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4 minutes ago, matthefish2002 said:

 

Why couldn't money be raised by selling players, even clubs like Liverpool sell players every now and then?
Selling players and replacing players not only is better financially but stops the playing staff going stale.
The art I guess is buying and selling players at the right time.
 

 

I take your point but I'm talking in general, clubs have sold players and still failed to go up (Brentford for one).   

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1 minute ago, Harrysgame said:

Probably losing millions of pounds which he would never get back might make him stick around. Thing at the heart of all this is the EFL trying to dictate what owners can do with their own money. Football is a business let it run like it and stop trying to create some ideal where you can not buy who you want. All about keeping the PL for the PL. EFL are just worried to upset the PL, why do they let PL clubs spend more?

Depends how deep his pockets are.  FFP isn't just an EFL thing- all the major footballing bodies have their own version of it. It's up to the clubs  - which are the entities that make up the EFL - to comply with the rules or face the consequences if they don't. 

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I remember Chansiri saying we were getting advice from EFL when we were under soft transfer embargo.  Only thing I can think is what they have said about no money of the sale being paid yet. So Chansiri needs to get on his banking app n switch the money in his accounts over lol

 

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2 minutes ago, Inspector Lestrade said:

 

I take your point but I'm talking in general, clubs have sold players and still failed to go up (Brentford for one).   

 

Brentford have made fantastic progress. Selling players (alongside having an actual plan with the right people to implement the actual plan) has facilitated that progress. They started from a very different based to us. Promotion is not the only bench mark. They’ve successfully avoided embargo’s and EFL charges (whilst building a new stadium).

 

We can only hope it turns out OK this time and any progress we make will be achieved by emulating them (or getting very lucky). Any better than ‘OK’ is currently a pipe dream.

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3 minutes ago, Sonny said:

 

Brentford have made fantastic progress. Selling players (alongside having an actual plan with the right people to implement the actual plan) has facilitated that progress. They started from a very different based to us. Promotion is not the only bench mark. They’ve successfully avoided embargo’s and EFL charges (whilst building a new stadium).

 

We can only hope it turns out OK this time and any progress we make will be achieved by emulating them (or getting very lucky). Any better than ‘OK’ is currently a pipe dream.

 

Agree i'm really impressed with their progress and if they carry on as they have been over the past few years then they can start to dream.    

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4 minutes ago, Inspector Lestrade said:

 

Agree i'm really impressed with their progress and if they carry on as they have been over the past few years then they can start to dream.    

 

It’s frustrating isn’t it. Although a small mitigation is that they expect less (currently) so will more readily accept their recruitment methods etc. I guess it will get to a do or die moment for them at some point.

 

I utterly fear changes in ownership as it’s such a pivotal moment for the clubs future. It would be better for us to become more sustainable and progressive under Chansiri than throw the dice but something definitely needs to change as it’s clearly not working at the minute, regardless of whether we get punished on this occasion.

 

Maybe we have started to change, or been forced to, but I’m afraid until he gets some specialists in to run the business and the football side then I don’t have much faith.

 

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1 hour ago, Neon Nick said:

I ain't worried about my Missus, or dying alone, just saying that this current situation, is champagne & oysters compared to the 1970's.  I demand nothing, because "demands" are irrelevant,  Wednesday is what they are, across the decades, either support them or don't.

You’ve just gone from last 20 years to comparing it to the 1970s.

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7 minutes ago, Sonny said:

 

It’s frustrating isn’t it. Although a small mitigation is that they expect less (currently) so will more readily accept their recruitment methods etc. I guess it will get to a do or die moment for them at some point.

 

I utterly fear changes in ownership as it’s such a pivotal moment for the clubs future. It would be better for us to become more sustainable and progressive under Chansiri than throw the dice but something definitely needs to change as it’s clearly not working at the minute, regardless of whether we get punished on this occasion.

 

Maybe we have started to change, or been forced to, but I’m afraid until he gets some specialists in to run the business and the football side then I don’t have much faith.

 

 

I know where you're coming from but again clubs have brought in specialists and still failed to up.  

 

Just had a thought I'm gonna recommend that @rickygoo takes over financial side, @gurujuan the transfer side and everyone to answer to @Lord Snooty .

 

 We do need to find a business model to suit us most urgently.  

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2 hours ago, PortlandOwl said:

He's been here 5 years and are we really any better off? I'd argue no.

We've had two play off campaigns and if we don't lose points this season might be on for a third. I'd argue yes.

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Having had time to sit think and fully take stock of the situation, It scares me.

The realisation is hitting home and I can't help but think we're screwed no matter what Dc says, does, or tries. 

 

The EFL have already shown this year that they when it comes to championship football are above a court of law

(Fessi-gate). If they do get proved wrong they'll just do what the mornjey kid used to do, stamp their feet, throw a strop and take their ball home, either way we'll end up with the smelly end of the stick, however this unfolds. 

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41 minutes ago, shezzas left peg said:

Having had time to sit think and fully take stock of the situation, It scares me.

The realisation is hitting home and I can't help but think we're screwed no matter what Dc says, does, or tries. 

 

The EFL have already shown this year that they when it comes to championship football are above a court of law

(Fessi-gate). If they do get proved wrong they'll just do what the mornjey kid used to do, stamp their feet, throw a strop and take their ball home, either way we'll end up with the smelly end of the stick, however this unfolds. 

How many more times....FF was charged by the FA not the EFL.

 

And it’s not a matter of being above the law - it’s a different level of proof from a criminal case it’s is a well accepted, well worn legal distinction. 

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1 hour ago, Sonny said:

 

Brentford have made fantastic progress. Selling players (alongside having an actual plan with the right people to implement the actual plan) has facilitated that progress. They started from a very different based to us. Promotion is not the only bench mark. They’ve successfully avoided embargo’s and EFL charges (whilst building a new stadium).

 

We can only hope it turns out OK this time and any progress we make will be achieved by emulating them (or getting very lucky). Any better than ‘OK’ is currently a pipe dream.

They also have a business model which chose to abandon their academy to concentrate on a policy of investing in young players produced by other clubs.

Imagine the meltdown on here if we adopted the same policy?

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15 minutes ago, rickygoo said:

How many more times....FF was charged by the FA not the EFL.

 

And it’s not a matter of being above the law - it’s a different level of proof from a criminal case it’s is a well accepted, well worn legal distinction. 

 

Surely it's not that difficult to take their lead from the court.  Its one hell of a hint. 

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11 minutes ago, Inspector Lestrade said:

 

Surely it's not that difficult to take their lead from the court.  Its one hell of a hint. 

They did - the judge gave them a hell of a hint. 

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14 minutes ago, casbahowl said:

They also have a business model which chose to abandon their academy to concentrate on a policy of investing in young players produced by other clubs.

Imagine the meltdown on here if we adopted the same policy?

 

I agree, I don’t think there’d be much understanding for that policy. People would come round though if they were to see results. Everything is about results.

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21 minutes ago, rickygoo said:

They did - the judge gave them a hell of a hint. 

 

Should take the hint from his/her judgement (based on the evidence) not his opinion which is just opinion.  

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17 minutes ago, Sonny said:

 

I agree, I don’t think there’d be much understanding for that policy. People would come round though if they were to see results. Everything is about results.

Agreed, I personally think the Brentford approach is the way to go. The PL accadamy’s have a budget in excess of most championship clubs and can poach who they want from who they want.

The Brentford business model was always going to evolve because of that and good luck to them!

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3 minutes ago, Inspector Lestrade said:

 

Should take the hint from his/her judgement (based on the evidence) not his opinion which is just opinion.  

His judgement was an opinion in the first place

 

"I have to accept that it is possible, albeit in my judgement unlikely, that Mr Pearce was mistaken and therefore I cannot be satisfied to a criminal standard that the word 'n*****' was used and I therefore find Mr Forestieri not guilty as charged."

 

The use of the phrase criminal standard is key here. FA tribunals use civil standards as their benchmark - on balance of probabilities. The judge's remarks although he found FF credible as well makes an FA hearing perfectly understandable - may even have forced their hand -  and not part of any vendetta or the football authorities acting in an unlawful way.

 

The persecution complex is tiresome and obscures more fundamental issues.

 

 

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I can't realy be proud of him for this latest mess...

 

Fair play, he's standing up for himself and hopefully he is proven to be right. 

 

But...he constantly banged on about FFP during those fans forums and yet never seemed to heed his own warnings. 

 

With a little bit of guidance and know how he could have made his vast investment go so much further than it has done. 

 

It is borderline criminal that we've spent the sort of money we have done so and find ourselves no better off than when he came...albeit things could be oh so different had we taken one of those chances in the play offs. 

 

Still - we have paid for a boom and bust approach.

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1 minute ago, rickygoo said:

His judgement was an opinion in the first place

 

"I have to accept that it is possible, albeit in my judgement unlikely, that Mr Pearce was mistaken and therefore I cannot be satisfied to a criminal standard that the word 'n*****' was used and I therefore find Mr Forestieri not guilty as charged."

 

The use of the phrase criminal standard is key here. FA tribunals use civil standards as their benchmark - on balance of probabilities. The judge's remarks although he found FF credible as well makes an FA hearing perfectly understandable - may even have forced their hand -  and not part of any vendetta or the football authorities acting in an unlawful way.

 

The persecution complex is tiresome and obscures more fundamental issues.

 

 

 

 

He had to go on the evidence.

 

I never mentioned  anything about a vendetta, your destroying an argument I never made or even agree with( at this point). 

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