Loyal Reading fans take a stand as fears grow for crisis club’s future

20 January 2024 19:15
Travelling supporters vent their anger and frustration against owner Dai Yongge during League One defeat at Wigan“I’m Reading ‘til I die,” came the chant at kick-off from the away end, although many fear that the club will be the first to require a lengthy eulogy if Dai Yongge continues his ­lamentable ownership. The Royals are in crisis and 90 minutes of football at least brings some normality to the supporters from Berkshire who made the trek up to Wigan, even if the match ended in a 1-0 defeat.Wigan fans know the pain of poor ownership, starting the season with an eight-point deduction after previous owners Phoenix Ltd failed to pay wages on time on five separate occasions in a season that concluded with relegation from the Championship alongside Reading. The Latics were served with a winding up petition in June relating to an unpaid tax bill and placed under a transfer embargo but a takeover from local billionaire Mike Danson has put Wigan back on firm ground after paying off outstanding debts. Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian