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ilkleyram

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    ilkleyram got a reaction from uttoxram75 in Baseball Ground Memories   
    Olivier Street is in one of Loweman's photos above - the one with the maroon house
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from I know nothing in Baseball Ground Memories   
    To be pedantic, twice.
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from TimRam in Baseball Ground Memories   
    To be pedantic, twice.
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Reggie Greenwood in Baseball Ground Memories   
    To be pedantic, twice.
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from IslandExile in when can we expect the player retained list?   
    In and amongst all the chatter about prospective first team performance perhaps we ought to spare a thought for those under 23s that aren't having their contracts renewed.  Whenever I've watched them play a feature of the 23s has been their commitment to themselves, the club and their teammates. It's a tough world the football game and being very publicly told that 'you're not good enough' at the age of 20 odd must be very hard, especially at a time when hundreds of others are being told the same thing, when all you've dreamt of being is a footballer. This retained list is the public affirmation of something they've probably known for a while.  I guess it can't be easy for Darren Wassall (particularly given the decision about Ethan) and his team either.
    It also adds to the feeling that having an artificial age limit makes it even more ruthless.  Why 23?  Some may not develop as people and footballers until they're 25.  At least with the old reserve team football you could allow someone to 'make it' that little bit later
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Carl Sagan in when can we expect the player retained list?   
    In and amongst all the chatter about prospective first team performance perhaps we ought to spare a thought for those under 23s that aren't having their contracts renewed.  Whenever I've watched them play a feature of the 23s has been their commitment to themselves, the club and their teammates. It's a tough world the football game and being very publicly told that 'you're not good enough' at the age of 20 odd must be very hard, especially at a time when hundreds of others are being told the same thing, when all you've dreamt of being is a footballer. This retained list is the public affirmation of something they've probably known for a while.  I guess it can't be easy for Darren Wassall (particularly given the decision about Ethan) and his team either.
    It also adds to the feeling that having an artificial age limit makes it even more ruthless.  Why 23?  Some may not develop as people and footballers until they're 25.  At least with the old reserve team football you could allow someone to 'make it' that little bit later
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from angieram in when can we expect the player retained list?   
    In and amongst all the chatter about prospective first team performance perhaps we ought to spare a thought for those under 23s that aren't having their contracts renewed.  Whenever I've watched them play a feature of the 23s has been their commitment to themselves, the club and their teammates. It's a tough world the football game and being very publicly told that 'you're not good enough' at the age of 20 odd must be very hard, especially at a time when hundreds of others are being told the same thing, when all you've dreamt of being is a footballer. This retained list is the public affirmation of something they've probably known for a while.  I guess it can't be easy for Darren Wassall (particularly given the decision about Ethan) and his team either.
    It also adds to the feeling that having an artificial age limit makes it even more ruthless.  Why 23?  Some may not develop as people and footballers until they're 25.  At least with the old reserve team football you could allow someone to 'make it' that little bit later
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Reggie Greenwood in when can we expect the player retained list?   
    In and amongst all the chatter about prospective first team performance perhaps we ought to spare a thought for those under 23s that aren't having their contracts renewed.  Whenever I've watched them play a feature of the 23s has been their commitment to themselves, the club and their teammates. It's a tough world the football game and being very publicly told that 'you're not good enough' at the age of 20 odd must be very hard, especially at a time when hundreds of others are being told the same thing, when all you've dreamt of being is a footballer. This retained list is the public affirmation of something they've probably known for a while.  I guess it can't be easy for Darren Wassall (particularly given the decision about Ethan) and his team either.
    It also adds to the feeling that having an artificial age limit makes it even more ruthless.  Why 23?  Some may not develop as people and footballers until they're 25.  At least with the old reserve team football you could allow someone to 'make it' that little bit later
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Ravabeerbelly in when can we expect the player retained list?   
    In and amongst all the chatter about prospective first team performance perhaps we ought to spare a thought for those under 23s that aren't having their contracts renewed.  Whenever I've watched them play a feature of the 23s has been their commitment to themselves, the club and their teammates. It's a tough world the football game and being very publicly told that 'you're not good enough' at the age of 20 odd must be very hard, especially at a time when hundreds of others are being told the same thing, when all you've dreamt of being is a footballer. This retained list is the public affirmation of something they've probably known for a while.  I guess it can't be easy for Darren Wassall (particularly given the decision about Ethan) and his team either.
    It also adds to the feeling that having an artificial age limit makes it even more ruthless.  Why 23?  Some may not develop as people and footballers until they're 25.  At least with the old reserve team football you could allow someone to 'make it' that little bit later
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    ilkleyram reacted to RoyMac5 in Let's keep Marriott   
    I'll speculate that we might find out. 
    Where we under embargo when we extended Marriott's contract or doesn't that matter?
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    ilkleyram reacted to Coneheadjohn in Let's keep Marriott   
    Has he done a Kieftenbeld?
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Gee SCREAMER !! in EFL appeal   
    Which is fine except that we broadly have a turnover based system now - richer clubs with rich owners are able to spend more than clubs with less turnover, with an additional leeway on top. It doesn’t work because of two factors: whatever rules anyone writes others will seek to find creative ways around them and secondly because it masks the real problems - that the wealth on offer in the PL is so heavily skewing football as a whole and that failure in the PL is so heavily rewarded (now effectively over 4 years) in comparison to the rewards on offer in the Championship.
    Sheffield Utd have just earned 4 years of DCFC turnover in a season, for coming last. On top of that they will also 'earn' 3 years worth of parachute payments the first two of which will more than match DCFC's annual turnover. It has probably already reached the point where even relatively large clubs (like us) in the division simply can't compete unless we get lucky. No wonder owners go for it, no wonder they try to find ways around rules that effectively hold them back
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from i-Ram in Holiday Plans 2021   
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in EFL appeal   
    Which is fine except that we broadly have a turnover based system now - richer clubs with rich owners are able to spend more than clubs with less turnover, with an additional leeway on top. It doesn’t work because of two factors: whatever rules anyone writes others will seek to find creative ways around them and secondly because it masks the real problems - that the wealth on offer in the PL is so heavily skewing football as a whole and that failure in the PL is so heavily rewarded (now effectively over 4 years) in comparison to the rewards on offer in the Championship.
    Sheffield Utd have just earned 4 years of DCFC turnover in a season, for coming last. On top of that they will also 'earn' 3 years worth of parachute payments the first two of which will more than match DCFC's annual turnover. It has probably already reached the point where even relatively large clubs (like us) in the division simply can't compete unless we get lucky. No wonder owners go for it, no wonder they try to find ways around rules that effectively hold them back
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Phoenix in EFL appeal   
    Which is fine except that we broadly have a turnover based system now - richer clubs with rich owners are able to spend more than clubs with less turnover, with an additional leeway on top. It doesn’t work because of two factors: whatever rules anyone writes others will seek to find creative ways around them and secondly because it masks the real problems - that the wealth on offer in the PL is so heavily skewing football as a whole and that failure in the PL is so heavily rewarded (now effectively over 4 years) in comparison to the rewards on offer in the Championship.
    Sheffield Utd have just earned 4 years of DCFC turnover in a season, for coming last. On top of that they will also 'earn' 3 years worth of parachute payments the first two of which will more than match DCFC's annual turnover. It has probably already reached the point where even relatively large clubs (like us) in the division simply can't compete unless we get lucky. No wonder owners go for it, no wonder they try to find ways around rules that effectively hold them back
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Indy in EFL appeal   
    Which is fine except that we broadly have a turnover based system now - richer clubs with rich owners are able to spend more than clubs with less turnover, with an additional leeway on top. It doesn’t work because of two factors: whatever rules anyone writes others will seek to find creative ways around them and secondly because it masks the real problems - that the wealth on offer in the PL is so heavily skewing football as a whole and that failure in the PL is so heavily rewarded (now effectively over 4 years) in comparison to the rewards on offer in the Championship.
    Sheffield Utd have just earned 4 years of DCFC turnover in a season, for coming last. On top of that they will also 'earn' 3 years worth of parachute payments the first two of which will more than match DCFC's annual turnover. It has probably already reached the point where even relatively large clubs (like us) in the division simply can't compete unless we get lucky. No wonder owners go for it, no wonder they try to find ways around rules that effectively hold them back
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from RadioactiveWaste in EFL appeal   
    Which is fine except that we broadly have a turnover based system now - richer clubs with rich owners are able to spend more than clubs with less turnover, with an additional leeway on top. It doesn’t work because of two factors: whatever rules anyone writes others will seek to find creative ways around them and secondly because it masks the real problems - that the wealth on offer in the PL is so heavily skewing football as a whole and that failure in the PL is so heavily rewarded (now effectively over 4 years) in comparison to the rewards on offer in the Championship.
    Sheffield Utd have just earned 4 years of DCFC turnover in a season, for coming last. On top of that they will also 'earn' 3 years worth of parachute payments the first two of which will more than match DCFC's annual turnover. It has probably already reached the point where even relatively large clubs (like us) in the division simply can't compete unless we get lucky. No wonder owners go for it, no wonder they try to find ways around rules that effectively hold them back
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from angieram in EFL appeal   
    Which is fine except that we broadly have a turnover based system now - richer clubs with rich owners are able to spend more than clubs with less turnover, with an additional leeway on top. It doesn’t work because of two factors: whatever rules anyone writes others will seek to find creative ways around them and secondly because it masks the real problems - that the wealth on offer in the PL is so heavily skewing football as a whole and that failure in the PL is so heavily rewarded (now effectively over 4 years) in comparison to the rewards on offer in the Championship.
    Sheffield Utd have just earned 4 years of DCFC turnover in a season, for coming last. On top of that they will also 'earn' 3 years worth of parachute payments the first two of which will more than match DCFC's annual turnover. It has probably already reached the point where even relatively large clubs (like us) in the division simply can't compete unless we get lucky. No wonder owners go for it, no wonder they try to find ways around rules that effectively hold them back
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from sheeponacid in How are you all?   
    Thank you for asking @David.  I'm really good. Hope you are too.  I've enjoyed all the various lockdowns (apart from not seeing the kids for 18 months and my team live), my team stayed in the division, I live on the edge of one of the most beautiful parts of the country which has been quieter than I've ever known it; nature has blossomed, the dogs have been walked every day, I'm fitter and lighter than I've been for 30 years; I'm now enjoying seeing more people around and I've had both my jabs without any side effects. And Mrs Ilkley and I are still talking happily to each other.  Life still has its irritations but then it always did
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from David in How are you all?   
    Thank you for asking @David.  I'm really good. Hope you are too.  I've enjoyed all the various lockdowns (apart from not seeing the kids for 18 months and my team live), my team stayed in the division, I live on the edge of one of the most beautiful parts of the country which has been quieter than I've ever known it; nature has blossomed, the dogs have been walked every day, I'm fitter and lighter than I've been for 30 years; I'm now enjoying seeing more people around and I've had both my jabs without any side effects. And Mrs Ilkley and I are still talking happily to each other.  Life still has its irritations but then it always did
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Anag Ram in How are you all?   
    Thank you for asking @David.  I'm really good. Hope you are too.  I've enjoyed all the various lockdowns (apart from not seeing the kids for 18 months and my team live), my team stayed in the division, I live on the edge of one of the most beautiful parts of the country which has been quieter than I've ever known it; nature has blossomed, the dogs have been walked every day, I'm fitter and lighter than I've been for 30 years; I'm now enjoying seeing more people around and I've had both my jabs without any side effects. And Mrs Ilkley and I are still talking happily to each other.  Life still has its irritations but then it always did
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Mostyn6 in How are you all?   
    Thank you for asking @David.  I'm really good. Hope you are too.  I've enjoyed all the various lockdowns (apart from not seeing the kids for 18 months and my team live), my team stayed in the division, I live on the edge of one of the most beautiful parts of the country which has been quieter than I've ever known it; nature has blossomed, the dogs have been walked every day, I'm fitter and lighter than I've been for 30 years; I'm now enjoying seeing more people around and I've had both my jabs without any side effects. And Mrs Ilkley and I are still talking happily to each other.  Life still has its irritations but then it always did
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from jimtastic56 in I hate Captain Hindsight even more than I hated Captain Bob   
    Well I voted for him then and I want him to stay on as our manager now. Even with captain hindsight.
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from richinspain in I hate Captain Hindsight even more than I hated Captain Bob   
    Well I voted for him then and I want him to stay on as our manager now. Even with captain hindsight.
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from IslandExile in Football Stadium Naming Rights and Sponsorship   
    York Community Stadium Leisure Complex apparently.  Owned by the Council, which probably explains the snappy title, and shared.
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