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Everything posted by PeteG_1984

  1. On balance, has to be Leicester. They always seem to just fall on their feet. Went into administration before there were any penalties, made light work of their spell in League One, came into money before FFP, went and bloody won the Premier League and are now a very decent Premier League side.
  2. Why would you want to scrap with your own fans to the point where someone needs medical attention? Absolute dickheads. I do wonder how much coke has to do with this. Get sniffer dogs on duty outside the North in future
  3. Complete embarrassment to the club and disgraceful set of affairs. Certain individuals were out of order for specific actions (such as Ballance and maybe the former England captain) but the problem is the people at the top. Sadly, YCCC have always been backward in promoting diversity. In our county, we have cities, towns and communities rich in south Asian heritage (who also tend to be cricket fans). We should have taken full advantage of that instead of doing the opposite. This goes back further than Rafiq, we were way too slow in recruiting British Asians considering how long they’ve been part of our communities. I hope not, because cricket is huge in our county, but this could be fatal.
  4. If only we’d all been as perfectly behaved as you throughout our entire life, regardless of upbringing.
  5. The question has also occurred to me is, where is the PFA in all of this? They’re meant to be a trade union, surely they should challenge the unfairness and stupidity of this. Or are the only interested in making sure premier league players never have to take a pay cut during a pandemic when the taps are turned off?
  6. Education course, okay, but a fine and four match ban for something long before he signed his contract is outrageous. It seems a more severe penalty than someone being actually homophobic (or racist) on the pitch in the present. Basically, if you want to be a professional footballer, don’t ever use social media. In fact, parents, if your child might become a professional sportsperson, ban them from social media.
  7. I didn’t watch it by why did Young Blud represent Rest of the World? He’s Donny born and bred
  8. I’m pleased to see so many on here agree this is ridiculous. Who are these people that trawl through someone’s tweets though? It’s not a quick thing to do going that far back
  9. I’ve just been watching the highlights of that match. People talk about how lucky we were not to be 5-0 down in the return leg, but we also battered Brighton in the first leg. Looking back, it’s bittersweet considering what’s happened since, but I’ll always remember what a special night it was. Has anyone got a clip of the interview with Forestieri and Lee after the final whistle where them and the interview can’t hear each other over the noise of singing to hey Jude? It seems to have disappeared from YouTube but i remember it being a video that was hard not to bring a tear to eye.
  10. This will be our 4th spell in the third tier. The first season of the last three ended as follows: 75/76: 20th (avoided relegation to Division 4 on final day) 03/04: 16th (worst position in my lifetime) 10/11: 15th (saved from worse by Megson eventually turning the team around) Please Wednesday, don’t fart about this time. Just get out of that god awful league straight away!
  11. I’m not a fan of FFP and think it’s a compounded unfairness when taking into account competing against parachute payments. However, if Chansiri was able to spend more but restricted by parachute payments, why does he struggle to pay the players on time?
  12. I just can’t be arsed with this division again. If I was confident we’d go straight back up, it wouldn’t be so bad but in each of the three spells we’ve had down there, we’ve struggled in the first season. It’ll mean the likes of Cheltenham or Accrington Stanley doing the double over us and enduring some truly awful games at Hillsborough.
  13. Instead of deducting points or fining us or whatever, the EFL should just confiscate the club from Chansiri. I know they can’t legally do this, but it would be a good reform to build in if we’re having some kind of reset.
  14. The red button coverage is as depressing as it gets, no crowd noise, one commentator, standard definition and of course watching Sheffield Wednesday.
  15. We should set up the MASSIVE league with Forest and Derby. Also invite Eintracht Frankfurt, Parma, Nantes, Feyenoord, Dukla Prague (if they still exist)
  16. Could this effect international football? Could players involved in this be banned from UEFA and FIFA tournaments? Might get very interesting
  17. Do we think this will happen? Whispers on social media that it’s more than just posturing to get more from UEFA. I can see Phoenix clubs being set up, at least for the English sides. Then just leave the breakaway six to have their international fan base and those the see the matches who treat it as a London theatre break. Atmosphere will be non-existent, but the owners will probably be happy to see the last of the local working class gone.
  18. It is absolutely ridiculous the grip gambling has on football now. We must be in the minority not being sponsored by a betting firm - and most of the ones you see on shirts aren’t even that well known. It needs government regulation, gambling companies ultimate responsibility is to their shareholders so can’t be truly trusted to self-regulate. But it is huge business and generates lots of money, including jobs, which is why politicians are reluctant. Although the Bet365 CEO earns obscene amounts of money, at least they’re tax resident here which is unusual in gambling. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of a flutter, but it needs much stronger regulation and for the advertising to be much more limited.
  19. Still no Englishman has won the Premier League. No Briton since 2013.
  20. Out of C Ronaldo and Messi, the former is probably the better athlete, better all rounder and is more decorated domestically and internationally. But Messi seems technically more genius. Pele loses credibility because of the extra goals he adds on to his tally but he’s probably too under rated by people under 50. There’s a goal he scored in the 1958 World Cup as a skinny 17 year old where he lifts he over a defender and slots the ball home that looks absolutely sublime. Even more remarkable with how much balls weighed then. Also worth remembering the crap Pele and Maradona had to put up with when defenders could get away with kicking them. If they were playing today with better nutrition, better pitches and more protection, they probably would have been even more amazing.
  21. Fully deserved, top quality pundit and well qualified for the job. It’s a shame about the people saying she only has it due to her race/gender. The extreme end of the BLM mob and BBCs obsession over a London style representation of diversity have to take some responsibility for that. I firmly believe with them, more people will have accepted her in the job.
  22. Most forward thinking football owners will be knowing they have to push the boat out a bit to get fans back who are now out of the habit. Clubs can’t afford rock bottom prices but there will have to be discounts. This will NOT cross Chansiri’s mind. Even if we get relegated to League One he’ll talk about how amazing it is that we’ve frozen prices again.
  23. This would have been the magic ticket. IIRC, MM stuck around at Leicester in a similar capacity after he sold them. That does not surprise me, there’s plenty of others (who know what they’re doing) that also offered and the stubborn idiot said no to them too.
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