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Grey Fox

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  1. Assume his journey is “essential “, or is if different rules, as always
  2. Grey Fox

    Who?

    I think Howe is the personality type that the City hierarchy would want, I also don’t think Howe is certain to be offered a job with a Premier League side, as he only has had limited success at Bournemouth. His one other manager job was at Burnley, which didn’t work out particularly well. City , a club which historically likes to give managers a good go , rather than the Watford style revolving door type club may well appeal to Howe
  3. I’ve had enough of this, football without fans is pointless, and with Holden in charge we will literally be pointless. Will be back when I can actually go, and can do so via the pub.
  4. As always money rules My prediction for the very near future is that the European Super League will happen, stealing the Premier League’s crown, meaning that the lucrative TV money the PL currently relies on will be drastically reduced. This will have a knock on effect for the Championship and lower leagues, both in terms of cash grants and transfer fees. The so called big clubs will become richer and increasingly “ global brands” , the rest may become more locally centric, with budgets to match. Not all clubs will survive this change, at least as fully professional, and league sizes will probably reduce. In my opinion, this is not what I want, but is inevitable and although City will never be one of the elite, it is not all bad.
  5. Is the medical room big enough?
  6. At that salary level pension contributions are capped by HMRC, poor guy
  7. Both our preferred full backs are injured, and these two are being asked to play every game.
  8. The reality is woman’s football at this stage of its development is not a “ business proposition “, but for a club like City it is an opportunity to provide a platform to grow the game in the South West. Rather than invest in top players from who knows where I believe City would be better off to allow the team to be relegated to a level that they can compete in, and use what resources we have to produce our own players from local girls. We will never match Man City / Chelsea etc in this league but we can help grow the sport in the SW and in time begin to climb the women’s pyramid whilst providing professional standard access / facilities to the girls of our area.
  9. The “believe” bit summed up a very special season, few players ever get to do that.
  10. On who the five would be, it would simply be the five that pay the most, this is franchise football, your history means f all.
  11. A number of people saying that the fans won’t accept it, these greedy b@@@@@d’s know that for every genuine ManU / scouser that actually goes to a game there are a 000’ or more Asians and the rest watching on TV, none of whom know where Burnley is. The new European Super League will, in my view, copy the NFL, each “member” being a franchise, no relegation and salary caps. Obtaining the franchise Is the cost, no relegation reduces the risk, and the salary cap keeps the profits in the hands of the owners. For the rest left in the current Premier League, income will drastically drop as TV rights will produce significantly less, foreign owners will start to withdraw, and this will have knock on effects throughout the EFL. Should a Leicester win the PL, they won’t be promoted to the new league, only a cheque book does that, not a football team. It may all work out in the end, but there will be casualties throughout the pyramid. And of course, England will have lost one of its most successful business ventures to the Yanks and their European mates.
  12. In a season where we will be playing two games a week, week in week out, sharing the three positions between these five players may be our ace in the pack.
  13. I think they are looking to play it as a poker game, the L1 & L2 clubs are just ( in their opinion) minor cards that can be discarded.. As they fall one by one that would put more pressure on the “ non special “ PL clubs to accept the deal. My concern is , how many clubs fold, whilst this negotiation plays out. The Americans know how to play hard ball
  14. The benefit on offer, in my opinion, is basically good, but the “price “ demanded in return would change football forever. This is clearly the first step to a European ( or even World?) Super League run by billionaire franchise owners who would not give a flying ..... about the FA, UEFA or FIFA, they would effectively own football. My immediate concern is that unless there is immediate help from the PL , many EFL clubs will start to fold very soon. The PL are , I understand discussing Project Big Picture today, and a EFL bailout, if an argument on this means no agreement can be found, then carnage in the EFL will follow. Do you think the American money men will be prepared to see Oldham , Tranmere and Leyton Orient go bust, if that forces agreement ? You bet they are
  15. What I don’t get is how they will get this through, They need 14 PL clubs to agree, seems they have 8, but why would the others vote for it ? The EFL would have no choice , as they need the money, but what do the “ non special status “ PL clubs get for backing the scheme?
  16. A power grab by the big six, plus a couple of wannabees, could their motive be that by freeing up more dates in their calendars, they leave room for a European Super League . Why play Burnley, when you could be playing Barcelona?
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