Latest news:
Report This Message
Are you sure you want to report this post?

Re: Brentford - The proposed stadium changes
Posted by: griff
Date: 06/10/2017 13:14
And we know for a fact the deal with Brentford is better?

I would suggest there are many, many reasons for the erosion of the Reading support - the key one being a lack of engagement with the local area. Since it has been stated repeatedly that Irish were moving back to London I doubt many of the locals even considered offering their support. Why get into something only to have it dragged away from you?

It is interesting to note that we came very close to breaking-even at one point with either the current tenancy agreement or the previous, worse, one. So to suggest that it's impossible to make it work is, perhaps, short-sighted.

I'm afraid the increased prices, reduced fun, messing about with reserved/unreserved, removal of senior-citizen status, changing policy over Sat/Sun k.o. etc. etc. are all part of the problem. The business side of LI, in its many incarnations, has a lot of blame for the failures and how they were handled. All of this needs to stop wherever we play. The last few years I would say the club has felt way more welcoming and inclusive than previous years but there are a lot of people who've simply stopped coming and have no reason to re-engage.

Sure, moving might change some things and find new people to replace the ones we've lost but as a club we really need to not repeat those debacles.

You may optionally give an explanation for why this post was reported, which will be sent to the moderators along with the report. This can help the moderator to understand why you reported the post.

We record all IP addresses on the Sportnetwork message boards which may be required by the authorities in case of defamatory or abusive comment. We seek to monitor the Message Boards at regular intervals. We do not associate Sportnetwork with any of the comments and do not take responsibility for any statements or opinions expressed on the Message Boards. If you have any cause for concern over any material posted here please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing