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« Reply #2955 on: Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 22:02:10 »

Big announcement from the Trust at 9pm

We are getting out of League Two.
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« Reply #2956 on: Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 22:03:22 »

On the other hand some of us live outside the reach of BBC Wilts

Available here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_wiltshire
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« Reply #2957 on: Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 23:00:07 »

We are getting out of League Two.

National league will be a giggle.
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« Reply #2958 on: Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 23:24:19 »

National league will be a giggle.

That would finish me off 😂
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« Reply #2959 on: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 08:08:27 »

Is this not a risk as it means that money that was due at a later date is now not going to be coming in and it has been taken now, so there is no money coming in from 'other' sources at a later date so we are left relying on the standard income.

Not sure if this is a good or bad thing bringing the money forward.


It's a credit facility, it doesn't have to be used, and its cheaper than other forms of credit.
 Also these agreements are only for a %age of the future income, not all of it.   

Makes perfect sense to me and would be daft not to have one.
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« Reply #2960 on: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 10:47:11 »

It's a credit facility, it doesn't have to be used, and its cheaper than other forms of credit.
 Also these agreements are only for a %age of the future income, not all of it.   

Makes perfect sense to me and would be daft not to have one.

This is effectively what got Leeds into financial difficulties, the difference was they borrowed against their future Champions League income, and then didnít qualify.

The only issue I could see with us is that the clubs we are due to get that money from canít (or wonít) pay
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« Reply #2961 on: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 11:25:05 »

That would finish me off 😂
This season has for me already
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« Reply #2962 on: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 11:53:12 »

This season has for me already

Hope you come back to it, football is cyclic and we must be due an upturn by now.

Us pessimists aren't always right Smiley
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« Reply #2963 on: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 13:07:28 »

National League as embarrassing as it would be and how we'd lose something huge we laugh at Oxford over....the actual experience would be great looking at the likes of Notts County.

If you're looking at cheaper tickets and winning, that pulls the fans in, irrespective of level.
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« Reply #2964 on: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 13:13:50 »

National League as embarrassing as it would be and how we'd lose something huge we laugh at Oxford over....the actual experience would be great looking at the likes of Notts County.

If you're looking at cheaper tickets and winning, that pulls the fans in, irrespective of level.

Tbh (and I donít think Iíve ever looked at the NL table) it would at least throw up some new teams to play.

I get why people want out of L2 because football clubs should always be looking to progress but for me L1 is not going to be a much better standard and itís filled with teams weíve played countless times over the last 20 years.

Like, Iím not exactly salivating at the idea of getting promoted to play teams like Port Vale, Accrington, Peterborough, Shrewsbury and mother fucking Cheltenham
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« Reply #2965 on: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 13:25:35 »

Tbh (and I donít think Iíve ever looked at the NL table) it would at least throw up some new teams to play.

I get why people want out of L2 because football clubs should always be looking to progress but for me L1 is not going to be a much better standard and itís filled with teams weíve played countless times over the last 20 years.


Looking at it, it would bring a fair range of games nearer to home that L2 does.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022%E2%80%9323_National_League

I think mid L1 is probably our natural level (would actually be interesting to know if anyone has ever done analysis of our history to know where our level sits), but as you say it all gets very samey in the bottom two divisions.
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« Reply #2966 on: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 13:32:58 »

I don't mind being in L2 as long as our football isn't tripe. The Paolo year was great, the Wellens year was great, the Sturrock year was exciting enough. I'm sure we played some garbage clubs in those seasons but the footballing fare was good enough that I didn't care and can't remember. Obviously the medium term goal is L1 and beyond but L2 doesn't have to be a hellscape, as long as we are going about it the right way.
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« Reply #2967 on: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 13:33:49 »

Yeah and we travel well already, but we know our fans love a new ground to go to.
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« Reply #2968 on: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 14:23:45 »

I don't mind being in L2 as long as our football isn't tripe. The Paolo year was great, the Wellens year was great, the Sturrock year was exciting enough.

Promoted,
Promoted,
Promoted.

I don't mind being in League 2 if we get promoted Smiley

In all honesty,. and it doesn't need spelling out explicitly, league 1 is a must for so many reasons.
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« Reply #2969 on: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 14:29:04 »

Promoted,
Promoted,
Promoted.

I don't mind being in League 2 if we get promoted Smiley

In all honesty,. and it doesn't need spelling out explicitly, league 1 is a must for so many reasons.


Until recently that was the only experience of it that we had!
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