

Why does Obita deserve a new contract? Because he's recovered from injury, played well and is an asset to the squad. And we need more than 1 LB. Fin. Same thing applies to Gunter though doesn’t it? He’s recovered from “exile”, he’s played well and is still a useful player for the squad. And we need...
by Zip
31 Mar 2020 20:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 530
Views: 109758

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Enjoying these clips. Thanks Tony.
by Zip
30 Mar 2020 19:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 983
Views: 43343

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Did people catch the quiet comment that the Govt is going to publish a weekly number of people dying of Covid-19 OUTSIDE hospitals? It's not clear whether those deaths (Old people's homes etc) are included in the figures. I’ve just been asking about this on AE. It seems deaths are measured against ...
by Zip
30 Mar 2020 18:07
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Omar Richards interest
Replies: 21
Views: 1805

Re: Omar Richards interest

Obita has done enough to earn a new contract. I don’t care if he can’t play three times a week. He has played regularly enough to justify a new deal. Yiadom will still be with us next season. Howe is gone. Blackett is going. Gunter likely to be going although I think he’s worth a two year deal on l...
by Zip
29 Mar 2020 19:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: George Puscas
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: George Puscas

He says he broke into the training ground and did a 100 metre sprint but is now banned from going there. He mentioned that he is on his own and can’t go back to Romania. He seems to be struggling with the boredom of it all which is understandable It’s not easy for plenty of people at the moment and ...
by Zip
29 Mar 2020 17:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 983
Views: 43343

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Fact of the matter is this virus isn`t going anywhere, until a vaccine is developed it`s always going to have a chance of flaring up again. uncertainty will be around for at least another year, can we really see full football stadiums again in that time? I think by about August/September I can see ...
by Zip
29 Mar 2020 11:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 82
Views: 4302

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

I’m not really missing it at all for now.
by Zip
28 Mar 2020 15:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 983
Views: 43343

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Just briefly re Lux’s post on Abbott as it is moving off topic. She has been vilified in the media and there is a racist element to this. It’s disgusting the way she has been portrayed. However she does come across as deeply patronising and frankly she was hypocritical in regard to the private educa...
by Zip
28 Mar 2020 10:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 983
Views: 43343

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Don't care homes come under NHS purview? Also it says that the details haven't been confirmed yet, so no need to get overly cynical, just yet :wink: Nope, they are mainly private providers with resident care funded by DHSC. The same goes for hospices. It’s unlikely that residents will be given a ‘g...
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