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  1. Claytons Left Boot

    Premier League Stuff

    Exactly how it works in Rugby League. The referee is in full control.
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    Rovers badge

    I think the current badge is superb and one of the best in the entire four divisions. It has everything you would want - our name, year of formation, Latin motto and the red rose of Lancashire. Tweaking it a little with the blue and white halved background would be good and, as EiT says, perhaps changing the yellow lettering and also changing the shade of blue to royal blue on the circular part of the badge. A very marginal update, for me.
  3. Claytons Left Boot

    Premier League Stuff

    Fair enough. I seem to have this recollection of Hughes playing players out of position etc as well. Memory’s fading and all that lol.
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    Bolton Wanderers Unpaid Staff Need Food bank.

    Bolton the only team in the entire top four divisions yet to score a goal. Everton only scored one as well.
  5. Claytons Left Boot

    Premier League Stuff

    They’re a very fit, athletic, well organised team but, it ends there. They do the basics right but there’s no real talent, flair or anything beyond the mundane. They frustrated Liverpool for a while and I had a feeling they may just get a point from the game. Once Liverpool’s flukey, first goal went in, it changed the game, they relaxed a bit and the result, thereafter, was never in doubt. In fact they took their foot off the gas for a while until they bagged their third. Unfortunately, the Clarettes have enough to grind out wins and points against other mediocre sides to ensure that, for the time being, they will remain in the top flight without any undue sweat. Dyche continues to play square pegs in square holes and just gets the boring gets to do what they’re good at, realising their limitations. Both Souness and Hughes had a shelf life at Ewood. Great at first but each lost the plot towards the end. I’m praying the Ginger One goes the same way and sooner the better. There’s no sign of it yet though.
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    Any Mill Hill St Peters veterans?

    Mick Higgins, Rovers reserves and I think, Workington Town. And me, of course. Only one thing kept me out of the England team in the early 80s...I wasn’t good enough..sorry.
  7. Claytons Left Boot

    Bury FC rip

    No, but it’s what should happen. Our own fans hadn’t the balls to get on the pitch during the Venky’s saga, so to ask any to do it for Bury, is way out of the question. Just seen on the BBC website that the Football Supporters’ Association have asked fans at this week’s matches for a minutes applause on the 27th minute. Bury were expelled on the 27th August and they’re the first team for 27 years to lose their league status. Words fail me.
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    Bury FC rip

    Signed and shared on Facebook. I’ve a feeling this will grow and grow. Marches, demonstrations, strike action, pitch invasions should be the order of the day. A bit of solidarity to show the EFL that they can’t treat ‘smaller’ clubs in this way. Wan*ers.
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    Bury FC rip

    If they don’t reconsider and revoke, I would be inclined to get a legal team together to sue the incompetent bar stuards at the EFL seeing as they should have carried out a Fit and a Proper test in the first place. They kept allowing extensions in Bolton’s case but seemed like they wanted to simply stick the boot into Bury. May be a show of solidarity by football fans from up and down the country to support Bury’s position. Marches and demonstrations etc. Even if it takes a couple of months for a potential takeover to be approved and go through, they could simply be relegated to League 3 and go again next season, rather than have their registration withdrawn. All seems rather sudden when they are trying their hardest for the situation to be resolved. A hundred and thirty odd years of history being brushed under the carpet.
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    Bolton Wanderers Unpaid Staff Need Food bank.

    Simple answer is no. However, the council could be savvy here. Rather than stumping up the amount in full, in practice they could effectively borrow the money from the government at low interest rates and then tailor their lease with Bury FC accordingly. One payment in, one payment out. No real need to increase council tax. That’s rather simplistic, I know but Leeds and their council managed it. It surely wouldn’t work if Bury were to definitely lose their league status as they then wouldn’t be able to fund such a scheme. However, if they were to successfully appeal the EFL’s decision and win, who knows?
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    Bolton Wanderers Unpaid Staff Need Food bank.

    It was mentioned on here earlier today that there is a covenant on the Gigg Lane site that it has to be used for sports purposes, so that would rule out a sale to a housing developer. Could the council not take over the debt, have ownership of the stadium transferred to it and then lease it back to the club? Obviously, C & N (or some other buyer) could then step in with a completely clean slate. The lease back arrangement happened with Leeds and Elland Road a few years back.
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    Bury FC rip

    This. To get back to the Premier League, you need a plan. You need a figurehead as a Manager, a first rate Chief Executive and a proper ‘behind the scenes’ structure. You need to start buying considerably better players than you currently have. If you can’t do that through normal revenues, you have to inject further cash. We have none of this and, as you quite rightly say, they have no idea what to do and don’t seem to be particularly interested. Very sad day indeed for Bury and football in general.
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    Any Mill Hill St Peters veterans?

    Haha, I’ll make sure you’re in a good home John. I looked at who you thought was your dad and wasn’t sure but now I’ve seen your ‘second from the right dad’ I can tell!
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    Bolton Wanderers Unpaid Staff Need Food bank.

    The biggest cost to any business is it’s staff. In footballs’ case, the players. At the last company I worked for, wages were around 20% of turnover and we were a realatively small but well run, profitable business. Looking at 2018 figure work for the PL clubs, that percentage ranged from around 50% to 80%. Rewind a few years before the ‘mega’ tv deals came in and those percentages would have been even higher. There has been a knock on effect to the rest of the leagues and an unfair distribution of tv monies plus stupidly high wages has put a strain on most clubs’ finances. It’s not hard to see why Bury have suffered more than most. Unfashionable, northern club from a small town with gates of around 5k on a good day. Behind the scenes, run by total shysters who have mortgaged the ground at interest rates of 138% and appear to have been bleeding the club dry. The EFL, who should have been there to protect this sort of thing have done sweet FA, if you’ll pardon the pun.
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    Any Mill Hill St Peters veterans?

    Exiled in Toronto, Arbitro and I went to SMC and Toss Kennedy was my form teacher and also taught me maths. (1969-1976)
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