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  1. I had a quick look at the ticket site on Friday evening. There were four tickets available, two in the upper Barclay and two in one of the lounges. Could be worth checking regularly if anyone needs tickets for a game previously shown as sold out.
  2. Nuff Said: I would have thought the usual way to overcome this is to reduce spending? I would presume you believe outside investment would help because it would lead to promotion, generating additional income? Otherwise known as gambling (see Aston Villa and the rest). In a "normal" business, cut costs yes, but in my opinion football is different and not normal. If you cut costs by reducing money spent on player recruitment and wages, in theory you get an inferior team which delivers results you don''t want and falling down the tiers. This in turn leads to even less income. All football investment is a gamble. Some of the investors though have a significant amount of money to gamble with should they choose to. If Delia sticks £10m in the club it must pay off but if Randy Learner, with a net worth of $1.1b, does the same then there''s less financial pressure for it to work at Villa. Without that investment I don''t see promotion as a realistic possibility next season if we miss out this year. Too many gamblers in our division :)
  3. I too was wondering about investment being the reason for him going and if so it will make finding a replacement very difficult. We are in an industry with costs spiralling out of control and every transfer window sees the money needed to buy a player and pay their wages significantly increasing. Income is in decline if the club isn''t in the top tier. The usual way to overcome this scenario is to seek outside investment. We all know that the owners don''t want to give up control and Moxey, in his first interview, said that investors always want control. Knowing that outside investment is off the agenda and Nephew Tom probably not up for relinquishing control, who on earth would want to come here as CEO?
  4. [quote user="Allways Look On The Bright Side"]All Gunn Club prices have been Reduced to £125 so if you have paid more than this amount you should get a refund.The problem with the Gunn Club is that after the game it seems anybody can get in from other parts of the ground which makes it hard for Members to get a seat i have tried to find out why this is but cant.[/quote] A few years ago I was given seats in the Top of the Terrace for a birthday present. I think it was our last game in League 1 against Carlisle. We were allowed into the Gunn Club after the game, subject to capacity, but not before. If they still do that it might help to answer your question.
  5. Surfaced at Stevenage F.C. as "Managerial Advisor". Probably a good thing for them as not quite assured of avoiding relegation and only until the end of the season.
  6. I assume you get a free pair of sunglasses with every one of those keepers tops. Ruddy looks like a highlighter! Don''t like the yellow shorts but absolutely love the green shirt. I''m gonna have me one of those.
  7. My "plastic and proud" card arrived yesterday. The same as its done every year since the scheme started.
  8. I''m so outraged I refuse to go to the Championship play off final next year.
  9. Spent a happy couple of hours drinking in West Hampstead and had a few Boro fans come up and shake my hand. Met a few on the way to the game as well and thought they were a good bunch. Three lads in white dust suits (if that''s the right phrase) getting City fans to sign them. Not sure why but they certainly livened up the tube!
  10. That was the short cut someone posted on here for the binners game. They''ve clearly fixed it since then as it wouldn''t work for me on Saturday. Just kept defaulting to the ticket queue. Nice while it lasted.
  11. Seems a bit hit and miss regarding waiting times. It said 4 minutes and it only took 6 minutes before I got through. That''s the first two battles to get to Wembley won. First beat the binners then get tickets now it''s just the rail strike to overcome. No worries!
  12. At least he managed to work out we deserved the win. That''s more than Mick McCarthy would admit to.
  13. My guess is that he could end up at Brighton.
  14. Ha ha ha ha @ryanbennett_22: @LaffK @Johnruddy86 @HOOP588 I''ll let you tell them I''m writing a song about When they canary turned to an eagle
  15. Thanks Ricardo, as usual pretty spot on. I was thinking at about the hour mark we needed another player to get in the box so I was pleased that Jerome got the call. I was a bit surprised Redders got the hook though and one of the first things Jerome had to do was to run into the hole left by Redders and cross the ball to an empty box. Sods law I think it''s called! Walking away from the ground I felt like we had lost. Shows how things have changed for the better I suppose.
  16. No. We have a good group of players which he struggles to get the most out of. His tactics and his decision making regarding substitutions are poor. Under Lambert, regardless of who we were playing I always felt we could get something from the game. More importantly, I think the players felt the same way but I just don''t have the same level of belief under Hoots. I don''t think the players do either. Despite him being a nice bloke and the great game we had yesterday, we need a change.
  17. [quote user="Herman "]Stevenage will do for me.[/quote] And me but it would be a nightmare if we got them and lost. I might have to stay in for a few weeks if that happened.
  18. I was getting that message as well so I called the ticket office and bought a couple of tickets over the phone. It''s not the first time I''ve had to do that either, I think the on line ticket system fails on quite a few occasions, especially around 9am on a Monday!
  19. Went up to Norwich today from Stevenage. It was all open, just a bit slow in the morning around 10:30 until getting through the traffic lights at Elvedon. Only lost around 10 minutes on my usual time. Coming back at 5:00 sailed straight through. You''ll be fine.
  20. How many loyal city players have city truly had over the last 5-10 years? Its a very small proportion of the players we have. And I dont expect many of the current squad to have ncfc at their core when deciding transfer requests etc over the next 18 months. I thought this might make a good subject for a new thread. The problem is mostly we never know who left when they didn''t want to. Hucks would certainly be one of our loyal players but that was only confirmed in detail when his book came out.
  21. I enjoyed reading the blog and found myself agreeing with most of it. His thoughts about getting rid of Morison and replacing him with the same quality of player mirror my own views. I believe Moro was to a certain extent driven out my the attitude of some of our fans. The incident in the Gun Club couldn''t have been enjoyable. I didn''t enter the poll as I have no interest in putting all my details in the hands of ......yeah we''ll who exactly? I would have voted to keep CH unless we get relegated then review after 10 games.
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