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  1. The Premier and Football Leagues to be suspended until at least 4th April (Situation to be reviewed on 4th April). Given that the government are estimating the peak of this virus is 12-14 weeks away then there is the real possibility that the entire season could be voided. Has huge implications for the football league, particularly those clubs that are already in financial strife.
  2. I was listening to the excellent "price of football" podcast (https://priceoffootball.com/podcast/) this morning and they covered the new points based immigration system that the government have proposed and the affect it would have on football. Rovers have invested in a european scouting network which is likely to be redundant as the new system would make it difficult to sign players from outside the UK. Any player would need 70 points to be allowed to work here. A job offer from an approved employer would give the player 20 points. The club would have to demonstrate that locally they cannot get players at the appropriate skill level, if they did that then that would be a further 20 points. The players passing an English test would give him a further 10 points and an annual salary of over £25,600 would give them the final 20 points. The FA are backing the new system and want to use it to ensure that clubs use UK talent rather than look elsewhere so the "appropriate skill level" is the one that they are focussing on and in initial discussions the English test that is going to be set will be at a high level so many players would fail that or they will need to start preparing for moves to the UK 12 months in advance in order to ensure that their English is an appropriate level. The flip side to this is that the pricing for UK players is going to sky rocket, our academy has been doing an excellent job of producing players that have made it to the first team, suddenly they become even bigger assets. I found the discussion interesting so I though that I would start a seperate thread.
  3. Surnames with F are now complete, that includes one of my favourite ever Rovers Brad Friedel, certainly our greatest ever goalkeeper.
  4. Kamy100

    January transfer window 2020

    The sell on fee would be spilit into installments as per what Bournemouth agree with United, so if they get it over 5 installments over 3 years then we will get 20% of each installment. However, it is guaranteed income so we can use it to structure deals for any players that we wish to sign over a similar period.
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    Venkys - Welcome or Not?

    I am not sure about that, but the way it is explained to me by someone who know understands annual accounting processes is that auditors asked for these funding guarantees as a condition of them approving the accounts.
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    Venkys - Welcome or Not?

    I believe that they have to make regular cash injections into the club, these were part of the gurantees that they have to give in order to get auditors to sign off accounts, this is likely to be one of those payments.
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    January transfer window 2020

    Interesting read on the model that Brentford follow: https://www.football.london/championship/brentford-rasmus-ankersen-transfer-plan-14136285
  8. Good progress Surnames with E completed. Will now move onto with the F's. Have to say that when uploading these I have learned so much about the history of our club and the players that have represented us. It has been an education.
  9. We have now completed all surnames starting with D. Work on the next section will start over the next few days.
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    Cricket

    Absolutely brilliant. Stokes is unbelievable. Special test match. A superb advert for why the 4 day test match idea is bonkers.
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    Cricket

    One more wicket. Come on boys but Rabada isn't a rabbit, he can bat.
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    Cricket

    I think that it has been a decent test pitch, maybe got a bit too slow on day 5 but if you bowl in the right consistently you will get wickets. We haven't quite been able to do that consistently today. Root's is not a very tactically aware captain, he field placings not the best, particularly to spinners.
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    Cricket

    South Africa doing well and we seem to be running out of ideas and some concerns about Jimmy's fitness. A few baffling fields set by Root in last session with players seemingly in running saving position's when there is no threat of them getting close to the target. Big final session coming up.
  14. Kamy100

    Cricket

    This test match is the first time that I have been listening to talksport cricket coverage and completely agree, it is awful. Some of it is cringeworthy. TMS is in a different league. Just got to stay patient, keep bowling the right line and length, hopefully the wickets will come.
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    January transfer window 2020

    He has done well at Morecombe, his contract with United expires at the end of the season so we should be able to pick him up for a nominal fee. If we do sign him I can see him being loaned out again until the end of the season.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    I can see why some fans want Mowbray replaced, while I don’t agree with that view, I do can understand and respect their view. As some others have said, I fully expected a mid-table finish this season and we are on course to achieve that. I never bought into the play off talk because the squad that we have isn’t good enough to get the points required to get into the top 6. The transfer policy is something that does need to be questioned. TM and his recruitment team are in full control of signing players and we have spent £12 million on strikers that don’t look capable of getting anywhere near 20 goals a season, so that has to be questioned as does the decision not to look at what we lack (particularly in wide areas) which is pace. Teams find it easy to setup against us because we cannot really hit them on the break or disrupt their defensive shape because everything that we do is so slow. I hope that Mowbray is given until the end of the season and then we can review where we are. The other danger of making any change is that there are still outside influences that have access to Venky’s which always brings the danger that they end up listening to the wrong advice and appoint someone as bad as Coyle/Kean which would throw the club into freefall.
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    Bradley Dack

    Apparently this is the suspected injury which if true is 6-8 weeks.
  18. Player Archive has been updated with all the players whose surname started with C. Upload has taken a bit longer than expected but I am hoping to make some good progress over the next month.
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    General Election 2019

    What a scumbag things to say Boris, but it shows what his agenda is and who he is targeting. The comment below in the thread related to this sums it perfectly: This is the thing about the modern right wing. They are not anti-immigration, even if they are telling the northern working class that after Brexit there will be more money for the NHS and no Polish people undercutting their quotes. No, they like immigrants. As long as they come in, work for as low a salary as possible, aren't allowed to claim benefits or use the health service, don't bring their families over and leave before they get any idea of marrying any of our innocent English women.
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    General Election 2019

    I was talking to a friend on the way into work this morning, he is an anayst for one of the polling companies and he was saying that this is a bizarre election for Labour, their polling is showing that Labour are advancing/holiding their vote in middle class areas, however, their traditional strong vote in working class areas is seriously being erodated which for him shows that in these areas the voters are just focussing on one issue Brexit and virtually everything else is not having an impact on voter intention.
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    General Election 2019

    Just read this on facebook - some bloke said he couldn’t bring himself to vote labour because of Jeremy Corbyn - the reply is ace!: Colin - I’ll leave this here for you to ponder - Let's say Jeremy Corbyn had been the Home Secretary for six years, during which time he slashed some 21,000 police jobs taking us back to 1970s levels of per capita policing. Let's say he also slashed the UK Border Agency budget so that over a million people per month were coming and going through UK airports without being properly checked. Let's say by virtue of an extremely self-serving EU referendum non-campaign he managed to get into 10 Downing Street, where he kept up his agenda of cutting the UK security services and border agency. Then there's a home-grown terrorist attack by a known Islamist fanatic in a city where Corbyn had cut the police budget by £157 million. Let's say Jeremy Corbyn "lost" files on an internal pedophile ring. Let's say he wanted to take the homes from the elderly. Let's say he cut 30% of your disabled benefit. Let's say he signed an arms deal with the (ISIS-funding) Saudis worth millions & twice sold them when it was illegal. Let's say he wanted to take away your child's free school meal. Let's say he forced NHS staff to use food banks. Let's say he made so many cuts to the NHS that people are suffering waiting for ambulances and A&E doctors. Let's say he went against doctors, nurses, teachers, fire fighters, the armed forces... Let's say he took away funding for University for upcoming doctors and nurses. Let's say after all these cuts there's still a deficit and he'd missed every target he'd set himself for reducing it. What would you have to say about Jeremy Corbyn under these circumstances? And why are you not saying those things about Johnson, May, Cameron, and the Tory Government right now? Since 2010, successive Tory and Lib Dem coalition Governments have done all this . Why are you not voting to bring these parties down?
  22. Kamy100

    General Election 2019

    The MRP poll conducted by yougov is predicting a 68 seat majority for the Tories. This was the only poll that got it right last time round, even down to safe Tory seats like Canterbury being lost.
  23. It was blackburn born comedian (and Rovers fan) Tez Ilyas (https://tezilyas.com/)
  24. Kamy100

    General Election 2019

    Boris has yet to confirm that he will do the interview (according to Neil's twitter). I guess for him it is a judgment on what will do more damage, not appearing or appearing and getting obliterated.
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    General Election 2019

    It is funny how Boris refuses to apologies for the clearly islamaphobic comments that he and some of his colleagues have made over the last 2 years but that isn't really picked up by the media. Corbyn equally was horrifc during the interview last night. As a muslim, I see so much islamaphobia in this country on a daily basis, it is almost as though people feel that it is acceptable to make islamaphobic comments. What people do not realise is that those that want to cite hatred, want to influence the young or the vunerable to do the most horrific things, use what is said as a tool to recruit.
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