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Everything posted by duke63

  1. It doesn’t matter which club you are or how wealthy the owners are, every club will have bad seasons mixed in with the good. I’m sure most would like to see a change of ownership with fresh impetus, but firstly we are a relatively small club in an unfashionable part of the Country, so are unlikely to see a multi billionaire buying the club as these days most new owners are seeing it as a money making venture and secondly for every Man City there is probably 5 other Cardiffs, Derbys, Burnleys etc. Anyone who bought the club would really need to be a dedicated supporter otherwise it just would not improve the playing side. I would much prefer to see us follow the German style of being substantially owned by the supporters.
  2. Once they have paid out the £65 million loan repayment though, where is the club's day to day working capital coming from?
  3. Even worse is that the money borrowed was used by the new owners to buy the club in the first place and not for investing in the playing side. Its a bizarre idea and should not be allowed to happen in football.
  4. 2018-19 for me though its easy to like a kit where the team does well in it.
  5. But the chances are very high that they will be next season's Sheff Utd or Leeds. Momentum carried over from the previous Championship high is vital in getting points on the board early and keeping that confidence. Whilst its not the main reason we have struggled, the fixtures given to us early on have been very cruel the last two EPL seasons.
  6. Good article on the front page by Chris Lakey. However, its not just NCFC who are seeing the issue. The TV games have shown a number of clubs with obvious numbers of empty seats including Villa, Southampton even ManUre etc. so it would appear to be a problem that is becoming more prevalent. I get the feeling that maybe people are saying the cost of football is becoming too much for the entertainment provided.
  7. And it's happened again tonight at Port Vale where Swindon players have been attacked. Shameful
  8. The idiot has been arrested but clubs need to do more to stop these pitch invasions.
  9. Some of the comments on here generalising all scousers as bad are pretty pathetic. Some of you need to take a long hard look at yourselves.
  10. At no point does the national Anthem mention England, the UK or indeed the people (at least in the verses everyone sings and knows) in it other than to say we should be 'reigned' over.
  11. Again you have no idea, very few Royals or Establishment clowns are paying that because their wealth is either NOT in the Country they profess to love or they find ways of avoiding the tax by using Trusts. You are being conned.
  12. And that is where you have no idea what you are talking about. Our own PM and Trump are very closely aligned to the Kremlin and its cronies and have been happy to take their money for their own personal gains and now realise their is a very big price to pay for that. Have a look at how many Tory MPs have been funded by Russian money, its quite frightening.
  13. Farke was and will always be a great Championship manager and way out of his depth in the EPL. Some of his team set ups were so tactically naive it was frightening, the Chelsea 7-0 game being a case in point. We had full backs pushing up the field leaving Chelsea players in acres of space behind and at no point did we change tactics in the whole of the game.
  14. Having pride in your Country should be something that the Country has to earn, it should not be a given. That's why we end up with Wars all the time because too many people blindly follow to edict of the idiot in charge. This current War could potentially see the end of us all.
  15. I would be happier if i lived in a much more equal country where inherited privilege was taxed heavily so we don't end up with so many inbreds dictating our lives.
  16. The irony when they are owned by and only where they are because of one of Putin's wealthiest mates.
  17. Everyone has the right to react how they want. As said earlier, its not a National Anthem at all, its a Royal Anthem and a dirge at that. Its time it was changed to be something for the people of the UK....while the UK still exists because it won't for much longer.
  18. Farke was great in the Championship but way out of his depth in the EPL. Mike Walker’s first spell and Dave Stringers years were the best. We were one of the best teams in the Country and playing very attractive football to boot.
  19. Farke was the best Championship manager we have had and played probably the best Championship football of all.....but he isn't the best manager we have ever had.
  20. Even though that is exactly what Dean Smith said today?? im glad I don’t go down the pub with some of you lot, it must be a right miserable night out. Moan moan whinge whinge..
  21. Supporters of these clubs should be under no illusion that the plan of these type of owners is ultimately to be playing exhibition (money making) games in all the wealthiest countries.
  22. They will be playing their home games in Riyadh next.
  23. So many people use the word 'investment' but its not investment, its just someone with more money than sense chucking cash ( in some cases that they don't actually have) at a football club hoping to buy some success. The problem is that 'investing' £50 million in the team becomes a constant just to stand still, it does not guarantee success on any level. Its why many owners suddenly stop putting money in because they realise that they have to do it every season, its not a one off. ( See Wolves) Norwich will never be a top six club with football as it is now because the club does not have the fanbase nor the media love-in that is needed to elevate a club onto the world TV stage and thus bring in a wealthy benefactor and with the imminent restrictions on wages to turnover and the independent Government appointed body to oversee English football, things are likely to change in a big way in the coming years.
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