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|The super league clubs know they will win in the end|
at 16:07 20 Apr 2021
Look at the statements from the big broadcasters. All support the current system, all deny any involvement in the plans and none of them say they will have nothing to do with it or won't bid for the rights. I'm just making a point, I understand how business works.
Then we have Carragher asking Neville if he'll be a pundit or commentator on the super league. His answer was "not in its current form". Door left open. No one willing to completely rule themselves out.
Steve Parish, Palace chairman and co-owner on Sky. Started off very angry and firing at these clubs but very soon toned it down and left the impression he could be easily bought. He's taken shots at the bigger clubs for years but seemed to heavily hint he could be bought off with a suitcase of cash for the remaining Prem teams. A man who once asked why they should help lower league teams as supermarkets aren't being asked to help corner shops. The likes of Palace and Burnley forgetting they are bang average clubs who could easily be back in the Championship at any time.
We expect the players to save us? Some will try. The likes of Marcus Rashford will probably try. Most of the rest will be rubbing their hands with glee at the thought of earning even more money.
Then there are the fans too stupid to see their Sky and BT subscriptions were leading to this. Including me. For years I have justified my subscriptions on the basis that I just love football and although it has skewed things it was still pretty much the same. Promotion, relegation, fighting off any mention of the Premier League 2. Now these clubs are going to destroy our game and the clubs will all choose the financial option which will destroy the game forever.
In five years we'll have Carragher and Neville on Sky welcoming us to Super Tuesday as Liverpool face Real Madrid. The rest of the Prem will vote for those clubs to stay in return for a few crumbs. Burnley or Palace will get relegated and immediately complain that it's unfair. It's sickening.
|2021 Masters - Your Bets?|
at 10:44 8 Apr 2021
For me i've gone for
1.5 pt EW Justin Thomas @ 10
1.5 pt EW Jordan Spieth @ 12
1 pt EW Daniel Berger @ 31
1 pt EW Xander Schauffele @ 21
All Sky Bet, 1/5 for 11 places
|What would be great now is for Evans to go on MacAnthony's podcast|
at 22:29 7 Apr 2021
I think he's right, we probably would like Evans the man. He was a terrible operator of a football club but he's seen us right in the end and owned his mistakes.
Might be nice closure for all concerned and his chance to set the record straight on a few things before, hopefully, he and Town fans part* on good terms.
*I know he owns 5% of GC but you know what I mean you pedantic cockwomble.
at 15:58 7 Apr 2021
Our run in, on paper, is pretty kind.
Surely we can find a way to make it? Might be worth the new owners putting some sort of bonus on promotion. Shouldn't be needed but does make you wonder how many of the current squad are that interested.
Supposedly something like a £7m difference in income for Championshop and league one. Would you be tempted to use some or all of that as a carrot for promotion?
|If anyone does a little first scorer bet|
at 14:19 5 Apr 2021
The value looks to be on Chambers today. Scored two away from home in 17 games. If we ignore own goals which don't count for first scorer purposes 24% of our away goals have come from set pieces. Rochdale have conceded 32% of their home goals and total goals from set pieces.
Today's value FGS: Chambers @ 33/1 Sky Bet (13/1 anytime)
Today's value scorecast: Chambers/1-0 Ipswich @ 130/1 Sky Bet
Disclaimer: Go small, if at all.
|What did Cook say to Blue Action?|
at 17:27 2 Apr 2021
This is turning into the perfect storm some of us feared when the takeover was revealed to have stalled.
Evans seemingly staying, big and exciting changes coming (again) and support for Cook now mixed into supporting the club in general.
Give it a month and we'll get some new interview with Evans where he'll repeat all the BS he has come out with before and it will all start again. He will quote the banner and claim he is offering us the reform we asked for.
|Mings interview on Sky|
at 19:07 21 Mar 2021
Really talks well. Villa captain tonight. So pleased for him. Hope he's in the England camp in the summer.
|Paul Cook on Radio Suffolk|
at 14:12 13 Mar 2021
Such a refreshing change to hear someone so positive and being completely honest. No whinging, outright lies and hostility to cover up being useless. No "we need some help" but instead talking about how we have so many good players.
I know it's minor but it's so much better.
|Can we please logically consider the pension fund funding?|
at 17:37 26 Feb 2021
Do we think:
A) A pension fund is making a low risk loan to a consortium backed by high net worth individuals for a set return
B) A pension fund has literally decided to take a random gamble on a club which currently makes a big loss each year.
Which is more likely? Obviously B is slightly more likely if it's California and not Rhode Island but really, it's got to be A hasn't it?
|Stats of the Day|
at 14:32 20 Feb 2021
We are second for cards in the division when at home.
Dozzell is the third most yellow carded player in the league but five of his eight have come away from home.
Kenlock has played 611 first team minutes this season and received three yellows which is also impressive.
Cameron Brannigan looks the most likely Oxford player to end up with a yellow card, having picked up two in his 497 minutes of first team football away from home. Brannigan averages 1.9 fouls per game away from home.
Strangely most Oxford's main card candidates are either not in the squad or on the bench.
Today's ref Marc Edwards loves a yellow card, giving out an average of 4 per league one game, although he favours booking away players with away teams picking up 57% of his yellow cards.
He hasn't given out a single red card in 14 league one/two matches this season.
Olamide Shodipo averages one goal away from home per 102 minutes (511 minutes overall this season). He starts on the bench. A potentially dangerous impact sub.
Alan Judge has the most shots per game (2.7) of any Ipswich player at home
Oxford average 15 shots away from home in the league compared to Town's 13 shots at home.
Oxford have won nine of their last 10 league games and scored at least two goals in nine of their last 10.
Yellow cards for Dozzell, Kenlock and Brannigan.
Shodipo to score when he comes on as a sub.
Oxford to win
|Can I respectfully ask who is still paying for their ST?|
at 21:03 16 Feb 2021
Evans has literally chosen to throw this season away and you are still paying.
Evans has decided that no crowds = no real pressure and he will refuse to act until ST renewals come up again.
You are LITERALLY funding the wages of Lambert and his band of cretins to arrogantly dismiss your opinions with complete lies.
Evans has banned a journalist from the website we all use for free while you continue to PAY him to abuse the club we love.
Anyone still paying out of some misguided sense of loyalty really needs to consider what they are funding.
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