Section: Championship

Championship : Reading : Thai consortium to invest in Championship club

A Thai consortium is to invest in Reading after chairman Sir John Madejski confirmed the deal.


Madejski said he had agreed a “partnership” with the group, led by 76-year-old businesswoman Khunying Sasima Srivikorn.

The formalities of the deal are still to be completed.

Reading have been trying to find a buyer since last October and majority shareholder Anton Zingarevich stood down from the board in June.

Khunying Sasima told the club website:  “I am absolutely delighted to be entering into this partnership with Sir John, and working with a club with such a strong reputation.

“I and my fellow investors look forward to supporting Sir John and working toward a successful future together. We are excited about what lies ahead.”

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Championship : Bournemouth vs Poole Match Report

AFC Bournemouth’s development squad continued their pre-season preparations with a testing encounter with Poole Town, which ended in a 2-0 defeat.

Former Cherries favourites Darren Anderton, Warren Cummings and Shaun Cooper lined-up against their former club in Taffy Richardson’s testimonial at Tatnam.
In a first half of few chances, the best opportunity fell to last season’s youth team player of the year Matt Butcher, who saw his half volley saved.
Meanwhile, Republic of Ireland under-19 international Josh O’Hanlon went close with a glancing header.
However, the deadlock was broken ten minutes after the break, with Dolphins midfielder Steve Devlin scoring from the penalty spot.