Rival Watch

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 24 Nov 2020 21:12

Stranded Crazy that given the Norwich win we will still be top 6 even with a 5th straight defeat tomorrow night.


Well we were 7 points clear at the top

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Re: Rival Watch

by Old Man Andrews » 25 Nov 2020 06:56

Norwich are another one of those teams that should be banned from playing in higher leagues, they are YoYo central. They can join Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Derby in the "never allowed promotion" club.

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Re: Rival Watch

by SouthDownsRoyal » 25 Nov 2020 08:55

Old Man Andrews Norwich are another one of those teams that should be banned from playing in higher leagues, they are YoYo central. They can join Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Derby in the "never allowed promotion" club.


Can we add WBA to that list?

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Re: Rival Watch

by Old Man Andrews » 25 Nov 2020 08:55

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Old Man Andrews Norwich are another one of those teams that should be banned from playing in higher leagues, they are YoYo central. They can join Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Derby in the "never allowed promotion" club.


Can we add WBA to that list?

Yes please.

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Re: Rival Watch

by windermereROYAL » 25 Nov 2020 09:14

Parachute payments are ridiculous and should be stopped, no surprise to see relegated sides at the top when they can afford to keep their best players.


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Re: Rival Watch

by windermereROYAL » 25 Nov 2020 09:15

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Old Man Andrews Norwich are another one of those teams that should be banned from playing in higher leagues, they are YoYo central. They can join Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Derby in the "never allowed promotion" club.


Can we add WBA to that list?


Fulham.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 25 Nov 2020 09:20

windermereROYAL Parachute payments are ridiculous and should be stopped, no surprise to see relegated sides at the top when they can afford to keep their best players.


I think it definitely needs looking at. The likes of Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich are starting with such a huge advantage over the other teams.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Old Man Andrews » 25 Nov 2020 09:22

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windermereROYAL Parachute payments are ridiculous and should be stopped, no surprise to see relegated sides at the top when they can afford to keep their best players.


I think it definitely needs looking at. The likes of Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich are starting with such a huge advantage over the other teams.

Bournemouth made over £70m in player sales too. I think if you make that much back in player sales you should have to pay back a portion of the parachute payment.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 25 Nov 2020 10:39

Wasn't part of Operation Big Picture that parachute payments were dropped in favour of increased payments to all Championship clubs in order to level that playing field.

Unsusal for all 3 relegated sides to be doing so well at this stage though, there is usually one who struggles.

Huddersfield last year, Stoke the year before that, Sunderland and Hull the year before that.


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Re: Rival Watch

by windermereROYAL » 25 Nov 2020 10:54

3 sodding years of PP is a piss take, if they are going to keep them it should be one year only.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 25 Nov 2020 10:55

Stranded Wasn't part of Operation Big Picture that parachute payments were dropped in favour of increased payments to all Championship clubs in order to level that playing field.

Unsusal for all 3 relegated sides to be doing so well at this stage though, there is usually one who struggles.

Huddersfield last year, Stoke the year before that, Sunderland and Hull the year before that.


I think all 3 clubs are generally better run than those that struggled. Norwich clearly planned for relegation pretty much as soon as they went up, whilst Bournemouth as mentioned were able to cash in on a few players and still have lots of sellable assets, as do Watford

Sunderland were losing a ton of money, Hull tight owners, whilst Hudders had just blown their promotion bonus on some utter toss players

I guess whichever ones dont go up will probably need to sell fairly quickly next year

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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 25 Nov 2020 11:01

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Stranded Wasn't part of Operation Big Picture that parachute payments were dropped in favour of increased payments to all Championship clubs in order to level that playing field.

Unsusal for all 3 relegated sides to be doing so well at this stage though, there is usually one who struggles.

Huddersfield last year, Stoke the year before that, Sunderland and Hull the year before that.


I think all 3 clubs are generally better run than those that struggled. Norwich clearly planned for relegation pretty much as soon as they went up, whilst Bournemouth as mentioned were able to cash in on a few players and still have lots of sellable assets, as do Watford

Sunderland were losing a ton of money, Hull tight owners, whilst Hudders had just blown their promotion bonus on some utter toss players

I guess whichever ones dont go up will probably need to sell fairly quickly next year


Quite possibly right that they will assuming one of them mucks up the play-offs.

Just really pointing out that it is unsual to have all 3 up there, and only 4 times since the PL has begun have 2 relegated sides bounced back together at the first attempt - all 3 have never done it. So whilst the parachute payments are a boost, they are definitively one that gets you up but I would still rather see them go.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 25 Nov 2020 20:44

Derby really are utter toss


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Re: Rival Watch

by Old Man Andrews » 25 Nov 2020 21:17

Hound Derby really are utter toss

It's lovely to see, one of thr highlights of the football season thus far.

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Re: Rival Watch

by SouthDownsRoyal » 25 Nov 2020 21:23

Hound Derby really are utter toss


Lol @ rooney

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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 25 Nov 2020 21:41

Hound Derby really are utter toss


6pts adrift of safety already. Wycombe and Coventry next 2 games. Could easily be 9 or more adrift by this time next week.

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Re: Rival Watch

by royalp-we » 25 Nov 2020 21:54

Derby have scored 5 and conceded 20. It could end up like that PL season at this rate.

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Re: Rival Watch

by SouthDownsRoyal » 25 Nov 2020 21:56

I see sky have ended their Derby/Rooney love in :mrgreen:

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Re: Rival Watch

by Simmops » 25 Nov 2020 22:09

SouthDownsRoyal I see sky have ended their Derby/Rooney love in :mrgreen:


Its now a reading love in

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Re: Rival Watch

by SouthDownsRoyal » 25 Nov 2020 22:35

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SouthDownsRoyal I see sky have ended their Derby/Rooney love in :mrgreen:


Its now a reading love in


It was, SKY jumped on the RFC bandwagon after eight games and got burnt like they did after jumping on the Derby/Rooney bandwagon after no games

LOL@sky

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