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by Wilko1304
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Relegation Rebuild & Casualties
Replies: 76
Views: 3651

Re: The Relegation Rebuild & Casualties

If we go down we will do the usual 'fire sale' and lose the following players at bargain basement fees. Fabianski £5m, Diop £20m, Masuaka £4m, Balbuena £3m, Rice £40m, Lanzini £10m, Anderson £20m, Fornals £15m, Bowen £15m, Antonio £15m, Haller £20m, Ajeti £3m, Diangana £12m. A grand total of £182m....
by Wilko1304
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread
Replies: 1000
Views: 50226

Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Any team getting only 32 points should be relegated as a punishment.

I’d be surprised if two teams didn’t go down with over that.
by Wilko1304
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Protests against the board being planned
Replies: 3454
Views: 185962

Re: Protests against the board being planned

David Gold's latest like on Twitter. I'm not too sure who the troll account actually is but either way, it really is a low. Of course. Events like this are always really difficult for some of us, it just hits the brain some way, and in a time where I haven’t been as happy as I’d like, it’s almost a...
by Wilko1304
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Man City (Non-WHU)
Replies: 136
Views: 6389

Re: Man City (Non-WHU)

Spurs haven’t crashed it in the same way; they haven’t won anything and have hit a period under an incredible manager. Further to that, they hit the jackpot with Bale and broke the top four right before the money exploded. Hit their sustained peak at the time the money could secure them ahead of eve...
by Wilko1304
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Man City (Non-WHU)
Replies: 136
Views: 6389

Re: Man City (Non-WHU)

Really hard to care. They waited until the only way to crash their party was to be funded by wild investment and then made a rule that you couldn’t be funded by wild investment. Don’t know why anyone outside of that elite would be so offended, to be honest. It’s no difference to the rest of us, exce...
by Wilko1304
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Man City (Non-WHU)
Replies: 136
Views: 6389

Re: Man City (Non-WHU)

Frankly, I just see it as another victory for the established elite.

FFP was brought in to keep the same teams in top positions. City broke in the only way you can: spend ludicrous amounts of money.
by Wilko1304
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread
Replies: 1000
Views: 50226

Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

My last set of predictions had us needing to beat Villa to stay up. And the last spot in the bottom three was between us and them. A draw or better for them had them surviving. That’s a tense game... Other clubs have worries, we aren’t the only ones. Watford: the new manager bounce has deserted them...
by Wilko1304
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Protests against the board being planned
Replies: 3454
Views: 185962

Re: Protests against the board being planned

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. For the most part, I could just us...
by Wilko1304
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why modern football is broken beyond repair
Replies: 104
Views: 4463

Re: Why modern football is broken beyond repair

International tournaments are the best.

Coaches matter more, style matters, problems can’t be solved immediately by money, players emerge into brilliance and can’t be taken away.

The fans are great, the matches matter, giants fall to their own arrogance
by Wilko1304
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why modern football is broken beyond repair
Replies: 104
Views: 4463

Re: Why modern football is broken beyond repair

I find the Premier League interesting still, I just care more about the relegation battles and teams trying to break the top four. There’s some interesting mini-battles in there if you ignore the title race - easier for me as I don’t see newspapers any more. No back page bias if you can’t see a back...
by Wilko1304
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Protests against the board being planned
Replies: 3454
Views: 185962

Re: Protests against the board being planned

I’d like to see them try stop Liverpool fans. Would be a massive own goal. They’d look ridiculous. What are they gonna do, ask politely?
by Wilko1304
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why modern football is broken beyond repair
Replies: 104
Views: 4463

Re: Why modern football is broken beyond repair

They’re already making changes to the loan rules. “In short, FIFA intends to restrict clubs to a maximum of 8 loan players at a time, though this would exclude any player under the age of 21 who have been at the club for a “long enough” period of time.” That was two years ago, think it’s been approv...
by Wilko1304
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why modern football is broken beyond repair
Replies: 104
Views: 4463

Re: Why modern football is broken beyond repair

Let them have their super league. The English clubs involved will lose their financial over other European teams, most of them will struggle as they are so poorly run in comparison, then they’ll be losers in a system that doesn’t care for them. 2022 seems a big time for change. Think some TV deals a...
by Wilko1304
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Takeover Bid ?
Replies: 386
Views: 25378

Re: Possible Takeover Bid ?

That picture only tells a story of what you do with what is currently there. Hypothetical billionaires could use the shell of the stadium, build shops, hotels, bars inside it, put in actual football stands over them with a higher rake, make a stadium. But it isn't anything we're ever likely to see. ...
by Wilko1304
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 3808
Views: 127662

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

The ability to draw games is the only thing that separates us and Arsenal. I can think of some others, but I get the point! (although i'd like three) Can't we just try and support him until the end of the season? If he fails then fine, let's all call for his head - but until then... this constant t...
by Wilko1304
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 3808
Views: 127662

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

He's had just 6 league games so far. Out of those 6 teams, we've lost to 3 - and all three of them currently sit in the top 5. The 3 games you'd expect him not to lose, he hasn't lost. You could arguably say that we could/should have won all three - we probably would have if it wasn't for the flims...
by Wilko1304
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 3808
Views: 127662

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

Gbamin is a midfielder, a defensive one at that. Holgate primarily a centre back, rather loosely a midfielder in even less of way than Rice is a centre back. Their squad is better, it's got more depth, but it's not great. It has slightly more in terms of options, too, for style of play. One by one, ...
by Wilko1304
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Takeover Bid ?
Replies: 386
Views: 25378

Re: Possible Takeover Bid ?

It is often a lot more expensive to retrofit. Time is the most expensive commodity in construction and disassembling a building with the proper care as to not damage it takes a lot of time. Depending on the extent of the intervention, I think it would be less expensive to build anew. That's a fair ...
by Wilko1304
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Takeover Bid ?
Replies: 386
Views: 25378

Re: Possible Takeover Bid ?

I still think there’s a possibility of making it a stadium, they’d just have to rip the insides out. I don’t know how difficult or expensive that would be, but must be cheaper than starting again. The outside is an interesting one. I’m unsure whether it’s laziness or just the problem of modern stadi...
by Wilko1304
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Takeover Bid ?
Replies: 386
Views: 25378

Re: Possible Takeover Bid ?

There isn’t a chance they’re making 130m extra a year thanks to that stadium. Always Arsenal’s big mistake, they gambled on stadia and then the TV money went mad. I don’t even think it helps the brand that much, really. The image of fan engagement is a big part of it across the world, older stadiums...