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  1. 7 hours ago, king canary said:

    The Snoddy/RVW penalty debate reminds me of the 'timelines' episode of Community and the different potential realities people cling to.

    • Reality one- the one we live in
    • Reality two- Snoddy scores the penalty, we stay up
    • Reality three- RVW scores it, continues to be crap
    • Reality four- RVW scores it, becomes a 20 a season striker, we stay up and he eventually moves to Madrid, solves world hunger and stops Trump becoming President
    • Reality five- RVW takes it, misses it, still is rubbish
    • Reality six- RVW takes it, misses it, collapses into a black hole of shame and doubt, moves to Kings Lynn two years later before deciding football isn't actually for him and starts a small glamping business near Thetford Forest.


    I was going to post something less funny but similar about how reality five or at best three were likely if Snoddy hadn’t taken the ball from RVW.

  2. 28 minutes ago, lake district canary said:

    £170m overall in new money and loans is peanuts these days and with loans to service, it means they will not be able to offer huge wages or spend huge on players, putting them in a similar situation to us financially except that they have debt hanging round their necks.

    To call it a sustainable approach, which is what they have done, is spinning it in a way that is totally off the mark. It really offers nothing much except promises of committment and care of the club - which is fair enough if they live up to that, but then we have that already without having debt hanging over the club so we look to have a cleaner model. 

    After all, would you want to have a club that has to pay out money to an outside source indefinitely, or a club that can keep every penny it earns? Seems a no brainer to me.

    Sustainability relies on having no outside debt, otherwise it is not sustainability at all.

    That's how Man U operate isn't it? They seem to manage.

  3. 15 hours ago, Christoph Stiepermann said:

    Without Emi we will not finish top 2 and the play offs are a gamble. I would reject any offer, even stupid money like 40m and promise him he can leave in the summer for a reasonable fee whatever division we're in. Only thing I'd consider right now would include a loan back for the rest of the season. We cannot throw this chance away this year, we still have Aarons, Cantwell, Idah and Martin who could make us some money in the future if we run into problems and have to sell again, but right now it would be a travesty if we lose Emi at this point thtis season. 

    The piece of the jigsaw you miss is that we don't know how Emi would react to being told he cannot take advantage of a dream move - I'm picking figures out of the air here, but it could easily be four times his current salary, plus it wouldn't be surprising if he was offered a sizeable signing on fee to compensate for the promotion bonus we would pay *if* we go up. On top of that, he would be playing at a club with a real chance of European football, and likely to be in real contention for playing for his country. No matter how likely our promotion looks, Leeds showed a couple of years ago that it is possible to choke and miss out. Even if we do go up, we could never pay what Arsenal can offer or offer the level of exposure that comes with playing for a club of their size.


    We all know he is an emotional character, and if a genuine offer was made which we said no to, it's not hard to imagine that he would react badly, in effect meaning we only got 50% of the player he can be for the rest of the season.


    If, and I think it is unlikely, we do sell, I will trust that factors like those above were part of the decision the club made. For others who don't need much an excuse to trot out the "lack of ambition" stuff again, they will see their own biases confirmed. But wherever we sit on the happy clapper/Delia out spectrum, let's try and look at the whole picture, not just cherry pick facts that support our particular point of view.

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  4. 4 hours ago, Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man said:

    Going into a season with three centre backs and one left back is a little bit like not buying home insurance or riding a bicycle at night without any lights or reflective gear. You may well get away with it for a while and claim your decision was right, but it doesn't necessary mean it was a wise decision and it will probably come back to bite you eventually if you persist with it.

    Sorry Wacky but it is nothing like not buying home insurance. If you need it you use it, if you don’t, you don’t. It’s a clear yes/no decision and result. Only having one recognised left back, but a selection of players who could do a job there is very different. It’s more like not buying travel insurance because you know you can claim for your belongings on your home contents. It’s not as good because you won’t get compensation for delays and cancellations, but you have the cover that matters to you.

  5. 11 minutes ago, BroadstairsR said:

    This love-in for permanent Championship football will soon dissipate were the club to sink to long-term lower mid-table mediocrity.

    It's great at the moment, top of the pile and winning a lot of a lot of this constant supply of games, all exciting our interest.

    As for finances, Championship football, even upper mid-table and above, causes the club to run at a loss. 

    The only reason we lost money in the last Championship season was paying promotion bonuses, which kind of reinforces Bill's suggestion.

    Not sure how that would go down with new recruits though. "Join us, we have a proven record of success as a club and for individual development- and you'll never have to play in the Premier League". 🤔

  6. Still makes me laugh: https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/sport/sport-headlines/delia-smith-turns-down-norwich-promotion-2015052698577




    NORWICH City owner Delia Smith has turned down the club’s promotion, insisting the Premier League is too fancy.

    Smith said the Championship was a ‘lovely, comforting league, a bit like a Victoria sponge’ and has offered the promotion to Middlesbrough instead.

    Smith said: “As well as having our arses continually handed to us – we only came third in a division that includes Rotherham – we’d have to play against all those dreadful people.

    “Marouane Fellaini? I’d rather drink my own urine.”

    She added: “Also, we’d have to go to big, scary places like Manchester and Liverpool. What if we got really pissed and the bus left without us?

    “Perhaps when the top flight once again includes Leeds, Notts Forest and Coventry we might consider it, but at the moment it’s not really our cup of tea.

    “And of course, winning promotion then turning it down will absolutely infuriate Ipswich. Bunch of twats.”

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  7. 2 hours ago, Number9 said:

    Consider how many chances we give away every game. 

    Consider how many chances we miss every game. 

    Consider that this is a pretty poor Championship. 

    Farke hasn't got a clue how to avoid relegation from the Premier League, yet that's exactly what this club needs for its 'self funding' model. 


    Consider how many ridiculous negative posts you create.

    Consider how few goals we are actually conceding this time round.

    Consider that as a manager of a team relegated from the Premier League, Farke has seen what’s needed to stay up a lot more closely than you have, despite your fantasy tenure as England manager.

    Consider that promotion *to* the Premier League is exactly what our self-funding club needs. We have achieved it once with our model, and are on track to achieve it a second time.

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