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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #850 on: April 01, 2020, 08:51:15 PM »

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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #851 on: April 02, 2020, 03:06:30 PM »
Today.

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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #852 on: April 02, 2020, 03:21:00 PM »
Today is the tomorrow you worried about, yesterday.

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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #853 on: April 04, 2020, 09:45:28 PM »
Any one else wondering what SB and his management team are up to during this hiatus in the season?
I'd like to think they are at a minimum carrying out one of the most thorough reviews of potential transfer targets from around the world for the next two or three windows based on the varying scenarios of the outcome to this season?
Plenty of time to work their networks of contacts for news and views on who's upcoming and may be worth checking out and especially who to avoid!
Updating coaching ideas and methods?
Anything else we think they should be doing?
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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #854 on: April 04, 2020, 10:20:11 PM »
Chilling and spending family time
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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #855 on: April 04, 2020, 11:39:54 PM »
Any one else wondering what SB (is) up to during this hiatus in the season?......Anything else we think...he.. should be doing?

Having seen a photo of Mrs Bilic the other day, if I were Mr Bilic I'd be mostly banging the Mrs  8)  ;) .
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« Reply #856 on: April 05, 2020, 07:58:57 AM »
Having seen a photo of Mrs Bilic the other day, if I were Mr Bilic I'd be mostly banging the Mrs  8)  ;) .
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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #857 on: April 08, 2020, 06:28:19 PM »
Having seen a photo of Mrs Bilic the other day, if I were Mr Bilic I'd be mostly banging the Mrs  8)  ;) .
Absolutely true. But like going up the M5 first time...... after 3000 times you need a rest!
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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #858 on: April 08, 2020, 07:55:27 PM »
Having seen a photo of Mrs Bilic the other day, if I were Mr Bilic I'd be mostly banging the Mrs  8)  ;) .

Wow! Just took a gander, absolutely stunning.
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« Reply #859 on: April 09, 2020, 10:21:37 AM »
Wow! Just took a gander, absolutely stunning.

Thank you but I'm spoken for, flattering nonetheless you old smoothie  :-* .
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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #860 on: April 09, 2020, 10:42:25 AM »
Thank you but I'm spoken for, flattering nonetheless you old smoothie  :-* .

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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #861 on: April 10, 2020, 06:59:49 PM »
There is a YouTube video for the Croatian speakers amongst (Chiles) of a Croatian camera crew and interview slav the day after the Leeds away game.

It is interspersed with little bits of English.

The video is called: Kod Slavena Bilica u WBA - R. Knjaz (planet sport).

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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #862 on: April 11, 2020, 09:13:31 AM »
Having seen a photo of Mrs Bilic the other day, if I were Mr Bilic I'd be mostly banging the Mrs  8)  ;) .
By the look of him, it looks like he responded to your recommendation mate.
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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #863 on: May 15, 2020, 12:47:05 PM »

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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #864 on: May 16, 2020, 01:38:57 PM »
Absolutely crazy money

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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #865 on: May 16, 2020, 02:34:40 PM »
£12m payout for being sacked by his old club. Football really is bonkers.


https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/west-bromwich-albion/2020/05/15/west-brom-boss-slaven-bilic-bags-12m/

I honestly don't mind it.  If the money is in the game (and you could argue it isn't I guess), but if it is, then I'd rather see managers, playing staff getting big wages than it being pocketed by all the directors and board members - because that's where it would go otherwise.

At the end of the day, it's no different to movie stars getting paid big bucks. 

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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #866 on: May 17, 2020, 08:24:39 AM »
I honestly don't mind it.  If the money is in the game (and you could argue it isn't I guess), but if it is, then I'd rather see managers, playing staff getting big wages than it being pocketed by all the directors and board members - because that's where it would go otherwise.

At the end of the day, it's no different to movie stars getting paid big bucks.

The film industry is totally different to football. Firstly it makes money. Secondly a lot of movie stars income comes from having a % of the box office and therefore if a film does well they make money if it doesn't then they do less well. In some cases they can are given a choice between a salary and a % of the profit.

The original Star Wars movie was a case in point which was hugely profitable for the studio Harrison Ford took $1,000 a week for 10 weeks shooting giving him $10,000. Alex Guinness took less salary and 2.25% of the profits he took $3.3m from the initial release and by 2000 this had risen to $85m or more than the 40 other films he appeared in combined.   

Don't get me wrong I don't blame an individual for taking the money on offer but I am not going pretend that it is a good thing for the game and it does have some profoundly negative impacts on the way the game is run.

Given that nobody was holding a gun to anybody's head when the contract was signed Bilic is due what he was entitled to under the contract no argument. Looking at the article it seems he was being paid something like £5m a year. I cannot pretend to know much about the state of Saudi football but I can't imagine that a Saudi football club will generate enough income to justify that salary on a purely commercial basis.

So the owners are subsidising the club. Why? For the love of the game or perhaps not. This leads us into the murky waters of PR, politics, influence peddling or worse. Do you want football clubs to be vehicles for whatever cause a wealthy individual or sovereign wealth fund happens to be pushing? If you do well whatever happens don't let football clubs be profitable  don't let them be self sustaining and competitive without owner subsidy.  If you want fan ownership then they have to be all of those things as a matter of course.

The Bilic salary along with pretty much every other bloated salary is a symptom of what is wrong with the fundamental structures of the game.
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Re: Slaven Bilic
« Reply #867 on: May 17, 2020, 11:31:16 AM »
I only hope that Slaven's hunger for success and kudos outweighs his lust for money and Mrs Bilic (not necessarily in that order). 
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