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  1. If nobody wants to play football there there's a chance it could be given planning permission for residences as Arsenal did with Highbury, would be worth a lot then if near a city centre.
  2. It's interesting that the spat over FFP was about the sale of the stadium to the owner Morris: Morris bought Derby's stadium via a new company, Gellaw Newco 202 Limited, for £81.1m according to Land Registry records, on 28 June 2018, two days before the 30 June year end for the club's 2017-18 financial accounts I take it this means Morris will retain ownership of the stadium if the club is sold or goes bust, an astute move on his part if so but not so good for those owed money by the club.
  3. Thought we did ok today apart from that lapse of concentration just before half-time. Hope we don't lose Diedhiou this month.
  4. Regarding Paul Simpson he has quite a bit of experience as a Head Coach/Manager with a couple of promotions under his belt (admittedly in lower leagues), he has a lot more experience than DH. He got a double-promotion with Carlisle from the Conference to L1 in successive seasons, took Shrewsbury to a L2 Playoff Final and managed Preston for a full season in the Championship taking them to the top of the table by December and then just missing out on the playoffs (a bit like LJ), and he's also been a coach in the Prem with Newcastle so the bloke has serious experience. Although the promotions w
  5. I'll go back when it gets to normal, been watching the team for 50 years now but don't enjoy it as much as in the 70's and 80's. Teams now are over-coached and over-analysed, most teams in those days were what you'd call today "tactically naive", they'd rely on one or two "characters" in their team to make a difference and carry them forward, there were more hard players (wouldn't be allowed now), and more flair players (would be called selfish today), eg QPR would always rely on Rodney Marsh and he was fantastic to watch, we'd have Gerry Gow (and later Norman Hunter as well), it was generally
  6. Just because we lose at Luton and Rotherham, it doesn't mean we'll lose at Brentford, that's the beauty of the Championship
  7. I think that if Holden is given the push at some stage Simpson will take over and be given a chance to prove he can do it, he's been Head Coach before and it would fit with the Club's continuity policy rather than bringing in outsiders who are seen as greater risk
  8. Why should Lansdown be accountable when he owns the club, it's not a democracy? If people don't like the way it's being run they have the option of not watching
  9. The teams you mentioned at the end are all still near the foot of the table and in a much worse situation than we are. Even if you think Holden is not a very good coach the other two have been there, done it. Our season has been decimated by injuries and the games we've lost recently (eg Luton, Rotherham) are ones we've historically always struggled with even when on a good run so let's just judge at the end of the season.
  10. Why do so many people on here still thinking changing coaches is like waving a magic wand and all the players suddenly become better? Occasionally you might get a confidence bounce for a few games but long term every time a change is made when the current manager has been in the job less than a year or so then the trend is down. It's what happened to us after GJ left the last time we were in the Championship and I'm sure SL won't be making that mistake again. Look at teams like Wednesday and Forest who keep changing coaches and are sliding down to the relegation zone, it just doesn't work. Dea
  11. Fam is certainly "good enough to play at this level" but probably not for the top 3 or 4 teams, certainly good enough for a mid-table side (like us)
  12. Burnley are an established Prem team now, but they went down in their first Prem season then got re-promoted with parachute money. That's a difficult achievement to emulate.
  13. Not sure where the "windfall" is coming from. If you mean the Sky money after getting to the Prem that would all go on 2 or 3 signings and the increased wage bill, don't think we'd be in the black if we wanted to have any chance of staying up.
  14. I think LJ said that if you go up to the Prem you need at least 3 players who can play at that level from your Championship season (eg when we had Brownhill and Webster for instance) since you can only afford to buy about 3 decent Prem players with the Sky money when you go up (if say you're paying £25m for each plus the wages) and you need more than that in your first season. Currently I can't think of any apart from Bentley, not sure about Kalas but the rest are not up to it. Whenever we get players like that they end up being sold sooner rather than later so it's a bit difficult to see how
  15. Sums it up perfectly, we can't spend more on players than we get from sales, and we need to spend less than that to offset the unaffordable wage bill whereas the parachute teams have no such issues ie we start each season with a big disadvantage to at least half a dozen teams yet we can't understand why we only finish mid-table?
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