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Spreading the word

Post  Reading Fan Dan on Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:25 am

Just what can be done to boost the crowds at the Lane? The chairman was quoted as saying that around £8,000 is required to bring the facilities up to scratch should promotion be achieved. I feel that the local media really need to help spread the word about the club, but fair play to Reading 107fm. This saturday's Royal Box Show saw them interview Colin Millard after Town's game live on air. However they rarly publicise upcoming fixtures and the local newspaper usually make a token effort. For example, the Get Reading website have a one line match report on saturdays home loss. I usually listen to BBC Radio Berkshire's coverage of Reading away games and very rarely even hear a mention of Town. You'd think they didn't exist!

Now I'm on the bandwagon and due to come along this saturday, I'm doing my best to get others along to the game. I've invited friends that I think may be interested on Facebook and created an event. However I did notice that their is no 'official' Reading Town FC group or page. I think this would be a good tool to use to spread the word. However I'd feel rather hypocirital starting said group without actually having visited the Lane myself! Perhaps I will do so in the next few weeks, or maybe a Town regular could get busy on Facebook. Good free publicity waiting to be exploited.

I've also posted on the RFC fan's forum 'Hob Nob Anyone?' inviting others to attend and will even do a report of my visit for the club fanzine 'The Whiff' if they are interested in printing it! Small steps I know but every little helps.

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Post  RTFC Barmy Army on Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:56 am

Dan here is a facebook group 1,000 members for Reading Towns push for Promotion 09/10 http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=326277979427&ref=ts

186 people have joined!!!
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Post  Koshi on Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:50 am

RTFC Barmy Army wrote:Dan here is a facebook group 1,000 members for Reading Towns push for Promotion 09/10 http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=326277979427&ref=ts

186 people have joined!!!


I'm one of them, but we could really do with 186 people at the game rather than joining facebook. Barring a complete collapse of RT or postponement of the fixture Koshi and a pal will be along march 20th.

I've often said that the size of Reading as a town should be able to support two teams and RT should, or could potentially be atleast at Conference level. You look at other teams at step 5 and you couldn't say Almondsbury for example could ever attract a following support to finance a team in the Conference without some benefactor throwing money in, but why would anyone want to put money into a club with little or no fanbase?

It is quite clear that RT cannot survive or progress on current fan levels, so need some financial backing, or ways to encourage the masses through the turnstiles.

I missed Colin on Reading 107fm Dan as i usually listen to Radio Berks what was said?

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Post  BenOBagels on Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:52 am

Reading Fan Dan wrote:I've also posted on the RFC fan's forum 'Hob Nob Anyone?' inviting others to attend and will even do a report of my visit for the club fanzine 'The Whiff' if they are interested in printing it! Small steps I know but every little helps.
Worth a go I reckon. One of the Whiff's earlier this season (quite possibly had the last one with how often it comes out) had this article on a Windsor & Eton match. On of a trip to Scours Lane, particularly with it being the town's second team, could be a good way to arouse some interest.
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Post  RTFC Barmy Army on Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:33 am

The club have the offer of if your a Reading season ticket holder you get in for half price and also Under 16's go in for free who are accompanied by an adult. Also coverage on the Radio, Reading Evening Post, Non League Paper and group page on facebook.
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