Ehab Allam interview

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  1. Gone For A Walk

    Gone For A Walk Well-Known Member

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    1st sentence, possibly, although I'm no longer sure he does want to go.
    2nd sentence, I dont get the point. Yes, business is primarily about making money. They are nowhere near optimising several aspects of their 'business', but they just don't seem to care .... or more likely they are simply clueless and too stubborn and arrogant.
    If they are holding out for this so called "acceptable offer", we can take it that the club wont get sold, as, inspite of the bluster and b.s. (they are compulsive liars) their definition of "accepatable" will be nowhere near realistic.
     
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    Have I understood it right, we’ll have a mid table budget but hopefully we can punch above our weight and get playoffs ?
     
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  3. Gone For A Walk

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    I cant see any chance of us having a mid table budget.
     
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    You'd be surprised! See my earlier post
     
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    Do you have an ITK source in the other 23 clubs to tell you what they are planning to spend.
     
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  6. Gone For A Walk

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    Read it, but i don't agree. I just don't see it. Allams have been driving our budget down for several seasons now. It's continuing even now (Burke, Long). It takes time to get as low as we now are. Other clubs havent been on the same path, but many will now need to. It takes time to achieve. Ours will be way below mid table this coming season.
    Regarding what Enob says, we cant believe a word .... and anyway I'm pretty sure he threw in a caveat word when saying that (I'm not listening to him again just to hear what that word was).
     
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    No, but I have an extremely good idea of our playing budget for next season and it puts us in bottom half of the mid table pack if you go on previous seasons and as I said in my previous post, lots of other clubs have drastically reduced their playing budgets this season due to the financial fallout of Covid. You can believe it of you want or you can think I'm talking rubbish.... it's upto you
     
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  8. Howdentiger2

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    That's fair enough, your entitled to believe or not believe. It's worth saying again though...the reason ours is mid table Is to do with others drastically reducing theirs and not us dramatically increasing ours. We don't have much ( if any ) money to spend on transfer fees, but we do have funds/room for wages.

    Burke wanted to be back down south and Long was demanding assurances regards being No1 and wasn't getting them so decided to leave. Neither player was going to be automatically first choice so the wages for those 2 will be much better spent on 3/4/5 other players.
     
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  9. City Man

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    Who wouldn't? given the fickleness of some our fans who won't go unless it's PL opposition...
     
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  10. Gone For A Walk

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    But didn't Enob say, or at least have us believe, their wages were too much for us? .... but ok for money bags Luton and Millwall )not saying they would have paid the same as we would if extending their contracts, but it won't have been that different).
    But then, compulsive liar, so who knows.
     
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    So I did hear it right, does that put terry under a bit of pressure howden?
     
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  12. Gone For A Walk

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    I never said it wasn't sensible.
    However, maybe if they did things to win back fans?
     
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  13. Urika Peece.

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    You mean like winning promotion and a title for the first time in 55 years ?
    I was supporting the club the last time we won a title and got out of the old third division as champions. The city was ours, everyone was behind the club and no-one was bothered that the owners might also have earned themselves a few bob on the back of the clubs success. The city was buzzing because we now had a club playing in the old second division ( todays Championship level)
    I don't think the club signed one new player for life in a higher league and no-one gave a toss either, they just turned up and supported the club in their thousands, until we started to lose that is.
     
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  14. Gone For A Walk

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    That helps and is great .... but lets ignore the decimated fanbase (and corporates and sponsors)! Ok some of that is down to fickle fans but you'll know like I know many who theyve simply driven away. And they havent a clue and or inclination to turn it around.
     
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    And yet NUFC fans are little more thick skinned, happy to support their club despite hating their owner and not having personally received hand-written apologies from Mike Ashley.
     
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    The contractual (extra year in the club's favour ) increases where more then we wanted to pay for 2 players that where not going to be No1 picks automatically in their positions. We offered both new contracts inline with the other players in the squad but neither signed because in longs case we wouldn't assure him the No1 spot and Burke's case he wanted to move back down south ( he didn't even look at the offer and that's his own words ) their 2 salaries combined will probably cover 3/4 or potentially 5 new signings wages and in my opinion that's money better spent then on 2 players that didn't want to be here. Others may see it different and that's their prerogative
     
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  17. Urika Peece.

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    Driven away ? fans of this club have seen more success in the last 15 years then any fan of Hull City has seen in all the seasons from 1904 put together. Things have been said and fans have had to move seats, big deal, but on the field we have seen a Hull City team reach heights none of us, or our grandparents, and their parents before them thought possible.
    But now they have been driven away ? I can understand fans stopping away when the concessions stopped, but that has been rectified.
    I can understand fans getting a bit uptight about having to move seats but it's not that long ago when having any seat, anywhere in the ground was a luxury. Sit somewhere else. The product is the same.
    So I don't accept this 'driven away' excuse. Let's face it, they have just stopped going, just like legions of 'fans' have deserted the club over previous years when we stopped winning every week.
    Also face facts that you/ we are never going to get owners who please everybody all of the time.
     
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  18. Gone For A Walk

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    SO many differences between them and us. Surely I dont need to explain
     
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    It’s the fans fault, the owners are great. <doh>
     
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  20. Howdentiger2

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    It's the fans fault they chose to let someone they claim to hate and not care about, stop them from watching the club they claim to love and support
     
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