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Rate The Job Reading’s Owners Are Doing

We’re checking in on how you think the Dais are doing.

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We’e asked about what you think of the job Jose Gomes is doing as manager, and now it’s time to do the same thing with the club’s owners.

Back in February, you seemed pretty happy with the performance of Dai Yongge and Dai Xiu Li, giving them an average score of 3.3/5. On the whole, most voters gave them either a 3/5 or a 4/5, showing that you were satisfied without being outright thrilled.

At the time, I noted the following:

“The fanbase likes the key decisions that the owners have made, and that the Dais aren’t being blamed for the club’s woes on the pitch.

“Those key decisions, which I’ve mentioned above, have made the club feel a very different place to even the Reading FC of Autumn 2018. Jose Gomes and Nigel Howe are two appointments that have resonated with fans, especially considering how distant some senior staff had seemed from the supporters.”

Several months on, and the club is once again at a key moment. Although we ended up securing safety by a comfortable margin in the end (seven points), that was largely done on the back of five impressive loan signings. Replacing them and building up a competitive squad capable of finishing much higher up the table than in the last two seasons is no mean feat.

That’s particularly due to Financial Fair Play which, as Maffff recently outlined, will restrict Reading’s ability to invest in the squad if we’re to avoid a points deduction. Nonetheless, it’s a limitation that the owners have to get around.

The poll

So, with all that in mind, we want to know what you think of the job the owners are doing at the moment. As always, it’s a simple poll where you can rate them from 1-5.

But, in addition, we’d love to hear your more detailed thoughts on the current state of Reading’s ownership. Is the club going in the right direction under them? Should they do more to engage with the fans? Let us know in the comments below, on our social media pages, or email us at

You can vote on the poll below or, if it doesn’t show up, please use this link here.