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PLC AGM Live Blog
at 20:22 4 Dec 2018

yep, sounds like creative accounting.
Add in the potential costs and new wages to expenditure but leave out the savings from the wages of those leaving and the potential add on fees to those sold.
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PLC AGM Live Blog
at 20:18 4 Dec 2018

A loyalty bonus would be a good idea. Could've stopped a number of those who left under Mick.
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PLC AGM Live Blog
at 20:08 4 Dec 2018

"IM: ME didn't make money out of summer business"

must be doing some creative accounting to get to that conclusion
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5 signings in January
at 10:32 6 Nov 2018

1xST
1xLB

The rest I think we can cover well enough with what we have.
And yes i think LB is a priority. I just don't see the point in having a LB with a defence bias when we always play a Skuse who covers well and we need to create more. I like Knudsen at CB anyway.
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A step in the right direction but...
at 10:50 4 Nov 2018

Wasn't there a rule change about penalties? If a player makes a genuine attempt at a ball only a yellow can be given?
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Predictions for tomorrow
at 19:16 2 Nov 2018

Unless I'm meant to lie...

Ipswich 0-2 Preston
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Ipswich are bottom of the championship will they stay there
at 18:47 2 Nov 2018

Yes ....not attributed to what division some players came from.
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The old John mcgreal chant
at 19:42 31 Oct 2018

The Timelords (KLF) sampled that for "Doctorin' the Tardis" so both apply I guess
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Think he spunked about....
at 17:39 31 Oct 2018

Waghorn was an unbelievable deal, it's a shame they all aren't that easy to find.

A different approach might have worked, but then again even going that route it's going to be a tough ask to get it to work. The brief and the funds are very limiting, what you don't spend on transfer fee's you'd probably spend on wages.
I think most people can agree with him underestimating the league. Not many players step up quickly, especially with the amount of change.
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Think he spunked about....
at 17:06 31 Oct 2018

Something we can probably agree on is the Tilt thing. We really look short of a left footed bloke back there and he can pass the ball out too. Strange decision it was to decide against sticking the extra 200k on that and leave us short.

It wont take much for Nolan, Jackson and Nsiala to be worth more than we paid. A handful of goals and most players in the championship are apparently worth more than that these days. Fingers crossed we can get the best out of them still.
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Think he spunked about....
at 16:24 31 Oct 2018

Yes, selling Garner and Waghorn is a big issue. But how much of that can you put on Hurst? He needed funds to replace what had already gone, the players wanted to go and in Waghorn's case especially I don't think he would fit from what we were told Hurst planned to do.

Agreed, no apparent style or system. I'd put that down to what I already said about a half finished job.

Just out of curiosity, if you had the job in the summer, you were already down about 8 players from last season due to contracts ending and loan players going back, you had to fund any incoming transfers yourself, best players not tied down on long contracts and you know they could get much more than you can afford to give them elsewhere ...what would you have done?
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Think he spunked about....
at 16:07 31 Oct 2018

Millwall?
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Think he spunked about....
at 15:19 31 Oct 2018

I'm probably on my own here, I think Hurst spent well. I best explain...

Hurst's players hardly look outshone by those still here from before. If anything the opposite has slightly been the case, the few goals we have had seem to be from Hurst's lot for a start.
I just think the job wasn't finished due to time and money constraints and that is why everyone is looking poor.
Everyone suffers when you have half your team suited to play one way and you bring in a handful of new guys to do the opposite, especially when those of the Mick era on the whole looked very resistant to change. Too much too soon maybe, but when the brief was to change the style of play and with so many players out the door even before he arrived I don't think he had a choice.
It could also be argued maybe to little too soon, and he should've had that extra £10m and got to replace those who were here that will never fit progressive attacking football.
I keep thinking back to what happens to all of Mick's old clubs after he leaves, they go down. Why? I'd hazard a guess at it's because they are full of limited players who are stuck in their ways. Managers don't have a chance in making their mark on things without the risks involved with a complete overhaul and that needs a shed load more than £6m to do properly anyway.
Either way it's unwise to judge anyone on 15 games in a disjointed team.

Yep, someone fighting Hurst's corner

Let's hope Lambert can find a system that can get the best out of them and they come good in the end
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Evans
at 12:37 31 Oct 2018

I imagine the debt value is of little consequence so long as the owner wants to carry it.
It's just a shame he obviously hasn't seen the benefits of more significant investment instead of trying to live within our means. We can probably blame Keane and Clegg for that.
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Matt Holland on TALKsport
at 11:35 31 Oct 2018

Does TALKsport have a catch up service? failing that did anyone catch what was said?
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Guess PL's starting 11 for Saturday
at 10:35 31 Oct 2018

Would be a brave manager to play 3 at the back after what happened the two times we tried it this season. Not saying it's a bad idea, especially with more fitting wing-backs.
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Potential January targets
at 10:12 31 Oct 2018

I remember hearing about Sunderland sniffing around for someone as a free agent not so long back n his name was mentioned. I can't be sure of it, especially with how journalists don't pick up on things but it would suggest he was a free agent (As of end of August I think it said).
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Potential January targets
at 09:49 31 Oct 2018

I still think we will need a target man in long before January. Both of Sears and Jackson need the right kind of ball and plenty of support and I don't think we have enough of the right kind of players for that. It's much easier to just get a target man in than replace 6-7 others. The longer I look at it the more convinced Márkó Futács would be ideal.
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IT advice please: anti-virus software
at 14:42 30 Oct 2018

Bitdefender tends to get good reviews on most tests. There is a free version but at the moment there is an extended trial offer (i think 6months) of Bitdefender Internet Security 2019 on

https://sharewareonsale.com/s/bitdefender-internet-security-sale

That might be worth a look.

Saying that I've never had a problem with the free version of Avast either, I think they actually purchased AVG so I'm guessing they wont be far different in levels of protection.

I avoid McAfee these days. It's not what it used to be and can be a pain in the butt to remove completely from what I hear.

If you want to protect sensitive business files though it might be worth using something like cryptomator to encrypt those things and back it all up on the cloud in the encrypted form if you don't have it all backed up somewhere else (which is the sensible option, I don't trust storing anything on the cloud even encrypted).

Password managers are also a good way to protect from keyloggers, some come with antivirus software but there are free ones such as lastpass or keepass.

Other than that always the best advice is just use common sense, don't take risks downloading stuff from dodgy places or following links that you are not sure of. Always double check senders addresses on emails. Oh and if you don't use it and it isn't disabled you would be best to turn off SMB 1.0 in windows, pretty sure Windows 10 disables it by default these days though.
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Donacien Dodgy?
at 23:07 29 Oct 2018

He had previous problems back at Villa, you might get an idea of what the problems might be looking at old news from that time.
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