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A global proposal on loans
at 19:56 19 May 2019

Consider the market for oil. (Stay with me here.) Many will believe that oil producers have all the bargaining power in oil deals (because they have what the world needs to run), but that is not necessarily true. Once oil is out of the ground, it is worthless unless purchased and consumed. The saying goes, "They can choke on all the oil they'd have to drink." So purchasers in large oil deals do have some power in negotiations.

Now consider the loan market. As it is structured right now, rich clubs poach so many of the young players from smaller clubs, then loan (think of it as a rental cost) them out to other (or the same) smaller clubs. As we know, what ends up occurring is the smaller club loses an asset, then have to rent someone else's asset to make up for the eventual shortfall. And the big knock-on effect of all that we are too familiar with.

It is assumed that small clubs have no power against the big clubs in these dealings, but I submit that prospects are like oil - are the big clubs going to play them? No. Then small clubs MUST band together and say NO, NO more loans on your terms. In fact, YOU PAY US for everything, player's salary, insurance, everything, PLUS something on top. You don't like it? Then I hope Jimmy FifteenYearOld that you just robbed from Ipswich bags a brace against ManU next week.

Let the big teams live with their decision to poach the youth of football, as oil producers have to live with the decision to extract oil from the ground - let them choke on their oil unless the loan terms are better.
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The ONLY way to arrive at training...
at 18:48 19 May 2019

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/walters-reveals-thatcher-s-helicopter-trip-to-avoid
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The Team
at 11:30 5 May 2019

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I was expecting a lot more details of this "plan" ...
at 15:16 20 Apr 2019

... that PL keeps talking about. A few ifs and buts regarding ticketing isn't a plan outside of marketing. I not only want more details, I not only need more details, frankly, by sticking with the club through thick and thin, I think I deserve more details.
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EVANS OUT!!!!
at 15:11 13 Apr 2019

Ma'am, this is a curry house...
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The Team
at 18:54 10 Apr 2019

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ROI 6 attempts on goal, 2 on target
at 17:50 23 Mar 2019

Mick, this is GIBRALTAR and you can only get 2 shots on net? A leopard does not change its spots.
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Let's chant "We're Going Up!!" as soon as we're going down
at 17:48 23 Mar 2019

Hear me out. The SECOND we get relegated, and every match thereafter, we should be chanting "We're Going Up!" It will be bizarre! Imagine the cameras on the last day, catching us all singing "We're Going Up!" when we're going down. Because we will have already been relegated. It will be obnoxious. We won't deserve it.

But "We're Going Up!" Is our goal in League One. A goal we should focus on the nanosecond after we are relegated. The club, and fans, and the players will all get reminders, everyday, of what the goal is. Because of one chant - sung always.

WE'RE GOING UP!!!!!!!!!!!
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League One today
at 18:37 19 Mar 2019

All of the teams in the top 10 could be promoted. All the teams placed 12th to 24th could go down. Only Burton Albion in 11th are locked into League One for next season.

https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/we-need-talk-about-ludicrous-relegation-bat

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