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  1. yellowfever

    Pantwetting continues

    stupid, inane and immature comment. wake up and see whats unfolding in front of your eyes.
  2. yellowfever

    Reports of our early demise are greatly exaggerated

    The accounts tell you all you need to know. If the Club stays up it will be a monumental achievement but reality would suggest otherwise. The gulf in skill and athleticism from the football leagues to the Prem is just too great as is widely acknowledged. Its why these top players command such high fees that are way out of NCFC's budgetary reach. Our guys are simply not at the races. This campaign is an unexpected bonus and i for one took the view that come what may i wasn't going to get down about what is really a predictable position. It is disappointing and yet you never know things may pick up. Cant change the ownership so might as well get behind whatever fayre is dished up.
  3. yellowfever


    I think its clear that if you want to support a premier league team go and find another club. The way the business is run does not facilitate the risk capital required to be competitive in this league. Accept that and the season will be more enjoyable but make no mistake we are down. Does'nt bother me to be honest because i've accepted that until the ownership changes this is the way it will be and it was a great season in the champs. No point in getting up tight and p*ssed off this is our reality.
  4. yellowfever

    We don't need to spend...

    Seemingly yes. All very disappointing but not unexpected. just have to accept that we are a club with very conservative owners and limited ambition.
  5. yellowfever

    Our problem is.......

    Our problem is........we cannot compete financially at this level. I took the view at the start of this season that i would accept it was going to be difficult to stay up due to the lack of investment but i would enjoy it anyway. We are where we are. The Smiths wont sell so we just have to accept the bad times and fill our boots in the good times. it will be good to watch the fantastic football that we have witnessed with a full squad and that is the tragedy of these damn injuries as it seems that the spark and momentum has left the team hopefully temporarily. if they can bring in a decent couple of defensive players in January we may still be okay.
  6. yellowfever

    Match thread v Millwall

    spoke too soon
  7. yellowfever

    Match thread v Millwall

    0-0 i reckon and Farke to state it was a positive performance bc we kept a clean sheet!

    can''t see Millwall scoring tbh - then again can''t see us either…
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  9. yellowfever

    Burton Match Thread

    deluded possibly, way out of his depth definately. This has gone on long enough. Nice enough chap but clueless and i would say verging on desperate now. Should never have been appointed period.
  10. yellowfever


    This match (Burton) Burton for heavens sake, just about sums up how low this club has sunk under the current ownership. I dont give a hoot about the so called revolution, its a lame excuse for ''we''ve no money'' so will smoke screen the customers into thinking we have a grand plan. Total nonsense. NCFC have every right to be plying their trade in the top tier but those who currently run this club don''t. No ambition, no financial nous and closed to new investment unless its gifted with no strings attached. Laughable but hey ho the fans are gullible and there for taking so why change. V angry NCFC supporter.
  11. No that is not the case. The opinion offered at the time was that this was not a strategy that was being considered and as such it was dropped. If a Benefactor came forward then I am sure they would be welcome with open arms that is quite different from an investor who would want overall control. I suspect the recent Ed Balls comment about the door being opened was geared at that scenario but someone/trust/company would have to be prepared to watch their funds go south unless they could have any influence on decision making and even then there is no guarantee of success. The Jack Walker investment was exited shortly after his death as I suspect the beneficiaries of his estate questioned the ROI, which i reckon wasn''t uppermost in his mind when he invested his millions.
  12. Sadly not as if we are to approach the Club again which may or may not be a possibility, sharing confidential information or even speculating as such on a public website would not engender a huge amount of trust.

    As stated earlier deals like this require a lot of time with extensive DD which means time allocated from other deals that have a higher probability of success. aggressive T/Os with public companies are one thing where you are convincing the institutions that your business plan is better than the existing, a private company T/O is more difficult unless the cheque is large enough, but extremely difficult with entrenched majority shareholders. If the premis is right then we may go again but i dont think a t/o would be countenanced - a more profitable investment strategy should be welcome but again that requires time to implement and of course a willingness of the owners to listen. They cannot be so naive as to not have considered plausible models but if they adopt the corner-shop core business model, i think we will be a bit scuppered as the reliance will be on producing home grown talent and scouting to buy/develop cheap and sell higher. nothing wrong with that but is a bit of a one trick pony fraught with risk.
  13. I fail to see how anyone could disagree with Richard Balls comments and frankly I am amazed at the lack of ambition shown by what seems to be a large number of the Club''s supporter base. Without initial and ongoing investment/speculation - call it what you will, the Club will inevitably stagnate unless draconian legislation on wage caps is introduced and enforced. There is a staggering reluctance and closed-mind approach to the thought of change at the top and a seemingly bizarre notion that any inward investor must be dodgy or investing for entirely the wrong reasons.

    The current majority shareholders position was made very clear in that dispiriting interview and reinforced when an approach was made to AB at the tail end of the Hughton era on behalf of investors who were also interested in Southampton FC. The message was clear at the time that external investment was not being sought. Although Ed Balls has now stated that it is, it would be fanciful in the extreme to assume that an entity would comit substantial levels of cash, time and energy into a long-term project without overall control. A self funding model is really the only option open to the Club as it would appear that neither the current owners nor their nephew have the required level of disposable wealth to allocate to NCFC. We dont really know as the door has been slammed shut as regards any discussions concerning majority share purchase.

    One ray of hope is that the owners decide to listen to potential investment strategies that could create sustainable investment income over and above revenues generated from player sales, TV revenue, gate receipts etc. The problem is that the track record of stewardship with the ever revolving management and board appointee door doesnt inspire much confidence that they would stick to a medium to long term plan.

    As avid supporters it is extremely frustrating that there is no way to influence the way things are being run at present or influence what seems to be a fairy inevitable outcome. A 3 -1 result over Sheffield Wednesday whilst welcome doesn''t really paper over the cracks. I hope that Farke has now realised that the more direct approach employed during the second half is a better way to win games in this division and that Messrs Maddison and Pritchard still feature on the team sheet post the January window.

  14. yellowfever

    Jerome Interview

    That interview tells you all you need to know. Total and utter lack of leadership and man management. What is telling is the total air of resignation in his voice - ''not playing for each other, disrespecting coaches, play off done....''

    The BOD cannot ignore this and neither should the fans. I wonder if Jerome will be dropped next match for telling it ias it is?
  15. yellowfever

    How is anyone shocked?

    Only shocked by the result. I thought 2 - 0 Wednesday not being trounced.