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by tmesis
30 Apr 2020 23:34
Forum: General Football
Topic: 2019/20 Season - How will it end?
Replies: 225
Views: 19314

Re: 2019/20 Season - How will it end?

It's going to be pretty awkward if some countries' leagues decide to declare the season over, and some try to finish the season, however long it takes. The international calendar will be a bit screwed. While ending the season without completing it looks a sensible option, there has to be a real poss...
by tmesis
29 Apr 2020 21:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading games
Replies: 40
Views: 8873

Re: Worst Reading games

I could probably nominate any game v Portsmouth in the 90s, but I'll go for a game v Leicester at the Mad Stad, where the only thing of note was Sonko being the first player to clear the ball out of the stadium.
by tmesis
23 Apr 2020 19:38
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 8031
Views: 647153

Re: The Non - League thread

I can see the football league only letting one club up, to replace Bury, and scrapping all other promotion and relegation. Leeds and WBA will be fuming, but if the premier league do likewise, there wouldn't be spots for them to be promoted into anyway. I did see in Scotland that in the West Scotland...
by tmesis
23 Apr 2020 19:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1120
Views: 218640

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Could be no fans at football matches next season until the new year. This will have a devastating impact on football if so. Or there could be fans back from the Autumn. We don't know yet. If social distancing I’ll be required until at least the end of the year I would be interested in an explanatio...
by tmesis
22 Apr 2020 17:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1120
Views: 218640

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

One87One Could be no fans at football matches next season until the new year. This will have a devastating impact on football if so.

Or there could be fans back from the Autumn. We don't know yet.
by tmesis
22 Apr 2020 17:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1120
Views: 218640

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Wow... ONS figures now show massive spike in other deaths. Whether they test or not, code or not, the actual numbers are under estimates. Stay safe To paraphrase Brasseye, while recorded cases are starting to fall, cases we no nothing about have doubled in the same period. If we no nothing about th...
by tmesis
21 Apr 2020 23:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 1120
Views: 218640

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Linden Jones' Tash Wow... ONS figures now show massive spike in other deaths.

Whether they test or not, code or not, the actual numbers are under estimates.

Stay safe

To paraphrase Brasseye, while recorded cases are starting to fall, cases we no nothing about have doubled in the same period.
by tmesis
21 Apr 2020 23:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 606
Views: 185773

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: 102525

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: 102525

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: 102525

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: 45471

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: 218640

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: 102525

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: 6801

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: 134563

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: 102525

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: 45471

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: 13672

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: 13672

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.
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