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by tmesis
06 May 2020 22:19
Forum: General Football
Topic: 2019/20 Season - How will it end?
Replies: 225
Views: 9468

Re: 2019/20 Season - How will it end?

That's not always true and they won't be playing at home or away, they'll be playing at neutral venues Why? Unless the plan is for teams to play once a day for a week, where travelling would be a nightmare, what advantage does it offer? They want to avoid fans gathering outside the stadium How many...
by tmesis
06 May 2020 22:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 112
Views: 32817

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

Neutral venues may be required . Maybe they pick the Championship ground that is around 50/50 distance between the two clubs playing? What am I missing here? Why will neutral venues be required? And why does this seem to only apply to the premier league? I think the logic is that by concentrating g...
by tmesis
06 May 2020 20:36
Forum: General Football
Topic: 2019/20 Season - How will it end?
Replies: 225
Views: 9468

Re: 2019/20 Season - How will it end?

Silver Fox That's not always true and they won't be playing at home or away, they'll be playing at neutral venues

Why?
Unless the plan is for teams to play once a day for a week, where travelling would be a nightmare, what advantage does it offer?
by tmesis
06 May 2020 20:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 112
Views: 32817

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

Forbury Lion Neutral venues may be required. Maybe they pick the Championship ground that is around 50/50 distance between the two clubs playing?

What am I missing here? Why will neutral venues be required? And why does this seem to only apply to the premier league?
by tmesis
04 May 2020 23:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 385
Views: 70765

Re: Finance

Yeah but come on - to be a champ footballer takes a hell of a lot more effort than a 27k p/a year generally. They are basically employed for the age of 8, deal with all sorts of pressure and disappointments, play in front of 30k knobheads calling your a pcunt and criticising your every move etc Fin...
by tmesis
03 May 2020 18:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 597
Views: 152810

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Was there ever any footage of Gilkes' last minute "equaliser" at Bournemouth of the last day of the 93/94 season? The game was shown on Meridian, but they didn't include it in their highlights. Being stood in the end behind the goal, with its terrible view, I think it was months before I f...
by tmesis
03 May 2020 17:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading Player
Replies: 174
Views: 24510

Re: Worst Reading Player

Carrico had a poor debut but his performance against Liverpool was top drawer.. He definitely wasn't a bad player, but would be a very strong contender for the worst ever performer based solely on his Reading "career". I'd say he's even worse than Aaron Giammetti, simply because he manage...
by tmesis
03 May 2020 17:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 385
Views: 70765

Re: Finance

What would happen to players 25 and 26 currently contracted to a club ? Would the rule only kick in in 3 years time ? Or would’ve clubs be stuck with paying a player they couldn’t use ? Doesn’t give huge scope for injury cover, presumably you could furlough long term injured ? Would transfers be on...
by tmesis
02 May 2020 16:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 112
Views: 32817

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

Possibly, yes. I just think the really awkward problem comes if they can't restart the season until well into Autumn. Players and managers might not feel comfortable playing a contact sport (obviously they'll have no problem picking up their full salary during that period), even if there are no fans...
by tmesis
02 May 2020 13:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 385
Views: 70765

Re: Finance

Not every club has sold their ground and training ground to a related party to generate a bit of bogus one off revenue. If the football authorities were smarter they would have based FFP on football trading revenue rather than capital sales. Maybe they'll tighten up those rules next time. Why would...
by tmesis
02 May 2020 13:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 112
Views: 32817

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

When we do get around to a restart here is my suggestion. Finish this seasons fixtures, followed by playoffs (or just promote the top 3/4 teams). Relegation as usual. Four week break before starting 2020/21 season to the following format. Premier league 38 games as usual (no European matches)* Each...
by tmesis
30 Apr 2020 23:34
Forum: General Football
Topic: 2019/20 Season - How will it end?
Replies: 225
Views: 9468

Re: 2019/20 Season - How will it end?

It's going to be pretty awkward if some countries' leagues decide to declare the season over, and some try to finish the season, however long it takes. The international calendar will be a bit screwed. While ending the season without completing it looks a sensible option, there has to be a real poss...
by tmesis
29 Apr 2020 21:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading games
Replies: 40
Views: 4738

Re: Worst Reading games

I could probably nominate any game v Portsmouth in the 90s, but I'll go for a game v Leicester at the Mad Stad, where the only thing of note was Sonko being the first player to clear the ball out of the stadium.
by tmesis
23 Apr 2020 19:38
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7511
Views: 502127

Re: The Non - League thread

I can see the football league only letting one club up, to replace Bury, and scrapping all other promotion and relegation. Leeds and WBA will be fuming, but if the premier league do likewise, there wouldn't be spots for them to be promoted into anyway. I did see in Scotland that in the West Scotland...
by tmesis
23 Apr 2020 19:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1117
Views: 161596

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Could be no fans at football matches next season until the new year. This will have a devastating impact on football if so. Or there could be fans back from the Autumn. We don't know yet. If social distancing I’ll be required until at least the end of the year I would be interested in an explanatio...
by tmesis
22 Apr 2020 17:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1117
Views: 161596

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

One87One Could be no fans at football matches next season until the new year. This will have a devastating impact on football if so.

Or there could be fans back from the Autumn. We don't know yet.
by tmesis
22 Apr 2020 17:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1117
Views: 161596

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Wow... ONS figures now show massive spike in other deaths. Whether they test or not, code or not, the actual numbers are under estimates. Stay safe To paraphrase Brasseye, while recorded cases are starting to fall, cases we no nothing about have doubled in the same period. If we no nothing about th...
by tmesis
21 Apr 2020 23:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1117
Views: 161596

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Linden Jones' Tash Wow... ONS figures now show massive spike in other deaths.

Whether they test or not, code or not, the actual numbers are under estimates.

Stay safe

To paraphrase Brasseye, while recorded cases are starting to fall, cases we no nothing about have doubled in the same period.
by tmesis
21 Apr 2020 23:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 597
Views: 152810

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Zip We used to sing “ C’mon you Royals” when we got a corner. Rarely hear it now.

We used to think we had a decent chance of scoring from corners back then.
by tmesis
20 Apr 2020 18:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 385
Views: 70765

Re: Finance

It’s going to be really interesting to see what football looks like after all of this. A salary cap as others have suggested would be welcome...say £2k a week in the Champ. We might struggle as players would likely pick more fashionable clubs than us, but it would sort clubs out financially. How wo...
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