The Takeover & the future

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  1. gillmackem

    gillmackem Active Member

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    Lot of my relatives are from chopwell I'm from Highfield and played for Highfield park rangers that's our derby game even at junior school the rivalry was there, great lads from chopwell went to many home and away games ,the rivalry between the two villages is still there , lot of the lads I played against are still rivals, but it's on the golf course now still get loads of stick off them
    Wouldn't have it any other way.
     
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  2. sad-eyed prophet

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    Yep....played at High Spen as well. Used to meet up with lads from both villages for a pint or two on a Saturday night at the Towneley Arms. Great times.
     
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  3. Vincemac

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    I was at the death of my great grandma Jordan
    She was born 1863 in spring well near Gateshead
    On my fathers side his great uncle who I met was also born in 1860s
    I was very young but I met these people
    Strange times
    Edit I think he was my dads uncle bloody not sure now
     
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  4. Snaggletooth

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    I'm from Consett, he's from Consett.....
     
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  5. Julio

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    Surely to God its this week
     
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  6. sad-eyed prophet

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    Has to be.
     
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  7. Wardley Makem

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    I think if it's not to be this week, an update from the club would be appreciated as their last statement has some what expired.
     
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  8. Southern Adam

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    I actually have got to the point where I think if it’s announced this week it’s actually pretty foolish unless they think there’s no way to keep it under wraps.

    As soon as it’s announced clubs and agents are going to want more money. Players will even maybe ask for more in way of bonuses around the salary cap.

    Wait one more week is no big deal.
     
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  9. Comfy

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    I’m hoping they’re saving it for when Bruce gets sacked at the sesspit,
     
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  10. MACKEMLAD1973

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    3 new signings
    I never quit Bruce is sacked
    Rafa joins them
    then cap it all
    The Takeover announced
    New Academy Director in
    What a week this could be
     
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  11. Dave_39

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    going nowhere Graeme Jones expected to join in next 24 hours

     
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  12. SAFCDRUM

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    Good. Keep Bruce there as long as possible. Is that the guy that got sacked from Luton? Could be the shortest appointment in history or their next manager.
     
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  13. Julio

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    I would hope our multi billionaire new owner would be able to cover that eventuality if it did occur. Sure an extra 100k here and there would not stop him signing a big player the manager wanted
     
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    Just my thoughts as well
     
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    I know that kid that came away with that patter
     
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    This is what I mean, a total bastard to play against. I like my bastards and Sunderland don't have enough of them, well any of them for my liking. I would love us to find the modern day Mick Harford, that would solve our striker issues. Good player, total bastard to play against. I've always thought you nedd two or three players at least who are like this as you find some opposition players just aren't up for the battle and are defeated before the match has even started.
     
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  17. Montysoptician

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    I do genealogy and you are right, loads of interesting stuff out there, some of it good, some of it truly shocking but our history all the same.
     
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  18. Sandy Camel

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    Aye, read a few bits and bobs about him and he sounds canny as ****. He was still a complete bastard to play against though, would love a few players of his ilk in our squad right now.
     
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  19. Southern Adam

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    yes but why spend that extra 100k when you could just wait a week and not?

    For all we know he's already in and is currently on a zoom call with Speakman and Johnson discussing players. He doesn't need to be announced to be legally allowed to do that,
     
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  20. Late goal Scorer

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    I suspect the lack of movement on transfers is purely waiting for confirmation of the takeover. The old crew won’t want to commit a bean they don’t know they’d get back and can’t afford to both recruit quality and bomb the likes of Graham and Grigg out of the squad to make room in wage cap.
     
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