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Taylor: A Fantastic Exercise
at 10:06:14

This competition is rightly not a priority, but can be useful on a few fronts. Game time & exposure for our younger players (these are potential first players of the future after all).

Cheap tickets for fans to attend a game, if this only gets a handful of fans to fall (back) in love with the club that would be encouraging.
And most importantly of all, winning football matches throughout the structure of the club, is a great habit to get into.

This is all a welcome and stark contrast from the days of he who shall not be named.
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Evans on Relegation, New Arrivals and the Promotion Challenge
at 12:00:11

Anyone questioning that ME doesn’t pocket any of the club’s income should get a copy of the accounts (they are public record). He clearly invests every year, but some people only see the transfer activity as a yardstick. Wake up people, his approach is 100% correct, if you still want the club in existence in 5 years time. If you can’t accept the facts, go support Man City or Chelsea.
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No Cash Turnstiles at Home Games
at 18:42:29

Given me strength! You can still impulse buy on the day, just not at the turnstile! where's the hardship in that? i come on this site for a break from people whinging in my ear at work, and frankly I get worse on here!
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PFA Medical Review Critical of Town Academy
at 11:18:30

Ok, careful here people. There are 2 sides to this story and so far people have only come down on the side of the player. I do not trust the PFA at all and Gordon Taylor has a history to answer to in my opinion. The fact that they have chosen to play this out in the media speaks volumes. This could (andI’m not saying Is) be a case of a disgruntled player/family being upset that the career did not go as planned.

Having said that, IF there is any truth in any of this, the club has a lot to answer for too. They have a duty of care for development of talent as well as the physical and mental welfare of all staff (not just players).
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O'Neill Unbelievably Happy With Season Ticket Sales as Blues Face Financial Reality of Relegation
at 11:11:36

Sound and honest commercial appraisal that. What it highlights for me is:
1. Wether you're a fan of ME or not, he has stumped up when he has HAD to ie to keep us operational and probably could have invested more when it mattered more from a playing point of view. Either way, I am glad he's on board and has clearly taken some advice in the importance of engaging with the fans. Yes, we'd all love the Abu dhabi group investing millions, but equally i don't think anyone would welcome a board like Bolton's.
2. MM has shown what a bitter unprofessional man he is. He has absolutely no business commenting on EX employees personal pay. What is interesting is how we can now sell more season tickets without him a division lower.
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McCarthy: I Hope Fans That Hounded Me Out Enjoy the Sexy Football in League One
at 19:04:35

That comment sums up the problem the fans had with him in the first place. It still baffles me why he ever thought it was beneficial to be so antagonistic towards us. I don’t miss the toxicity or the countless number of loan signings. I do embrace the new era of community, togetherness and giving youth a chance.
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Norwich Winger Linked With Blues, Wigan and Bolton
at 13:58:27

No thanks: any one suggesting a deal with that lot clearly is too young or too old to remember the Ian Crooke incident, or Andy Marshall for that matter. Once a scummer always a scummer!
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Town Hoping to Complete Roberts Signing as Webster Move Set to Be Confirmed
at 10:44:26

This looks pretty good to me, got a good goal/game ratio for a winger. Add that to a hatful of assists i'd be pleased.

Not sure about the Webster situation, never really seen enough of him, but £3.5m - £8m (yeah sure!) for someone unestabished and a history of injury problems probably feels like the right move - as long as we can reinvest the profits!
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St Mirren: No Contact From Sunderland Regarding Ross
at 15:38:32

Am i missing something here? the quotes in the article from the Sunderland Chairman dont actually name anyone. Is he even talking about Ross or is this just journos using the 2+2=5 equation?
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Burley Applies for Town Job
at 12:50:44

I get the nostalgic appeal. But those who say "ipswich in the blood" and "proper Ipswich man" are getting carried away. I'm a proper Ipswich man and have Ipswich in my blood , but those are not credentials that make you a good managerial prospect are they?

Heart says yes, but head says no is the perfect summation.

Now is the time for young blood - I'll take passion, ambition and desire over experience any day of the week and twice on a Sunday! We've nothing to lose!
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Milne: Considered Search for New Boss to Run Past End of Season
at 14:37:38

Vic - the cpmparison i make between the keane appointment and Gerrard potential appointment is about the appointment process itself, not about them as indviiduals - high profile, heaadline grabbing, raising expectations type of apppointments. When we appointed Keane we started singing about us "at Man U while the scum were at Crewe" before a ball was even kicked under his "leadership". Whilst i don't disagree with anything you have said in your analysis of their characters, you have misses my point completely, or I, quite likely have not made my point clear enough.
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Milne: Considered Search for New Boss to Run Past End of Season
at 10:19:24

Based on the betting:
Danny Cowley - Hoof ball - No thanks
Steve Gerrard - interesting, nothing to lose by appointing him - it would remove the monotomy factor (but can't ignore the similarity in circumstance to Roy Keane)
Paul Cook - Safe option, but not a bad one
Mogga - Yes please. First choice
Jack Ross - Winning the Scottish Championship is akin to beating your mates at championship manager - no thanks
Maurice Steijn - Don't know enough about him
Arsene Wenger - i heard he's out of work ( he might be dead though by the sound of some of the tributes i've heard)

All makes for an interesting few weeks, and interesting is not something we've had around PR for a few months/years.
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McCarthy Looking for Opportunity to Get Back into Premier League After Town Exit
at 15:16:41

I am looking to be the next king of England when i get sacked from my current job.
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McCarthy Looking for Opportunity to Get Back into Premier League After Town Exit
at 15:16:38

I am looking to be the next king of England when i get sacked from my current job.
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McCarthy: We've Got to Stick Together Or It'll Really Go Pear-Shaped
at 23:10:18

"I don’t think it represents how we’ve played recently and the results that we’ve had."

Incredible! how delusional are you man, we haven't scored in 5 matches at home, how where are the "results" in that stat.

roll on May
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Hull Match Off
at 12:59:32

I love the fact that so many have turned on Cornish Mick's post and assumed he was serious. The stupidity of some people on here baffles me!
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Norwich Striker: We're a Better Club
at 12:23:37

A) Never heard of him
B) a Milk cup and an away goal in the EUFA Cup, a better club does not make
C) you've only got 1 song
D) You are SCUM
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New Date for Derby Trip
at 10:42:31

Some real nobs on here. You show me a championship squad big enough to cope with the injuries we've got at the momen plus an additional 2 or 3 that MM is referreing to.

We've had a tough start because of injuries, NOT on paper with ref to opposition.

I despair, at how some will take every comment so literally and not use a single brain cell to understand what was actually being said or referred to.
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McGoldrick Could Miss Out Due to Baby's Birth
at 11:56:24

He's got 3 other kids, don't matter if he misses this one surely, PLAY ON!! That was a joke by the way before you all start "downing" me.

I loved a story i once heard on these lines, where an announcement went out a a pretty dire match saying "congratulations to Mr X, who we know is here today, your wife has just given birth to a baby boy". Someone in the crowd then shouts, "poor buggar, he's gotta sit through 90 minutes of this 5h1t, and now he's gotta go home and cook his own tea!"
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Four Make Debuts for Blues at Palace
at 19:18:01

Spot on from Mick. why risk any injury or suspension in the current circumstances.
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