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  1. vegassd

    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    Nah, they will get rid of them I reckon. Or just open up a previously roped off side or something like that to allow easier leaving. The o2 does it for concerts - as do a lot of places probably - and it's no fuss to get rid of the stations within an hour or so.
  2. vegassd

    Levy discusses transfer plans, shoots down those Nike stadium rumours

    I think that's a great point and is probably part of the reason why we are still behind the other big clubs in terms of wages even though we have been in the CL for multiple seasons. I imagine that when we are putting together a contract for our player (new or existing) we have to consider the...
  3. vegassd

    Club Finances - Swiss Ramble

    I suppose it would make sense to partner up with companies already involved with the Tavistock Group - at least from Lewis' perspective. It appears that they have bags of experience in that world so I would hope they can sort that final phase with the least amount of disruption to club finances...
  4. vegassd

    Underinvestment in Players

    Really liked your post, apart from maybe a bit of the wording in this bit - if fans see things a different way to you it might be that they have made their own opinions rather than being "conditioned" - but that's just semantics I guess. I also think that your last sentence very nicely sums up...
  5. vegassd

    Underinvestment in Players

    I think that would work if we only ever got the "good" ones, but we did pick up a bunch who didn't work like you say. When buying young players there is the risk of picking up those who never work out (eg. Bostock/Falque) and those who end up as middling players (eg. Townsend/Pienaar). Those...
  6. vegassd

    Underinvestment in Players

    I'm not twisting your words or being confrontational mate. I'm really not interested in a slagging match. :) The 10 point thing is exactly what I'm talking about... the idea of expectations being based on a variable frame of context. I completely agree that at the start of the season none of us...
  7. vegassd

    Underinvestment in Players

    I think you may have misinterpreted what Saoirse was saying... it's not that fan expectations lead to poor performance by the players, it's that when we have a bad run of form - even one that includes progression to the CL quarters - it feels like the end of the world because expectations are so...
  8. vegassd

    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    Style. If we're talking about the pale grey cockerel on the veil by the West entrance that lights up, then I personally think a navy cockerel would have looked awful there. It's all just opinions. Most people will be able to find something that they don't like on any building like this, but...
  9. vegassd

    Lack of mental strength or ability?

    I would argue that all games are equally crucial if you're aiming to win the league, and I did say that the pressure was a different kind. I think that we are often more harsh on our own team than on others - seeing our losses as catastrophes and other teams as par for the course - so just...
  10. vegassd

    Lack of mental strength or ability?

    If you only look at the last two results it also looks Chelsea are a gritty and determined team full of leaders who are playing for the shirt... which they aren't. I do agree with what you're saying in terms of Liverpool getting good results when the pressure is on, and us struggling to do so...
  11. vegassd

    Lack of mental strength or ability?

    I think the mentality side is a greater need at the moment... not because we don't have it but just because it seems less consistent than the quality of our players. We know we have the quality there to match up with anybody, and we've shown an enormous amount of mental strength this season, but...
  12. vegassd

    Chelsea in a tight spot

    If only there was a section on this site to talk about general football stuff, and if that section had a thread about Chelsea. It would certainly keep the area for Spurs chat nice and neat. Maybe one day... :rolleyes:
  13. vegassd

    Levy, ENIC and DC

    If a point is raised in an ENIC thread that's written in a calm way without being offensive it will very often be ignored!! If you had called somebody gullible or naive there would have been a few more replies I reckon. Definitely another 4 or 5 'winner' ratings by my reckoning. Do keep up A&C! ;)
  14. vegassd

    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    Seems counter-intuitive. Could we attract upwards of 40k fans to watch an academy game? I would imagine we need to throw in something extra to draw those kind of numbers. Sport Relief is March so maybe some sort of general celebrity/legends game might work if it can be organised that quickly.
  15. vegassd

    Levy, ENIC and DC

    That's pretty much the answer in there I think. The idea of patience having a deadline isn't realistic, as is the idea of there being a set number of trophies that would constitute success. Had we won the league cup in 3 of the last 5 seasons (and everything else stayed the same) there would...
  16. vegassd

    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    Not sure mate, but I think the appeal to stick around for drinks/food after the game would be much stronger on a Saturday afternoon than at 10pm on a weekday night. Especially if that could be combined with some sort of legends Q&A in the South stand or whatever else the club might be planning...
  17. vegassd

    Levy, ENIC and DC

    I think you're making a rather large assumption that the club have adopted a new strategy of buying no players. I'm struggling to see where that comes from, apart from an existing dislike of the owners. It's why this conversation is often so frustrating... you appear to be cherry picking the...
  18. vegassd

    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    This might be a reason that a midweek evening game would be seen as a less desirable opening fixture because some of the "after show" stuff will be less feasible. I'm still of the opinion that we should get in as soon as possible, but a weekend afternoon game would definitely offer more chance...
  19. vegassd

    Levy, ENIC and DC

    You were talking about this the other week and ended up saying that you weren't fussed about the naming rights or the bond issue, so why bring it up again? As I mentioned before, naming rights will be a very hard sell whilst the stadium is getting negative media coverage (eg. all the delays)...
  20. vegassd

    Levy, ENIC and DC

    Yeah totally - I wouldn't ever advocate that we stop buying players completely and try to just squeak the current squad into a trophy winning group. But I think that old ENIC model of buying a whole bunch of average-ish players and hoping a few become stars isn't applicable to us any more, which...
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