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  1. Predictable range of City players in the first goalscorer odds
  2. The champagne moment was Joe Williams playing one game in the cup, having fatigue, and then never playing again. If everyone votes for it they can at least use the video of him putting an away shirt on as the City media team absolutely adore that video.
  3. Plenty. I won't name names, but it's a bare minimum. A lot are on 12 months too. It's a mutual benefit - security for individual that it costs a lot to get rid of you, security for organisation that there's plenty of time to replace.
  4. Well it's a good thing Ipswich isn't a football club and doesn't sign football players or there might be a massive conflict of interest between City's preparation over the next six weeks for recruitment this summer and Ipswich's activities after June 1st.
  5. Wait, what? The £550k / year CEO is no different to most other jobs? I suppose he's on six weeks notice hence May 31st? Seriously? I'm glad you mentioned this as there's actually something missing to the story here - because that makes no sense at all. Either he's on six months notice (minimum realistic at that role/salary) and told us at Christmas and we've waited until now to go public, but he (and maybe others) have known throughout the January window and the Holden departure, that he's off OR he's on six months notice but only told us in the last week or two when
  6. To be fair to you I don't know if it was made clear, but Jon Lansdown ceased to be Managing Director long ago, probably when Mark Ashton became CEO. You don't generally have both roles in the same business. As such he has only occupied a formal vice chairman or chairman role, which is not full time, hands on, or tasked with running the business.
  7. Jon Lansdown was involved in kit designs, Mark Ashton was involved in investing over £50m in the transfer market. Hope that helps.
  8. SL made a comment last year, wish I could dig it out, that I found quite jarring, defending Mark Ashton on the strength almost exclusively of what he is privy to at EFL level and giving us a voice at the table. It was clear SL was hugely enamored by that access more than perhaps anything, and I thought it was an odd qualification for a CEO, like putting your paid lobbyist in charge of running your whole business. It put me in mind of MA holding court at the EFL get togethers, with everyone crowded round him, waiting on his every word and direction. Not the democratic meeting of club
  9. So if I've understood correctly: when Mark Ashton sells players (that he mostly didn't bring to the club) for a lot of money, it's all down to him FACT (despite none of us knowing the terms of those sales, the role of respective agents, the level of counter bidding from other clubs to force up the price, or even if those were the right prices anyway given the prevailing market forces of the time) when Mark Ashton buys players, spending a large majority of that money he's brought in, on a very long list of players, some of which appear to have been sold at a loss, others of whom c
  10. Yeah no worries, I'll write to you in January "any word on new signings @Kid in the Riot??? is Nketiah a goer u think @Kid in the Riot???". Do please write back.
  11. What a rotten bit of luck @Kid in the Riot https://web.archive.org/web/20210223092422/https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/211190-ipswich-town-takeover-mark-ashton/ They'll probably have the whole internet shut down now*. I hope you're happy with yourself. *I use Virgin Media so I won't be able to tell the difference
  12. If Ashton hasn't gone to Ipswich by the time of Steve's trip over from Guernsey we should put their meetings on Robins TV like the final episode of the Apprentice. "Mark, it is with regret, you're fired." "Nigel, you are hired." In fact we could even organise for the out of contract players to try and make ice lollies or produce an advert for cat food, so that Steve can fire the lot of them before he goes back to Lulsgate too.
  13. He certainly knows how to keep his lawyers busy (allegedly)
  14. Good analysis. I also noticed that Danny Simpson's aimless or overhit forward passes to absolutely no one bore an uncanny resemblance to Jack Hunt's aimless or overhit forward passes to absolutely no one. Wonderful consistency in the right back position.
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    Dane Murphy

    I searched and didn't see any prior threads on him. Barnsley "CEO". 34 years old. Ex MLS player, hired a year ago. No idea on his salary as Barnsley accounts for 19/20 are overdue, but safe to say will be on a lot less than our top man. My view of Mark Ashton is probably well known. Even the things he's good at, I share the view @Harry shared in a thread last night - what is to say someone else couldn't have sold well too? Maybe Dane Murphy is our "control". Under Murphy, Barnsley have got themselves comfortably into the play off picture, spending a fraction of us, and even going thr
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