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Everything posted by Red DNA

  1. Season long loan to Swansea, hopefully their ‘identity /style’ will suit his game and he gets plenty of time to show the undoubted talents he has.
  2. We’re top of the table - people are stunned and at a loss as how to react. We’ve all probably fallen through a black hole into a this parallel universe, don’t worry it’ll be back to normal by Christmas.
  3. We’re not playing tomorrow
  4. For all the big pay packets and odd glory days footballers get its easily forgotten how much sacrifice has to be made in the very early years until getting to a reasonable standard - if you get there at all. I used to work with someone who’s lad played in the City under 9’s the amount of travelling and cost he had to provide to support his lad’s potential (with less time for other siblings) was unbelievable so fair play to the lucky ones who do make it eventually. Even if it is well paid, it’s a short career with the constant threat of injury which could force you into an ‘ordinary
  5. It would be funny to thrash them but you know what a bunch of cloggers they are, we can’t afford to lose players early on. It’ll also be difficult to get them out of our stadium once they realise what they’re missing .
  6. I don’t think it was outright lies, as discussed on many other threads the aspiration of the board was to appoint a big name to take us forward but sometime during the process a reality check kicked in (hence today’s request by JL to not request refunds) and the budgets the club was able to offer the candidates was nowhere near what they would all have normally expected and be given. At the end of the process they had no one willing to take the club ‘forward’ with the new post COVID budget except for Dean who obviously jumped at the chance. I suspect many other clubs are also g
  7. Bizarre. I know time goes by quickly these days but have I missed Xmas and it’s April Fools Day already? A meal up in the executive boxes might be an experience for people who never get to go to that area, but a picnic table on a football pitch is not one I’ll be booking on Valentines Day.
  8. About 2 weeks ago- and I got the job! It’s a top secret site near Reading, they told me I’m going to be the Chief of Underground Nuclear Testing - at least that what I think it stood for . Can’t help being old school at my age
  9. I don’t think it was lies or contempt, it was about the original aspirations of the board, the timing of the appointment and the ever dire financial constraints the World finds itself in post COVID Unless you already have a replacement ready to go (i.e. without waiting to see who else might be available / interested) you have to go through a thorough process to get the best person for the job, as follows:- Wk 1 - sack current coach, advertise in appropriate places, wait for applications to flood in from across the World. Tell the fans we have amazing applicants to take us to
  10. You’ve seemed to have conveniently forgotten you might actually get old one day yourself . When / if you get to three score years and ten and suffered as much as we have whilst watching City all these years I hope you have the decency to come on here (or the VR version of it) and apologise to us all before we come back and haunt you .
  11. For richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health - applies to being a football supporter as well! If you still like football I suggest you latch onto a ‘successful’ Premiership team ASAP - to which you have no real association with - other than want to look like someone who wants to be considered fashionable, successful and smart like the team you’ll follow. Once you’ve done that we’ll all be entitled to call you a plastic fan like thousands of others that also go down the same route. Byeeeeee.
  12. They had to talk about promotion and success to tempt good people to apply for the job. Reality kicked in - refer to biggest recession and rise in unemployment in the media, and they quickly realised (or always knew) we would simply not have the funds to do what they would like to do so they had to rein in back in. Disappointment and frustration for everyone but hopefully the club will survive without needing yet another injection of cash from SL or us breaking our piggy banks open.
  13. Our billionaire runs many successful businesses and provides the profit from them to those he employs at the club to get the results he - and all of us, dream of. He doesn’t need to have a football brain, only a business brain to provide the funds.
  14. Identity......................... please fill in the detail as required as I’m not sure I’ll provide the correct one despite watching City since the 60’s.
  15. Thanks for asking, here’s the link https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/subscriptions/
  16. I suspect everyone is waiting for everyone else to make a start on transfers either in or out to see where the bench mark is going to be them both. The relegated teams with the parachute payments should be made to cough up first as they’ve probably got the most dosh?
  17. It was a dig at those who want to buy the club yet aren’t prepared to help out on the running costs of this forum by paying a fiver or so each year...
  18. For the ‘majority’ of fans who have been ranting on here for the last few weeks and obviously think they could run it better, I’m interested to know how much you are prepared to chip in to buy a share? I’m even more interested why most of you don’t even bother to contribute to the running of this - normally - excellent forum which allows you to vent your anger? The least you all should do to show how passionate you are about ‘your’ club, without giving a few more pennies towards our financially astute major shareholder, is to cough up now to help fund the running of this forum
  19. When certain posters on here think the entire fan base is anti MA / SL / JL and any other ‘ suits’ (why not, do you really think they’re going to negotiate multi million deals in flip flops, shorts and string vest ??), before they assume that they need to consider how many views the post has had and how many comments it’s received. There’s probably over 25k fans out there who care enough to call it ‘their’ club - but the reality is most of them don’t agree with most of the ridiculous comments on here some people have posted hence the disparity of views v comments. Everyone is e
  20. All the ‘passionate’ fans I.e. those with testosterone still pumping through their veins as opposed to hot chocolate like us oldies, seem to still think SL / MA didn’t want or try to get the big names on board. BUT, as people have tried to explain on other threads, after all the ‘promises’ by SL to take us to the next level and with the COVID situation overriding everything else that sadly did not happen or become apparent until maybe 3 weeks in? Those reasons were probably the unpalatable reality of the financial Armagodden facing sport in general. From that point on was wha
  21. It’s a Press conference, do you really think you’d be allowed in without. Press Association pass??
  22. Have you proof he wanted the job - when he was given the terms and conditions? I’ve gone for plenty of interesting jobs, with salary to be negotiated, assuming the rewards would be as I’d like to think it would be for the job only to be offered something below my expectations, so I told them thanks but no thanks. As per other threads, it’s a changed world we’re now living in so unfortunately not just CH will have to get used to the idea of what’s now on offer but so will plenty of us plebs.
  23. It certainly is a two way thing and until other teams need to recruit a new manager / coach only then will the applicants finally realise its now a very different situation to salaries and budgets than pre COVID. We just happen to be one of the first clubs to go through this process and the reality of the situation has not yet sunk in.
  24. I suspect the original intent was of an experienced and proven manager but they failed to mention in the original advert for the job it would be a very limited transfer budget etc due to Covid. After 4 weeks of interviews and getting a ‘no thanks’ from each applicant on the list they changed to Plan B which is what we’ve got with this dream team?
  25. Good, because football is a billion pound business so we should be thankful we’ve got one of the best. Hopefully he keeps away from team talks and tactics but I’ve no issue with him addressing players in a ‘man management’ style to encourage the best out of the clubs valuable assets.
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