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Re: Oh dear

Post by fat tony » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:31 pm

Two things occur here if we're really trying to make pay cuts mid-season...

The first thought to my mind there is that we're short-term financially fucked so have had to ask the players to drop their wages or settle contracts. Maybe an FA cup run was our last chance of a big payday to cover costs and now we've blown it.

However, that seems a bit funny in the week that Raj came out and revealed the wage budget to quash talk about how our costs. So hopefully he's just coming down hard on the players... thinks Cooper brought them in overpaid, they're not pulling their weight and need to drop salary or leave.

It'd be a funny old move either way and surely the PFA will step in on something like this?

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Re: Oh dear

Post by mikkyx » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:32 pm

For fucks sake, now what?
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Re: Oh dear

Post by Quakerz » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:34 pm

At the end of the day a 900k wage bill is unacceptable when we are losing to fucking pub teams week in and week out, and any players with any pride whatsoever should realise this.

They have cost this club prize money by getting laughably knocked out of the cup, they have cost the club potential gate money by being bottom half rather than top 5.

Sounds like Singh has had enough of his money being pissed away by a bunch of fucking piss takers and is saying you're costing the club money, the club wants some back. Don't like it? Then fuck off.

At the same time, players have bills to pay and contracts, the time to be scything the wage bill is May. If this is true it could backfire badly because the players contracts would be breached, they could all walk for free (bye fucking bye to 2/3rds of you) and we may not be able to raise a team. There are 6 or 7 players worth keeping, they could all go too...

Also the bad publicity that we're bound to get is going to knock the fanbase even more, who can be arsed to watch a s*** managerless team full of unarsed, s***, insecure players? We'll be lucky to get 1,500 on saturday.
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Re: Oh dear

Post by darlo2001uk » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:35 pm

fat tony wrote: So hopefully he's just coming down hard on the players... thinks Cooper brought them in overpaid, they're not pulling their weight and need to drop salary or leave.
He would be dead right too.

Perhaps some of the prima donnas should have thought about that when they decided to reduce their productivity levels.

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Re: Oh dear

Post by darlo2001uk » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:36 pm

But perhaps we should wait to read the story before we all jump to conclusions, eh?

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Re: Oh dear

Post by Quakerz » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:37 pm

darlo2001uk wrote:
fat tony wrote: So hopefully he's just coming down hard on the players... thinks Cooper brought them in overpaid, they're not pulling their weight and need to drop salary or leave.
He would be dead right too.

Perhaps some of the prima donnas should have thought about that when they decided to reduce their productivity levels.
I find it so hard to disagree with you.
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Re: Oh dear

Post by Charlie_Darlo » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:42 pm

Here we go again. I've a gut feeling that it really will be game over this time round.

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Re: Oh dear

Post by PierremontQuaker03 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:44 pm

It sounds as though Singh has lost patience - no manager now would want to walk into this
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Re: Oh dear

Post by Nimrod » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:46 pm

Loughlin's tweet:

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I won't be tweeting the back page of tomorrow's Northern Echo - fair to say the lead is a real stunner for Darlington supporters

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Re: Oh dear

Post by Nimrod » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:47 pm

Maybe its that Hodgy is returning!!
Seriously though - where has the theory about wage cuts come from? It could be anything

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Re: Oh dear

Post by Hawkeye » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:47 pm

Nimrod wrote:Loughlin's tweet:

loughlinechoNick Loughlin

I won't be tweeting the back page of tomorrow's Northern Echo - fair to say the lead is a real stunner for Darlington supporters
Ah, so it could be good news then?

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Oh dear

Post by e4sby » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:49 pm

Not when you link it with Arni's tweet from earlier on in the day

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Re: Oh dear

Post by pb1991 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:49 pm

Nimrod wrote:Maybe its that Hodgy is returning!!
Seriously though - where has the theory about wage cuts come from? It could be anything
i'd love it to be true!

but i fear it's bad news :thumbdown:

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Re: Oh dear

Post by richymidd » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:52 pm

Hawkeye wrote:
Nimrod wrote:Loughlin's tweet:

loughlinechoNick Loughlin

I won't be tweeting the back page of tomorrow's Northern Echo - fair to say the lead is a real stunner for Darlington supporters
Ah, so it could be good news then?
I gotta agree...."stunner" normally has positive implications, no?.....although if they're talking about the same thing that doesn't really fit with arni's tweet....

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Re: Oh dear

Post by mikkyx » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:52 pm

e4sby wrote:Not when you link it with Arni's tweet from earlier on in the day
Maybe he REALLY doesn't like Hodgy?
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Re: Oh dear

Post by Quakerz » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:53 pm

Coded tweets are ALWAYS bad news for this club. ALWAYS.
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Re: Oh dear

Post by Hawkeye » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:53 pm

e4sby wrote:Not when you link it with Arni's tweet from earlier on in the day
What, the tweet where he says this week just gets better and better?

Isn't better a good thing?

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Re: Oh dear

Post by fat tony » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:54 pm

Back page stunners - bad
Page three stunners - good

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Oh dear

Post by e4sby » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:55 pm

mikkyx wrote:
e4sby wrote:Not when you link it with Arni's tweet from earlier on in the day
Maybe he REALLY doesn't like Hodgy?
I know what it is, everything has fallen back into place.

Steve Staunton is returning as manager and Arni has been told he's training with the youth team again...

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Re: Oh dear

Post by pb1991 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:56 pm

e4sby wrote:
mikkyx wrote:
e4sby wrote:Not when you link it with Arni's tweet from earlier on in the day
Maybe he REALLY doesn't like Hodgy?
I know what it is, everything has fallen back into place.

Steve Staunton is returning as manager and Arni has been told he's training with the youth team again...
please dont say that i'll go to bed having nightmares! :|

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Re: Oh dear

Post by mikkyx » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:56 pm

Hawkeye wrote:
e4sby wrote:Not when you link it with Arni's tweet from earlier on in the day
What, the tweet where he says this week just gets better and better?
But then ended it with NOT and took it up to the 140 character limit with exclamation marks?
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Oh dear

Post by e4sby » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:57 pm

Hawkeye wrote:
e4sby wrote:Not when you link it with Arni's tweet from earlier on in the day
What, the tweet where he says this week just gets better and better?

Isn't better a good thing?
It was better and better...........NOT!!!

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Re: Oh dear

Post by Lawman3 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:58 pm

In the words of Bollo, "I've got a bad feeling about this".
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Re: Oh dear

Post by Hawkeye » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:00 pm

e4sby wrote:
Hawkeye wrote:
e4sby wrote:Not when you link it with Arni's tweet from earlier on in the day
What, the tweet where he says this week just gets better and better?

Isn't better a good thing?
It was better and better...........NOT!!!
Ah. Well in that case I retract all of my comments from this thread... and add the following:

I noticed the official site have just posted a new story on Twitter. I clicked on it expecting some sort of explanation of today's goings on... turns out it's just a feature on Dan Burn.

EDIT: Maybe Arni's post was some sort of reverse sarcasm (ie. the sarcastic undertone of "this week just gets better and better" is cancelled out by the "NOT!!!"). I know I'm probably clutching at straws, but I like to stay positive.
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Re: Oh dear

Post by Nimrod » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:02 pm

Perhaps Singh is about to walk and will fold the club unless new owner found

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Oh dear

Post by Dirk Pitt » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:02 pm

God I hope we go bust, sick to death of this club.

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Re: Oh dear

Post by Darlo.For.Life » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:03 pm

Dirk Pitt wrote:God I hope we go bust, sick to death of this club.
True Loyal Fan.

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Re: Oh dear

Post by Nimrod » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:04 pm

Have to say I'm tiring of it all. Says something when you look back on the Reg Brealey days with nostalgia. The club has never been the same since we left Feethams & no longer feels like the club I supported as a kid. Hey ho, we'll see what the latest problems are soon enough.

You know what this means of course, the Echo can dust off their 'Quakers in Crisis' logo's

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Re: Oh dear

Post by notgnilrad » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:05 pm

Dirk Pitt wrote:God I hope we go bust, sick to death of this club.




Knob. :evil:

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Re: Oh dear

Post by m62exile » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:06 pm

Well, anything too disastrous would be on the front page....so aim optimistically plumping for management speculation.

I am a bit deluded, mind you.

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