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by 3points
07 Jun 2020 22:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Modou Barrow
Replies: 62
Views: 16451

Re: Modou Barrow

Think a lot of clubs will struggle to shift underperforming higher paid players this summer. We could have another frustrating summer transfer window in terms of players out
by 3points
07 Jun 2020 22:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex -Player Podcasts (Cureton/McShane)
Replies: 29
Views: 11196

Re: Ex -Player Podcasts (Cureton/McShane)

Thought McShane came across as quite an old school, heart in his sleeve type player / captain but I winder in some of the situations he described he was a bit limited? If a team mate wasn’t all blood and thunder then he didn’t want to know? Every player is different and a captain needs to recognise ...
by 3points
18 Apr 2020 23:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 86150

Re: Finance

Yeah I know I miss the bleeding obvious but those staffing levels look ridiculously high.Aside from match day staffing.Sixty odd players ? I suppose a lot of that number are “students”;amongst which historically golden nuggets have been few and far between.Coaching and admin staffing levels are als...
by 3points
11 Apr 2020 20:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 86150

Re: Finance

I see Star have done their usual,thing of getting someone who knows what they are talking about to look at the accounts and give their view (fair chance it is someone who has already posted). Presents a rather less apocalyptic view of things which is nice. While I think everyone would prefer it if ...
by 3points
11 Apr 2020 20:52
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Royal Elm Park
Replies: 564
Views: 113834

Re: Royal Elm Park

There's something slightly weird in the accounts of one of the companies associated with RFC and the REP development. The Thais have pledged the shares to RFC Propco to someone as security for a loan. The loan has been defaulted upon and therefore someone other than the Thais now own the shares! The...
by 3points
11 Apr 2020 20:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 86150

Re: Finance

I see Star have done their usual,thing of getting someone who knows what they are talking about to look at the accounts and give their view (fair chance it is someone who has already posted). Presents a rather less apocalyptic view of things which is nice. While I think everyone would prefer it if ...
by 3points
11 Apr 2020 20:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 86150

Re: Finance

Personally, I'm not ok with cicumnavigating the rules, or running up ludicrous debt. 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 ...
by 3points
11 Apr 2020 20:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Player trading
Replies: 4
Views: 4277

Re: Player trading

Thanks all for the responses/ Transfer Market did the job.
by 3points
10 Apr 2020 22:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Championship group administration possible ???
Replies: 37
Views: 12033

Re: Championship group administration possible ???

As others have already noted, this is total tosh. I work in the insolvency space. Couple of obvious flaws in the plan. Owners cannot necessarily buy the club and its assets back. The Insolvency Act doesn't allow that to happen. The clubs would have to marketed to ensure the administrators achieve th...
by 3points
10 Apr 2020 22:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 86150

Re: Finance

We just lost £40m in a season Howe was mostly in charge. And in the follow up season didn't lose many players and made some crazy spending. If 18/19 was £40m, even without corona there's no way 19/20 would be anything other than tens of millions of loss again. There's a decent chance 18-20 could se...
by 3points
10 Apr 2020 15:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 86150

Re: Finance

We just lost £40m in a season Howe was mostly in charge. And in the follow up season didn't lose many players and made some crazy spending. If 18/19 was £40m, even without corona there's no way 19/20 would be anything other than tens of millions of loss again. There's a decent chance 18-20 could se...
by 3points
10 Apr 2020 15:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Championship group administration possible ???
Replies: 37
Views: 12033

Re: Championship group administration possible ???

I really hate the FFP rules. Ensures that today’s rich clubs stay that way. Much prefer the ability to put into a club whatever a founder wants, but it’s as capital, i.e. non-refundable. One additional proviso is that the funding must cover the full extent of contracts, e.g. a 5 year player deal mu...
by 3points
10 Apr 2020 15:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finish the season, in 56 days?
Replies: 17
Views: 6142

Re: Finish the season, in 56 days?

2 weeks for playoffs, so 40 - 45 days for 9 games. Perfectly doable Scrap the play offs altogether and have promotion decided simply by league position. yep, 3 up 3 down Play-offs are just there to add a bit more interest at the end of a normal season to reduce the number of dead games in the last ...
by 3points
10 Apr 2020 15:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 86150

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 3points
10 Apr 2020 15:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 86150

Re: Finance

Well no Gourlay is certainly a start. I dont think we are in a terrible position going forward tbh. Be interesting to see what this years accounts would look like, but obvs we've got those years of losses hanging over us still We'll see what happens after this Covid mess comes to some sort of concl...
by 3points
10 Apr 2020 15:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 86150

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 3points
10 Apr 2020 15:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 86150

Re: Finance

Selling Moore does make sense but it leaves us very short at centre back because I cannot see how we could afford another loan of Miazga unless Chelsea pay his wages. That leaves us with Morrison and McIntyre. The latter is good enough but does pick up his share of injuries. I think Osho’s contract...
by 3points
10 Apr 2020 15:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 86150

Re: Finance

Selling Moore does make sense but it leaves us very short at centre back because I cannot see how we could afford another loan of Miazga unless Chelsea pay his wages. That leaves us with Morrison and McIntyre. The latter is good enough but does pick up his share of injuries. I think Osho’s contract...
by 3points
07 Apr 2020 21:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 389
Views: 86150

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 3points
06 Apr 2020 22:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 5965
Views: 617766

Re: Rival Watch

They won the Fairs Cup in 68 and 71 but that just reinforces that their "history" is basically Revie and not a lot else. Of 7 major trophies won, 6 were under Revie. Of 12 major cup finals reached, 10 were under Revie and 1 was in the season after he left. didn't know that. Just goes to s...
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