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Utah Owl

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  1. When the members of the EFL board have got it. Everyone else is expendable.
  2. His claim to fame these days isn't so much tht he played for Sheffield Wednesday rather than Manure tried to sign him!
  3. In my time watching Graham Pugh and Ken Knighton. Their modus operandi seemed to be if it moves kick it, if it doesn't move kick it anyway! Ball or man, made no difference.
  4. I know for a fact that Andy Pearce was on 2k per week basic plus appearance and win bonuses etc. (which basically upped his possible money by 50%) because his contract was sent to me in error on a supporters club issue! That was in 1994 so would imagine all players would have been on similarly structured deals. 15k a week (even including all the bonuses) - no chance.
  5. I have a huge problem with it and with DEH but I am also extremely annoyed at the way Chansiri handled the whole issue. Chansiri's behaviour ever since he took over the club has been a mixture of foolishness, naivety and arrogance, otherwise how do you think we find ourselves in such a mess over continual breaches of the rules, let alone the situation over Hirst? I'm sure Chansiri is well meaning but he is not the right owner for us. He doesn't learn from mistakes and simply won't take proper advice. If thinks don't change quickly he will ruin the club.
  6. I have a huge problem with it and with DEH but I am also extremely annoyed at the way Chansiri handled the whole issue. Chansiri's behaviour ever since he took over the club has been a mixture of foolishness, naivety and arrogance, otherwise how do you think we find ourselves in such a mess over continual breaches of the rules, let alone the situation over Hirst? I'm sure Chansiri is well meaning but he is not the right owner for us. He doesn't learn from mistakes and simply won't take proper advice. If thinks don't change quickly he will ruin the club.
  7. He did, or Leicester City did? Who knows the real answer to that one? My point is that there may have been a problem between Chansiri and Leicester City's owner and when Leicester's offer was rebuffed then they may have felt insulted and colluded with Hirst's advisors to make the move happen and put one over on Chansiri. Given that Leicester's owners also own Leuven I'd say it's an odds on bet. As a young lad of 17 or 18 one would hardly expect Hirst himself to be pulling the strings on this. Also factor in Hirst senior's well publicised spat with the club and this has all the hallmarks of several parties getting their own back on Chansiri. Chansiri may claim to be a businessman, but he clearly isn't. He is a fool (although I'll concede probably a well meaning one) and as the old adage goes a fool and his money are soon parted, hence our disastrous financial situation.
  8. A thousand times over (at least) if you were there! It was the best Christmas present ever!
  9. Courtesy of the EFL and our owner's shenanigans, we don't even know what league we will be in yet, so how can he possibly plan for that?
  10. What worries me is the possibility of relegation and a points deduction next season.
  11. Really looking forward to reading it and reliving some old and treasured memories. We might have been crap, but as a fan it was brilliant in it's own way.
  12. I'm just sick of the whole business at the moment and am seriously hoping the current crisis bankrupts the entire game so that we can all start again from scratch on a reasonably level playing field.nThe whole slew of financial problems within the game has been caused by the greed of the EPL clubs (which as a founder member includes us). Chickens finally coming home to roost.
  13. I've ordered it thanks, if you could endorse it for me it would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!
  14. Any chance you could get one to me in the US? Currently not available here!
  15. That side did not include Warhurst, Waddle, Walker, Bart-Williams, Bright all of which were added by Francis and enabled us to compete in the top flight for the next three seasons. Francis was far from being a disaster but like nearly all managers after a few years had gone stale and done all he could do. The time was right for him to go, but to blame him for everything that went wrong over the next few years (leading to our relegation a whole five years later when maybe only two or three of his squad were still at the club) is total and utter nonsense. Neil clearly is pursuing a vendetta based on a personal problem with him.
  16. RIP Rob Walker. Hopefully your lasting legacy will be your owl returned to it's rightful place at Wednesday.
  17. N doubt ending up as another way for the Premier to shaft the lower leagues.
  18. At just one bad tackle away from the career being ended, I very much doubt it, however I would put salary caps in place as follows: EPL 20k per week (1 million per year) Championship 10k per week League 1 5k per week League 2 2.5k per week The limits would come into place automatically on promotion or relegation and be written into all players contracts. Further it would operate on the basis of half up front, the rest into a pension scheme for when the player retired. In addition I would have a player pool of prize money from the TV revenues so that extra money could be generated on the basis of successful performance only. For example, win the FA Cup and a 1 million prize would be divided up to amongst all the squad who had played in the winning team. Other competitions could be handled in a similar way with prize money being determined by progress etc. Again all such monies could be placed into the pension scheme to ensure adequate retirement funding.
  19. If we'd beaten Derby & Arsenal wouldn't we have stayed up?
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