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Lee Strafford

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About Lee Strafford

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  • Birthday 26/03/1972

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    Stuck between hope and pragmatism......leaning towards hope!

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  1. Lee Strafford

    Rate the season

    3 but It might be the means through which Dejphon realises that the success in football is about all stakeholders (fans, players, staff & board / owners) being aligned around the same vision, therefore that vision has to be about 'the club' and not any one individual, and not about the economic interests of outside parties. My score is up from 1 based on the evidence of club culture and team spirit that has developed on the playing side this past few months.
  2. Lee Strafford

    Reach grabs Player of the Year award

    My pick at the start of the season, thought we would struggle and that he would shine. Pleased for him!
  3. Looked like confidence was building today. Looked like a team. Especially liked Rhodess' body language. Bodes well for next season if we can keep the key players. PS - Feel sorry for Chesvegas fans, there but for the grace of god and all that.
  4. Lee Strafford

    Open letter opportunity.

    Write to God asking him or her (assuming he or she is real) why we had to have 4hr drives to Ingoldmels in cars that released petrol fumes into the car, making at least one person (and thereafter everyone else) in the car puke, I would love to know...... :)
  5. DC could well have just been refering to the weekly wage excluding bonuses...... These would include; appearance fee; goal bonus; x amount of appearancesa fee; loyalty bonus (stay x years); win bonueses etc.....
  6. Big imobile unit and no knees made all the difference! :)
  7. Lee Strafford

    Safe standing at Hillsborough

    the bouncers on the north stand all have season tickets, they are not paying £40......they only moved cause the casketeers thought it was a good idea to not serve beer on the kop. Moving them baclk to the kop will save a load of money and hassle as their proximity to the away fans causes loads of headache / cost on matchdays....
  8. Lee Strafford

    Safe standing at Hillsborough

    Safe standing as the only option on the kop would allow us to have a low ticket price (£15 per game for an adult) therefore making the club more accessable for low income households, this price would not need to be offered to away fans as they get a seated area. This would stop us from having to have complex pricing structure just to work around charging more for away fans to attend games, an approach which leaves Wednesdayites looking at high headline matchday pricing causing negativity. Anyone on the kop wanting seats would be pushed into the North or the South / Grandstand. All of the above would result in much higher attendances, better atmospheres, although no increase on ticket revenue in the shot term, over the long term it should lead to high attendances and therefore fomo based demand on tickets, higher attendances would result in more concourse sales.
  9. More like owner spends millions, including our small contribution which is quite big for many Wednesdayites, but does so by letting agents decide who the player and manager options should be, and only then letting the manager [sic] have the final say, then himslef makes all final decisions [boggles the mind]. Owner overpays for some good players, owner overpays for a whole load of players who are not needed Owner doesn't realise that all of this will result in a mentally and physically weak team / squad Owners strategy leads towards breaching FFP / S&P resulting in further blow to club confidence Owner defends player recruitment Owner has lost face but is in denail, all becuase he is trying to save face. WTflip
  10. Lee Strafford

    Safe standing at Hillsborough

    Safe standing on the Kop (and northwest corner) would allow for cheap tickets to made available to Wednesdayites as no equivalent ticket would be available to away fans, as they would be seated.....
  11. Stuart Gray did not sign anyone......nor did CC nor will JL......
  12. Hurts my brain reading that sentance.....
  13. He also said that he did'nt have the legs to do that anymore and would expect to be playing infront of the defence.....
  14. I am not saying they are not worth good money now, I am simply saying at the time we signed them that we overpaid versus what we could have paid. I think Fessi is worth £15m now once he has proven his fitness, and Hooper is with £20m once he has proven his fitness, in todays market. Looking back it is good business, but we still overpaid at the time in my view. Reach (who was my pick for player of the season this year) is one more good season away from being a £30m plus player......
  15. All that blew up after we signed both Fessi and Hooper....when that new TV deal came in. Again both players had been frozen out at their clubs......