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  1. I'm typing this message from my spare room. I call it spare as I'm going to use it as an overflow room when my Lewin Nyatanga shrine gets too large. I'm hoping that "used office chair" I purchased on Ebay from powerseller 'LewyTanga' won't tip my collection over the edge.
  2. I'm really excited to see a rotation between Massengo, Nagy, Brownhill and Smith. We'll have a lot of grit and it should allow us Palmer to play with freedom. I have a probably very incorrect theory that LJ wanted to build the side around Palmer and the signings of Massengo and Nagy was to accommodate this. I don't think it's been a secret that we've been looking to sign an attacker that plays on the shoulder of the last defender and Palmer's vision fits in perfect with this. Brownhill can also play in the free role when necessary. I don't think Johnson built this squad to play the way we have this season and I believe our injury woes has led to us playing with a more gritty style of play. It is gutting that the Afobe is injured as I think it would be the most complete City side during the GJ to LJ eras.
  3. I think that's why the clause is in there to deter clubs from loose financial management knowing it will get them in the Premier League. It's deliberately vague so it can be applied in a number of situations. Has this rule changed since the days of QPR and Bournemouth FFP settlements? There's definitely a focus from the EFL on combating FFP failures before the club has benefited from exuberant spending. I know this hasn't happened this year to Villa given they saved themselves by selling Villa Park but there is a noticeable shift in thinking. The revaluation of the stadium point is just a major balls up by the EFL and sadly they can't claw back the provision that they removed. You should assess for an impairment trigger annually for each Cash Generating Unit (ie a stadium or each factory if you are a manufacturing company). An impairment trigger is something that will result in a significant decrease in value to the CGU or the amount of cash it will generate over its life. In reality, there are very few triggers that could arise for a stadium. If you think about it logically, this can only really occur with things such as a sudden unexpected decline in the condition of the stadium or the capacity or ticket price is suddenly reduced. Again, this appears to be a little suspect to me and I would really struggle to justify an impairment reversal. I've worked in the oil and gas industry where impairment reversals are more common given that the amount of future cash an oil asset can generate fluctuates hugely with the oil price. Reversing an impairment of a football stadium doesn't really sit right with me and I would question the reasoning behind the initial write down. Sorry @Mr Popodopolous, I started writing this on my work laptop on Friday and thought I'd revisit it when I got home. I didn't realise that OTIB messages you've drafted weren't carried across different computers so I've had to open up my work laptop to find it!
  4. Yeah, that photo is fake. A quick reverse search shows that photo has been online since January 2019
  5. Your French has really come on @Davefevs. He was also interviewed by a French media outlet this week with a 3 minute long video. I'd love to know what he said.
  6. There’s plenty of non-league forums to post on mate. You might have more fun on Gas Chat as they’ll be able to reminisce about their semi-pro days with you.
  7. This. Sustainability cannot be achieved in the Championship based on the current model without either of the following: a) Parachute payments from the Premier League b) a footballing miracle where you keep your wage base incredibly low and you're getting an unbelievable return from your players. The only slight caveat is if you're a very large club with high revenues from the sale of goods, non-matchday revenues or huge ticket sales. You could argue that if you continue to recruit in the manner that we have, you are running a football club sustainably. However, you're going to have seasons where you're not making a significant player trading profit. Another issue with this is that as you sell players for a greater sum, the asking price for the replacement increases as was seen with the rumoured Maguire > Dunk > Webster rumour that went on all summer. Regarding profit, EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest Tax Depreciation Amortization) is considered to be the most appropriate measure for reviewing the performance of a football club. It's effectively your cash profit from running your football club without notional accounting charges for buying and selling players. This is a £15m EBITDA loss which is actually worse than the prior year (£14.6m). I might review and do a bit of analysis at a later date but the player trading profit is exceptional, particularly when you consider that it doesn't include the sale of Webster which could bring in another £15m or more in the next years accounts. One slight distortion is the timing of the transfer windows has meant that the 18/19 accounts are going to bring in a more favourable profit. In the 17/18 season, the window opened on the 1st June for English clubs (if I'm not mistaken) and it was on 16th May 2019 for the current year. This is quite significant for our accounts which have a May year end as certain transactions such as the sale of Kelly would usually fall into the following season. When you consider that the window also closed before the season started, clubs were incentivised to finish their business earlier in the window and didn't have a World Cup to contend with which often delays the chain of transfers.
  8. I think the frustration comes from it being a missed opportunity and not playing on the front foot in home games. I think people would be more upbeat if we were more attacking at home and got our points from playing entertaining football. It appears that this only happens when Johnson rolls the dice and we go for it in games. Having said that, I'm not massively surprised given our injury issues. I feel like there's a lot more to come from this side and we're yet to have one of our purple patches that seem to happen a couple of times a season under LJ. The players returning from injury will hopefully feel like new signings and will allow us to rotate the squad more frequently.
  9. @bristolcitysweden in a pub? Are you sure?
  10. That's not true. As he's a successful businessman, he'll recognise that the financial benefits of getting promoted to the Premier League are huge. Our revenue would increase by £120 million a season and we would secure parachute payments for the subsequent three seasons if we were relegated. If he were to sell the club as an established Premier League side, or even a club with a season's Premier League experience to its name, the value of the club will be worth many millions more. In fact, I'd guess that the club would be worth over £100 million more if we were sold after promotion.
  11. Very few clubs insure players against injury given the premium is huge. From an insurance company's perspective, to insure a player who's on £250k a week and could easily get a six month lay-off through an ACL injury, is a huge risk. From conversations I've had, I understand clubs occasionally obtain short-term coverage for when a player is on international duty. I know that clubs have squad value insurance which covers the loss of life and I think it covers career ending injuries too.
  12. I was at the Arsenal v Palace game today and it's the first time I've experienced multiple VAR decisions live. What is ridiculous, as many other people have stated, is how clueless the crowd are with what is happening. I still haven't seen a replay of the foul on Zaha which was given as a penalty after the VAR officials overturned the initial decision. Similarly, I had no idea why Arsenal's third goal at the end was ruled out. It is clear that it's ruining the game for fans in the ground and the euphoria of a goal, as you live in fear of it being overturned. Having watched both the rugby games this weekend, I couldn't help but feel the only way to go is to mic up the referee, who then analyses any incident on a screen. In rugby it is clear why they're awarding a foul or overturning a decision. The final call is made by the on field referee who has a feel of the pace of the game and has set the tone of the match based on his previous decision. The system needs a serious review at the end of this season as it's creating more far more controversy than we had to begin with.
  13. It's like a scene from The Office. See the second video below:
  14. Coppello


    Stan, I think you need to put down your Semenyo fleshlight* for another evening. He was marginally better than he has been in recent games but he still performed below the level required. He needs to get his goal soon or I fear it could ruin him. *please don't google this if you're in public.
  15. Coppello


    I've always hated badgers you nocturnal, TB carrying little ****. Fight me.
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