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lake district canary

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  1. If there is a reasonably priced alternative I will nearly always go for that. I'd rather not go searching for dodgy streams every week and dodgy streams are just that - dodgy.
  2. Time for clubs to be allowed to stream their own matches. Season ticket holders for free and casuals for a, say, £10 a match. Once that principle is established it will be something that will be seen to be a good thing and to be kept in place for even when restrictions are lifted.
  3. Of course, but the implication of you saying that "we did not spend money" is that we should have done - but we did not have much money to spend! Money does not grow on trees. We may have had a little money (in PL terms) if the right player was available - talk was of £15m - but if the right player was not available, then it could easily have been wasted and for what? Just so we could say we spent some money?? Have we not learned from the RVW and Naismith fiascos, not to mention Drmic? The bottom line is we have to be very careful with what money we do have - and because we have been careful in the last three years, we now have the assets to build the squad up more. Yes, it made the PL a difficult campaign, painful at times, but given the way it finished with the lockdown and restart, I think more importance can be seen to why we have stuck to the principles of good housekeeping. We could have spent that £15m, could have even speculated on future earnings by buying another couple of players - still got relegated and then been stuck with these expensive signings and their high wages, lo and behold back to where we were three years ago, in debt, any money coming in going to paying wages to expensive flops and no money to buy new players. As it is we have seen some fabulous football over the last two years, the promotion wonder season, the Man City game never to be forgotten, as well as some of those cup games, this season. We have some brilliant talent, money to spend, money to come in from selling some of the nurtured talent, so yet more money to spend on players. The future is bright. Why? Because we didn't spend money we didn't have.
  4. If someone in his position says something derogatory and blatantly ignorant about another club, then it is no surprise people react badly to it. As for your "We did not spend money, WBA will" comment - we did not have money, certainly not what WBA will have to spend. This is where the rebuild comes in to the thinking after our previous relegation, when we had so much money tied up in big wages. We had to clear all that, start again - and what money we did have at the start of the PL season, couldn't buy the players we would have wanted. Why is it so many people don't understand that?
  5. Yes, exactly this and another reason why his comments about is were just born out of ignorance - or arrogance, or both. As a manager he ought to be showing respect to other clubs, or at least not mouthing his ignorance in public.
  6. Alan Bowkett. Not so much saviour, more like just a negotiator, surely? Unless he used his own assets to act as guarantee for the continued overdraft, which I have never seen anywhere. My impression at the time was that the club - or as you say Bowkett - went cap in hand and begged the banks to give us a few more months grace. Luckily it went well on the pitch so it was never again a problem, but then that was down to Delia and MJW appointing McNally.
  7. Cut out the "old" references please. Plenty of older people have a very good look out on life and have plenty of worthwhile things to do. You may have a lover's tiff going on with Til at the moment, but age is nothing to do with it, unless it is your relative youth and inexperience of life that is making you look like an angry young man, if indeed you are that young......
  8. Yep, pretty much this. They plainly thought they could get him on the cheap because we would be desperate to sell on being relegated......but because of the way we are being run, that is not going to happen. He might be a little disappointed, but the fact they wanted him at all is a feather in his cap and will get other clubs thinking more about him. Then again, they might be thinking, if we can get Lewis on the cheap, then it sets a precedence for them to do the same with Cantwell, who they also plainly admire. If they come in for Cantwell now, they know nowv it will not be on the cheap and they will have to come in with a serious offer. Big time club playing big time games with clubs they think are easy meat - well thankfully, that is one thing we are not.
  9. Teemu is an interesting one. Does he have the ambition to do another championship campaign and hope we strike gold again and then give the PL another go? Would he prefer to have a go at the PL again with another club if an offer comes in? Has the covid situation affected his thoughts and his family such as he would prefer to go home, maybe to a Finnish side? Or would he like go to somewhere else abroad to get a couple of years on big pay before going home. I guess we won't know until next season, but if he does go, we will miss his whole game - his goal scoring, which when he is on form he makes look so easy, his assists for others, his ability at running and holding on to the ball, his work for the team and his likeable and humble character. He is definitely one of my all time favourites as an all round footballer for those reasons and really hope he stays.
  10. Have you got a cushioned cover for the saddle? They are quite cheap and are good for purpose.
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  12. Or in other words, every time someone puts up a spurious or misleading statement about things at the club, someone tries to explain the other side to it.....the trouble is you don't want to hear that. We get it, you and a few others don't like the way the club is being run - that is your prerogative, but for the rest of us there is plenty to be positive about. The truth is probably that on balance, there is quite a lot that is good about "the establishment" but there are some things that could be done better - but even that is a good thing because it means there is always a challenge to improve. We do not have to sell, but it is in our interests to sell and if we do manage to sell players to the likes of the champions of the premier league, then it is yet another clear sign that the club policies are working.
  13. I think that's true of a lot of players once their head has been turned though. Some do and I think that is why a transfer window at the beginning of a season is so divisive - it makes getting a squad focussed very difficult. But I do lose respect for those players that make it obvious they have switched off or are clearly mentally elsewhere - it is unprofessional and disrespectful to the fans of the club they are at. Brady (imo) was one of those who did that. Maybe they can't help it, but that is a weakness of attitude imo.
  14. I just remember being underwhelmed by his contributions for us apart from the very occasional odd flash of class and then his lack of form in the season he left made me think he was not really committed to the job at hand.
  15. Agreed. This is part of the Farke philosophy. If a player gets injured and his replacement is doing well, then the one who was injured has to wait until such time as that changes.
  16. Brady has not lived up to the hype that surrounded him after his success at the Euros....or was it the world cup. Never ever really got to those heights again at club level apart from the very, very, occasional flash of inspiration. Some players are like that, once they start to believe their own hype, they lose the ability to express themselves as they did before and they start to lose their way. Elliot Bennett on the other hand - as I mentioned earlier - is now club captain at Blackburn - and has continued to show good character and ability despite injuries - technically very good too, so would fit in with the Farke way.
  17. Elliot Bennett, now club captain at Blackburn. Great example of a model professional footballer, a good age (31) to impart his experience to younger players and still decent as an option on the right either as a winger or right back.
  18. There is hope for humanity after all - £8000 is no small amount to spvnk on a meaningless publicity stunt so it shows that even those who would like a rich investor are not so stupid as to give money to a pointless exercise. Much better to give the money to a charity like the CSF and do some actual good with it rather than pander to the egos of frankly small minded idiots who should try and find something worthwhile to do with their lives than mess about with aeroplanes and pointless childish banners saying "look at us, look what we can do with £8000........" Childish and pathetic. Sorry, but it is and was proved so by the lack of interest in it.
  19. Yeah, it's utterly ridiculous that any company can charge that much for something like a T shirt, but I guess there are plenty of people with money who will buy them. I wonder if the guys bought these shirts or if they are being used for advertising. Wonder how much the tatty jeans cost..........
  20. A bog standard response from one of those on here who think that anybody who criticises the club in any way shape or form is not a supporter. Yep, but the point is a reasonable one. If they want to do something useful, they should get together with each other - and with the lack of numbers of people involved, that shouldn't be hard to do - and they should come up with something useful rather than spvnking money away on gimmicks. Now is not the time for rebellion - if it all goes pear shaped in the next year or two and we end up in League 1 or grovelling down at the bottom of the championship, then maybe yes, but the era we are in has only been going three years - three years of huge change and development - and next season will be part of that development - so they need to wait until such a time as there will be enough people thinking, ok, this development is not working and something has to change. At the moment they are like flies on a wall, in danger of being swatted away, but if we end up back in League 1 there will be many more people who will stand up and say, come on, this has gone far enough. I know we have just been relegated but I do wish these people would try and understand the bigger picture and where we are as a club, with it's much improved facilities, it's much admired ability to attract good young players and it's management set up which is the way most clubs are going to set up in the next few years, the fact we own the ground, the fact that our players are worth much more than they were two years ago......so big changes at the club are not required right now. Maybe that is why their little campaign failed, because despite relegation there is still a lot going for our club - much of it down to the majority shareholders who time and time again manage to bring the club back to a good path in spite of adverse conditions of obscene finances that affect modern football. If all these people have to offer is to throw away what we've got just to get money, then they are frankly barking up the wrong tree.
  21. Perhaps we could suggest "we'll give you money if you spend it on something useful, like supporting the club"
  22. Give Bennett instructions and not complicate it for him and he might be able to do a good job, but he doesn't strike me as being a Farke type of player. Not Mawson, either. Would rather we tried somewhere else.
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