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by Nameless
03 May 2019 11:43
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 1045
Views: 83550

Re: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

1200 tickets sold for the South Stand, around 300 left. Should be a sell-out. Tickets purchased before close of play tomorrow will be posted out, and will need to be collected from the TO is purchased there after. Members only again so surely just go on cards if not STH? If you move your ST you get...
by Nameless
03 May 2019 11:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19
Replies: 159
Views: 28281

Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

Basically, I think we can field any academy player as long as they were registered with the academy before March 1 and played in at least 1 academy fixture this season (I.e. no ringers) and have not played for any other club in a county cup fixture this season (I.e. not cup tied). So although we ar...
by Nameless
02 May 2019 22:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19
Replies: 159
Views: 28281

Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

Opponents are still unknown. Apparently the B&BFA are hearing Marlow’s appeal against their decision to throw Marlow out this week. Whatever happens the rule at the root of all this should either be scrapped or simplified. B & B statement- i wonder what sort of team we can therefore put out...
by Nameless
02 May 2019 18:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next season
Replies: 16
Views: 1119

Re: Next season

Denver Royal Pretty sure he’d like a bigger budget than will be afforded him.


And there goes every single manager in history signing up !
Can't recall even the biggest clubs ever being told by the man in charge 'it's ok, I can win you the league on half that'
by Nameless
02 May 2019 18:31
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Nigel Howe CEO statement
Replies: 19
Views: 1351

Re: Nigel Howe CEO statement

A good statement, clearly aimed at managing expectations. Far better than some of those issued by his first boss at the club who would get over enthusiastic and build expectations up to fever pitch levels, only for them to be dashed by reality. Under promise and over deliver. I'll settle for that. ...
by Nameless
02 May 2019 16:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Liam Moore Interview
Replies: 45
Views: 4368

Re: Liam Moore Interview

Got the very strong impression from Nigel Howe that the biggest earners will be shipped out. Yes, I'd like to keep Moore (and Miazga) but if we sell Moore we get 5-6-7-12M, AND get a very large wage off the books. Just Moore and Swift going would transform our finances FFP-wise and we can rebuild. ...
by Nameless
02 May 2019 15:16
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Nigel Howe CEO statement
Replies: 19
Views: 1351

Re: Nigel Howe CEO statement

'... get to grips with the costs and complications of an over-sized first team squad, whilst conducting some shrewd business in the loan market during an extremely busy January transfer window.' Basically NH needs to repeat his January trick of reducing squad size and finding good loan players. Sim...
by Nameless
02 May 2019 14:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by Timbuk 3
Replies: 83
Views: 4884

Re: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by Timbuk 3

With the U23 side having important games on Friday and Monday you wonder if that will influence selection. Would McIntyre, Barrett, Olise and even Loader be sent with the U23s to help win promotion and a trophy rather than mostly bench warming for the first team ? Think all we depend on how the clu...
by Nameless
02 May 2019 14:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Liam Moore Interview
Replies: 45
Views: 4368

Re: Liam Moore Interview

I don't buy the Moore love. Anyone can go round kissing the badge and claiming to love the club, but this is the man who cost us promotion and handed in a transfer request. It's only because he's not worth the overly inflated price we were demanding from him that he didn't go to Brighton. All of a ...
by Nameless
02 May 2019 14:39
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Twenty’s Plenty
Replies: 18
Views: 1396

Re: Twenty’s Plenty

i seem to remember that you have to charge home and away fans the same amount for the same view. So I assume that if we were to raise prices in the South Stand we would have to raise it in other areas of the ground for home fans too. Happy to be corrected if this is utter drivel You have to charge ...
by Nameless
02 May 2019 14:15
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Nigel Howe CEO statement
Replies: 19
Views: 1351

Re: Nigel Howe CEO statement

8) setting our expectations for next season basically. bargain basement on transfers in and some of our 'star' players out the door. If that's what's needed to get this club back on an even keel then so be it. Not sure that is quite the message. He talks about volume of transfers but doesn’t even hi...
by Nameless
02 May 2019 12:15
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Nigel Howe CEO statement
Replies: 19
Views: 1351

Re: Nigel Howe CEO statement

Nothing to panic about.
Usual end of season rallying call, been tough, worked hard, thanks for support, see you next year.
by Nameless
02 May 2019 09:16
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Twenty’s Plenty
Replies: 18
Views: 1396

Re: Twenty’s Plenty

The club should at least discuss this with the FA, If we are undercharging for tickets because we feel it is the right thing to do then they should at least give us some extra leaway with Financial Fair Play to cover the loss of revenue/profit from taking this stand. Agree in theory but if FFP is a...
by Nameless
02 May 2019 09:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by Timbuk 3
Replies: 83
Views: 4884

Re: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by Timbuk 3

With the U23 side having important games on Friday and Monday you wonder if that will influence selection.
Would McIntyre, Barrett, Olise and even Loader be sent with the U23s to help win promotion and a trophy rather than mostly bench warming for the first team ?
by Nameless
01 May 2019 21:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: The League of 4
Replies: 539
Views: 53044

Re: The League of 4

Lower West
Snowball
and if we win Sunday 7-9-7 = a 60 Point Season



Without Olly and Meite? I doubt it.

We've suffered few injuries in recent weeks.


You either missed a letter or missed a few games....
by Nameless
01 May 2019 17:12
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 243
Views: 19780

Re: Financial Fair Play

Don’t get this late payment of players/staff at any club. Don’t businesses have payroll and HR staff that process the wages to be paid to employees each month a week or so before payment so when the actual day comes the systems just automatically run the relevant job? Or in this day and age does ev...
by Nameless
01 May 2019 12:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 529
Views: 23776

Re: Next Season's Squad.

I don't particularly like criticising players for their attitude when you don't know anything about them behind the scenes, but really did feel Popa was just here for the holiday and pay There's probably a decent player in there somewhere, but 3 managers shipped him out pretty quickly To counter th...
by Nameless
01 May 2019 12:08
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 243
Views: 19780

Re: Financial Fair Play

In order to get a better idea of whether the wage thing is an issue we’d need to know what usually happens happenseach month. If every month there is a transfer from an HK account to a UK account on the day before wages are due then the ‘admin error’ seems plausible although you’d think details of H...
by Nameless
01 May 2019 08:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 4270
Views: 613482

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

If we make the final I understand it will be the following Friday at the Madejski unless we are playing Saints in which case it will be on Thursday at St Mary’s
by Nameless
30 Apr 2019 06:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 4270
Views: 613482

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly both eyeing up the potential transfer of highly-rated young Reading goalkeeper Coniah Boyce-Clarke. The 16-year-old shot-stopper has impressed at the Madejski Stadium, having become a regular for the club’s Under-23 side this season. https://www.football...
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