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  1. 15 hours ago, TrickyTrev said:

    Adding the below to the big hints Alan Biggs has been dropping lately that Wilder hasn’t been backed as much as he wanted in the transfer window, then add the fact that the scrubbers have already borrowed against next seasons Premier League TV money (even though they won’t be in it) and fingers crossed it could be the very early signs of financial trouble.






    Football Heaven special tonight then?


    No thought not......

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  2. Here’s a little scenario, not trying to apportion or absolve any blame here.  Not suggesting this is what happened. 

    June/June 2019


    Club: Hi Liam, can you and your agent pop in for a chat about your contract.


    *Shaw and his agent turn up for the meeting as requested. 

    Club: We think you are progressing nicely and have some real potential, we’d like you to extend your contract by a further 12 months


    Shaw/Agent: Thanks for believing in me means a lot, what’s in it for me?


    Club: Well you’ve not really broken into the first team yet, but we do think you have potential so we are prepared to increase your wages for £500/week to £750/week. 

    *agent now takes over the negotiations 


    Agent: Thanks for the offer but I think Liam is worth more than that 


    Club: Ok well what if we made it £1000/week?


    Agent: No thanks, I can get Liam a better deal if we run down his contract.  So we aren’t going to sign the extension. 

    You are negotiating for the club what’s your next move?

  3. 1 minute ago, @owlstalk said:



    Not blaming anyone ??

    It's just asking a question!?!


    The other month when we were getting battered every game people came on crowing about how it proved beyond a doubt that it wasn't fans in the ground that made our team nervous/lose


    *was meant to be a joke, hence the lol

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  4. 7 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:

    We're winning game after game after game

    Players like Rhodes are performing amazingly well, contributing, scoring etc

    We're smashing teams


    So is that now the total conclusive proof that our players play better when our fans aren't in the ground?

    There you go again, blaming the fans lol

  5. Just watching the Arsenal v Leeds game, Arsenal were awarded a penalty that was subsequently overturned by ref after being advised to check the VAR monitor. It seems the reason for this was that the push by the defender was deemed to be not strong enough to award a penalty. A few minutes later the same two players are together again, this time the defender is “shepherding the ball out” the attacker simply touches him on the back, the defender falls over, automatically a free kick to the defender, we see it 10 times a game. 

    Now where in the rules of the game does it 


    1. Detail the amount of force a push needs to have to warrant a free kick & how the ref should measure this force?

    2. Detail the different levels of force required to warrant a penalty compared to a defensive free kick?


    Boils my ********. 

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    I’m reading lots about how “scalpers” are using bots to buy up stock as soon as it it’s the websites and then selling at inflated prices on eBay etc. Then the subsequent discussion about how to stop them, surely if everyone just refuses to pay over the odds for them then they don’t have a incentive to do it. 

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  6. 56 minutes ago, kikka said:

    The way things have been going for the last 2 to 3 years this sort of occurence is entirely  predictable , not at all surprising ...and  clearly  yet another manifestation of the lack of  proper club management  and financing that we as supporters have had to endure from the sidelines ...while the club we have supported for many years  deteriorates steadily  in almost every way possible .  The whole thing is a mess and cannot continue in this vein much longer without questions from the football authorities. We are becoming a laughing stock.  


    13 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:



    Nobody's suggesting it hasn't or that it shouldn't

    Nobody has said that at all

    You're totally barking up the wrong tree entirely 


  7. 19 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:

    I've spent the last 24 hours fending off hysterical twitter folks saying that asking if a boiler is really bust means fans is attacking Chansiri

    They've been screaming how fans are attacking Chansiri and that it's bashing him

    Not one person other than those people ever mentioned Chansiri

    So to answer your point - yes - yes people DO need to do that - and it's the pro-chansiri defence army that we now have that need to put down their arms, stand down, and retire once and for all because all they're doing is jumping on any/every discussion about the club saying "JUST BASHING CHANSIRI' when the only people even connecting Chansiri or mentioning his name is THEM and them alone



    Yeah see what you mean

    On 12/02/2021 at 13:27, WhiteOwl91 said:

    I think it's fairly obvious by now that we're absolutely cash f*****. 


    I can almost (almost) forgive an owner for busting the bank on FFP for promotion, if it was to play the system etc, knowing youd be able to go again once the cycle has ended, recover etc...


    But he's clearly gone in with a certain amount of funding and we've beached. Completely stranded with no funding. 


    Remember our tickets pay for nothing. Apparently. 


    On 12/02/2021 at 13:10, owls maniac said:

    I’m sorry but DC is proper selling us fans short at the moment. Pathetic to call a game off at this level. 


    On 12/02/2021 at 12:53, WhiteOwl91 said:

    The fact we cant (or wont) fund the undersoil heating is extremely concerning. 




    On 12/02/2021 at 12:53, DSandersonOWL said:

    Chansiri has not put enough shillings in the meter !


    On 12/02/2021 at 12:33, Manwë said:

    Put 50p in the meter Chansiri FFS!


    On 12/02/2021 at 12:34, mark77 said:

    We have undersoil heating and a state of the art Desso pitch. 


    Looking at the condition of it we're clearly not investing in it or turning the heating on! I'm sure the league will have questions because it shouldn't be off.


  8. 2 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:



    The game was called off because the undersoil heating is bust mate

    Yesterday I was on my front lawn in Sheffield 6 - two minutes away from the ground (literally) and it was a normal February afternoon that we would have played a match on


    Same as every other club with undersoil heating did yesterday in England

    Have you got working under soil heating then?lol

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  9. 4 hours ago, SallyCinnamon said:

    Reflects bad on the club. Especially if they can’t afford to fix it. What happens if it freezes again? Would open up an absolute can of worms. 

    And I really don’t think the chairman is the type to admit failure. Spending £1m on a brand new pitch and can’t even get the game on when it’s a bit chilly? Us and Rotherham only clubs with games cancelled in the top two leagues and in Scottish Prem.

    Not saying this is the case but let’s say it’s a part on the boiler that needs replacing, have you tried getting spare parts for boilers at the minute, especially if it’s from the EU?


    Lets say the club puts out a statement saying basically the above and they are doing everything they can to source the part required, how long before someone post along the lines of “it’s a lie, we can’t afford it”?

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  10. 1 hour ago, Beighton Owl 87 said:

    They should both be doing better but they have strengthened in January so you would think results will pick up for them second half of the season. 

    Maybe so, I’m not really sure who they’ve signed if I’m honest. But people have been saying this since October/November, I think sometimes people assume how good they are based on past performance. Didn’t they both sell a couple in the summer, Matty Cash for example & the 2 from derby who went to dem blades, vydra left derby too didn’t he?

  11. On 07/02/2021 at 23:11, Beighton Owl 87 said:

    Wycombe will go down and the other two are between us, Birmingham, Coventry and Huddersfield. 


    Always thought Forest and Derby would pull away and Rotherham look better and are continually picking up wins now.

    See this winds me up, couple of my mates keep saying Forest and Derby will pull away. 

    Well more than half way through the season and guess what they aren’t pulling away and as bad as we’ve been if you look at the actual points gained we are well in front of them so what have they done that somehow makes it a foregone conclusion that they’ll pull away but we won’t. 

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