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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from jaybee in IF remaining games are played behind doors (solution)   
    Wimbledon, Euros, Olympics, major Golf and Baseball  plus events like Edinburgh festival all cancelled. Still some actually think the football season can restart at the end of this month or next. There is absolutely zero chance of this or any major sport taking place until the foreseeable future.  The most optimistic punters think around late summer or later is likely.
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from jaybee in IF remaining games are played behind doors (solution)   
    Most clubs will have no money to bring in new players without some sense of future budgets.  How can you offer a player a contract when you have no idea if the club can afford it? Players do move in January - pre contract, without a club after release or sell due to needing money.  The circumstances at this time are wholly different with many clubs likely to fold with little or no income. There will be little movement on new players at mist clubs until the current crisis is resolved and income streams start again via matches, season ticket sales etc.  Even the big 2 in Scotland will be wary if opening transfer talks at this time with no idea when a ball will be kicked in earnest again.
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from FTOF in IF remaining games are played behind doors (solution)   
    Wimbledon, Euros, Olympics, major Golf and Baseball  plus events like Edinburgh festival all cancelled. Still some actually think the football season can restart at the end of this month or next. There is absolutely zero chance of this or any major sport taking place until the foreseeable future.  The most optimistic punters think around late summer or later is likely.
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from BuddieinEK in Plans for next season   
    If the league doesn't restart until Jan 2021, there will be a number of clubs that may have folded unable to sustain the cost of running a club for another 7-8 months with no income.  How do you fulfill fixtures if clubs no longer compete in that league?  How do clubs put 11 players on the park if many have left due to contracts expiring and clubs unable to afford replacements (again no income for almost 10 months?).  Is not as simple as you imply. Only season ticket sales will be incoming and sponsorship has to be affected without any action. As for TV money?
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from BuddieinEK in Plans for next season   
    There are and have  always been  games in every league that have no bearing in championship, Europe and relegation.  There will always be points to play for, league positioning which brings greater revenue and a chance to blood players into the top team.  Every league will have teams safe.  Most supporters will still go along and watch their team.
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from FTOF in Plans for next season   
    There are and have  always been  games in every league that have no bearing in championship, Europe and relegation.  There will always be points to play for, league positioning which brings greater revenue and a chance to blood players into the top team.  Every league will have teams safe.  Most supporters will still go along and watch their team.
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from BuddieinEK in Coronavirus   
    A taser to their balls would be appropriate. We had 2 young females running riot in East Kilbride town centre cursing at security and threatening to lick windows. Would not listen and clear that we have no deterrents in society that garner any respect. Grinds my gears. I would fine the parents and maybe that would be more effective to those neds.
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from faraway saint in Coronavirus   
    A taser to their balls would be appropriate. We had 2 young females running riot in East Kilbride town centre cursing at security and threatening to lick windows. Would not listen and clear that we have no deterrents in society that garner any respect. Grinds my gears. I would fine the parents and maybe that would be more effective to those neds.
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from scam75 in IF remaining games are played behind doors (solution)   
    Wimbledon, Euros, Olympics, major Golf and Baseball  plus events like Edinburgh festival all cancelled. Still some actually think the football season can restart at the end of this month or next. There is absolutely zero chance of this or any major sport taking place until the foreseeable future.  The most optimistic punters think around late summer or later is likely.
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from Ayrshire Saints in IF remaining games are played behind doors (solution)   
    Wimbledon, Euros, Olympics, major Golf and Baseball  plus events like Edinburgh festival all cancelled. Still some actually think the football season can restart at the end of this month or next. There is absolutely zero chance of this or any major sport taking place until the foreseeable future.  The most optimistic punters think around late summer or later is likely.
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from Ethan in IF remaining games are played behind doors (solution)   
    Wimbledon, Euros, Olympics, major Golf and Baseball  plus events like Edinburgh festival all cancelled. Still some actually think the football season can restart at the end of this month or next. There is absolutely zero chance of this or any major sport taking place until the foreseeable future.  The most optimistic punters think around late summer or later is likely.
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from BuddieinEK in IF remaining games are played behind doors (solution)   
    Most clubs will have no money to bring in new players without some sense of future budgets.  How can you offer a player a contract when you have no idea if the club can afford it? Players do move in January - pre contract, without a club after release or sell due to needing money.  The circumstances at this time are wholly different with many clubs likely to fold with little or no income. There will be little movement on new players at mist clubs until the current crisis is resolved and income streams start again via matches, season ticket sales etc.  Even the big 2 in Scotland will be wary if opening transfer talks at this time with no idea when a ball will be kicked in earnest again.
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    nedflanders123 reacted to djchapsticks in IF remaining games are played behind doors (solution)   
    Possibly, but I'd argue that restructure is badly needed up and down the leagues. 3 sets of 14 teams would be a better setup than the current 12-10-10-10 setup. In my opinion.
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    nedflanders123 reacted to stlucifer in So Farewell Then The European Union   
    What absolute bollocks. If anything Sturgeon has been leading the way in protecting Scots from the virus. Working WITH the UK Government while, when the need was felt,  implementing measures ahead of the rest of the  UK. The Westminster Government have been bloody minded by NOT working with the EU to obtain vital medical supplies and ventilators because, in their words, we are no longer part of the EU. Absolutely shocking behaviour.
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from St.Ricky in The Relegation Battle - Season 19/20   
    We have played 15 home and away games.  Why would we have 5 away and only 3 home left. After 33 games we will have played 16 home and 17 away. By your calculation we will play 18 home games and 20 away?
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    nedflanders123 reacted to W6er in Managing Our Expectations   
    The average earnings of players from each of Scotland's Premier League clubs was published in The Scotsman recently:

    As you can see, the Old Firm's players earn way more than ten times ours. Hearts players earn almost three times ours, too. I believe Ross County's players' earnings must be funded by their generous benefactor, and I am not sure how Kilmarnock afford the wages they're paying.
    Given our financial constraints, where do you realistically see the club's rightful place within Scottish football?
    I believe as a club we're of a similar size to many others - Motherwell, Falkirk, Partick Thistle, Dundee, St. Johnstone, Kilmarnock & Dunfermline, for example - and will usually find ourselves struggling in the Premiership or thriving in the Championship. Squeezing into the top six of Scottish football is achievable, as evidenced by Motherwell, but we'd be punching above our weight.
    I think it's important as a club that we're financially prudent and only ever pay players what we can afford to. I would rather have a solvent club struggling in the Championship than one gambling on our future in an attempt to secure a top six spot.
    Thoughts? 
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    nedflanders123 reacted to W6er in Thirty Pound Con   
    And the cups! Don't forget the cups! 
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from faraway saint in Thirty Pound Con   
    It's the same in most European leagues Shull. The big clubs with the fan base and income generally win their leagues (German, Spanish and Dutch giants and of course, the English Premiership with the biggest clubs generally winning titles.  Should clubs like Newcastle, Southampton, Everton, Spurs and Crystal Palace just give up and not compete?  Only 2 clubs in our country will win the league as they have the resources and crowds and raid competing clubs of their most talented players.  That will never change so it's all about qualifying for a UEFA spot or staying in the league.
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from W6er in Thirty Pound Con   
    It's the same in most European leagues Shull. The big clubs with the fan base and income generally win their leagues (German, Spanish and Dutch giants and of course, the English Premiership with the biggest clubs generally winning titles.  Should clubs like Newcastle, Southampton, Everton, Spurs and Crystal Palace just give up and not compete?  Only 2 clubs in our country will win the league as they have the resources and crowds and raid competing clubs of their most talented players.  That will never change so it's all about qualifying for a UEFA spot or staying in the league.
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    nedflanders123 reacted to W6er in Thirty Pound Con   
    I agree with Ned. To be honest, I am looking to buy season tickets in the future as it reduces the cost to about £18 a game. I don't begrudge giving St. Mirren my money, as we are a 'diddy', community based club and need it to compete in this league. I do resent going to Celtic Park, Ibrox and Tynecastle and paying £30 though.
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from W6er in Thirty Pound Con   
    You clearly have no grasp of economics in the 21st century. You will be asking for concert tickets to be £10 next.  Whether football is too expensive or not, clubs in Scotland simply won't take around a 60% cut in income (at least) or they go out of business. Everything is more expensive now - cars, houses, theatre and transport.  If you can afford going to football but choose not to over your 'too expensive' claim then that's your view and choice.  Football clubs will not reduce tickets to your preferred price any more than any other commercial business.
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from ged62 in Last Warning   
    Nothing to do with freedom of speech as such but more to do with personal insults.  
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from windae cleaner in Last Warning   
    Nothing to do with freedom of speech as such but more to do with personal insults.  
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from waldorf34 in The Relegation Battle - Season 19/20   
    Good point (no pun intended).  There are no easy games in our league and Jim needs more than 3 quarters of a season before the usual "sack him" is mooted.  A number of managers have taken more than this time to get their squad and playing tactics right. Jim is still learning and will make mistakes. We must give him time otherwise the uncertainty from a revolving door will damage our club's reputation further.  
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    nedflanders123 got a reaction from W6er in The Relegation Battle - Season 19/20   
    Good point (no pun intended).  There are no easy games in our league and Jim needs more than 3 quarters of a season before the usual "sack him" is mooted.  A number of managers have taken more than this time to get their squad and playing tactics right. Jim is still learning and will make mistakes. We must give him time otherwise the uncertainty from a revolving door will damage our club's reputation further.  
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