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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 24 Apr 21 3.26pm Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Have you actually watched the development squad playing?

If so who do you think is ready for the Premier League?

With our academy status and better quality under 18s we might have some ready for the Premier League in two or three years time but we need to still be in the top division at that time and if we blood youngsters now we probably won't be

A number of people post with no idea of the reality of the club. The belief that we are hiding hidden gems in the academy is fanciful, without seeing any of the play is more so.

 

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View Jimenez's Profile Jimenez Flag SELHURSTPARKCHESTER,DA BRONX 24 Apr 21 3.29pm Send a Private Message to Jimenez Add Jimenez as a friend

Originally posted by Painter

A number of people post with no idea of the reality of the club. The belief that we are hiding hidden gems in the academy is fanciful, without seeing any of the play is more so.

........& they've just beaten Spurs 3-0

 


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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 24 Apr 21 3.38pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

Little story for a Friday night:

If your planning application gets refused by the council you can appeal to the independent, government appointed planning inspector and try to have the decision reversed. The whole process is stitched up incredibly tightly, and impropriety is unheard of, though legend has it there used to be a guy on the inside who would, from time to time, in a very careful, clandestine fashion, contact would-be developers and offer to 'fix' their appeal in exchange for a big envelope full of used notes.

A few developers went for it, a few turned him down, and some tried to report him, though he was always too clever to get caught.

In the end, the medium-sized developers of the day got together and discussed the issue. They noticed that whilst there were plenty of times the brown envelope did the trick and got them their planning permission, there were also plenty who had got permission without the bribe. The only consistent pattern involved the mysterious insider suddenly returning the cash to certain developers with a warning that things had gotten 'too hot', and that he couldn't help them this particular time. Without fail these developers always subsequently ended up with a refused appeal. These developers of course accepted the refund and kept quiet.

What they worked out was that this Mr Fix was in fact just some nobody in the admin team at the planning inspectors offices. All the appeal decisions were made by inspectors in the normal, straightforward way. Mr Fix had no influence whatsoever, but would get early sight of the inspectors decisions whilst doing the photocopying or whatever.

What this guy had worked out was that if he picked appeals that had a chance of being successful, and got bribes from those developers, then half the time he'd be right, and it'd come off. He'd look like he was on the inside, when in fact he never was.

I've no idea if the story is true, but I always think of it when I read a confident ITK post like the OP.

Part of me thinks maybe Dazza has seen a contract for Lampard whilst doing the photocopying at Selhurst (after all, there surely are some people with that kind of knowledge for that kind of reason).

Largely though I think of the story because it reminds me that anybody can pretend to have inside knowledge when in fact they are simply saying that which is plausible anyway, especially when giving themselves the get out clause that their last insight didn't come off for reasons only they and other insiders fully understand. That, like Mr Fix at the planning inspectorate, is simply trading on the fact that you can be right often enough without knowing anything special at all...

Great story and tips hat to the "insider", he was only taking a "drink" from rich building companies, crooked to a man,I hope it"s true!

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 24 Apr 21 3.49pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

Little story for a Friday night:

If your planning application gets refused by the council you can appeal to the independent, government appointed planning inspector and try to have the decision reversed. The whole process is stitched up incredibly tightly, and impropriety is unheard of, though legend has it there used to be a guy on the inside who would, from time to time, in a very careful, clandestine fashion, contact would-be developers and offer to 'fix' their appeal in exchange for a big envelope full of used notes.

A few developers went for it, a few turned him down, and some tried to report him, though he was always too clever to get caught.

In the end, the medium-sized developers of the day got together and discussed the issue. They noticed that whilst there were plenty of times the brown envelope did the trick and got them their planning permission, there were also plenty who had got permission without the bribe. The only consistent pattern involved the mysterious insider suddenly returning the cash to certain developers with a warning that things had gotten 'too hot', and that he couldn't help them this particular time. Without fail these developers always subsequently ended up with a refused appeal. These developers of course accepted the refund and kept quiet.

What they worked out was that this Mr Fix was in fact just some nobody in the admin team at the planning inspectors offices. All the appeal decisions were made by inspectors in the normal, straightforward way. Mr Fix had no influence whatsoever, but would get early sight of the inspectors decisions whilst doing the photocopying or whatever.

What this guy had worked out was that if he picked appeals that had a chance of being successful, and got bribes from those developers, then half the time he'd be right, and it'd come off. He'd look like he was on the inside, when in fact he never was.

I've no idea if the story is true, but I always think of it when I read a confident ITK post like the OP.

Part of me thinks maybe Dazza has seen a contract for Lampard whilst doing the photocopying at Selhurst (after all, there surely are some people with that kind of knowledge for that kind of reason).

Largely though I think of the story because it reminds me that anybody can pretend to have inside knowledge when in fact they are simply saying that which is plausible anyway, especially when giving themselves the get out clause that their last insight didn't come off for reasons only they and other insiders fully understand. That, like Mr Fix at the planning inspectorate, is simply trading on the fact that you can be right often enough without knowing anything special at all...

Terrific story.

I heard one about Robert Maxwell which I would love to be true. Maxwell did not allow anyone to share his lift at the Daily Mirror (true) and his staff knew to vacate it if he stepped in.

One day he got in and this bloke in motorbike leathers didn't move. Maxwell demands he leaves the lift and the bloke tell him to get knotted.

"How much do you earn a week" said the now volcanic faced Maxwell. The biker mentioned a number and Maxwell thrust a wad of notes at him "you're never work for me again you're fired"

The guy took the money delivered his parcel and went back to his own courier company.

 


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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 24 Apr 21 4.02pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Terrific story.

I heard one about Robert Maxwell which I would love to be true. Maxwell did not allow anyone to share his lift at the Daily Mirror (true) and his staff knew to vacate it if he stepped in.

One day he got in and this bloke in motorbike leathers didn't move. Maxwell demands he leaves the lift and the bloke tell him to get knotted.

"How much do you earn a week" said the now volcanic faced Maxwell. The biker mentioned a number and Maxwell thrust a wad of notes at him "you're never work for me again you're fired"

The guy took the money delivered his parcel and went back to his own courier company.


Ha. nicey. Me and a mate came back from Miami 30 odd years ago, and arranged to meet some college girls in their hotel in town that we had met on the plane. In the lift, aswe were on route to floor 8, I let a silent humdinger go, I could smell the stench and see the mist rising, my pal was just standing there, holding the cheap champagne bottles, I was waiting for the green mist to hit him. Suddenly, to my horror, the lift stopped on floor two, and 3 elequently dressed American ladies got in, top totty! Just as they got in, I slipped out, the doors shutting and I could hear one of the ladies giving off as it went up the lift shaft, When I got the next lift to floor 8, my pal was standing there red faced, obviously took the flak, still makes me smile to this day.

 

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View Pierre's Profile Pierre Flag Purley 24 Apr 21 4.04pm Send a Private Message to Pierre Add Pierre as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Terrific story.

I heard one about Robert Maxwell which I would love to be true. Maxwell did not allow anyone to share his lift at the Daily Mirror (true) and his staff knew to vacate it if he stepped in.

One day he got in and this bloke in motorbike leathers didn't move. Maxwell demands he leaves the lift and the bloke tell him to get knotted.

"How much do you earn a week" said the now volcanic faced Maxwell. The biker mentioned a number and Maxwell thrust a wad of notes at him "you're never work for me again you're fired"

The guy took the money delivered his parcel and went back to his own courier company.


It's a joke I have heard a few times, usually it's a pizza delivery guy though!

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 24 Apr 21 5.28pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

His missus isn't too unpleasing on the eye.

 


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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 24 Apr 21 5.31pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Painter

A number of people post with no idea of the reality of the club. The belief that we are hiding hidden gems in the academy is fanciful, without seeing any of the play is more so.

I watch every U18 game possible, there are some gems there. Are they ready for PL? Of course not but some will be within 2 years

 

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Scott Banks is the one I believe will break into first team next season. Roy rates him highly. Dunfermline fans love him, I have voted on their website for him to be POY and YPOY.

 

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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 24 Apr 21 7.42pm Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

I watch every U18 game possible, there are some gems there. Are they ready for PL? Of course not but some will be within 2 years

Could you let us know, which players will be ready for the Premier within 2 years in U18 squad, so we can watch out for them.

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 24 Apr 21 9.12pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Painter

Could you let us know, which players will be ready for the Premier within 2 years in U18 squad, so we can watch out for them.

Omilabu, Rak-Saki, Mooney and Quick. From the U23 Banks and Matthews. Try watching them. 3years ago would people on here have thought AWB would be sold for 50m?

 

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Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

Thank goodness you are not the manager

You cannot have one playe at 130k a week and everyone else on half his wages, you are living in the past, Wilf is not delivering and Eze is on 100k a week less than him, the big earners were or are Meyer, Sakho, Benteke and Wilf, it was a massive financial mistake that has to be rectified

 

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