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sheffield_dave last won the day on August 19 2018

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  1. sheffield_dave

    Chairman’s statement

    I think the more time passes the more ridiculous the whole thing is. Some of it is delusional. Some of it is contradictory. Some of it is just straight up b*llocks.
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    Can you justify?

    We were once touting £10m-£15m for FF and now we'd be lucky if someone offered us £3m. Different stages of their career and different players admittedly but same song and dance. We can hold onto whatever delusional aspirations we want, or we can cash in and lift some weight off the clubs shoulders while we can. If the club is in such a mess and the Chairman needs help to the extent that he's dropping 10pm "drunk texts" half way through January then we should snap anyone's hands off for £10m.
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    Chairman’s statement

    Yeah. I mean I’m not going to be the one to trawl through his statements from 2015, but I’m pretty sure tonight’s claim that he came to invest in Championship survival is demonstrably false. Remember before Bullen won 4 games and we appointed Bruce when we all thought the man had no idea what he was doing and is just whinging it..?
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    Chairman’s statement

    “Many people have suggested that I invested the amount of money I did – and continue to do – in order to achieve promotion to the Premier League. But this is not correct. I invested these sums to stay in the Championship, to ensure we would have the best chance of avoiding relegation.” This feels like a weird, wholly inaccurate u-turn. Im sorry, but Chansiri did not spend £40m to buy this football club and invest another £30m (or whatever it is) over 3 years for the sake of keeping it in the league.
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    'The Deal' - start to my holiday book

    This was always a weird thing to say. If Milan means he did enough due dillegence to not flog us to an obvious fly by night pirate, then I believe him. However he also wanted/needed to sell the club, and make no mistake that was his priority. It’s literally impossible that Milan could ever guarantee things wouldn’t go sour with a new owner 3 years later.
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    A very good Championship player and at the time an excellent signing for us. Just a shame about the injuries. It happens. We'd be absolutely insane to renew his contract at this point or stop him going somewhere like the MLS.
  7. Villa are hysterical. £20m to them. If they want to bury themselves in an FFP hole without any care or regard for anything at all then we might as well let them bail us out of ours.
  8. Yep. Tough 3 years of Championship football, Villa? Try 20. And throw in a couple of years of League One in between. Not succeeding at Aston Villa isn't the end of the line for someone with as much experience as Bruce. Just like it won't be the end of the line for the much younger, trendier, cavalier man who'se there now, with a reputation for playing some of the best football in the division, who currently has Villa.. 10th with 6 wins from his 14 games so far. The only plan at Villa is to throw as much money at it as they can until enough of it sticks that they eventually just brute force their way back up, even at the expense of their tax bills. As for Stan Collymore, there's a reason he works for Talksport - the station of thick, ignorant hot takes and opinions for morons.
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    Is Steve Bruce the answer

    He’s comfortably the best manager available to us at this point. Without checking any stats, I’d say he’s probably the safest, most proven pair of Championship hands there is behind Warnock. I’m not going to allow the opinions of Aston Villa fans to influence this; a club whose sole strategy to Championship life has been to try and brute force their way past everyone else in the division financially and expect that alone to work. A club who couldn’t pay their tax bill in the summer and will allegedly “qualify” for an FFP bumming in the summer that just spent £7m on a goalkeeper. Hope they get humped by Leeds today and I don’t say that often.
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    We’re F*cked

    Nah yes, after 20 years of garbage this all must be about having a divine right..
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    Honest Summary Up til 10pm

    Honestly, I’d be surprised if we ever hear from him again in anywhere near this level of details. Tonight felt a bit like the beginning of the end even before he announced we were back up for sale. I dont think he does a full disappearing act, but I think the club go dark from here on for quite a while - maybe until it’s sold.
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    I said when this meeting was called that there would be emotional blackmail involved. And, here it is. And we’ve got the first “IN CHANSIRI WE TRUST” thread seconds later.
  13. People have to make tough decisions on what else they sacrifice in order to fund going to Hillsborough, supporting the team and lining the clubs coffers. £550 season tickets.. £40 POTG.. £90 memberships.. £70 shirts.. it’s a lot of money. To some, it’s a huge ask every year. It’s the most financial outlay any fan base in the division makes. It’s a bigger financial outlay than many make to watch top flight football. It can be cheaper to watch Pep Guardiola’s Champions of England than Sheffield Wednesday. For those people, I think “why the f*ck am I being asked to pay this” when the Chairman stands up and says it barely covers anything, is a fair question. People have talked about the club holding fans in contempt since everything first kicked off with the ticket prices. Does DC’s tone tonight help? My personal thoughts are that people should stop. Send a message.
  14. DC has had respect from the moment he walked through the door. His actions have brought us to a point where people are questioning him. People see what they see. The club has regressed massively in almost every facet and people want answers. At a certain point, “respect” and “support” is nothing more than burying your head in the sand. The time to blindly tow Chansiri’s line has been and gone.
  15. Even if you allow room for quotes to be misinterpreted, twisted, bent out of shape.. whatever.. Do you think telling fans their financial contributions are a minuscule factor in financing the club is a good idea? We pay the most expensive tickets in the division and more than many in the division above. People already feel stretched and short changed. At a very basic level, surely you understand that making fans feel like their efforts to stump up every year is a waste of time is dreadful management of a situation..