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  1. They have to fit within financial rules to be allowed to compete in the CL or EL. Theres so many clubs, in the championship, throwing daft money at trying to get into the PL that there needs to be some sort of control, otherwise you'd have the problems of loads of clubs going into administration again. The support sounds great on TV
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    He wasn't at all popular on one of the Chelsea forums I looked at, even today. Probably suited him to not have to worry about defending.
  3. From the BBC article: "A BBC investigation showed that last year's fixture between Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United at Hillsborough was the most expensive policing operation for a match in England, costing £203,000. The home club was billed £41,000 by the police." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-46760669 It's not paid for by the clubs in the main, if it was the police would be very keen to play it whenever overtime was highest.
  4. Protest against who though? Football sold it's soul many years ago, clubs have the option to not accept skys money but they never will (unless someone bids higher). Daft kick off times are the price we all pay for the over-inflated wages everywhere in football. Same with the police it's a money thing, if the clubs offered to contribute more they'd probably be happy to let us play on Christmas Day if we wanted to, if we don't they'll continue to make life difficult. Best thing we can do is get promoted and never see them again.
  5. We couldn't afford Rhodes, just need to find out how that was requested and do the same.
  6. He wouldn't even need to hand over control though, a week of speaking to Wilkinson, Milan, Waddle, Marwood etc etc would probably be enough to see he's been taken for a ride. I've no idea what would push him enough to ask for help though.
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    Ian Holloway

    Promoted with two and (all but) relegated two from the Championship.
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    Chris Waddle

    Shame it makes sense so will never happen
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    Chris Waddle

    It might not be as manager, but surely there should be a role for him at the club, hands on or ambassadorial.
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    If Jos goes... who's in?

    Depends on how high you are aiming. Mowbray has worked for Coventry and now Blackburn, both with awful owners, he was probably too good for them both at the time. There are so many bad owners and clubs in crisis a lot of managers will still take those jobs, Cardiff were a shambles before Colin took over as well. The difference being that at some point their owners tire of losing points and millions of £, and so decide to let the manager decide the transfers, think we are still waiting on that one. Right now we don't even know if DC even approached any managers rather than head coaches either time he appointed one, so who'd be interested seems like an optimistic question.
  11. Can't argue he's northern, disagree with the rest though.
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    If Jos goes... who's in?

    There would still be a load of managers who'd want the job, the problem is more could DC pick the right one (My opinion - No) I also remain unconvinced that we'll manage to sell that many in January, it would be the smart thing to do so that we can sort out the problematic areas, which makes it seem less likely to me that it will happen.
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    Sam Winnall...

    You don't get certain bonus payments if you put in the transfer request, so they just complain and whine but don't officially request it.
  14. The problem is that the short term strategy has a few big question marks over it, just how bad is the financial situation, is anyone likely to come in for any of our players, and will we let them go even if they do? Assuming that we aren't in an apocalypse type of situation come January or May then I think we should look towards how Brentford/Peterboro do their business. Young players, loads of potential, and look to move them on when a club bids a certain amount. While we are in this league it needs to be accepted that we have to be a club willing to sell, but without having to sell anyone like now. Middlesboro and Norwich have both taken around £20 million this summer, with young players who have had one good season, the PL clubs are desperate to throw their money about. The aim should be self sustainability, planning to lose just enough to stay within F&P is daft. The rest of it just needs to be simplified, enough of loads of different prices for different kinds of season tickets/memberships/tickets, one price throughout the stadium all season, ideally undercut 'them' and advertise everywhere we can. Obviously none of this will happen, but it's what I'd aim for.
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    How about this for an Idea

    I'd have accepted it in 2000... Personally I just don't think it should be given as a blank cheque, it's there to cover existing contracts, not to be used for new expensive signings. The three newly relegated clubs are pretty much in line with that, they've spent but a lot of it has come from what they've recouped. No idea how it would be regulated but I think thats what they should aim for. FFP definitely needs to be there, clubs have no self control, if they were allowed to lose £100 million over 3 seasons there would still be some pushing it. If it stops owners from pushing it too far and clubs going into administration all the time its a good thing. You only have to go back about 4 years and we'd all have been saying what a good thing FFP was (if it had of been policed properly then) and complaining about any club breaching the limits. As it's a place of positivity now, none of it really matters as we're going up.