Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by hallamblue » Mon Sep 05, 2022 10:38 pm

Dazzz67 wrote:
Thu Sep 01, 2022 9:02 pm
slighty off piste all so apologies, cannot decide whether to come to PR for the Pompey/Derby game next month or Posh in December?

Need to see a game and feel that atmosphere on a Sat game.
If I was you I’d do the Pompey / derby games , they’ll be better games in my humble view .

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Dazzz67 » Mon Sep 05, 2022 11:08 pm

cheers Hallam, id do both but think realistically only can do one, prob going to be the Derby game, we'll see

Whilst im there will hopefully pick up a new home top or the black number.

Would be good to meet up with a few of you for a cheeky half if anyone fancies lol.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Charnwood » Mon Sep 05, 2022 11:11 pm

marko69 wrote:
Mon Sep 05, 2022 6:51 am
Anyone (charnwood) got a pinky on the pulse regarding Leicester?
Whats happening there? Why they so poor this season?
Financially in the sh*t Marko, I’ve not yet seen it in print but I’m reliably informed they are about to announce record losses for last year, probably the biggest loss all current Prem League Clubs and the owners are desperate to get their finances under control before investing anymore money.

Manager and fans are pissed off with no new signings until the very last day of the transfer window when they panic spent €13m signing the Belgiun CD Wout Faes, and this was only a fractional reinvestment spend of the €83m Wesley Fofana money received from Chelsea.

Last season they spent €65m on three players who all struggled to establish themselves as regulars in the first team which I think pissed off the owners who didn’t want a repeat situation this season.

From the fans point of view they disliked losing their Captain Kaspar Schmeicel who was definitely a fan’s favourite and of course the club have also sold Kante and Chilwell also to Chelsea and McGuire to Man Utd over recent seasons all seen as weakening the team. There are also rumours that Maddison and Tielemans could also depart the club in January which makes nobody happy.

The club have also recently spent more than £100m buying a local golf club and developing it into a state of the art Training Facility with accommodation, sadly if they don’t get it right on the pitch it could become a massive white elephant of a project.

Unless something changes quickly it’s looking more and more likely we’ll be playing them in The Championship next season.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:44 am

Dazzz67 wrote:
Mon Sep 05, 2022 11:08 pm
cheers Hallam, id do both but think realistically only can do one, prob going to be the Derby game, we'll see

Whilst im there will hopefully pick up a new home top or the black number.

Would be good to meet up with a few of you for a cheeky half if anyone fancies lol.
Always happy to meet for a beer, usually use the c*ck and pye pub before games when I go for a pre match drink.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by marko69 » Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:19 am

£100M golf club idea sounds incredibly stupid.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by hallamblue » Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:47 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:44 am
Dazzz67 wrote:
Mon Sep 05, 2022 11:08 pm
cheers Hallam, id do both but think realistically only can do one, prob going to be the Derby game, we'll see

Whilst im there will hopefully pick up a new home top or the black number.

Would be good to meet up with a few of you for a cheeky half if anyone fancies lol.
Always happy to meet for a beer, usually use the c*ck and pye pub before games when I go for a pre match drink.
Yip, I’m up for that 👍😁

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by hallamblue » Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:52 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Mon Sep 05, 2022 11:11 pm
marko69 wrote:
Mon Sep 05, 2022 6:51 am
Anyone (charnwood) got a pinky on the pulse regarding Leicester?
Whats happening there? Why they so poor this season?
Financially in the sh*t Marko, I’ve not yet seen it in print but I’m reliably informed they are about to announce record losses for last year, probably the biggest loss all current Prem League Clubs and the owners are desperate to get their finances under control before investing anymore money.

Manager and fans are pissed off with no new signings until the very last day of the transfer window when they panic spent €13m signing the Belgiun CD Wout Faes, and this was only a fractional reinvestment spend of the €83m Wesley Fofana money received from Chelsea.

Last season they spent €65m on three players who all struggled to establish themselves as regulars in the first team which I think pissed off the owners who didn’t want a repeat situation this season.

From the fans point of view they disliked losing their Captain Kaspar Schmeicel who was definitely a fan’s favourite and of course the club have also sold Kante and Chilwell also to Chelsea and McGuire to Man Utd over recent seasons all seen as weakening the team. There are also rumours that Maddison and Tielemans could also depart the club in January which makes nobody happy.

The club have also recently spent more than £100m buying a local golf club and developing it into a state of the art Training Facility with accommodation, sadly if they don’t get it right on the pitch it could become a massive white elephant of a project.

Unless something changes quickly it’s looking more and more likely we’ll be playing them in The Championship next season.
It’s like Town just prior to administration isn’t it. And this isn’t the first time Leicester have gone down this road is it. From memory, didn’t they somehow manage to literally walk away from their debts without punishment , yet we, a few years later got done.

It beggars belief that clubs still get drawn into this false sense of financial security just because they have very rich backers . Seems the death of the original owner has perhaps seen a change in funding to the Club?

I just hope Town are being diligent with spending / selling despite our wealthy backers. I’m well aware that I’ve day they will want to recoup their outlay and look to sell us. Maybe this might happen to Leicester? What do you think Andy??
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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by shabba » Tue Sep 06, 2022 3:43 pm

marko69 wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:19 am
£100M golf club idea sounds incredibly stupid.
Surely that is a good idea for the long term though, if that facility can help them nurture and develop young talent into good players - either for their first team or to sell on for big money.

I suspect the tighter finances have just happened to quickly, and has impacted the dressing room/broke the good atmosphere at the club, and that can quickly make a team slide downwards. They still have a team capable of staying in the Premier league, but you'd have to say not all of their recent signings have come good - which has made the hole they had from losing players even bigger.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by number 9 » Tue Sep 06, 2022 4:51 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:52 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Mon Sep 05, 2022 11:11 pm
marko69 wrote:
Mon Sep 05, 2022 6:51 am
Anyone (charnwood) got a pinky on the pulse regarding Leicester?
Whats happening there? Why they so poor this season?
Financially in the sh*t Marko, I’ve not yet seen it in print but I’m reliably informed they are about to announce record losses for last year, probably the biggest loss all current Prem League Clubs and the owners are desperate to get their finances under control before investing anymore money.

Manager and fans are pissed off with no new signings until the very last day of the transfer window when they panic spent €13m signing the Belgiun CD Wout Faes, and this was only a fractional reinvestment spend of the €83m Wesley Fofana money received from Chelsea.

Last season they spent €65m on three players who all struggled to establish themselves as regulars in the first team which I think pissed off the owners who didn’t want a repeat situation this season.

From the fans point of view they disliked losing their Captain Kaspar Schmeicel who was definitely a fan’s favourite and of course the club have also sold Kante and Chilwell also to Chelsea and McGuire to Man Utd over recent seasons all seen as weakening the team. There are also rumours that Maddison and Tielemans could also depart the club in January which makes nobody happy.

The club have also recently spent more than £100m buying a local golf club and developing it into a state of the art Training Facility with accommodation, sadly if they don’t get it right on the pitch it could become a massive white elephant of a project.

Unless something changes quickly it’s looking more and more likely we’ll be playing them in The Championship next season.
It’s like Town just prior to administration isn’t it. And this isn’t the first time Leicester have gone down this road is it. From memory, didn’t they somehow manage to literally walk away from their debts without punishment , yet we, a few years later got done.

It beggars belief that clubs still get drawn into this false sense of financial security just because they have very rich backers . Seems the death of the original owner has perhaps seen a change in funding to the Club?

I just hope Town are being diligent with spending / selling despite our wealthy backers. I’m well aware that I’ve day they will want to recoup their outlay and look to sell us. Maybe this might happen to Leicester? What do you think Andy??
King Power International Group is a Thai travel retail company in Bangkok. I can only imagine they have taken a big hit financially with the Pandemic. Duty free shopping malls in airports can't survive without travellers or tourists. Just a hunch.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Charnwood » Wed Sep 07, 2022 8:29 am

marko69 wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:19 am
£100M golf club idea sounds incredibly stupid.
I think the fact it was a golf club is immaterial Marko. The golf club was on the verge of going bust the value was in the site which was relatively flat and a good location. Most of the £100m spend was on development costs with multiple pitches one of which is a complete replica of the King Power Stadium.

Liz is perfectly correct in the connection between Leicester City and ITFC when we went into free fall, just swap Portman Road Ground Development for Leicesters Training facility.

Anyway this is where all the money has gone;
https://www.lcfc.com/lcfctrainingground

PS; I’d forgotten they also sold Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City for £60m

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by marko69 » Wed Sep 07, 2022 12:41 pm

Yes, worded badly. Golf is immaterial completely.I meant buying that much land. Buying that much land that is “a golf course” for £100M, and then having to create whats required to make it what they want it. What? ——> another £500M maybe?
Crazy idea. In my opinion of course. 🤷‍♂️

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by shabba » Wed Sep 07, 2022 4:05 pm

I think £100m is all in, land + the building work.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by marko69 » Wed Sep 07, 2022 6:21 pm

cheap as chips

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by number 9 » Wed Sep 07, 2022 7:09 pm

marko69 wrote:
Wed Sep 07, 2022 6:21 pm
cheap as chips
Reminds me of growing up in Suffolk…we used to get a bag of scraps for free from the local chippy. We just sprinkled some salt and vinegar on the scraps and it was a good snack. Asked for a bag of scraps several years later when I was visiting and the chip lady says that’ll be 2 pounds! :shock:

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Post by marko69 » Wed Sep 07, 2022 7:44 pm

New 2022 saying......., dear as scraps?! :D

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by number 9 » Wed Sep 07, 2022 8:02 pm

marko69 wrote:
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New 2022 saying......., dear as scraps?! :D
:lol: I like that! Talking to the boss, I need a COST OF SCRAPS pay raise FFS!

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by marko69 » Wed Sep 07, 2022 11:26 pm

Don't want to be guilty of changing the transfer thread into the Fish n chips thread......., but last Friday, had first Fish n chips for literally AGES. And last.
£8.30??

That's EIGHT POUNDS, THIRTY PENCE.

They can ram that. Jeezo :shock:

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by number 9 » Wed Sep 07, 2022 11:42 pm

8 pounds for fish & chips! f*ck me, I’m glad moved!

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Charnwood » Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:16 am

number 9 wrote:
Wed Sep 07, 2022 11:42 pm
8 pounds for fish & chips! f*ck me, I’m glad moved!
Hey No 9 that’s a shed load cheaper than fish & chips in the US !
We went to the British Fish & Chip shop in Santa Monica in April and F&C takeaway for 4 people Inc a drink each for me and the missus whilst we waited for them to be cooked was 140 US$. On exchange rate at the time that was just over £100. Today with our new PM and a crashed £ it would be £120.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by number 9 » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:33 am

Charnwood wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:16 am
number 9 wrote:
Wed Sep 07, 2022 11:42 pm
8 pounds for fish & chips! f*ck me, I’m glad moved!
Hey No 9 that’s a shed load cheaper than fish & chips in the US !
We went to the British Fish & Chip shop in Santa Monica in April and F&C takeaway for 4 people Inc a drink each for me and the missus whilst we waited for them to be cooked was 140 US$. On exchange rate at the time that was just over £100. Today with our new PM and a crashed £ it would be £120.
Yeah they've always overcharged for fish & chips in the US, but that is a bit extreme. I remember I went to a fancy restaurant in Fort Wort years ago, and I ordered a bottle of water with the meal. I almost shat when I saw the bill...$8 for a bottle of water! It's probably $15 now.


Anyway, sorry for straying away from the main topic of the thread. Please carry on. :wink:

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by marko69 » Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:09 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:16 am
number 9 wrote:
Wed Sep 07, 2022 11:42 pm
8 pounds for fish & chips! f*ck me, I’m glad moved!
Hey No 9 that’s a shed load cheaper than fish & chips in the US !
We went to the British Fish & Chip shop in Santa Monica in April and F&C takeaway for 4 people Inc a drink each for me and the missus whilst we waited for them to be cooked was 140 US$. On exchange rate at the time that was just over £100. Today with our new PM and a crashed £ it would be £120.
Never used "F&C" to say fish & chips before. That's usually a pet name the Mrs uses for me. ❤️

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Post by Cabanas Blue » Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:26 pm

marko69 wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:09 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:16 am
number 9 wrote:
Wed Sep 07, 2022 11:42 pm
8 pounds for fish & chips! f*ck me, I’m glad moved!
Hey No 9 that’s a shed load cheaper than fish & chips in the US !
We went to the British Fish & Chip shop in Santa Monica in April and F&C takeaway for 4 people Inc a drink each for me and the missus whilst we waited for them to be cooked was 140 US$. On exchange rate at the time that was just over £100. Today with our new PM and a crashed £ it would be £120.
Never used "F&C" to say fish & chips before. That's usually a pet name the Mrs uses for me. ❤️
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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Andym » Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:41 pm

marko69 wrote:
Wed Sep 07, 2022 11:26 pm
Don't want to be guilty of changing the transfer thread into the Fish n chips thread......., but last Friday, had first Fish n chips for literally AGES. And last.
£8.30??

That's EIGHT POUNDS, THIRTY PENCE.

They can ram that. Jeezo :shock:
Just bought 4 cod and 2 lots of chips, £37.

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Post by hallamblue » Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:46 pm

Just had 2 chunky cod in batter n oven chips n peas , £3.00

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Post by Charnwood » Fri Sep 09, 2022 12:23 pm

It looks like Rumours & Transfers has run out of steam. 🤣

Anyway to get back on track we have a fabulous F&C shop/ restaurant here in Moraira with eat in or takeaway prices exactly the same. We’re booked in at 8pm tonight just for me to check their prices, and of course enjoy the meal. I’ll update you on the price later but I’m guessing post Brexit it will have increased a fair bit as all their fish comes from Grimsby. Or at least it used too before Brexit. With the pound in free fall it will also cost a tad more as my pension is paid in Sterling. Happy days.

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Post by Bluemike » Fri Sep 09, 2022 2:21 pm

At least something good came out of Grimsby

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Sep 10, 2022 5:01 pm

Fish & Chips in Spain last night €20.50 for 2 x Medium Cod & Chips. ( £17.80). Pretty much the same as UK.

At least petrol prices have come down again, I’ve just paid €1.49 a Litre for petrol (£1.29) which is well down from a peak of €2.05 a few weeks back. The difference in price for a fill up more than paid for the fish & chips.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Charnwood » Sat Sep 10, 2022 5:03 pm

Any transfer rumours ? … can we still make loan signings or are those restricted for emergencies only
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Post by marko69 » Sat Sep 10, 2022 5:17 pm

You aren't all electric on the road yet, Charnwood?? Tut tut tut

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Sep 10, 2022 6:55 pm

All electric cars are still only circa 10% of the market here Marko and was much less when I bought my current car new nearly 3 years ago. I think I’m just about ready to go rechargeable hybrid but still a long way off going all electric. Has anyone gone all electric ?

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