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  1. There was an interesting bit re-hamstrings last year. Can't remember if it was Rennie, but there was stats on the improvement in hamstring strength throughout the squad. Made a point of criticising the poor state previously. I find these little bits interesting, didn't even realise you could track such things . Sounds like he has more ideas too.
  2. That's actually a good point. I think the original rule was to stop Clubs over charging away fans, while keeping home tickets cheaper, which used to happen. Now it would actually be the other way round, the away ticket would be cheaper than the home equivalent . I think City could get around it as there isn't a real equivalent, the Ate is older, less leg room and power facilities than the South stand, but. As it is, our pricing won't stop the majority of away fans coming, and so there is no reason (apart from fairness) to encourage them to do so. As we know City are quite money lead, which I understand to a point, so I would be surprised if we joined in TBH.
  3. As @Monkeh said, we just have to wait. The Club will , rightfully , wait until medical results and reports are in, then they would consult with Baker. The type of player he is , I imagine he would want to play, but if medical advice says otherwise he would be crazy to carry on.
  4. 2 head injuries , concussions , in a short period. At least the second one he was unconscious for a period. Single concussion is about 10 days rest and observation , the second coming so quickly after is a worry. They would be taking every precaution to make sure there are no long term problems. With Bakers age, and the way he plays, I wouldn't be surprised if he retires. But I'm not surprised he ( and the medical) are taking their time to see if it's Baker's decision or on health grounds.
  5. Master and Servant - Depeche Mode
  6. I must admit I had to check, thought there was longer between the games. Mad that now you'd have to wait a week or two for a replay.
  7. Yeah, we were at the back of the East End. I remember being so excited about getting a draw that we were definitely going to the replay. By the time we got home we had 2nd thoughts, and as the replay was 2 days later and a Monday we thought better of it. Glad when I heard the score.
  8. Geoff Merrick brilliant diving header ..... OG
  9. I know loads had that as their top tune. By loads I mean some, by some I mean my Mrs, her sister and that vicar off Gogglebox we saw on Twitter? Kate Botely possibly. as a cross section of our house that's a pretty high percentage.
  10. I don't really watch, I had Mansfield on the Laptop. That's not just because I really dislike the whole freak show, but as it's been a joke for years. When was the last time it was a real music or song competition ? 70's ? 80's maybe ? Everyone puts in rubbish song now and again, but the number of times we struggled for votes could not have been for musical reasons. Last night, when I did watch you could call a lot of the votes as Countries still voted for their neighbour. Last night you knew the Ukraine would get a massive sympathy vote. I think you have to categorise as an entertainment show, and if you like it fill yer boots. My Mrs and her sisters love it, friends love it , TBF I did quite enjoy the piss taking on Twitter, but its not for me. I'm with you, if it's a song contest it should be about the song. As for the voting, how does the public vote actually work ? The numbers are strange in the extreme . About 180 for the UK, can't be individual votes surely. Is it some percentage ?
  11. Damn straight, I'll take anything I can
  12. Sugar Sugar - The Archies
  13. I honestly don't care who goes up, I have no real feeling for any of the clubs involved. So for me, not fussed. As long as it's not Sunderland
  14. Watching the Detectives - Elvis Costello
  15. MR Pharmacist - The Fall
  16. Really missing the point. IF Pearson really liked Wells the player, he would play. Yes he has praised his attitude, whilst being out of the team, praised his attitude and professionalism . He still doesn't play nearly enough to warrant among the highest wages at the club. I think you'll find it is up to Pearson, all be it within a structure or budget. Gould would have given Pearson an idea of where we stand, budget wise. Possibly they have conversations about scenarios , like Wells/Palmer/Baker off of the wage bill or moving a player on for money. It will be Nige's decision. Pearson has been in this position and knows the score. He might want to keep him, but Wells wants football. It's clear Pearson doesn't rate him highly enough to start games, at his age Wells wants to start. In our budget, where we are financially , we can't sustain players on £20k + a week. Wells will probably go, I wouldn't be surprised to see Kalas sold and given the chance we would offload Palmer too. Wells could be the easiest , given his desire to play. Palmer ? Who knows, he has a young family and he's on very good wages, could be hard to shift. Kalas is different, one of our better players and has played a lot under NP, could go either way. But all this will be down to Pearson, with the caveat that he has those budget guidelines .
  17. The fact he's barely got a start, and if it wasn't for an injury he'd barely get any minutes at all sort of says he isn't in Pearson's plans. The fact he is a good character and a good professional has nothing to do with how Nige sees the set up of the team. I hope he goes abroad , as you know he will come back and score against us.
  18. Firstly, it's newspaper talk until City say otherwise. It will be a long summer and no doubt there will be a few of these stories. Secondly, he never starts and rarely gets on. So as an asset he's surplus to requirements , for whatever reason, Nige doesn't fancy him. On £20+ k a week, that could free up wages for 2/3 players, or make us look better in the eyes of FFP. Circumstances dictate things change, interesting summer ahead. I don't think he was ever brought in with a resale value in mind, so it was always likely he could leave for nothing at some time. It's just not how we saw t happening.
  19. Not a shock, high wages and he needs/wants to play. Just a reporters thoughts ATM, but I wouldn't be surprised. He could still sit on £20k plus a week for a year, though he doesn't strike me as the sort. Wrong time wrong place IMO, shame it didn't work out.
  20. Thinking sensibly , while all that is true, Newcastle will want to progress his development . As a top performer at L2 level I would say next step would be see how he goes at Championship. Plus I'd want him to move clubs to develop his personality , not for him to be comfortable. If he had just been ok, maybe the next step would be L1, but I'd want to challenge him, the lad clearly has talent.
  21. Not sure, but for some reason 15k comes to mind. May have dreamed it, but I think we did really well the first year the whole ground was open.
  22. I've done it for Rugby, and gone for a HT pint. But you do need a sit down by the time you get back
  23. What's that old saying, an Camel is a horse designed by committee
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