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  1. I didn't say it was one sided. The topic is about James McClean. My point was regarding generosity and stupidity. At a time when the globe is facing what we could look upon as a existential crisis this individual is giving his children a history lesson wearing a balaclava and sharing this on social media. It is a crass act.
  2. Its not really odd. Generousity and stupidity can be bedfellows. If I was to wear for instance a white robe and pointed hat and share this picture on social media ... I would expect to be sacked from my employment. This individual has previously made public statements describing terrorist as friends and heroes on remembrance day .. And now he is pictured in a balaclava like his friends and heroes who murdered people. He is free to do it. Expecting there not to be consequences makes him an imbecile.
  3. You asked should Man City fans be proud of their success. Yes is you are a fan of beautiful football. Its not necessarily a question about morality. We could ask should fans be proud of football? That's a problematic answer. Its an unprincipled industry.
  4. I work in a front line service. You are not being supportive. Scotland is considering fines for those not following guidelines. I was not joking about the fines ..
  5. Yes you are. We need you to stay at home. You will be supported to stay at home. And you could be better supported than those who work in front line services. Auxiliary nurses, care assistants rarely earn more than £16000 a year. Frequently far less. Read the above again. You want more. Personally I would like to see a series of fines for the selfish and stupid bell ends in society who will put the staff of the NHS at risk. These bell end fines can then be used to pay the NHS staff bonuses once this is over as a small means of saying thank you for what is being done on behalf of society.
  6. You are being supported. How much do you think front line care staff e.g. auxiliary nurses, care assistants, support workers are paid to possibly put their lives at risk.. Try less than you will get as a damp proofer to stay at home.
  7. In the case of Bryan academy coaches stated he was a stellar prospect for an extended period of time as he left the academy and progressed upwards. This leads me to believe that considering the large investment we have put into it over the last 5-6 years .. How large is that investment? What has been gained by the sales of Bryan, Kelly and Reid? In the case of the younger age groups its pretty hard to identify who will go on to pro level. Its a case of even with x, y and z you can't be sure. The numbers of successes v numbers in are miniscule.
  8. As a young Damned and Pistols fans I could not admit to liking her music. I loved her music and played my Fathers the kick inside in secret. Mr Lyndon said it as it was ..
  9. I would like governing bodies to distinguish what the game is. The game is far beyond a spectator sport. You described football as a product, it isn't if you play it or are involved in football beyond spectating. Distinction should determine between the spectacle for tv and the wider game. Football should be judged by football not v other sports and by its entertainment (product) value. This is creating two tiered rules. Offences in one league are not offences in another and this continues down to its grass roots. Couple from your post. Ball rolling time - I think that we actually see the ball in play for less and less of the 90 minutes. The length of time the a ball is in play is increasing, but widely fluctuates between teams. Possession based teams have higher ball rolling times. Teams who play lots of passes have higher ball rolling times. Fulham's ball rolling time v Bristol City will be different due to them making thousands of passes more a season. Games can be killed by keeping the ball on the pitch. Its part of the nature of football that ball rolling time is fluid. Subs .. its 30 secs added on per sub. Players kicking or throwing the ball 3 or 4 metres away each time/ Players surrounding referees delaying the re-start and generally being abusive .. Its a yellow or down the pyramid use of the sin bin. Sin bins have been introduced to the leagues where dissent and cheating is less prevalent v where dissent and cheating is relentless. Diving all over the field/Feigning injury .. Because football is being seen as a product its tolerated/encouraged. If more Corinthian values are desired in football it should be viewed as a game. I would ditch VAR (its a self interested industry already) in favour of panels as you suggest used to scrutinise cheating to re-balance the game from its uneven top where poor behaviour and cheating is the norm down to its roots. One of mine is that punishments up the pyramid differ. Get sent off in non league and outside it bans are longer. Address that disparity by banning players for timescales v games .. Their behaviour will improve. One and two game bans are a rest, and players deliberately get themselves booked knowingly with the consent of Managers as the system encourages it.
  10. Somerset FA Council, Staff Please be advised that following the announcement by the Prime Minister at today’s press conference asking everyone to limit unnecessary social contact the Board of Directors have decided to suspend all football in Somerset with immediate effect. This will of course include SFA county cup competitions. At present this suspension is indefinite, we will advise you if and when there is a change to this situation. We do not make this decision lightly and are aware of the importance of sport and football in general to everyone, however it does not compare to the wider picture and everyone’s welfare, therefore this is we believe the correct course of action.
  11. Cowshed

    Willem II

    Rude. You were making a point about riot. Anybody who can sincerely (?) post that does have a poor understanding of the fan relationship.
  12. Cowshed

    Willem II

    You think you do. With respect you feel you can speak on behalf of an entire fan base and make unequivocal points. You then give scant regard for others opinions, opinions that are informed.
  13. Cowshed

    Willem II

    Which threads highlight an implication it would be a widely anticipated fixture? I do not recall any. What I have read has been realistic. A possible friendly would be an opportunity to do something different, there would almost certainly be supporter involvement from fans on both sides. A real positive.
  14. Cowshed

    Willem II

    Where do you get the impression that a friendly would be a massively anticipated fixture? As somebody who has attended City's poorly supported friendlies abroad the difference would be City's support would be far larger v its frequently miniscule, and there would almost certainly be collaboration between fans of a sort that would be unusual.
  15. Yes there will be compromise. But if Mr Johnson's football required 6.2 lumps that is what it requires. He has had four years to put that height principle into place. The interview displayed indecision and excuse. A football identity contains the has. The team has to contain these elements. It has to have these principles and compromise can be made but these team will display and has to display the values of its coach/manager. Again here we have a thread where fans cannot identify his identity or what he truly values and will not compromise.
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