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  1. I am probably well behind the time so expect abuse. But I have heard absolutely nothing from the club about what is happening this new season. I opted for the i-follow when last season started again but at that time, the option to choose a refund or make a donation wasn't (yet) available. Since then I have heard nothing. I have two years yet to run on my ticket and the season starts next weekend. Has anyone any ideas of what is being offered - is i-follow going to be "free" again in the absence of being able to go to Hillsborough? And what will happen when only limited attendances (less than the total number of Season Ticket holders) are allowed?
  2. Brown sauce, tomato sauce, BBQ sauce? Ah, you mean scource?
  3. Don't see the lazybones about it. This statement was made when the original decision of the tribunal was released and most of us have already read it. It was also stated at the time that the club had 2 weeks to appeal against the decision. So the 2 weeks are up and there has been no new statement from the club? Guess that means no appeal.
  4. We haven't owned the ground since MM bought the club. DC has owned the ground since he bought the club from MM. The fact that a different DC company from the club company now owns the ground makes no difference whatsoever. I don't think he will spend a penny, mainly because the basis of his wealth is actually with his family and not him personally. Having splashed something like £130m already on the club, the ground, players transfers and subsidising player wages and now buying the ground off himself, I doubt anything significant will be spent. In any case, with COVID-19 preventing any proper return to normal crowds for at least a season, why would he?
  5. The problems are large and deep rooted. Any new manager would seem to have his hands tied by available money and policy. Those who know Steve Bruce sat it was always likely that his tenure would have been short and if you look at his CV, he hasn’t stayed anywhere for very long. I reckon that DC must have spent £130m (excluding the £60m in instalments to buy the stadium he already owned). He will never get that back in our current predicament. So unless he is prepared to cut his losses and sell cheap, he is with us for the long haul and people of my age, having supported since my first Hillsborough match in 1955, will probably not live to see our club back in the top division. However, on GM in particular, the results to Christmas and our league position flattered to deceive and anyone who attended matches regularly knows that. What happened in 2020 was a shambles with perhaps the only real bright spot beating Leeds at their ground. We all know something kicked off in the dressing room but I haven’t seen anyone who is really in the know. Clearly GM didn’t handle it and the team appeared to stop playing for him (or us). So a new manager isn’t going to solve many of the deep seated problems but might just give us a chance of something better on the pitch. I would prefer to change now rather than wait for a panic change at Christmas. in the early 2000s, when many supporters were clamouring for a rich man to buy the club, there was the chance of another way - before the days of Sheard and Mandaric. It involved local businessman and supporters buying into a share issue which would have solved our immediate financial issues and allow us to build. True we wouldn’t have had millions to splash(waste?), on star players or even a Desso pitch but we would have had a new board, a club still owned and run by local people, a day in what happens and we would have been honest (do you feel our club is honest now?). The proposal was not met with much enthusiasm by supporters. There was a myth at the time that most existing shareholders were “lost” and a feeling against the concept of share ownership. Many said at the time that they had already put enough money in by buying tickets and not interested in spending any more. Seeing where we are now, I doubt it could have been any worse and we would still have our club. What has happened is a story which will probably become a TV documentary on how to get everything wrong. Unfortunately, we can chat as much as we like. The truth is that we have NO SAY in what happens. The club is a business owned by one person and he will do as he pleases and we can choose to pay and go or not.
  6. That’s not true. He was Chairman Of SWFC at the time Milan took over the club and chaired the shareholders meeting at which we all agreed to forfeit our shares to MM. He is a current Vice President of SWFC and is at most matches with his wife Sam in the Director’s box. What I was saying is that he is part of the structure already and almost certainly willing to advise.
  7. But sadly, as he has got to know the players, work with them and try to improve their skills, the team has steadily got worse and worse. The end of the season, admittedly without spectators, has been a disaster. I am afraid very few, either players or supporters, have confidence in him any more so we have to have a change. Please Mr C, get a football person to advise you. Howard Wilkinson is a VP of our club-ask him to help.
  8. Sally, you are lucky as your memory is shorter. I have been going to Hillsborough since 1955 and we have had many much better seasons but also, many much worse. A lot of the 1970s and some of the 2000s were worse. We should never have got to this point ever again and have learned nothing from our past failures and I agree with your general sentiments. To be 20 years out of the top league, a club record in 153 years, and still so far away is a disgrace. I now doubt that I will live to see us back where we should belong.
  9. Wednesday doesn’t have a board now. It is owned by one man who, although out of the country more than half the time, makes all the decisions including minor ones such as discount pricing of old stock in the shop. He has invested and spent a lot - more than £140 million by my reckoning - and we have no say. For those who wanted to sack the board when we had one, and when nearly all the shares were held locally, those who wished for one rich man owning everything have had their dream turned into our nightmare. Mr Chansiri can and will do exactly what he chooses. Our role is no greater than those who at times attend a concert at the Arena. The soul of our club was sold 10 years ago.
  10. Excellent. Doesn’t need 415 pages of crap!
  11. Can someone start a new thread with actual facts and news about the EFL hearing. Can’t believe 414 pages without one snippet of facts!
  12. Think we should have a sensible and intelligent new thread about the EFL hearing. This is clearly not that thread!
  13. Thought my own cardboard cut out on the front row of the North was MOTM. No debate about it. Have to decide whether to place it in my season ticket seat I have already paid for until 2022 as I don't really think my mental health can cope with actually being there.
  14. It will also sort out if Mr. C is using his own money or family money.. When he bought the club, his personal wealth was estimated at £150m and he must have spent most of that already. So if he is able to spend a lot more, it will be family money derived from TUF.
  15. What? Negative by going to every match and supporting the team? And buying season tickets for several years in advance so making that money available to the club? The area where there is no atmosphere now is oddly on the kop where the band seems to be hated but there is only ever any noise when it plays. Mr Farrell, wondering what you are smoking?
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