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roboto

Member since Feb 2011 • Last active May 2021

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I see your point, but they received their criminal punishments (community service etc.) but more importantly weren’t injured, so still available to do the job they’re paid to do.

    In my opinion, all 3 should’ve been sacked. We’ve managed to get rid of Mason Bennett thankfully. He later filmed a video on a train going past Pride Park saying “let it burn”... nice fella.

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    The guy (captain at the time) got absolutely shit-faced with some other morons in the team and chose to get in the car of a drunk team mate and not out on his seatbelt. The resulting crash put him out of action for the season and he refused the clubs offer of slightly lower pay while he recovered.

    If you had been left unable to do your job for a year because you got absolutely shit-faced and made some bad decisions would you expect to keep your job?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Like what is below those stars on your badge?

    Or is it broccoli on the Trent?

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    To be honest. Nothing would surprise me any more.

    I can understand the outside view about it being dodgy, but it isn't/wasn't against the rules to sell the stadium at a value that was deemed fair by an independent valuation and several clubs have done so in the past.

    The EFL are arguing that our accounting practices aren't the same as others due to the amortisation process we use that adjusts residual values in a non-linear way. A practice that is common throughout business, but because other football clubs don't seem to use it, the EFL have deemed it as a dodgy way of getting around their ridiculous FFP regulations.

    These are the same regulations that allow clubs relegated to make record losses for 3 years as they struggle to get back into the Prem and bumps up all the market prices for other teams wanting to make a push for promotion in the division.

    We were cleared by an independent panel back in September, but the EFL have chosen to appeal our accounting setup and not the stadium sale, because they don't have another leg to stand on. I believe, the rumour is, that the EFL have won the appeal against the accounting practices but it's yet to be decided what the punishment is.

    Looking at the laws and reading several different interpretations of it, I don't think a points deduction can be handed out over the use of a different accounting practice and if it does then it is unlikely to be subtracted from this seasons points tally. The sensationalist headlines will point to us being possibly relegated, but I sincerely hope that is not the case.

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    He lives local. One of my main routes I ride goes past his house which is cringingly called Camp Nou after the 1999 Champions League Final.

    There's a host of other footballers, pundits and managers with houses on the same stretch of road.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Haha! I’d be laughing too if it was Forest just staying up and celebrating like that.

    However, it’s been a weird season and it felt like the team had lost its connection with the fans, which I guess has happened to quite a few clubs this season, so it’s good to see that sort of stuff.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I think that match was the most nerve wracking and tense of all my years watching Derby bottle it.

    Essentially we still bottled it, but not as much as Rotherham who had 4 games in hand at one stage and didn’t take advantage.

    Yentzing season commences.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    The bike for someone who doesn't know how to take their wheel out of the frame or fork to fix a puncture.

    Also, here's a few different shades of brown, they'll all go nicely with some sweet baby blue.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    English is channeling Pengy vibes now

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    Maybe a black dale would've matched the kit a bit closer, or did Rapha not want to go navy on the kits?

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