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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The managerial merry-go-round
Give him a 5 year contract and let him build.  He plays proper football.  I like proper football and he also knows a striker or two.

Sorry but Smooch can do one if Eddie Howe is available and GIVEN TIME!   (oh hold on we have a mental chairman nevermind..)

Chicago: Dreamer. 
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's pleasing me today
Clarity...   I have been working on opening my own gym with Small business association disaster loan Money.  The goal was to do it closer to home because of mitigating factors that include a) long hours, b) never at home C) working with horrible cnuts.  (Not the clients).

So I had formed a partnership with a new trainer and her husband who wanted to do the same but I sensed that even though we would share the costs they wanted me to basically do all the work.  She is new she has nothing to lose as she hasn’t established a large business yet.  I have been doing this for 16 years.  She and her husband wanted me to just quit cold and start cold at our start up.  This bothered me because I make great money and it was understood in my mind that a lot of my clients because of the distance wouldn’t make the jump.  The other’s didn’t seem to understand that or care.  I felt like this was career suicide by doing that so I have decided (and wifey now agrees) that I would remain at my current place of business and still fund the new place as a start up and the other trainer should spend all her time there.  They are financial independent to a point.  We are not as we need the work. 

So an investment partner is what I will be. I will refer people to the new place if it’s expedient as ultimately it would be a second income and I wouldn’t be under stress trying to make ends meet by just quitting a $120,000 job that I didn’t need to. 

These are my terms.  The other couple want a local place (which I think is too small) but since our financial future wouldn’t rest on this, (but possibly a second source of income) I would let them try and run it With my help.  It makes more sense than just saying fcuk it and jumping in two footed Chris Cohen style and hoping that I get away with it. 

Of course this is predicated that the other business partners accept my terms.  The fact that they wanted me to quit raised some red flags to me and didn’t make any monetary sense . Their argument was weak.  I wouldn’t be able to focus on this new project.  Without an income I wouldn’t be able to guarantee success either.

If they don’t go with my proposal then they don’t get to share a start up (something they are keen to do) and I will just walk away and probably give up the loan money with no cost to us. (It’s interest free for the first year due to the pandemic).

My goal originally was to start a place near where I worked so I could take all of my clients with me.  This is a mightily expensive proposition and doing the smaller one in the suburbs makes more sense to see if it is viable.  If it is then maybe after learning the ropes I can make the jump to owning my own place in an area where my clients would go with me.  It has to be convenient for them.  If not then I wouldn’t get the business.  Simple as that. 

Anyway I am now calm about this.  If my business partners are serious (about promotion) then they will go for it.  If not then I still have a job and will work like a bitch for another ten years and retire early.  (Hopefully... as the hours are punishing).

Chicago: Pragmatist. 
I was in for fragments today and I must admit I was a little concerned for Juan Fran who looked like his head was going to explode and Guru's ears who suddenly started yelling at me over the d*rby performance.  I was actually in agreement with him but cloth ears was sitting on the floor again and obviously the speakers weren't on head level.

Anyway entertainment.  Not bad for a busy Friday afternoon (evening in Blighty).  

It's a fun pandemic pudding time.

Chicago: All over the place.

PS: Still no sign of possibly real Donny...
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The All New Apocalyptic Weather Thread
The other weird thing was the warm being in Southern Spain: a Solano or a Terral

I went swimming with Mrs Guru in an idyllic spot on the Thames at Shillingford. Now drinking rose in the garden and cooking on the fire pit.

Happy days.

I hate you.  I am almost your age and am working like a dog trying not to be euthanized.  This is not a good thing..

Chicago: Wanting a garden. 
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Them there t'other clubs
If you can post on here now you can be present in an hour.  Having a few beers is a good idea.  There are some scary people on there.  You know you want to.  Have another one for some Dutch courage and do it.  Guru can be frightening for a darkie but only when he's sober.  He'll be pissed as a fart and pretend he's sitting on the floor instead of missing the couch and then accusing me of bumming young boys.  It's a laugh fest.   Or it could leave you with PTSD.  Either way jobs a good 'un.

Just think if I posted this in the other thread you might know where to go.

Paul Cook can still get f*cked though....  (PS...can we have Chris Houghton please...)

Chicago: Pushing the envelope. 
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The All New Apocalyptic Weather Thread
Sounds like normal Chicago summer weather which is sh!t.  I wish we would get the rain too but unfortunately it's as dry as my first girlfriend's snatch... (this is not a good thing..)

The air conditioner failed in our gym yesterday (and we are fancy) and no-one should be sweating like a rapist at 5:30 in the morning unless are a rapist....

Chicago: Waiting for the JP rebuke. 
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The managerial merry-go-round
Cook's (on his way) out

I'm sure somebody else on here said they wouldn't object to him as manager, before someone else (probably our long-haired lover from downtown Chicago) went off on one against it, mainly because's he's Scouse.

I'd take him - his record everywhere is pretty impressive. Better than Sir Kenneth Jackett's anyway.

I would have taken him because I didn't know he was scouse but since he is fcuk him  I hope Wigan write a clause into their transfer policy to bar their former manager from nicking players.  That is our job!  Unfortunately Smoochie is probably staying so we won't be doing that which is a real fcuking shame..

Chicago: Principled. 
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Them there t'other clubs
yes yes but show us your face in the talkback chat site you old fcuk.

Don't give me that it's too late bollocks.  You can make an appearance in about an hour's time and be proved not to be the fake Donny (guru) but the real Donny (miserable).

Have a fcuking drink whilst you are doing it. 

Come on now's the time you Yorkshire Fairy!

Chicago: Persuasive.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Toast
Alan Parker made Angel Heart.  For that he will always be in my good books.

Chicago: Heart of about angel.