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by STAR Liaison
06 Jul 2020 13:54
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 5051
Views: 582063

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

The club was officially formed Christmas Day 1871. So technically the season after next is 150 years. There is no evidence for this either. If it's 'official' it's just the club making it up. We can be pretty sure it was formed sometime between Nov 1871 and Feb 1872 and the FA Annual of 1873 gives ...
by STAR Liaison
02 Jun 2020 15:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: 25 years ago today
Replies: 48
Views: 4459

Re: 25 years ago today

You wonder if it’s a gypsy curse or something.One meaningless Symod Cup win(though I did enjoy the day);followed by four play off horlicks and an FA Cup semi final defeat.Perhaps we should swing a dead cat and bury it at the Mad Stad,and at Elm Park Housing estate for good measure. You can imagine ...
by STAR Liaison
02 Jun 2020 15:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 385
Views: 70173

Re: Finance

From the STAR website: An important news story for football fans broke Friday 22nd May – and was immediately buried by the Dominic Cummings controversy. It was another political DC, Damian Collins MP and until recently the Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, doing the t...
by STAR Liaison
01 Jun 2020 15:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 385
Views: 70173

Re: Finance

From the STAR website: An important news story for football fans broke Friday 22nd May – and was immediately buried by the Dominic Cummings controversy. It was another political DC, Damian Collins MP and until recently the Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, doing the t...
by STAR Liaison
26 May 2020 09:11
Forum: STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading)
Topic: STAR Membership rolls over for free
Replies: 0
Views: 1260

STAR Membership rolls over for free

At STAR we’re well aware of all the uncertainties surrounding the next football season – whenever that starts. So we’ve decided to make one thing clear. We are extending – free of charge – membership of STAR to all our 1700+ 2019-20 members for a further year, until 30 June 2021. This is because we ...
by STAR Liaison
12 Apr 2020 10:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 385
Views: 70173

Re: Finance

This message is copied from the STAR Forum, where many fear to (or at least don't) tread. It does relate to the finance topic but Reading Matter contains more than that as you might see... The 2020 edition of 20-page Reading Matter is now out and can be accessed via pdf download from our website htt...
by STAR Liaison
12 Apr 2020 10:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 385
Views: 70173

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 STAR Liaison
12 Apr 2020 10:10
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Reading FC 2018/19 accounts
Replies: 26
Views: 3096

Re: Reading FC 2018/19 accounts

There is a very good analysis of the accounts on the STAR website on the News tab. It has been written in a very easy to understand way so go and have a look.
by STAR Liaison
11 Apr 2020 14:25
Forum: STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading)
Topic: Reading bag new trophy
Replies: 3
Views: 4587

Re: Reading bag new trophy

Cheers! There's a nod or two to that award in the latest edition of Reading Matter, now available to all via the STAR website. The 2020 edition of 20-page Reading Matter is now out and can be accessed via pdf download from our website. It covers the impact of Covid-19, the Reading FC financial situa...
by STAR Liaison
09 Apr 2020 17:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 597
Views: 152566

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

I have a full match VHS of Exeter 4 Reading 6 from 93/94. Got it from Exeter somehow. Would gladly donate it to the cause. I know a man who's desperate to have this as his copy was lost when lent to the club! We'll create some DVDs from it and send one back to you and keep another for the archive. ...
by STAR Liaison
09 Apr 2020 17:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 597
Views: 152566

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

[Tony Le Mesmer: There is a Royals Gems for 84-86 I believe, although sadly the 85-86 winning run is not part of it due to Strike Action.] Yes, I can see that now on the fella's promotional leaflet - such Gems as games v Bognor, Wealdstone and New Zealand but sadly not the 4-3 v Plymouth or the 2-2 ...
by STAR Liaison
09 Apr 2020 15:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube
Replies: 597
Views: 152566

Re: Old Reading Footage on VHS/film/Youtube

Good on yer, all those contributing to this thread. There is an effort underway to try and catalogue and capture all Reading's recorded match footage. The bit STAR is focussing on at the moment is the pre Madstad (1998) era. But one element this thread could also help with is the list club-produced ...
by STAR Liaison
27 Mar 2020 14:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Enjoying or hating the no football era?
Replies: 112
Views: 31933

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: 7511
Views: 501499

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: 112
Views: 31933

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: 112
Views: 31933

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: 112
Views: 31933

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: 112
Views: 31933

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: 112
Views: 31933

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: 112
Views: 31933

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 ...
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