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About Scrumpylegs

  • Birthday 11/04/1973

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  1. I think that we have to accept that the way the premiership is run now is strictly on business lines. They may see the demise of smaller clubs as an opportunity to gain more 'customers' for their 'product' - would KFC bail out Miss Millie's so that Bristol didn't lose the taste for fried chicken - would be the way they would see it!!
  2. This is going to be a turbulent time for all clubs and there's going to be multiple casualties. Can't see the government bailing out football clubs precisely for the reasons stated earlier about funding the wages of footballers, who even at the lower levels can be paid thousands. Those teams that emerge strongest will be those with benefactors - in it for the long haul- who are prepared to wear some losses in the next year or two. Can't see also how financial fair play rules can apply to this (and last) season.
  3. Father's have passed their businesses down to their sons for thousands of years - what's wrong with that? What should SL do with BCFC? Give it to the Cats Home?
  4. Give it 3 or 4 wins and you'll be back along with the rest of the 'bed wetters' on here!
  5. I genuinely struggle to comprehend how anyone could actually believe that the Lansdowns are in this to make money!! Who makes money out of Football clubs? Worst investment. Ever.
  6. To be honest I also don't believe that Holden was the best choice and I probably wouldn't have done that myself but it's far from being the absolute shocker that some people are making out! I can see some logic to it. Whilst I'm mildly disappointed I am shocked by some of the OTT reactions to this on the forum tonight.
  7. Can't imagine how Jason Tindall got the Bournemouth job then? Are we supposed to believe now that the Bournemouth board are clueless too, despite keeping that club in the Prem for the last 10 years or so?
  8. Lots of lazy assumptions being made about the recruitment process. Only a few people know what was said in those interviews and they aren't posting on this forum. I'm sure each man pitched what they would be looking to do to take the club forward. Holden knows the club and it looks like he's also stressed the importance of bringing young players through as his selling point. Rightly or wrongly this has clinched it for him, maybe over others who might well have stated that 'if you give me this wedge of cash I'll get the players here to get you promoted'. Time will tell about wether this was the
  9. I haven't seen hysteria like this since princess Diana died and that was all b******t too! Am seriously cringing reading some of the c**p on this thread. They'll be wetting themselves on gaschat tonite! Seriously - just chill out! We're talking about Mark Ashton here not Osama Bin Laden.
  10. Too many people here too quick to write off Holden and frankly embarrassing themselves with their comments about SL. Although Holden wouldn't have been my first choice I will support the club regardless. I'll defer my judgement on Holden until we see how the season pans out. There are never any guarantees in football and from what I've seen money is usually what gets teams promoted - with very few exceptions. One thing that SL has in abundance is money and if he backs his man (Holden), I can see us getting over the line in the not too distant future. A lot of people within these threads could
  11. I've been on holiday for a week and have come back thinking I must have missed something!! What is this mass hysteria? Are people really spitting out their dummies because the board (might) have chosen a manager who was not their preferred choice? Get a grip people! I know it's hot today but it's clearly turning people's brains to mush!
  12. If someone was spending millions of pounds of YOUR money wouldn't you want a say on it?
  13. Just don't get this problem some people are having with the fact that Steve Is passing his business interests down to his son! This sort of thing is nothing new and (unless I've missed something) has been going on for literally thousands of years! Would we all have such a problem with this if he was passing on a building or retail business?
  14. Exactly the wrong man. Would split the fans and many could never take to him. Got to be more ambitious than that I would say!!
  15. It's not all just about tonite!! Think that's it now.
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