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End of Season Club Dinner

by Old Man Andrews » 06 Mar 2020 11:22


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Re: End of Season Club Dinner

by Nameless » 06 Mar 2020 11:41




It’s a nice idea although not sure it can be both ‘exclusive’ and intended to be available to everyone.
I’ve heard the players will be performing some comedy sketches and Andy Yiadom will be leading the singing of some traditional football songs on his ukulele.

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by Zammo » 06 Mar 2020 12:38

Good way for fans to meet their heroes (small lol). They should have done something similar for the recent Steve Coppell night, which ended up being a 'jobs for the boys' event rather being opened up to real Reading fans.

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by South Coast Royal » 06 Mar 2020 21:33

Love the "just" £90 for a 3 course meal and probably a cheap glass of wine that would normally cost no more than £30 in total.
So having paid to watch the game you are then paying a charge of around £60 for the privilege of meeting players who we have paid this season for their work.

Not sure that this is the club reaching out to the fans.

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by muirinho » 07 Mar 2020 00:18

South Coast Royal Love the "just" £90 for a 3 course meal and probably a cheap glass of wine that would normally cost no more than £30 in total.
So having paid to watch the game you are then paying a charge of around £60 for the privilege of meeting players who we have paid this season for their work.

Not sure that this is the club reaching out to the fans.


Well I wouldn't go, but I'm sure plenty will. It's not compulsory. And there are plenty of shirt signings etc for kids to get to meet the players, so this isn't the only way.

Many clubs give out the player of the season awards at an event like this, rather than in a half-empty stadium.


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by royalp-we » 07 Mar 2020 08:46

Rumour has it that this was actually Liam Moore’s idea and I think it’s brilliant really.

Follows other clubs doing similar but something new for ourselves and should be congratulated tbh.

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Re: End of Season Club Dinner

by RG30 » 08 Mar 2020 01:09

The club tried doing this during the Gourlay era only for it to be cancelled due to poor ticket sales and a rubbish season.

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by tee peg » 08 Mar 2020 09:15

Zammo Good way for fans to meet their heroes (small lol). They should have done something similar for the recent Steve Coppell night, which ended up being a 'jobs for the boys' event rather being opened up to real Reading fans.


Tickets were sold on first come first served basis and available to everyone.

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by Nameless » 08 Mar 2020 10:43

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Zammo Good way for fans to meet their heroes (small lol). They should have done something similar for the recent Steve Coppell night, which ended up being a 'jobs for the boys' event rather being opened up to real Reading fans.


Tickets were sold on first come first served basis and available to everyone.


How were they advertised ?
I thought I kept abreast of most goings on but didn't see anything. May be I missed it, and not meant as a criticism but would be nice to know if there is a widespread comms outlet I'm not subscribed to ...


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by tee peg » 08 Mar 2020 12:25

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Zammo Good way for fans to meet their heroes (small lol). They should have done something similar for the recent Steve Coppell night, which ended up being a 'jobs for the boys' event rather being opened up to real Reading fans.


Tickets were sold on first come first served basis and available to everyone.


How were they advertised ?
I thought I kept abreast of most goings on but didn't see anything. May be I missed it, and not meant as a criticism but would be nice to know if there is a widespread comms outlet I'm not subscribed to ...



It was in Get Reading, The Former players ass. web site but I am not sure if it was on the official site.

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Re: End of Season Club Dinner

by RG30 » 08 Mar 2020 12:36

Need to sign up to the newsletter for first dibs

https://www.readingfcformerplayers.co.uk/

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Re: End of Season Club Dinner

by Nameless » 08 Mar 2020 20:27

RG30 Need to sign up to the newsletter for first dibs

https://www.readingfcformerplayers.co.uk/


Follow them on FB. But didn’t spot any news. Probably my fault !

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by Whore Jackie » 09 Mar 2020 09:00

Former Players' did put out quite a few ads across social media, but apparently it sold out first-day, so obviously they didn't push it after that.


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Re: End of Season Club Dinner

by Snowflake Royal » 09 Mar 2020 10:00

South Coast Royal Love the "just" £90 for a 3 course meal and probably a cheap glass of wine that would normally cost no more than £30 in total.
So having paid to watch the game you are then paying a charge of around £60 for the privilege of meeting players who we have paid this season for their work.

Not sure that this is the club reaching out to the fans.

Omg, premium price charged for unusual opportunity!

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Re: End of Season Club Dinner

by Green » 09 Mar 2020 13:33

Where are you dining out 3 courses and a glass of wine for £30 btw, is that your local harvester?

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Re: End of Season Club Dinner

by Old Man Andrews » 09 Mar 2020 19:12

Green Where are you dining out 3 courses and a glass of wine for £30 btw, is that your local harvester?

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Re: End of Season Club Dinner

by South Coast Royal » 10 Mar 2020 13:50

Green Where are you dining out 3 courses and a glass of wine for £30 btw, is that your local harvester?


We don't live in London m8 (thank goodness) and do you believe it will be cordon bleu food and top grade wine?
Bear in mind also that you will be sat with a load of chavs and that's just the players so not the greatest ambience. :wink:

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Re: End of Season Club Dinner

by Needle » 13 Mar 2020 23:28

Just a guess but I reckon this event ain't happening

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Re: End of Season Club Dinner

by RoyalBlue » 14 Mar 2020 12:07

South Coast Royal Love the "just" £90 for a 3 course meal and probably a cheap glass of wine that would normally cost no more than £30 in total.
So having paid to watch the game you are then paying a charge of around £60 for the privilege of meeting players who we have paid this season for their work.

Not sure that this is the club reaching out to the fans.


Its a club doing what it can to try to increase levels of income and take us further away from any nasty FFP consequences. Grumbling about it seems to me a bit like grumbling that they sell hospitality packages on a match day, which also give people the chance to meet with one or two players.

I haven't done so since I was a kid but I imagine if you wait outside the stadium after the game you would get the chance to meet and talk to the players for free.

God (the original, Robin Friday) even managed to find time for a chat before the game on his way into Elm Park. I'm sure he was already late, probably due to stopping off for a quick pint!

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Re: End of Season Club Dinner

by Snowball » 14 Mar 2020 12:11

Needle Just a guess but I reckon this event ain't happening


Unless they rename it "The Last Supper"

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