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    Brexit

    He thinks he does.
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    Brexit

    Bloke above says that life's great.
  3. Very good game and a result we would have taken beforehand. Not sure if it was evident on TV how much effect the wind had - getting the assist for both teams' opening goals. I didn't think either penalty should have been given.
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    Politics

    What has this got to do with Tory immigration policy ? The article makes it clear that Bichard is a crossbench peer - but don't let awkward things like facts get in the way.
  5. I can't speak for Paul but that would be my definition of a "must win" game - like this one was 3 years ago.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    Do we have minimal crowds ? Your admission that the supporters continue to support the manager is interesting; I can see no reason why that would have a negative effect on the atmosphere. Logic would suggest it helps.
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    Brexit

    The point is that individuals coming to the UK are now going to be judged on the basis of what they can contribute rather than where they came from.
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    Premier League Stuff

    Yes - where the Premier League is better than La Liga is that the odds are not so stacked against the clubs not in the Champions League that it is impossible to provide anything other than weak opposition. However it is still going to be necessary to exercise skill in the transfer market - something West Ham have fallen down on.
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    Slow Build?

    I've never denied the existence of FFP ! Mowbray's signings have brought the club to the brink of the play offs. Stop trying to rewrite history.
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    Slow Build?

    Really ?
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    Slow Build?

    FFP was raised by me because the poster above was talking about a transfer spend of £25m at which point it would become a concern ! I have no interest in project fear - unlike others back in the autumn I was one of the posters saying with confidence that we would not be relegated. I was right.
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    Slow Build?

    You also have to observe FFP !
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    Slow Build?

    Players of the calibre of Tosin,Walton and Cunningham can be brought in via loans - we've proven that. You are missing the point that young players like Nyambe,Armstrong,JRC,Buckley,Travis will probably be better next season that this as they get more experience. There is no reason to imagine that a team which the league table shows is already close to the top 6- and which is top of the table of the last 17 games - cannot be good enough to be in the top 6 next season without this additional expenditure.
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    Armstrong Signed

    They didn't create the story - it was already out there.
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    Armstrong Signed

    The article makes it clear that there have been reports in the North East of interest in the player. You can't seriously be suggesting that in today's marketplace where local newspapers are struggling for their very existence that the LET should engage in a cover up of a story being reported elsewhere.
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    Slow Build?

    That you resort to abuse underlines the weakness of your argument. In those days there was no transfer window so signings were not restricted to the summer; The likes of Friedel, Hughes and Begovic arrived later in the season and we did not become promotion contenders until about November. By the standards of the time Souness spent pretty heavily for the second tier.
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    Armstrong Signed

    Newspapers can't be blamed for reporting the facts - it's the primary purpose of their existence.
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    Slow Build?

    There is no comparison between 2000 and 2020. There was no FFP then and the financial muscle of the club was greater than the other clubs in the division - as you point out he also inherited some outstanding younger players.
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    Attendances

    You seem to be suggesting that transfers in and out should in part be determined by what someone thinks the impact on season ticket sales might be. I don't think any serious football manager would countenance that. I remember Aston Villa signing David Ginola because Doug Ellis thought there would be a pick up in ticket sales as a result - it didn't work out on the pitch at all.
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    Slow Build?

    Yes, that is a good analysis of the situation and points to why moving Mowbray on is fraught with risk.
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    Slow Build?

    Because the club is clearly making progress under Mowbray.
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    Slow Build?

    No wind up - perfectly valid to demonstrate that things can take time and those demanding success yesterday- the ones who quote the likes of Sheffield United etc - need to understand that.
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    Tony Parkes

    I've read your post which clearly moves the otherwise moving situation regarding Tony Parkes on to the club's financial affairs - and the decisions taken by those responsible for them.
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    Brexit

    The EHRC investigate racism - they are investigating Labour not the Conservatives because there is no Tory racism.
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    Tony Parkes

    And yet people are demanding that the club spend money on signings. Where does that come from ?
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