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by paddy20
17 Jul 2019 17:00
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Ben Heneghan
Replies: 28
Views: 5213

Re: Rumour - Ben Heneghan

In any other line of business a parent business can inject capital to allow them to continue trading beyond their means. FFP in football stops that happening regardless of how rich your owners are, and as someone said I'm surprised it hasn't been challenged as a restraint of trade. However it doesn...
by paddy20
17 Jul 2019 12:00
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Will Gomes stay?
Replies: 57
Views: 4675

Re: Will Gomes stay?

I suppose taking the positives we have a great manager that seems to care. Its been a long time since we've been able to say that
by paddy20
16 Jul 2019 08:11
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Will Gomes stay?
Replies: 57
Views: 4675

Re: Will Gomes stay?

We aren't going to blood 10 or 11 youngsters at the same time though are we. Assuming we don't sign anyone else before the opening day (and that looks like a good bet at the moment) then our opening 11 is likely to be: Walker/Virginia Yiadom Moore (c) McIntyre Blackett Rinohmota Swift Olise Barrow ...
by paddy20
15 Jul 2019 16:57
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Will Gomes stay?
Replies: 57
Views: 4675

Re: Will Gomes stay?

Do you panic for a living or is it just a Reading FC thing? Ha Ha having watched Reading continuously since 1962 its definitely a RFC thing! Unfortunately cant see us surviving this season. You cant just put all your young players in and expect to do well and it may harm their development. We just ...
by paddy20
15 Jul 2019 15:31
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Will Gomes stay?
Replies: 57
Views: 4675

Will Gomes stay?

He's seems to be getting more and more frustrated and who can blame him? Due to our financial position I can't see many coming in as we will struggle to get rid of players on high salaries. Does Gomes stay and risk relegation on his CV or will he take the pragmatic option and say I cant keep this te...
by paddy20
05 Jul 2019 09:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation watch
Replies: 49
Views: 2086

Re: Relegation watch

16 Blackburn I think they'll be OK but not expecting much from them this season. 17 Hull: They've got players like Bowen and Grosicki that can keep them up, or be sold on to make room for new investments. 18 Charlton: Hard to say but I think they've got the goals in them to stay up. 19 Luton: Inter...
by paddy20
02 Jul 2019 15:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1335
Views: 77666

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Lets face it we just survived with 5 amazing loanees. This season looks like we may have only one of them. We are unlikely to be able to sign anyone and will be left with disgruntled senior players that we can't get rid of. We don't have a goalkeeper thats above League 2 level, If that's not a recip...
by paddy20
01 Jul 2019 09:12
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: New Training Ground
Replies: 302
Views: 62161

Re: New Training Ground

Nameless
paddy20 RFC still own the lake. They want to keep it to make the place look nice.


Bit hard to sell the lake ! Would the buyer collect or you would deliver ?


There was an interested party
by paddy20
30 Jun 2019 20:33
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: New Training Ground
Replies: 302
Views: 62161

Re: New Training Ground

RFC still own the lake. They want to keep it to make the place look nice.
by paddy20
20 Jun 2019 08:00
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 360
Views: 33557

Re: Financial Fair Play

According to our fitness coach (for some unknown reason he decided to respond to a fan account on Twitter called Reading FC Bible) he said if we sell a player for £5m we can spend £5m on a new player(s). The tweet was pulled an hour or so later after some fans advised it could get the coach in trou...
by paddy20
18 Jun 2019 17:49
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 360
Views: 33557

Re: Financial Fair Play

people who don't know what theyre doing could easily look at the situation after the play off and think that this team and manager, Plus 17 million pounds worth of new players = promotion and its therefore worth the gamble. Is was not. Well thats true and clubs like bournemouth got away with it as ...
by paddy20
18 Jun 2019 15:43
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 360
Views: 33557

Re: Financial Fair Play

I think the soft embargo has been imposed as they are waiting for the accounts y/e June 19. Hence the embargo until end of June. Now we won't have the finalised figures at that date but there should be some management accounts giving a guide to the situation. This seems to be the only logical reason...
by paddy20
16 Jun 2019 21:19
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Danny Loader
Replies: 167
Views: 16251

Re: Rumour - Danny Loader

Some club may pay the £10 million that has been mooted-I remain of the opinion that anything above £1 million with plenty of add-ons represents a good deal for the club when we are in the parlous financial position that we are- So, the club that spunked £7m on Aluko should waste at least as much ag...
by paddy20
27 May 2019 20:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 3096
Views: 370043

Re: Rival Watch

Championship 19/20 teams are now official: Any (very) early predictions? West Brom Derby ----------------------------- Leeds Fulham Huddersfield Cardiff ------------------------------------- Middlesbrough Sheffield Wednesday Brentford Charlton Stoke Swansea Hull Preston Bristol City Reading Forest ...
by paddy20
23 May 2019 08:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: RIP - Gordon Neate
Replies: 59
Views: 4211

Re: RIP - Gordon Neate

Think his name was Henry? Yes it was This has bugged me for years, My first game was 1978 and I remember the HT scores you matched in the programme from board at the side of the pitch. I used to do this then get home to find the scores were all wrong! This went on for years and nobody at the club s...
by paddy20
22 May 2019 15:50
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Danny Loader
Replies: 167
Views: 16251

Re: Rumour - Danny Loader

For clubs to pick up young talent they have to act way before the stats start proving they are good. The wealthier clubs are willing to predict which players will make it otherwise they miss out. As long as one or two become big they can afford to write off the expense of the majority that don't. Lo...
by paddy20
22 May 2019 15:45
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Gomes wanted
Replies: 67
Views: 8198

Re: RUMOUR - Gomes wanted

Has said on numerous occasions he loves the club. Let's see if he meant it... Gave him a stepping stone to the English league, it would be odd if he did a runner after just 6 months. but nothing surprises me in football these days. Could be to do with FFP. His hands are tied now not being able to b...
by paddy20
17 May 2019 08:37
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Danny Loader
Replies: 167
Views: 16251

Re: Rumour - Danny Loader

Would be a shame so early in his pro career. Hopefully, our money-men hold their nerve, offsetting future value and the goals-to-come versus the lure/need of some fast cash. Shouldn’t think that he’d feature much for them (league cup, early fa cup rounds maybe). Maybe some kind of loan-back deal (a...
by paddy20
16 May 2019 09:03
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Bartosz Bialkowski goalkeeper
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Bartosz Bialkowski goalkeeper

Out of contract at Ipswich. Cheap option perhaps
by paddy20
07 May 2019 08:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1335
Views: 77666

Re: Next Season's Squad.

PistolPete Not a chance in hell O'Shea was on £40k per week!


On good authority
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