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Vasquez Rich

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  1. Maybe they have been undone by a very good Wolves team and then some of the worst one eyed refereeing I have seen in a while, during which they played 80 minutes with 10 men and only lost 1-0 and on balance of good chances could have been 1-1.
  2. Wilder can sometimes pick a gem where others see nothing.... hopefully Burke is another Didsy type rather than Morrison type. I see a gamble that might pay off, might not. He certainly looks to have all the attributes on the field. Richard
  3. Parachute payments don't always give any advantage, it's about how the club is run. Just ask such as Stoke, Hull, Sunderland, Wigan, there's a long list of clubs that came down and stayed down because they were living way beyond their means.
  4. Let's put this into proper perspective on the "invest what you want" and being in the prem. Investing whatever you want will not get you into the top division without being in the top 2 or winning the playoffs (of course) and when 6 or 7 clubs "invest what they want", only 3 go up. Then next year another 6 or 7 "invest what they want"... you see where this is going? After a few years, there will be a whole list of clubs with 50, 60, 70 millions debt and owners who just dump them into administration cos nobody will buy the club from them. FFP is aimed at stopping that scenario. In reality, any business that runs at an average of £13M loss each year is a pretty poorly run business.
  5. It was reported that the sell-on for Ramsdale was 15%, although that may mean they valued him at £20M and the fee was £18.5M.
  6. Henderson said he wouldn't sign another contract at ManU without assurances that he was going to be their No1, but I guess silly money contracts make the rules. Unless he goes out on loan again to somebody who can afford those kinds of wages, he'll warm the bench I expect.
  7. ... and that the EFL brought both charges and wanted the points deduction in this year just finished.... be careful what you wish for.
  8. I remember owls fans saying similar about a certain other club... how did that turn out?
  9. Hence my comments above, when 6 or 7 bend the rules, only 3 can ever be winners in any given season.
  10. It's definitely not like any other business. I think any business that is allowed to LOSE £39,000,000 in any 3 year period, which equates to £13,000,000 every year on an ongoing basis, qualifies for "being able to spend what you want". In reality no "top business man" would be associated with such a poorly run business, would he. No other business would get the leeway football clubs get in paying stupid unjustified salaries, just raising the price of their products willy nilly (tickets, shirts), and spending relatively nothing on their infrastructure. The issue with people just "investing" in vast amounts (i.e. buy a trophy, promotion etc) is that only 3 get promoted, that is the issue with the Championship as it is, each year 6 or 7 clubs have "invested heavily", to the point of extinction almost, and only 3 of them can go up. Once in a while (Blades) a club that hasn't done that gets up so that year, 4 of the speculators miss out. That debt takes years to clear, if they ever do, and that is why frequently the sides who get relegated back to the Championship after 1 season, and to be fair that is most of them, follow on with a poor season, having dumped a load of overpriced, overpaid, dead wood (usually at a further massive loss), sometimes even the parachute payments don't save them (Hull, Sunderland, Wigan for three who went into L1). An unregulated arms race is no good for anyone in the long run. If you have a sound business, and know how to run one, then invest what you can make, don't treat it like a stupid bet. SWFC invested a lot of money, have/had a load of players on silly money, and even another 2 or 3 daft money signings would not have made promotion a cert, and then where would they be.
  11. This really didn't need any technology, it was plain to everyone in that penalty area that it was a goal, except for the ref and the assistant. The Refs group are blaming the tech but the tech isn't the arbiter of law on a football field, the REF is! The refs have abdicated responsibility to VAR and the Hawkeye, and the VAR, being a ref himself, was unwilling to go "err, you REALLY need to have a look at that mate!" Result = a none decision, and what's more, none of the Villa players or staff were honest enough to say anything... totally despicable considering what happened with them last season against Leeds.
  12. The retro shirt option seems a good idea.... but NOT The Blades one with one big red stripe down the front, just not stripey. The owls blue body and white sleeves from the 60s, that was awful. Richard
  13. Hi, the rooms are currently full (we only have the 3). They are quite large, there is plenty of room for a full band, PA, room to chill, etc. I will get back to you if one comes free. Richard
  14. Only they haven't had much luck have they.... if they had been lucky at all, they would be at least 4 points better off, pathetic VAR at Spurs, and no VAR at Villa.. for example.
  15. I wonder what the outcome would have been if the players had surrounded the ref and verbally battered him into submission like we have seen the ManU or Chelsea players do (for example).
  16. So the "Video Assistant Referee" can't assist the Referee in the case of a goal being scored, obvious to anyone watching the screen (as the VAR men do) and the ref not seeing it? Pathetic, if that is the case.
  17. If VAR isn't for this kind of total **** up.... then what IS it for? Anyone would think there might be a conspiracy.... oh hang on.... Wilder was 100% spot on with his comments, wait and wait and wait, study, review, wait, study,.... at Spurs for over 4 mins to find a toe offside, yet the goalie clearly stood in in his in-goal area with the ball wedged BEHIND the post and not a peep. Pathetic, cheating... Didn't Villa get a "walk-in" goal last season? hmmmm. Richard
  18. Sorry, we only have 3 rooms and they are all occupied currently. Richard
  19. Although in "any other business" you can't lose upwards of £10,000,000 a year for 3 or 4 years and stay in business.
  20. 14 Aug 1971 Sheffield United v Southampton W3-1League Division One 17 Aug 1971 Sheffield United v Leeds United W3-0League Division One 21 Aug 1971 Everton v Sheffield United W0-1League Division One 24 Aug 1971 Arsenal v Sheffield United W0-1League Division One 28 Aug 1971 Sheffield United v West Brom Alb D0-0League Division One 31 Aug 1971 Sheffield United v Hudd Town W3-1League Division One 04 Sep 1971 Nottingham For v Sheffield United W2-3League Division One 07 Sep 1971 Sheffield United v Fulham W3-0League Cup 11 Sep 1971 Sheffield United v Tottenham Hot D2-2League Division One 18 Sep 1971 Leicester City v Sheffield United W0-1League Division One 25 Sep 1971 Sheffield United v Chelsea W1-0League Division One 02 Oct 1971 Manchester Utd v Sheffield United L2-0League Division One That was that run of games, yes Leeds 3-0... Richard
  21. McAlister, yes, until Rodney Marsh broke his leg for him!! Never forget that. I used to go home and tell my Dad that he was better than Hope. The rest I think had the odd game, Heaton for Badger a few times, Cammack a few but never really made it, same for Staniforth. The one that I have just remembered that did make it into the first team for a few years was Mick Speight. I almost always sat with my parents on the John St side through that period, later on the South Stand, then the kop when I got older. Richard I was at OT also, with my parents. I have a scrap book from that promotion season, I will have to look up the Leeds game, we did for Southampton 3-0 or 3-1 the week before or after. I remember we kept scoring goals from corners through Colquhoun and Flynn. The 505150 was 3 consecutive weeks I think, and we lost them all. Richard
  22. I used to go to town on Saturdays with a mate and we'd often go to watch the reserves as you got in for nowt with a season ticket... I remember a lot of those guys, few of whom ever made the first team.. Tom McAlister Steve Goulding Alan Ogden Mick Heaton Ian McKenzie ? (Ian?) Steve Faulkner Ian Holmes Steve Ludlam Steve Cammack David Staniforth Richard
  23. and... Woody scoring direct from a corner at Filbert St, no fluke cos he then did it again against Coventry at S2, then again with a crazy low corner at the kop end when Dave Powell let it run through his legs at the near post! Trying to count how many times Stewart Scullion hit the crossbar. Seeing Trevor Hockey get sent off for Birmingham at S6 (my Dad sometimes got given tickets by his work mates... honest!) and me and dad agreeing that Hockey was the dirtiest player we had ever seen... then being dumbfounded when we signed him the year or so later! Being at Huddersfield with the away fans chanting "Hutt, Hutt you dirty old Sl*t" (it rhymes)... to the Huddersfield chopper fullback Geoff Hutt. Michael Tonges wonderful 2 goal 2 footed performance against Liverpool. Billy Sharps complete hatrick against QPR at S2, left foot, right foot, header. Richard
  24. TC sitting on the ball on the centre spot vs Arsenal. Woodys 4 against Ipswich That run unbeaten in the old Div1 after promotion, doing for Leeds 3-1 at S2, beating Arsenal away, then falling foul of THAT GOAL by Best at Old Trafford! Beating Everton 2-1 in the cup when in Div2. Seeing Dave McKay get sent off at S2 (oh how we laughed). Larry Lloyd dropping his shorts to the Kop as we beat Crewe 1-0 (Morris to Edwards tap in) in Div 4. Woody running the length of the pitch flashing double V signs to the home crowd as we won at Leicester (I think.. fuzzy on this one). What's John Hope's new phone number? 505150 (after 3 bad losses on the trot). Emlyn Hughes giggling on A Question of Sport, and constantly referring to Tony Currie as "Teec" when Currie was a guest. The Stretford End chanting "Hockey is a Werewolf!" Richard
  25. Or is it that those who are not the usual "top 5" are more competitive than they have been so improving the overall quality of the competition?
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