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  1. CirclePoint

    Not unlucky. Not clever.

    It’s called ‘tough love’. When you’ve worked with as many business owners and behavioral types as I have, you learn when someone needs a direct head-on response and where others need a softer, more empathetic approach.
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    Not unlucky. Not clever.

    Sad? No. Jumping to the defense of the owners? No. And by all means, question the decision makers! But to do so with a solution based, reality-checked idea that, if given the chance to sit down with Delia & Webber, you could compel them to make a few positive changes. Not some spazzed out response that is fueled by an emotional void that needs a football team to win every week so as not to cry yourself to sleep! Further, your response probably explains why you collect a paycheck? And I do look forward to your paper outlining how NCFC does not operate at a fundamental level, as any other business in the entertainment industry. And one final thing, Delia & Co. could strip this team clean and walk away with her pockets full of cash, because she can. Get over it. It is the prerogative of any business owner to do whatever they like with THEIR business. If you don't like it......go wipe your ar5e somewhere else.
  3. CirclePoint

    Not unlucky. Not clever.

    Mr. Yellow. When you type: "Agree with you Dean 100%!" Then don't act surprised when someone holds you to what you have agreed with. So no, you are correct that YOU did not say that the club should spend tens-of-millions, but you 100% agreed with the person who is b1tching about not 'investing wisely' - which we all know what that implies. Further, I never said that YOU said the fans own the club. I said that since you quoted Delia as saying as such to prove your point, then you must AGREE with her. Do put your reading glasses on before your panties get too tight. Also, I sense a little backtracking with your use of the word 'inferred'. You 'inferred' nothing. You quoted Delia Smith. For example: "The Cook has always said that she is 'merely' a custodian of the club...." So she either did or did not say as such. Which is it? No matter. Either way you're looking foolish.
  4. CirclePoint

    Not unlucky. Not clever.

    I truly enjoy listening to ignorance attempting to defend stupid. This has nothing to do with with being subservient to the owners. This has nothing to do with even who the owners are. This has nothing to do with league position. This has everything to do with people who actually believe, for whatever reason, that they have the right to tell a business owner, uninvitedly, how they should be running their business and what success looks like and then have the audacity to complain when they aren’t listened to. Telling a business owner to spend tens-of-millions of pounds that they don’t have, just to make you happier, is ludicrous. Minimizing the foundational achievements the club have actually made (Upgrading the training grounds, Producing MULTIPLE HIGHLY talented youth players, Webber’s business acumen to correct the financial struggles, Farke’s man management abilities) in order to promote your frustration is unhealthy and extremely short sighted. And to actually believe Delia when she says that the club is owned by the fans is the same as believing your boss when she says “We’re all a family here”. It’s called PR. Businesses say things so their customers feel a part of what they’re doing and spend more money. Simple enough? If you actually believe that ‘the fans own the club’, (which you must do since you used it as a quote to support your position) then walk into the next board meeting and take a seat. Also, please let me know when you’re planning to do this so I can come and watch you be arrested as you fight to stay in the ‘owners’ seat. In fact, have you even tried to approach Delia & Co with a viable, actionable and financially sound business model for NCFC? I thought so.... Instead you’ve chosen to take that time and energy and dissipate it through complaining. Now please, take a breath and recognize that if your opinion on how NCFC should operate was actually worth listening to, you would be sitting in those meetings. But...you’re not. So, go back to doing what your pay grade requires of you; that of being a fan. In fact, I’m going to be arrogant enough to tell you to take your money, your ‘ownership’ rights and your b1tching to a club that, in your eyes, is doing it ‘right’. It’ll make you happier.
  5. CirclePoint

    Not unlucky. Not clever.

    Stupidest post of 2020 so far. It may be an uncomfortable pill to swallow, but to put it simply, it’s not your place -and in fact it’s extremely arrogant of you - to gauge what is and what is not defined as success for someone else’s business. Have you ever tried to stop your inner negative chatter and consider that maybe this is exactly as Delia & Co have planned? You are free to like it, or dislike it. But to talk as if you understand the inner operations and the future vision of the club, as though you sit shoulder to shoulder with the owners, qualifies you as stupid. Please take your in-flight vomit bag somewhere else.
  6. CirclePoint

    So, can we do it? The great escape!

    Not that LDC needs me to step in, but I must say, just because you don’t agree with him, doesn’t make it a ‘stupid’ comment. What is rather hypocritical is assuming that LDC’s comment is ‘stupid’, while at the same time yours isn’t? Both are equally viable perspectives of a situation that I find extremely exciting, although also tremendously nerve racking! Strap in CDM and enjoy the ride! Up or down, I believe the boys have it in them to make one helluva run at it!
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    So, can we do it? The great escape!

    Agreed. Any of the big teams will be more focused on winning trophies in whichever competition they may still be in. Only a few will be focused on league position by the final few weeks.
  8. CirclePoint

    So, can we do it? The great escape!

    I’ll take a pint of that! The non-sense that NCFC have experienced so far this season wants to turn into the prefect storm and knock a good team back into the Championship, but I whole-heartedly believe we can make at least 16th! OTBC!!
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    Fire sale

    *** THIS RESPONSE HAS BEEN REMOVED BY THE MODERATOR FOR INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE *** With that said, we feel that CP’s response to the OP was in the right when saying - and we paraphrase for the sake of the children - that this speculative topic warrants no interest, as the topic lends itself to the idea that NCFC are on a path of failure and will need to sell off their prize assets to survive. NCFC wish to go unofficially on record and say that the topic addressed by the OP is categorically and unequivocally nonsense. Nothing against the OP personally, we simply don’t understand why a negative outcome needs to be fortified. As many have noticed over the last 18 months, we have moved into a new mindset and model, and although we recognize that many fans have been emotionally abused and mentally scared throughout the decades, we are here to tell you that this is no longer the case. For some the changes are incrementally too small to notice and, combined with the habitual victim-based response, there is nothing we can do for them. Others of you, however, recognize how the small changes that have been made are gradually permeating the club and team and we are excited to continue to watch and enjoy the evolution of our wonderful club. Nobody ever said this journey was going to be easy. Nobody said we were going to succeed. Nobody is responsible for how you feel about it, but you. What was said was that, if you have the stomach for it, strap-in and enjoy the ride. If the ride becomes too stressful, too worrisome, too demanding upon your bladder and bowels, then simply step off, pull yourself together, and get back on, if you wish. We share this in the utmost good faith of fandom and in the hopes that those of you who live in the pessimistic ‘what if’ bubble, would stop feeding that negativity energetic thought pattern and reengineer your perspective to a more positive tone and begin believing that we are Premeir League! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
  10. CirclePoint

    A few quick thoughts from today..

    I agree. Nothing is more frustrating!
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    Leicester fan in peace

    Well said! Some people simply don’t know how to accept a compliment and say thank you. I for one have to admit that it’s been a long time since a fan from an opposing team came on here and shared such praise. It is such a relief. Truly appreciated LCFC85! I hope you guys keep disrupting the top of the table!
  12. Agreed. And, being honest......for all of you crying yourself to sleep at night over something you have no control over.....just keep in mind that your pillow is wet -for some of you it will be your mattress- over what is truly a first-world problem. Put things in perspective and enjoy the ride. Yes, it will suck on occasion and other times, it will bring you great joy. Kinda like marriage really. But, being honest....get over yourselves. I heard a story today from a six year old girl about how her and her mother had to hide behind a sofa while the mother called the police on her father who was drunk and destroying the house. And that was one of the better stories. So please, for all of you just moaning because you have nothing better to do in your life than act like NCFC is literally the life blood of your existence.....get real. Be grateful that you have a team to support and that you are actually able to support them! Be grateful for the time you have to feel the ups and downs of such an amazing club! And for all of you sad losers and quitters who lack the fortitude and gratitude and have nothing better to do than moan about the ownership, or lack of spending, or the lack of ambition, or what ever it is that feeds your bottomless well of self-pity, go find a large empty space and stay there. I for one whole heartedly support the one and only team I have ever known; NCFC! Through thick AND thin; good AND bad. ZERO exceptions. And, personally, I’m loving every minute of it! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE AND COME ON YOU YELLOWS!!!!
  13. I’m leaning more to the ‘must win’ category rather than ‘mustn’t lose’. Points over relegation rivals, psychological boost & momentum.
  14. CirclePoint

    Delia is 78, MWJ's is 78

    I absolutely agree. My grandmother is 94 and would turn me on a dime in a conversation!
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    Delia is 78, MWJ's is 78

    I completely agree. I’m just saying that simply quoting a person’s age does not, nor should it, automatically constitute ageism.
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    Delia is 78, MWJ's is 78

    Lakey, normally I agree with 80% of what you say, however I can’t agree with this comment. Simply stating that someone is old, which in today’s world, 78 is considered ‘old’ with regards the succession plan of NCFC, does not qualify as ageism.
  17. Would like to see Vrancic on the field. I always feel he brings that something extra during a game.
  18. CirclePoint

    That Gary Neville interview with Delia

    I agree with this. As it is with players and managers who succeed in the Championship and struggle to find their stride in the Premier League, so too, do Owners struggle in their own way.
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    That Gary Neville interview with Delia

    Wow. You use this term like it’s a matter of finding loose change in the sofa! And what, in you opinion, is a ‘given bit of investment?’ Because if it were that easy, all we’d have to do is pass around the hat, right?
  20. CirclePoint

    Score vs Man Utd

    With a quarter of the season already done, 3 points is actually quite important. Looking at the table, there is happening the beginnings of being cut adrift at the bottom.
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    Stinking rich Chinese investor

    There you go again, Big Socialist Diddley Squat, throwing your toys out of your pram because Delia isn’t running the club the way you want it run. Your comments of Webber do nothing but demonstrate your short sightedness. Webber wishing to strengthen the infrastructure of the club is a smart, long term strategy which you clearly struggle to grasp. The players will always come and go. The structure of the club must be sound in order to survive the inevitable change of introducing a super league. At that time the majority of the money gained from television will probably drop to that of the Championship and a lot of clubs will struggle and fold. Not NCFC. As for your comments on Chase, I believe NCFC won the Championship last season with style and currently play an attractive brand of football under Delia, Webber and Farke. My hope for you Big Diddley is that eventually you will come to the realization of your place in the grand scheme of things, as that of a spectator. Nothing more. Not to worry. There’s no shame in that. Unfortunately, you being a socialist at heart, imagine that given the stewardship of the club, you would do better. But you have demonstrated from your previous ramblings that if you were given charge of NCFC, you would probably suffer from serious bouts of pant wetting - more so than you already do- and lead the club to failure inside two seasons. My other guess is your current state of affairs reflects this fact and you satisfy your frustrations with petty, mindless comments here and probably elsewhere. How sad. On the other hand, Delia is living a life of success and responsibility. She has the resources and the passion to do what she feels is best for her business investment and the fans. She is the steward of a club that is being positioned to not only survive, but thrive within a sustainable business model. And if she wants to sell a few players and pocket a few pounds....she’s allowed to....it’s her business. Wait, have I been waisting my time calling out an Ipswich fan?
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    Stinking rich Chinese investor

    You should be careful Big D before you have an aneurism. Nothing tests the patience more than sifting through the mental drivel of someone who is in the throws of a tantrum. And, once you’ve caught your breath, please post a link to the football club OWNER’S manual where it states that a football club operates for the fans. Okay, let me see if I can make the bread crumbs small enough so you don’t choke before your ‘aha’ moment. First, I really enjoy eating in 2nd & 3rd generation, family run restaurants. The same, if not more so is true with vineyards. And do you know what? The customers (fans of the food and wine) keep going back to eat and drink more. Why? Because they like it. My point being, you’re not making sense when it comes to talking about how a business should be run. Second, it is my understanding that the Premier League and the Football league operate in what is referred to as a ‘capitalism’ system. Do you know what that is, or should I ask Oxford again? I ask because you do that thing that foolish people do when the validity of their logic and talking points are shown to be false; you ignore the new details and continue with your self-reinforcing idiocy. Anyway, capitalism, so, it may come as a shock to you, but in a capitalist society MONEY comes first. Yes, you need fans (customers) but the Delia isn’t going to die broke trying to keep NCFC in the Premier League. Get it? Also, Carrow road is virtually full EVERY week, with a strong traveling support (shout out to you folks), so my guess is Delia is running her business, the way she wants to. AND....NCFC are playing some phenomenally attractive football. We fans (customers) have the choice to spend our money (financial incremental investment for the exchange of goods or services) with the club at the level we are each capable and comfortable with. (At this time I will not break down the dynamics of the emotional and time commitments, since those are different forms of ‘exchange’.) So, fans (customers) CHOOSE to spend their money at NCFC, because they ENJOY it. Get it? No? Okay. So if YOU are not enjoying it... Thus endith the short version. Why only the short version? Because I’ve learned that you can’t explain to stupid. Do you actually think Delia is a charity case? She’s a successful and rich business women who has created something that she is able to pass down to the next generation of her family. If you can’t respect that, then I would hazard a guess that it is in fact you, Big Diddley Squat, that is the socialist at heart. Go on, search your feelings....it’s okay to admit that you have socialist and communist tendencies and to come out of your closet. After all, thou dost seem to protest too much! Go on Little Rocket Man, own it..... The silver lining here is that your arrogance is a beacon to the younger generation of what not to become.
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