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Eddie Hitler

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Eddie Hitler last won the day on June 26 2014

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  1. Eddie Hitler

    Joe Bryan, top bloke

    I've not like the "rubbish" or "snake" options since they came in. They allow the social inadequates to make their fart noises without having to justify their idiot position for others to laugh at.
  2. Eddie Hitler

    Cornwall Stadium - works starts today

    Still £3m short from central government. These are just exploratory groundworks - checking for mineshafts, drains, adits etc. It's not even digging foundations.
  3. Eddie Hitler

    Joe Bryan, top bloke

    That's a reason to keep it! One of our own indeed. Well done Joe.
  4. Eddie Hitler

    Did quality of football influence your support?

    We all have our own reasons for starting supporting City but after watching lots of our games, mostly with passing football, I do find watching the physical hoofball that is often found in the lower leagues pretty unwatchable. Exeter v Hull on one Tuesday night in autumn in 1998 sticks in my mind as being particularly poor. I watched a non-league game on Boxing Day and I liked the relaxed atmosphere and the option to drink a beer on the clubhouse terrace whilst watching the football. The football though was not attractive and didn't hold my interest at all.
  5. Eddie Hitler

    The System...how do we make it work?

    Was it this one?
  6. Eddie Hitler

    Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    I can't find my previous post on it but whilst these were the headline losses for those years they both contained big write-offs of previously capitalised costs relating to the stadium sale and UWE; so money that had been spent prior to their ownership but which had been (at the time) reasonably capitalised. When it was clear that it wasn't going to happen then these costs were correctly written off but they aren't going to be an ongoing loss.
  7. Eddie Hitler

    Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    It's £2m and a lot of that is money spent on either trying to get a property transaction to work or (as recently suggested) sell the club which means a London office and lots of consultants and suits. Scrap all that and the loss instantly drops below £1m; it used to be about £600k a year IIRC so they should be able to get it down to that. The club isn't worth very much at all given the annual loss and the lack of assets but they do still have their own the ground, albeit mortgaged to the hilt, so take that on and pay the interest on the loan that they take on and it won't be seized and sold. I don't think it's beyond saving at the moment or for the next couple of years; but the position is steadily getting worse and is going to consequently take much longer to recover.
  8. Eddie Hitler

    Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    No, but it does whisper stability. Exeter is a great example. In the early 2000s they were the showbiz club - directors included Uri Geller and Michael Jackson (yes, that one)* - before inevitably collapsing and being rescued by their supporters to comfortbaly reside in th emiddle upper fourth division for years. * http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/2088831.stm
  9. Eddie Hitler

    Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    A warning to us all; whiIst I know that Henbury looks to be about sixty he is actually thirty two.
  10. Eddie Hitler

    Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    There will always be a buyer for a football club if the price is right: supporters consortia who will pool their cash to stop it ending as happened at Exeter, starry eyed optimists who are convinced that they can succeed where everybody else has failed (see their current ownership!), or successful local businessmen who accept that it will be loss making but see it as putting something back into their community (our own Lansdown fanily, the Dunfords). Though the canny ones will let it go into administration first so that they get it on the cheap; as Mike Ashley did with House of Fraser.
  11. Eddie Hitler

    Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    Claims on their board that the club is up for sale on the QT. Colour me surprised given that at the current rate of cash "burn", £2m a year, so that even allowing an uplift of the ground valuation to £15m there will be no net assets left by the end of this calendar year* The sale must be that "fiancially viable" option that Wael kept going on about. Hopefully (as I don't want them to go pop) the buyer will be a local businessman like Dunford who doesn't come in thinking that they are a combination of a "can't lose" property deal and a future Chelsea but instead realises that Division Three clubs lose money and his job is to minimise that loss. * negative £9.9m net assets June 2017, add £12.5m uplift to stated £2.5m valuation of the ground means £2.6m of real net assets at that date or 15 months' of spend at £2m pa from 30 June 2017. So 30 September 2018 but allow an extra few months for the player sale money.
  12. Eddie Hitler

    Personally don't care about the moose cup.

    I'm not a doom monger but accept that with the aim being sustainability then we have to take opportunities as they arise, in this case selling players at top dollar before they left on a free, meaning that some seasons will be better than others. The aim remains long term improvement but not every season will be a promotion push as you have to keep splurging the cash to do that and it's not sustainable. I hope that this will be a holidng season at mid-table but with our best players gone there is a risk of relegation and to reduce that risk - particualrly with current injuries and suspension - you can improve your chances of staying up by playing less cup games.
  13. Eddie Hitler

    Personally don't care about the moose cup.

    Avoiding relegation having sold our three best players (and no quibble with that - good bit of business for players who wanted to leave) and not replacing them.
  14. Eddie Hitler

    Personally don't care about the moose cup.

    With that selection it must be verging on a fine for not fielding a competitive team. That's not a criticism of individual players; rather of the composition of the team. It was clearly deliberate because our squad is weaker than last year so we don't want two cup runs on top of the league as that may see us relegated.
  15. Eddie Hitler

    Will Flint celebrate if he scores.

    I hope he does celebrate if he scores. He's a Boro player now and that's where his allegiance should lie; with that club and its fans.