Wise investment at Reading
Reading fans may have disappointed by their defeat at Chelsea last night after going ahead, but their new young Russian owner has promised that he will adopt a prudent attitude to the clubs' finances, investing wisely.
Anton Zingarevich denied that his father was part-owner of the Royals. He sees Reading as one of the best investment opportunities in football. Their location just outside London meant that they were best placed to attract corporate sponsorship.
The prosperous Thames Valley certainly offers opportunities of that kind, although many locals may already support London clubs. However, the stadium is full to capacity and one task is to expand it.