Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Hammond: Takeover discussions very hopeful

Hammond: Takeover discussions very hopeful

Nicky Hammond is very positive about the new takeover at the club and also highlighted their evident experience.

Thai investor Samrit Bunditkitsada signed a deal last week to acquire 90% of the club, but still needs to be ratified by the Football League. He also owns a team in his native Thailand, Police United, and Hammond mentioned and praised their experience within the football sector.

Speaking to GetReading about the new owner, Hammond said: 'Within the group there are people who have been involved in the game, who have dealt with big clubs at executive level. Their experience and their knowledge was evident and of course gives you a bit of hope.'

'We had a number of very good meetings. They seem like very genuine people, they seem very keen on the club. Those conversations were very positive. It`s obviously up to other people at the club now to move that forward. But I came away from the discussions very hopeful."


It's good to see more positive vibes coming from the club, but there seems to be some hint of caution, in that the deal isn't fully complete just yet. We need to keep our feet on the ground until the final checks are made, then we can look at the future with optimism.

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Josh
Date:Friday June 20 2014
Time: 12:54PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Adams Turns Professional

Recent Reading Articles

Vital View - Championship, 20th-21st January 2017

Newcastle and Brighton both won with the Magpies keeping top spot. Wigan moved out of the bottom 3 with Rotherham, Blackburn and Burton in the relegation zone.

Video - Derby 3-2 Reading

Promotion rivals Derby and Reading shared five goals at the iPro Stadium with the Rams recording a 3-2 win in the end.

Stats: Derby County v Reading

All the stats from Derby County (3) vs (2) Reading, iPro Stadium, 21/1/17 Att: 28,393

Derby v Reading - Team Sheets

Reading go to the iPro Stadium as the visitors to Derby for the latest Championship game.

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Derby MotM
Suggested By:
Al Habsi50%
Liam Moore0%
McShane0%
Tiago Ilori0%
Gunter0%
Williams50%
Kelly0%
Obita0%
Swift0%
McCleary0%
Kermorgant0%
Sub - Samuel0%
Sub - Meite0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 27 19 1 7 58 33
2 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
3 Huddersfield 27 15 4 8 49 2
4 Leeds Utd 27 15 3 9 48 10
5 Reading 26 14 4 8 46 2
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 27 12 7 8 43 6
8 Barnsley 27 12 5 10 41 5
9 Fulham 26 10 10 6 40 13
10 Norwich 27 12 4 11 40 5
11 Preston 27 11 7 9 40 3
12 Birmingham 27 9 10 8 37 -5
13 Aston Villa 27 8 12 7 36 1
14 Ipswich 27 9 7 11 34 -5
15 Brentford 27 9 6 12 33 -1
16 Cardiff 26 9 6 11 33 -9
17 Q.P.R. 27 9 6 12 33 -11
18 Wolves 27 8 8 11 32 -3
19 Forest 27 8 6 13 30 -7
20 Bristol City 27 8 3 16 27 -4
21 Wigan 27 6 7 14 25 -8
22 Burton 27 6 7 14 25 -11
23 Blackburn 27 6 7 14 25 -12
24 Rotherham 27 4 4 19 16 -33
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Jan 24 2017 8:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 8:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football