No I'm not, it may have been slightly different and Fehr is a cunt that could care less about the sport or any sport for that matter.ukcanuck wrote:I think you are putting to much importance on the Baseball strike, it was a different battle with different circumstances, and Fehr is smart enough to know it.Blob Mckenzie wrote:Per, the lockout was the ONLY move. What were the owners supposed to do ? Play out the season until March and then have the players go on strike after they made 90% of their salaries. Anyone with a half a brain in their head knows this would have been a horrible move by the owners and it would have shifted all the leverage to the players. Donald Fehr has and would take great glee in pulling the pin on the season to enforce his will on the owners. He is the same cunt that destroyed the 1994 MLB season 2/3 of the way through.
Besides as it stands, this forum aside, the players have all the public good will (such as it is.) Had they started the season on time a strike by the players in the spring canceling the playoffs would have been a nightmare PR move on the players part and the Fans would not be holding the league in such contempt.
In such a scenario when they do get back playing there wouldn't be near the backlash that is gonna come from this lockout.
The player do not have all the goodwill.....maybe in England they do ??? Then again you people throw blood bombs and urine bombs at each other and beat the fuck out of one another over a soccer game pretty much daily........ soooo
If Donald Fehr actually cared about the game and its future i may stop bringing up the baseball fiasco he was 100 % responsible for in 94. He is a lawyer and a hired gun and nothing more. He is a fucking pariah and the sooner he steps away from this negotiation , the sooner a deal is done. Do your homework before bumping your gums.