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  1. Our deputy head was Mr Kerr. I was on first name terms with Juan
  2. We were never odds on to go up. Hull had a better side than us... they had a lot of premier league experience, Andy Robertson at left back and Harry Maguire was on the bench for them not even getting a game. The second year was a great opportunity with how the play offs opened up but we’d not been convincing for the majority of that season so it wasn’t just a case of not turning up against Huddersfield. To use the phrase ‘should have gone up’, I think that a team should have spent a large part of the season in the top 2 which we never did because we were never one of the best 2 or 3 sides in the league
  3. How do you define ‘baying for the PL’? It’s been more hope than expectation from me. And no manager has ever been sacked or given a hard time from the fans because they didn’t get us up. Apart from two years we’ve never been close. And even in those two years the odds were never in our favour to go up
  4. When have our fans been ‘baying’ for the premier league? I must have missed that. It was DC that gave the two year target for promotion when he took over. Nothing to do with the fans
  5. Is there much of an outcry at Leeds after they’ve sold Chris Wood, Ronaldo Vieira, Kemar Roofe and Pontus Jansson (all for a big profit) over the last few years as they head for promotion?
  6. You sure? I know to take what’s online, google and wiki with a pinch of salt but these are the estimated net worths of some of the championship clubs owners: Barnsley $9.1 billion Birmingham $570 million Bristol City $2.5 billion Cardiff $700 million Charlton $880 million Derby $500 million Fulham $7.3 billion Huddersfield $475 million Forest $650 million Preston $720 million QPR $18 billion Stoke $3.1 billion West Brom $1.8 billion Ipswich $825 million Some of those figures could be way out but the point is there’s a lot of other multi millionaire and billionaire owners in the championship. Chansiri is a relative pauper compared to the likes of Khan at Fulham, Lansdown at Bristol City or Mittal at QPR. We’re not in this mess because of FFP. We’re in it due to incompetence and mismanagement
  7. The initial argument from Lestrade was: ‘The galling thing is we finally get a rich owner and due to FFP we are stopped in our tracks. Then we have to compete against clubs with parachute payments’ What I’m saying is that virtually the entire championship have rich owners and they all have to adhere to FFP
  8. Virtually the entire championship would be spending more without FFP though. And a lot of them have richer owners than us. It’d be like the wild west
  9. Based on what’s online the owners of Fulham, Barnsley, Stoke, West Brom, Bristol City, Preston, Ipswich, Reading and Cardiff are all richer than DC. Do you think we’re the only championship club impacted by FFP?
  10. These ‘while we wait to get promotion’ lines need to stop. We’re miles away. It’s more like we’re waiting to get relegated. If we manage to survive as a championship club over the next 18 months and maintain crowds above 20k it will be a massive achievement from where we are now
  11. It was £43 in the south stand on Saturday so £36 to £43 for non members. It’s £33 to £39 for the next two home games against Forest and West Brom
  12. Were you on the north stand or the kop? They’re the kop prices. It was £34 for members in the north stand on Saturday, £39 for non members
  13. Yes this has been coming for a few years. But anyone who called it out on here was labelled a bedwetter or told to ‘grow a pair’ by the usuals
  14. How did Sheffield 5 Limited buy the stadium when that company wasn’t incorporated until 24 June 2019? https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/12066053 Can you backdate a sale to 12 months before the buying company was incorporated?
  15. Rhodes and Westwood I believe still contracted until 2021. Bannan, Reach and Lees aswell who are on over 20k a week and contracts expire in 2021. Other than that we only have Palmer, Iorfa, Borner, Luongo, Wildsmith and Dawson. Don’t think there’s any mega contracts there
  16. How many players do we have on mega contracts after the summer?
  17. That’s making the assumption we have the same number of fans paying on the door now as under MM which isn’t true. The season ticket revenue will have gone up under DC but the POTG revenue has probably gone down. The most we’ll have made from any league game this season would have been the Barnsley and Leeds games when around 6-7k (mainly away fans) paid on the door. In 18 home league this season, I don’t think we’ll have made much more than £1 million in combined revenue from POTG tickets. We’ve only got over 25k in four games and that’s with 21k season tickets
  18. 16/17 there was as I said. This season there’ll be around 21k season tickets. We’ll have made virtually zero ticket POTG money against Charlton. Even on Saturday, we’ve sold around 4k POTG tickets so that’ll be about 100k in total revenue from ticket sales we’ve made from the last two home games? I can’t see where you’ve got a 60% increase in match day revenue from
  19. We’ve not increased matchday revenue anywhere near 60%. It will have been better in the season 2016/17 but in the last 3 seasons (apart from the away fans) there is barely any POTGers at most games
  20. A lot of the damage has been done now. I’ll be surprised if crowds start going up again while DC is still at the club
  21. Is there any chance the EFL could disqualify Chansiri under the Owners and Directors test as they did with Cellino at Leeds? Would that be a good outcome for us now?
  22. If we need to wait for one of those it could be a few years
  23. I was replying to a post that said being a Wednesdayite is unconditional. Is that not binary?
  24. The black line has virtually flat lined since match 23 and could be about to take a nose dive from the EFL
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