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  1. But they won't be able to play matches if the business has folded
  2. I've looked at the EFL web site but can't find anything definite. It seems most Championship clubs (mainly the larger ones) want to abandon it but several others aren't happy with this so it still seems undecided. The Premier League have relaxed their FFP rules as have UEFA so we'll have to wait and see what happens in the Championship.
  3. I would have thought they'd have to abandon FFP for this season as all clubs will make a massive loss. It will be just our luck that we're top of the league at Christmas and the season is abandoned either directly because of the virus or because so many clubs are unable to continue.
  4. I'd be sad to see Massengo leave, could maybe do with a loan though. With Bakinson now established makes things even more difficult for the others. I like Nagy but he would be fairly easy to sell so can see him going for the right money. I was looking forward to seeing Morrell and Walsh but can only see them getting a chance if we get injuries. We have to offload some to make room for a couple of extra left-sided defenders. With the system we've got half the outfield players are basically defenders leaving only 5 spots for everyone else so we have a massive overload in midfield, our squad is o
  5. I'm not sure what to expect today, There seems to be a pattern emerging where we're beating teams with inferior squads (Exeter, Northampton, Coventry) but Villa who have a much stronger squad ruthlessly exposed our weaknesses in defence. Stoke have a decent squad but don't score many goals so didn't test our defence too much. If we're going to challenge for the top 6 we need an extra left CB and left WB. Our 3 experienced CB's are all injury-prone, as is Dasilva who is our only proper LWB. We can play Elliasson, O'Dowda or Rowe at LWB against weaker sides and get away with it but I can see the
  6. Rovers old ground at Eastville after they celebrated a rare victory
  7. If he can keep playing at this level could keep Diedhiou out of the side
  8. Coventry reminded me of us when we first came up with Cotts in charge. We'd have majority possession, generally play good football but would end up getting caught by a sucker punch on the break quite often near the end of the game. At the beginning we thought how unlucky we'd been but when it kept happening realised that we were a bit naive tactically compared to the other teams. We've learnt that now and also it seems how to handle ourselves regarding game management (which has taken longer), as the Major said about time!
  9. I remember some on here saying the same about Lloyd Kelly when he had a poor spell. It happens with young players, Massengo hasn't been at his best lately but when he was he's shown a lot of skill and has a great future I'm sure.
  10. Trouble was, when he was picked he didn't really do anything, looked a bit lost. Probably needed more time to adjust but there's been so much competition for places in our squad that you have to take your chance and make an immediate contribution when opportunity knocks (apart from academy players).
  11. I read he's getting £25K a week, but then if there's no transfer fee that's about £1.3M for a season which isn't so bad.
  12. It has worked before for us getting an older player with experience, think Joe Jordan while he was still playing, Terry Cooper and more recently Wilbs. Gives the squad a better balance and his experience could be best used in the last 30 minutes of a game, especially if we're in front.
  13. Don't see how "Kew and the rest saved us" if he'd not ousted Robert Hobbs as chairman (who was there when we got promoted) the whole financial mess would probably never have arisen. As for Gary Collier covering for Hunter he'd already left (to Coventry). We signed Alan Hay to replace Hunter who did his best but was never a Div 1 player, we got him as he was cheap basically. You have to remember those players weren't paid the sums footballers are today and many of them (eg Geoff Merrick) had been with the club from a young age and had been in the 75/76 promotion team so I would say th
  14. The players had to think of their families, some of them were near the end of their playing careers and they weren't going to get any near the level of pay elsewhere. The reason for the Club nearly going bust was wholly the fault of the board at the time, who were completely incompetent in managing the club's finances. When we got promoted the board had managed the club well but the finance director died and there was a battle as Stephen Kew tried to take over from the successful Robert Hobbs. Unfortunately he succeeded and things went rapidly downhill, AD wasn't given money to replace Norman
  15. Has had some bad injuries recently so may not be as good as he once was, would be a bit of a gamble even as a loan
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