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  1. Premier League 2017-2018

    Mino Raiola could cost both clubs a lot of money over this deal. I have no doubt he will be demanding Pogba and Lukaku get parity with Sanchez. Ibrahimovic will probably need a pay off and Micky Ryan, as we know, will now need to be the top earner at Arsenal. Not forgetting his fees. The money he makes from deals like this is a disgrace.
  2. Carillion enters liquidation.

    Pricing jobs at 3% margins would lose most contracts. I was with one of the big construction companies as a laddie. Spent time in estimating when one major job was up for grabs. From what I remember we went in at -2% margin. They bank on there being changes that can be charged at stupid rates and screwing their subcontractors. I'm now on the other side of the fence, working for the subcontractor, and some of the liberties main contractors take are infuriating. They go to tender with their packages, but expect ridiculous amounts of discount, you're lucky if you get paid within 90 days of submitting your monthly valuation, they take 5% (at least) retention that you end up having to beg for, and they just generally pay you what they want for any variations. To sum up Main Contractors are c***s.
  3. Premier League 2017-2018

    I think the agent wants £20M as well. Manchester United fans used to say players only went to City for the money. Looks like the opposite is happening now.
  4. Premier League 2017-2018

    I would love to never hear that stupid new Liverpool chant on the internet ever again. God forbid they actually start singing it on The Kop.
  5. Carillion enters liquidation.

    I think that was Brookfield Multiplex. A vulture of a company who I despise as well.
  6. Carillion enters liquidation.

    They were a horrible company to deal with. 90 day payment terms, retro discounts they just took without notification, reluctant to pay retention. Just horrible. We even won online auctions for about £1M worth of work with them that they didn't give us for some reason. Haven't been able to get a credit rating on them for over 6 months, not a surprise.
  7. Premier League 2017-2018

    Paul Lambert favourite for the Stoke job now. Is that a misprint or something?
  8. Premier League 2017-2018

    Why are Everton in for Theo Walcott when the Yorkshire Ripper had a better defence? They are brutal at the back. And that comes from a Liverpool fan! I thought Gini (no, I'm not going to try and spell his name) and Chamberlain did really well today. Three mistakes cost three goals, but I genuinely thought Liverpool were the far better team for long periods of the game today.
  9. January transfers

    It's Keith, please. I will admit, I've only watched him on Youtube, as I did with Lazar Markovic, who looked great at the time. But Keita looks the real deal to be honest. For me, the most exciting signing since Anelka on loan all those years ago.
  10. January transfers

    Looking like Keith will be a Liverpool player by Monday.
  11. January transfers

    Agreed. But not at the reported £400,00+ a week wage that City have agreed to. That's why no-one else is even attempting to match the bid.
  12. Premier League 2017-2018

    Some other quotes from Moshiri So basically, they offered more, the same and less than Chelsea all at the same time.
  13. Premier League 2017-2018

    ‏@MattHughesTimesLukaku accepts #everton made him a very good offer to stay, which he rejected because he didn't believe in the project, not because of voodoo. Is consulting lawyers over potential legal action.‏@MattHughesTimesRomelu Lukaku taking legal advice following Farhad Moshiri's voodoo comments. Belgian striker's representatives say he's "sad and angry" at #Everton owner's claims. Lukaku doesn't believe in voodoo and is a Roman Catholic.
  14. Premier League 2017-2018

    Seemingly the whole AGM was a joke. The voodoo story about Lukaku was a belter. This new stadium will never happen in my opinion. Only last week Anderson was moaning about cuts in the city budget around that fire in the car park down at the docks then he approves this. Politics isn't my thing though. At least they have a corner to look back on with pride.
  15. FA Cup 2017/18

    Said the Everton fan from Hamilton. This forum never ceases to astonish me.