M BrookRoyal Rother You guys slay me.
Get someone else in as Chairman / owner and watch Reading flyyyyy eh?
Well, sadly, at the moment we are going backwards. Despite his, increasingly, hollow words, SJM is losing his enthusiasm for our club. He can't go on for ever. Now would be a good time to go.
I don't get this - in what way are we going backwards?
We have financial stability; we have a team that, after a disastrous start to last season, stabilised in mid-table; we have an academy producing player after player capable of developing into decent professional footballers - an outcome that is more certain to aid financial security and self-sufficiency faster than any other single thing; and during a time of massive transition we have already blooded a decent number of these yet still look a decent enough outfit.
Of course our Chairman has ambition for the club, to suggest otherwise is just daft.
There will be very few chairmen in the entire league set up (and you can probably include a fair number in non-leagues as well) who do not wake up in the middle of the night with cold sweats about the size of the risks they are taking with their club's finances. I'd suggest Sir John Madejski is not one of them.
Make no mistake, there lies ahead at least a couple more years of dire economic strife for this country, and there will be many more clubs facing the fall-out from poor financial management.
Thankfully RFC will not be one of them.
I'll take that.