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Eddie Hitler

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  1. It's the usual advertising strategy of make the biggest bang for your buck. By putting it there it had gasheads photographing it and putting it on their forum and the BEP running a story on it. Job done. It's no different to:
  2. I love the bloke's attitude "Oh well, it's done now!"
  3. You will note that I have refrained from editing it to illustrate the sin of hubris.
  4. Does he not realise that a corporate legal entity is singular and so it should be: "Bristocl City fully supports a Championship salary cap." The man is a buffoon.
  5. I always wanted to see how Neil would do as manager here but I think his age is now against him in that regard and retirement beckons. I hope that he shakes this off, ends on a high, and has a long, healthy and happy retirement.
  6. No crowds no buzz. I saw clips from the two Charity Shield games, men and women, and they both looked like training games rather than the big event that they usually are. Football is primarily a spectator sport and when you strip away the crowds you no longer have football as we have known it. That's why a standard league punishment for failure to control a crowd is to play games behind closed doors; because it ruins the game.
  7. Yes, that wasn't quite the announced narrative.
  8. Yes he was, or some other accident which really put his career back. It's more that as @LondonBristolian said it is more common for really bright prospects to go nowhere than for them all to turn into top class players. I can only offhand think of the half dozen Man Utd players who came through at about the same time in the early 90s as the exception to this. Just to credit the lad in the OP it is great that he is playing sufficiently well at this age to have attracted premiership scouts but with incredibly rare exceptions (Rooney, Maradona) they remain simply very good prospects at
  9. And Kevin Amanwaah. The headline was "Arsenal and United declare Waah!" It's all paper talk. Marvin Brown was the new Gazza / Cryuff if you believed the papers. All that they can be at that age is "promising" as there is a long way to go before they can cut it in the first team. To take another club's "nearly great" player you have Everton's Billy Kenny who was their biggest star young player before Rooney. https://taleoftwohalves.uk/columnist/billy-kenny-waste-talent Or Sonny Pike, snapped up as a kid by Ajax and featured on Fantasy Football League.
  10. It's because we have been at the current level for most of our history; the Lansdowns' millions have not propelled us into a historically unusual position. Sure lots of money has been poured into the club but as this has also happened to the clubs around us it has simply enabled us to treadwater rather than rise to a historically anomalous position. Clubs have always risen or fallen because of good managers or squads - Liverpool under Shankly, Forest under Clough and Taylor, Man Utd under Ferguson, Yeovil in their rise to the Championship - but when a club is propelled to a position
  11. I don't think most clubs are. Throughout our history we have been mainly Div 2 so there is nothing artificial / plastic about our being there now even if we have very wealthy owners. Wigan spent most of its history in non-league until Dave Whelan started to pump the money in twenty years ago. That's your plastic club.
  12. Fair point. It was that I remember their success coinciding with the burst of enthusiasm for football following Italia Gazza 90 and several people I knew with no prior interest in football adopted a football club with a few picking Blackburn owing to their recent success and that they liked the kit.
  13. After I was first horrified by it I was determined that other should suffer as I had!
  14. A parvenu club whose league position that is not the product of a hundred years of support from the community in which the club resides but instead has been purchased by wealthy owners and so attracts in plastic fans who wish to participate in this success in the manner of real fans but have no family history of support and never went before they were successful. Wigan, Bournemouth, Blackburn.
  15. Good Lord. Well you've had a good run of nearly fifty years with the worst football song Rod but all things must change and the baton passes to Reading. One last outing for your meisterwork; subtitled Possibly the worst song of all time. No longer.
  16. I'm saying that we don't need to know those details. The simple fact that an appointment that could have been made the same day that LJ was sacked has instead taken over a month of an already tight closed season tells you that the decision-making process within the club is not fit for purpose.
  17. The recruitment process has been an absolute shambles: over thirty days to arrive at something that could have been done on day one. Whether Dean's appointment turns out to be a success nobody knows; I hope it does. However the enormous delay in appointing him makes it clear to the world that he was far from being the first choice which is not the best start.
  18. No, I thought you were referring to this with a different spelling as so many of these words have. Obviously not then.
  19. Ragnarok - Twilight of the Gods? In Norse mythology, Ragnarök (/ˈræɡnəˌrɒk, ˈrɑːɡ-/ (listen))[2][3][4] is a series of events, including a great battle, foretold to lead to the death of a number of great figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), natural disasters and the submersion of the world in water. After these events, the world will resurface anew and fertile, the surviving and returning gods will meet and the world will be repopulated by two human survivors. Ragnarök is an important event in Norse mythology and has been the subject of scholarly discou
  20. I would say in making the appointment of an manager with very limited experience in the lower leagues in Lee Johnson at a time when the player budget was sufficiently high to attract an experienced Championship manager. And we may be about to do the same again. Tinnion's appointment was an honest mistake that most of us thought would have turned out much better but LJ's appointment was called correctly at the time and every year since as being simply wrong; if you are assembling an expensive experienced squad then you match that with an expensive experienced manager. It's that simpl
  21. Not that I ever dealt with her but my credit controller used to deal with a certain Summa Luvin (or similar spelling, it was twenty five years ago) at an insurance broker. My CC had met her and said she was black and really grumpy; maybe a defence mechanism to stop the jokes. Also a Mickey Rooney though that's probably quite common.
  22. Wealthy people often appoint their children to be in charge of their companies because they know that they can wholly trust them to follow the policies they wish to be implemented. See also Alan Sugar, Robert Maxwell and Rupert Murdoch. JL in that respect has something very rare indeed. Plus remember that he is Chairman which is not an executive role; other people are there to do the work and he is there to oversee it.
  23. I knew a Douglas Douglas when I was in the Air Cadets. He was sadly killed at 16 by being struck by lightning up at the outdoor rifle range on the moor doing something we'd all had to do - ushering sheep away if they drifted behind the targets. That's not a joke btw. I didn't know him that well as we were in different squadrons but unlike most people who were just content with doing the Tuesday night parade we were two of several that signed up for every opportunity going (gliding, acrobatic flights, abseiling, camps, and range firing) so had bumped into each other a few times h
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