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    Deepest Fenland -where the locals have 6 fingers and could probably make a decent fist........of managing a championship club.
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    Bobby De Cordova Reid

    I'd tap your head for £30,000 a week - and with a hammer!
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    Bobby De Cordova Reid

    I thought the thread title was naming Cardiff's front 3.
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    Only happy when we’re losing!

    Don't beat yourself up if we don't!
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    Brentford fans

    Remember, our full name is Bristol we should be beating these City.
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    Brentford fans

    when we lose City fans vitriol is usually directed at Patterson, Pack, the team, LJ , LJ's tactics, selections and substitutions and SL. Moaning about the opposition is usually a long way down the list!
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    Nuneaton Borough - going soon?

    I commented on there Luke Shaw thread about a discussion on Talksport today. Talking about the Wembley debacle, Simon Jordan mentioned that the FA had/have agreement with the premier league that 5% of the TV deals will be allocated to "grass roots" football - that totals more than £800m ( more than would be raised from selling Wembley) yet the FA has received none of that money because they haven't asked for it! He went on to say that the reason for this is that the premier league control the FA - not the other way around. If the FA had this one then they could step in to help clubs in Nuneaton's situation, although in these circumstances the tricky bit is not bailing out clubs that have been grossly mismanaged). Unfortunately it's greed at the top level that means money doesn't go t the bottom levels of the pyramid and youth football in particular,. While players, like Shaw, continue to be given eye watering contracts there is little chance that even a small percentage of the mega bucks going into football ( sadly to the already wealthiest clubs in the land) will find it's way to those that really need it.
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    Luke Shaw

    Mental arithmetic failure earlier, so corrected before the forum pedants latch on. Also, give my weight loss over the last 2 weeks, can I re-negotiate my new contract at £15,000 per week please?
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    Luke Shaw

    Listened to Talksport today, discussing the shambles that is the FA trying to sell Wembley. My understanding was that the FAS were going to use the proceeds of the sale to invest in grass roots football, but it was the people that would have benefitted ( the FA "suits") that blocked the sale. In the discussion Simon Jordan ( who was not holding back in his view of the people at the top of the FA) said that the FA and premier league had agreement that 5% of the premier leagues TV deals would go to grass roots football. That amounts to over £800m for the last 18 years, but the FA have not collected any of the money because the premier league control the FA! He went on to say the reason for this is that greed and avarice are the premier league's guiding principles i.e. the premier league is only concerned with looking after itself and it's own. Shaw's deals is only the latest indication of the absurd degrees to which financial greed has become the norm and is in danger of ruining the game - if it has not already done so. Would any of us turn down such a deal were we in Shaw's position? Obviously no, but at what point are football's owners/chairmen/chief execs going to say no to players and agents so that money can be invested i the game rather then going straight into players and agents bank accounts? 5% of Shaw's wages equates to £8,500 per week and that would pay for a lot of facilities at grass roots level. Shaw earning £182,500 instead of £190,000 won't make much of a difference to his lifestyle and his new 5 year contract will ensure he never has to work again once he retires, but the £8,500 would make a massive difference to supporting grass roots football and ensure that we continue to produce footballers capable of playing at the top level. Using those criteria I should be worth about £5,000 a week!
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    Favourite football quotes

    One of Shankly's most famous quotes. "Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that" George Best's best, "I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered." Alf Ramsey, on taking the England job in 1963 " we will win the World Cup"
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    Injured list

    Wouldn't it be easier and quicker for the club to publish a fit players list?
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    Favourite football quotes

    Still might be..................
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    Favourite football quotes

    Ron Atkinson "He dribbles a lot and the opposition don't like it - you can see it all over their faces." Terry Venables "If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again." Keegan "They're the second best team in the world, and there's no higher praise than that." Beckham "I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don't know into what religion yet." Gazza "I never make predictions, and I never will."
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    Favourite football quotes

    Was that Captain Birdseye?
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    Favourite football quotes

    Ian Rush when asked what it was like playing for Juventus, " It was like playing in a foreign country"
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    Michelle Owen - Unity not Negativity

    Oh yes he has. Then he hasn't. Then he has. Then he hasn't.
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