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  1. Badger, Just given this a touch more thought. Effectively those that have been furloughed are paying extra tax in a reduction in income, so my question is, why shouldn't those in full employment, earning in excess of say £10,000 per week also suffer a reduction in income?
  2. Any more economically disastrous than what is currently going on? Who knows? I'm not advocating it, just putting it out there as a suggestion.
  3. Understanding your point Ricardo, however every journey (recouping a quarter of a trillion) starts with a single step, and this tax would not just be footballers, it would be every high end earner, or alternatively they take a cut, which I accept means the government loses out on some income but means businesses are more likely to survive and hence help maintain employment levels AC (After Corona).
  4. Ricardo, I meant to add that the club, or any club, could then more easily afford to keep other staff on full pay without taking the governments money.
  5. I accept it doesn't help our club Ricardo, it does however help the country. An alternative view could be that as players (and not just ours) will be faced with a tax rate of 65%, it may be they would be more amenable to actually taking a pay cut, because by cutting say £10,000 per week which will help their club by exactly that amount it will in real terms only be costing them £3,500 per week as individuals. Obviously there are other tax rates and figures available in all good shops.
  6. The simplest way to cover all this is for the government to introduce an emergency tax effective 1st May for 2 months on anyone, footballer or not, earning in excess of say £20,000 per month of say an extra 20%. There may of course be ways around this but anyone found guilty of deliberately taking steps to avoid paying could be named and shamed and/or their average weekly/monthly wage is calculated at the end of the year and the tax applied retrospectively. That way footballers will not feel they are being singled out and it will no doubt raise a fair few quid. All this would probably do is bring forward the increased tax we will all no doubt have to pay eventually anyway but will only be payable now by those who earn the most.
  7. Any extension to the league will bring all sorts of issues, when does the transfer window open and close, can you sign a free agent if his contract expires on or before 30th June, the U21 rule, does this become a moveable date, currently born on or after 1st Jan 1998 qualifies, etc. etc.
  8. MOT completed today. Good news, no virus present and passed with flying colours
  9. Upo, It is one think liking to keep the ball, it is another to actually do it.
  10. The Real Buh, This landline you mention, would it be to accept a call to the cause, or the manager ringing to pass on instructions
  11. Not disputing Max as MOTM, but I thought Hanley had a very solid game too.
  12. AM, nowhere did I say Farke has said to the players behind close doors we are done, however Management (whoever that is?) telling a fringe player, to hang on in there because he will be needed in the Championship next year, does send a message and affect mindset. LDC, your ar*e is the last image I need at any time, let alone around tea time, that said, I am in agreement that it is believed every effort is being made to stay up, it’s just that in my opinion, telling a player he will be needed next year in the Championship doesn’t necessarily help the cause, see mindset comment above. BTW, please leave the messenger standing, or use blanks if you are going to take a shot.
  13. I have it on good authority that one of our squad (and I will not name him) has been asked to hang on in there as he will be needed next season in the Championship. So, on that basis it appears the 'management' have already given up the fight, especially as this is as good as admitting we are down, which may true, but if the players take to the pitch knowing the 'management' are planning for PL failure, how on earth can they be expected to then believe an escape is possible. Beggars belief imo.
  14. Imagine if our Canadian friend who is looking for 2 tickets and is due to arrive on the 14th Feb (it may of course be the 13th if Dennis is pushing him across the pond) manages to find his 2 tickets and then the game is called off. I guess he'll be one unhappy bunny!!!
  15. Depends who is closer to the actual on the day I guess, I hope it is the current accuweather forecast, I guess it may also depends on how often it gusts!!!
  16. Accuweather.com saying gusts of 56kph, so 35mph, all a storm in a tea cup if you ask me!
  17. Snowflakes, that's all I've got to add
  18. Best away goal, gotta be Russ Martin at Brighton for me.
  19. Nutty, putting a CB up front surely means we pump it it up there, I can't see DF doing that. I may be wrong of course?
  20. All the top managers have a Plan B, and some get called tinkermen, but it is necessary. Some might like Mourinho but he will 'tinker' with his team/formation as and when need and often successfully too, sometimes making subs after 20 mins. I know DF is learning and I hope he learns this facet of team management too. That said, I accept you may need the array of talent to have such a luxury.
  21. I'd be amazed if he was here as a top 4 CB next year, that said CB is a position that can take few years to blossom, he may be on a steep learning curve and make the step up. I hope so for his sake and ours.
  22. Hanley has been there and done it and imo is a decent CB, I for one would keep our club captain in the starting 11, afterall I guess Farke made him captain for a reason. Our goals conceded when he is playing speak for themselves, which is why I say, a back 3 with Lewis and Aaron's may be the best way forward, allowing the FB's more chance to bomb forward and Godfrey to play a more CDM role when appropriate. What do we have to lose?
  23. Either accept for what it is or don't watch, simples. I for one enjoy it as I love sport, in whatever guise, man/woman v man/woman or team v team, or dare i say it, horse/dog v horse/dog, its competition and you can't beat a bit if competition imo.
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