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MacAnthony: Ashton's Not Going to Be Offering Stupid Wages
at 15:42:36

the difference is estate agent are just worthless parasites, for the gullible. You can sell your house without them.

Irrespective of the time a footballer may or may not have, they are not well versed in contract law.

While you would expect to use a solicitor to draw up a relatively simple contract for a house sale (£200,000), yet some expect a player to draft and sign a more complex contract worth £3m and upward.

Much of agents work is 'tapping up' players, then the club - leaving the buying club with clean hands if it doesn't work out, or the selling club complains

'nuffin to do wiv us, guv' states the buying club CEO.
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MacAnthony: Ashton's Not Going to Be Offering Stupid Wages
at 14:19:26

Contracts involve an awful lot of legal stuff, more so now given all the implications......bonuses, image rights, sackable offences etc. An agent will certainly negotiate a far higher fee than ever a player on his own would. So ultimately is the CLUB paying the agent. Agents usually act as a third party, so as to avoid accusations of 'tapping up'.
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Portman Road to Go Cashless
at 14:38:02

You just knew thus would bring out the 'not too bright'. The reason for slow sewer vice is not enough staff. I have no wish to hand over my purchase history for the day to anyone. If you do, that's your choice, do not force it onto others. My brother-in-law walks as a joiner - pretty much as his work is cash, expected by the clients. 'Cards are for the little folk' he was told last year.
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West Ham and Arsenal Eyeing Chirewa
at 22:46:17

The blunt reality is that the scum either have a better youth set up, or are just lucky. Six players sold for £10m plus, with two at £25m and one £35m. Meaning they have taken them to where they can move up another level, at a decent fee. We have not produced a first team keeper for 17 years, and how many are breaking through into the first team, at L1 level. I really hope this lad stays, and sees us as the place to develop - however whether he does is out of our hands. PL clubs not only have the money but training set ups way beyond us. Take a look at what Crystal Palace have been doing.
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West Ham and Arsenal Eyeing Chirewa
at 15:58:30

We will have little say in it - money talks. And the wages offered by PL clubs will always be far better.

Remember Liam Gibbs. Nicked from us by the scum for half a million (?), and already on their Ist team bench.
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McKenna: There Are Other Positions We’re Looking At
at 18:17:01

Says a lot about our supposed 'best squad in the league' as the summer would have. How many more of the 19 will need to be replaced ?
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Cook: From a Winning Position We Found a Way to Give It Up
at 16:14:28

Maybe, the squad is not this claimed multi million pound all stars that we were led to believe was being put together - and some still think it is.

Maybe they are no more than Cooks mates (as with the coaching staff) on a nice little earner. A sort of Delboys Jolly boys outing.
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Ipswich Town 1-2 West Ham U21s - Match Report
at 22:31:53

" Eddie Howe for me! Please don’t say he won’t come here. He’s not earning a living right now "

actually he is - if a manager has his contract paid up that means any job he takes within that period he forfeits his previous contract pay

that's why so many do not rush straight into another job
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Town Closing in On Jacobs Signing
at 11:52:33

"of which nearly have have been at championship level"

Not correct - he has played around 50 more in L1/L2, with only 22,32 and 20 games in the past 3 seasons

30 in November, hardly one for the future
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Ashton: Geographically We Can Go into Areas That Might Be Green and Yellow Right Now
at 18:58:27

If PL 'funding' supposedly guarantees you a place in the PL then explain why Blackburn, Bolton, Fulham, Sunderland, Wigan, Cardiff, Hull, West Brom, Swansea, Bournemouth.... are not still in the PL.

As to what they have won in the past 10 years, then three league titles, one FA Youth Cup and a Play off trophy for what it's worth - more than we have won in the past forty years.

Nothing wrong with being positive Arnie, but delusion is a dangerous path to follow. There are clubs of our size Forest, Derby, Wednesday, Birmingham, Stoke who have not been able to get back into the PL, some for decades. The idea that a dozen, mostly L1 players are suddenly going to propel us to the PL is fanciful, at best.

Evans crippled our club, and it will be a long, long haul back to where we were before he took over. Let's get there, then talk of what we might do. 'Mind the gap' should have taught us pride comes before a fall.
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Sheepshanks: We Need a Beating Heart Again, and I Think We’ve Got One
at 13:25:50

"It was the collapse of ITV Digital that ripped our financial model to bits. "

ABSOLUTE NONSENSE !

Ans a lie which should no go unchallenged. ITV Digital cost clubs around £2m in lost income. We defaulted on £4.7m to HMRC alone, amongst millions elsewhere. We had run up around £8m in debt getting into the PL. Sheepshanks borrowed £25m to clear that and build/redevelop two stands. It was a reckless act, being based on a belief that we would remain in the PL for the following 25 years.
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Sheepshanks: We Need a Beating Heart Again, and I Think We’ve Got One
at 07:38:07

Sheepshanks ran us into the ground in 2003, then oversaw the handing over of the club to the shyster Evans - who was only ever in it to make a quick buck.
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Town in Talks to Sign Chaplin
at 21:00:12

Not sure how all this is panning out. The thougt was we were upgrading the 'scouting network' whereas all we seem to be doing is signing Cook's 'old boys'. Money on a top coach - nope, one of his former kitmen can do the job.

Local paper has "But he has scored just six goals in his last 50 appearances, including four in 39 last season in which he was used increasingly sparingly under Valerien Ismael who left him on the bench in both legs of the play-off loss to Swansea City. " hmmm
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Gibbs Joins Norwich as Clubs Agree Compensation
at 10:45:40

Maybe if we spent more on coaching and less on murals we might see some progress out of our academy. They have made over £100m out of youngsters they have developed in the past few years. We have been doing something wrong for quite a while if the poor return on our academy is any measure. This lad was tapped up, the club knew it, so what would be the point of any 'better offer' ? Evans never had any intention of funding Cat 1. The scumbag wouldn't even pay for basic cleaning and maintenance of the stadium. This is the consequence.
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Gibbs Set For Norwich Subject to Compensation Agreement
at 17:20:30

He moves to a CAT 1 acadamy, and playing in the PL U23 league. They have developed £80m plus youth recently, plus Buendia. Take out the wages, and the reason for this move is still obvious.
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Norwich Favourites to Sign Gibbs But Other Clubs Still in Running
at 22:56:40

A PL clubs offers a far higher standard of U23 football and CAT 1, which will undoubtedly mean better coaching. That will be what decides where he is next season, not us trying to match whatever a PL club can offer as wages. He has outgrown us, it is as simple as that.
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Rotherham Turn Down Second Town Crooks Bid
at 15:54:19

A pretty blunt reflection on the limitation of the money we really have available
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Town Crooks Bid Well Short of Rotherham Valuation
at 17:00:23

Looks like our financial limitations have already been exposed.

No one signed so far suggests the fees many were imagining a few weeks back.

However, judgement will be made when the window closes, and proof will be seen when the season finishes.
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Cowley Confirms Town Talks With Pompey Winger Jacobs
at 13:00:31

Injury prone 30 year old - the hope that it would be different didn't last long
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Town Confirm Hladky Signing
at 23:58:12

The name is pronounced as lad kee

the H is silent
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