WHO Poll
Q: 2017/18 Brighton (h)
a. If e can stop being the masters of our own downfall we should take 3 points, win
76%
  
b. We seem too flaky at the moment and don't expect an easy game, draw
8%
  
c. We can't put teams away and have a soft underbelly, lose
8%
  
d. Did you know that Eurovision 1974 was held in Brighton and launched ABBA onto the world stage with Waterloo
5%
  
e. I love Friday Night Football, it gives me the chance to show everyone down the local just how big a West Ham nut I am, hat, scarf, shirt, you name it I'll be wearing it
3%
  



BRANDED 4:19 Thu Sep 7
Premier League clubs have voted to close next summer's transfer window before the season starts.
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madeeasy 7:50 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
Haha sorry V i didn't get it, i was in the middle of work and had this open and was replying and it didn't sink in!!

flyingV 5:44 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
To be honest madeeasy I just posted to make the puns, but an interesting insight all the same!

madeeasy 4:17 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
He lost.

Got 100k. then they wouldn't let him fly out the country as he hadn't paid the tax. So we had a couple of hours sorting that so he could get his flight.

The he landed in Dubai and they lost his cue!!

Baring in mind this was in 2006 i think. He would have got that 100k but then had to pay tax, and pay for his flights and his hotel bill etc. not a lot to end up with in your pocket for getting to a final.

He didn't have that much sponsorship then either.

So he wouldn't have earned a load at the end of that year.

flyingV 4:14 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
He lost the final and they lost his cue? Poor bloke couldn't get a break...

Still, bet he felt good when he could finally pocket the cash.

madeeasy 4:03 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
It was an awful weekend. he was 6 2 down i think from the first session and tried to get it back but it just wasn't going his way. After they go to a hotel and do speeches and the players walk in together etc. he was just standing there like he was punch drunk.

The funniest moment that tournament was being in the players family bar when Nigel bond beat Stephen Hendry on a re potted black earlier in the rounds, the roar when Hendry lost and that as from the family room!

Yes, it was the cue he was given by his dad when he was 11 and played with ever since.

He called me from Dubai airport to say they'd lost it and could I help!!

Luckily they were great at Emirates and found it and delivered it to him at home in a few hours.

Hahaha very good, an arm would be worse for him to lose i suspect!!!

Trevor B 3:48 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
A cue can be replaced, an arm however.......

El Scorchio 3:47 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
That sounds like a complete shitter of a weekend!

Losing a cue is almost like losing an arm for them, isn't it?

madeeasy 3:32 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
Peter Ebdon.

Was with him when he lost the final to Dott, not a very nice drive back to the hotel really. not a lot to say...

Emirates then lost his cue on the Monday when he flew back home. that was a very panicky few hours until they found it...

Plus on the Monday the gov't wouldn't let him fly out until he had paid his tax on the money he had earned from the final, the cheque hadn't even been put in his bank!! not a great 48 hours that weekend for him!

El Scorchio 3:29 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
Stuart Bingham?

madeeasy 3:17 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
I agree with what you both say.

My point being is that the best squad doesn't always win. there is more to it than that.

If you can get everything else right then you can win it, like Leicester.

A friend of mine was, or maybe still is, a snooker player and won the world championship. he happily admits he wasn't the best player but beats people better than him due to the other bits he brings to his game to beat that opponent.

Eerie Descent 2:42 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
Leicester winning the league is by far and away the greatest sporting achievement there has ever been, and ever will be. Over a sustained period, to do what they did, was unreal. I wouldn't have put a pound on them to qualify for the Champions League if it was a million to one, as I might as well have thrown a pound in the bin.

Alex V 2:38 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
Leicester winning the league was one of the biggest shocks in sporting history. We could go another 1000 years under the same system and it might be unlikely to happen again.

madeeasy 2:33 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
Leicester managed to win the league under FFP.

Not saying that they could sustain it but it hasn't been done for years that a club outside the top few have won it.

I am not saying that it means smaller clubs have a better chance but it is time that people looked at what makes a winning success.

Mainly comes down to team work, motivation, and everything being right and everyone being happy. like how it was at Leicester and Portugal for the euro's.

Of course you need talent, but they all have that and all can be beaten on their day, so it comes down to making those players be on their day and make them feel like every day is their day.

that comes down to good management

Alex V 2:28 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
It does cut both ways - FFP also protects our advantage over smaller clubs.

El Scorchio 2:27 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
Although I have to say I'm disappointed that it seems like our owners are one of the very few who seem to have chosen to hide behind it.

El Scorchio 2:27 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
Yes, I'd like to think that that has become apparent to everyone. While it probably does protect some clubs with stupid owners, it does nothing but handicap everyone aside from those who started off with an advantage that is now impossible to cut within the rule.

Trevor B 2:22 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
I think he has realised that in reality it doesn't work and all it's doing is possibly holding back smaller/medium sized clubs, instead of reigning in the larger ones.

The more money you have the easier it is to circumnavigate the rules, and it seems that football is no exception.

Alex V 2:17 Fri Sep 8
Re: Premier League
Interesting that Wenger has u-turned on FFP - thinks it should be scrapped. Might be the beginning of the end of that? Would be very interesting for us.

Alfs 6:02 Thu Sep 7
Re: Premier League clubs have voted to close next summer's transfer window before the season starts.
Johnson 5:43 Thu Sep 7

Ag x 3

Trevor B 5:54 Thu Sep 7
Re: Premier League clubs have voted to close next summer's transfer window before the season starts.
Russ

transfers window dates relate to incoming transfers only I believe. for instance supposedly a Chinese club bid for Andy Carroll sometime in early February but we knocked it back as with the window being closed we couldn't being in a replacement for the treatment table.

Johnson 5:43 Thu Sep 7
Re: Premier League clubs have voted to close next summer's transfer window before the season starts.
Gold and Sullivan voted to never open it.

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