Today we hear from Paula Martin – STAR Board Chair
Well given the start to the season you could say the end was disappointing but most of us would have snatched you arm off for a top half finish before the season started. With key players injured at times it made it harder to succeed and as the 3 relegated teams are in the top six it only leaves 3 places to aim for. I am afraid the gap between the Premier League and Championship is getting wider and we may end up seeing a handful of teams bouncing up and down (if their key players do not dessert them on relegation).
Reading fared very well in the 2019/20 Fan Engagement Index as we are in 8th position and the highest team of the top 2 leagues. The basis was scored on dialogue, governance and transparency and though Reading were poor on governance we were 1st or 2nd on the other 2 scores reflecting the good lines of communication between STAR and the club. Supporter owned clubs have scored well of course!
Top Ten Clubs
- Exeter City
- Carlisle United
- Cambridge United
- Newport County
- AFC Wimbledon
- Lincoln CIty
- Doncaster Rovers
- Norwich City
If you have not seen it yet the annual Reading Matter is now available as is a full review of the club accounts which have been prepared by a professional with access to the club to clear any queries.
I will finish with an appeal I have made in Reading Matter to ask for help from our supporters to use this weird time as a chance to go back to football and possibly do things differently. So if you have any ideas and want to help make football better for us all join the STAR team and make a difference.