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1960maaan

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  1. Few things I've seen/read/heard over the last couple of weeks... Bale doesn't integrate with the lifestyle and hasn't bothered to learn the language. Bale is shy , competent if not fluent in Spanish but is reluctant to speak publicly . He refused to play the other day after not starting. His record Vs ZZ is slightly better . The Chinese team have offered £20m signing on and £1m a week for Bale. ZZ said , Bale was left out because the club are trying to sell him," he told the press. "If he can go tomorrow, it would be better. He followed that up by saying his Spanish can be confusing !! Danny Mills thinks he deserves the £600,000 a week as he's worked hard to get in this position and shouldn't take a pay cut to play in the Prem. Oh, and Liverpool are in for him. Not sure how much of that is true, but what he does next will show whether he wants to play or just take the money. Oh and that head to head Vs ZZ
  2. As I heard it. City fan with his son was being picked on by several Forest, when some other City came along they legged it to the pub. Forest did the embarrassing picking on families, came unstuck when some lads turned up.
  3. Saw a bit about this yesterday, this can't be legal surely , restriction of trade ? I thought that if a player hadn't been payed for 2 months they had the right to look for another club. Just looked on this site and it says, the standard PL contract gives 14 days as just cause. The Bolton case is up to about 20 weeks ! It also states there is little in the way of concrete rules as to how long a player has to go unpaid to be 'just cause'. I think the Administrators must be trying to keep the players on to make the Club more viable as a going concern. https://www.lawinsport.com/blog/john-shea/item/unpaid-players-wages-the-legal-position
  4. I was hopeful and optimistic about Palmer, I liked him and thought like many we had a good chance. As soon as we signed Szmodics I thought our priorities had changed. While not wanting to write off players I haven't seen much of, I've not been too excited about the names mentioned. That said, with more recent signings you have to have faith in LJ and the team, even if they are just filling holes in the squad.
  5. TT was a very good player , and an under rated one. Part of a really good team. Not much flash , or fancy but a proper good pro. Apprentice at City, Debut in1967. 27 goals in 552 (or 550 games depending on the book you're reading). I'd forgotten that in the early 70's, Bill Shankley bid £50,000 for him , no mean judge of a player Shank's . Really sad that the clubs poor running impacted on his life so much, just goes to show how the men in charge can mess up and move on, while the real workforce are left to suffer.
  6. Ahh , didn't realise admin meant that. So I guess OOC , loans and free transfers? Players not been payed for 5 months (though admin say they will be payed in full when deal done), EFL saying they don't think they will start the season while Admin saying player deals in place , again when deal done. Quick look at the statement stumbling block is selling the hotel ! A matter of weeks to, sell both Club and Hotel, convince the EFL they can complete the season and recruit enough players to make a squad , let alone do a pre-season and forge a team. All in 2 weeks , it'll take some doing.
  7. Did n't Blackpool get to about 3 weeks before the season started with even less, maybe 5 FTP's ? Memory might be playing tricks but when they got relegated , I thought Oyston gutted the club and sold most of the players. I always thought there was a rule in place where a team had to prove that they had the ability to complete a season, may have changed now. It really is a shambles, I read clips saying a takeover was in place paying 100% , or £1 in the £1, but this was refused. Another that someone saying they were ready to take over as someone (3rd party) had loaned them funds, £25m I believe. Wasn't there a period where there were 2 administrators involved? How do the EFL let it get to this position, they have to take some blame in this.
  8. I'm in , and probably out very quickly
  9. Went to the one at WW, THE best burger I've ever had. Might have to give up my pasty habit this coming season.
  10. I would agree , on appearances. When he first came he looked eager to learn and keen to take on LJ's instruction. I think @chinapig may have at least part of the reason, had his head turned by and agent and got carried away by some over excited family support. While the second may be well meaning ( and that Clough reference is apt ) , the Agent's intentions may not be just to better COD's career. At his age (24) he won't want to play U23s football all year, he needs to make a decision , along with the club.
  11. A scenario where he runs his contract down and leaves on a free, that would see plenty of interest then. As things stand it could happen, hope I'm wrong and something gets sorted one way or another. It does seem he has been poorly advised so far.
  12. How long does it take to prepare for one sport after another has finished ? Apart from the logistics of food, cleaning and clearing the stadium etc. Not on the same ground though .
  13. While as an away supporter I would agree, specially if there's a game I can't get a ticket for. But these days, as LJ has said before , teams are looking for that 1% extra in their favour. 4k traveling fans can have an effect on their team and so the game, 2.5 can too but probably less so. The 2,300 limit on Leeds may not be purely down to support/backing, the Swansea trouble may have had a baring . But it also had the knock on effect, or it may be the whole reason, City fans get to go in the Atyeo. At Villa last year (hope no Villa read this they'll lose their shit again) LJ mentioned having home fans at both ends, and how that impacted positively on the team. In an ideal world we would have both ends and away support would be tucked away somewhere, as the ground currently is that's not practical, so the best they can do is open the remainder of the stand to City and hope it has some of effect they are after. While I love being part of a large following when given the chance, I also get why we can't always do it.
  14. One of my many faults , poor English and not re reading my posts. See, should be two of my many faults, but I re read this one
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