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  1. When this question got posted I thought the answer was obvious... except I couldn’t actually answer it. Not so obvious at all. Hopefully this might help: https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/economics-and-finance/if-all-governments-are-borrowing-to-fight-covid-who-is-lending
  2. Ha, the irony that ShireBlue posted about Bilboe. Him and Gandalfie McCalmont should work well together.
  3. Two new signings – a defensive midfielder (Brice Ntambwe) and a backup goalkeeper (Laurence Bilboe). Both on one-year deals with options.
  4. So there we have it, this thread is done for now. Won’t be any further updates. Squad 33. Laurence Bilboe (2021 plus option) 30. Mackenzie Chapman (scholar) 1. Ian Lawlor (season loan from Doncaster Rovers) 13. Gary Woods (2021) - half-season loan to Aberdeen 20. Andrea Badan (2022) 17. Jordan Barnett (January 2021) 3. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (2021) Harry Clarke (half-season loan from Arsenal) 34. Tom Hamer (2022) 15. Kyle Jameson (2021 plus option) 4. Sido Jombati (2021) 5. Carl Piergianni (2022) 32. Will Sutton (scho
  5. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4cr1w9liUjE Watching Thin Red Line tonight and was reminded of this absolute tune.
  6. On the timeline for a vaccine, the FT has some enlightening information on the various trials and potential pitfalls. How close is a coronavirus vaccine? (might be behind a paywall) The most optimistic scenario is successful trials and regulatory approval by the end of this year, then initial delivery to vulnerable groups, then further analysis of trial results before mass rollout mid-next year. The pessimistic scenario is about six months behind that. And there’s a big open question about boosters.
  7. Well my heart isn’t quite in it thanks to the way we’re being run, but I’ve updated the squad list with today’s announcement.
  8. Same problem here. Thought it was my adblocker but the menu icons don’t render even when that’s disabled.
  9. Also: while the European ruling may no longer apply, the concept is baked into UEFA rules. Could see competition rules that require clubs to adhere – not through national law, but membership rules. Don’t want to comply? Fine, you’re not eligible for the big money European tournaments. I think that the PL clubs, who shout the loudest, have the money and the media attention, will set the agenda. And I’m not sure how binning Bosman is in their interest. I could certainly see more squad rules and nationality restrictions from the FA (with reluctant PL support), but that’s about w
  10. Still think it’s unlikely. Look at where the power is: PL clubs (and their European counterparts). Freedom of movement is in their interest more than not (for signings). They’ll apply enough pressure to keep in it place. Where is the demand for it to be revoked coming from? Plus, like I said, there’s an ethical angle. I have issues with clubs holding players to ransom at the end of a contract. It’s not a good look.
  11. Doubt it. Some changes on free movement, but clubs still have to play nice with their European counterparts. Plus if the ethical angle means anything, if it’s not right for clubs to hold player registrations and demand fees after contracts expire then that would remain true regardless of Brexit. https://footyanalyst.com/bosman-ruling-brexit-and-the-impact-on-football/
  12. Although that said isn’t that EFL Hub account prone to linking us with anyone and everyone? I seem to recall they don’t have much of a hit rate.
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