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  1. A sign of things to come I fear. It's a such a shame that the football industry (and many other areas of society and business) has become a bit of an untameable beast. Individual greed has led to a collective machine that now cannot be harnessed and placated, and we're now going to have to watch as it eats itself to survive. For years I said to my mates at games that I couldn't wait for the bubble to burst so a 'reset' of sorts could be achieved with the industry. I guess I didn't consider how sad it could be to see the demise of so many lower league clubs - and how frustrating it is
  2. I'd be amazed if the whole of the 2020/21 season was behind closed doors. That means there would be no large gathering nationwide for another 12 months. Consumerism will win that battle - rightly or wrongly
  3. I am certainly taking the current situation seriously, and and under no illusion that this crisis is a once in a lifetime situation that will see at least the following several months being new, extremely hard and ultimately testing times for us all. I do however, feel that certain posters on this thread do need to consider some of the things they are saying. Perhaps we have no responsbility to anyones mental health and wellbeing, but there are going to be plenty of people reading this forum who are very scared and anxious, and also see this as a place of comfort, where they've always go
  4. You're mad. Clark's Pies are f****g banging
  5. The Packet on a sunny day for one before, the Masonic for one or two after
  6. Fam Pato Henriksen Weimann Rowe Smith Dasilva Benkovic Williams Hunt Bentley
  7. I've taken friends who aren't city supporters to the gate several times, and also sometimes bump into people from work, or friends around the city who I know aren't particular fans of city, but go along for the game. The funny thing is I see most of this type joining in and and making noise! Conversely, whilst it might be a bit of a generalisation, but the type of fan I see sitting there making no noise tends to be older blokes just there for a bit of a natter and catch up with their mates. I often see groups of them sitting there not singing for the full 90 (and often barely watching the game
  8. was very good from the back of the dolman. Best I've heard it in a while. Guess that's what happens when the football isn't dull!
  9. I appreciate it seems strong but just because you're fine doesn't mean it hasn't been an issue. Just down the road at the Uni of Bath they've conducted world leading research into the dangers of concussion injuries in rugby, and the research into heading the ball in football has followed suit. Unfortunately the research is fairly compelling - and the links to brain damage are strong. I don't think a ban is the way forward. When research uncovers something like this, the best response tends to be the follow up research into counter-measures that can mitigate the dangers associated with the
  10. Bit strong isn't it mate? I think the hundreds of thousands of volunteers and members of the public who went to watch the Olympics in 2012 would probably disagree with you (me included). I worked there and got to watch Usain Bolt win the 100m, the stadium is pretty iconic in my eyes. Admittedly a shit football stadium, but not sure how you came to the conclusion that UTC is talking 'utter shit'
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  12. Really excited to see Walsh in the squad next season (I hope). Watched a few highlights of him at Cov this season and is a joy to watch.
  13. Think Martinelli is a huge prospect. A quiet game for him, but plays the game with a lot of maturity to match his ability
  14. I agree, but I still think a fit and in form Kalas can take us where we want to be, yet Baker and Williams (whilst by no means being poor players) can be improved upon if the options available. Still, I'd be looking at DM and CF as priority positions over CB
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