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Discussion in 'Swansea City' started by trundles left foot, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. trundles left foot

    trundles left foot Well-Known Member

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    Would you be prepared to fall down the leagues to get rid of both the robing ****ing yanks and HJ or are you happy to muddle along and hope we survive season on season in the PL.

    Personally I would be happy to fall as low as L1 and go to games and enjoy fighting for promotion, trying to get into the play offs maybe a cup run. I am bored stiff with how it is now, **** owners, piss poor boring negative football. what seems to be the same old season on season. Give me my club back in local ownership and would 100% take relegation.

    How do you guys feel about this?
     
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  2. ValleyGraduate12

    ValleyGraduate12 Aberdude's Puppet
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    I feel exactly the same way.

    If we survive, we'll face the same relegation scrap next season.
     
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  3. swans-m

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    Leicester, Saints and to a lesser extent Norwich have all shown that you can drop as far as league one and still come back better than before. It would be a massive gamble, but to be honest it's one I would probably take if it meant getting back the Martinez/Rodgers/Laudrup style of play and having owners who actually care about the club. What we are witnessing now - both on and off the field - is quite frankly a disgrace to the men who helped get us here.
     
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  4. swanee

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    Yes, in a heartbeat. And if these feckers can be taken to court as well, all the better.
     
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  5. swanseaandproud

    swanseaandproud Well-Known Member

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    Dont really matter to me what division we are in. Money wise the Premiership is where it's at but it is a league run by greed and only the big super rich clubs really are the ones that count with the rest of us making up the numbers......The Championship is the best league to play in as anyone can win it and it's much more exciting to watch.....But unfortunately money speaks volumes and it's ruining the game with so much greed today....
     
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  6. DragonPhilljack

    DragonPhilljack Well-Known Member

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    I would be more than happy to drop down to L1, if it means we get rid of the muppets running the club. especially bignose.............<ok>
     
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  7. Bob the slob

    Bob the slob Well-Known Member

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    As far as I am aware we havn't paid anything to the investors.

    I really can't see why some fans would would be happy take the club down to the level of Oxford United
    (finances in 2016/17 were reported as, 'Turnover for the period rose sharply, from £2.9m to £5.1m, but operating costs also rose, from £3.7m to £4.7m.)
    than have a club running on £110,000,000 with an additional £10 million going to shareholders and investors (if that is what they do) and staying in the Premier League.
    We are in a business and people do not invest without a return or promise of return or interest paid on loans.
    Look thorough the list of clubs in the EPL and what we see is Swansea with one of the lowest % incomes from fans (ticket sales, merchandise etc), we are also rare in that we don't owe anyone anything.
    Clubs around us have been subbed by their owners who take interest payments annually.
     
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  8. glamexile

    glamexile Well-Known Member

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    We need to be aware the divide between the Premier league and the lower leagues is getting bigger every season.
    My money is on the three promoted sides to be relegated this season, which I think will be the pattern for future season unless a promoted team gets a shedfull of cash to find signings.
     
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    Nosugarman1 Well-Known Member

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    Surely that's cutting off your nose to spite your face. Now I'm the wrong side of 70 I would prefer to stay in the Pl until I'm not fit enough to go to games or I pop my clogs.
     
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  10. swanseaandproud

    swanseaandproud Well-Known Member

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    Same age but i dont enjoy most of our premiership games like i enjoy most championship games....But the premiership is the aim for all clubs really so i hope we can carry on........Should that not happen then i will enjoy the championship better for excitement......The money we will lose i dont care about as it is not mine and i wont lose anything.....
     
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  11. trundles left foot

    trundles left foot Well-Known Member

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    My issue is as it stands I wont step foot in the liberty while our club and city line the pockets of the yanks. Whilst I would love to stay in the Premier league under ownership of someone who actually has an empathy for the club and its supporters and actually wants the club to succeed. However as it stands. I find myself no longer having the same feel for the club I have support fervently for nearly 50 years. So yes it might be cutting off my nose to spite my face. but if that is the only way I get back to being able to watch my club in the flesh. then take my nose.

    I do agree with Dai I loved the championship and whether it be there or L1 would 100% take that to lose the yanks.
     
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  12. mustyfrog

    mustyfrog Well-Known Member

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    time for a salary cap imo, make the league a real league where any of the sides can win rather than 4-5 (bar the Leicester shock)
     
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  13. Matthew Bound Still Lurks

    Matthew Bound Still Lurks Well-Known Member

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    As rare as hens teeth recently but you can't say you didn't enjoy Tuesday night either at home or at the game , up against one of the big Clubs in the game and ripping them a new one .We used to be able to compete similar to that performance not that long ago so stay up as long as we can but without jerkins would be perfect .
     
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  14. mustyfrog

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    you lads are fortunate that you the choice that you can pick and choose to go or not to go, I just paid around $3000 so I can attend the Swans v WHU match on 3 March. I am actually in situ in the UK for 51 hrs 20 minutes and 9 1/2 hrs will be on a bus to and from Heathrow. Why did I do it????? I want to watch the Swans. Would I do the same if relegated, you bet your ass I would :) I am as disappointed with the rest re the running of the club however as a certain someone said, sh*t happens and I dont think my 35 quid ticket purchase will help line anyones pocket (How to I get from the bus station to the Dolphin at 2am??)
     
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  15. trundles left foot

    trundles left foot Well-Known Member

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    I really enjoyed from afar and will always shout at my TV and scream and shout at bad refereeing decisions and as I say would be more than happy to stay where we are, but without the current board.
     
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  16. swanseaandproud

    swanseaandproud Well-Known Member

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    4 years now since i put a penny into the club and i thought i would miss it but i tell you what i haven't......I get to watch most games on the net now in the comfort of my home and i like it......Ok my age is a factor but also the greed in football today as when i started there was no ST and entrance to the north bank was 1/6d and the only sign you had to say you were a swans supporter was a woolen scarf....<laugh>
     
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  17. Bob the slob

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    I'm afraid what you want will never happen again.
    If we drop and someone with an empathy for the club comes along to help out there is no one I can imagine who would have the money and time to take us back to the Premier League.
    They might start but as soon as it became too expensive or an offer was made to sell they would go for it.

    And, we are talking of any take over being financed by groups of people behind the scenes - there are ver few Newcastles or Chelseas around.
    The only interest shown when Jenkins et al looked to sell were a very dodgy American pair and an even dodgier schyster from China.

    Out of interest, do you object to the people working on the refreshment counter or turnstile being paid?
    In my world the financial values may be vastly different but both they and the investors are doing the same thing .. taking money out of the club.
    (But, as I've noted before, as yet I haven't seen any evidence that the shareholders have taken a penny.)
     
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  18. trundles left foot

    trundles left foot Well-Known Member

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    I don't need PL football to enjoy watching my club. to compare the money grabbing yanks to those earning minimum wage I don't understand. So I don't care if I didn't see another PL game at the Liberty and in fact I wont as I wont go there as it stands. So for me as it stands the club stinks and as you will find out in time we will be ripped apart and be ****ed financially in a few years time when the have sold every asset they can and have nothing else to make out of us. It is all about personal preference and there are plenty people happy to line their pockets and there are plenty of people who aren't I am one of them and the club couldn't care less as some other mug bought my season ticket. that rightly or wrongly is how I feel and I am 100% comfortable with it.
     
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  19. Matthew Bound Still Lurks

    Matthew Bound Still Lurks Well-Known Member

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    Musty you don't know what you've got until it's gone or you live such a distance as you do so hopefully you'll have a trip to remember (for all the good reasons) . The bus station to the Dolphin is no more than a ten minute walk maybe even quicker dependant on what you're carrying
     
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  20. mustyfrog

    mustyfrog Well-Known Member

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    just a carry on, only 3 things for this trip, watch the Swans, go to this Rossis place and see Wind Street
     
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