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dorset lion

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  1. Oh well, if all the newspapers are right he'll be f**cking off to Manchester soon anyway. I'm certainly not hearing Grealish commit to "his" club to end these rumours, which considering our position would be a welcome boost.
  2. Following the news and reading all sorts of articles it seems likely that this isn't going away any time soon, the more optimistic forecasts are hoping we'll be over the worst by May but when reading about a return to any semblance of normality the optimists talk of 6 months, the pessimists up to 2 years. Personally I think next season kicking off on time is 50/50 at best.
  3. I stand outside my local, pressed up against the window gazing in and silently weeping😢
  4. I'm not sure what he is accused of, we are all still going out at some point so could easily be involved in a minor bump.
  5. dorset lion

    COVID-19

    I wont hoard and I'll have to get hungry before I consider standing around outside closed supermarkets, I figured that the worst of this panic buying would be over within a week or two and after my trip to the shops this afternoon and a chat with a few shop workers I think I was right. It took visits to 4 shops but I got everything I needed bar bog roll and while I can do handstands in the shower that isn't one of life's essentials. But thanks to the idiots we now have "temporary" legislation being discussed in parliament tomorrow, in all likelihood we are about to be placed under a curfew and all sorts of other restrictions.
  6. It wasn't just Xia though, half of our recently published annual losses of £60 odd million was money owed to Lerner. When I say irreparable I mean no quick fix, that this is going to be a long process. You can only sign what is available within your budget and as no signing is guaranteed to succeed and every club signs numerous flops then having to sign a dozen in one summer was always going to see us struggle.
  7. dorset lion

    COVID-19

    I don't see any benefit in this for the Chinese, whether this came from their filthy markets or escaped from a Wuhan lab the level of secrecy within China when this first emerged, the silencing of Doctors trying to raise the alarm and the fact that those doctors are now dead, is when the dust has settled going to raise a lot of questions about our reliance on China because of globalisation. Our political class and business leaders sold us out to China for profit, I think the business and political landscape is about to change drastically. I think those in favour of carbon neutral no matter the economic impact, globalists and the open border crowd will struggle to claim the moral high ground from now on. People are getting a very harsh lesson in just how fragile civilisation is.
  8. Lansbury will be gone when his contract expires, like so many others in recent years for no fee after costing a few million and hardly ever playing. We are drifting into what I'm discussing on the WHAT WOULDYOU DO ? thread I started, don't know if you want to merge that with this one.
  9. I just googled the squad that got us promoted, 17 players that we had signed, one or two of them still on our books and not one of them either able to get into our team, any other PL team or start regularly in our Championship team. All released on a free, for a nominal fee or will be when their contracts finally expire. They were the recruits of our 4 previous managers, all draining club coffers and under FFP restricting our ability to sign the sort of players that other PL clubs want to sign. Basically I think this club was damaged beyond repair, it was in need of a complete rebuild and the biggest mistake Smith made if your only viewing this as a footballing problem was in getting us promoted. The flip side of that though is wherever we are next season we will have PL cash, very little deadwood within the squad and a youngish squad of potential talent. If Smith is still here in 12 months and we are mid table in the Championship then I think he has failed.
  10. dorset lion

    COVID-19

    Makes a lot of sense but money is the driving force that drives football, not sense or fairness and with TV contracts to be honoured as well as players contracts ending in June somebody somewhere is going to lose out. You could defer contracts so that if Sky paid for 5 seasons that is what they get albeit spread over 6 years and the same with players but that would bankrupt a lot of clubs.
  11. If we aren't careful in another couple of seasons we'll have in place the man who replaced the man who replaced Smith and another squad full of McCormacks, Hogans and Lescotts. Panic buys done more in hope than with any kind of plan. I'm not convinced by Smith but I think at some point we just have to give somebody time.
  12. How can people discuss anything when as soon as anyone says something politically incorrect they are labelled a Nazi and driven from society by Woko Haram.
  13. Unfortunately too many people believe that whitey has got it coming, and plenty are making sure he/she gets it. I'd be very careful wishing for Karma if I were you, Karma isn't historical. In this instance Karma if we ever get it will fall on people like you.
  14. I read an article yesterday that said what is under consideration is Liverpool will be crowned champions, I don't think anyone will have a problem with that. That those in the European positions will qualify and those still in contention for a European placing will go into the qualifying rounds. Nobody in the PL will be relegated but Albion and Leeds will be promoted as they are most likely so that the 2020/21 season will have a 22 team PL with 5 teams relegated and that the league cup will be suspended for one season to allow for the extra fixtures. I doubt any of the 22 will have a big problem with that, not so sure about those below PL level.
  15. They aren't expecting the infection rate to spike until June so it's unlikely football will be played again anytime soon. The problem is that schedules are so tight that something is likely to have to give, they have mentioned declaring the season void and although that seems unlikely at the minute I wouldn't completely rule it out, though that maybe just wishful thinking by me.
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