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  1. I hope he'll be off, not because I don't like him, but because it will help us with wages and ffp.
  2. The cynic in me thinks that Mel Morris would want the club to fold in order to be able to sell and develop the football ground? I don't know if that is feasible or not! But it would definitely be a theory as to why the goalposts keep moving with regard to bidders/bids.
  3. I’ve read this several times and believe that Steve was saying - there are two named stands for obvious reasons (meaning Atyeo and Dolman); and this one (Landsdown) for not so obvious reasons.
  4. BBC Sports has an article stating that EFL are allowing Derby to sign out of contract players, but within strict wage limits. That'll be interesting!!!
  5. On and off since 1965, in 1970s had a spell in the Army when I was overseas so couldn't attend, then later on bringing up a family couldn't afford regular attendance. However I was lucky enough to be there on the night we secured our promotion to Division 1 (now the Premier), a mate of mine swapped Guard duties - I ended up doing two weekend duties for the swap, but it was well worth it.
  6. I thought that was Neptune? I'll get my coat
  7. Might as well have been, unfortunately he’s not old enough!
  8. I played left wing, small, fast but left footed only. To quote Norman Hunter(I think), my right was only for standing on. Anyway as a nipper in secondary school in the 1960s, I went into the penalty box, received the ball, rounded the keeper by sending him the wrong way. Body swerve we used to call it! Then put the ball in then net. I got a telling off from the Teacher who told me I should never be in the penalty area and to stay out on the wing. Then he turned around and gave the inside left a roasting for passing me the ball. Instead he should have been the one in the penalty box and not me. Football positions were very rigid in those days, my job being to run the wing, beat the full back and cross the ball. Not the best goal necessarily but one I never forget due to the Teacher’s reaction
  9. To answer the OP's question - I''m optimistic as I can see some action being taken already behind the scenes, getting rid of Rolls for example. Hopefully this is only the beginning of getting rid of the bad apples. However I would just like to see endeavour, spirit and effort (and playing good football if we fans are lucky) every time the team takes to the field, but, I categorically do not want to see a relegation battle. A solid 12th would do it for me.
  10. I don't know why, but seem to have a hunch that NP may be/has been offered the DOF role to restructure the playing side of the club throughout, including recruitment and medical, etc, and that a search is going on behind the scenes to bring in a manager under him - Craig Shakespeare perhaps? And no, I've not been on the cider!!! This to me, is a plausible reason for the continued silence from the Club.
  11. This is not posted to scaremonger, however it explains how serious this situation is. Good read from an immunologist at Johns Hopkins University Not really feeling sick and do not want to be..but if you are feeling confused as to why Coronavirus is a bigger deal than Seasonal flu? Here it is in a nutshell. I hope this helps. Feel free to share this to others who don’t understand... It has to do with RNA sequencing.... I.e. genetics. Seasonal flu is an “all human virus”. The DNA/RNA chains that make up the virus are recognized by the human immune system. This means that your body has some immunity to it before it comes around each year... you get immunity two ways...through exposure to a virus, or by getting a flu shot. Novel viruses, come from animals.... the WHO tracks novel viruses in animals, (sometimes for years watching for mutations). Usually these viruses only transfer from animal to animal (pigs in the case of H1N1) (birds in the case of the Spanish flu). But once, one of these animal viruses mutates, and starts to transfer from animals to humans... then it’s a problem, Why? Because we have no natural or acquired immunity.. the RNA sequencing of the genes inside the virus isn’t human, and the human immune system doesn’t recognize it so, we can’t fight it off. Now.... sometimes, the mutation only allows transfer from animal to human, for years it’s only transmission is from an infected animal to a human before it finally mutates so that it can now transfer human to human... once that happens..we have a new contagion phase. And depending on the fashion of this new mutation, thats what decides how contagious, or how deadly it’s gonna be.. H1N1 was deadly....but it did not mutate in a way that was as deadly as the Spanish flu. It’s RNA was slower to mutate and it attacked its host differently, too. Fast forward. Now, here comes this Coronavirus... it existed in animals only, for nobody knows how long...but one day, at an animal market, in Wuhan China, in December 2019, it mutated and made the jump from animal to people. At first, only animals could give it to a person... But here is the scary part.... in just TWO WEEKS it mutated again and gained the ability to jump from human to human. Scientists call this quick ability, “slippery” This Coronavirus, not being in any form a “human” virus (whereas we would all have some natural or acquired immunity). Took off like a rocket. And this was because, Humans have no known immunity...doctors have no known medicines for it. And it just so happens that this particular mutated animal virus, changed itself in such a way the way that it causes great damage to human lungs.. That’s why Coronavirus is different from seasonal flu, or H1N1 or any other type of influenza.... this one is slippery AF. And it’s a lung eater...And, it’s already mutated AGAIN, so that we now have two strains to deal with, strain s, and strain L....which makes it twice as hard to develop a vaccine. We really have no tools in our shed, with this. History has shown that fast and immediate closings of public places has helped in the past pandemics. Philadelphia and Baltimore were reluctant to close events in 1918 and they were the hardest hit in the US during the Spanish Flu. Factoid: Henry VIII stayed in his room and allowed no one near him, till the Black Plague passed...(honestly...I understand him so much better now). Just like us, he had no tools in his shed, except social isolation... And let me end by saying....right now it’s hitting older folks harder... but this genome is so slippery...if it mutates again (and it will). Who is to say, what it will do next. Be smart folks... acting like you’re unafraid is so not needed right now.
  12. Was this the same Blackjack form Hartcliffe/Withywood area? (can't remember which exactly) who used to frequent the East End every home game in the late 60s/early 70s. I knew that one well until I left the area for a short while due to work during the 70s. I never knew that one as a gashead!!!
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