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Elmer_Judd

#Teague2020
Jul 25, 2019
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Leeds United
Would like to see Bristol City go up :)

Norwich struggling in their return to the Championship. 4 points from 4 games.👀👀👀
 

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Elmer_Judd

#Teague2020
Jul 25, 2019
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Weird comment but ok.

If it was so easy why aren't the Sunderlands/Ipswichs/Charltons of the league similarly flying?

It's all relative friend.
It's all banter mate :)

Looking forward to my Wonders smashing your Hawks today in SFA :)
 

Quokka

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 10, 2010
5,656
7,410
AFL Club
Fremantle
Went to bed with Wimbledon up 1-0, woke up to to a 1-2 loss :( will hopefully tune in next Saturday to watch a game.
 

Established1870

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 28, 2016
7,605
15,458
Tigris River
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
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Baghdad Bombers
I haven't even looked - when do we play you guys? At the moment I'm trying to stay grounded (outside enjoying the stats we're re-writing) about promotion until we play some of the 'big boys' in the division.
We play you at the SoL in the Christmas rush and go to your place next year near the end of the season. Looking forward to those games!
 

SM

Bigfooty Legend
Aug 3, 2008
98,475
59,763
North Shore
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Hull City, Adelaide United, EH
We play you at the SoL in the Christmas rush and go to your place next year near the end of the season. Looking forward to those games!
Yeah me too, with no disrespect to teams in this league, I don't know a lot about a lot of them so have no sense of hype around any of the games (I guess maybe Doncaster with the McCann history will be good) so looking forward to clashing with you guys.
 

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The_Flying_Egg

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 15, 2001
8,169
2,874
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Western Bulldogs
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Barnsley FC, Melbourne City, Bulls
Struber has left Barnsley for New York Red Bulls :( He understandably wasn't happy with the lack of investment from the owners (who are worth 7 billion) Previously coached Red Bull Salzburg so they know him well

The club still haven't replaced Jacob Brown, after they promised all the money recieved for him would be reinvested. Brought back Ludewig on a season long loan and already let him leave 4 games into the season. Also sent Ritzmaier out on loan.

Also in an argument with the Cryne family, the family of our recent, deceased owner over the ground and have threatened to play away from Oakwell

All in all, a pretty typical season I'm afraid :(
 

Elmer_Judd

#Teague2020
Jul 25, 2019
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Hull City battered 4-1 away to Fleetwood Town :)

Have been usurped at The top of L1 due to goal difference 🤡🤡🤡
 

Holden Hillbilly

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 8, 2004
11,875
13,877
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
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Liverpool, St. Pauls Old Scholars
Some EFL clubs will "disappear within five to six weeks" unless they get financial support, says Nigel Travis, chairman of League Two Leyton Orient.

He also said 'Project Big Picture' - a plan by Liverpool and Manchester United to reform the English football pyramid - was a "great proposal".

The idea includes reducing the Premier League to 18 clubs and scrapping the EFL Cup.

In return, the EFL would get 25% of all future TV deals plus a £250m bail-out.

"If clubs don't get something soon you will see clubs disappear, I would predict, within 5-6 weeks," Travis told BBC Radio 5 Live.

But he added: "One thing I need to quash is, this isn't about the pandemic, this is about a crisis in football that goes back many years.

"Before the pandemic, 75% of clubs were losing money - that can't continue. The pandemic has, if you like, exacerbated the problem and we need to get it fixed. "I know you are talking about 'Project Big Picture' - this is a great proposal as far as we are concerned. It is certainly very promising and clubs need it.
"Something like this has to go through."

The government has agreed a funding package with clubs in the National League, which allowed their season to begin last week behind closed doors, but there has been no support for EFL clubs, with Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden suggesting the Premier League could support lower-league sides.


 

Zidane98

Hall of Famer
Dec 22, 2009
41,572
18,159
South End, AAMI Park
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Hawthorn
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Socceroos, LFC, MVFC, RC Strasbourg
Some EFL clubs will "disappear within five to six weeks" unless they get financial support, says Nigel Travis, chairman of League Two Leyton Orient.

He also said 'Project Big Picture' - a plan by Liverpool and Manchester United to reform the English football pyramid - was a "great proposal".

The idea includes reducing the Premier League to 18 clubs and scrapping the EFL Cup.

In return, the EFL would get 25% of all future TV deals plus a £250m bail-out.

"If clubs don't get something soon you will see clubs disappear, I would predict, within 5-6 weeks," Travis told BBC Radio 5 Live.

But he added: "One thing I need to quash is, this isn't about the pandemic, this is about a crisis in football that goes back many years.

"Before the pandemic, 75% of clubs were losing money - that can't continue. The pandemic has, if you like, exacerbated the problem and we need to get it fixed. "I know you are talking about 'Project Big Picture' - this is a great proposal as far as we are concerned. It is certainly very promising and clubs need it.
"Something like this has to go through."

The government has agreed a funding package with clubs in the National League, which allowed their season to begin last week behind closed doors, but there has been no support for EFL clubs, with Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden suggesting the Premier League could support lower-league sides.


Well there you go. It looks like project big picture is as much about EFL chasing more money from the PL as it is big clubs in the PL wanting more control in return.


I say bring the PL back under control of the EFL. Have all divisions of professional football governed by the same authority just like it was before changes were made to the structure in 1992.
 

big_e

Premium Platinum
Apr 28, 2008
6,469
18,471
The Championship
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Wycombe Wanderers
Some EFL clubs will "disappear within five to six weeks" unless they get financial support, says Nigel Travis, chairman of League Two Leyton Orient.

He also said 'Project Big Picture' - a plan by Liverpool and Manchester United to reform the English football pyramid - was a "great proposal".

The idea includes reducing the Premier League to 18 clubs and scrapping the EFL Cup.

In return, the EFL would get 25% of all future TV deals plus a £250m bail-out.

"If clubs don't get something soon you will see clubs disappear, I would predict, within 5-6 weeks," Travis told BBC Radio 5 Live.

But he added: "One thing I need to quash is, this isn't about the pandemic, this is about a crisis in football that goes back many years.

"Before the pandemic, 75% of clubs were losing money - that can't continue. The pandemic has, if you like, exacerbated the problem and we need to get it fixed. "I know you are talking about 'Project Big Picture' - this is a great proposal as far as we are concerned. It is certainly very promising and clubs need it.
"Something like this has to go through."

The government has agreed a funding package with clubs in the National League, which allowed their season to begin last week behind closed doors, but there has been no support for EFL clubs, with Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden suggesting the Premier League could support lower-league sides.


Reminds me of that old Paul Keating quote: never get between a state premier and a big lump of money.
 

DEVO

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 8, 2000
10,658
6,256
Canberra, ACT, Australia
AFL Club
North Melbourne
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Parramatta Eels
While there will be some people who don't like it, I get the feeling that "Project Big Picture" may get up, but not in it's current form. A lot of the EFL clubs Chairmen that have voiced their opinions to date have been positive and believe it's a step in the right direction, some of the EPL chairmen have not been as positive because it gives the "top 6" clubs greater powers.

The Carlisle United co owner has expressed his opinion in the article below.

Carlisle Utd's John Nixon backs 'Project Big Picture' aims

As mentioned in the article, three or four L2 clubs are facing immediate financial peril, one of them may be Carlisle. The other owner of Carlisle, Edinburgh Woollen Mill are going into administration. Not sure how this effects Carlisle, but John Nixon stats we should be okay even though we have £2.1million in loans from EWM secured against club assets.
 

Zidane98

Hall of Famer
Dec 22, 2009
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While there will be some people who don't like it, I get the feeling that "Project Big Picture" may get up, but not in it's current form. A lot of the EFL clubs Chairmen that have voiced their opinions to date have been positive and believe it's a step in the right direction, some of the EPL chairmen have not been as positive because it gives the "top 6" clubs greater powers.

The Carlisle United co owner has expressed his opinion in the article below.

Carlisle Utd's John Nixon backs 'Project Big Picture' aims

As mentioned in the article, three or four L2 clubs are facing immediate financial peril, one of them may be Carlisle. The other owner of Carlisle, Edinburgh Woollen Mill are going into administration. Not sure how this effects Carlisle, but John Nixon stats we should be okay even though we have £2.1million in loans from EWM secured against club assets.
Something needs to happen in order for money to be redistributed to the lower league teams which have been impacted most by coronavirus with their heavy reliance on gate takings and food/beverage sales.

Obviously there will have to be some sort of tradeoff with the clubs that generate most of the revenue that will be redistributed to lower league teams. Hopefully an agreement is reached where the current voting system stays in place.
 

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