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Hamakua Pueo

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  1. Totally different situation. They got all those bad players at Brum.
  2. Maybe loan him to Bolton? Might do wonders for his confidence if he was seen as instrumental in keeping them up. Have to pay most of his wages ourselves, but we are doing that anyway, and didn't Bolton loan us Stu Holden while covering all his wages during the Dave Jones era?
  3. But owning a football club is a really stupid way to try to make money. It doesn't matter whether you are considering buying it, or already own it. Selling the Club now to cut his losses is the only smart play for him. Continuing to throw money into a hole in the hopes of winning the PL lottery is it irrational. But then there never was any evidence that Chansiri is a rational actor.
  4. Agree, but another good question is whether their manager will ponder today’s result and reorganize. A little too early to write off a young, energetic team and a manager new to the Championship.
  5. Had we kept him, he would not have scored for us, because with other options available, he would not have played. I agree with the many others-he is not our player. Happy to see him do well, if he does, but not really relevant to us.
  6. League 1 and 2 windows still open. Does this mean we still have options to loan to lower leagues. This is meant as a serious question. I don’t know the answer.
  7. But if that is the case, it seems more likely than sums in the tens of thousands rather than millions would be at issue. Doesn't seem plausible that the club could reasonably demand compensation disproportionate to their salaries, which are presumably more in line with us regular working folk than the likes of Big Steve and the star players. Acknowledging that the reporting makes it impossible to know what really happened from the press accounts, it seems most likely that our Chairman's sense of what is right and proper by his lights has run well past customary practice. Time to move on, as many have said.
  8. Right, and I claim no special insight into that. Everything about the P&S rules and how they are enforced, or not enforced, seems strange, and really NOT very rule-bound, as if they are making things up as they go along.
  9. Not disagreeing with your assessment of that Mail article, but one difference appears to be that Derby and Villa put up cash, while Chansiri covered his sale with an IOU--future promises to pay, not actual money. Looks especially dodgy.
  10. A clean Brexit, and a government of national unity led by an equal partnership of Jeremy and Boris? In the ensuing confusion, we might slip through unnoticed.
  11. I expect the Championship WILL be tough this year. My best guess is that not more than 1 in 8 sides in the Championship will be promoted to the Premier League, and also that a like share will be relegated to League 1. You heard it here first. Well, maybe not. Strictly speaking, there is little evidence-based meaning to the idea that a League is good or bad in a given year. What would validate the claim from evidence is how well the League does against other opponents. That would have to mean in Cup play, against the PL and the lower leagues. But the sample size is relatively small, and there is a lot of randomness in football, so it is hard to judge. What we mean by a difficult League I am guessing is: are there any sides at the beginning which seem destined to blow the others out of the water? Like maybe it seemed with Wolves last season, or Newcastle on their last visit to our division. Implicitly lowering the odds for everyone else to at best 2 in 23 rather than 1 in 8. I suspect what we really mean by an easy League is a balanced League. This past season was a pretty good example. When the League is balanced, the outcome seems more or less random. For example, that team that plays in our old cast-off pitch near Shoreham Street seemed to win promotion more or less randomly. Were they really better than Leeds and West Brom and Villa, or some others--including us? Not clear, but they won. Ironically, an easy league, that is a balanced league, is a league in which every most every fixture is fiercely contested. And a hard league is a league where those who do get promoted frequently find it to be easy, because they are better than every one else. Balance might be interpreted as mediocrity, but that may be a psychological reaction to the inability to put together long runs of success, rather than a reflection of a lack of quality at the top. Right now, it seems likely the League will be balanced next year. But that is before transfer business has been done.
  12. When I tried the ifollow technical help chat, I was advised to clear my cache and turn off my ad-blocker. I had already done those things.
  13. Watching in Hawai'i, I have been treated to a blank black screen in Firefox and Chrome. Edge sends me to the App store for a non-existent app. It has worked fine on the IPAD in the app.
  14. Straight swap with USA. Jos Luhukay for Jim Mattis. Both have strong reputations for organizing the defense.
  15. So what with be wrong with Doyen buying the club? I thought that the problem with them was the conflict of interest--they mis-advise clubs to push their own assets, not meet the needs of the club. But if they owned the club, our interests would be aligned. I mean, they would still be blood-sucking vampires, but if they were sucking the life out of other clubs for our (i.e. their own) benefit, that would be good for us, right?
  16. In my opinion, his most rational behavior, acting in his own interest, would be to gut the squad in January by selling all playing assets with a positive value, accepting point deductions and relegation (to L1 and maybe eventually to L2), and let the P & S sanctions sort themselves out over a couple years. With time, the current malaise will be forgotten. Hillsborough will be filled with 35,000 enthusiastic supporters on the day we win promotion back to L1. With this strategy, he ought to be able to stop the hemorrhaging of money from his own accounts, and eventually mitigate a portion of his losses. Not a good strategy for the club and the supporters, but maybe for himself. But if that is what I intended, I wouldn't announce it at a fan forum with 1,000 people, I'd just do it.
  17. So why do you think that? To be precise, what is the evidence that he is not that stupid?
  18. So Nilsson the new DOF and this Rostov fellow the new coach, then. Glad thats sorted. Does it have its own thread yet.
  19. Sad, but unfortunately true. Being respectful to us family children doesn't seem to be in his interpretation of what it means to be a family.
  20. Agree 100%, but that has me concerned, because it is a little hard to imagine what he has in mind. Any actual action would seem better handled by a statement than a forum. And he doesn't do forums well.
  21. But what can that be? A fan forum is not a decent place to announce the firing of a manager, or even really the appointment of a new one. Not the time to announce intentions in the coming transfer window. If the sale of the club, the new owner should organize, not the old. Is he selling half the club for a shilling?
  22. I think by tradition, we fire on Christmas Eve. You may be out of luck.
  23. After 22 fixtures, we are in 18th, 5 points off the drop. About meets pre-season expectations. Best I can do.
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