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Offline LA-Don

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Finances of all clubs
« on: March 23, 2020, 11:13:27 PM »
Hearts were first to acknowledge troubles ahead, now Cormack talking about our situation. Will we be thanking corona one day for killing the huns? Of all teams juggling finances, how do they survive this??
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Re: Finances of all clubs
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 05:54:08 AM »
We can but hope that this sends the huns to the wall, like their predecessors.

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Re: Finances of all clubs
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2020, 08:37:50 AM »
Never has the phrase "every man for himself" been more appropriate.

When thousands of people are dying every day, football does it's usual and thinks it is above the law in every way.  Players flout the lockdown rules, clubs go on training longer than they should have.  When all but the vital industries have stopped working and their staff are furloughed, footballers must keep "working" because they are so much more important than everyone else.  Is it really beyond comprehension that players could be furloughed and be trusted to keep themselves fit?  They are going to have a pre season before it all starts again anyway.  Instead, clubs (our own included) are paying thousands of pounds per week to players then moaning about huge holes in their budget.  Utter commercial madness. 

A little bit of common sense should prevail so that no clubs need to go out of business.  Generally it will be the teams at the bottom of the leagues who are struggling.  If only the others could see past the pound signs, admit that finishing the league is a stupid idea and just divide the prize money equally regardless of finishing position then this whole shambles would have some form of happy ending.

For those happy to see clubs go to the wall because of all this, think not of the directors, star player or manager. you detest.  Those who suffer will be the old wifie serving the coffees who has worked there for 40 years and the lassie from the ticket office who has to feed and cloth her bairns.  But that does not matter.  As long as my club is fine then if a few small teams go to the wall, so be it.  We can always play against our reserves 38 times each season. 

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Re: Finances of all clubs
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2020, 07:24:27 PM »
Well done to the Hibees for their shirt announcement yesterday. Nice to see one club looking at the bigger picture.

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Re: Finances of all clubs
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2020, 09:18:07 AM »
Well done to the Hibees for their shirt announcement yesterday. Nice to see one club looking at the bigger picture.

The cynic in me imagines it being discussed at board level as a fantastic bit of PR, with Hibs being "first mover". There does seem to be a competitive element to the volume of caring being done to the extent that many of these things seem like empty gestures. Although we probably have to assume that isn't the case in this instance, it would have been far more appropriate - in my opinion - if they'd approached the entire league first and tried to get all clubs to do it, in a united approach. Perhaps they did, of course.

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Re: Finances of all clubs
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2020, 12:59:43 PM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/buschenfeld/status/1253665607532392455

On this "gesture", I wrote these words on the family group chat last night: -

Just a true portrait of reality. Two otherworldly people trying to be part of the real world. We find them, and the environmental factors that created them, disgusting but they are oblivious to their unreality. It's like Dunning Kruger but with a heavy aristocratic bent contributing.

The sickest fallacy is the real world "thing" that they were trying to associate with is not real. Handcock and BlowJob and Rishi etc.'s clapping is over-exuberant. They voted against the nurses. They are privatising the NHS by stealth, wasting billions of our money in the process, not in pursuit of any sick ideology but in the pursuit of selves. As this pandemic has proved, it's Mar and {daughter 3} and bus drivers and food workers etc. who make the world turn. The rest of the most of us aren't critical to day to day needs, the politicians being not only the least important but actively deconstructing it.
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