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  1. It is a very difficult situation for the club as I do not think anyone knows what the outcome will be. The club can agree to a voluntary embargo as we did previously and because we complied with this we avoided being referred to independent Disciplinary Commission who impose penalties. It seems we engaged in discussions with EFL and they approved our approach of selling ground. Following complaints from clubs EFL decided to refer us to Commission to hand out punishment. Following our statement EFL got upset and said they had noticed several issues we could be punished for but it was noticeable they did not deny approving our strategy. Probably we have broken rules like lots of other clubs but aim of policy was not to punish but get a club back to a sustainable position and as long as a club is doing this you are generally ok. Birmingham signed a player after being advised not to that is why they were referred it appears we were referred because of complaints by other clubs. It is one hell of a mess and if uncertainty prevents us signing players and taking steps which hamper our chances and we win court case, compensation could be huge. Would not be a surprise to see this result in changes to what is an arbitrary and very unwieldly process and one which supports PL teams to disadvantage of EFL teams.
  2. Moxt on here not really interested in football and have not been to a game in years. just like to moan for sake of it and just want attention. It ruins the site and puts people off.
  3. Presumably lawyers will have approved statement and for us to say we have documents approving way we did things it is highly likely this is the situation. The EFL sway with the wind and when put under pressure by other clubs they made a knee jerk reaction and have obviously tried to back track. Think the only defence the EFL could try is we had not supplied accurate information but even this seems unlikely as their is obviously quite a bit of correspondence on subject and this should have allowed EFL to clarify position. Much speculation on what sanctions the EFL could impose upon us, however what remedies are available to us from the EFL, presumably costs and damages which they could argue has impacted transfer activity of club and impaired chance of promotion. There will be a few sweating after today.
  4. I think the current set up does not work for the majority of teams in football league. The young players at the club do not play the best Academies and in order to improve you have to play against better players. We won league last year and now in U/23s it can be seen there is a fair gap between the two. The U/23s league again excludes all of top level Academies and have long thought it does not extend our young players as it stands. We have a large squad which helps block young players getting opportunities to play with first team. I do accept not sending players out on loan has also not helped situation. If there were proper reserve fixtures even if it was only 20 per year I think it would be a good help to bring the young players on. The leading academies now have EFL trophy games to help bring on players this is in addition to a more competitive fixture structure and some teams having European fixtures for their young players as well. The clubs in Championship are the ones who are missing out and something needs to change An alternative would be arranging ad hoc games against teams, this depends on other teams being willing to play and no guarantee of decent opposition. The teams who would challenge the players will probably not be available or not interested in playing a team from league we are currently in. Therefore fully support bringing back reserve fixtures or having youth and under 23 based on geographical basis (North and South) rather than Academy status.
  5. In the match commentary on Blackburn game it was said Ryan Needs had arrived from Birmingham this week and was the new Head of Match Analysis. I have not seen this mentioned anywhere. Hopefully this will help improve the team going forward.
  6. I watched the replay of Blackburn game on Wednesday site and it was mentioned in commentary that Ryan Needs had arrived this week from Birmingham and is now head of game analysis for Wednesday.
  7. Yes think you are correct. Heard that Monk does not see any of young players in under 23s as ready for first team. He said as much when he said he would not play young players for PR purposes.
  8. Interesting that all of these are best played on left side of team. It is all a matter of opinion.
  9. It is a rolling contract, I think it guarantees him more than 12 months pay. The reason others did not come is Birmingham not happy to release. Apparently Beattie and Needs are in some kind of dispute with Birmingham. neither of them are doing full duties any more. Judging by report you would have thought this would have happened by now so may be some snag holding up probably compensation.
  10. I was told we had a problem with lack of defensive ability in Academy and u/23s at beginning of season. They signed the chap from Wimbledon but it seems he has not the filled gap. from what I have seen which is not a lot defending does seem to be a problem, the defence looked lacking in pace and full backs looked better going forwards than defending. In addition Dawodu who is a very promising right back has been injured and think he is missed. In addition Neil Thompson has been with first team squad since Bruce left which I think has not helped situation. Haslam has stepped in but this is in addition to running Academy. The quicker we bring in a couple of new coaches the better.
  11. It is two or three who are genuine competitors for a place in the team. We have no real competition for Fletcher or Hutchinson. I also think a wide right player with pace would also be interesting as Murphy not lived up to expectations at this point.
  12. I am hoping if Beattie arrives he can bring best out of Borovic and Damba or Shaw if we continue to play him as striker in reserves. He has improved strikers beyong recognition so I am hoping he can turn one of young players into a gem.
  13. He was injured and think was due to return to training this week.
  14. Centre backs with pace are as rare as hens teeth if you look at money some centre backs went for at end of last season. Iorfa if progress continues is as good as any of them and with his pace who knows what value may be on him. At the moment he is the last player if we got promoted you would not be looking to replace. Borner has also been an excellent signing and in my opinion mad a better start that Hector did last season. If he can continue to improve think we have best centre back pairing in Championship.
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