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28 Mar 2020 10:40:03
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28 Mar 2020 08:49:45
It would be interesting to hear other posters opinion on the subject of "pay cuts" for football players, especially those in the Premiership! I am reading in the "Mail" on Saturday about clubs surviving, FA staff taking pay cuts etc, etc.
This world pandemic is a massive leveller for every human being! I for one have for years been disgusted by The Premiership being awash with money paying obscene monthly wages that some of us will never earn in a lifetime! I would love to see them bought down to earth to know what the real world of average living is like! Many think they are god like, I for one hope this changes the financial scene for the foreseeable future for Premiership earnings! ⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒.

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25 Mar 2020 07:04:54
When this virus is over and football starts again, their will be a lot clubs that need to unload good players just to continue. i'm sure DM will be told to take a lot of our expensive players who are not performing off the books. If what I've read that DM believes in youth we have some rearly good promiseing players comming through. Our club has a wealth of young talent which tells me our club future is a lot brighter than a lot of other premiership clubs.

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28 Mar 2020 10:22:51
Given the fair play rules mean the wages need to be a percentage of income then if prize money and TV money is withheld then players will either have to take a cut or there will be a lot of clubs in a difficult situation. Going to be interesting to see how they cope. But to be honest I worry more about the average supporter who will lose their job and struggle in some cases to meet payments on mortgages. Very few Oremiwr League players will ever know that stress.

{Ed001's Note - the fair play rules are to be either suspended or amended to deal with this situation.}

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Top 10 Defensive/Holding Midfielders

23 Mar 2020 12:47:09
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See You Next...What Day Is It? With Ed001, Ed025 and Ed666

22 Mar 2020 21:39:35
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Sporting Fairytales Part 1: Verona 85

22 Mar 2020 13:05:41
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A To Z: Paris Saint-Germain

21 Mar 2020 20:20:30
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19 Mar 2020 20:18:23
So. as it's unusually quite, if you could decide summer transfer plans. who would you want to buy realistically and who would you sell?

For me I'd go for benrahma and Watkins from Brentford and bring back diangana.

Id like a new centre mid, a LB and possibly a new CB.

Probanly unrealistic I know.

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20 Mar 2020 13:50:35
Hiya Dave good to hear from someone

Personally think that transfers are going to be quiet this summer and if and when football gets going again think we might see some of the youngsters coming to the fore

Both Diangana and Cullen have had good seasons and Holland has been doing well since he went on loan to Oxford

Add the 2 young fullbacks Ngaki and Johnson who can play both sides as fullbacks think we have Chances

Great fan of Ollie Watkins though and could see him and Bowen being good pairing.

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20 Mar 2020 17:16:07
Agreed. Will be very quite. Some very good players in the champ. would like us to find another bowen.

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21 Mar 2020 07:15:08
I would sell Roberto, Reid, Balbuena, Sanchez, Wilshire, Yarmolenko, Ajeti or as many as we can get money for. I would look for a striker as a foil for Haller, another CB and if possible LB and RB. If we got another LB then I would let Masuaku go too.

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21 Mar 2020 22:51:22
I would let noble go if we survive, his legs are gone and not premier league standard anymore, if we go down then he may do a job in championship.

My list in full:
Noble ( free transfer, let him make a few quid)
Yarmalenko ( £10 million as he’s a lazy player)
Zabaleta
Roberto
Masuaku
Balbuena ( £4 million)
Diop ( if good offer comes in, don’t rate him) ( £45 million)
Lanzini ( think formals is our future) (£20 million)


We need

Soucek to sign on.
A striker
A decent centre back

I like Diop but he goes walkabout far too often and dives in all over the place.

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22 Mar 2020 10:32:07
Agree on Diop but I think he has improvement in him. He has been partly, or fully, responsible for a lot of the goals against this season and I think he is all over the place at times. But he has ability to be a top centre back and a good manager will make him that.

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22 Mar 2020 11:55:27
I agree he can improve but we need it now, in 2-3 years is not good for us, in a top 6 side they can afford to wait and unfortunately we are not, ogbonna has been by far our best defender and they were going to let him go last year and thank god he stayed.
If Soucek stays then I think the back four will have better protection which will help, with fornals and rice that is a good base for midfield, Andersen and Antonio/ snodgrass down flanks and Bowen/ haller up top, stay up and it looks promising for next year and then we can judge how moyes does.

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23 Mar 2020 23:31:34
I agree with you Bobby. Ogbonna is comfortably HOTY.

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25 Mar 2020 01:31:11
Theres one player i really rate and that's Harvey BARNES what a talent, And if we could get him on loan is FODEN who i think will become the top 5 players in the world yes that guy has everything and what teachers he has in DE BRUYNE, D SILVA, B SILVA, MAHREZ, STERLING also i like the L/ B at NORWICH young lad forgot his name but somebody fill me in please. COYI.

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26 Mar 2020 07:26:11
Max Aaron’s.

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26 Mar 2020 07:33:31
I do not think Harvey Barnes will come to West Ham, isn’t he in Leicester starting 11?
If it is the same one then I cannot see why he would leave Leicester to come to West Ham, I have been impressed with Leicester this year and with a couple more players I think they will continue to be successful. Fair play to Brendan Rodgers as he’s done a great job.
We do have a lot of promise in the ranks but I think we need to give them chances earlier as we either lose them or their confidence gets destroyed, self doubt creeps in and they lose focus.
I personally have been saying I would rather see youngsters given a chance than some of our lazy performers! Andersen, yarmalenko are great players but only put a 50-60 minute shift in and look as though they are not trying. It’s a shame as andersen is a class act on his day. COYI.

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26 Mar 2020 20:54:34
Hiya bobby thanks for the max aarons topic, on BARNES your bang on he's played 27 games 7 as sub so you could say he's very much in the first elevenish i can't see how a cheeky bid would hurt and AARONS is going to be very getable and i think we need 4 players in and we would have a decent squad with outgoings. COYI.

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26 Mar 2020 22:34:15
Aarons will be very getable come the summer unless the season is cancelled and Norwich stay up!

What is the opinion on seasons end?

I personally think it will be cancelled, would like to see the two come up and 5 down next season.
I think this virus is going to be another 5-6 weeks so to play the games you are realistically looking at starting mid June, do not see how this can possibly work as teams get new players in and sorting out players contracts.

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27 Mar 2020 11:36:16
I rate Harvey Barnes as well, but why oh why would he come to us, why would anyone of them leave such a small successful club unless they were chasing ££££, more chance of winning the lottery😂Leicester have been a great side for a number of years now, I love watching them, probably my favourite team to watch especially after I won £2,200 on my bet for them to win the Premiership a few years ago, I was amongst the few who really thought with a bit of luck they could do it and well worth the £20 I put on in the November at 110/ 1 they were by far the best team in my view at the time! ⚒⚒⚒⚒.

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27 Mar 2020 18:20:39
You answered my question chelms money as I'm pretty sure we would offer him more than he gets at Leicester IMO . COYI.

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28 Mar 2020 02:30:47
Bobby I agree the season won’t be finished, but I think your 5-6 weeks is optimistic. I read we either need a cure or up to 80% or so to be immune which means they need to have gotten it. While I am not believing everything I read, and especially not at the moment, not many have talked about what it takes to get back to some level of normality and that seems about right. So I would think months rather than weeks (I hope I’m wrong) . But in terms of football, I can’t see them back on the park before next season.

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19 Mar 2020 19:30:24
Unsurprisingly quiet on here.

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20 Mar 2020 07:01:31
Hope all on here are well and staying safe.

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20 Mar 2020 15:38:00
Hello all, assuming most posters on here are of a working age unlike myself😂I do hope you can all hopefully maintain your lifestyles as normal, plus of course your health! Both my sons in law are self employed but OK so far, just hope it continues? I cannot believe Japan seem to closing their eyes to the World at the moment and still talking about the Olympics going ahead, at least they will win all the gold medals🏅 🥇🤣 Can’t seem to get my head around Football at the moment without any decisions being made! ⚒⚒⚒.

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21 Mar 2020 09:31:15
Unbelievable the Japanese wish I had their optimism about our football. Very strange what is going on why is no one questioning why this virus is so aggressive in Italy and to a lesser degree in Spain and Germany compared to us.

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25 Mar 2020 01:40:35
I know Gerry we've got it worse than where it started in CHINA all because don't get me wrong i'm very patriotic but why are we the last country to react to anything now we ain't coping, they shouldn't have let anyone in the country when china reported their first case sounds harsh but i really believe it would have saved a few lives 1 is enough but see the tubes going into london packed in like sardines what cgance have you got my eldest daughter has just lost her job in a private nursery as they have had to shut and the gyy who owns it can't afford to pay wages with no babys coming to the nursery but hey ho people are out there dying very sad and hard times everybody stay safe. COYI.

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Declan Rice

18 Mar 2020 16:41:45
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15 Mar 2020 14:28:55
We were due to play spurs on Friday with spurs not having Kane and Son available, so if the season did start again in a couple of months then these players will probably be available and could make a hell of a difference, it wouldn't seem quite fair?

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