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  1. Then why did we sign him ?
  2. Considering our injuries to our big players our position is fantastic . It’s a great result . Having said that , despite having a season ticket , I could not be bothered to go today . I had time , nothing else on . But I find our football turgid and painful to watch . I just do not enjoy watching us . I want to watch either the 3 months of Oct to Dec 2 years ago or our promotion side from L1 . Outside of that we have been quite forgettable . I guess results over performance does not work for me. I repeat , the league position considering injuries is a notable result . I just don’t get any entertainment watching Lee J “4 years in the building “ BCFC .
  3. I used to have phone contact with him , and yes he just went missing. Not because of the flag that's for sure. Was a weird one...
  4. City have done it in a more elegant and legal way. We do have of course two legal entities operating the football club and the stadium , but they are both controlled by one over arching company. It is interesting to follow what they did , when they separated the stadium asset out of the football club, that had more to do with facilitating the stadium investment and accountability
  5. Surely that would bring a Swindon type punishment ? Falsifying accounts is very serious . Criminal charges too ?
  6. Awful game to watch but excellent result. Brownhill the one piece of quality. Lots of hard work and effort though and a typical result for us based on last 2 seasons approach to away games. Points gained , again, when we are still missing some key players keeping us firmly in the hunt for top 6. It can only get better when we have a full squad available.
  7. No that was not the case .You are a season out .
  8. Isn't the reality somewhere in the middle. We have progressed from being a L1 club to a solid Championship side. This is progress (last season we essentially stood still, yes league position was better by virtue of needing fewer points, worse GD and goals scored, but essentially we stayed the same) . On the other hand, there are clubs with less resources that have done better than us, Sheffield United being one recent example. We are not a Preston or Brentford either, we have notable increases in wage budget compared to them, and the also creates a question of expectation. Why don't we halve our wage budget and see how we compete with them ? Or ask why Wilder managed to get promotion on such a budget. You have to ask, because it is a fact, and then you ask why not us ? No one can question why a team like Villa can get promoted, or this season WBA , the parachute payments give such a big advantage (though there is a huge list of clubs that fail badly even with those, Sunderland one big one soon to be followed by Stoke) . So there are no hard and fast rules, it is not totally about the money , it is how you use it. So the question really is, could we do better ? The answer to that is of course yes, and the reason why the over reaction comes after a recent game is probably less to do with the result, but a lot to do with how we are going about our football. It is quite reasonable to assume that after 60 players and 4 years, there would be by now a recognition of how we play, the so called identity that is talked about but impossible to define with actual examples, allied to a way of playing derived from last season of a very defensive approach that is far from easy on the eye though capable of bringing home results. Watching home games is painful. That is where some of this angst comes from, we are not a great team to watch. Injuries have been brutal though, and this team was assembled very late in the day of the transfer window, so let's see where we are early next year, when players are fit and playing together for a few months. If we are still as disjointed and cumbersome to watch, then for next season it really will be time to think about what we are doing and how we are doing it.
  9. I would assume Keogh will be suiing the driver.Why he the driver was not charged with causing injury by dangerous driving can only be because the police were Derby fans. Charges and sentence were pathetic and the most lenient in current times. A prison sentence, suspended was the least that should have been given.
  10. Norwich figure was below ours, there was an article with their CEO mid season it was mid 20 millions (I accept that in January they may have signed someone I don't recall as that was after article ) . Yes they sold well, as we did, but as last season was without parachute payments they had cut their cloth. Villa another planet of course. Our wage bill growth has been substantial year on year. Possibly Forrest could beat it as a non parachute club. Others were cutting back whilst we were spending.
  11. Well this dispels the sob story we do not compete on wages. Sides with far less resources got promoted last year. Outside of parachute payment clubs, we are the leading club. This season remains a big year with the resources spent . We are well placed, and so we should be with that vast spending . LJ has had it all now time to deliver, the platform is there. This is LJ opportunity to demonstrate he has the ability to deliver a promotion side.
  12. Having grown up with terrible racist abuse at games, I had wrongly, clearly, assumed that it was something from the past. All of this has been so sad to go through and read and leaves me disappointed , sad and frustrated that racism is getting worse not better. I personally have not heard any racist comment for well over a decade, and if this becomes more widespread I would stop going to games. It is not something BCFC should ever be associated with or to tolerate. I hope the people responsible are found and banned.
  13. Current guidelines are for far harsher bans. This is farcical in extreme. Do that in my location and it would be 3 years and a drink related intensive rehab course with Monday morning breath tests. They must be laughing. No charges for the driving standards , nothing for causing injury to a passenger. The Police did not file anything with the cps. They certainly could have.
  14. How on earth have they got away with that. Almost all serious drink driving offences today are 3 years ban. That there was no charge relating to careless or dangerous driving beggars belief, and how a charge of dangerous driving and causing an injury was not filed by the cps suggests the local police are Derby fans. They nearly killed themselves and others around. The police and cps have. a lot to answer for here. Nothing to do with lawyers, the charges presented were pathetic .
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