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by Sanguine
02 Dec 2020 15:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

Would be really interesting to hear how you think football wouldn’t operate if no one had a contract which they had to honour. You seem to simply ignore realities that make your position untenable. Sidwell continued to play for us because he wasn’t trying to leave, He had a new contract lined up to...
by Sanguine
02 Dec 2020 15:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

So Sidwell wasn’t attempting to break a contract, simply looking for the next move once his contract expired. Clark was looking to break a contract. Can you not see a difference ? Nope. Because Sidwell demonstrated that it is possible to want to play for someone else, whilst still giving 100% to hi...
by Sanguine
02 Dec 2020 15:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

Do agree with you to an extent, in the sense that going off to speak to Fulham doesn't mean he wasn't putting in 100% Could be wrong here, but wasn't that exactly what Sidwell did when he was here, i.e. went to speak to Chelsea halfway through the season after rejecting a new contract here Indeed -...
by Sanguine
02 Dec 2020 14:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

Even if one does that, his record was still relatively underwhelming here What disappointed me was that we gave Clarke a relatively high budget to bring in his own squad. He brought in Al Habsi, Bond, Ferdinand, McShane, Taylor, Quinn, Piazon, John, Hurtado, Vydra, Sa. That's an entire XI of player...
by Sanguine
02 Dec 2020 14:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

Slight correction "Be our manager. We own you and will pay you for <insert length of contract>. If we decide we don't want to use you, we will still pay you, but we no longer own you" I don't know why you find this so strange. Yes, it's not like managing a shop, or a factory, or a call-ce...
by Sanguine
02 Dec 2020 14:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

Be our manager, have lots of money, but feel free to just disappear if you get fed up, or find it a bit tough, or think the grass looks greener elsewhere Why are you so keen on making it a one sided deal ? You want the manager to have it all and the club to have nothing, which can’t be right. I'm k...
by Sanguine
02 Dec 2020 14:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

'Be our manager. We own you, until we decide that you're not wanted.' Slight correction "Be our manager. We own you and will pay you for <insert length of contract>. If we decide we don't want to use you, we will still pay you, but we no longer own you" I don't know why you find this so s...
by Sanguine
02 Dec 2020 14:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

'Be our manager. We own you, until we decide that you're not wanted.' Be our manager, have lots of money, but feel free to just disappear if you get fed up, or find it a bit tough, or think the grass looks greener elsewhere Why are you so keen on making it a one sided deal ? You want the manager to...
by Sanguine
02 Dec 2020 14:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

'Be our manager. We own you, until we decide that you're not wanted.'
by Sanguine
02 Dec 2020 13:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

Going to speak to another employer is probably the clearest evidence you could have that someone is not 100% committed to their job ! I disagree. I'm almost constantly 'networking' with recruitment agents and speaking to other companies. And every morning I set up for work and (apart from the odd m...
by Sanguine
02 Dec 2020 13:41
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Back to the Mad Stad
Replies: 180
Views: 6622

Re: Back to the Mad Stad

Can confirm that wife's grandparents, who have secured tickets for tonight, have paid for those tickets, and that the money is not deducted from their retainer. They have been scammed then Tonight we are away at Sheffield Wed who are Tier 3 and not allowed fans yet.... Not tonight. Saturday. Obviou...
by Sanguine
02 Dec 2020 13:26
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Back to the Mad Stad
Replies: 180
Views: 6622

Re: Back to the Mad Stad

Can confirm that wife's grandparents, who have secured tickets for tonight, have paid for those tickets, and that the money is not deducted from their retainer.
by Sanguine
02 Dec 2020 13:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

I understand the difference perfectly, but thanks for your concern. My view is that money (i.e. the contract) buys day to day commitment to the role. If you can evidence that Clarke wasn't giving 100% to training, to motivating the players, to his analysis sessions with coaches and the data teams e...
by Sanguine
02 Dec 2020 12:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

I understand the difference perfectly, but thanks for your concern. My view is that money (i.e. the contract) buys day to day commitment to the role. If you can evidence that Clarke wasn't giving 100% to training, to motivating the players, to his analysis sessions with coaches and the data teams et...
by Sanguine
02 Dec 2020 12:09
Forum: General Football
Topic: Post Brexit transfer market
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Post Brexit transfer market

So you would hope this should play nicely into the hands of clubs with decent academy setups. The price of an average academy graduate theoretically is going to increase. Could be good news for us. I mean, yeah, broadly for the English game, or for opportunities for young English players, this is g...
by Sanguine
02 Dec 2020 09:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

Yeah, he went to speak with them, then decided that actually Reading were better. But, once you've done that, you've marked your cards as being likely to leave when a better offer does turn up - you're not staying because you have a project you believe in, you're staying because something better ha...
by Sanguine
01 Dec 2020 11:49
Forum: General Football
Topic: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013
Replies: 3068
Views: 187125

Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

Joleon Lescott comes out of retirement to join Racing Murcia in the Spanish 3rd div This is a very odd 'project'. Murcia is a club primarily of players from the region in Spain. Their owners want to increase the club's profile, which they want to do by signing lots of short-term deals with well-kno...
by Sanguine
01 Dec 2020 09:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Backroom Staff Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: The Backroom Staff Thread

Didn't know Steve Shorey was still with us, a good bit of continuity.
by Sanguine
01 Dec 2020 09:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

Yeah, he went to speak with them, then decided that actually Reading were better. But, once you've done that, you've marked your cards as being likely to leave when a better offer does turn up - you're not staying because you have a project you believe in, you're staying because something better ha...
by Sanguine
01 Dec 2020 08:46
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 1234
Views: 63826

Re: VAR

If anything sums up the mess that is VAR, it is the technology being used to disallow a Watkins goal correctly for offside, but the technology not being used to award a foul against the defender who was pulling him back and actually caused his body to move into an offside position.
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