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at 14:06 22 May 2013
"ITFC_PlanetBlue @ITFC_PlanetBlue 1m
Statement due on @Official_ITFC website soon re: kit leak. Seems we have our friends at the Football League to thank for that #ITFC"
Id imagine that puts a hole in their launch event, now everyone knows what they look like already.
|The club missed a trick with the white sleeves...|
at 13:53 22 May 2013
by not doing it in the 11/12 season, in line with the Championship winning 61/62 side.
Instead, they went for that cheap hybrid of the previous two shirts. For one year.
New kit looks a bit boring.
at 15:13 7 Mar 2013
its all well and good saying he would be prepared to take a pay cut and that it doesnt bother him.
But if it didnt bother him enough last summer, he would already have a contract with ITFC. If Celtic wanted a fee last summer, then a lower wage requirement for the player might well have helped.
|After Chopra scored twice on his debut....|
at 12:12 18 Feb 2013
the following day BBC were doing live coverage of the West Ham game, I think against Cardiff.
Dave Jones was their summariser, having just been sacked at Cardiff. They showed the goals from the previous days games and afterwards asked Jones who he thought could be the top scorer in the league. He said Chopra and added that he "is the best forward in the league if he gets his head right".
The second part of that sentence is obviously the most significant part and Jones evidently knew the issues (that we perhaps should have found out too).
The first part is pretty astute too- when on his game, I think Chopra is the most technically gifted player at the club. His touch and control are outstanding- yet again on saturday, there was a headed clearance out of our box, when we were under pressure. Most players would have just swung at it and booted it clear, but Chopra chose to control the ball with one touch and make a pass forward (yes, it was nowhere near Nouble, who had run in the opposite direction).
|FFP is a massive issue for ITFC...|
at 10:51 5 Feb 2013
because it changes entirely the business plan of ME.
The previous plan of providing investment to help towards promotion, but putting all the investment down as long term debt has to go out the window.
Either ME has to start physically putting his money into the club as "shareholder equity", which he hasnt done so far, or we have to trim our costs quite dramatically.
Whilst its obviously positive that the club isnt increasing its debt, the cost cutting to try and cover our current level of expenditure (where we are spending £6m per year more than we make?) is substantial.
I presume this follows neatly from the Marketing Manager and IT Manager leaving. I hope Evans isnt trying to do everything himself.
at 12:22 28 Jan 2013
When he signed for us, I wondered if he might be related to DJ Campbells future, until it was resolved.
If Campbell came to us, then we might send him back again when that happened.
Then I realised that Hull were favourites to sign Campbell, and it started to make more sense- we suspected he was going to Hull, so tried to sign one of their forwards who wasnt going to feature instead.
Now that Campbell is unlikely to go to Hull, they want him back. Otherwise, it doesnt seem very clever for Hull to try and cancel a season long loan after about 2.5 weeks, just as the transfer window is about to close.
A guess- If Campbell goes to Hull, he stays here. If Campbell goes anywhere else, even ITFC, then McLean goes back.
|Touch of class about McCarthys comments on DJ Campbell...|
at 12:32 21 Jan 2013
heard MM talking about the situation before the game on saturday (guess it was pre-recorded)-
"I dont think we can offer him what hes going to get offered elsewhere. Hes a lovely guy, a really nice man and I hope he gets what he wants for him and his family, to look after his future".
Really nice change to put aside all the club stuff and just talk about it on a personal level.
|Scotland must be bowled over with the club "tributes"....|
at 11:51 21 Jan 2013
Clegg- generic "thanks for your services, good luck for the future". Bet he put that in his leaving card too.
McCarthy- Two weeks ago “He’s been fabulous, Jason, he’s such a lovely character and a nice man, he’s been great around the place.
But we’re going younger and hungrier, I guess, and unfortunately Jason’s missing out. But he understands and he’d like to go and play football somewhere in the twilight of his career.”
Today- “Jason is a fantastic guy and has been great around the training ground but we are going younger and he’s been missing out.
He understands that and wants to go out and play football at the twilight of his career. We wish him well.”
Not sure who is making up those statements, but a bit more effort needed.
|Section 6 comment...|
at 17:08 14 Jan 2013
was looking through some of their blogs, the first comment on one of them was from Dalai-
"The most pathetic whinge in the history of TWTD. The simple solution would be for you and your 16-21 year old band of fools to move to the other end of the ground (Churchmans lower), grow some balls, and actually get near the away fans if you want to create some atmosphere. You've got the option. Stop whinging like a spoilt child and use it. "
So perfectly put.