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Loco Rojo

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  1. 7 (Seven) different stories about him on the BBC sport football page. So good they gave him seven different articles instead of combining them all in to 1!
  2. Interesting that he thought that highly of Bailey then sent him off to Sunderland. Reading that description of how highly he rated him you'd think he was the first name on the team sheet every week (when fit). Certainly not someone you'd want to get rid of.
  3. Thats The Sun's headline sorted!
  4. It's good that smaller clubs have been testing and trialling it but I'm still not convinved it's safe enough to justify the risks (or the costs to the club). Clubs might be able to stagger entry times and check IDs but that doesn't completely remove the risks of the virus spreading as per some of my examples. I'm not convinced it can be policed safely throughout. This isn't a model where every club is the same and therefore testing it at a few clubs lower down the pyramid means it'll work and deliver the same results at every club. I know you could argue the risks are the same as walkin
  5. I'm not comfirtable with this idea at this stage. Allowing large groups of people to gather just doesn't seem sensible until they are rolling out the Vaccine and just opens up a whole load of risks that just aren't worth it. This feels like another Government initiative badly thought out and no doubt will be badly implemented, leaving it to the clubs to interpret and pick up the pieces. - Creating safe distancing when in your seat is possible in principle but this is heavily dependant on fans being robots sitting in their seats and not mingling - but then how and who polices this during
  6. Next time you're in one of those horrific work 'break the ice' meetings when you have to give a random fact about youself - you can tell them you've appeared on Family Guy
  7. Anyone else just watched the new Family Guy? Pretty sure they just played an insert clip of the City bar celebration scene from a few years ago when it went mental. If you were there - you've finally made it and can say you've been on Family Guy.....gigady!
  8. I think the expectation this season would be to just keep us in the Championship given what's going on right now. Once things 'get back to normal', e.g. fans being allowed in and income streams improving, then I think targets/expectationsre playoffs and promotion will be set.
  9. If we're going to do a lockdown properly and try to tackle the Virus seriously then it has to be suspended - as does all sport. Unfortunately this Government couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery and if its true that schools and Universities stay open regardless then this next lockdown is only a half measure and won't work.
  10. I guess Dean doesn't want to give specific details out to the media as it gives opposition teams weeks/months away tactical knowledge that helps their plans and thats an advantage we don't want to give. At this stage it keeps the opposition guessing when we might have our best defender back and therefore makes their planning a little bit more tricky. Every little tactical advantage helps - and we need lots of help at the moment.
  11. Exactly the same thing happened to me with last seasons ST refund. I kept calling the club saying I hadn't received the refund. They kept telling me it had been processed some weeks before. Eventually I rang the CC company to see if there was anything they could do/see their end and it turned out they'd received the refund and applied it to the obsolete card. Funds were sat there and would still be unless I'd instructed the CC Company to transfer it to my new card - which is with the same CC company. Unbeleivable the CC Company didn't auto transfer it to my active card. Might be worth ringing
  12. I'm not sure dropping him is the answer either as that runs a risk of being interpreted as punishment or singling him out. At his age and ability he needs coaching and constructive development to help him improve on last night. Resting him if he's exhausted (not suggesting he is) is a different reason to leave him out otherwise we run the risk of putting too much expectation on him this early and knackering him out. Things will get better in midfield once Walsh and Williams are fit and ready and will give us more options (the only silver lining after last night).
  13. Completely agree. Don't worry though. Those same fans on here defending it will suddenly have morals when it gets done to us and we end up dropping points. They'll be on here moaning about cheats and how it needs to be stamped out. At the moment though it's ok, as it's us doing it to other teams.
  14. They seem quite complimentary of the effort you go to with these Love the photo they've got of you working hard on your pre match report too Time to share your spreadsheet analysis of contracts and City's finances to seal the deal.
  15. I think this could be a really good opportunity for him to get his mojo back (ala Paterson). It's a loan so if he does well there, we can either recall him in January and have a new player on form (if we need to and can utilise him in our system/instructions) or sell him come the end of the season and free up the wages. I'm assuming Swansea will be contributing to his salary so that is also a bonus to us at the moment. Let's be honest, with the season so far, it didn't look like he was going to get in to our starting 11 regularly and given his age and wages, he should be starting regular
  16. I'm sure there are more clauses in it to benefit the PL. I doubt they'd be happy to just increase it to 25% (which as you say is huge if your 4% quoted is correct) without some significant benefit to them. They won't lose out on this.
  17. Says a Liverpool fan In all seriousness though, there are lots of questions in the detail about this which will need answering. On the face of this article though, I wouldn't want to be one of the 2 teams relegated when this new system starts and Parachute payments are cancelled. I do like the idea of an annual fee paid to the pyramid although I'm sure there will be some more specific clauses that benefit the PL - nothing in life is free.
  18. Young. Got potential. Getting match experience to develop. He won't be 10/10 every game (or a 7, 8 or 9) otherwise he wouldn't be with us. But this opportunity is a perfect one for him to grasp and develop. If it doesn't work, we move on. We as fans have to learn to give our youth a chance and not write them off so quickly - especially not after a game against a good PL side.
  19. I feel sorry for the clubs and the lengths they have had to go to to prepare implementation of standards which are intended to keep fans safe only for this Government to scuper their plans. Unfortunately, while the efforts Colchester have gone to are commendable, they aren't able to account for the actions of the fans who do attend. While most fans probably will adhere and are careful, there will always be some that just don't care and and don't stick the Colchesters measures putting others at risk. I don't think pushing ahead with plans to allow fans back in is the right thing to d
  20. This is hugely frustrating (and damaging to clubs/sport) but i understand why given the numbers are increasing. I agree it's the right thing to do, however the situation is made harder to accept when there are so many inconsistencies from the governments rules. Unfortunately though we're in the middle of a pandemic and now in a second wave, so it would be crazy to encourage fans back in - even if in smaller numbers. Clubs might be able to demonstrate they can sit fans apart in the stands but unfortunately people aren't robots and some just don't get it and are likely to move around t
  21. Fam definately doesn't start. Performance wise so far, the others are streets ahead and deserve it.
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