One thing I haven't seen discussed is whether the takeover will load a pile of debt onto the club as happened recently at Burnley and was how the Glaziers took over Man Utd. Or are the potential investors using their own money, or money they're borrowing themselves?
I was wondering whether we have fallen to the lowest point of any English club to have won a European trophy.
Apparently former two times European Champions Nottingham Forest managed to sink to 21st in League One after 7 games of the 2005-06 season before finishing 7th which was their lowest ever league finish. We havenâ€™t got all the way down to 21st yet, have we? But we did finish lower than 7th last season.
Leeds (twice winners of the Inter City Fairs Cup) were still bottom of League One after five games of the 2007-08 season despite winning all five as theyâ€™d been deducted points for insolvency. It took them until the sixth league game to move up to 20th and they finished the season 5th.
Manchester City (once winners of the Inter City Fairs Cup) were in the third division in 1998-99 and dropped as low as 13th in December â€™98 before finishing 3rd, their lowest ever league finish. They did go up via the playoffs that season.
I think that at the current rate of progress we will finish a completed season (rather than a truncated one like last season) in the lowest position of any English club to have won a European trophy.
Thereâ€™s one for the CV Marcus Evans and Paul Lambert.
They laid the fibre cables down my road last Autumn and today, after experiencing yet more outages with our Plusnet connection, I have placed an order to have Gigaclear. There are some half decent deals about currently.
It probably won't be a standard installation from their terminal at the property boundary so they'll have to send someone round to work it out and I can decide to go ahead or not once that's done.
Reviews online aren't brilliant to be honest but wondered if there was any experience in the TWTD massive.
Iâ€™ve currently got all my music and photos on a second hard drive in an elderly Mac Pro and I stream it to various things in the house using a DLNA server (Twonky). Itâ€™s getting a bit full and I may replace the Mac at some point in the not too distant future. So, am thinking of shifting all the files onto a NAS and using that. I have a more recent Dell Windows PC I could use as storage too, but would rather something that doesnâ€™t take up quite so much room.
Does anyone have any tips for a family weekend in Liverpool? Probably going to go to the Keith Haring exhibition at the Tate and make a weekend of it? Places to stay, things to do etc. (not intending to go to the Cavern unless I really have to).
I recall attending a game against Forest in I guess 1979 when he played for them and punched the ball into the net at the Churchmans end, thankfully disallowed. Iâ€™ve had it in my head that it was his debut for Forest. Can anyone confirm or disprove that?
Our new shirt doesn't look great in real life. The round neck is a bit rubbish and the red stripes on the shirt and shorts look wrong. On the other hand Braintree's Hummel kit is a simple elegant affair. Looking at Hummel's Twitter feed they're making an effort to get more clubs wearing their kit.
The anniversary of the FA Cup win this weekend reminded me of the David Baddiel / Frank Skinner recreation of the winning goal in the Phoenix from the Flames slot on Fantasy Football. Unfortunately itâ€™s not on Youtube (as far as I can tell but please contradict me) so hereâ€™s the Alan Sunderland one which I think was filmed in Ipswich.