How much will we spend?

How Much will we spend

Poll ended at 08 Nov 2007 13:48
less than £5m
37
41%
more than £5m
34
38%
more than £10m
14
16%
more than £15m
5
6%
 
Total votes: 90
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How much will we spend?

by Diamond » 29 Oct 2007 13:48

given that January isnt too far away, and given that our league position is respectable compared to just 6 weeks ago, how much money do you think Reading will spend in Jan?

If our current form is maintained, all worries over the "r" word could be forgotten, making it easier to attract players?

Sensible answers only !

Personally, my view is in excess of £14m (not inc salaries)

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by Fezza » 29 Oct 2007 14:42

Given you asked how much will we spent (I would be shocked with an outlay of more than £5 million), rather than how much would you like us to spend (I don't care, you can spend a lot of money and still be crap, Spurs, or not much and be good, Blackburn), I was a bit stuck!

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by Yorkshire Royal » 29 Oct 2007 15:55

I actually think we will spend exactly £5m on 2 players in January. Neither will ever get a game obviously.

Unless of course we got bought by a rich yank. Then we will spend £30m +. Of that I am sure.

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by Behindu » 29 Oct 2007 16:02

Yorkshire Royal I actually think we will spend exactly £5m on 2 players in January. Neither will ever get a game obviously.

Unless of course we got bought by a rich yank. Then we will spend £30m +. Of that I am sure.


Probably on the same 2 players we would have got for £5 million...

If we do get taken over I predict we end up paying huge sums for all the crocks West Ham bought last summer and now don't get to play for them....

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by rg6royal » 29 Oct 2007 16:25

rekon we will spend around 6m tbh


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by Oi Oi Saveloy » 29 Oct 2007 17:51

£4 million absolute tops, especially if we are looking fairly safe as the argument will be 'if it's not broke don't fix it.'

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by Behindu » 29 Oct 2007 18:10

I don;t know where to start in even making a guess. Coul dbe anywhere between nothing and £10 million.

We've shown we aren;t afraid to bid high and i think more bids around the £5 million mark are very possible.

But will we go for loan players to see us through to the summer if we can;t buy ?
Will we look for immediate impact or potential ?
Will Coppell have some low budget gems lined up or is this the point when we join the established clubs and pay silly money ?

Just no idea to be honest, but I'll be failry sure that there won;t be 'budget' set - if Coppell wants £10 million then he's got it....

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by Oi Oi Saveloy » 29 Oct 2007 18:26

Behindu - if Coppell wants £10 million then he's got it....


I think that ammount could be debatable, but possibly not out the question

The amount spent will probably depend on who Coppell can get to join the club as he won't spend for the sake of spending. If he doesn;t feel he can someone who will improve the club, we won;t be spending anything.

I still think I new GK and right midfield will probably be the priority for about £4 Million outlay. £4 million is big money in comparrison to what we have spent in the past.

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by paultheroyal » 29 Oct 2007 19:11

Justin Hoyte will cost 2.75million - so thats your starting figure.


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by Coppelled Streets » 29 Oct 2007 19:15

More that £5m but not by much. Maybe 2 faces, 3 tops I expect.

Also heard rumours about Hoyte coming here. So we will see.

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by g » 29 Oct 2007 19:16

Ruel Fox for £500,000

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by Behindu » 29 Oct 2007 19:47

Oi Oi Saveloy
Behindu - if Coppell wants £10 million then he's got it....


I think that ammount could be debatable, but possibly not out the question



It's exactly half the amount Coppell himself has said that he could spend if he wanted to !
So I'd agree it's debateable. It could be more !!

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by Uke » 29 Oct 2007 20:30

Robbie Fowler Free
Thierry Henry Loan
Pele Coach (to stiffen up our defence and improve penetration ar the front)


and keep an eye out for our new keeper - Gordon Banks


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by Fezza » 29 Oct 2007 20:34

g Ruel Fox for £500,000


Robbie Fowler £5 million
Darren Powell £2 million

but funded by the sale of Nicky Shorey to west ham for £7 million + Hayden Mullins and Bobby Zamora

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by bottom left hand corner » 29 Oct 2007 22:05

more than 10m

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by Uke » 29 Oct 2007 22:10

bottom left hand corner more than 10m


only after Branson buys us

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by Royal Rother » 29 Oct 2007 22:30

Just over £5m but whether that will be a net outlay remains to be seen.

Although everything has not been very rosy this season I am reasonably content. I would be very interested to see the net outlays of the clubs in our mini-league since the end of last season if anyone has it at their fingertips.

We are top of that table pointswise and I would guess that has been achieved on the smallest outlay by some considerable margin.

Okay we want to step up and get into the 2nd tier where we were last season and even the optimists (of whom I am happy to be one) will find it hard to imagine we will get there this season, but overall I am still happy that we are consolidating our place in the Premiership at the moment with a very prudent approach to spending in a pretty daft market.

Long may that continue until the time is right to push on again.

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by Royal With Cheese » 30 Oct 2007 00:06

I recon £2,527,438ish.

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by rg6royal » 30 Oct 2007 08:00

Royal With Cheese I recon £2,527,438ish.


There's always one isn't there..............

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by The whole year inn » 30 Oct 2007 08:10

A couple of decent results around xmas time will be enough to convince Coppell that we don't need to strengthen

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