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Gav

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  1. These jobs are warehouse operatives mainly TS. Just to put El Tombro's 1 job theory to bed....... https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/oct/17/small-firms-fury-as-amazon-offers-3000-sign-up-bonus-to-attract-christmas-staff The highest Amazon sign-on bonus of £3,000 for full-time workers is being advertised at the firm’s Exeter warehouse. Temporary sorting staff at a warehouse in Weybridge, Surrey, are being offered £2,000 signing-up bonuses. Temporary recruits in Leeds are being offered £1,500. The 93,000 square-metre Amazon warehouse in Dunfermline in Fife, Scotland, is also offering signing up bonuses for £1,500. It is the company’s biggest warehouse in Britain, sorting and packing items across Scotland and the north of England.
  2. Did Amazon offer such an incentive before Brexit?
  3. You seem to have lost sight of the original point. Amazon would usually rely of cheap European workers to fill these kind of vacancies. Since Brexit and the new rules around visas/£26k, they can no longer do that. Amazon are now attracting local workers by offering a £3k signing on bonus, regardless of how and when it’s paid. That wouldn’t, didn't happen before Brexit, a Brexit bonus if ever I saw one, clearly.
  4. I couldn't agree more with your first paragraph islander, spot on. I don't agree he's been backed enough to make a difference, he's certainly been backed more than some in this league yes, but the money invested isn't going to knock the likes of Norwich, West Brom, Fulham, Bournemouth, Brentford and Leeds from the promotion places over recent seasons in my opinion.
  5. ‘He’s’ not behind Mowbray….and make no mistake, he despises the owners with a passion. That doesn’t stop him pointing out that not everything TM does is bad, despite what the blinkered would have us to believe.
  6. We bought Armstrong for £2m and sold for around £20m, I’m not interested in net. That’s a tremendous bit of business. Diaz and Gallagher have a long way to go, but if they keep up the current scoring rate they’ll be worth far more than we paid for them, IF. Kaminsky is a star in the making, he’ll be a £10m keeper. Dack was a £10-15m player before injury, great bit of business, you can’t blame Mowbray for his injuries. £50m is probably on the low side. Ps - He still needs sacking 👍
  7. Spot on. Now that Diaz and Gallagher are starting to fire, players wages are the new stick to beat Mowbray with....😃 Dack (when fit), Gallagher, Diaz, Armstrong and Kaminsky are looking like being good bits of business, on todays market probably worth £50m+ would you say? 1 point off the playoffs and assets like these, no wonder he's being kept around.
  8. Mowbray has just pulled in almost £20m for Adam Armstrong, I'm sure Venkys trust him alright. It looks like both Gallagher and Ben Diaz will prove to be hits, scoring for fun this season, he's probably got 2 more cash cows that will be cashed in upon for decent money at some stage. As for the contracts, its the owners that are refusing to fund new deals, Mowbray is on record stating he wants to keep the players, at any other club he'd be doing just that, but sadly its been just one of many 'blind spots' throughout Venkys time here, letting contracts run down, Lambert in part walked because of it too. Have all our former managers under Venkys 'made conscious decisions' to let contracts run down?
  9. It’s hard to say with any certainty. But I’m confident, if we ever get back to the Premiership, you can guarantee we’ll get 17k home fans midweek and 20k+ for Saturday games, if Venkys are a distant memory. Keep the faith.
  10. You do a great job running this website J*B - I’m not picking a fight, appreciate all your efforts and the backroom team 👍
  11. We have thousands of fans that don’t currently have season tickets…. This site in no way represent the Rovers fan base at large, it doesn’t even come close.
  12. I guess it depends how you judge quality. We beat Swansea, Forest and Reading today, just off the top of my head, clubs with budgets way beyond ours if that counts?
  13. We’ve had 11 wasted seasons, why are you getting the hump now? But welcome to the party, finally Rev….
  14. This site has around 30 people posting regularly Waco, it represents less than 0.1% of the Rovers fan base. I can assure you that the vast majority of Rovers fans are enjoying the win tonight, against an opposition that have spent way beyond our means, its a very good win, an impressive win. Onwards and upwards.
  15. You might like to think that, but its very clear from the players themselves that they're playing for the club and playing for the manager. We are all long enough in the tooth to know when the manager has lost the players, its clear as day thats not the case, in fact I'd go as far as to say they've never been more united under Mowbray. The contract situation is down to the owners having turning off the tap, its happened under most mangers throughout Venkys time here, but not on this scale. I'm reliably informed Nyambe is on peanuts for a regular Championship player and the club are reluctant to increase that current deal by much, its a disgrace and down to the owners and the owners only. Waggot was going on about wage structures, does anyone believe Nyambe and Lenihan are asking the club to break a wage structure? The transfer window was a shambles because we're skint, the loan market was a shambles because we're skint and we're going to lose 1st team regulars because we're skint.
  16. No wonder you don't see as many hedgehogs as you used to, 11yrs has really taken its toll on the population.
  17. Venkys have an excellent track record of making quality appointments, what could possibly go wrong? Its a very real concern for many fans.
  18. https://www.legendspublishing.net/product/no-nay-never/
  19. The Rovers and burnley rivalry TS. Interview with the author here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09r77f1
  20. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-59003006 Didn't know where to put this, but its a massive boost for Fleetwood which has often come out as one of the poorest towns in the country. I seem to recall the family are Rovers fans, didn't Doreens husband sadly due on the way to Trelleborg?
  21. I was speaking to a Utd fan yesterday complaining about Solskjaer, out of his depth, tactically inept, poor in front of the media, wouldn't have got the job if he hadn't been a player, you get my drift. He then went on to say that he'd like to see Solskjaer sacked and Steve Bruce back as manager, I almost fell of the chair....... He then went on to say he'd steady the ship, keep them competitive, keep them honest until someone better comes along, a bit like Mowbray at your place. Everyone knows Venkys are the problem, until they leave you'll never do anything, Mowbray is a steady hand, he'll keep you competitive in the Championship, you'll not end up in league 1 with him in charge. He has a point in my opinion. Just on Gareth Ainsworth, I want him nowhere near this football club until Venkys leave. Manging this football club under these owners will destroy his local lad reputation in 6 months. Its tough to manage your home town team in good circumstances, but under Venkys he'll be ripped apart.
  22. I think you'll get a mixture, logistics and warehousing are notorious for turnover of staff, often due to more hourly pay or incentives such as Amazon are offering. Its not unusual to see staff join and leave B&Q for example time and time again. I also think you'll get workers from the service industry looking at this too, bit of a Christmas bonus for joining.
  23. They would usually employ cheap labour for outside the UK to fill such vacancies, they can't do that now due to the restrictions on visas vrs salary after brexit. I would also question whether or not Amazon UK would have been allowed to offer cash incentives whilst we remained in EU, surely that would be break one EU law on competition rules. Anyway, it now gives an opportunity for local employees to take up those jobs with a cash incentive to do so. Fill yer boots El Tombro.
  24. What a load of cobblers....... It hasn't happened in over 200yrs Dom, of course its an achievement.
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