After the racism demonstrated by fans at Millwall and West Ham today, the two clubs concerned need to take swift decisive action to show that this sort of thing will not be tolerated. Rather than the usual statements saying 'this isn't good enough' and promising action, they need to identify those responsible (surely it can't be too hard with only 2,000 at each match, and the amount of CCTV at grounds these days) and publicly ban the offenders.
If they choose not to, the FA has to back up its words on racism with action against the clubs. I'd argue that this sort of thing is no different to outright racist chants, and action should be taken accordingly. If fans can't be trusted to behave at matches, the ability to attend should be taken away.
Apparently if you disagree that vouchers is the only way to solve poverty this is what happens. Some on the left always try to bully their way through politics & caricature the right as evil (or scum) for merely disagreeing. I’m afraid that sort of politics just doesn’t work pic.twitter.com/0wEjZtBdmP
Reading the post about the salary cap and contract renewals got me thinking, particularly given the much-improved performances from a number of members of the squad who might find themselves out of contract in the summer.
Is the threat of having to accept a significantly-reduced salary from 2021/22 onwards enough of a kick in the pants to spur some of these players to play to their full potential?
Probably the only way for some of these players to continue to draw a comparable wage going forwards would either be to get Town promoted, or to do enough to prove to a Championship club that they're worth signing if Town don't go up.
Garbutt ending up at Blackpool will probably have been quite the cautionary tale for them.
An unconventional line-up forced by Covid and isolations. We were not able to call the match off as there was no guarantee that a 15 point penalty would not be imposed. Opportunity for some of the youth to show what they can do. #TRFChttps://t.co/imzhVTLoNc