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  1. That’s it. We’re not going to drop below first all season now. Or possibly not until after this evening’s game.
  2. Kind of amazing, reading that prose, to think that Alan Nixon gets paid to write.
  3. Indeed. The sum total of our knowledge of the actual facts of the situation is unchanged by this story. In these sorts of circumstances, it's also worth bearing in mind that most of these stories are planted by the clubs. For whatever reason, and leaving aside whether this is a good or bad idea, Chansiri seems to have little appetite to play this game. So the club is always on the receiving end of a disproportionately hostile press. And some of us on here can't get enough of it.
  4. Thanks for this. Will have a listen - wonder if it addresses the issue that we're under two different governing bodies?
  5. This thread should be retitled "how I learned to stop worrying and love Gary Rowett"
  6. The rules are ostensibly there to stop clubs going bust, but it looks like the rope is running out of slack.
  7. The whole saga's going to really throw Sam Hutchinson off his game. Before you know it, a mistimed tackle, a three match ban, and then where will we be. DID YOU THINK ABOUT THAT, SO-CALLED CHANSIRI?
  8. I think Watford were a PL club, which is the difference I'm concerned about?
  9. My general position is that I don't know enough of the facts to have a clear view on the rights and wrongs of this, and the legal risks in going one way or the other. But in the absence of all the information, my default position is that nobody has persuaded me at this point that we should be doing anything other than the maximum in our power to enforce our rights. However - specifically in respect of the complaint to the Premier League, I am unsure what the club's standing is to make a complaint here. Appendix 6 of the PL rules ( https://premierleague-static-files.s3.amazonaws.com/premierleague/document/2018/09/19/ef4c62c9-6b19-4189-a064-d212cbf68ce7/PL_Handbook_2018-19_Digital.pdf ) basically states that PL Clubs shouldn't tap up other Club's managers. But NB that the definition of a "Club" is a PL club. Other clubs are referred to as lower case "clubs". It's not clear to me that we can complain under this rule. To be crystal clear, this does not affect our ability to enforce the contracts with the Steves, or any action for tortious interference against Newcastle.
  10. Maybe it is the case. I don't know, and neither does anyone else on here.
  11. You can't believe _all_ the reporting because much of it is contradictory. Cherry picking isn't justified - who's to say whose reporting is better of Nixon's or the Telegraph guy's, for instance? The only logical thing is to discount it all as no more reliable than rumour, conjecture, and possibly disinformation.
  12. So - things we still don't know: what was in the Steves' contracts what Newcastle were told were the conditions for talking to Bruce What Newcastle have offered Things we do know: Wednesday are not satisfied that this has been resolved Chansiri is sticking to his guns re the above. I can see nothing in the known facts to justify the kvetching about the club's strategy on this. To get there, everybody who is being negative in this way is making significant assumptions (cherry-picking the reporting that suits their mood) that may or may not be correct.
  13. 26 years old, 42 caps for Korea, 7 goals. Transfermarkt only rates him as worth EUR 1.5M. Doesn't fill any obvious gap in our team but at that price he'd be good value for someone.
  14. A lot of negativity here. I am very surprised! The asian lad who scored their second looks a bit tasty.
  15. None of us actually knows what Bruce's contract said. None of us actually knows the state of negotiations. It's absolutely meaningless to take all the newspaper reports and average them out and call that the truth. Here's what we actually know. The last public statement from either of the clubs is that Wednesday have said that contractual issues remain unresolved.
  16. I'm struggling to understand the line of reasoning that goes: 1 - steady eddies like Monk and Rowett are not good enough 2 - we want a proven winner 3 - like serial loser and unmanageable rage case Roy Keane
  17. And I don’t think he’s under any obligation to be grateful for conditional backing that says “I like you as long as you don’t get ideas above your station.”
  18. He’s entitled to block people who are getting in his face at a crucial time for him. It’s not about having a thin skin, it’s maybe about managing your environment so you can think straight. And people will say stuff to you online that by and large they wouldn’t say IRL.
  19. I think they'll have done very well to stay up. I would have thought their style from last season would leave them very exposed against Prem level opposition. But maybe I'll be wrong.
  20. The same applies to us. If Kenneth Zohore is worth £8m, with very similar Championship stats to Joao, albeit a season in the Premier, Joao's value can't be that ,much less.
  21. I understand all the misgivings, and share many of them. But if he wants it, it's a different conversation - I think he should be shown the respect of his interest being taken seriously.
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