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Thread: Bid in for midfielder

  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by gwru View Post
    Thought we'd signed a new midfielder with all the posts. Frog' I've said all this before. Didn't I say a while back do you want to go back to Millers05 or Dennis Coleman & got shot down. But I'm used to that.
    Another classic example of missing the point 😕

  2. #42
    I've wrong thread or something. What else can we do. We've got TS. I'm grateful. He hasn't got endless pockets. It's better now than 10 yrs ago when he became chairman. I'd like us to have a bigger budget but we haven't but it's still better than pre- Tony Stewart.

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by mellowmiller View Post
    Some people always want to look back and say we must have endless sycophantic gratitude.
    Others are grateful for what TS has done to date but want to look forward and ask what are the ambitions of the club?
    Nothing wrong with that surely.
    My post isn’t ‘looking back – read it.. We continue to play at NYS, remain financially stable and are at least competitive this season.

    If your definition of sycophancy is ‘setting out the factual position’ then sign me up. I’ll be a sycophant until the cows come home. Or are you suggesting that there is something factually incorrect in my post?

    We all want to look forward and we all want a rosy future for the club and of course it is right to have ambition. On the available evidence, such as the unwillingness to seek to compete with a Championship club for the signature of Moore, we can safely say that ‘remaining financially stable’ appears to be one of the current owner’s primary ambitions. I, for one, am grateful for that (note the unashamed present tense).

    What is your ambition for the club? On the JCH thread, you appear to be bemoaning the likelihood that we won’t be making a stellar (by which I assume you mean expensive) signing, whereas recently you seemed to suggest that we follow Peterborough United in seeking hidden (i.e. cheap) players from lower and non-league clubs.

    If you want us to be Peterborough United, take a look at their accounts. They were £6.5 million in debt as at June 2016. In addition, in October 2017, they entered into two loan facilities with the Shawbrook Bank Limited. The collateral they put up was a Promissory Note issued by Bristol Rover relating to the transfer of Tom Nichols and a Promissory Note issued by Nottingham Forest relating to the transfer of Britt Assombalonga. And they are lower than us in the league.

  4. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by frogmiller View Post
    I once had a great pair of boots that got a hole in them but I kept wearing them because they reminded me where I'd been. I'll not moan about the hole because I'm grateful for the boots. Neither will I moan that the stitching has come undone because they were made by the best cobbler in the world so I should be grateful because he didn't have to make them he just chose to do them. I daren't ask for him to repair the boots as I may be sounding ungrateful. Maybe he'll stick a plaster over the hole and then everything will be well again because the best cobbler did it and I must toff my cap every time his name is mentioned!
    That would be a great analogy if it actually bore some resemblance to the position that Rotherham United is in.

    The first problem with the analogy is that the cobbler didnít just make the boots; he paid for them - largely out of his own pocket - before giving them to you. So why wouldnít you remain grateful for them after they have started to wear?

    Someone bought me a very decent bottle of Scotch at Christmas. Iíll remain grateful for that long after itís finished. Why wouldnít I? On the face of the evidence of some of the posts on this board, I should, instead, become resentful that I wasnít bought an even better bottle or given a lifetime supply rather than 70cl.

    The second problem with your analogy is that the boots that you were given remain perfectly serviceable and do not have a hole in them. Thatís because the cobbler has Ė largely at his own expense Ė maintained them for you, periodically repairing the stitching and re-soling them. Indeed, given the clubís league position compared to that when he bought the boots for you, he has improved rather than just maintained them.

    To extend your analogy a little, if you donít like what the cobbler is offering there are plenty of other shoe shops on the High Street. If itís bespoke hand-stitched Italian leather that you are looking for, the Etihad really is probably the best one for you at the moment.

    P.s. I donít doff my cap to anyone. I say what I think. Itís one of the reasons that I am such a popular poster.

  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by Silly-miller View Post
    Weird how bid for midfielder turn out like this
    To my surprise, I completely agree, K. It's extraordinary that a thread about Warne saying that money has been made available to him for transfers appears to have been taken over by a group of Eeyore impersonators.

    The criticism of Warne for expressing gratitude for money being made available was particularly breath-taking. I think we can safely assume that Warne would want to improve his squad after the departure of Frecklington and Moore and would be grateful that money has been made available to give him the opportunity to do that. What on earth could be wrong with him saying so?

  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by KerrAvon View Post
    To my surprise, I completely agree, K. It's extraordinary that a thread about Warne saying that money has been made available to him for transfers appears to have been taken over by a group of Eeyore impersonators.

    The criticism of Warne for expressing gratitude for money being made available was particularly breath-taking. I think we can safely assume that Warne would want to improve his squad after the departure of Frecklington and Moore and would be grateful that money has been made available to give him the opportunity to do that. What on earth could be wrong with him saying so?
    K?

    I am K...Surely Shirley.

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    Havenít we put a second bid in for a Midfielder?

  8. #48
    We have, but the Eeyore Brigade already know that he won't be very good.

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by KerrAvon View Post
    We have, but the Eeyore Brigade already know that he won't be very good.
    They should of course be entitled to their opinion without being repeatedly subjected to derision.

  10. #50
    Even if its wrong? 😋

  11. #51
    Especially if it's wrong. Otherwise we would lose 90 per cent of our posters.

  12. #52
    Quote Originally Posted by caytonmiller View Post
    Even if its wrong? 😋
    Indeed.

  13. #53
    Maybe thatís why a lot donít come on here anymore?

  14. #54
    Quote Originally Posted by KerrAvon View Post
    That would be a great analogy if it actually bore some resemblance to the position that Rotherham United is in.

    The first problem with the analogy is that the cobbler didn’t just make the boots; he paid for them - largely out of his own pocket - before giving them to you. So why wouldn’t you remain grateful for them after they have started to wear?

    Someone bought me a very decent bottle of Scotch at Christmas. I’ll remain grateful for that long after it’s finished. Why wouldn’t I? On the face of the evidence of some of the posts on this board, I should, instead, become resentful that I wasn’t bought an even better bottle or given a lifetime supply rather than 70cl.

    The second problem with your analogy is that the boots that you were given remain perfectly serviceable and do not have a hole in them. That’s because the cobbler has – largely at his own expense – maintained them for you, periodically repairing the stitching and re-soling them. Indeed, given the club’s league position compared to that when he bought the boots for you, he has improved rather than just maintained them.

    To extend your analogy a little, if you don’t like what the cobbler is offering there are plenty of other shoe shops on the High Street. If it’s bespoke hand-stitched Italian leather that you are looking for, the Etihad really is probably the best one for you at the moment.

    P.s. I don’t doff my cap to anyone. I say what I think. It’s one of the reasons that I am such a popular poster.


    Maybe those boots weren't on my feet but were on your feet and I was talking as the third party.

    Maybe the boots were paid for and not given as you implied.

    I do toff my cap to people I believe deseve respect. I always shake hands even to the people I don't have things in common with and I do change my point of view when I believe that I am wrong.

  15. #55
    This thread is one that discussing what was said in an interview written in Paul Davis's report (as well of a bit of a laugh between myself and Perigordmiller).

    The insulting part to this thread to most participating came from Kerr in post 19.

    Paul Davis does provoke discussion in his pieces especially when some fans may see something in them that they don't like and long may they continue.

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    Just saying frog mate that itís really confusing looking on a thread that says one thing and then the convocation is completely different.

    Itís hard to keep track of the topic being discussed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silly-miller View Post
    Just saying frog mate that it’s really confusing looking on a thread that says one thing and then the convocation is completely different.

    It’s hard to keep track of the topic being discussed
    You’re funny..

  18. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by frogmiller View Post
    This thread is one that discussing what was said in an interview written in Paul Davis's report (as well of a bit of a laugh between myself and Perigordmiller).

    The insulting part to this thread to most participating came from Kerr in post 19.

    Paul Davis does provoke discussion in his pieces especially when some fans may see something in them that they don't like and long may they continue.
    Frog
    Where did Kerr insult anyone ?
    It seems to me that heís challenging opinions with his own?
    Not having a go Frog i just donít see it.

  19. #59
    .....so this midfielder then......
    From a higher division, same or lower.
    The Star man implied in one of his articles that he's a lot younger than Freckles
    I suspect he knows who he is but is rightly keeping his identity to himself

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    Quote Originally Posted by flourbasher View Post
    .....so this midfielder then......
    From a higher division, same or lower.
    The Star man implied in one of his articles that he's a lot younger than Freckles
    I suspect he knows who he is but is rightly keeping his identity to himself
    I think warne will get a non leaguer who knows

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