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by Aceface
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Justin Fashanu Hall of fame (non whu)
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Justin Fashanu Hall of fame (non whu)

Inducted because he’s gay basically. Tokenism at its finest. Sporting halls of fame celebrate pioneers as well as the most talented. A black, gay footballer coming out on the cusp of eighties football culture, with all that entails, and to this day being the only one willing to do it is more than d...
by Aceface
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread
Replies: 1002
Views: 50348

Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Ironing Board wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:45 pm
Southampton look to be coming back into the mix, while even Palace are sinking lower.
Saints are on 31 points already, and Palace on 30. It would be the most extraordinary collapse for the former in particular to not get enough from the next 12 games to see them home.
by Aceface
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread
Replies: 1002
Views: 50348

Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

TheHandOfDog wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:53 pm
Queue games tonight against City and next Liverpool.
You're in Moyes's house now, bitch. Keeping the score down away to the big dogs is what he's all about. It's what he said in his unveiling presser before it was paraphrased as "winning".
by Aceface
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread
Replies: 1002
Views: 50348

Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Any team getting only 32 points should be relegated as a punishment. Agreed. Our goal difference is quite helpful at the moment as a differentiator – only Brighton of the bottom 6 have a better one, although apart from Norwich they're all close. So relegation really could go down to those clubs who...
by Aceface
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread
Replies: 1002
Views: 50348

Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

One of those computer-generated predictors thinks that 32 points will be enough to stay up this season. That seems like a stretch to believe at this point, but that would mean two wins and two draws would be enough, absurdly. Even Moyes might be able to manage that.
by Aceface
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions
Replies: 13981
Views: 1872836

Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

build a stadium within the bowl, i'm sure it could be cleverly blended in to the existing structure somehow and would leave tonnes of space for other businesses to be set up within it, bars, offices etc obviously just the small matter of an owner with ambition and money to be found I mean, for sure...
by Aceface
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread
Replies: 1002
Views: 50348

Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Couple of spirited performances against Man City and Liverpool - even if they yield nil points - would hopefully create some momentum into the remaining games. It was the 0-0 with Chelsea (aka The Adrian Match) that provided the before & after point of survival in 2014. Unexpected points at this st...
by Aceface
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sliding doors
Replies: 13
Views: 1315

Re: Sliding doors

I don't think this season really counts. We have two in modern times – the 2003 relegation and January 2016. Both inexplicable. I don't consider the lack of investment in January under Allardyce when we were third to be in the same ballpark as the one in Bilic's season. That squad had no chance of s...
by Aceface
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions
Replies: 13981
Views: 1872836

Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Given the size of the footprint, how many seats could conceivably be erected if you simply removed the current lower tiers entirely, and replaced them with a structure designed to pack in as many as possible around the pitch? This would obviously necessitate the closure of the upper tiers. And forge...
by Aceface
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Takeover Bid ?
Replies: 386
Views: 25384

Re: Possible Takeover Bid ?

Soulman58 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:51 pm
Being pedantic, but it wasn't Athletics fault, it was a bunch of dipsticks trying to turn it into a football arena.
There's plenty of blame to go round, but Seb Coe – representing the voice of athletcs – is well worth his share.
by Aceface
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Takeover Bid ?
Replies: 386
Views: 25384

Re: Possible Takeover Bid ?

I haven't followed this story at all so this might be a dumb question, but even if Tripp Smith went to the Middle East recently, how did anyone know it was for West Ham-related reasons? With his background it could be for any number of reasons.
by Aceface
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Takeover Bid ?
Replies: 386
Views: 25384

Re: Possible Takeover Bid ?

Just blue-skying here: maybe Sullivan can buy back Brum now they'll have that stadium he longed to have built by someone else's money available to exploi...er, expand the club.

Sorry Blues fans, but sometimes you have to take one for the team.

Don't call it a comeback.
by Aceface
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Man City (Non-WHU)
Replies: 136
Views: 6401

Re: Man City (Non-WHU)

hammerddh wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:55 am
Salary cap
It's the only answer to resolve the issue.
A salary cap would be brilliant. Virtually zero chance of it ever being implemented but it would revolutionize the game across the continent.
by Aceface
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Man City (Non-WHU)
Replies: 136
Views: 6401

Re: Man City (Non-WHU)

Rather a doped to the eyeballs City hoovering up a spot than Tottenham or god forbid, the Blades. Morality be damned.
by Aceface
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winston Reid
Replies: 2481
Views: 213268

Re: Winston Reid

Hands up if you've ever signed a contract just to wind up Puff...

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by Aceface
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Relegation Rebuild & Casualties
Replies: 76
Views: 3656

Re: The Relegation Rebuild & Casualties

Isn't it telling that most of us couldn't give a toss if they all went? In every relegation, we've had players that it was painful to see leave. Not this time. The pain isn't in the leaving. It's a delayed poison pill delivered gradually over the course of the following season when one or more of t...
by Aceface
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Relegation Rebuild & Casualties
Replies: 76
Views: 3656

Re: The Relegation Rebuild & Casualties

From an accounting perspective Haller is the only one on that list we'll take a bath on. I'm not even sure on Haller it would be bath. He's recorded as being a £36m signing on Transfermarkt. If there is anything resembling a £45m deal, it will involve a whole lot of clauses that he won't likely hav...
by Aceface
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lucas Pérez
Replies: 598
Views: 51330

Re: Lucas Pérez

I liked Obiang and really wanted him to come good but I think his history is being slightly rewritten here...Can't remember ever thinking "he's had a really good game" he was a steady-eddy (with an occiasional ricket) through and through. He seemed from afar to be the most sensible, well-rounded hu...
by Aceface
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Relegation Rebuild & Casualties
Replies: 76
Views: 3656

Re: The Relegation Rebuild & Casualties

The amount of bunse that could be made from a relegation – certainly relative to last time – is there for all to see and should give pause to those who think Sullivan is going to be overtly suffer in the event we go down. Think of it as disaster capitalism – they find a way to profit even in the bad...
by Aceface
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Protests against the board being planned
Replies: 3459
Views: 186270

Re: Protests against the board being planned

Mega Ron wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:46 am
It might.
I doubt it.

Clubs of our size who try to get promoted generally have awful mish-mash teams assembled expensively and hastily, mixed in with the dregs of the relegated side who you couldn't shift. Identity is one thing that will not be found by dropping a division.