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86 Schmokes & a Pancake

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    Doobie chuffer, crêpe muncher & lover of total football

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  1. Let's just agree to disagree and I can't really find the energy to spend another entire season having this particular discussion. I can see your point to a degree, but it's massively over simplistic in my book and I think we both know where we stand in any case.
  2. In fairness to Chris, I think he was adamant that his last contract needed to be 2 years. I don't think it was necessarily (if at all) because he was demanding exorbitant sums of money. I can see his side of things and likewise the club too. Without Covid, I think it would have been a far easier deal to strike, but with the massive loss of revenues the EFL clubs have suffered, it was maybe too much of a risk. Still gutted if I'm honest.
  3. Principally the players. We do what we are paid to do or we find something else to do. That's how jobs work. If us common folk just downed tools in our day to day jobs, we'd soon be shown the door. Why should it be any different for footballers, especially in light of the wildly excessive sums of money the better players earn. They were executing the plan well enough until the we conceded, after all. We have a soft centre which Rooney briefly addressed. It's been the case for a long time now if truth be told. Rooney took on the role of managing the players on the pitch. He galvanised the
  4. 😆😆 Accusing someone of lying when they are clearly not is having a dig. Honestly, give your head a wobble mate.
  5. You called him disingenuous - I pointed out that he's not misleading anyone. Grow up. disingenuous /ˌdɪsɪnˈdʒɛnjʊəs/ Learn to pronounce adjective not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does. "this journalist was being somewhat disingenuous as well as cynical"
  6. Couldn't be less 'disingenuous' IMO. Told he has no future at Derby and given no squad number. That's about as unequivocal as it gets. What else would you have him do as it seems like a needless dig at the gaffer to me.
  7. Thanks for the heads up. Heartening and informative in equal measures.
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