Ftre/leventhal

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Burnsy, Oct 21, 2021.

  1. I imagine they'd use the Premier league to pay for the new stadium, accept relegation a la Norwich, but be well placed to come back up with a fab new shiny stadium in place.
     
  2. EnjoytheGame

    EnjoytheGame First Year Pro

    The development of Power Court has depended on the development of retail and office space at Newlands Park. Reports suggest a deal has been done with Morgan Stanley but it's not gone through yet. If I was looking at medium term bets, neither retail nor offices are the bankers they once were.
     
  3. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    20k v 10k I would say in pretty irrelevant in terms of premier league TV revenue and prize money. And certainly immaterial in terms of the amount of debt Pozzo has run up.
     
  4. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I was only answering your comment about the grounds. Tv money is something completely different and sometimes can be a bit of a noose if not used properly like has been by many a club
     
  5. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Will it be big enough to hold the Grand Prix?
     
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  6. EnjoytheGame

    EnjoytheGame First Year Pro

    Not to detract from the argument about debt (although I note Stoke's owners have restructured/reduced an absolutely enormous debt that was owed to them. £160m) but have you been to Kenilworth Road? I went in the home stand four or five years ago to an Autowindscreens Shield (or whatever it's called now) semi-final they lost to Oxford. I was just curious to see what it was like. It's in terrible condition. Cramped, poor views obscured by posts (even from the main stand), wooden, peeling paint and broken bits. One bit of the stand has seats without backs. It's not just smaller, it's from another era and, in a funny sort of way, all the more interesting for it in terms of a one-off visit. Like visiting the Chamber of Horrors at Madame Tussauds back in the day, I suppose. But as a place to regularly watch football, it's not fit for purpose.
     
  7. GoingDown

    GoingDown "The Stability"

    God knows what our fans will do if they get a modern new stadium. Isn’t The Kennel the only thing left we can hold over them?
     
  8. Would it be permissable to have Luton as your favourite big team and keep Watford as your favourite little team ?
     
  9. mrciff

    mrciff Reservist

    Few masks slipping in this thread…
     
  10. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Well original point was FTRE stated that Luton didn’t have “strong foundations”. Given the mess Pozzo and “Scott” have made of our balance sheet I thought that was a pretty ridiculous thing for them to say.
     
  11. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    If Luton get promoted they could play their home games at MK Dons until their new ground is built. Then all they need to do is concentrate on the squad. I don’t think we know how well they would do. As well as Sheffield United, Brentford, Barnsley, Bradford?

    Personally other than seeing their league position I have no idea about the team. Last time I saw them play was at home against Mansfield Town. Since then they have had two promotions and are pushing for a third. That suggests to me they have a vision, strategy and plan that is currently successful.
     
  12. The best thing that happened to them was Nathan Jones leaving to join Stoke to satisfy his "I deserve a bigger club" ego. Unfortunately he wasn't gone too long. His utter failure at Stoke, and Luton's utter failure under Graeme Jones, means that they are both utterly committed to eachother and have a clear joint strategy and future. The covid delayed season gave them time to get Jones back on board, refocus and save themselves. The restart killed us and saved them, otherwise they'd have been relegated to div 1 and we'd have survived in the prem. Had their defeat of us stopped our promotion last season it really would have been the perfect 12 months for them.
     
  13. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Why isn’t L*ton programmed to auto-censor? Seeing people write it out on here makes me sick.
     
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  14. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    The Lev is getting absolutely slammed in the comments of his latest article for The Athletic - an interview with Aidy on his time as England U-21 manager :confused:

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    In fairness, they're right - it is a very odd and pointless puff piece that probes him journalistically in no way, whatsoever, and learns nothing as a result.

    (That being said, Mr K D. might be straying a tad far into the realms of overwroughtness...)
     
  15. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Will Adam really take the criticism on board ?
     
  16. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    Yeah, I don't know - it's an odd one, because as a trained journalist we can be fairly sure he was already aware that it was an unquestioning puff piece.

    I'm not sure if The Athletic do some backroom dealing that allows them some access in exchange for what are essentially PR mouthpiece articles and so they are aware they might engender this kind of reaction, or what.

    I highly doubt they didn't anticipate these kinds of comments, given what they market themselves as to subscribers, but yet again, who knows.
     
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  17. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    Leventhal blowing smoke up someone's ar$e? That doesn't sound right...
     
  18. Maybe because it’s silly and childish not to accept the correct spelling ? No, that’s can’t be it….
     
  19. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    It’s called football rivalry. Maybe it’s not for you…
     
  20. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Quite - don’t think they call us “Watford”
     
  21. Rivalry is great. Claiming you feel sick because you’ve read a typed word is just a bit pathetic/childish TBH but no worries it’s a bit of fun if the mods want to auto change the word to something else less hurtful for you :).
     
  22. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Bad day? It’s called a joke.

    I could easily suggest your sarcasm about Mogi Bayat (‘Who is Louza’s agent? Anyone know?’) is pathetic and childish - but it’s easier to just keep quiet and let you have your fun. You should try it!
     
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  23. Great day actually.
    My Mogi posts are just a way of reminding that we do get some decent players though him as he only seems to get bad press.
    You have asked for a filter to change the word “Luton” because it makes you feel sick. Or perhaps you were joking ?
     
  24. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Are you genuinely serious? An Italian manager we once had is censored - as is a certain 4-piece UK band.

    It was clearly a bit of light-hearted fun. Obviously reading the word of a Bedfordshire town doesn’t make me physically ill. And you know that but you’re obviously acting out for some reason. I hope it’s temporary.

    (I also didn’t ‘ask’ for it to be censored - I enquired as to why it wasn’t as it seems the type of thing that does happen)
     
  25. Ok. Your post looked serious so thought it was.
     
  26. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    The word L***n genuinely makes me vomit so if we could get it censored ASAP that would be grand.
     
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  27. What, the word Luton :) ?
    It “genuinely” makes you vomit does it ?
     
  28. fuzzy73

    fuzzy73 Reservist

    What did Br*ther Bey*nd do wrong?
     
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  29. Have you not heard their singles ?

    Can you keep a secret ?
    The harder they try, the further away it's slipping.
     
  30. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Shut up. How ‘pathetic and childish’.
     
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  31. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    I have literally vomited over my keyboard at work, so thanks for that.
     
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  32. "genuinely" and "literally" ? Clearly this is serious stuff :)
    Yeah I've thought about it and it would make sense to auto-correct "that word" to something humorous. They've got to deserve it more than yawnmongers......
     
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  33. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    I vote we change the word L**** to 'cackpuddle'.
     
  34. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I feel the same when I see 'Bournem*uth' or 'S*urs'
     
  35. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Me too. No joke. I actually just vomited all over my genitals when I saw it.
     
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