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The Tilehurst End blog argues the club are an “enabling development”

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2 June ~ Brian McDermott’s sacking by Reading last week came as a surprise to some but the Tilehurst End blog argue that it is just the latest sign that the owners do not have a coherent strategy for the football club. Instead, the blog suggests that the consortium in charge of Reading are more interested in the Madjeski Stadium’s potential as an “enabling development” for the surrounding Royal Elm Park. “You can be sure that without the property development opportunities afforded to them the Thai owners – who have a background in property development – would not be interested in Reading FC,” the blog says.

It goes on: “We seem to have a football club that’s directionless, one that doesn’t seem to know where it’s going or what its future holds - a football club where the priority isn’t the football that happens in the stadium but is the money to be made from what is built around the stadium.” You can read the full blog on the Tilehurst End here.

Photo by Tony Davis/WSC Photography: The Madjeski Stadium, home to Reading since 1998

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