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  1. Just googled it, wasn’t sure if it was a rumour or not. Saw the 68 and thought I have to use that 😂
  2. Interesting idea. For me I would scrap transfer fees and put a first team wage cap and U23s wage cap in place. Players see out their contracts and are free to move, or they can make a request to be released and can’t sign for another club for 3 months after it’s been approved. This is a fag packet idea, you would probably in time find a better way for players to be allowed to leave before their contract expires. But think about all that money saved, no more £100m Jack Grealish’s, that money can be used on improving stadiums, facilities, academies, putting money into grass roots football in the local area encouraging more to play and better coaches. I don’t see why Football it’s accepted that clubs lose money each year, any other business would be shut down.
  3. Best part of all this is not paying agents. I can’t understand how football clubs let agent fees become a thing, the club is paying an agent to negotiate the most money for their client. Where’s the sense in that, these players on thousands, some hundreds of thousand pounds a week, you want an agent, fine, you pay for one.
  4. That was my uneducated thinking, we saw them issue winding up orders to Forest on a regular basis under Fawaz. We can’t simply be ignoring them.
  5. True, didn’t think of it that way, but with the pandemic, no revenue streams, not many clubs are spending. Would be more sensible had they rather than an embargo, monitored each signing, if we start trying to register a £10m signing whilst not paying HMRC, refuse to register the player. Saying that, it’s not just the HMRC issue which is why we’re under embargo so doesn’t really matter I guess.
  6. I’m known as the Grimsby Clown but I was born in Derby, lived there for 19 years I think it was, moved back for a year to help the family maybe when I was 22 ish. Been up here ever since, at the stage where I’ve lived half my life in Derby and half up here but still answer with Derby when people ask where I’m from for obvious reasons.
  7. Steve McClaren had a 3 month affair whilst he was married, Chris Martin banned from 68 pubs, I mean we haven’t always had squeaky clean men at the club. Still not exactly sure what he has meant to have done wrong this time. Out with mates, have a few drinks, invite some women to his table, are his mates single unknown to paparazzi men where Rooney used his status to get the women to the table? What a naughty boy. All go to a hotel room, Rooney fully dressed falls asleep on the chair. Is that the crime here, falling asleep? Pictures of his mates not posted on social media as they have no headline grabbing status. I mean if he’s stripped naked, wearing makeup, with the women snorting coke off his arse cheeks has he takes a hit from a bong I could maybe understand it. I haven’t seen headlines of Colleen leaves family home, spotted not wearing her wedding ring as we’ve seen previously, so if his wife has presumably forgiven him, why are we creating page after page on the internet laying into him. I just don’t get it Kash, forgive me if I’m wrong but it all feels like an overblown situation by those that don’t want Rooney as manager. Probably best we agree to disagree on this.
  8. How has he carried on being a plonker since it happened, he’s apologised to both the club and his family and said very little since. Or are you looking at his previous offences before he arrived at the club?
  9. Would be a nice theory if we hadn’t flogged off last seasons away kits for a tenner. Love to go back to kits lasting at least 2 years. Never happen though.
  10. Posted this in the Notts County topic, but surprised this is becoming a thing. You don’t release 2 shirts close together at £50 a pop. Some people will always wait and choose what they prefer, but you hope that the home shirt goes down well, fans jump on it, then you wait a few weeks and drop the second hoping the jump on that as well. I’ve just been over on the Reading forum as I didn’t realise they were in a dire situation like us, went to see what they were saying and guess what, no away kit yet there either. I haven’t reached the level of boredom where I look at shops across the league to see who has and hasn’t got their away kits out yet. I did look to see when we would need it and you’re looking at September v West Brom for a possible kit clash. Our away kit has also been leaked so we know it exists and what it looks like, maybe the Megastore has boxes of them in the back waiting on X date, or Umbro are delivering on X date which was agreed. Either way, are we that desperate for the next drama we’re using the unreleased away kit, come on, we’re still under embargo and no signings, plenty to chew on already if you want
  11. I find it a little bizarre that you can forgive someone that could have killed himself, his teammates and innocent people on the road whilst being angered by the manager falling asleep in a hotel room drunk with 2 mates and some women. I mean the 2 are not even on the same scale.
  12. Just been to look at Reading’s squad, they only have 17 first team players listed on their OS https://www.readingfc.co.uk/teams Also signed nobody when they can, but the 8.5k wages obviously makes things difficult.
  13. Maybe explains why Baldock and Aluko left
  14. Makes a decent story if it was. Looking at the fixtures, we don’t even need an away kit really until West Brom away on the 14th September. Usually have a few weeks between home and away launches don’t we? My guess is to allow for home shirt sales to peak, then when the away drops hope you get the OMG I need the away kit as well. £100 for both, I mean, lot of money for something that will be worn for DIY after a year
  15. For anyone hoping to see the away kit launched tomorrow, you will be disappointed.
  16. Fair comment, and some did ask those questions at the time. You have to remember that we would have had to also foreseen a global pandemic and the EFL performing a u turn years later and deciding the accounts they signed off on are no longer ok. Had both of these not happened, we would not be sat here in this situation now regardless of what has been spent in the past. The funny thing is, beat Villa at Wembley, Mel is a hero, even the haters will have started to turn, meanwhile Villa are no longer in receipt of parachute payments, in a world of trouble with FFP, Grealish goes for like £40m as they go on to have a fire sale. The club that signed Lansbury from Forest to not play him and pay him what was it, 60k a week wages to see him leave the club on a free. 90 minutes and none of this happens. Crazy really.
  17. Your boss may have already done that or worse, you won’t know though as it’s not made front page of the papers. I mean when you look at what Rooney has done over the years, this latest incident will be at the bottom of the list, it’s not like he’s been an angel and these shocking pictures will see people screaming I’ve lost all respect for you. I also doubt for a second any respect has been lost in the dressing room. We’ve had Rampant Jewell, Lampard has been in a sex tape with Dyer and Ferdinand, football is not littered men that have the best morals. As I said earlier, the player that smashed his car up drink driving just a year ago has now been made captain, now some will criticise the decision but I don’t see Rooney lying with claims of his leadership behind close doors. Yes we need to see it more on the pitch but that’s not the point here. You can argue that Lawrence isn’t the manager, man at the top, but if players were to lose respect that easily over a few pics being asleep drunk, I’d argue that no players would respect Lawrence at all and would not have been made captain.
  18. Grealish is 26 next month, he’s hitting his prime and barely got a game for England in the Euro’s. How can you be a £100m player and not one of the first names on the team sheet for your country? We made it to the final so it’s not like you can criticise Southgate for picking the wrong teams. Sancho, 21, 38 goals for Dortmund, already scored 3 for England which is 3 more and he’s what, £24m cheaper than Grealish. Had Man City have given Sancho a chance and didn’t have to move to Dortmund, would have saved even more money which is bonkers.
  19. Me, I’m laughing when you could have a younger more exciting Sancho plus change! Try living in Nottingham? No chance, that’s totally self induced on your part, get yourself on Right Move 😂
  20. As you must have seen, there is some anger towards to the EFL, but the more vocal anger is aimed at Mel and Pearce. Now if you go right back to the start, why did we spend so much money it was to compete with the teams at the top that were receiving the anti competitive parachute payments. Where did our relationship with the EFL go wrong? Mel trying to get them to understand the value of their product when negotiating with Sky for the TV deals. Something which would have helped all EFL clubs. I’m not saying no mistakes have been made, it’s not all the EFL’s fault but all intentions were made with improving the EFL and ambition to be in the Premier League. The reason I’m not jumping on the hate the club bandwagon is simple, I was happy at the time, thought it was great fighting for promotion, loved having Lampard here, Mount, Wilson, Tomori and for me, aside from the Jim Smith era this has been the best longest periods where I’ve loved watching us play. Hindsight, yeah let’s not sign Butterfield, Johnson, Anya etc. Let’s not employ Nigel Pearson and Paul Clement but here we are, no time for tears, we need to dust ourselves down and rebuild to go again. It will happen, not overnight but it will happen.
  21. I don’t see how the EFL can let us start the season without letting us registering anymore players. The profit and sustainability rules are there to protect clubs, but right now the EFL is actively working to make us not have a competitive team. That’s not right. We have an embargo for not paying HMRC, to me this has nothing to do with the EFL, HMRC will take us to court when we’ve failed to meet enough deadlines. I can understand an embargo for failing to pay transfer instalments as this is a transaction between it’s member clubs, makes total sense but not HMRC. Other clubs will be looking on and be concerned, I’m sure of it, they will be thinking this could be us next having to deal with the EFL making the rules up as they go along. Say what you like about our wrongdoings, but that does not mean that the EFL doesn’t need a overhaul from top to bottom.
  22. Because it gets clicks, they all jump on. I keep getting TalkSport promoted tweets on my timeline, they are paying Twitter for me to see it as the engagement will see a higher return in their own advertising revenue. Couple of days ago they had Trevor Sinclair talking about the Keogh sacking, oh how the Leeds and Forest fans loved his opinion on a situation that he’s clearly only read the headline in a paper and because he now plays with his son he was bigging him up as this great guy, which I’m sure he is, but I’d love to know how many interactions he has personally had with Keogh to be given this airtime. It’s actually funny now seeing these tweets, luring people in for their crap. But none of that gives me sleepless nights, what does is the situation with the EFL and the state of the squad with a week to go until we kick off. That’s why I’m refreshing Twitter, not for sound bites or laughing rivals, but hoping for news
  23. Of course, but then I would say I hope they don’t laugh at other clubs for any reason. Don’t give it if you can’t take it
  24. So it’s a wait and see situation then really, we did go on to beat Betis after this incident, albeit a pre season friendly. Early signs are that it hasn’t had any impact, would be easy to go get smashed by Betis when half the team not even knowing if they will be at the club next week.
  25. Fair play, but like him or not, he’s still your manager. If you slack off at work, refuse to listen to him, it will be you that’s shown the door. Unless you are able to talk to your colleagues and organise a mass downing of tools.
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