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Everything posted by chipdawg

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    Leeds fined 200k for spygate (Merged)

    I'm not into conspiracy theories but here's a conspiracy theory I had sympathy for Leeds after the initial 'scandal'; not sure you can have a go at someone for standing on a public highway and watching some football training and if Derby were so precious about it, they probably should have put a fence up or something. However, there is no way that every team in the championship has a publicly accessible training ground, so that (in my opinion) is a different kettle of fish. There must have been some trespass or skullduggery involved. The fine is a big one though. I appreciate that all the changed kick off times are shit for the fans (I work in Leeds and lived there for nearly a decade, so I know a lot of Leeds fans) but the point I was making is that even paying a £200k fine, Leeds probably make more from tv money than most clubs in the division. I just find the idea of a conspiracy theory against any team pretty unbelievable but for that conspiracy to be against the jewel in Sky's championship crown is laughable I do agree though that the deification of Frank Lampard (who is doing a bang average job in my opinion) by Sky is pathetic
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    Leeds fined 200k for spygate (Merged)

    True, but we weren't put on TV 19 times last season by an organisation that "hates us and wants to see us fail"
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    Man Utd fans last night!

    Well most people have found it amusing so far It was also (in case you couldn't tell) q facetious comment; I used to live in Manchester and knew several Man Utd fans who watched them home and away. I always preferred the Utd fans to the City ones, who were just bitter and obsessed with their rivals (who does that sound like?!). However, it's still a fact that Man Utd derive millions of pounds of profit from people in the home counties who chose to support them because they were successful and in my experience tend to be borish know-it-alls who don't care about football outside of the top 10 in the Premier League. Man Utd fans from Manchester/Salford/Trafford are like any other; passionate and connected to their local club How did you become a Man Utd fan?
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    Leeds fined 200k for spygate (Merged)

    Actually, if Leeds had spied on every opponent until that point then the chances are there was some criminal trespass involved. I agree that if some intern has been sent down make some notes on a training session whilst stood on the pavement then Leeds shouldn't be punished and the rules should be changed. If Bielsa or anyone else has instructed that intern to trespass then it's a bit different Anyway, don't really have a lot of sympathy for Leeds; the "everybody hates us and is trying to keep us down" narrative from Leeds fans is pathetic. Last season Leeds earned over £1million from TV matches, but apparently Sky hates them and has it in for them...
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    Man Utd fans last night!

    To be fair, it was a local game for the fans...
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    April live games

    Wouldn't be surprised if Leeds v Wednesday gets moved by the police anyway
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    Mark Lawrensons BBC Predictions...

    Sorry, but are we upset that a football pundit has predicted we're going to lose to Wolves? Because that's not exactly a controversial opinion
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    Video highlights v QPR, link inside

    I have no clue why that Pisano goal was disallowed; as others have pointed out, if it was offside then the ref got it wrong blowing so early. As for the penalty, the first time I saw it I thought it was soft, but in the close up on the replay you can see that the QPR player has both arms round him, so it's a penalty for me.
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    Loan Watch: 2018/19

    It's not one of our loans, but I noticed that former academy player Herbie Kane scored on loan for Doncaster last night. 7 goals and 8 assists (I think) from midfield
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    Bristol City v Swansea Matchday Thread

    Weimann looks offside there to be honest
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    A mate of mine has been saying just this for a few weeks, but he usually talks absolute shit so I've been ignoring him. Wonders will never cease
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    It's all about how we react when that loss inevitably comes
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    Bristol City v Swansea Matchday Thread

    Fielding's issue is that his kicking is brainless; he doesn't think about where he's kicking and why. And if he does think, it takes him an age to figure it out. That said, as others have mentioned his main job is to keep the ball out of our net, which he does very well. If he could pass like Pirlo, he wouldn't be playing for us
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    Semenyo Recalled (Merged)

    Exactly. Best for all parties that he takes this chance and leaves with our best wishes, though with the caveat that Chelsea need to pay a fair fee. Who knows; he might come back in a few years on loan or if it doesn't work out. Or he might be playing for Wealdstone in the vanarama, a much wealthier young man than he is now
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    Semenyo Recalled (Merged)

    If Semenyo is wanting this move to be back in London, he's going to get a bit of a shock when he finds himself in Arnhem or Kilmarnock for the next couple if seasons... I don't know why people are getting their knickers in a twist over this. The player will get paid a wage we would never be able to give him, we get a couple of million for player who's never played above League 2 and has only been in the pro football environment for 2 years and the odds are will never make a top flight appearance (not being harsh, but the odds are very much against teenage footballers making it 'big'). If he does beat the odds, we'll no doubt get a tidy sell on or appearance bonus. This is exactly what the academy is supposed to do; generate some revenue, generate some players for the first team
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    Steve Evans (merged)

    I believe convention dictates that this thread should be named "Job For Cotts?" Mods, please sort
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    Bristol Post Story - Marcus Batchen

    RIP fellow red. Horrible thing for anyone to have to go through and no age at all
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    Time to sign

    But your factors in signing him presumably applied in the summer and yet here he is. He's way beyond the age where Chelsea are going to care about whether a team develops him and insisted he moved here, so either we were the only ones prepared to pay for him or the only ones in for him. Now I agree that if he's moving on permanently for £8-10 million in the summer he'll likely have other suitors and I'm not sure that SL would want to commit to paying his wages for 3 or 4 years as opposed to one, but if the club decide to finance it I think we'd be in with a shout with signing him- especially if we reach the play offs and SL decides to fund us 'going for it' next season. Doubly so if we actually get promoted
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    Loan Watch: 2018/19

    Why would we recall him if he's playing regularly? Sending him back to Plymouth isn't going to test him. He's being verbally abused (which is completely unacceptable) by a subset of the crowd, not forced to train with the kids
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    Logic or reason doesn't really compare to getting blue passports though, does it?
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    Kasey Palmer debut

    Sounds like Bobby Reid in the best possible way
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    Kasey Palmer : CONFIRMED SIGNING

    Football forums reflect life in general in my experience; some people are right, some people are wrong and some people are very, very wrong. I think if Palmer is being seen as the final piece of a jigsaw, that's a big risk to take if promotion is an aim this season. However, if he's seen as a talented young player who, if given a fresh start could be a great addition. Think about Danny Rose; I wouldn't have recommended him as a pot wash after he was with us, a couple of years later he's playing for England. If Palmer was 27 and getting mixed reviews I'd think that was probably that. But at 22 and having done well before, I reckon he's a good gamble
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    Dale Vince Statement about Bolton. (Merged)

    Definitely. I should have said that I don't think we are immune from that kind of scenario just because we have a wealthy backer, though he is trying to make us more sustainable. That said, we kind if went through that with the AG8, etc. I don't think anyone, regardless of their salary should be forced to tear up a contract but we can certainly stop the club that gives them said contract dishing out anything similar again
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    Dale Vince Statement about Bolton. (Merged)

    Eventually, the FA, football league and society in general is going to have to let one of these crisis clubs fold and disappear and use the crisis to sort this kind of thing out. Teams like Bolton (and Birmingham who look like they're heading this way- again) shouldn't have been allowed to sign players, the league should have taken control of contracts, sold their assets to balance the books and made them play out the season with kids and whoever they could get to play for £500 a week. Given the situation that Bolton are in now, they should be allowed to go bust and ejected from the league. It's harsh on the fans, but we can't keep going round in these circles. Football is not sustainable in it's current form and something needs to change
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    South Yorkshire Police only want Sheffield derby's during the week

    I live in Sheffield and derby day is crap because a) the roads in Sheffield are a nightmare at the best of times and b) there are a lot of complete nobheads (many of them who don't actually go to games) who come out to play on derby day. That said, I'm not sure SYP have yet earned the right to tell football fans how they're behaving after the Revelations of recent years