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by Svlad Cjelli
23 May 2012 14:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Played like West ham?
Replies: 125
Views: 12146

Re: Played like West ham?

IMO, West Ham should have won that game by sewing it up in the first half-hour, like how they beat Brighton but the point is, I doubt anyone would think a 2-2 draw or 3-3 draw that day would be WHU being lucky Had that occurred (a 2-2 draw) a totally reasonable result 1 46 26-10-10 85-44 +39 88 Sou...
by Svlad Cjelli
03 Feb 2012 10:26
Forum: General Football
Topic: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread
Replies: 4546
Views: 204524

Re: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread

oxf*rd, oxf*rd arseholes
by Svlad Cjelli
03 Feb 2012 10:15
Forum: General Football
Topic: redknapp tax evasion - trial begins january
Replies: 225
Views: 10804

Re: redknapp tax evasion - trial begins january

leon wrote:he'll get off....it's all rather depressing, football appears to operate without any business or moral constraint.


But he's not dealing with football now - he's dealing with the law, in the real world.
by Svlad Cjelli
03 Feb 2012 10:14
Forum: General Football
Topic: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread
Replies: 4546
Views: 204524

Re: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread

Maybe. That certain is true, but all the evidence suggests that there are loads Of other reasons why people who love to have secret bank accounts in Non-English jurisdictions like to take over English football clubs. English authorities want to see full ownership details published, Yet clubs are sti...
by Svlad Cjelli
02 Feb 2012 11:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Thames Sports Investment
Replies: 5144
Views: 418274

Re: Thames Sports Investment

Svlad do you ever think to yourself you might be happier as a Bournemouth or AFC Wimbledon fan or something? God no! It'd be utterly horrible to go through the experience of seeing my team wrecked by dodgy owners. I've seen it happen at so many other clubs, and I've seen the effect it's had on thei...
by Svlad Cjelli
02 Feb 2012 10:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Thames Sports Investment
Replies: 5144
Views: 418274

Re: Thames Sports Investment

The cold fact remains that in the twenty odd years of SJM's tenure, the only time that the business made any sort of profit was during the club's time in the Prem. I'd like to challenge that statement of "fact". The only reason a profit was made then was because the wage levels being paid...
by Svlad Cjelli
02 Feb 2012 09:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Thames Sports Investment
Replies: 5144
Views: 418274

Re: Thames Sports Investment

So, Dirk - are you happy with this takeover or not? :wink: I don't know enough about it - or the people behind it - to make an informed judgement. I don't think anyone does. I do know that a lot of what we've been told so far flatly contradicts much of what else what we've been told, and that the &...
by Svlad Cjelli
01 Feb 2012 23:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Thames Sports Investment
Replies: 5144
Views: 418274

Re: Thames Sports Investment

Perhaps it's semantics, but i don't consider a club which needs an external cash injection every year as "break even." As to increasing the size of thle black hole, paying just one player an extra £5,000 a week is a quarter of a million pounds onto the annual deficit. To stop Matt Mills le...
by Svlad Cjelli
01 Feb 2012 21:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Thames Sports Investment
Replies: 5144
Views: 418274

Re: Thames Sports Investment

What makes you so sure that the system has changed? ^ this - we've hardly blown a shed load of cash in the last few weeks, Roberts is the only player to have cost a transfer fee... I suspect the approach going forward is the club will continue to try to make intelligent and cost effective (cheap) s...
by Svlad Cjelli
01 Feb 2012 20:43
Forum: General Football
Topic: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread
Replies: 4546
Views: 204524

Re: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread

If I was going to post any MP's pic, it'd be Stella Creasey
by Svlad Cjelli
01 Feb 2012 20:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Thames Sports Investment
Replies: 5144
Views: 418274

Re: Thames Sports Investment

That's the utterly shit thing about the way football finance is structured right now - for a club Reading's size we're damned if we do, damned if we don't. The only long-term hope is for the financial model to change- and that is starting to happen. I only hope we'll be there to take advantage when ...
by Svlad Cjelli
01 Feb 2012 20:35
Forum: General Football
Topic: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread
Replies: 4546
Views: 204524

Re: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread

KPOWOGF!
















Keep pictures of women off General Football
by Svlad Cjelli
01 Feb 2012 20:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Thames Sports Investment
Replies: 5144
Views: 418274

Re: Thames Sports Investment

That all assumes that a team competing (or even just surviving) in the PL is "sustainable" (i.e. it needs no external inputs of cash). All the figures and all the experiences of clubs in the PL would suggest that isn't the case. So I fear that the " covering any red until it is sustai...
by Svlad Cjelli
01 Feb 2012 20:04
Forum: General Football
Topic: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread
Replies: 4546
Views: 204524

Re: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread

i only caught a little bit of the news this evening but portsmouth were being discussed in the house of commons. cameron doing his utmost to sound down with the working class, and said he had portsmouth fans as friends and it was important we keep the friendly rivalry going between pompey and saint...
by Svlad Cjelli
01 Feb 2012 19:57
Forum: General Football
Topic: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013
Replies: 2445
Views: 127734

Re: European Leagues Thread 2011/2012

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by Svlad Cjelli
01 Feb 2012 17:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: The RFC Finishing Position Rougeometer sponsored by Snowball
Replies: 240
Views: 27086

Re: The RFC Finishing Position Rougeometer sponsored by Snowball

Disappointed that they percentages add up to 100. If this was done properly 8% of them would be omitted as not being significant enough (*)














(*) not supporting your argument.
by Svlad Cjelli
01 Feb 2012 16:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: This Looks Nice
Replies: 220
Views: 10527

Re: This Looks Nice

I don't get all the hostility over snowball's fascination with stats. If your eyes glaze over looking at numbers prolly the best thing to do is not click on one of snowball's Team Board threads. It's more the way he delivers them and refuses to accept that they could be flawed which makes people po...
by Svlad Cjelli
01 Feb 2012 16:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: REFWATCH: Doncaster Rovers v Reading
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: REFWATCH: Doncaster Rovers v Reading

Barry the bird boggler wrote:Carding Activities 2011/2012

24 games, 65 yellow, 0 red


Very lenient or just very lucky?
by Svlad Cjelli
01 Feb 2012 16:06
Forum: General Football
Topic: Forest
Replies: 32
Views: 1935

Re: Forest

The day it all started going wrong for them was losing 4-3 at home - they've never been the same since.
by Svlad Cjelli
01 Feb 2012 14:12
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5547
Views: 275723

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round 2011/2012

Pepe the Horseman wrote:Sounds like Grayson may have got the boot


That's what I'd come here to report....
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