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  1. Me too. God forbid I ever get coaching or guidance from someone earning less.
  2. Haha. When your other half works in mental health, you work in the corporate world, it does shake you up a bit and bring you slap bang down to earth when discussing the day over the pot noodles.
  3. It’s not uncommon for a subservient to earn more than their superior. Management is quite different to a specialist skill set; such as being a playing professional following a set eating, training, sleeping, etc regime v setting that regime. Would YOU pay Steve Bruce more than Tammy? It’s like saying I’m not getting a tummy tuck from the worlds best surgeon because he’s fat. If I was running a 2 man business where I had the idea... would I want to get a substandard salesman who would earn less than I so they knew I was more important, or would I want the best who would earn more than I but together collectively we each earn better. Or to put it another way, would I want a head coach earning more and working with crap? If I was a head coach, would I say don’t pay me £Xk pw more, give it to, say Webster? Damn right I would. Only the very BIGGEST bellend measures their worth on their salary. That’s when you know someone has an inferiority complex, when their benchmark is earnings per week. That’s the kind of person who doesn’t treat people equally and with full respect. And I hope that person fails our DNA test; which RR would. Clearly.
  4. Let’s not feed him anymore. Sad that a thread which should be congratulatory on LJ getting a well deserved reward for consistently improving us year on year is derailed by a manual manipulator trying to get his kicks from a windup even though he clearly doesn’t believe his own bullshit; or discussions on Pat Lam.
  5. I just don't think you'll get a wildly different valuation to be honest. A chartered valuer would probably follow his peer as there would be a good case for it. Football is a different beast; Lloyd Kelly, just sold for a quarter of the purported stadiums value. The money swashing around is horrific. Why wouldn't football real estate sky rocket? Birds of a feather and all that. You're right they could, but it would get them no-where in my view... Which kind of comes round to a class action. For BCFC, if I was on the board I'd be saying f that. The reason for this is it's one thing to win a claim, but if you want compensation you need to prove loss. We finished 8th, we will struggle there. Middlesboro on a better footing, at worst they lost the play off revenue. If we argue we sold players to comply, well how did we suffer harm seeing as we then went on to finish better. Again where is the loss? Maybe better the devil you know where you have a few rogue clubs going for bust than open pandora's box.
  6. This I think. I expect the rules will be clarified about related party transactions, maybe even excluding them in full.
  7. Yeah I'm only really playing devil's advocate. Another way of looking at it is how valuable is a football stadium without a football club to play in it? Given the FA I believe said won't allow relocation, well its the value of the land minus the demolition costs, plus development opportunity. So actually you could make an equally strong case its pretty limited in value. I guess the only real precedent to go by is what was Highbury worth relative to £/area when it was sold. This is why I think, if it is what my hunch is, Derby have stumped the EFL. The EFL will probably realise the person carrying out the valuation would have a reasonable basis for why they came up with that number, I imagine the auditors will take the valuation at face value when it appears in the financial statements because its backed up by an independent valuation, and if it was a reasonable rental yield, the tax man might be relaxed that they will get their money in reasonable time. If you want to challenge a chartered persons valuation with those parties not supporting it, I can't see a huge prospect of success.
  8. The difficulty with valuing a stadium - and indeed challenging a valuation - is there isn't a market for them. It gives an 'independent' valuer a lot of free reign. Doubled from 2013 to 2019... I reckon I could make a good fist at arguing why. When the economy grows what happens at every rent review if you lease your house? Your landlord puts your rent up. Look at how revenues are inflated now in football from 2013: ticket prices on the up, transfer market unrecognisable, prize money way on the up, sponsorship way on the up... it would only be normal for a landlord to increase rents, exorbitantly, and in turn increasing asset value, exorbitantly. Make hay after all. It's one thing to consider the acreage value, but then add the premium that this is a ready made stadium for a football team, can be used 365 days a year for conferencing, concerts, blah blah blah. Don't get me wrong, I think the whole situation stinks, but I think they've been one step ahead of the EFL in all likelihood and I think you'd be hard pressed to argue the fair value.
  9. If I was a betting man, and it's a hunch, I think Derby have found that they could inject some cash into the club by selling the stadium to a property investment company and paying a sizeable annual rent back to the landlord to justify the price paid/sold - a sale and leaseback. This gave them a stay of execution and left the EFL stumped.
  10. If only their fans wouldn’t eat him alive and their players too; with the transfer ban, knowing they need to bring through youth; LJ has shown he can spot them, motivate them, coach them and kick them on. Playing devils advocate as he’d last like Hockaday at Leeds chelsea are really going to be hurt by this ban I think. They really need to bomb out some players to clear the toxicity, but they haven’t introduced young players enough to have a ‘second’ squad to keep them where they are. Bh the time the ban is lifted, they’re probably so far behind the other ‘big’ teams, the kids will be coming into their own and wanting out and they’ll really struggle to catch up. I see big problems for them. Good
  11. I can see the logic in Frank. If they have a transfer ban, you need someone to command the respect in the dressing room. They clearly don’t give a shiny about established managers, why not go for their former skipper. It could all go wrong a la Tinnion, but with Chelsea just needing someone to steady the dressing room first and foremost and him having a solid grounding of how to man manage those players, it does have a logic. I only say that because of the ban, but for that, they need a clear out and to replace like United.
  12. Perhaps just overseas speculation but the rumour mill say he’s wanted by Juve. Nothing on official sites yet mate, but that’s where the Sarri leaving is coming from I believe. It’s probably on TalkSport tomorrow
  13. No doubt we did amazingly well on both transfers. The one recent deal which makes me smile most in terms of robbing was Tomlin to Cardiff. Have that, bastards. If they offer £6m for O Dowda that’d be a triple sweep. Re Reid I think the player is there. He just went to a club where he was never going to fit; a bit like Tammy’s loan to Swansea. Big year for bobby coming up, have a good season, I think he’ll get another crack at the PL, bad or mediocre one and I predict championship journeyman.
  14. That’s exactly what I said. He had purple patches in short periods before. Did we rob Cardiff? Rob is pushing it, but we got a very good deal unquestionably. Right now I doubt his value has plummeted. If he doesn’t have a good season next year, then it may. No, he made a really bad ‘long term’ career move. He joined a side who wouldn’t get the best, unlike LK who in joining Bmouth over Liverpool has, imo, made a really smart move.
  15. There is no denying Bobby had one good season but there is slightly more to it. In those other years he often had purple patches. What seemed to change was consistency clicked. He worked on his stamina and physical attributes in a remarkable manner and that seemed to elevate him; the boy became a man. So it wasn’t quite one good season. In that year he showed he could perform as he had done before, but consistently over a long-term. That, then coupled with he didn’t just do it against Championship opposition, his performances against the best in the cup run suggested he could move up. I’d almost make a comparison to Mitrovic. If you look at his career in England, he was indifferent at Newcastle went to Fulham and in a relatively short time frame has shown a consistent high performance level. Showing what you could see but not guarantee from him before.
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