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downendcity

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  • Birthday 21/02/1954

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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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  1. Knowing the way football is run, it's probably one from Birmingham City, one from the Blue half of Birmingham and one from Gary Monk's BCFC.
  2. It's been referred to the VAR panel for their decision, so heaven help us al!
  3. QPR offended some time ago under the old rules under which points deduction was not an option. Even when they were relegated and fell back into the "clutches" of the EFL and their ffp penalties, they got the original fine reduced dramatically by (IIRC) arguing that paying the full fine would put the club's future in jeopardy!
  4. I'm only 3 foot tall so perfectly possible! P.S. I am not LJ. P.P.S. There are a few on here that do genuinely believe that SL does not want promotion to the prem and point to us not buying the striker ( that would definitely guarantee promotion) in January as proof that this is the case!
  5. Look at you up there in your lofty perch - who appointed you the sole arbiter of fish puns? It's all right having a dab at punning but you'll flounder before long and when it does go wrong don't come on here pouting like a spoilt child.
  6. For many "lesser" clubs, like us, the premier league is double edged sword, where the journey - the getting there - is perhaps more exciting, exhilarating and rewarding than actually being there. However, did we want to be a top dog in league 1, rolling teams over, but to remain there just so it would give us fans a warm, satisfied feeling every match day, or was it part of the journey to see the team and club improve and move on to the next level? Having gained promotion things have not been easy and straightforward and we all know the frustration and disappointment we have suffered since our return, but is the extent of our ambition to become an "established' championship club and enjoy bring in the "most competitive league in the world"? I bet that SL doesn't see it that way, even though being in the championship has a lot going for it. I doubt he has invested in the stadium redevelopment and upgrading the academy just so we are better equipped to stay in the championship. I'm sure his plan/aim/ambition is for the club to further develop so that we can compete for, and gain, promotion to the top flight. He will not consider for one minute the potential downsides of being in the prem - VAR issues, getting royally stuffed on a few occasions and probable relegation - but will consider seeing his ( and our) club competing with some of the top teams in the world, giving the fans the chance of seeing their team playing against the best teams and players and the club reaping financial rewards that will enable it to further develop and improve so it is better equipped to stay in the prem or challenge again in the championship. I also reckon that SL craves what he has enjoyed throughout his business career - success and being at the top of his chosen world. I was lucky enough to see City in the top flight 40 odd years ago. Although the premier league is s different world from the old first division, would I want younger fans to be deprived of the same chance? No way!
  7. Did he go for cod or haddock?
  8. There is a list as long as your arm of players to which that comment applies.
  9. 1/4 finals are obviously not their thing.
  10. Interesting to hear the commentator say that Man U have been disappointing because their system doesn't suite them. They seem overly concerned with countering Wolves. Think that is one of our failings.
  11. There was contact so he's entitled to go down. Game of two halves - in our case, a season of two halves. He's given the referee a decision to make. Technology will help referees. You're missing the point!
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