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    Ghost of Clough reacted to Eddie in Coronavirus   
    A simple t-shirt tied around the face would suffice.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from sage in Tribunal Update   
    A timeline of the Birmingham case from last season:
    14 August 2018 - EFL gave notice to Birmingham that it will be going to the Disciplinary Commission. 
    17 September - EFL introduces new sanctioning guidelines
    18 October 2018 - Members of the Disciplinary Commission were appointed - provisional hearing commence date 26 February 2019
    21 November 2018 - Birmingham responded to the EFL's charge 
    20 December 2018 - EFL replied to Birmingham's response (how did this take a month?! 🤦‍♂️)
    28 January 2019 - The EFL amended charge/reply (I think the former)
    8 February 2019 - Witness statements were exchanged
    19 February 2019 - A member of the Commission (selected by Birmingham) resigned - hearing adjourned until 18 March 2019
    22 February 2019 - Chairman set deadline of 4 March 2019 for a replacement to be found by Birmingham
    27 February 2019 - Birmingham found replacement, but EFL wasn't happy with the choice and challenged it.
    28 February 2019 - Replacement resigns
    11 March 2019 - Chairman appoints replacement on behalf of Birmingham
    12 March 2019 - Birmingham challenge decision of chairman making the appointment for them
    18 March 2019 - Hearing held.
    It appears the standard timescale from charge to verdict is 6 months (August to the provisional February date). Given we were charged 16 January 2020, our provisional start date would have been set as mid-July. Wednesday were charged 14 November 2019, so a provisional hearing date of mid-May, which may have been pushed back due the the covid lockdown.
    Given it appears we were always going to have the hearing in July (after the season had concluded), there most likely was zero intention of the deduction being applied in the 19/20 season, instead with the view of it being the 20/21 season instead - 2 seasons late.
     
    It should also be pointed out that in the document regarding the EFL vs BCFC decision, sanctioning guidelines were briefly described. One of which is the time frame.
    Essentially, the guidelines suggest the points deduction (if any) should have been applied in the 18/19 season, and where possible the deduction is to be applied early in the season.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Dimmu in Tribunal Update   
    A timeline of the Birmingham case from last season:
    14 August 2018 - EFL gave notice to Birmingham that it will be going to the Disciplinary Commission. 
    17 September - EFL introduces new sanctioning guidelines
    18 October 2018 - Members of the Disciplinary Commission were appointed - provisional hearing commence date 26 February 2019
    21 November 2018 - Birmingham responded to the EFL's charge 
    20 December 2018 - EFL replied to Birmingham's response (how did this take a month?! 🤦‍♂️)
    28 January 2019 - The EFL amended charge/reply (I think the former)
    8 February 2019 - Witness statements were exchanged
    19 February 2019 - A member of the Commission (selected by Birmingham) resigned - hearing adjourned until 18 March 2019
    22 February 2019 - Chairman set deadline of 4 March 2019 for a replacement to be found by Birmingham
    27 February 2019 - Birmingham found replacement, but EFL wasn't happy with the choice and challenged it.
    28 February 2019 - Replacement resigns
    11 March 2019 - Chairman appoints replacement on behalf of Birmingham
    12 March 2019 - Birmingham challenge decision of chairman making the appointment for them
    18 March 2019 - Hearing held.
    It appears the standard timescale from charge to verdict is 6 months (August to the provisional February date). Given we were charged 16 January 2020, our provisional start date would have been set as mid-July. Wednesday were charged 14 November 2019, so a provisional hearing date of mid-May, which may have been pushed back due the the covid lockdown.
    Given it appears we were always going to have the hearing in July (after the season had concluded), there most likely was zero intention of the deduction being applied in the 19/20 season, instead with the view of it being the 20/21 season instead - 2 seasons late.
     
    It should also be pointed out that in the document regarding the EFL vs BCFC decision, sanctioning guidelines were briefly described. One of which is the time frame.
    Essentially, the guidelines suggest the points deduction (if any) should have been applied in the 18/19 season, and where possible the deduction is to be applied early in the season.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Carnero in Tribunal Update   
    A timeline of the Birmingham case from last season:
    14 August 2018 - EFL gave notice to Birmingham that it will be going to the Disciplinary Commission. 
    17 September - EFL introduces new sanctioning guidelines
    18 October 2018 - Members of the Disciplinary Commission were appointed - provisional hearing commence date 26 February 2019
    21 November 2018 - Birmingham responded to the EFL's charge 
    20 December 2018 - EFL replied to Birmingham's response (how did this take a month?! 🤦‍♂️)
    28 January 2019 - The EFL amended charge/reply (I think the former)
    8 February 2019 - Witness statements were exchanged
    19 February 2019 - A member of the Commission (selected by Birmingham) resigned - hearing adjourned until 18 March 2019
    22 February 2019 - Chairman set deadline of 4 March 2019 for a replacement to be found by Birmingham
    27 February 2019 - Birmingham found replacement, but EFL wasn't happy with the choice and challenged it.
    28 February 2019 - Replacement resigns
    11 March 2019 - Chairman appoints replacement on behalf of Birmingham
    12 March 2019 - Birmingham challenge decision of chairman making the appointment for them
    18 March 2019 - Hearing held.
    It appears the standard timescale from charge to verdict is 6 months (August to the provisional February date). Given we were charged 16 January 2020, our provisional start date would have been set as mid-July. Wednesday were charged 14 November 2019, so a provisional hearing date of mid-May, which may have been pushed back due the the covid lockdown.
    Given it appears we were always going to have the hearing in July (after the season had concluded), there most likely was zero intention of the deduction being applied in the 19/20 season, instead with the view of it being the 20/21 season instead - 2 seasons late.
     
    It should also be pointed out that in the document regarding the EFL vs BCFC decision, sanctioning guidelines were briefly described. One of which is the time frame.
    Essentially, the guidelines suggest the points deduction (if any) should have been applied in the 18/19 season, and where possible the deduction is to be applied early in the season.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Abu Dhabi Ram in Tribunal Update   
    A timeline of the Birmingham case from last season:
    14 August 2018 - EFL gave notice to Birmingham that it will be going to the Disciplinary Commission. 
    17 September - EFL introduces new sanctioning guidelines
    18 October 2018 - Members of the Disciplinary Commission were appointed - provisional hearing commence date 26 February 2019
    21 November 2018 - Birmingham responded to the EFL's charge 
    20 December 2018 - EFL replied to Birmingham's response (how did this take a month?! 🤦‍♂️)
    28 January 2019 - The EFL amended charge/reply (I think the former)
    8 February 2019 - Witness statements were exchanged
    19 February 2019 - A member of the Commission (selected by Birmingham) resigned - hearing adjourned until 18 March 2019
    22 February 2019 - Chairman set deadline of 4 March 2019 for a replacement to be found by Birmingham
    27 February 2019 - Birmingham found replacement, but EFL wasn't happy with the choice and challenged it.
    28 February 2019 - Replacement resigns
    11 March 2019 - Chairman appoints replacement on behalf of Birmingham
    12 March 2019 - Birmingham challenge decision of chairman making the appointment for them
    18 March 2019 - Hearing held.
    It appears the standard timescale from charge to verdict is 6 months (August to the provisional February date). Given we were charged 16 January 2020, our provisional start date would have been set as mid-July. Wednesday were charged 14 November 2019, so a provisional hearing date of mid-May, which may have been pushed back due the the covid lockdown.
    Given it appears we were always going to have the hearing in July (after the season had concluded), there most likely was zero intention of the deduction being applied in the 19/20 season, instead with the view of it being the 20/21 season instead - 2 seasons late.
     
    It should also be pointed out that in the document regarding the EFL vs BCFC decision, sanctioning guidelines were briefly described. One of which is the time frame.
    Essentially, the guidelines suggest the points deduction (if any) should have been applied in the 18/19 season, and where possible the deduction is to be applied early in the season.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Animal is a Ram in Let’s be positive.   
    Believe it or not, but 29.6% is very good. here are some figures for the more prolific crossers this season:
    Downing - 30.9%
    Wallace - 23.6%
    Manning - 26.1%
    Eliasson - 25.1%
    McClean - 22.2%
    Phillips - 21.1%
    Clucas - 31.0%
    Guess which full backs have been dribbled past more than Bogle... Ayling, Pedersen, Manning, J Bennett, Bryan, Wallace, Cash, Dalsgaard, Colin, Romeo, Lichaj, Byrne, Robinson. And that's just the regular starters in the league.
    Bogle does commit a lot of fouls, but so do a lot of other full backs. Bidwell, Wallace, Simpson, Furlong, Dallas, E Bennett, Lowe, Odoi, Ferguson, Yiadom, Fisher are all worse for it.
    You clearly can't count as he blocks more shots, crosses and passes per 90 mins than Forsyth.
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to DCFC_Sloth in Radio Derby in upswing   
    The problem with Radio Derby is the commentary provided by Ed Dawes. He has got a little better since Steele came in, but he still spends too much time shouting like someone in the stands. Too many times do you just hear him shout ‘that’s rubbish Derby!’, without explaining what it is that was ‘rubbish’. Tell me what is going on and let me decide if it’s rubbish. He’s very hyperbolic and it makes it really hard to understand what is happening in matches, for me a radio commentator is there to give me the pictures I cannot see to make an informed opinion, not spend the whole game shouting theirs. 
     
    I’m a big fan of having Eric Steele as part of the team, he offers measured analysis which gives you the negatives and positives of a performance. It’s no coincidence that since he has come in the phone ins have calmed down a bit. I’d like someone to come onto commentary who is able to better narrate the game and leave Eric to the analysis, this may lead to less quotable moments, but I think would take the overall coverage up a level.  
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Animal is a Ram in Giving the players abuse.   
    Also having a few holidays in the Caribbean throughout the year, playing for Barbados.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from RoyMac5 in Derby County Supporter/Fan or Derby County Bandwagon Jumper of Discontent?   
    This issue is directly messaging the players. 
    If a player has a bad game, they know fans will be talking about their performance. It’s on them whether they look on a forum or search twitter posts for those opinions. However, it’s completely different when directly messaged. 
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Chester40 in Derby County Vs Brentford matchday thread.   
    Revenue (18/19)
    Wigan - £11.5m
    Wimbledon - £11.8m (equivalent if in Championship)
    Swindon - £12.3m (equivalent if in Championship)
    Brentford - £15.2m
    Derby - £29.6m (17/18)
    Maybe a fairer example for you would be Bournemouth? They got recruitment spot on, stormed the league playing great football, and... oh, they're coming back down. Even after 5 seasons in the Premier League, they'll drop back down to just £19.6m non-parachute revenue in their first season, before slumping back towards 'their level' closer to where Wigan are now if they don't go back up.
    I'm not sure how you conclude we'll have a similar budget to Wigan next season. We effectively have a budget of around £50m (£30m revenue + £13m allowable losses + c£6m exempt academy spend). Wigan's budget isn't even half that.
     
    Your recruitment has been top notch, but I wouldn't trade it for our academy. In time we can improve our recruitment to match yours, but you'll never have an academy as good as ours (if you ever try to have one again).
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Rammy03 in Will we make the play-offs #2   
    The pressure seems to have got to Cardiff just as I expected (hoped) it would under their manager. They're now looking over their shoulder which should favour us tomorrow. Some tough games for our rivals tomorrow and Wednesday, with two of the facing each other, two others playing top 5 sides, and the other a resurgent Stoke fighting the drop.
    Millwall vs Blackburn
    Brentford vs Preston
    Forest vs Swansea
    Bristol vs Stoke
    It's crazy how after just 1 point from the last 9, a 3 goal win vs Cardiff could see us move up to 6th!
    As long as we stay within 3 points of 6th over the next couple of games, I fancy our chances of sneaking in to 6th on the final day.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Millenniumram in Oxford as big as Derby....   
    I’d say similar in stature to Wigan and slightly bigger than Hull. Certainly bottom 6 material. 
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to G STAR RAM in Tribunal Update   
    Well it would appear that the EFL think they are doing such a good job of running the football league that they have decided to branch out into accounting and commercial property valuation.
    They are about as transparent as mud and it appears answerable to absolutely nobody.
    Their running of the game is nothing short of shambolic and should be addressed immediately. 
    Hopefully the Wigan debacle will turn up the pressure on them somewhat.
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to rynny in Tribunal Update   
    Also adding on the planning permission for the extension of the East Stand food court thing as well, as @G STAR RAM has said. 
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Carl Sagan in Cardiff City (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Marriott's been back in training for the last week
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Carl Sagan in Cardiff City (A) - Matchday Thread   
    The one obvious change. Keep the rest the same. Holmes returns to the bench with Jozefzoon missing out.
    Roos
    Bogle   Evans   Clarke   Lowe
    Bird   Rooney
    Knight   Sibley   Lawrence
    Martin
    Subs: Ravas, Davies, Forsyth, Buchanan, JBrown, Shinnie, Holmes, Whittaker, Trialist 
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to Animal is a Ram in Will we make the play-offs #2   
    With any luck - draw, home win, home win, away win. Feel a little dirty with the last two, but hey.
    No predictable games there though. The only one I'm a little certain of is Brentford.
     
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Reggie Greenwood in Tribunal Update   
    As has been repeated many times, the EFL only question the value set by the independent valuers. 
    If it was worth £52m in 2013, based purely on inflation, that was equivalent to £60-65m when the sale went through. This is roughly in line with the value the EFL’s valuers put on the stadium. 
    However, a lot has changed since 2013. The value of the land would probably have increased due to development in the surrounding area (such as the velodrome). Developments to the stadium itself (concourse heating), would increase the value, so too would increase advertising and the restaurant development. And to that the possibility of adding the roof and increased revenue as a result then £81.1m doesn’t actually sound too unreasonable. 
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Crazy in DCFC Fans Player of the Season 19/20   
    Firstly, he's our top goal scorer.
    Secondly, he's been almost ever present. People are ruling out Rooney and Bird because they've only been playing for half of the games. Hamer has only played just over half our games and he's got the 7th highest minutes for us this season... that doesn't give us many options - Just Lawrence, Waghorn, Clarke, Bogle, Holmes and Lowe.
    I think it's fairly obvious why people have voted Waghorn.
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to Animal is a Ram in Cardiff City (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Same team but Roos in for Hamer.
    Got a sneaky feeling we'll do these. Play like we did for most of that first half vs Brentford and we give ourselves a big chance.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from SKRam in Cardiff City (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Yes
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Carnero in DCFC Fans Player of the Season 19/20   
    Firstly, he's our top goal scorer.
    Secondly, he's been almost ever present. People are ruling out Rooney and Bird because they've only been playing for half of the games. Hamer has only played just over half our games and he's got the 7th highest minutes for us this season... that doesn't give us many options - Just Lawrence, Waghorn, Clarke, Bogle, Holmes and Lowe.
    I think it's fairly obvious why people have voted Waghorn.
  23. Haha
    Ghost of Clough reacted to Van Cone De Head in What are you eating tonight   
    It doesn’t matter tbh,she’ll just use the Jedi mind trick on me.
    That’s not what I said is it John?
    No love.
    Your a silly man aren’t you?
    Yes love,do want a cup of tea?
  24. Haha
    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Ted McMinn Football Genius in Substituting a Goalkeeper   
    Chelsea tried to do that but Kepa refused to come off.
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to reverendo de duivel in What are you eating tonight   
    I wouldn't mate, she's not too good around large dogs.
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