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Exiled in Toronto last won the day on November 5 2009

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  1. Exiled in Toronto

    Transfer Window - Rumours, Stories and Discussion

    If he’d said Chapman would be a certain starter the price and salary probably would’ve doubled. If we can get him at bench player prices he’s worth a punt with that injury; if we can’t, he isn’t.
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    Season Tickets 2018/19

    I’ll have some of what you’re having
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    Matchday Programme

    Apart from the manager’s column, pen pictures of opponents and key previous meetings, there’s very little in a programme that isn’t easily available online. Maybe EFL should resurrect the old Football League Review idea and include in every clubs’ programme a kind of mini 442. Producing 32 pages of interesting and new content every other week is both expensive and difficult for each club. Maybe each club should just produce the 4 pages of match relevant content coupled with the mini 442 which they each get for 1/72 of the cost of production.
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    Championship 2018-19

    Sir Alf was a distinguished international who outshone Robson as a manager.
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    Championship 2018-19

    I don’t know if I’d buy a season ticket or not if I was in min wage. One has to spend based on ones own personal priorities. Beer, fags and skittles wouldn’t make my list but I suspect they do for many on low incomes. If tickets should be priced vs local income and catchment area then Burnley tickets should be cheaper than ours, regardless of being in the Premier League, and Accy should be paying people to come. Obviously one doesn’t like the thought of proper fans being priced out - although that has been the story of football everywhere the last 20 years - but the gigantic flaw in the idea is giving a 35% price cut to the 12,000 who can already afford the current prices. Enough new people don’t come to bridge that gap.
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    Championship 2018-19

    I did grow up in Blackburn and my parents still live there. I don’t get why people expect Rovers to offer much lower prices than the norm when it’s not normal in any other business, their costs aren’t any lower, and history has shown that demand is relatively price inelastic. It’s a business not a charity.
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    Darwen End Closure / New Singing Section

    I’m not sure you’d get a single Baggies fan to entertain that notion; they’ve won all 3 major honours, been in 13 cup finals winning six of them and have spent less time in the third tier. And get bigger crowds.
  8. Exiled in Toronto

    Championship 2018-19

    I haven’t been back in a while but I assume new cars and petrol sell for 35% less than elsewhere in Blackburn
  9. Exiled in Toronto

    Transfer Window - Rumours, Stories and Discussion

    All managers sign players who for whatever reason don’t work out. Not all managers sign players who have the impact of Dack, signed on a longer contract.
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    Transfer Window - Rumours, Stories and Discussion

    But the hits massively outweigh the misses when one measures by contribution rather than headcount. Even without Samuel we’d have barely registered a point before Oct. One thing I like about Mowbray is he didn’t persist with the failures too long
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    Championship 2018-19

    A lot of the current 14 were nowhere near the 1st Div back in the day. I suppose one could say that tv money, while creating a permanent top 6, has democratized 7-20. I wonder how many Subbuteo team sets Brighton, Watford and Bournemouth would’ve sold back in the day.
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    Championship 2018-19

    That’s only about half a dozen clubs shy of a decent looking old First Division
  13. Exiled in Toronto

    Premier League Stuff

    I’d also make the point that the Trust pulling the plug was condemning us to an inevitable decline. I reckon 8 of those needed replacing within a year or two - where were we going to get 8 top half prem players from with zero money? Sam did a great job extending the life of Hughes’s legacy, but the buffers were in sight.
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    Premier League Stuff

    I remember it more as MGP’s “long” throw having lost all forward momentum when it reached Samba who, being such a big fella, had a poor standing jump so rarely winning it, and then Diouf would stand on the goalie’s feet for a free kick. Cue Samba trundling back at 2.5 mph. Rinse and repeat.
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    Yes indeed, taking an individual word from a sentence to construe your own meaning is a well accepted rhetorical practice. One wonders why Cicero bothered with all those extra words when one would do. I get a sense of a feeling of superiority that your expectations have not been dumbed down, unlike us sheep. Enjoy the view from up there.

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