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by Snowflake Royal
09 Apr 2020 12:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 133
Views: 4805

Re: Finance

Thing is a one off pardon won't help. At Reading it is now a cultural problem. Sign too many players. Sign too many not very good players. Pay them too much. Repeat. What makes us think anything will change. Why did we sign new players in January who did not improve the team, and have therefore not...
by Snowflake Royal
08 Apr 2020 17:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 133
Views: 4805

Re: Finance

Hound
Snowflake Royal
Hound
well yes. But then you also said we should keep Kelly :wink:

He was fine.


For a Div2 team, yes

I agree. In proper old money.
by Snowflake Royal
08 Apr 2020 16:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 133
Views: 4805

Re: Finance

Hound
Snowflake Royal
Hound
well we don't but you'd hope the coaching staff and scouts would have a fair idea

Some of us were saying it at the time.


well yes. But then you also said we should keep Kelly :wink:

He was fine.
by Snowflake Royal
08 Apr 2020 16:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 133
Views: 4805

Re: Finance

When we spunked all that money on Ejaria and Puskas i said it was mental and that we couldnt afford it. A number of people said i was being a killjoy and should just learn to enjoy football as a releif. Some of those same people now have a 6 page thread on how the finances are screwed. Anyone cheer...
by Snowflake Royal
08 Apr 2020 16:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 133
Views: 4805

Re: Finance

We've used the academy lads fairly well this year. But absolutely we should be using Olise, McIntyre, Southwood, Andresson and possibly Osho. Most of the others aren't up to it from what I've seen (CBC and Holsgrove looked decent tbf), but then you keep an eye on Nevers, Dorsett etc I agree we have...
by Snowflake Royal
08 Apr 2020 12:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 133
Views: 4805

Re: Finance

We really need to go back to buying young hungry players from L1 and L2, and then add a semi expensive player as and when we can get them. It's a joke the likes of Moore are on around 30k a week at this level. Does he really warrant that money? I don't think so. Get back to our old successful model...
by Snowflake Royal
08 Apr 2020 12:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 133
Views: 4805

Re: Finance

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. There is quite an extensive list of allowable losses that are not included in the calc - I don't have the full list to hand...
by Snowflake Royal
07 Apr 2020 12:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Player trading
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Player trading

Strap or Cube are otherwise your best points of contact.
by Snowflake Royal
07 Apr 2020 12:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 133
Views: 4805

Re: Finance

Also, relegation will only cripple us because of our absolutely basketcase insane spending.
by Snowflake Royal
07 Apr 2020 12:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 133
Views: 4805

Re: Finance

It's all its, buts and maybes, but ultimately investing in a team that only narrowly avoided relegation for 2 seasons is a risk worth taking. The revenue lost from relegation would cripple this club. Frequent £10m - £45m losses in a single season won't? It's precisely this total lack of responsibil...
by Snowflake Royal
07 Apr 2020 11:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 133
Views: 4805

Re: Finance

Moore being given a bumper contract for being refused permission to go to Brighton is looking absolutely insane now. How much must he be on? £30k a week? More? We could have got £8m for him, instead we've paid out how many to him? Mannone was reportedly on big money. Aluko will have been on a huge ...
by Snowflake Royal
06 Apr 2020 21:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 133
Views: 4805

Re: Finance

Moore being given a bumper contract for being refused permission to go to Brighton is looking absolutely insane now. How much must he be on? £30k a week? More? We could have got £8m for him, instead we've paid out how many to him? Mannone was reportedly on big money. Aluko will have been on a huge w...
by Snowflake Royal
04 Apr 2020 15:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 133
Views: 4805

Re: Finance

Think it was mostly staggered payments so we didn't actually spend that much.

Even so, it's baffling how we got through the summer without a massive fire sale.
by Snowflake Royal
04 Apr 2020 11:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 133
Views: 4805

Re: Finance

Jeez, so much for being free of FP constraints next season (Covid19 factor excluded) that's much more than the loss we'd have purged from the records at the end of this season that screwed us hard!
by Snowflake Royal
01 Apr 2020 08:28
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Omar Richards interest
Replies: 21
Views: 1929

Re: Omar Richards interest

I’d be happy to see him sign a new two year deal but it would have to be on reduced wages. Four points here really: 1) There's been plenty of talk about Gunter being good enough to stay 2) Gunter is likely to be on considerably more than Obita and isn't coming back from essentially a two year lay o...
by Snowflake Royal
31 Mar 2020 21:42
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Omar Richards interest
Replies: 21
Views: 1929

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 Snowflake Royal
31 Mar 2020 13:05
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Omar Richards interest
Replies: 21
Views: 1929

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.
by Snowflake Royal
29 Mar 2020 18:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: George Puscas
Replies: 10
Views: 1206

Re: George Puscas

AthleticoSpizz #Puscas strong

Is that what it said?

Has he just been watching the Avengers?
by Snowflake Royal
29 Mar 2020 08:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 84
Views: 4602

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

Glad for the lack of football again. I was bored enough to watch the entire Simod Cup Final when the club posted it on YouTube.

Football was a bit different back then!
by Snowflake Royal
28 Mar 2020 17:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 544
Views: 110221

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Club's uploaded the full Simod final on youtube.

It's so weird watching it, very different game now.
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