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15 hours ago, Stuart said:

In Cornwall and there was a kid with a shitty “Burnley in Europe” t-shirt on yesterday. Both he and his mum had southern accents!

Amazing what being in the PL does for a club’s attraction from the floating/glory/underdog/generic/“football” fan!

Venkys Out!

Tour of the other inbred counties? Next stop the Home Counties, finishing in Norfolk.

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3 hours ago, arbitro said:

I can't help feeling for Shrewsbury in all this. They had a great season and under normal circumstances would have gone straight up but now they have lost their manager (another probably backroom staff), they will lose their best players and will struggle next season (in my opinion) to stay in League One. The fine margins are in evidence there.

I dont feel for Shrewsbury one bit. 

Thats football. 

Yes Hurst did amazing job there and deserve all the credit. 

Hope he does well at Ipswich this season. 

Who next for Shrewsbury? Maybe Grayson or Keith Curle?

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It's the name of the game, I'm afraid.

Club's have a ceiling and there is always another one up the foodchain.

Hughes to Man City springs to mind...

Edited by Mattyblue

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Just now, OnePhilT said:

Good grief. Why? I hope he does awful so our cause is a bit easier.

I believe our cause we will be fine. 

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2 hours ago, Mattyblue said:

Yup - inevitable, mentioned it before. Third year in the division now - FFP will be on their shoulders.

Edited by JacknOry

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6 hours ago, chaddyrovers said:

dont feel for Shrewsbury one bit. 

Thats football

That is football however surly you can have some empathy towards the Shrewsbury fans who have followed there club up and down the country for year after year avoiding relegation or mid table mediocrity for years then finally they have a season where everything gels and they have some belief and dare to dream about progress then one game they lose and the whole thing is ripped apart to be back at square one. It is football but them fans , proper fans have my sympathies. Hopefully they will do well next season and find decent replacements

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13 minutes ago, Atko's Engine said:

Terry has left villa..... And so it begins, unsurprisingly

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44308522

 

Yup - sounds like Villas decision - they simply cannot afford this spending anymore with FFP.

Seems they missed the boat like we did and will now have no choice but to tone it all done and possibly even face sanctions.

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45 minutes ago, JacknOry said:

Yup - sounds like Villas decision - they simply cannot afford this spending anymore with FFP.

Seems they missed the boat like we did and will now have no choice but to tone it all done and possibly even face sanctions.

I can’t see Bruce sticking around  if there’s no money to spend! It might be the end of Villa’s long superiority of their rivals too... wonder where I’ve seen that before?

Odds on Villa going down?

Edited by scotchrover

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On 29/05/2018 at 22:43, Stuart said:

In Cornwall and there was a kid with a shitty “Burnley in Europe” t-shirt on yesterday. Both he and his mum had southern accents!

Amazing what being in the PL does for a club’s attraction from the floating/glory/underdog/generic/“football” fan!

Venkys Out!

For anyone who had the misfortune of Plymouth away, there was a chap there who enjoyed waving a Dingle scarf around.... there must be a couple of them down there.  

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22 minutes ago, scotchrover said:

I can’t see Bruce sticking around  if there’s no money to spend! It might be the end of Villa’s long superiority of their rivals too... wonder where I’ve seen that before?

Odds on Villa going down?

Although villa will cut spending and have to sell they will still have a decent budget if they don't get sanctioned.

They have assets,they could end up selling Grealish for 30 million,they could get 10 for kodja and there are others in their squad that they could get decent fees for.

For me Bruce has done his best work when he hasn't had fortunes to spend,he did good at Wigan and Hull without huge budgets 

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10 hours ago, Oldgregg86 said:

That is football however surly you can have some empathy towards the Shrewsbury fans who have followed there club up and down the country for year after year avoiding relegation or mid table mediocrity for years then finally they have a season where everything gels and they have some belief and dare to dream about progress then one game they lose and the whole thing is ripped apart to be back at square one. It is football but them fans , proper fans have my sympathies. Hopefully they will do well next season and find decent replacements

Chaddy is a very ruthless man,no sympathy for our slain enemies! 

Although he hopes Ipswich do well :)

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Reckon we’ll get Derby away first game with the eyes of the press on Lampard.

Derby May be the new Leeds on sky!

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11 hours ago, scotchrover said:

For anyone who had the misfortune of Plymouth away, there was a chap there who enjoyed waving a Dingle scarf around.... there must be a couple of them down there.  

We met him in the pub afterwards.  He'd gone to the game with a mate and his mate's little lad, and the little lad had a Burnley shirt on too.  He kept parading the lad around the pub in front of us.  The guy with the scarf was a particularly strange chap who kept trying to wind us up for an hour or two until he was eventually told where to go.  None of them were Dingles though, they were Plymouth fans who'd just done it for the bantz!  All very odd.

Wasn't sorry to see Plymouth miss out on the play-offs.

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On 29/05/2018 at 12:27, 47er said:

You are forgetting the disparity in size.Blackburn and Darwen---about 100000?

Liverpool 880000! Comparing proportions doesn't really come into this. They could even have a larger % of people on low incomes but still have hundreds of thousands more with higher.

Besides, Liverpool has a vast fanbase outside Liverpool---including Blackburn! even having 2 clubs there doesn't change that.

The crowds will gradually come back if we do well, I agree with that. Burnley manage on less than 20000.

Agree  and yes the fan base will always be significantly lower than Liverpool, but i do think lots of lets say less well off liverpool fans located in Liverpool paid a hell of a lot to get to Kiev.

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Frank will probably do OK. Maybe the play-offs or just outside. Credit to him for actually having a go at the management lark and leaving the pundits chair. I remember Andy Gray not making that step.

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I can see Derby's slash and burn financial scenario clashing badly with the appointment of Lampard as manager. For our sake I certainly hope so!

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14 minutes ago, DE. said:

I can see Derby's slash and burn financial scenario clashing badly with the appointment of Lampard as manager. For our sake I certainly hope so!

He is bringing Jody Morris with him who has won all round him with the Chelsea youth teams. They will bring some of them in I would imagine. 

Budget restraints and Lampards inexperience will be the deciders though. They haven't stuck with managers much in recent times. 

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