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  1. Barbe bleu

    Webber’s new contract official

    In which case the talk of the greatest signing of the summer, Barcelona or man utd is verging on the hyperbole.
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    Webber’s new contract official

    Can someone help me out please? Clearly the set up as a whole is working far better than anyone could have imagined 2 years ago but before I go saying that this is the greatest signing of the millennia I should understand how duties are divided up and I should try and understand what it is we are over-performing at. Did we see a farke tactical and motivational masterclass last week or was it all the natural product of a framework and culture nurtured by webber? If one of the two had to go, who should it be? I'm currently learning towards farke having the touch of genius, albeit with an able and sensible webber happy to see him do things his way.
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    Membership Scheme Last Night.

    Was the aim of the scheme ever made public? If the aim was to raise revenue and to increase the spread of ticket availability then i think the club has probably succeeded in its aim, albeit at the expense of the fans that have historically gone to most games (home or away) If the aim was to reward loyalty and make sure that the fans who stick with it through thick and thin then I dont think it has succeeded, albeit it has quite probably been a real bonus for the fan that can't or won't get to many games but values highly the odd match here and there.
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    Cheerio

    If bill is correct that the old contract is still running despite a new one being signed elsewhere what would stop the old club sacking the player when he doesn't turn up for training or a game? Presumably the contract works both ways?
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    Cheerio

    If the two parties to a contract agree to cancel it then it no longer binds either. If a player wants to leave and the club want him to leave then the contract is annulled with no further money to be paid. Slightly different situation if the club wants to sell but the player doesn't want to break his current contract ( for instance if the buying club won't match his wage expectations). In this case the player may choose to stay or negotiate an inducement to annul. Any inducement won't be his salary as there will be no contract of employment although it may look as though it is.
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    Sebastien Haller

    I wonder if any player has looked at the stadium and upped their demands... ....(retreats from the lit blue touch paper)
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    Calling all NCFC maths geniuses!

    The cirrect answer was given within 7 minutes of the question being raised. 36 hours and a lot of nonsense later this is still being discussed. I suspect that this might be a reflection of a larger pattern
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    Calling all NCFC maths geniuses!

    I'd go with the following unless you want someone to look stupid in front of their maths teacher: " 1/21 x 1/21 x 1/21 = 0.0001 approximately or 1 in 9,261" Btw a nice explanation of the multiverse/ multi worlds theory and much more is in the book "in search of schroedingers cat" by John gribbon. Accessible to all with a GCSE A level ish understanding of physics but enough to stretch anyone.
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    Move Ground to move forward.

    Thank you purple. fact is the club could probably fund this project without any or much external debt if it wanted to. It just means modest recruitment or player sales over the next year or two. It's a choice for the club. Take a punt on a player or two and hope they come up more Klose than Naismith or RVW or look to the future and build.
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    Move Ground to move forward.

    But we can pay for it. And whether or not we need it is a matter of opinion.
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    Move Ground to move forward.

    We probably wont win a trophy this year either some might as well not bother trying? I'm up for expanding as soon as the funds are available to do it near to debt free and without shafting the playing side. I dont see an extended stay in the PL as a prerequisite. If its debt free it would matter to me if it took a while for the investment to be paid back as I think the object of expansion should not be primarily for the income but to increase accessibility, improve the match day experience, raise prestige and secure the club well into the future. Generally make carrow road for the many and not the few. If we are taking lessons from history perhaps the better one is that expansion is a much lower risk strategy than an £8million splurge on another number 9 with skyrocket wages and long contract to match.
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    Move Ground to move forward.

    I cannot see why it wont be feasible this year or very soon. I doubt our cost base exceeds the likely income from the coming season. We could use the difference in lots of ways, one of which is expansion. Other options are available of course. Even if this us not possible over one season it might be over a couple, especially if sales are forced upon us. The last time we were in this position we spent the difference not on a new stand but on klose, Naismith and Brady. Time before that it was RVW and Hooper. Just because we spent the money elsewhere last time doesnt mean expansion wasn't feasible before, only that it was not the preferred option. One might argue that the 'success' of our previous choices and the new paradigm we ought be seeing emerge mean that expansion is not only feasible now but by far the best option on the table . And I wish people would stop with the argument that expansion soon is only an economic question. It's much more than that. We dont ask how much profit we will make on this player or that manager - we ask if they will make the club better or the football more enjoyable. Potential profit is a smaller detail. Why should a stand be any different ? If we can attract more fans but must cut admission prices leaving match day income unchanged I'd still be in favour of expansion. Not at any price, but probably at the price of hooep, rvw and naismith....
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    Move Ground to move forward.

    To be fair we dont know that there will be banks of empty seats. Your assessment is that there will be, others will argue that there won't.
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