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has the magic gone (part 2)

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
As ITV digital and the football league thrash oue negotiations, its struck me how little concern is floating around. If things go arse over tit, we risk losing up to 33% of football league clubs - that is a harsh reality that should send shivers up the spine of any football fan. It hits me especially hard, my team, my beloved club, the institustion that i've grown up with and loved, the club thats made me laugh, cry, happy and sad, the club i have parted thousands of pounds to see despite been a nipper and student, the club i travel to each and every corner of the country to see every weekend could be no more.

The fact this is echoed up and down the country horrifies me. The size and stature of the club matters not, from halifax to man u, a football fans club is his club, and all would hurt equally if awful possibilites became awful realities. For those not threatened, it may seem sad, very sad in fact, but if for a second you could imagine your club going out of buisness ? well some of us find ourselves on the brink <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

For all our glory in the 80's i remind you all within the last 7 years we have finished third in the premiership and been quater finalists in the uefa cup (6 years to the day) more recently we've won the first division - this should re-inforce the message bar the top 8 nobody is safe the debts of leeds, newcastle, chelsea, everton, derby, leicester are all well documented.

I can't begin to imagine life without my football, if my club went, so would football, its a crying shame, but i could never bring myself to go elsewhere, and without a club to support, football is about as appealing as genital warts. It is such a huge part of my life, i hope and pray that the mess is sorted, i hope and pray that not one club goes out of buisness, trouble is having lost teams such as aldershot small as they are, fans have already suffered and it seems we are on a slippery slope that will claim many more victims <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

York and Bury have survived by the skin of their teeth and a matter of hours this season, many more before them, as not one league club has yet to go i don't think the situation has sunk into many, yet very soon one will go, no doubt about it and it will be that day when football offically self destructed.

Somehow between us all, we've set about ruining the beautiful game, an awful disease is spreading, a cancer eating away at the stable backbone of the british community, we can but pray and hope a cure is found, but unfortunatly something tells me it won't arrive <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

This may seem a little selfish rant, but i promise that is not the case, the fact my club is involved is, well an absolute nightmare - but its from my perspective i write this, thousands perhaps millions also have a similar glum outlook - its a mess facing each and every fan

I just hope those famous words, linked to many happy moments don't come back to haunt us

'They think its all over,...............'
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    With Derby heading for the Nationwide and the news of ITV Digtal, the future is not good.

    Even if a agreement is reached between the Football League and ITV Digital, the cash is still going to way short of the original deal. Which in short buggers alot of lower league clubs.

    We've heard stories about clubs going to brink before but this one seems a little more serious. Be afraid be very afraid.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Its fucking scary, i was on the phone to one of my footy mates earlier discussing the itinery for saturdays outing to man city, he said are you up for Preston last day of the season ?

    I was like no, its an irrelevant match, can't be arsed with it - to which the horrific reply came 'irrelevant ? it could be the clubs last ever match' It just isn't worth thinking about <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    Funnily enough Dan the nationwide may provide a safe haven in a couple of years, with no competition in the bidding for prem rights, sky will be paying peanuts next time around - then watch all hell break lose, imagine premiership clubs minus there main income <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> it'll be one hell of a mess <IMG SRC="mad.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    Its been coming for a few years now, trouble is it seems unthinkable, nothing is more stable than your football club, birds come and go, mates come and go, your parents die, jobs come and go, cars come and go, houses come and go - but your choosen football club ? it will always be there, won't it ? <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by eb:
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    Funnily enough Dan the nationwide may provide a safe haven in a couple of years, with no competition in the bidding for prem rights, sky will be paying peanuts next time around - then watch all hell break lose, imagine premiership clubs minus there main income <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> it'll be one hell of a mess <IMG SRC="mad.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Look on the bright side, at least theres a chance of getting Match of The Day back in its rightful place. I see you point though. All clubs are going to have to slim down. There could be a lot of unemployed footballs soon. Are you taking note Deon Burton?

    Eb you've got to go to the Preston game. Agh we've all been to those end of season fiasco games where you just simply give up. The sound of the apposing supporters, well thats annoying, when your trying to have a chat about work or boxing.

    Or alternativly you could go to Burton Albions end of season promotion party Vs Bishop Aukland. Sure to be a good'un!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Dan the Man:
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    Eb you've got to go to the Preston game. Agh we've all been to those end of season fiasco games where you just simply give up.
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    i'm going now <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> funnily enough our away support is gaining a reputation in division 1, which is good seems as our home support is probably the worst <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    it'll be quite a party in preston, last year we had tranmere last game - it was quality

    its always depressing to hear that very last final whistle though - briefly cushioned by the 'we love you forest, we do, we love you forest, we do..........' chant - when all the players wander across and finally show some appreciation for all our efforts at Grimsby, Rotherham, Gillingham etc <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> its a special relationship though, the away fans and the players, unlike the home one, players sooooooo take that for granted <IMG SRC="mad.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    i remeber at west brom in our promotion party a few years back, that was a lovely memory - felt like the top of the world, oh how times change <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> i went to every game home and away that season, it feels like you have played a part in the success <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> the players had a banner (sponsered by cadbury's roses <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> ) which read 'thank you very much for all your effort, thank you very much, thank you very very very very much'

    *brings a tear to the eye <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">*

    [ 28-03-2002: Message edited by: eb ]
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by eb:
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    i remeber at west brom in our promotion party a few years back, that was a lovely memory - felt like the top of the world, oh how times change <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> i went to every game home and away that season, it feels like you have played a part in the success <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> the players had a banner (sponsered by cadbury's roses <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> ) which read 'thank you very much for all your effort, thank you very much, thank you very very very very much'

    *brings a tear to the eye <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">*

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    Deja vou! I remember going to West Brom v Derby, last game of the 95/96 season in our promotion year. Such a laugh, remember loads of us cheering West Broms goals. Thats how much of a toss the game meant.

    End of season at Burton's always a good laugh. At the last home game of every season they do the end of season awards, so all the fans gather on the pitch infront of the main stand. Except for me and a few mates who brought a football in with us so we could play cuppies in the goal mouth.
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