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  1. No need for name calling. I think it has been pretty well established now that whilst there were a number of factors, the actions of SYP were the biggest single contributing factor. Their behaviour afterwards didn't exactly cover them in glory.
  2. From 2002 to 2016, the total employ of SYP fell from 4628 to 4507, a drop of 2.6%. In 2002, there were 3199 police officers and 1429 staff. In 2016, there were 2495 police officers and 2012 staff. Police officer numbers fell by 22%, support staff numbers increased by 29%.
  3. Realistically, for 95% of our games, is there any reason everyone can't just be released together? If our fans so bad that we are bashing up away supporters at every opportunity then SYP should start convicting people and get banning orders. The whole thing is a smokescreen for a total failure of policing of what is, let's be honest, a fairly routine event (a football match attended by less than 30,000 people).
  4. What about the 90,000 that exit Wembley all into the same forecourt, roads, trains etc. I've been to the Milan Derby, Classico and Dortmund v Bayern in the last 3 years and fans are all mingling together before and after the game. I get that some people are bell-ends and maybe thats where we should be aiming some of our frustrations but the whole situation is so ridiculous that it can show nothing but absolute incompetence from SYP and a total inability to police a football match. No doubt they will blame it on their budget but when you look at the public available numbers for SYP, actual coppers have reduced dramatically but the number of 'auxiliary and support staff' has gone through the roof in the last 15 years. They are choosing to spend their money on office staff and then are completely incapable of effectively policing any kind of event.
  5. Spot on mate. Reading, Basingstoke, Guildford, Crawley, Milton Keynes etc all uninspiring places that people only move to because they are cheaper than London. These towns have absolutely nothing going for them but people like to try and look down their noses at others because it makes them feel better about themselves and fact that they can't afford to live in London so have to spend 2 hours a day on a hot, packed train just to get in and out of the sh**holes and earn a living to pay for their 1980's 3 bedroom semis.
  6. If there was £90m to spend, Rafa wouldn't have left. In one if his last interviews, Rafa said that he wasn't asking for the money to compete with the top 6 but he thought the club had to at least try to compete with the teams from 7th-12th and he inferred that he wasn't being given a budget to even do that.
  7. Is that unreasonable? How about you put the egg on and use the remaining 3 and a half minutes to tie your shoelaces
  8. At least you won't look like a two hat flouncing round in head to toe Lonsdale gear.
  9. What are the odds on Ashley shafting Bruce. If it all starts to look a bit too expensive for Big Mike, he won't think twice about leaving Bruce in limbo and moving onto someone else.
  10. F**k that. Sometimes I'm all in favour of cutting off your nose to spite your face. DC should stand his ground and let it be known that if you are looking to poach managers or players, you should look somewhere else. If this is all true then Bruce has tried to stiff us and he should get a taste of his own medicine and not just be able to waltz off in the sunset having breached his contract which he was happy enough to sign 6 months ago.
  11. My mistake, we are owed £60m for the sale of the stadium (£38m was the profit on the sale). £7.5m within a year, £52.5m after more than 1 year.
  12. Apart from the bit about our stadium sale not being fully in the accounts or Derby getting "cash in immediately" for theirs. I'm not going to keep arguing about this, it's pointless but we are owed £38m for Hillsborough, it's in the accounts. £7.5m due within 1 year, the rest after more than 1 year. Derby are owed £60m for Pride Park. These figures are shown in both sets of accounts but the Star article implies that our stadium sale has been dealt with differently to Derby's. It just hasn't, it's all there in black and white on the accounts. MKowl said that £7.5m was due within a year for the stadium sale, in that particular post you quoted, he didn't happen to mention the other £30m due after 1 year. Not because it's not there, just because he didn't mention it.
  13. A contract would be whatever is written in it however, your interpretation if a rolling contract would be a very unusual one. A more standard 1 year rolling contract would be one with an initial term of 12 months but no defined end date so, if both parties agree, it would automatically continue for a further 12 months at the end of the initial period. The idea of it always been a year long and essentially extending every day, whilst theoretically possible would be very unusual because there are no natural "breaks" in it for both parties to decide what to do.
  14. OMG. You stayed they got "hard cash". This shows they didn't. Ours show exactly the same, out debtors increased by £38m, the stadium was previously value at £22m, hence the £60m selling price. Not only are you not getting this, your level of indignation to people trying to explain it to you shows that its just not worth arguing with you. BTW, that Kieran fella is the same one that was trying tweeting about the trouble we were going to get into because the accounts were late when he would have known it wasn't true. He's a sensationalist looking for exposure.
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