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    (Original post by hskjlclcn)
    Well I was a bit worried about Stevenage for some reason, take the point.

    Yeah I agree that Leeds are the bigger club, but I feel its a pointless argument. At the end of the day we're all in the football league right now for our own deficiencies, not because of stuff that happened in the olden' days.
    Agree with that.
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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
    Most of the money they've plowed in is in sponsorship (well, there was the 9 figure loans to equity move in December but that's a bit of a weird one given the money they put in then was essentially saying don't give us the money we've already put in, give us the shares instead), like Manchester City naming the CoM as the etihad. They won't call it in because they want the club to be successful to make it a bigger marketing machine for their business. Not so much doesn't want it back as seeing the club as a giant billboard and trying to make it as profitable (for them) an advertising route as possible

    Thr spending has gone down two routes though: splurging under sven (why Redknapp didn't learn from us I don't know) and clearing old debts. The first, yeah, clubs shouldn't be allowed to throw money left right and centre, but we've recouped as much as we can and as for the latter, I don't see that clubs should be punished for trying to secure their future.

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    However the money's been poured in, the end result is that the owners have been extremely generous in writing off a not inconsiderable sum of money that has gone on keeping Leicester in business. Clubs being used as brands to further a corporate image just says in a nutshell what football in this country has been reduced to. When I went to see us at Leicester a few years ago it was actually a little sad seeing the old 'Walkers' and 'Alliance and Leicester' logos being ripped off the walls and replaced with 'King Power'.

    Powerful symbol of the direction football's taking, and I don't like it. Fully expect QPR to be hit with the book next season for their reckless spending, hopefully Forest too, as these clubs have made no effort at all to be sensibly run.
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    However the money's been poured in, the end result is that the owners have been extremely generous in writing off a not inconsiderable sum of money that has gone on keeping Leicester in business. Clubs being used as brands to further a corporate image just says in a nutshell what football in this country has been reduced to. When I went to see us at Leicester a few years ago it was actually a little sad seeing the old 'Walkers' and 'Alliance and Leicester' logos being ripped off the walls and replaced with 'King Power'.

    Powerful symbol of the direction football's taking, and I don't like it. Fully expect QPR to be hit with the book next season for their reckless spending, hopefully Forest too, as these clubs have made no effort at all to be sensibly run.
    Can't disagree with you on the re branding of the stadium. We used to have the strip around the top of the stadium with the score boards that pictured city legends and iconic moments like the walshy goal vs derby. Scrapping that for some bland adverts was disappointing to say the least.

    Still the money has only been recklessly spent in the way ffp and that are designed to combat in 3 months of the near 4 years they've been owners. I don't see that clubs spending money to pay their debts should be punished

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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
    Can't disagree with you on the re branding of the stadium. We used to have the strip around the top of the stadium with the score boards that pictured city legends and iconic moments like the walshy goal vs derby. Scrapping that for some bland adverts was disappointing to say the least.

    Still the money has only been recklessly spent in the way ffp and that are designed to combat in 3 months of the near 4 years they've been owners. I don't see that clubs spending money to pay their debts should be punished

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    I don't object to debts being settled, however from that point on the Thais have been stemming losses that are being made year on year. But yeah, seeing the matchday experience be so blatantly commercialised for some corporate entity doesn't sit well with me.

    Do I begrudge Leicester fans enjoying the benefits? Of course not. But the footballing authorities in this country really need to get a grip before they're left with a few mega brands and nothing else.
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    I support Leicester.

    The spending under Sven especially was ridiculous. At least now, they are trying to reduce it, Pearson has got rid of most of the high wage earners. If we get into the Premier League, than thanks to the owners. Money, gets success most of the time.
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    (Original post by ConnorMcD)
    I support Leicester.

    The spending under Sven especially was ridiculous. At least now, they are trying to reduce it, Pearson has got rid of most of the high wage earners. If we get into the Premier League, than thanks to the owners. Money, gets success most of the time.
    Yep. There are a few exceptions where clubs on small budgets defy the norm (Blackpool, Yeovil), but generally the most clout wins.


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    (Original post by Silver Arrows)
    Lowest attendance of the season at Elland Road tonight, 17,343. Beat by Charlton. ****ing dreadful.

    Lestaa equilise, to compound the misery more.

    Manchester Utd didn't get pulverised by Bayern.

    :facepalm:

    Edit: Penalty to Leeds!

    Edit #2: Penalty missed...

    Edit #3: **** everything.
    McDermott to be out of a job at the end of the season?


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    (Original post by Midlander)
    McDermott to be out of a job at the end of the season?


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    Interestingly, not many fans are calling for him to sacked. He just doesn't have enough quality in the squad to compete at the top. He'll definitely be sacked if Cellino gets in.
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    Some of the Birmingham fans have been calling for Lee Clarke to get sacked but I don't see who else would be willing to come in!!!
    He is a weird one though, whenever we win he ALWAYS plays the same team next game. Its so frustrating.
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    Three games in a row without scoring. Maybe we're not going up.
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    (Original post by Silver Arrows)
    Interestingly, not many fans are calling for him to sacked. He just doesn't have enough quality in the squad to compete at the top. He'll definitely be sacked if Cellino gets in.
    We said the same with Andy Thorn. Yeah, the guy who was later sacked after a month by Kidderminster!


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    (Original post by redferry)
    Some of the Birmingham fans have been calling for Lee Clarke to get sacked but I don't see who else would be willing to come in!!!
    He is a weird one though, whenever we win he ALWAYS plays the same team next game. Its so frustrating.
    There's always somebody up for a job. Andy Thorn for instance


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    (Original post by Midlander)
    There's always somebody up for a job. Andy Thorn for instance


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    I imagine Clark's wage is so low even Thorn wouldn't come
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    (Original post by redferry)
    I imagine Clark's wage is so low even Thorn wouldn't come
    In all seriousness though you will get applicants. Their quality is another matter entirely though...


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    (Original post by Midlander)
    In all seriousness though you will get applicants. Their quality is another matter entirely though...


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    Exactly. He's the best were going to get and the fans need to accept that we are stuck with him and show some support.
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    (Original post by redferry)
    Exactly. He's the best were going to get and the fans need to accept that we are stuck with him and show some support.
    Bluenoses never have been known for their optimism


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    (Original post by Midlander)
    Bluenoses never have been known for their optimism


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    I only meant until we get a new owner!

    Hey we aren't whinging villa. Although the baggies seem to have overtaken them on the whining front this season!!!
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    (Original post by redferry)
    I only meant until we get a new owner!

    Hey we aren't whinging villa. Although the baggies seem to have overtaken them on the whining front this season!!!
    To be honest all West Midland fans are the same!


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    (Original post by Midlander)
    To be honest all West Midland fans are the same!


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    When were in the prem especially. Its all the fair weather fans that winge the most clearly
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    (Original post by redferry)
    Some of the Birmingham fans have been calling for Lee Clarke to get sacked but I don't see who else would be willing to come in!!!
    He is a weird one though, whenever we win he ALWAYS plays the same team next game. Its so frustrating.
    Sticking with the manager tends to be the best bet, that's the thing. Look at Leicester, a fair few called for Pearson to go after last year's failure, and now look at them.

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