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by Seal
17 Feb 2014 08:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: QPR Match Thread - Sponsored by Trevor Sinclair's overhead
Replies: 367
Views: 26659

Re: QPR Match Thread - Sponsored by Trevor Sinclair's overhe

Agent Balti
marlowuk It's 7.20pm!! Where's the 'Back From The Game' thread?


We didn't lose, so Floyd is 'busy'.


Indeed

floyd__streete Reading will get murdered at QPR next Sunday, happily I've got old episodes of New Tricks Sky Plussed.
by Seal
10 Apr 2013 09:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Championship - Wages League Table 2011/12
Replies: 36
Views: 11201

Re: Championship - Wages League Table 2011/12

Didn't we only make a small loss of say £3m? That's very well managed at a very competitive level. Certainly gives me confidence with next season in mind. It should be easier to get our targets this time, rather than consistently lose out.. it was consistently around 5 + million in the championship...
by Seal
09 Apr 2013 10:44
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: TSI - The Promises, Policies & Progress Thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 84063

Re: TSI - The Promises, Policies & Progress Thread

Interesting stats from Reading's 2011/12 Championship season:-

4th highest wage bill (£27m)
2nd in highest wages to turnover (135%)

Also we did only make a very small loss (under £3m)
by Seal
10 Mar 2013 10:24
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: TSI - The Promises, Policies & Progress Thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 84063

Re: TSI - The Promises, Policies & Progress Thread

:| our facilities are hardly thread bare. And even if they were, what significant sum of cash have we spent on them? Will take your point re: their stadium generates more revenue, but it's not that huge a difference - 6,000 extra seats @ £30 = £180,000. So a nominal impact on the overall figures - ...
by Seal
10 Mar 2013 09:32
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: TSI - The Promises, Policies & Progress Thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 84063

Re: TSI - The Promises, Policies & Progress Thread

:| our facilities are hardly thread bare. And even if they were, what significant sum of cash have we spent on them? Will take your point re: their stadium generates more revenue, but it's not that huge a difference - 6,000 extra seats @ £30 = £180,000. So a nominal impact on the overall figures - T...
by Seal
09 Mar 2013 17:44
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: TSI - The Promises, Policies & Progress Thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 84063

Re: TSI - The Promises, Policies & Progress Thread

Topical timing in light of today's result:- Southampton net expenditure of transfers this season is £37m. I think every on here would have to agree they now have a superior squad to us and a much better chance of staying up. Yet they just announced a £900k profit for the 6 months to Dec 2012. Would ...
by Seal
08 Mar 2013 13:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Aston Villa (H) Predictions
Replies: 101
Views: 9539

Re: Aston Villa (H) Predictions

100% agree Tempo is key. Of the things that made the Wigan game really feel like those horrible Fulham and Bolton matches was that the team was so flat. I want to see them demanding to get the ball back in play, quick throw ins, Federici sprinting to take a free quick. Get at Villa fast and early. L...
by Seal
08 Mar 2013 09:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Aston Villa (H) Predictions
Replies: 101
Views: 9539

Re: Aston Villa (H) Predictions

Yep. Unfortunately see a home defeat here.

1-2

Go 2 nil down then score another late goal which makes result look closer than actually was.
by Seal
04 Mar 2013 12:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Lose at home to Villa and we are down...
Replies: 116
Views: 9791

Re: Lose at home to Villa and we are down...

How's that the Reading Way? We've never beaten a "big 4/5" in our league history* FWIW ignoring the smarmy comments I do agree we are down if we lose. We're probably down anyway but there would be no coming back from back to back home defeats Wigan & Villa. *don't count Liverpool as th...
by Seal
24 Feb 2013 15:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Did you leave early?
Replies: 346
Views: 28345

Re: Did you leave early?

When Wigan fans are singing "we want 4" you it's time to leave. I have no shame in admitting I left with 15 to go, jumped in a cab and was in Oneils in time for the rugby Kick off. Lovely. I can also say that sitting in the South stand has to be one of the worst experiences one can have at...
by Seal
22 Feb 2013 09:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Did you leave early?
Replies: 346
Views: 28345

Re: Did you leave early?

Strong evidence for the stay til the whistle camp. This is the type of guy who leaves early:- http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4806528/Coventry-fan-Dan-in-phone-in-mix-up-over-scoreline.html Listen to the opinionated half wit here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21534620 ...
by Seal
21 Feb 2013 16:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Did you leave early?
Replies: 346
Views: 28345

Re: Did you leave early?

Strong evidence for the stay til the whistle camp. This is the type of guy who leaves early:-

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4806528/Coventry-fan-Dan-in-phone-in-mix-up-over-scoreline.html
by Seal
20 Feb 2013 18:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Wigan Prediction Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 7190

Re: Wigan Prediction Thread

I went to the Chelsea v Wigan game last week (don't worry I wasn't paying). Observation about Wigan was that they are very tidy in the middle third of the pitch, but vulnerable at the back and a little toothless up front. I can see them causing us some uncomfortable moments, but ultimately us prevai...
by Seal
15 Jan 2013 09:14
Forum: General Football
Topic: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014
Replies: 544
Views: 33534

Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

Having just returned from 3 weeks in Brazil all I can say is start saving now. That will be the best World Cup to attend in your life time. WHAT a country.
by Seal
19 Dec 2012 12:40
Forum: General Football
Topic: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread
Replies: 4943
Views: 231751

Re: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread

Interesting insight re: FFP I received today. UEFA are genuinely taking this seriously, they are even employing a third party, sponsorship measurement company to evaluate the commercial revenue claims of each club. Therefore if club X says they receive £50m per annum from sponsorship (and there look...
by Seal
19 Dec 2012 12:27
Forum: General Football
Topic: CheLOLsea
Replies: 9145
Views: 412664

Re: CheLOLsea

Hearing Theo to Chelsea when contract at Arsenal expires...
by Seal
11 Dec 2012 21:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sunderland Match Thread sponsored by Danny Guthrie's tears
Replies: 691
Views: 25018

Re: Sunderland Match Thread sponsored by Danny Guthrie's tea

Royal91 I will give someone £1000 if you can find a single positive from that.

(Samuel coming on doesn't count)


That you are posting from your sofa not Sunderland train station?

Cheque is fine...
by Seal
11 Dec 2012 21:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sunderland Match Thread sponsored by Danny Guthrie's tears
Replies: 691
Views: 25018

Re: Sunderland Match Thread sponsored by Danny Guthrie's tea

Royal91 I will give someone £1000 if you can find a single positive from that.

(Samuel coming on doesn't count)


That you are posting from your sofa not Sunderland train station?

Cheque is fine...
by Seal
08 Nov 2012 09:53
Forum: General Football
Topic: The 2012/2013 Champions League Thread
Replies: 656
Views: 23457

Re: The 2012/2013 Champions League Thread

Was fortunate enough to be working at the Celtic game last night. Just amazing. 4 stands absolutely rocking - and I don't mean just singing, I mean everyone jumping around like manics. Have never been to a game with a comparable atmosphere. Made me very very jealous. Was in the tunnel before the gam...
by Seal
06 Nov 2012 08:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: What have West Ham Done That we havent???
Replies: 150
Views: 14482

Re: What have West Ham Done That we havent???

What complete, and total bullshit. 7000 extra seats bring in £5 million a year - When you take out the additional costs of running those 7000 seats, you're talking £4million tops - chicken feed - it has nothing to do with the size of the stadium. Match attendance makes up a very very small percenta...
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