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by tmesis
21 Apr 2020 23:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 597
Views: 178874

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: 389
Views: 98368

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...
by tmesis
19 Apr 2020 15:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 98368

Re: Finance

If a load of clubs do go under, and taking into account the likely impact on TV (and other) revenue streams (after all, if we have 3 Million unemployed, football season tickets may not be a high priority to many), then I would suggest that this would be the perfect time to do a reorganisation of pr...
by tmesis
15 Apr 2020 12:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 98368

Re: Finance

How come there isn't uproar that non-playing staff at Reading are being furloughed whilst there is no change to players pay? Reading have been pretty bad to watch for most of the past seven or eight years, so unlike Liverpool and Spurs we don’t have many fans who still wet the bed. We also, unlike ...
by tmesis
13 Apr 2020 16:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 112
Views: 44096

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

Questionable whether they will ever come back - but I reckon 8-10 good results near the start of a season will bring them back. so that's a no to them coming back then. There are three things that typically bring people into wanting to watch more often Good results Entertaining football Good atmosp...
by tmesis
12 Apr 2020 13:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1120
Views: 207726

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

2 world wars, 1 world cup
Royal Rother
Zip
Are we due a collective whoosh here? Please please tell me this is so.


Definitely.


Can't blame a man for fishing here when it's so hard to go shopping. So easy too in this thread where seemingly anything goes.

He should have asked for stats about phone masts
by tmesis
12 Apr 2020 13:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 98368

Re: Finance

Except we don’t have any meaningful debt (the sort that gets you wound up by HMRC) and we’ve not circumvented rules. If we had circumvented them we would be in trouble. We’ve found ways to organise our finances so we aren’t breaking the rules. I would suggest clubs who go into administration to avo...
by tmesis
12 Apr 2020 00:25
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Reading FC 2018/19 accounts
Replies: 26
Views: 6184

Re: Reading FC 2018/19 accounts

Uke We’re fûcked

But imagine how fûcked we’d be if there was a recession about to hit

Nah...we'll be fine.

The hyper-inflation caused by the busted economy will make that debt the equivalent of the price of a Twix by the end of the year.
by tmesis
11 Apr 2020 13:28
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Royal Elm Park
Replies: 575
Views: 129472

Re: Royal Elm Park

The club have already said buses will be free.... whether the cost of a matchday ticket goes up by £5 or whatever remains to be seen! I used to get an urban bus, I now get the Park and Ride from Shinfield Park - Drive there, park and get a bus straight away. I actually get home quicker than when I ...
by tmesis
11 Apr 2020 13:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 98368

Re: Finance

They have said that they would rather simply put the cash into the club but aren’t allowed to do so. Which is utterly daft. FFP for the championship (and below) is entirely different to the top end of the game. It's meant to be a block to clubs getting into a financial mess at this level, not to st...
by tmesis
10 Apr 2020 20:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 112
Views: 44096

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

FL has earmarked early June for resumption of the league season which will begin behind closed doors. https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/sport/18370070.efl-earmarks-start-june-season-resumption-behind-closed-doors---reports/ May or may not happen of course but that would seem to be the intention th...
by tmesis
10 Apr 2020 20:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Championship group administration possible ???
Replies: 37
Views: 13217

Re: Championship group administration possible ???

Also "debt" has to be seen in terms of accounting. If you build a stadium, the same as if you buy a house, you aren't strictly in debt. This is because the money paid for the building is matched by that building becoming an asset. Similarly, you could argue that paying £5 million for a pla...
by tmesis
09 Apr 2020 21:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Championship group administration possible ???
Replies: 37
Views: 13217

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: 37
Views: 13217

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: 5051
Views: 276903

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: 37
Views: 13217

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: 37
Views: 13217

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: 389
Views: 98368

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: 389
Views: 98368

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: 58
Views: 20847

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...
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