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Ghost of Clough

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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Tamworthram in Relegation watch   
    I'm unsure how I fell about this game.
    Draw = both teams edging closer to a safe number of points
    Rotherham win = close the gap between us an them to just 5 points with 3 games in hand
    Huddersfield win = Keeps Rotherham 8 points away from us with 9 games remaining, but gives Huddersfield a very good chance of staying up.
    I think a Huddersfield win is the best outcome, with a Rotherham win the worst.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from RamontheMoor in New name for Stadium   
    Pride Park
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from EtoileSportiveDeDerby in El DerbyCo   
    Haaland and Mbappe it is!

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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in El DerbyCo   
    Haaland and Mbappe it is!

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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Dethorn in New name for Stadium   
    Pride Park
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Spanish in Relegation watch   
    I'm unsure how I fell about this game.
    Draw = both teams edging closer to a safe number of points
    Rotherham win = close the gap between us an them to just 5 points with 3 games in hand
    Huddersfield win = Keeps Rotherham 8 points away from us with 9 games remaining, but gives Huddersfield a very good chance of staying up.
    I think a Huddersfield win is the best outcome, with a Rotherham win the worst.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from ThePrisoner in New name for Stadium   
    Pride Park
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from IslandExile in New name for Stadium   
    Pride Park
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to Roymac in New name for Stadium   
    el campo de béisbol
     
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to Carl Sagan in El DerbyCo   
    A fair point, for sure. The polarization is on both sides.
    I also could have been more nuanced on the same-sex marriage point. My take is that this is the greatest social change that has happened in my lifetime and it shouldn't be any business of the state whether people can or can't love someone of the same sex. But how quickly we forget that Cameron's government only introduced this in the UK in 2013, just 8 short years ago. Then, all of a sudden, we think we're so enlightened and are outraged that the rest of the world hasn't followed suit, so when Merkel voted against it in 2017 it can seem an outrageous thing for her to have done (especially for those who see her as the champion of European liberal values). And nowadays the British media and commentariat is all holier than though if homophobic abuse is heard at football grounds in other countries. Of course I know nothing of Alonso's views on the topic, but the way towards a more tolerant, better world isn't to immediately castigate everyone who isn't moving on the curve at exactly the same pace as us, but to show understanding and love while letting our own actions and tolerant society speak for itself. 
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to Van der MoodHoover in El DerbyCo   
    Oh lord... Is Clement coming back.... 🤣
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Will Hughes Hair in El DerbyCo   
    Bull poo. All matchday revenue goes to the club. The only grey area is money generated on non-match days due to hiring of rooms for conferences, etc...
    There is absolutely no way Mel would put everything he possibly could to keep us right up against the P&S limit to then cut our spending power by over £10m per season.
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to DarkFruitsRam7 in El DerbyCo   
    I'm the opposite. I like Conway and I think The Athletic is a brilliant resource, but I don't get the sense that he has great contacts. I was a little disappointed when, as @Ghost of Clough says, his early ITK pieces 'turned out to be a load of ****'.
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to bcnram in El DerbyCo   
    Interesting that he lists recruitment as something to look at. It is poor and overpriced recruitment by previous managers that are largely responsible for the recent financial position. 
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Deej in El DerbyCo   
    This article certainly makes this deal look a lot more ideal than I first expected.
     
    I'm not a fan either to be honest. I'm sure he writes a number of good pieces but I just don't get the impression it's much more than I already knew anyway. Maybe it stems back to when he first started and his ITK pieces turned out to be a load of ****?
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Rev in El DerbyCo   
    I feel sorry for all those running shops and all the money from sales going to whoever is leasing the property out...
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to Gaspode in El DerbyCo   
    The couple of times I've heard him interviewed he's come across as an arrogant whotsit who loves the sound of his own voice. Not doubting his contacts and journalistic skills - just a bit too far up himself for my liking.....
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to ShoreRam in El DerbyCo   
    He doesn't, none at all. He's a teacher after all, why would he? He does speak some obvious bollards that he isn't pulled up on....
    The cheek of it, a journalist asking questions of the very person who may have some answers! Granted, he may not be honest but it's a better start than trawling Sheff Wed forums as per Maguire.
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to Gaspode in El DerbyCo   
    Exactly - not a fan of Conway but he does have contacts and does seem to be right more often than he's wrong. Maguire seems to trawl google and social media for his inside track.....
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to enachops in El DerbyCo   
    Summary of Athletic article:
    Pride Park included in sale.
    Alonso family form part of consortium along with several others.
    Dad was on Real Madrid board.
    Family have experience of football business/ marketing
    Morris likely not to be involved moving forward.
    Formality it seems of passing EFL test.
    Not part of VOX.
    Role at Sheffield Wed involved engagement/transparency with fans.
    Another good article by Ryan Conway, sounds promising.
    https://theathletic.com/2463267/2021/04/08/erik-alonso-Derby-countys-proposed-new-owner-and-what-it-means-for-mel-morris/
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to therealhantsram in El DerbyCo   
    The Athletic is this morning reporting that Erik has nothing to do with Vox and is stopping them for using his name.
     

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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Carl Sagan in El DerbyCo   
    Financially, it makes complete sense not to buy the stadium. 1 off payment of £80m to buy vs £1.1m per season to rent.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from RadioactiveWaste in El DerbyCo   
    Financially, it makes complete sense not to buy the stadium. 1 off payment of £80m to buy vs £1.1m per season to rent.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from cstand in El DerbyCo   
    Financially, it makes complete sense not to buy the stadium. 1 off payment of £80m to buy vs £1.1m per season to rent.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in El DerbyCo   
    Financially, it makes complete sense not to buy the stadium. 1 off payment of £80m to buy vs £1.1m per season to rent.
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