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14 minutes ago, Unabomber said:

Can’t believe what I’ve just seen in the West Brom game! The ref tried to send off the wrong guy! Mad racism anyone else seen this?

 

I was at the game in the Charlton end with a close mate who has supported them 65 years. 

 

It it was chaos, but the WBA bench didnt seem to help matters. Plus the penalty at the end seemed to be the softest you will see.

 

What was more noticeable was the quality of football. WBA are top, but their football, apart from the odd occasion was slow, lacking skill and boring to watch.

 

Having been at the Saints game the night before, the difference in ability, pace, teamwork and just all round approach to the game was massively inferior to the prem. 

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16 hours ago, Corky said:

How not to play against ten men- Middlesbrough played Fulham who had ten men for 73 minutes, keeper sent off. 1 shot on target in a 0-0 draw.

 

11 goals in 14 games for Boro. Not even Pulis would manage such a low goal scoring record. I wonder how long they will persist with Woodgate. They're currently in the bottom 3.

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5 minutes ago, SouthStandUpperTier said:

So who's up for watching this all-Wales tiff?

One of the best derbies in the Country, one that I actually don't mind watching. Should be a good one.

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10 hours ago, Corky said:

Brentford always look like one of the best teams in the division yet hardly ever reach the top six.

 

Yeah I feel that about them as well. Everytime I check their scores they either won or drew yet they always seem be around 8th-14th.

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Keough been offered a take it or leave it reduction to his salary over the remaining 18 months on his contract. If he refuses then Derby might sack him, however i'd be staggered if they got away with that considering they haven't done the same with Lawrence and Bennett. It would just mean he'll likely never play for them again but he probably won't anyway, let's be honest.

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42 minutes ago, Ric Flair said:

Keough been offered a take it or leave it reduction to his salary over the remaining 18 months on his contract. If he refuses then Derby might sack him, however i'd be staggered if they got away with that considering they haven't done the same with Lawrence and Bennett. It would just mean he'll likely never play for them again but he probably won't anyway, let's be honest.

The article that quote came from^^

 

Agree with you, he's basically never playing for them again. Ridiculous move from him, proper tosser

 

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11 minutes ago, UniFox21 said:

The article that quote came from^^

 

Agree with you, he's basically never playing for them again. Ridiculous move from him, proper tosser

 

It must be weird being a footballer, especially ones that aren't plying their trade at the highest level and therefore pretty much assured of many millions for a good chunk of their career and nor are they at the other end of the spectrum where they are earning only a very good salary that won't necessarily set them up for life. The Championship players on 20k a week is unreal money but if you take it for granted then it could be good in the blink of an eye, being mid 30's and never getting anywhere near the same money you were used to for many years is mad.

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34 minutes ago, Ric Flair said:

It must be weird being a footballer, especially ones that aren't plying their trade at the highest level and therefore pretty much assured of many millions for a good chunk of their career and nor are they at the other end of the spectrum where they are earning only a very good salary that won't necessarily set them up for life. The Championship players on 20k a week is unreal money but if you take it for granted then it could be good in the blink of an eye, being mid 30's and never getting anywhere near the same money you were used to for many years is mad.

It's a surreal world, they can earn in a week what some earn in a year or in a decade. But as you said, if they aren't reasonably sensible then within time that could be all gone. 

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2 hours ago, Ric Flair said:

It must be weird being a footballer, especially ones that aren't plying their trade at the highest level and therefore pretty much assured of many millions for a good chunk of their career and nor are they at the other end of the spectrum where they are earning only a very good salary that won't necessarily set them up for life. The Championship players on 20k a week is unreal money but if you take it for granted then it could be good in the blink of an eye, being mid 30's and never getting anywhere near the same money you were used to for many years is mad.

There's a fantastic new podcast called "The Price of Football" with a football finance expert. He said that for Championship clubs to break even they need to be paying an average of £4-5,000 p/w. Here they are spuffing away an average of £13k a week (I think that was the figure) on mostly medicore tosh. They genuinely are earning unreal money down there.

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Just now, urban.spaceman said:

Is that the most expensive night out in history?

Tight git didn't even pick up the bar tab!

 

In truth, he is club captain so should behave better. Jumping into a car with someone whose drunk is not a great example.

 

That said, odd not to sack Bennett and Lawrence.

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Keogh has always come across as a bit of a prat but we’ve all done stupid things when hammered we wouldn’t do when sober. 
 

This doesn’t paint Derby in the best of lights when the other two (who were actually driving that night and were convicted of a criminal offence) are actually playing in the first team. It’s just classless back handed cost cutting. 
 

The PFA will pick this up and either Derby or Lawrence’s insurance will eventually pay up for his loss of earnings.

 

 

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Clubs have insurance for paying wages of injured players. No doubt the circumstances have made that policy void! 

 

Aside from the obvious of sacking the passenger whilst the other two drivers, found criminally guilty, get off lightly, this has been handled so poorly. If you're sacking someone for gross misconduct, sack them. Offering a wage reduction prior to the sacking just looks bad and gives them no standing regarding the morale high ground. 

 

Rooney and his betting company will come and rescue them in January... 

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