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Old 08-03-2019, 11:18   #436
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:22   #437
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Easy that one, Alan. I just picked up the link from the club's Twitter account!
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Old 20-03-2019, 23:54   #438
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More common sense from Andy:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...-finances.html

I like the 'Irish Sea' quote!
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Old 21-03-2019, 10:24   #439
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Can’t argue with much of what AH says.
Relevant to AH’s argument is a good article in yesterday’s (allegedly) Independent newspaper by Tim Wigmore.
He suggests that the big ‘six’ in the PL are not football clubs as we’d understand it, but businesses, run by and for businessmen. And what those big business investors fear more than anything is uncertainty which, in football, means relegation.
So they are slowly, inevitably, moving towards the day when there will be no promotion or relegation to or from the ‘top’ league. The template is US franchised sport. In many cases it’s the same business investors (e.g. CVC) who proposing a ‘closed shop’ for Rugby Union’s Premiership.
These businesses don’t care if they strangle the grassroots of the sport they purport to support, if there’s no one playing in lower leagues or in the parks. Just as long as enough suckers around the world renew their TV subscriptions and keep buying those £89 polyester Barca shirts.
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Old 21-03-2019, 10:38   #440
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These businesses don’t care if they strangle the grassroots of the sport they purport to support, if there’s no one playing in lower leagues or in the parks. Just as long as enough suckers around the world renew their TV subscriptions and keep buying those £89 polyester Barca shirts.
you need a bottom as well as top in everything. other sports are also getting like football where only the top clubs really get a mention . only last week north ferriby were finished as they had debts of seven and a half thousand quid. this was a side only a division below stanley a couple of seasons ago. some overpriced super stars will pay more than this in tax for a month and the difference in ability for a player at man.city and accrington is nowhere as big as the wage they receive. eventually the game will cut its own throat but its the casualties and communities that will loose their club before this happens will be the really sad thing.
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Old 21-03-2019, 16:19   #441
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Maybe this is the kind of thing AH was thinking about?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47650699
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Old 22-03-2019, 10:21   #442
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it will all end in tears exile. an industry cannot go on for ever making losses on this scale year after year. if one club folds stanley 1962 style then others will follow and it might not be the little clubs either. for the sake of the game if a so called bigger club goes bust with no buyer then there is more chance of something happening than say it was morecambe .
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Old 22-03-2019, 11:11   #443
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The new Club shop and offices look outstanding.
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Old 22-03-2019, 11:24   #444
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47667742
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Old 22-03-2019, 11:30   #445
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https://twitter.com/readstoncon/stat...199718401?s=21
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Old 28-03-2019, 12:26   #446
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hartlepool united disabled section are holding a fundraising event on friday 5 april at the steelworks club in the town. for 20 quid you get a pie and peas supper, a comedian and a talk by dean windass. hope financial advice is not given to his audiance.
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Old 28-03-2019, 13:11   #447
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hartlepool united disabled section are holding a fundraising event on friday 5 april at the steelworks club in the town. for 20 quid you get a pie and peas supper, a comedian and a talk by dean windass. hope financial advice is not given to his audiance.
It was sounding like a good do before you mentioned Dean Windass, they'd have to pay me to listen to him & it'd be way more than 20 quid
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Old 28-03-2019, 14:00   #448
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hartlepool united disabled section are holding a fundraising event on friday 5 april at the steelworks club in the town. for 20 quid you get a pie and peas supper, a comedian and a talk by dean windass. hope financial advice is not given to his audiance.
£20 for two comedians and a pie sounds like a bargain.
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Old 29-03-2019, 19:48   #449
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Anyone else got the email about seats in the Jack Barratt stand
being removed after the Sunderland game?
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Old 29-03-2019, 20:53   #450
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Not ideal but perfectly understandable, new pitch entirely for next season!
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