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Tipps69

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  1. Another American school shooting!!

    And what happens to 63 year-old Glady’s, she’s gone from a kind hearted granny to a gun toating potential killer in one easy swoop! Some people simply don’t / won’t want to be armed to simply teach kids. Over here, not all police are armed, they are asked first of all if they are prepared to carry a weapon before firearms training is even considered so what happens if no teachers stateside are prepared to be armed? They get sacked? They don’t have a chance of moving into teaching in the first place? What happens if a child becomes a problem & a teacher overreacts & pulls the trigger on a misbehaving youth or if a problem student manages to get hold of a teachers firearm during a fit of rage? Surely they simply can’t expect every teacher to be prepared to carry arms, will the extra responsibility come with a pay rise? As you say, there are just so many variables for this to be viable?!?
  2. Bobby Reid

    Fully understand that & you’re right about it depends on what a team is willing to pay. The thing being is that a striker is the money player, if a club are unhappy with their current strikers, they will look for better but as I’ve said, financially we don’t have to do any competitors any favours. As with Kodjia 18 months ago & Flint last summer, if someone wants our players, put up or shut up, we’re no longer a struggling team (performance wise or financial wise), we’re not having to cover debts (to an extent) & given the choice, I’m sure the club would say that the club are much better off keeping hold of Reid rather than banking £10m or so. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t think any of our players will go on to play for England or a top nation but for a player to do that they are now valued at £50m+ because the market & the money in the game is so ridiculous & we’re in a position to take advantage of that, mainly because of SL’s wealth & our need to not have to worry so much about the finances but on the same level, we’re unlikely to be looking at spending £10m+ on any single player until we reach The Premier League. It’s the philosophy of the club now.
  3. Cardiff Game - Confirmed Beamback

    Just don’t go & then you won’t realise that it’s a beamback & won’t have to worry about a ridiculous occurrence that has no bearing on a result of a sports fixture played miles away.
  4. Would it not just be easier for you to support Neil Warnock (wherever he goes)? Yep, £6m on Madine, £3m or whatever too much on Tomlin, huge wages to go with several of his squad, he’s spent money on players for now, not looking after the future of the club & he may just walk away from Cardiff this summer, he’s not bothered about the club one bit. Warnock would of taken this club back years, no use of technology or modern techniques & he would of fleeced players of their wages for them to get game time! How many youngsters is Warnock bringing through? And there in lies your problem, you want players who have failed to succeed elsewhere to come in on large contracts. LJ has sorted this club out from bottom to top & has put us in a position to progress for many years to come & he cares about what he’s doing! It’s clear you don’t back the club or the project they are building & if you think playing ‘thugball’ is the way forward, then you’re welcome to follow the messiah that is Colin around the country while he lines his own pockets. Why do I have a feeling that you’ll be gloating on Sunday if Cardiff beat us? You’re a very strange supporter!
  5. Bobby Reid

    When did Rhodes move to Wednesday, 2 or 3 years ago? He’s not performed consistently well since his move to Wednesday, so he’d be unlikely to command such a fee now. Fees have moved on & so have circumstances, we don’t need to just let Reid go, financially we are very secure so if anyone wants one of our better performers, they will have to pay a premium for them, as they had to with Kodjia after his one decent season with us. Reid is only 24, so has 3 or 4 years on Rhodes & a club like Wednesday believe they should be doing better than better half & although they have an abundance of strikers, none of them have set the division alight this season, they are the sort of club that will look to spend on a striker to solve their problems. I’d be very surprised if Rhodes, Fletcher, Nuhiu & maybe even Hooper are there after this season & Reid offers something that no other striker really offers, the willingness to do the dirty work, his chasing & mileage run in each game won’t of gone unnoticed amongst our rivals. I guess it all comes down to how highly rated a player is & Reid is clearly highly rated within the game, every time we’re on Sky, Reid & Flint are the ones that special praise is saved for & let’s not forget, for such a diminutive player, he has led the line for us on his own for a large majority of the season, normally a role reserved for a bigger striker like Diedhiou or Djuric. Reid can also play various roles, up front as a one, as a two or behind the striker as a #10 & you never hear of any petulance from him or a lack of will to work for the team yet he’s still bagged 16 goals in his first season as a striker. And on top of that, he’s still learning & willing to learn so there is huge potential for him to improve even further. EDIT: Rhodes Sheffield Wednesday stats are 7 goals in 40+ league appearances since he first joined Wednesday, that’s including his loan spell where you would of thought he impressed having convinced Wednesday to part with £10m or so a couple of years ago. Plus his reportedly extortionate wages! There really is no comparison as far as I’m concerned
  6. Football Manager 2018

    I signed an Argentinian lad, thought he must of been a game generated player, he’s called Alexis Mac Allister (spelt exactly like that), I assumed it was some Scottish piss take but I’ve actually googled him to see if he’s real & he is!! I paid £3m for him, in less than a season he’s now worth £7m with a release fee of £44.5m but I’m already negotiating a new contract with a £120m release fee. He’s a CAM & in my game (in 2020), he’s 21 years-old& is another top signing.
  7. Bobby Reid

    I don’t see any of our players being ‘stand outs’, enough so that they could perform consistently in The Premier League but was it 2 years ago that Villa seemingly overpaid for Kodjia & Hogan? They wanted to take players that had done it at this level & while the transfer fees were big for us & Brentford, the wages in comparison to getting someone for the same fee from The Premier League were probably considerably less. And Villa aren’t the only club to of thrown big money at individual deals, Sheffield Wednesday paid £10m for Rhodes, Middlesbrough spent £15m or so on Assombalonga & Wolves have numerous large fees. Now fair enough Wolves will probably be up & Villa could join them but that still leaves plenty of money in The Championship & with the clubs to come down who are likely to have years of Premier League money, the likes of Southampton, Stoke & West Brom could all in affect be looking for new players with a healthy transfer budget available to them. And while I know that we won’t sell to Championship rivals, that’s exactly where Villa were when they purchased Kodjia & if the money is right, we’ll sell.
  8. Bobby Reid

    Well when you compare what Villa paid for Kodjia & Hogan, I wouldn’t say that Reid is far off them if he is at all. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t expect us to be looking for anything north of £20m but we’re in a position where we are financially sound & progressing as a club & as Reid is one of our prized assets, we don’t need to let him go cheap & we no longer seem to be in a position where we allow players to leave on the cheap. That being said, a lot will depend on what happens with his contract situation because we won’t allow his contract to run down to the stage where we are held to ransom by Reid or another club. I get what you’re saying with regards to player values, people claiming that Flint & Bryan are worth £25m+ but Reid is a game changer & still young enough to improve, we would be a much weaker team without Reid.
  9. Football Manager 2018

    Just a little update from my game, Lincoln has played 27 games for me, scored 21 goals & assisted 15 with 8 MOM! And it’s only February 26th! He’s now ranked as a ‘wonderkid’, is still only 19 years-old & valued at £23m after I paid £9.25m for him. He is well worth buying! I’m currently sat 8th in The Premier League.
  10. Sky sports 3

    And I’ll apologise for nit-picking but every team can’t be ‘in the play-offs’, so after Sunday we will have played the current 5 other teams in the promotion spots & play-off positions twice. So on that basis & at this point in the season, the teams that are currently in the play-off positions & above are the better teams. It’s not like this analysis is coming after only the first 5 games. Yes some teams may make a late charge into the play-offs, as others might falter but we shouldn’t fear anyone as things stand with our remaining fixture list. There are no more new signings (apart from the odd freebie), everyone has to go with what has got them to where they are now. How would you view things if we still had to play Wolves, Villa, Derby, Fulham & Cardiff before the end of this season? I would suggest it would look considerably tougher if we knew we still had to play those teams, yes?
  11. Denis Odoi

    If we can get a million back on Tomlin, having cleared his wages off the budget, it’ll do for me, especially when you consider what damage could of been done to the squad if he was still here. It would of been worth just simply writing his cost off but anything back is a bonus.
  12. Sky sports 3

    Your last paragraph says it all, we are only at the end of February & after Sunday we will of played all of the other play-off teams twice already this season, so on paper it should only get easier but this is The Championship & anyone can beat anyone but for me, especially compared to what my expectations were at the beginning of the season, we’ve been immense & the publicity the cup run alone has given us will of meant that players from abroad who may not of heard of us before, could become potential signings. Everything about that cup run has lifted the clubs stature up within the game. All these games that we’ve had on Sky will of done similar, people who probably wouldn’t of watched us before have now seen what we’re about & you only have to listen to the commentators & analysts to hear just how positive everyone is about our club. And not many of our playing squad are about to retire or be let go because of age, so this group COULD help us progress further over the next few seasons & don’t forget, a fair few of this team were league one players not so long ago.
  13. Liam Walsh

    Well I guess that means Liam Walsh is never going to make it with us & should be sold immediately! He’s clearly not good enough having not nailed down a starting position within 2 months & after playing all of 2 hours (at most) of first team football with us & seeing as he couldn’t even start for a team in the playoffs against a team higher than us in the league!
  14. Sky sports 3

    So having a season where we were largely expected to be bottom half but have spent the majority of it in the play-off positions & beating Man Utd, Watford, Stoke & Crystal Palace on a cup run that took us to a two legged cup semi-final against one of the best teams in Europe & to only lose both ties to injury time goals is considered an inadequate season? You realise this is Bristol City right?
  15. Sky sports 3

    Did we gain promotion in ‘94 on the back of beating Liverpool?
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