Soon after the conclusion of the Royals' final preseason game, GetReading Reading FC reporter Charles Watts got the chance to speak to Reading Chairman Sir John Madejski, with the club issuing a statement on Friday regarding the Thai Takeover, it made for interesting reading.
At the forefront of every fan's mind is whether or not the takeover will ever be confirmed — to which Sir John replied with an unequivocal 'yes'.
SJM says he thinks it is 'inconceivable' that the Thais will not now be confirmed as the new owners at #ReadingFC— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) August 2, 2014
The next question on our lips is about signings, with the club having not signed anyone in over 300 days. Sir John had these soothing words to say:
SJM also says he thinks the Thais might put money up for new signings, even before it's all ratified #readingfc— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) August 2, 2014
And, with the statement not mentioning the social media-savvy Samrit Bunditkitsada, Charles asked the question.
SJM confirmed that Samrit is involved (then jokingly threatened to punch me when I asked for the other names) #readingfc— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) August 2, 2014
We hope Sir John was joking, though we can never be sure...
The following statement is quite a big one, considering the businessman has lost millions of pounds over the past few years:
SJM says the past 12 months have been the most stressful of his life but added 'the uncertainty is over' #readingfc— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) August 2, 2014
Talking transfers? We can only hope...
Nigel Adkins and Nick Hammond currently doing a lap of the Mad Stad pitch in deep conversation #readingfc— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) August 2, 2014
Make sure you follow @charles_watts on Twitter for some of the latest and most reliable Reading FC news around. If you want more, listen to The Tilehurst End Extra from August 1. Tasty.
What's on your mind? Are you excited or worried about the future?