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  1. No, but club doesnt need to pay them full when they're 'light training' and not playing any games. While others in the company are being put on furlough. I'm sure the strain a 20% decrease in income to those furloughed compared to a footballer taking a cut down to 16k a week would be far greater.
  2. I do not know the conditions of the clubs furlough however. Several companies have but people on furlough until end of April and then told if things dont change they will lose their jobs. People are also being asked to take 10% cuts to salary and hours to keep businesses going. If staff are simply furloughed until season resumes, 80% govt pay and then resume work as normal then guess this is okay. However if they have uncertainty around job after which large parts of the country have, then to continue to fully pay players to light train doesnt sit right with me.
  3. Interesting you dont feel we should furlough our whole squad by the same logic? Or are they more important than the backroom staff who keep the club running? Once football resumes the furloughed staff will be needed again
  4. Think the main point is that a lot of the time it's the unrecognised folk who keep the clubs running behind closed doors, and who I imagine get paid an average salary with wives/husbands/kids/mortgages etc still to pay and support. These are people getting laid off and furloughed. Yet we also pay other people 20k a week who arent currently having to do their sole job of entertaining fans. As a club who we all put our hard earned cash into supporting you want to do things done the right way and many people are probably of the opinion that some of the privileged players we choose to support would see that situation and maybe suggest they could survive of 19500 quid a week and help keep someone else in employment. I think the players would accept given the current situation that a 10% salary decrease to keep others in employment would be fair, seeing as they arent actually playing any games right now. However, to hear that people are getting furloughed with option to lose jobs while other collect 20k a week to do nothing just helps reiterate the them and us divide between fans and players that has come about since all the money has been pumped in
  5. For anyone missing their sporting fix this weekend, was a cracker of a fight ag the Olympia on Saturday
  6. Get over to Wilkins in Wedmore, couple pints of dry will kill off any traces of covid-19
  7. Another one of our over inflated squad who is blocking the pathway for one of our many youth players?
  8. Yeah, this is what's been frustrating today. Genuinely good value for money, entertaining end to end football and Bristol City played varied attacks rather than continuing pumping balls at diedhiou or eliasson continued crossing. Not blaming either player as both been great for most part of this season, but we looked more of a balanced team and less of a one trick pony without either! Not saying Johnson in yet, as this is what the teams been capable of doing all season. But play like this for the rest of the season and he may win some fans back. Well done all today, well earned point
  9. Bit weird that mate isn't it?
  10. Probably be quite a decent asset for our current hoof ball style.
  11. Mid table?!? I admire your optimism
  12. We dont need any more players. We don't need an upgrade on Korey to protect the defence. We have both quality and depth in defence, physicality in midfield with signing of henrikson and korey is perfectly capable of sitting deep in a top championship team as should nagy and massengo be, given their pedigree before signing. What we need is a coach to devise a system where the players have an idea of what the game plan is. At the moment I can decipher our philosophy is: quality back 4 (rotated every week to ensure this never settles and to break up the partnership between William's and baker that was forming). 1 or 2 players to sit in front just to doubly sure up the defence. The remaining players are picked at random in the hope that they can forge a partnership off their own back with no guidance or attacking philosophy. We then rely on not conceding and hope somehow we can get a goal through reliance on the natural quality within the squad. Sometimes the attack involves pump ball from the centre backs at diedhiou... if it bounces off him fortunately, maybe wells will use natural instinct to score? Eliasson has a good cross so we could try a lot of that. When we are losing, chuck the entire team into the box and hope for the best. No player will succeed in this team until a playing strategy is built and a manager addresses the fact it's his job to build a style of play and make the most of his resources rather than buying players and waiting until we get a premier league quality player and they can carry the team.
  13. In all honesty though, how many of these players have been given a chance to succeed at City before Johnsons cast them out and declared we are still 2 or 3 players from having a squad capable of promotion? Cant imagine anyone honestly thought Szmodics was going to be the player to push the team on to the next level ahead of what was already here when he signed. Baffling signing! This to me just sums up johnson though. He has no clue and relies on flair individuals to create our chances.
  14. Oh mate fear not we've got the next Gareth Bale due to break into our team any time soon with Jonny smith, and if this fails we can fall back on the ever reliable Watkins.
  15. Rest easy, a pre session under Johnson this summer will guarantee there's no chance of seeing any of that talent at Ashton gate next season.
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