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  1. Clearly, this is a small issue. However, given we have a footballing genius for a manager that is always looking at marginal gains, I wonder if Johnson's given any thought to even attempting to pronounce Nagy's surname correctly? Surely at some point he has realised that nobody else calls him 'Nagee' and given the various rumours about him struggling to settle into the UK you might think Nagy's boss would make at least a cursory effort to get his not at all difficult surname right.
  2. Yes true of course. But the reality is that this was one of many turgid performances this season. He has not, again, taken personal responsibility- the kindest possible reading of his comments were that there is implied responsibility is his comments. And rather than just criticising the individual errors which were clearly not his fault he needs to make a point about how perfect the team’s preparation was. It’s grim and sadly all too typical.
  3. No he doesn’t . He says that could have been a fault of “my staff” and “my team”.
  4. The transcript of this makes terrible reading. No responsibility taken. Wells chucked under the bus for having the wrong boots on (if only someone had a grass measuring device to hand). A huge amount of nonsense and acting as though whether to have the team talk in the concourse or changing room is a tough and important call. Pink boots. Lots of stuff around how perfect the preparation was. A reminder that we sprinted more than Blackburn which will be a comfort in case one of tie breakers for 6th place if teams are level is how much they ran...
  5. The options are fine (needing to differentiate between 1 and 2 is a bit weird, but not a major issue). Given they will have known, broadly, what the options would have been it is pretty extraordinary how bad the communications are. Passive aggressive nonsense of the highest order. And the thing is it will make no difference in terms of saving the club money, it just annoys fans for no good reason.
  6. Agree. I’d also not be looking for a refund if I supported a lower league club or one otherwise in financial trouble. The reality is that the club have treated staff poorly while protecting the staff and I don’t want them keeping more of my money than they’re entitled to in order to do that.
  7. If we’d treated the club’s staff well through this then I wouldn’t be at all bothered about a refund. However given that: 1. We are owned by one of the richest men in the country. 2. He made use of the furlough scheme. 3. His decision to protect his astronomical wealth in Guernsey means he will personally be insulated from the tax implications of the pandemic. 4. Lower paid staff took a pay cut while players will get all of their salaries in time. I’ll have my money back, thanks.
  8. Yep this is a good point. I’m not so worried about the players, who will be the bulk of the wage bill - but the staff, especially those on low or moderate pay - and I can’t believe there isn’t a way to help them more.
  9. Thanks, really interesting to see this perspective. I take issue with one thing though, the idea that Steve Lansdown has to think about his future. Important to remember how astronomically wealthy he is. His wealth, and you’re right of course that most of it won’t be in cash, is over 50,000 times the average salary in the UK. He could foot the wage bill for the club for the rest of his life while still living an incredible lifestyle and having millions to pass onto his family. Of course nobody expects him to do that, and we are all grateful for what he has done for the club. But the real
  10. Cutting the pay of those still working but topping the pay of those furloughed would be strange wouldn’t it?
  11. This has been confirmed. All non playing staff have had a 20 per cent pay cut. Would be very strange if they were topping up the ones who had been furloughed to their full salaries.
  12. Yep that is a good point, but if you do another job while your furloughed don’t you lose some of the furlough payment?
  13. The club have said that this has happened: pay cuts for staff; deferrals for the players. I’m not criticising the players, but the reality is that the club has taken the decision to protect the interests of players ahead of staff. And that sticks in the throat a little (I’m not blaming the players by the way).
  14. Absolutely. Perfectly possible to greatly appreciate what SL has done for the club, the city and the wider region while being pretty appalled at this. Using the furlough scheme feels pretty questionable, but the idea that those working in the club shop, or in admin or whatever take a 20 per cent cut while the players will see all their wages is horrendous.
  15. But it is much more dangerous than flu. People can take precautions which will protect themselves and stop elderly and ill people dying.
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