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  FAQ real ale nonces
Posted by: 4-hero - 8 hours ago - Forum: WBAUnofficial - No Replies

Had an hour in the new Fixed Wheel Brewery 'micro pub' in Old Hill earlier.

Basic but ok if you're into that type of ting

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  Malvind Benning
Posted by: Albion - 9 hours ago - Forum: WBAUnofficial - Replies (3)

Someone I hope the club may take a punt on in the Summer. Was named in League 2 team of the year. 25 and would be perfect competition for Townsend. Pending of course Gibbs leaves.

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  WBA 1 Everton 0, 1968
Posted by: casablanca - 11 hours ago - Forum: WBAUnofficial - Replies (2)

    First post, testing system.

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  David Cameron
Posted by: 74bus - 11 hours ago - Forum: Politics - Replies (12)

In more enlightened times, this complete tosser would have been hung, drawn and quartered for treason.
He put the interests of himself and his party above the interest of his country by abdicating his reponsibility and letting 'the people' decide upon what was obviously a very multi-layered decision.
The reason we elect MPs is to spend the time that we don't have, to look at all of the ins and outs of a situation and then make decisions on our behalf, but that was obviously something that didn't suit his vision .
So now, having left the country in deep shit, he disappears.
The fact that he 'supports' the Villa - (or West Ham) doesn't help either!

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  Boro taking Derby to court
Posted by: fbaggy - Yesterday, 06:39 PM - Forum: WBAUnofficial - Replies (11)

ohn Percy Retweeted

[Image: B309cnR-_bigger.jpg]Telegraph FootballVerified account @TeleFootball 1m1 minute ago

Exclusive: Middlesbrough to sue Derby over alleged breaches of financial rules

That might put the cat amongst the pigeons if true

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  Football League clubs lost £388m last season as cash crisis is revealed
Posted by: Pontificator - Yesterday, 03:48 PM - Forum: WBAUnofficial - Replies (3)

Martyn Ziegler, Chief Sports Reporter
May 24 2019, 12:01am, The Times
The growing gap between the Premier League and lower-league clubs has been starkly illustrated by figures that show nearly three quarters of English Football League sides are losing money.
Premier League teams had record revenues of £8.4 billion and 12 of the 20 top-flight clubs made a net profit in 2017-18. By contrast, 52 of the 72 clubs in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two ended the season in the red.
Taking into account all profits and losses, the 20 Premier League clubs made a surplus of £304 million while the 72 EFL teams had a collective net deficit of £388 million.
The financial struggles of lower-league clubs have been brought sharply into focus in the past season. This month Bolton Wanderers became the first English league club since 2013 to go into administration and the situation has resulted in unpaid staff being provided with a food bank. Bury are also in a financial crisis, with players saying they have not been paid for 12 weeks, and the club facing a winding-up petition next month over unpaid taxes.
The biggest losses have occurred in the Championship, with several teams enduring tens of millions of pounds in losses as they chased a place in the lucrative top flight, where income of at least £100 million a season is guaranteed. The four biggest loss- making teams in England were all in the Championship — Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers, along with Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers, who were both promoted to the Premier League.
Derby County have balanced the books by selling their stadium to Mel Morris, the club’s owner, for £80 million, creating an on-paper profit.
Kieran Maguire, a lecturer in football finance at the University of Liverpool, said: “The gap is now so big between the Premier League and the rest that the Championship clubs are prepared to gamble on getting to the Promised Land.
“If you look at it as a three out of 24 chance of winning the lottery then many people might think it’s good odds and so raise the stakes. Club owners who might be sensible in other areas seem to lose their business sanity when it comes to football.”
Maguire said that the financial gap between the Championship and Leagues One and Two was also growing.
An insolvency expert said that most clubs outside the Premier League are technically insolvent and believes that more will go into administration before the end of next season.
“The expenses in terms of player wages are too high and there is not enough income coming in,” the expert said. “It’s unsustainable.”
The situation at Bolton has led to calls for the EFL to toughen its owners’ and directors’ test. Ken Anderson, who bought the club three years ago and paid himself £525,000 in consultancy fees in the first year, had previously been banned as a company director.
He attempted to sell the club to the former Watford owner, Laurence Bassini, who had a three-year ban from any football involvement imposed in March 2013, but was still given the go-ahead by the EFL. The takeover collapsed for other reasons.
Anderson will not end up out of pocket from his time in charge. He is one of several secured creditors who will be paid in full any money owing.
Paul Appleton, the joint administrator of David Rubin and Partners, said that he was hopeful of finding a buyer by the end of June. Interested parties have until 4pm on June 7 to make a declaration of interest and pay a non-refundable £25,000 fee, which will give them access to all the financial information about the club. Four or five potential buyers are expected to pay the fee but they must also provide proof of funds of at least £25 million and have confirmation from the EFL that those involved have passed the owners’ and directors’ test.
Bolton’s players have not been paid since March but have agreed their wages will be deferred until a new owner takes over. “We have had talks with the players via the manager Phil Parkinson,” Appleton said. “They understand the situation and the difficulties we are facing.”
The 92 League clubs ranked in order of profitability
Accounts for last season reveal a gulf in wealth in the English game, with 52 of the 72 EFL clubs losing money.
2017-18 Net profit and loss

1 Tottenham £113m 
2 Liverpool £106m 
3 Chelsea £62m 
4 Arsenal £57m 
5 Burnley £37m 
6 Southampton £29m
7 Newcastle £19m 
8 Hull £19m 
9 West Ham £17m 
10 Norwich £15m 
11 Barnsley £13m 
12 Huddersfield £11m 
13 Brighton £11m 
14 Manchester City £10m 
15 Exeter £2.4m 
16 Leicester £1m 
17 Preston £1m 
18 Port Vale £1m 
19 Stevenage £0.8m 
20 Luton £0.6m 
21 Peterborough £0.5m 
22 Forest Green £0.4 
23 Accrington £0.4m 
24 Fleetwood £0.4m 
25 Burton £0.3m 
26 Shrewsbury £0.3m 
27 Gillingham £0.1m 
28 Plymouth £0.1m 
29 Newport £0.1m 
30 Yeovil £0.1m 
31 Walsall no profit/loss 
32 Barnet no profit/loss 
33 Grimsby -£0.04m 
34 Cheltenham -£0.1m 
35 Carlisle -£0.1m 
36 Mansfield -£0.1m 
37 Bradford -£0.3m 
38 Rochdale -£0.3m 
39 Crawley -£0.3m 
40 Morecambe -£0.4m 
41 Oldham -£0.5m 
42 Rotherham -£0.5m 
43 Wimbledon -£0.5m 
44 Wycombe -£0.7m 
45 Crewe -£0.8m 
46 Cambridge -£0.8m 
47 Chesterfield -£1.1m 
48 Lincoln -£1.1m 
49 Derby -£1.1m 
50 Portsmouth -£1.4m 
51 Notts County -£1.5m 
52 Swindon -£1.8m 
53 Sheffield Utd -£1.9m 
54 Northampton -£2m 
55 Oxford -£2m 
56 Blackpool -£2.1m 
57 Coventry -£2.5m 
58 Doncaster -£2.8m 
59 Bury -£2.8m 
60 Swansea -£3m 
61 Southend -£3.1m 
62 Colchester -£3m 
63 Bristol Rovers -£3m 
64 Scunthorpe -£3.6m 
65 Brentford -£3.9m 
66 Leeds -£4.3m 
67 MK Dons -£4.6m 
68 Millwall -£4.6m 
69 Ipswich -£5.2m 
70 Bolton -£5.4m 
71 Nottingham Forest -£5.6m 
72 West Brom -£6m 
73 Middlesbrough -£6.6m 
74 Wigan -£7.7m 
75 Sunderland -£10.2m 
76 Charlton -£10.4m 
77 Bournemouth -£11m 
78 Everton -£13m 
79 Blackburn -£16.8m 
80 Reading -£21m 
81 Sheffield Wed -£21m 
82 Bristol City -£25m 
83 Watford -£31m 
84 Stoke -£32m 
85 Aston Villa -£35m 
86 Cardiff -£36m 
87 Crystal Palace -£36m 
88 Manchester Utd -£37m 
89 Birmingham -£37m 
90 QPR -£38m 
91 Fulham -£45m 
92 Wolves -£57m 
Compiled by Martyn Ziegler

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Video New manager watch
Posted by: Pneumann - Yesterday, 03:45 PM - Forum: WBAUnofficial - Replies (5)

Blinks tiredly

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  Richie Remembered
Posted by: baggiebloke - Yesterday, 01:14 PM - Forum: WBAUnofficial - Replies (3)


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  Bungle, George and Zippy
Posted by: baggiebloke - Yesterday, 12:47 PM - Forum: WBAUnofficial - Replies (9)

Looks like some kind of tribute to them is going on in Birmingham.

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  Planned weekend
Posted by: cornishbaggie - Yesterday, 12:46 PM - Forum: WBAUnofficial - Replies (17)

Tunes in the Dunes in Perranporth for Madness on Sunday, to Torquay to see Rhod Gilbert on Tuesday .............. No plans for Monday.

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