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Mr Popodopolous

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  1. Could be quite an interesting sociological experiment to see if our fans or club takeup the ideas by @bigphilgj in there and @SFoodbanks .
  2. If the season ended now, the PL would be due to rebate broadcasters quite a bit. Unsure if broadcasters likewise would want recompense from the Championship but TV money is much lower, problems much lower. Here's an amusing thought. Should players rebate goal bonuses and the like ie performance related bonuses if the season voided? I'd say yes!
  3. I'd like to share your confidence but I don't see huge grounds for optimism thusfar.
  4. I've criticised us and other clubs and praised us and other clubs during this. Only right I praise as well as criticise. Well done LJ, Pato and Matt Parsons. https://mobile.twitter.com/MattParsonsBCFC/status/1247181072800022530
  5. Apologies for the post. Wholly unwarranted. Quite disappointed with football's response as a whole though.
  6. Understand the contractual terms but it'd be nice to see a greater awareness from a lot of players.
  7. Eminently possible but pretty disgusting... Then again this is a great sport but an industry with a lot of unpleasant types, a lot of ******* so it's eminently possible. Given though that players wages make up the bulk of a club's expenditure, it'd only make full sense if players had a deferral or cut as well running concurrently.
  8. Burnley confirm they won't be furloughing non football staff. https://mobile.twitter.com/bodenknights/status/1247201994072260610 Clearly they'll revisit it if still nothing by July but as of now, still doing the right thing. Put some bigger clubs to shame.
  9. While this quite clearly supersedes sport, there is also a general Coronavirus thread. All the best to Boris.
  10. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/04/06/dazn-begin-negotiations-premier-league-halt-payments/ Perhaps this will focus mind a bit in terms of the players 'doing their bit'?
  11. Is rugby salary cap absolute though ie absolute over one season/financial year, or does it roll over like with FFP? Could be a goer though- that said seems to be collective across the board or at least quite a few clubs taking part.
  12. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/04/06/exclusive-tottenham-push-ahead-20-per-cent-wage-cuts-furloughing/ Tottenham however are not- though this was written quite a bit earlier, so who knows if it's in date. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/04/06/footballers-cannot-logically-expect-full-pay-play/ Agree with Burt. While no play, no full pay.
  13. It's funny really. Some undoubted villains of the piece have remained so (Mike Ashley- furloughing Newcastle and trying to keep SD open) but some have played it quite cleverly. Chelsea- well Chelsea are Chelsea. Abramovich is an oligarch, yet is as of now is still paying all staff and the Chelsea Hotel for NHS workers for 2 months. Man City, who I've got massive issues with on the FFP front- still paying all staff. Leeds- This gesture. Whereas Liverpool and Tottenham, much praised by the media for reasons on and off the pitch, both do the furlough thing- pretty upside down really! While of course I must point out that Liverpool reversed it. While I'm at it, @View from the Dolman was more bothered about scoring points over ownership structure than debating the issue in hand- says a lot. Nice deflection there.
  14. Still ultimately owned by the same, both run at losses (in the main), both losses would surely ultimately be covered by the Lansdowns. I see what you're saying of course but Lansdown family pick up the slack in both cases. Rugby ran at a profit in 2018/19 but all clubs had the Fair Value Gain on Fixed Asset Investment of nearly £7.4m- that aside, neither club is self-sustaining. Our £12m profit would've been a £25-26m loss without profit on disposal of player registrations.
  15. As an aside, I wonder how the rugby lot will feel about it. 25% cut for you...Full whack (basic full whack yes but same for rugby) for football.
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