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by From Despair To Where?
22 Feb 2020 00:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: wage bill
Replies: 20
Views: 553

Re: wage bill

England and Germany are the only 2 countries where there is any culture of watching football outside the top 2 tiers and German attendances fall off a cliff beyond tier 3. The Conference National has higher average attendances than the Top flights of 22 countries affiliated to UEFA. And Conference N...
by From Despair To Where?
21 Feb 2020 23:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: wage bill
Replies: 20
Views: 553

Re: wage bill

Last season it was

Bundesliga
Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Bundesliga 2
Championship
Eredivisie.

Bundesliga 2 benefited from Koln and Hamburg both averaging close to 50,000 for home games.
by From Despair To Where?
21 Feb 2020 15:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: wage bill
Replies: 20
Views: 553

Re: wage bill

This is from last season and Atalanta don't seem to be listed but they are not one of the bigger clubs (on par with Sampdoria, Bologna and Genoa) and this suggests that outside the big 6, Serie A clubs don't actually pay that much. https://www.statista.com/statistics/675470/average-serie-a-salary-by...
by From Despair To Where?
21 Feb 2020 10:56
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 410
Views: 32564

Re: January Transfer Window

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying Stam is blameless, at the end of the day, he's the one responsible for putting an inconsistent, unfit, tactically naive team out on the pitch, regardless of who is actually buying the players, I just think that the shambles on the pitch was a reflection of the sham...
by From Despair To Where?
21 Feb 2020 10:19
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 410
Views: 32564

Re: January Transfer Window

Stam was tactically inflexible and relied heavily on key players coming up big. He knew Kermorgant was crocked so replacing him should have been the No 1 priority. Ironically, the one attacking player from his tenure who is making a decent fist of a career at Reading was sent out on loan to the Fren...
by From Despair To Where?
21 Feb 2020 10:06
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 410
Views: 32564

Re: January Transfer Window

I don't think the blame can entirely be laid at Stam's door. He was appointed in June 2016 and and most of the players bought in that first window made a contribution. It went to shit in his second season and that co-incided with Ron Gourlay being appointed in July 2017. A successful football club i...
by From Despair To Where?
20 Feb 2020 23:15
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 410
Views: 32564

Re: January Transfer Window

I wonder if Watson yes missed the boat with us. His injury really set him back and I struggle to see him making the breakthrough here. At his age he really needs to be playing.
by From Despair To Where?
20 Feb 2020 15:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jimmy Wheeler RIP
Replies: 19
Views: 538

Re: Jimmy Wheeler RIP

Never saw him play as he retired years before I was born but certainly knew of him as one of the most prolific goalscorers in the club's history.

R.I.P Jimmy Wheeler.
by From Despair To Where?
20 Feb 2020 11:11
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 410
Views: 32564

Re: January Transfer Window

Which is exactly how it should work. There should he a clear pathway for the best academy players to progress to the first team squad if they're good enough.
by From Despair To Where?
20 Feb 2020 10:28
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 410
Views: 32564

Re: January Transfer Window

There's been a massive improvement in the quality and focus of our recruitment over the past 3 windows with only Virginia being a complete failure and we rectified that pretty quickly. Boye's been poor and Joao and Puscas have been inconsistent but everyone else has come in and pretty much matched o...
by From Despair To Where?
19 Feb 2020 18:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 362
Views: 62683

Re: On this day

Idiots!!! https://royals.org/matdoc/190205.html Crazy end to that season (though obviously the following year made up for it) 70pts after 43 games and seemingly a shoe in for the play-offs we contrived to lose our last 3 games to let Pardew's West Ham sneak in and go on to win the play-offs. What g...
by From Despair To Where?
19 Feb 2020 12:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 362
Views: 62683

Re: On this day

by From Despair To Where?
15 Feb 2020 21:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Wednesday (A)
Replies: 38
Views: 3987

Re: BFTG Wednesday (A)

Definitely played alright. Not our best display but we were easily good enough to win today in poor conditions to play football. Puscas looked a lot better with more players around him. Wednesday were also tosh so let's not get carried away. Still a great result though! My 4th visit to Hillsborough...
by From Despair To Where?
15 Feb 2020 15:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (a) sponsored by Lloyd Owusu
Replies: 130
Views: 5915

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (a) sponsored by Lloyd Owusu

I like Meite. He always seems to get overlooked for technically better players but really hasn't let us down in the past 18 months.
by From Despair To Where?
14 Feb 2020 21:00
Forum: General Football
Topic: Man CitHEHEHE
Replies: 696
Views: 42520

Re: Man CitHEHEHE

I've not really read into the finer details but I take it this was actual money gifted to the club by the owners in the guise of a sponsorship deal.

I bet Ian Holloway is an anti vaxxing flat earther.
by From Despair To Where?
14 Feb 2020 20:45
Forum: General Football
Topic: Man CitHEHEHE
Replies: 696
Views: 42520

Re: Man CitHEHEHE

Well that's a turn up for the books. UEFA discover their balls for once and not before time. This would be quite funny were it to come to pass. While no one sees an expulsion from the Premier League as likely, the Football League have recently changed their rules so that any club in that situation m...
by From Despair To Where?
14 Feb 2020 13:01
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour: Ioannis Kousoulos
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: Rumour: Ioannis Kousoulos

I looked into that. It was an official UEFA Team of the tournament but it is basically awarded on a statistical analysis by one of UEFA's principal sponsors somewhat akin to Fantasy Football. His statistics are skewed heavily by appearing in every game and scoring 4 goals from CB against the footbal...
by From Despair To Where?
13 Feb 2020 11:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC Womens World
Replies: 382
Views: 67118

Re: Reading FC Womens World

Leicester v Reading is the draw. Good draw as Leicester are in the same league as London City but only half the points gained. Leicester normally play their home games at Farley way stadium home of Quorn FC - the pitch is a 4G Womens FA cup 5th round match is this Sunday KO 2pm at Quorn FC - great ...
by From Despair To Where?
11 Feb 2020 21:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 4821
Views: 486543

Re: Rival Watch

MotM performance from Casilla. Brentford's most creative player and caused the Leeds defence all sorts of problems tonight.
by From Despair To Where?
09 Feb 2020 16:54
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Leeds (A) Saturday February 22nd
Replies: 58
Views: 2486

Re: Leeds (A) Saturday February 22nd

Didn`t you spot General/Disabled above the prices- left hand price normal - right hand price disabled. If i were you i would apply for tipping point rather than countdown :wink: O I thought you were clarifying that general and disabled tickets had gone on sale. Too late now anyway - £65 for an adul...
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