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by STAR Liaison
27 Mar 2020 14:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 70
Views: 3562

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

Not before November? It definitely can't be Xmas Day then. Eh? There was interest in setting up football clubs locally in Nov / Dec 1871 - because the FA Cup had just started with Marlow and Maidenhead competing. Henley were formed about this time. It's theoretically possible that Reading could hav...
by STAR Liaison
26 Mar 2020 17:57
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7474
Views: 461155

Re: The Non - League thread

Confirmed. All football below the National League has been ended. All results of this season have been expunged. Therefore no relegation from National Leagues North and South this season and everyone will be they were this season at the start of next season whenever that actually happens. https://w...
by STAR Liaison
26 Mar 2020 17:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 70
Views: 3562

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

2 world wars, 1 world cup Blimey.

Did you wear shinpads?


Only in the office. :wink:
by STAR Liaison
25 Mar 2020 17:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 70
Views: 3562

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

BANK HOLIDAYS - very important - especially Boxing Day - tradition of Boxing Day football goes back to the 1880s. Easter was also important and by the 1890s Reading were playing Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday. Because these were Bank Holidays clubs could get bigger gates. Our last Ch...
by STAR Liaison
25 Mar 2020 12:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 70
Views: 3562

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

I agree mate I was just playing around, pretending your not-before-November was an argument for why it couldn't have been Xmas day. Noone plays football on Xmas day unless you're in the trenches. 25 December 1957 - Bournemouth 4 Reading 1 - our last Xmas Day match. Did 'em 2-0 in the return the nex...
by STAR Liaison
25 Mar 2020 12:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 70
Views: 3562

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

Not before November? It definitely can't be Xmas Day then. Eh? There was interest in setting up football clubs locally in Nov / Dec 1871 - because the FA Cup had just started with Marlow and Maidenhead competing. Henley were formed about this time. It's theoretically possible that Reading could hav...
by STAR Liaison
25 Mar 2020 11:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 70
Views: 3562

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

Christmas Day, 1871. This is an internet myth as far as we know. There is no contemporary evidence of a foundation date or meeting. Extremely unlikely it would have been before Nov 1871. Not before November? It definitely can't be Xmas Day then. Eh? There was interest in setting up football clubs l...
by STAR Liaison
25 Mar 2020 09:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 70
Views: 3562

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

150th anniversary of our first game is 21 Feb 2022. All is not lost. On the 100th we were relegated to Div 4 for the first time (1971) and finished in our lowest Div 4 position in 1972. See what you mean about our luck! Thanks for that, lets hope by Feb 2022 we are all healthy and we can enjoy the ...
by STAR Liaison
25 Mar 2020 08:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 70
Views: 3562

Re: Enjoying or hating the no football era?

May or June is wishful thinking I'm afraid. If football by some miracle returns by that time then it will be behind closed doors. Yes, and next year is our 150th anniversary... It will be just Reading's luck to find that football does not return to 2022!! 150th anniversary of our first game is 21 F...
by STAR Liaison
14 Mar 2020 11:13
Forum: STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading)
Topic: Hall of Fame 2020 postponed
Replies: 0
Views: 170

Hall of Fame 2020 postponed

Just in case anyone missed the post on the Team board or the announcement via other STAR media …

… the Hall of Fame event scheduled for 23 March has been postponed. We were all ready to go with it but now we'll have to wait until the autumn. We'll try and re-fix for October 2020.
by STAR Liaison
13 Mar 2020 10:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: STAR's RFC Hall of Fame 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1185

Re: STAR's RFC Hall of Fame 2020

Not surprisingly, and with great regret, STAR has to announce the postponement of the Hall of Fame event, planned for Monday 23 March.

We will try and fix a new date for the autumn.
by STAR Liaison
03 Mar 2020 10:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread
Replies: 2568
Views: 511384

Re: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread

Here's a new way of depressing live attendances. Anyone know what the financial arrangements are for this transmission? Any fee to the competing clubs? Competing clubs have any say? There will be plenty of fans who for good reasons can't make it to the game and this is a bonus for them. And the anno...
by STAR Liaison
29 Feb 2020 09:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst crowd
Replies: 31
Views: 2899

Re: Worst crowd

Red Button There is considerable concern amongst some Championship clubs about the red button. They feel that, to some extent, they may have been dealt a poor hand by Sky. The upfront product offered was I-Follow from which the clubs gain a direct financial benefit and information on the viewers buy...
by STAR Liaison
29 Feb 2020 09:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst crowd
Replies: 31
Views: 2899

Re: Worst crowd

Reported attendances. Both tickets sold and numbers through the turnstile data are collected and the club can choose which to issue. The situation has been confused by clubs have differing policies on this at the same time. Liverpool were slow to use tickets sold, for instance. Information gained vi...
by STAR Liaison
25 Feb 2020 09:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park Years
Replies: 216
Views: 23869

Re: Elm Park Years

In terms of attendances at EP, whilst an incredible 24,046 (the official recorded attendance) squeezed in for the Southampton cup game in 1978 - I was there and remember just seeing a sea of heads - just how they got 33,042 in there for the record gate against Brentford in 1927 in a largely 'the sa...
by STAR Liaison
24 Feb 2020 10:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: STAR's RFC Hall of Fame 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1185

STAR's RFC Hall of Fame 2020

It's exactly a month to the day to STAR's Reading FC Hall of Fame annual event when we'll be inducting 25 more people. The event is free and open to all (not just STAR members). It takes place at the Princess Suite, Madejski Stadium on Monday 23 March, doors open from 7.30pm for 8pm start. There'll ...
by STAR Liaison
23 Feb 2020 18:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park Years
Replies: 216
Views: 23869

Re: Elm Park Years

I've seen somewhere on this thread one poster wishing he had the programme for his first game v Gillingham which I've guessed was 1 Jan 1986. Another poster was after the prog for Barrow at home on 22 Jan 1972. From our enormous store of home progs I've managed to locate both - so for a £2 donation ...
by STAR Liaison
23 Feb 2020 11:30
Forum: STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading)
Topic: Structured Dialogue!
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Structured Dialogue!

What's the difference between the Senior Management Meeting and the Structured Dialogue meeting? The Structured Dialogue meeting is a stand-alone meeting where STAR sets the agenda. There are fewer people present, the meeting lasts longer and deals with higher level / more strategic / longer-term i...
by STAR Liaison
20 Feb 2020 22:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jimmy Wheeler RIP
Replies: 20
Views: 968

Re: Jimmy Wheeler RIP

We'll be asking to the club to ensure there's a minute's silence or applause - whatever is deemed most appropriate. Jimmy was much loved by the fans of his eras. The classic story of a one club man - 450 games for his home town club, a wholehearted trier, a decent pro, top scorer five years in a row...
by STAR Liaison
20 Feb 2020 21:36
Forum: STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading)
Topic: Structured Dialogue!
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Structured Dialogue!

Sounds dull, I know, but important. We had our first meeting under this new protocol with the senior people at the football club and the notes are now up on our website. On another thread RG30 has referenced the item about Royal Elm Park but do take a look at the other bits, http://www.star-reading....
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