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Money, Money …. Money?

June 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Many people are getting excited about the new Premier League TV deal, announced yesterday, and what it means to clubs like Reading. Local media have been sensationalising this as much as possible, using words like “TV windfall” – so let’s have a brief look at what this actually does mean for a club like Reading. Read more…

More Questions Than Answers – further thoughts on the potential Reading FC takeover

January 22, 2012 5 comments

It’s a confusing time to be a Reading supporter. In terms of what’s officially come out of Reading FC, we’ve had two very brief statements on the website and an on-pitch announcement from Sir John Madejski over the MadStad PA system. Apart from that, all other tangible information seems to be coming out of the pages of the Daily Mail.

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An Open Letter to Sir John Madejski

May 13, 2011 6 comments

Dear Sir John

A few hours before the start of what may be one of the most decisive matches in Reading FC’s long history, I thought it apposite to write an open letter regarding the future of our club.  It’s clear to all that the club is potentially at a crossroads – promotion to the Premier League will make the club a much more attractive asset to potential buyers, whilst another year in the Championship will inevitably mean the sale of some or all of the club’s more valuable players.   Both of these outcomes are virtually inevitable given the broken financial model that is English football in the Twenty-First century. Read more…

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