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by tmesis
02 Aug 2020 16:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 255
Views: 29098

Re: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria

The other thing on Brentford is the owners pay 0 attention to the table. They see that as a false way to evaluate how well a team is doing and focus almost entirely on statistical analysis. Much like our famous "false 3rd" the owner says the table lies. It lies due to the luck involved in...
by tmesis
02 Aug 2020 11:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 255
Views: 29098

Re: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria

The Brentford model is a good one and would be nice if we adopted similar. They’ve done well but it’s also by no means a guaranteed model that works forever, although they do very well scouting and buying players an they need at good prices no one can ever know you buy a player for X million and he...
by tmesis
02 Aug 2020 08:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 255
Views: 29098

Re: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria

It's more that all it takes is a bit of bad luck than they're succeeding through luck. But you'd have to say they got a bit lucky to have two players at once to sell quite so big. The point remains that just coughing up for Ejaria isn't really their model. Buying with a view to selling on will neve...
by tmesis
01 Aug 2020 23:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 255
Views: 29098

Re: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria

Unfortunately this is Hobnob. Back in the real world your case makes perfect sense. If Brentford’s strategy doesn’t amount to sound financial stability in the crazy world of football finance, God knows what that says about all those fretting over points deductions as the bulldozers arrive at Griffi...
by tmesis
31 Jul 2020 12:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Dai Yongge in trouble with Chinese government
Replies: 86
Views: 5522

Re: Dai Yongge in trouble with Chinese government

We’re no worse off than if SJM had succumbed to a heart attack at any point after he took us on. this is genuine nonsense we are now in debt to a much larger degree, and dont own our own ground or training ground that was not the case under JMW Agreed, apart from JMW never running us. There doesn't...
by tmesis
30 Jul 2020 20:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Dai Yongge in trouble with Chinese government
Replies: 86
Views: 5522

Re: Dai Yongge in trouble with Chinese government

We all know the only billionaires investing in football are from dodgy Arab states, China and Russia etc looking to launder their criminal proceeds right? You've just got to hope they don't get caught whilst they're holding you. At least this lot are genuinely ploughing their ill gotten gains throu...
by tmesis
28 Jul 2020 21:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen's Tenure
Replies: 201
Views: 9753

Re: Bowen's Tenure

Whoever we have in the job next season, if the playing staff has the kind of cull that, at the moment, is looking likely, staying up will be an achievement. Despite that, I suspect that if we struggle, people will say it's down to Bowen. Personally I think he's done 'OK'. He's not excelled, but why ...
by tmesis
27 Jul 2020 11:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 31
Views: 2954

Re: Season 20/21

Football as we know it is finished , couple of years there'll just be the Premiershite and the Championship aka Premiershite League B , Div 1 and Div 2 are sadly doomed Covid provided the biggest rusty nail in the biggest coffin we could ever imagine Lower leagues may become regionalised and/or par...
by tmesis
25 Jul 2020 15:14
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 5135
Views: 596097

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

Next season it the centenary of our League membership, although I'm not sure how a 1920/21 revival kit of navy stripes with navy shorts would go down with the fans. Was that our original kit? I would go for a remake of whatever our first kit was. We can have a break in hooped kits for one season. T...
by tmesis
23 Jul 2020 07:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (h) sponsored by Andy Legg & Jason Bowen
Replies: 215
Views: 4471

Re: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (h) sponsored by Andy Legg & Jason Bowen

To be honest I could well see the owners moving Bowen back upstairs but something irks me about sacking a manager without a full transfer window and pre-season, and frankly I'm sick of sacking managers If we were losing with some kind of fight and passion or losing but playing nice football and cre...
by tmesis
22 Jul 2020 23:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (h) sponsored by Andy Legg & Jason Bowen
Replies: 215
Views: 4471

Re: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (h) sponsored by Andy Legg & Jason Bowen

12 home defeats is a new club record, isn't it?
by tmesis
21 Jul 2020 15:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 836
Views: 32662

Re: Squad for 2020/21

If he wants to play in a serious competitive league and not the MLS he would have to drop his demands. There's not a lot wrong with MLS these days. Good crowds, plenty of decent players, and I dare say the cities are probably nicer than the average Championship club's home town. But the cities ther...
by tmesis
21 Jul 2020 15:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 836
Views: 32662

Re: Squad for 2020/21

Simmops If he wants to play in a serious competitive league and not the MLS he would have to drop his demands.

There's not a lot wrong with MLS these days. Good crowds, plenty of decent players, and I dare say the cities are probably nicer than the average Championship club's home town.
by tmesis
19 Jul 2020 17:01
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7548
Views: 517518

Re: The Non - League thread

Simmops My local team in the Isthmian league have folded as the council haven't let them stop their rent since football finished and they can't survive. Shame that is.

Which team is that?
by tmesis
17 Jul 2020 20:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Roger Smee or John Madejski?
Replies: 78
Views: 8947

Re: Roger Smee or John Madejski?

The Smee camp will be chock full of old boys like me who helped the club in its darkest hour. The Sir Mad camp overloaded with youngsters who only have memories of the souless bowl that carries his name. Perhaps in twenty years wev can have another poll discussing the merits of Lord Mad versus new ...
by tmesis
17 Jul 2020 20:43
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: STs for season 2019/2020
Replies: 286
Views: 33194

Re: STs for season 2019/2020

Just saw this. Say what you want about RFC but our club and owner give the fans a really good deal to encourage us to support the club and attend the games. Ridiculous pricing Really for National League football. Though gate receipts are much more important the lower down the leagues you go. https:...
by tmesis
14 Jul 2020 19:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by Chris Rea
Replies: 253
Views: 4997

Re: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by Chris Rea

And people are wondering why others are unsure of Bowen still :lol: Sit back on a 1-0 lead once again and lose the lead again! And repeat. He’s steadied the ship but it’s dire viewing, and he isn’t improving it in terms of that aspect I don't think Bowen's a great manager, but I do wonder why peopl...
by tmesis
14 Jul 2020 19:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by Chris Rea
Replies: 253
Views: 4997

Re: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by Chris Rea

I can't say being banned from home games has been a massive hardship so far.
by tmesis
12 Jul 2020 00:28
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 5135
Views: 596097

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

Next season it the centenary of our League membership, although I'm not sure how a 1920/21 revival kit of navy stripes with navy shorts would go down with the fans.
by tmesis
05 Jul 2020 21:48
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 5135
Views: 596097

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

With RFC being 150 years old next year, surely the club should be erring towards an anniversary shirt. Preferably shirt sponsor free too. Will be the season after, Macron confirmed in their press release, when the partnership was announced, they were aware of the anniversary and will be producing a...
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