Search found 1122 matches

by paddy20
18 Jun 2019 17:49
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 342
Views: 30620

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: 342
Views: 30620

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: 15694

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: 2968
Views: 356848

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: 3989

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: 15694

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: 57
Views: 4810

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: 15694

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: 1200

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: 737
Views: 41181

Re: Next Season's Squad.

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


On good authority
by paddy20
07 May 2019 08:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 737
Views: 41181

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Was it a bit weird that we gave a bloke with half a dozen starts for us a guard of honour and special presentation but didn't give a single mention to our club captain of 4? Years leaving in the summer? Even if people don't rate mcshane I'd still expect a bit of a send off, unless they're hoping to...
by paddy20
06 May 2019 10:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 737
Views: 41181

Re: Next Season's Squad.

So if McShane, O'Shea, Jaakkola, Popa, JvdB, Gravenberch and Harriott all leave on a free that's gotta be 60-70k in wages freed up right? Add into that selling Kelly and Meyler and maybe another 25-30k in wages freed up? Would that really not be enough to turn the financial tide? Obviously there ar...
by paddy20
05 May 2019 09:09
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Nigel Howe CEO statement
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Re: Nigel Howe CEO statement

Did no one else read that and get the impression that we will be selling a lot and buying very little during the summer? Impression I have is that though a lot will be moved on by various means (both youngsters and established “stars”) the squad is going to be invested in sensibly. You don’t necess...
by paddy20
03 May 2019 10:27
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 342
Views: 30620

FFplay

With the running 3 year accounts rule I presume we are eagerly awaiting the next set of accounts for Y/E June 19 which will be published around March 2020. With a profit of 4.7m followed by a loss of 21m we are allowed to lose about £23m I think? If we are now anticipating a similar loss for Y/E 19 ...
by paddy20
27 Apr 2019 09:46
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: If Bolton don't complete their fixtures
Replies: 19
Views: 1666

If Bolton don't complete their fixtures

With the postponement of their game today and players on strike there is a real likelihood of them not completing their 2 remaining fixtures. This is likely to mean that all points gained against Bolton will be deducted. We only managed 1 and all of the others at the bottom also only managed 1 so it...
by paddy20
24 Apr 2019 15:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: The League of 4
Replies: 539
Views: 57640

Re: The League of 4

Oh yeah 6pts is absolutely attainable over the last 2 games, my post was simply a comment on how we think we'll set up as Gomes was clear that we aren't safe yet in his mind. Whatever happens there, I'd expect a much more attacking performance v Brum on the last day. We could just as easily lose 4-...
by paddy20
24 Apr 2019 08:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: The League of 4
Replies: 539
Views: 57640

Re: The League of 4

Am I alone in thinking the Boro game is very winnable? And that Birmingham are likely to be on the beach now? Also wouldn't it be funny if Birmingham finished 19th for the 3rd year in a row. Oh yeah 6pts is absolutely attainable over the last 2 games, my post was simply a comment on how we think we...
by paddy20
20 Apr 2019 19:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Bristol City
Replies: 69
Views: 8144

Re: BFTG - Bristol City

My observations: :arrow: Starting with the most important. When it’s hot and sunny Reading fans, WEAR SOME oxf*rd DEODORANT! Absolutely stank in the away end :arrow: Gunter was poor, Blackett looked scared again. It’s weird, I was convinced Blackett was a left sided centre back in a 3 and nothing e...
by paddy20
15 Apr 2019 16:50
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Swift to Leeds
Replies: 93
Views: 13104

Re: Swift to Leeds

Of the players we have who I think could realistically be sold for £4/5m+, I think Swift is the one we could most afford to do without. Losing Moore, Barrow, Meite, Rinomhota (if Tish went for that so could Rino) would be a bigger deal IMO. Think he would suit premiership better than Champ. Would r...
by paddy20
19 Mar 2019 13:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?
Replies: 110
Views: 11233

Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

Looks Like Bolton are in serious trouble now, their proposed takeover is in the can and they have a high court hearing tomorrow. They may be disolved or at best given 12 point deduction. Not sure where that would leave the rest of us in the relegation battle. Birmingham may also get 12 its deducted...
It is currently 18 Jun 2019 22:53