European Finals.

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Re: European Finals.

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:54 pm

So that’s that then, thank God. I’m sure there will possible, deserved repercussions but I don’t care right now. Just glad the whole nightmare is over for now.
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Re: European Finals.

Post by Harry Genshaw » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:01 pm

Great news. Sorry to say this for supporters of those clubs, like yourself GG but there has to be some consequences to the owners actions. I suspect UEFA will be terrified of doing anything too harsh but the PL should be looking at a fine and points deductions for next season.
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Re: European Finals.

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:02 pm

Arsenal open letter to fans

The last few days have shown us yet again the depth of feeling our supporters around the world have for this great club and the game we love.
We needed no reminding of this but the response from supporters in recent days has given us time for further reflection and deep thought.
It was never our intention to cause such distress, however when the invitation to join the Super League came, while knowing there were no guarantees, we did not want to be left behind to ensure we protected Arsenal and its future.
As a result of listening to you and the wider football community over recent days we are withdrawing from the proposed Super League. We made a mistake, and we apologise for it.
We know it will take time to restore your faith in what we are trying to achieve here at Arsenal but let us be clear that the decision to be part of the Super League was driven by our desire to protect Arsenal, the club you love, and to support the game you love through greater solidarity and financial stability.
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Re: European Finals.

Post by Burnden Paddock » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:04 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:54 pm
So that’s that then, thank God. I’m sure there will possible, deserved repercussions but I don’t care right now. Just glad the whole nightmare is over for now.
I wonder if the owners will be man/woman enough to issue statements saying they under estimated the strength of feeling, or if they’ll hope it all blows over, leaving players and managers to answer all of the questions from the media? I know what my money is on!

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Re: European Finals.

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:05 pm

Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:04 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:54 pm
So that’s that then, thank God. I’m sure there will possible, deserved repercussions but I don’t care right now. Just glad the whole nightmare is over for now.
I wonder if the owners will be man/woman enough to issue statements saying they under estimated the strength of feeling, or if they’ll hope it all blows over, leaving players and managers to answer all of the questions from the media? I know what my money is on!
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Re: European Finals.

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:06 pm

Harry Genshaw wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:01 pm
Great news. Sorry to say this for supporters of those clubs, like yourself GG but there has to be some consequences to the owners actions. I suspect UEFA will be terrified of doing anything too harsh but the PL should be looking at a fine and points deductions for next season.
I’d agree on a fine, hit the owners direct in the pocket. A points deduction would affect players and fans far more and they don’t deserve that imho.

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Re: European Finals.

Post by Burnden Paddock » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:09 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:05 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:04 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:54 pm
So that’s that then, thank God. I’m sure there will possible, deserved repercussions but I don’t care right now. Just glad the whole nightmare is over for now.
I wonder if the owners will be man/woman enough to issue statements saying they under estimated the strength of feeling, or if they’ll hope it all blows over, leaving players and managers to answer all of the questions from the media? I know what my money is on!
See above!

Fair enough, but saying they didn’t want to be left behind is the thinnest of defences. At least they’ve done the right thing and admitted their mistake.

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Re: European Finals.

Post by Worthy4England » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:11 pm

Now kick them out of the PL. Job done. :-)

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Re: European Finals.

Post by Harry Genshaw » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:12 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:06 pm
Harry Genshaw wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:01 pm
Great news. Sorry to say this for supporters of those clubs, like yourself GG but there has to be some consequences to the owners actions. I suspect UEFA will be terrified of doing anything too harsh but the PL should be looking at a fine and points deductions for next season.
I’d agree on a fine, hit the owners direct in the pocket. A points deduction would affect players and fans far more and they don’t deserve that imho.
That's how administration works though. Anyone on this board will tell you that!
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Re: European Finals.

Post by Burnden Paddock » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:14 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:06 pm
Harry Genshaw wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:01 pm
Great news. Sorry to say this for supporters of those clubs, like yourself GG but there has to be some consequences to the owners actions. I suspect UEFA will be terrified of doing anything too harsh but the PL should be looking at a fine and points deductions for next season.
I’d agree on a fine, hit the owners direct in the pocket. A points deduction would affect players and fans far more and they don’t deserve that imho.
How much does the fine have to be to actually affect the owners? £1m? £5m? £10m? They wouldn’t blink at any of those.

Players and fans weren’t responsible for us going into administration, but we were still hit with 12 points!

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Re: European Finals.

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:22 pm

Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:09 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:05 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:04 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:54 pm
So that’s that then, thank God. I’m sure there will possible, deserved repercussions but I don’t care right now. Just glad the whole nightmare is over for now.
I wonder if the owners will be man/woman enough to issue statements saying they under estimated the strength of feeling, or if they’ll hope it all blows over, leaving players and managers to answer all of the questions from the media? I know what my money is on!
See above!

Fair enough, but saying they didn’t want to be left behind is the thinnest of defences. At least they’ve done the right thing and admitted their mistake.
Looks like they are the only club out of the 6 to say in their statement that they actually made a mistake and the only club to apologise in it. Still not happy at all here with the club, or more especially the owners, but can go to bed safe in the knowledge that I can watch them again next season which I’m sure is a feeling you can empathise with. Even if every other football fan in the country hates us a little more today. I don’t blame them in some ways. Still, took the attention of the media off Covid and Prince Philip for a while at least.
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Re: European Finals.

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:23 pm

Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:14 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:06 pm
Harry Genshaw wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:01 pm
Great news. Sorry to say this for supporters of those clubs, like yourself GG but there has to be some consequences to the owners actions. I suspect UEFA will be terrified of doing anything too harsh but the PL should be looking at a fine and points deductions for next season.
I’d agree on a fine, hit the owners direct in the pocket. A points deduction would affect players and fans far more and they don’t deserve that imho.
How much does the fine have to be to actually affect the owners? £1m? £5m? £10m? They wouldn’t blink at any of those.

Players and fans weren’t responsible for us going into administration, but we were still hit with 12 points!
A sizeable amount and redistributed direct to grass roots and non league football.

And did you think a 12 point fine was fair?!

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Re: European Finals.

Post by Worthy4England » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:26 pm

I'm thinking Shazza should ask them if there's a place spare, now. £300m as a joining fee wouldn't go amiss!

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Re: European Finals.

Post by Burnden Paddock » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:26 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:23 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:14 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:06 pm
Harry Genshaw wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:01 pm
Great news. Sorry to say this for supporters of those clubs, like yourself GG but there has to be some consequences to the owners actions. I suspect UEFA will be terrified of doing anything too harsh but the PL should be looking at a fine and points deductions for next season.
I’d agree on a fine, hit the owners direct in the pocket. A points deduction would affect players and fans far more and they don’t deserve that imho.
How much does the fine have to be to actually affect the owners? £1m? £5m? £10m? They wouldn’t blink at any of those.

Players and fans weren’t responsible for us going into administration, but we were still hit with 12 points!
A sizeable amount and redistributed direct to grass roots and non league football.

And did you think a 12 point fine was fair?!
No, I didn’t. However, them’s the rules and we had to abide by them. Tbf if they’d given us 12 points we were that shit, we’d still have gone down! 😢

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Re: European Finals.

Post by Burnden Paddock » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:31 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:22 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:09 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:05 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:04 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:54 pm
So that’s that then, thank God. I’m sure there will possible, deserved repercussions but I don’t care right now. Just glad the whole nightmare is over for now.
I wonder if the owners will be man/woman enough to issue statements saying they under estimated the strength of feeling, or if they’ll hope it all blows over, leaving players and managers to answer all of the questions from the media? I know what my money is on!
See above!

Fair enough, but saying they didn’t want to be left behind is the thinnest of defences. At least they’ve done the right thing and admitted their mistake.
Looks like they are the only club out of the 6 to say in their statement that they actually made a mistake and the only club to apologise in it. Still not happy at all here with the club, or more especially the owners, but can go to bed safe in the knowledge that I can watch them again next season which I’m sure is a feeling you can empathise with. Even if every other football fan in the country hates us a little more today. I don’t blame them in some ways. Still, took the attention of the media off Covid and Prince Philip for a while at least.
I totally empathise with the players, you and other supporters. I know that none of you wanted this. Well, maybe a tiny minority. I don’t hate any of the clubs for this. I just think the owners are a bunch of greedy bastards who seriously underestimated the strength of feeling of their employees and ‘customers’. Fair play to Arsenal for coming out and making an apology, though I suspect there is an element of covering their backs.

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Re: European Finals.

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:38 pm

Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:26 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:23 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:14 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:06 pm
Harry Genshaw wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:01 pm
Great news. Sorry to say this for supporters of those clubs, like yourself GG but there has to be some consequences to the owners actions. I suspect UEFA will be terrified of doing anything too harsh but the PL should be looking at a fine and points deductions for next season.
I’d agree on a fine, hit the owners direct in the pocket. A points deduction would affect players and fans far more and they don’t deserve that imho.
How much does the fine have to be to actually affect the owners? £1m? £5m? £10m? They wouldn’t blink at any of those.

Players and fans weren’t responsible for us going into administration, but we were still hit with 12 points!
A sizeable amount and redistributed direct to grass roots and non league football.

And did you think a 12 point fine was fair?!
No, I didn’t. However, them’s the rules and we had to abide by them. Tbf if they’d given us 12 points we were that shit, we’d still have gone down! 😢
If we have broken the rules and that’s the punishment then yes, we have to accept it, as would the other teams, but when say, Leicester, win the premiership over Man City by 2 Points next season after City have been docked 12 It’s not quite the same achievement is it?

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Re: European Finals.

Post by Worthy4England » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:49 pm

They're currently 18 points in front of Leicester - so it's probably no biggie.

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Re: European Finals.

Post by Burnden Paddock » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:53 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:38 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:26 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:23 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:14 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:06 pm
Harry Genshaw wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:01 pm
Great news. Sorry to say this for supporters of those clubs, like yourself GG but there has to be some consequences to the owners actions. I suspect UEFA will be terrified of doing anything too harsh but the PL should be looking at a fine and points deductions for next season.
I’d agree on a fine, hit the owners direct in the pocket. A points deduction would affect players and fans far more and they don’t deserve that imho.
How much does the fine have to be to actually affect the owners? £1m? £5m? £10m? They wouldn’t blink at any of those.

Players and fans weren’t responsible for us going into administration, but we were still hit with 12 points!
A sizeable amount and redistributed direct to grass roots and non league football.

And did you think a 12 point fine was fair?!
No, I didn’t. However, them’s the rules and we had to abide by them. Tbf if they’d given us 12 points we were that shit, we’d still have gone down! 😢
If we have broken the rules and that’s the punishment then yes, we have to accept it, as would the other teams, but when say, Leicester, win the premiership over Man City by 2 Points next season after City have been docked 12 It’s not quite the same achievement is it?
I totally see what you’re saying and on the one hand it isn’t the same achievement, but on the other Leicester haven’t contravened the rules.

Tbh I don’t see any sanctions forthcoming as nobody has actually broken any rules. They’ve thought about it, thought better of it for whatever reason and decided against it. I’m not sure what rule break they could invoke and how they would justify a punishment of any sort. I think the embarrassment is enough for now!

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Re: European Finals.

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