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  1. The slight worry for me is that for it to count as a genuine transaction I assume that the EFL requires some assurance that the leaseback relationship will be on a commercial arms length basis. And of course, we can only do it once. It's doubling down on spending to get promoted with all of those risks - but the very real question is, what's the alternative?
  2. Surely a typo and it's £1.4M. Would take it.
  3. Bolton players refusing to play as they haven’t been paid.
  4. It's not out of the question that his goals could have made the difference.
  5. I'm reading equivocation or uncertainty into "as it stands". Am I over-reading? If this is true, I couldn't be more delighted for him. He gets another crack at the PL next season as well as his Championship winner's medal and a possible double figure goal tally this season. And we get paid - everyone wins.
  6. Honestly, if Leeds win the playoffs and go up that way, are they worse than Fulham last season? I don't think so, myself. Other than the occasional team that runs away with it, I don't think the league varies in quality much from one season to another. At the end of every season people warn that this was our chance and next season will be impossible, and then they say the same thing 12 months later.
  7. Bit surprised by the negativity here. L**ds outclassed a Wednesday side running on fumes. No shame, for me.
  8. I tend to disagree with the generality of the proposition that the championship will be harder next year, which crops up towards the end of every season. But agree we have challenges rebuilding the squad in the face of P&S restrictions. In conclusion, I think we will finish somewhere between 3rd and 16th.
  9. I said on the other thread that we shouldn't offer him a new contract. But if we do, and he stays fit next season, I'll be delighted to have been wrong.
  10. Gave it to Double M. The makeshift midfield 2 exceeded my expectations.
  11. Gutting to lose like that. Is it mathematically over? If we play for pride now, and to try and get that top ten finish, so be it, what's happened since Jos was sacked has been a credit to everybody at the club.
  12. Fair point. Maybe they're message board unicorns.
  13. As good as we all know Hooper is, with his wages and his injury record, and our P&S situation, it would be reckless to offer him anything more than a pay as you play deal.
  14. I confess I didn't run all the scenarios.
  15. We were a long shot at 3pm and we're a long shot now, but we're still in it, and it's still in our hands because of who we have to play.
  16. Went for Big Eck. My MoM from Saturday, Nuhiu, was - as everyone says - no use at all.
  17. Voted for Nuhiu but probably overrating him compared to the defensive players as I was in the north stand where we conceded and I had a great view of how much grief he gave the derby defence when he came on.
  18. Voted for Hector. Palmer and Hutch were also excellent. Hard to not agree that the defences were on top, but our offensive players put a shift in defending from the front as well. They did their jobs last night - it looked like the plan was always to keep it tight and see if we could nick one.
  19. On the one hand i wish I’d known this last night so I could have set the box to record while I was out tonight. On the other, maybe I dodged a bullet by all accounts.
  20. Yep, Bully and the players can be proud.
  21. People saying that the law shouldn't be involved in anything that happens on the pitch - there's obviously no such doctrine. People drawing the comparison with what would be criminal physical assaults if they didn't happen during the game - there's established precedent that playing in the game indicates consent to assaults incurred in the course of the game. Obviously there's a limit. There's no equivalent doctrine as far as I know for racial abuse. All of that said, it seems obvious to me that this conduct (saying for the sake of argument that it happened) wouldn't have led to criminal proceedings had they not happened so publicly.
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