Discussion in 'Bulletin Board' started by Father Benny Cake, Dec 4, 2019.
They truly are deluded.
It gets better.
There was some teacake on Radio Sheff, earlier, claiming the F.A.are picking on them because of the Hillsborough Disaster!!!
I'm sure every team has their fair share of clowns, as fans, but why are their lot so compelled to keep making fools of themselves on public phone ins?
Please God .
In some ways I hope they try to sue the EFL as it could force the issue and make the EFL have rigorous policies and procedures over FFP and more importantly make them adhere to them.
If Wednesday as they claim can prove the EFL rubber stamped the ground sale, then they will have a case to sue the EFL.
The EFL can't tell them they can do something and then down the line change their minds and try and punish them for it.
Not that I have any sympathy for them but why is their alleged punishment much harsher than the one dished out to Birmingham City?
It is unfair that an instutution bigger than the Solar System has been held against their will by the EFL for the last two decades.
That's what they're suing about, yeah?
Very harsh indeed,,, they might have to wait another couple of years before they are crowned European Champions.
I am literally pissing myself laughing if this is true.
I have little love for the Pigs. I have less love for the EFL if i'm honest, they are a corrupt set of lovely people that have allowed the Football League to pretty much end up in a bidding war as to who gets in the Premier League next, instead of working for the interests of the 3 divisions below. Corrupt to the core. If they take them on it will be funny as. They can only lose.
In all reality I only care about my club, Barnsley FC. I'm unhappy with our owners, but in the current climate I can see why we've ended up with them & what a set of basket cases we are competing against. @Red Rain has posted stuff that has been both illuminating & for me also a bit out of touch with the realties of what is going on, in terms of what makes a football club in the present day. I'd like his analysis to be one that might make us successful, but either we take it we are no longer a second flight club, or we play the game to some extent. It is a sad time to be a Barnsley fan, after seeing last year's success story & the malaise we have been thus far presented with. We are like Shami Chakrabati vs Elon Musk, when it comes to us vs Wednesday. As in the election, you fear right & wrong don't matter, only muscle.
Could it be that the EFL agreed to the sale but not to the false reporting and fake timeline that the Dee dars have used to circumvent the rules?
Hmm maybe they should send a round robin letter round the other clubs and see how many of them think they haven't been fiddling the books,I think they would find themselves in a very small minority, it wouldn't be 100% because there are probably other clubs who wouldn't want fingers pointing at them.
Hmmmm, a "binding expectation" - interesting choice of language.
Good luck to them arguing that!
This should be hilarious
Automatic relegation seems a fair punishment to me.
Just for being Sheffield Wednesday and singing that silver lining song
Because theirs will need to be a massive punishment.
Word round here is that they didn't "sell" it til over 12 months after the "permission" , and even then the value was valued way higher than it should have been, (to enable a bigger FFP allowance) and there was no actual movement of monies.
I think the natives are worried.
Bent as a nine nob note, the lot of them. The court case will be the footballing equivalent of Fagin vs Del Boy.
Suspect you’re right, Gibson wanted some clarity and firmer rules bringing in and was voted down by his peers
I hope that my conclusions were a bit more subtle than, "we are no longer a second flight club". It was fairly obvious that the competition in the Championship was being conducted on the basis of who had the deepest pockets. Who was willing to push the Fair Play Rules the furthest. Whose spending could outlast the rest of the teams in the league for the longest time, and who would therefore be the last club standing. I did not see how Barnsley could possibly win according to the rules of that game, and if you cannot win by one set of rules, it makes much more sense to change the rules.
Our owners are right that if we want to succeed in The Championship, we have to compete in a different way, by different rules. They have bought the club, they have invested their money and they have taken the entrepreneurial risk, and that gives them the right to try things their way. We as fans will always have our opinion, but our investment in the club is usually no more than the cost of the season ticket to watch the games, and even then, many of us are prepared to walk away when results are not to our liking. The size of the investment by our owners is such that they do not have that option. They have to stay with it until they are offered a way out, and "The Plan" is their vision of the route to their way out. The Plan represents their vision of how the value of the club can be improved, and how they can make a profit over and above the price that they paid for it. They believe that throwing money at it offers no return, and I sympathise with that view because of the analysis that I did of the Financial Statements of all 24 Championship clubs for 2017/18 season. Instead, "The Plan" offers a different route to the same goal, increasing the value of our football club. It is a route that may take longer to achieve, a route that has more ups and downs, a route that requires much more patience from owners and fans alike, but a route that can get there in the end provided no-one panics.
I want exactly the same things as every other fan wants, but I can see no point in fighting those who see a different route to achieve the same end result. At the end of the day, are you absolutely sure that you know what you are doing and that our owners do not, because I do not see that any good can come of fighting them and everything they try to do.
That is a better summary of my position.
What was their plan for Nice?
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