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by fred sharpes nose
05 May 2020 21:12
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Ticket Refund?
Replies: 120
Views: 13415

Re: Season Ticket Refund?

Would assume my remaining bundle tickets will rollover to the net season - even thought Ts & Cs say you forfeit them. Goodwill gesture by the club will encourage positive behaviour from supporters - the "tough shit you forfeit" response would make people think twice about spending. Its...
by fred sharpes nose
24 Apr 2020 01:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Old season ticket holder.
Replies: 23
Views: 10423

Re: Old season ticket holder.

WE LIKE STATS - WE LIKE DATA - WE LIKE POLLS can some clever clogs set up a " Hobnobers age band " poll. Simple really? 75 and over 65-70 60-65 etc Or is that too finegrained and would 10 year bands better (maybe a poll to define the grain?) i would be intrigued to find out this informatio...
by fred sharpes nose
08 Apr 2020 23:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: What got you into supporting RFC?! And when you did who was your nearest team?
Replies: 58
Views: 15330

Re: What got you into supporting RFC?! And when you did who was your nearest team?

This is a great thread - does it tell us something about the fans (on here at least)? This seems to be (no disrespect intended) an "older person" conversation. And sadly a recurring theme (of a number of posts) is a gradual drifting away, though still a supporter...... are we like the Cons...
by fred sharpes nose
06 Apr 2020 21:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: What got you into supporting RFC?! And when you did who was your nearest team?
Replies: 58
Views: 15330

Re: What got you into supporting RFC?! And when you did who was your nearest team?

I have been reflecting on this myself for some months - passage of time and all that Was it family connections? My Dad was never into football but me and my brother were. His mate at work persuaded him to bring us both and go along with him and his lad to "the big game". Was my 2nd ever ga...
by fred sharpes nose
05 Apr 2020 21:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 380
Views: 68913

Re: Finance

Astonishing extract from the Get Reading Article "Since 2008/9 Reading have had one year in the Premier League (2012/13) and six years worth of parachute payments. Their income over the period was £332m but wages were £337m, leading to an operating loss of £183m over the period, which works out...
by fred sharpes nose
28 Oct 2019 02:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 5274
Views: 581048

Re: Rival Watch

Can't be arsed to take a lot of interest in this season with all the shenanigans, but just looked at the table in detail. Its a very tight league this year - if Forest win against us by 1 goal they go from 10th to 4th, QPR beat Brentford they go from 8th to 2nd. #2 to #11 separated by just 3 points....
by fred sharpes nose
02 Oct 2019 01:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: GOMES OUT!
Replies: 805
Views: 58649

Re: GOMES OUT!

Suspect the management have set a performance target for example - 1st quarter - get a point per game. Same run rate as last season, use the time to bed in the new players 2nd quarter - get point and half per game. Show improvement as team gels 3rd quarter - get point and half per game. Show consoli...
by fred sharpes nose
31 Aug 2019 23:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Charlton
Replies: 179
Views: 20224

Re: BFTG - Charlton

First game of the season for me First half - very impressed - held the 3/5/2 shape well, high energy and confidence, thought we were the better side but Charlton contained us where in mattered in the box. Clearly 9 of 11 players looked very good. We seemed to get more frustrated at things not happen...
by fred sharpes nose
22 Aug 2019 22:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5159
Views: 747980

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

I know we have signed (all of a sudden) some good quality players for shed loads of £££ and the prospects for the season look good, however is any one else a little miffed as I am, about the sudden about U turn ? It seemed that finally the stars were aligned with FFP, Gomes encouraging youth and How...
by fred sharpes nose
07 Mar 2019 01:35
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 398
Views: 50277

Re: Financial Fair Play

Absolutely fascinating read - for non accountants a bit tricky but all makes sense. Basically Gourlay and BT (not Stam so much - his job is to ask, their's to say no) screwed us big time - surprised they didn't sack them earlier. What stands out for me is 59 players and 99 football management and co...
by fred sharpes nose
03 Jan 2019 00:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Swansea
Replies: 204
Views: 23071

Re: BFTG - Swansea

Blackburn’s fortunes are probably a good proxy for our own. Club badly run for several seasons, dwindling crowds, poor investment in players and a Cat 1 academy. When they were relegated the Venkys had a decision to make - withdraw all financial support, write off all the money they had invested an...
by fred sharpes nose
23 Dec 2018 21:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jose’s task starts here
Replies: 35
Views: 3160

Re: Jose’s task starts here

Fred, yeah, the 'Reading Way' was something that came up a lot during the manager 'search'. What's your idea of 'the Reading Way'? Can/should it be exactly replicated, or would it need to be 'tweaked' at all from what it was? What level of success could consistently be achieved with it today and in...
by fred sharpes nose
23 Dec 2018 16:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jose’s task starts here
Replies: 35
Views: 3160

Re: Jose’s task starts here

As a traditionalist , a bit anti the modern "money biased era" and dreaming of a return to the Reading Way I am disappointed in this management change would have preferred the guy at Wycombe or even Parky over Gomes and his mates BUT I will hope (and support) as much as we all will that th...
by fred sharpes nose
25 Nov 2018 21:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Wigan.
Replies: 90
Views: 15183

Re: BFTG Wigan.

agreed very big mistake losing Evans and indeed Cooper earlier - Evans had something about him that was good and would have been a good first pick IMO - young with coaching would develop further. Ever since I've seen Swift and Kelly in the same team I got the view that it would never work. When we h...
by fred sharpes nose
12 Nov 2018 21:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: The very latest in Clement In/Out Polls
Replies: 72
Views: 9255

Re: The very latest in Clement In/Out Polls

IN - I think PC has got what it takes for the long term success of the club. Lets face it he is an inexperienced manager - about two seasons worth of games under his belt now with various clubs ? He is learning and with a sound coaching background could well succeed long term. I sense though he is a...
by fred sharpes nose
04 Nov 2018 22:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Whats the point
Replies: 4
Views: 1835

Whats the point

Championship 16 games no teams on 2 points per game or above 6 teams (25%) on 1 point or less Premier League 11 games 5 teams (25%) on 2 points per game or above 8 teams (40%) on 1 point per game or less Think we just need to get back to enjoying the football on a Saturday, entertaining end to end g...
by fred sharpes nose
11 Oct 2018 21:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Teams to be Relegated 18-19
Replies: 61
Views: 10264

Re: Teams to be Relegated 18-19

Last season after 10 games the bottom 7 included Brentford (and us) after 46 games swap out Brentford for Hull. So after 10 games 6 out of 7 were still there at season end. Eventually the trap door will open for us if we stay mired at this level. Luck may desert us this year. And to be clear - we ar...
by fred sharpes nose
20 Sep 2018 01:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 878
Views: 106675

Re: Clement

Company Politics - Who Hired Clement ? Answer - Gourlay. If Clement is ousted now its bye bye Gourlay - especially now BT gone - no one else to blame Would probably a be a good thing, but even more turmoil - the players are the prime culprits at the moment though - should be good enough for 13-18 fi...
by fred sharpes nose
01 Sep 2018 19:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next 4 Games and meaningless Stats
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

Next 4 Games and meaningless Stats

Ok - 2 points from 6 games. We've been edging towards this for the few seasons now but I strongly believe we wont make it this season - surprises me as I expected / hoped for a 13th-117th finish - better balanced squad , of so so but possibly just good enough players for a "somewhere in the top...
by fred sharpes nose
19 Mar 2018 21:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad
Replies: 52
Views: 6083

Re: Next Season's Squad

On the original post - 9 home grown and 12 bought in - though I count Evans as almost home grown. Nice balance. Swap Kermogant for Dadi (hunger over age) and lose Gunter - he has too long been associated with failure at Reading, though a decent player and he cares - its too comfortable for him here....
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