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About Scrumpylegs

  • Birthday 11/04/1973

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  1. Because it’s the national anthem.
  2. Totally missing the point there. Taking the knee does not mean that you are supporting a political organisation in the same way that singing ‘God Save the Queen’ does not mean that you support the monarchy!!
  3. All the players out of contract in the summer will be looking at reduced terms on their current deals. They won't like this but I suspect they won't get better offers elsewhere. What is Fams market value now? Would another Championship club be wanting him to lead their line? Doubtful.
  4. I would expect FFP rules to be changed so that they don't include this years figures (and probably an adjustment for last year). It's good news that we have so many out of contract and I would not offer any new contacts to these players. As I've said on previous threads, I would expect there to be a 'fire sale' the likes of which we have never seen before as clubs assess their dire financial positions and cut their cloths accordingly. Players looking for new contracts will find that the power balance has shifted in the clubs favour and they'll have to modify their expectations. In this 'new re
  5. It's likely that we'll end up going for a whole 12 months soon without any crowds. If we've got any money to spare I would hold out for the inevitable 'fire sale' that's just around the corner. Will be a buyers market soon - wait and see.
  6. Good for him. He worked hard, took risks and is now reaping the rewards. Hope he enjoys his money and if that extends to indulging his passion for sport (and BCFC in particular) all the better for us too!
  7. 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!!
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. Give it 3 or 4 wins and you'll be back along with the rest of the 'bed wetters' on here!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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
  15. 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.
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