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  1. J*B

    Car Park H

    If you get there at a decent time, you can park directly between the terrace houses and the Jack Walker stand for free and get away from the game straight away. It used to be monitored but isn’t this season.
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    The Godlike Genius of Charlie Mulgrew

    Jesus. Some interview is this. https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2020/january/boss-explains-mulgrews-return/
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    January transfer window 2020

    Further evidence that I know absolutely nothing about football.
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    January transfer window 2020

    Sorry Charlie but you’re on 20 grand a week and have signed a contract to say Wigan are going to pay 50% of that. We don’t have 10 grand a week spare for you to play in our reserves.
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    January transfer window 2020

    Why on earth would we pay him off when we had someone paying a % of his wages? If we’re paying him off that should have happened the minute after Wigan stopped paying him. If he’s going he should be going for a fee or staying at Wigan.
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    FFP Trouble

    Well well well...
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    January transfer window 2020

    ...why has he been let go by an MLS team?
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    January transfer window 2020

    That is categorically not what the players thought. If the fee was agreed he was off, his side was agreed.
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    January transfer window 2020

    Nonsense - if the playing squad are aware, the manager is aware. No way is that not fed back to the manager.
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    January transfer window 2020

    Side note, Silas is right.
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    Ben Brereton

    Have you considered that crying because of boos today could just be the final straw? Perhaps he’s very handsomely paid and has a beautiful partner... but loves playing football and his dream move to become a star striker is falling apart because he hasn’t been given opportunities to shine upfront, and when he has it just hasn’t happened for him. Perhaps he’s having all sorts of family trouble, Nottingham is just a bit too far away, his partner is staying down there because she can’t do her job up here and doesn’t want to become a wag. Perhaps he himself has no idea what’s going wrong. Perhaps he’s up all night worrying because everything he did at Forest that worked brilliantly seems to fail here, and he just can’t understand why. Perhaps, just perhaps, despite the 6m transfer and massive wage increase, the promises he was given just haven’t materialised and suddenly the transfer is the single worst thing he’s ever done. I suggest you read Matt Jansens book when he talks about returning from injury. I have edited out my final comment on this post because on reflection it may not have been fair.
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    Premier League Stuff

    The biggest question I have - that I still don’t understand despite working in TV (for a while in sports broadcasting, too) is... From my experience, all live cameras at the games are shot at 25 frames per second APART from US / Asian territories, who use 29.97 frames per second and what are called isolated cameras - which are the ones that get the celebrations and ‘sexy’ shots, usually at 100 frames a second. Assuming VAR is using the 25 frames cameras - which cover the most area within the ground and it would be most realistic for them to use, that gives 25 individual frames a second. At the speed a ball accelerates when it’s hit/passed - I just don’t see how it’s possible to get exact frame by frame references, especially when reviewing offsides for example. You will always be slightly out because you can only use one of those 25 still images. If for example you used a camera at 50 frames a second, you would be 100% more accurate for the exact moment the ball is touched. 100 frames would be 100% more accurate again.
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    January transfer window 2020

    I’m not sure Ben will be welcomed back by the ladies of the Ribble Valley, considering the chaos he left behind him!
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    January transfer window 2020

    The money spent on Brereton and Gallagher is the Dack money. It’s already been spent trying to find the next Dack type signing. The reason they’re worrying suddenly is there’s a Dack transfer-fee-sized-hole that needs filling for 12 months.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    Whilst it’s clearly not the easiest thing to do, the only way to work FFP is by getting the timing right. You need to have the opportunity to spend when you’re close to the playoffs and the way to do that is by either not spending in the seasons beforehand (allowing you more flexibility later down the line), making a massive sale then spending that money well or cheat the system by selling off assets to your owners. If we had the 12m now which Brereton and Gallagher have cost us, we would probably go up. Mowbray gambled on these signings, they haven’t worked. To be fair Waggot has played FFP well to ensure that we have a decent squad - but the injuries to Cunningham and Dack have essentially ruined the season. It will be another 3 years before we’ve recovered from a FFP standpoint and can go again.

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