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  • Soccerball Goooaaaaal! 2019/20 season
  • I think the most impressive thing is the net spend of £90m odd over the past 5 years. A very well run club with a clear plan.

    hugo
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    I’m no Utd or Liverpool fan so I’m enjoying watching the from afar.

    Two things I’ve noticed:

    1. Liverpool fans are really pleased they’ve won and don’t seem to be obnoxious about it. Just proud and relieve about their own team.

    2. Man Utd fans being REALLY bothered by it and lots of mentioning how Liverpool can’t celebrate/have a parade/first time they’ve won in years/no-one there to see it, etc. Classic Vicky Pollarding. Very amusing. Some individuals not realising that them trying to downplay or negate Liverpool’s victory elevates it far more than just saying “well done fellas, see you next season”. Aaah, football!

    As to Liverpool, really well done.

    (edit, not all fans of course, but how my social media looks!)

    Tom B
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    Yeah Liverpool fans are so pleased that they’ve won, that they set their beloved Liver building on fire last night. I just really don’t get football fan mentality at all.

    hugo
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    Boom. Can I claim my five pounds now?

    Could be that the idiot setting a building on fire wasn’t doing so to celebrate a football victory?

    Tom B
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    Eh?!

    He was stood in the middle of a mass gathering of Liverpool fans celebrating their victory….he fired a firework at the building and the crowd cheered when it hit.

    But yeah maybe he wasn’t there celebrating the win 😂

    To be fair, setting fire to a building by firing a firework at it isn’t exactly premeditated arson, is it?

    Klunk
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    I was wondering whether there will be enough matches for statisticians to put valid numbers on “home advantage”. Not only wins/loses but cards and fouls the refs give out without 50,000 supporters hurling insults at them.

    Klunk
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    for all intents and purposes the league was already won, watching the sterile fa cup without out crowds is embarrassing, Leicester trying to get up a head of steam in the final minutes was impossible … are they really going play the final behind closed doors! It’s televised training games.

    Hubris time – I think I’ll go back through some of the early posts from this thread just to see what some folk were saying back at the beginning of the season. binners isn’t going to come out of it that well… 😂

    Here’s his first cracker…

    binners
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    I’m definitely having a fiver on him [Lampard] being the first Premiership manager to get the boot next season. Gone by Christmas, I reckon

    Posted 12 months ago

    😂

    And by Christ, there’s so much more…

    You must be bored DD! He’ll turn up again soon.

    I was similarly sceptical about Chelsea and Lampard. Some very good players coming in to complement a lot of good, young talent. Like Klopp Lampard seems to be well liked by his players. I hate how they just seem to be to regenerate so quickly to become contenders again!

    It’s a Sunday evening shortbread…so yeah, a bit bored. 😀 Anyway…on to page 2, and look, it’s binners again…

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    binners
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    Someone just sent me this. It made me laugh so I thought I’d share…

    A man finds an old lamp and gives it a rub. Out pops the genie and tells him that he will grant the man one wish.

    “I want eternal life”, says the man.
    The genie explains that he can’t fulfil that particular wish.

    The man says, “OK then, I want to be there when Liverpool win the Premier league”.

    “You crafty bastard”, says the genie.😂

    😀

    Premier Icon muggomagic
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    The man says, “OK then, I want to be there when Liverpool win the Premier league”.

    “You crafty bastard”, says the genie.😂

    Well TBF sounds like Binners and the genie knew COVID-19 was coming!

    Well, if there’s one thing for sure, it’s that binners can’t tell the future so I don’t know where you got that one from…

    Although, here he was getting something half right…

    binners


    I’m going to have a bet on Liverpool and city finishing 25+ points clear of everyone else this season.

    Although, he needed to add, “by the beginning of March.” 😀

    Klunk
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    funny as ever

    Premier Icon binners
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    I was just having a giggle at the Davis Squire take. The man’s a genius

    Bravissimo – are you seriously dissecting my predictions? Jesus, you must be taking lockdown boredom to another level.

    I’ll just show you my betting account. There’s no way any sane person would be stupid enough to put any money on anything I predict. I only wish I wasn’t. Mind you, my own grasp on sanity has always been shaky.

    Anyway… in an act of supreme masochism, I’ve been invited to and am actually going to be a sacrificial Manc for (SD) beers with 5 of my scouse mates celebrating their Premiership win on Thursday night. I think I owe them that after the 3 decades of amusement they’ve provided me with 😀

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    Wigan have gone into administration

    Looks like another case of dodgy owners. It does make you wonder, yet again, what the EFL’s ‘right and proper’ test actually involves?

    The club stated on 4 June that under the EFL’s owners’ and directors’ test, the league had approved the sale to NLF by the owners since November 2018, International Entertainment Corporation (IEC), another Hong Kong-based, Cayman Islands-registered company, which owns a hotel and casino in the Philippines.

    The EFL’s test and takeover process involves determining that a new owner has the money to buy a club and support it financially for at least the remainder of the season and the whole of the following season. However less than a month later and a week since Au Yeung was announced as the majority owner, the club has appointed the administrators Gerald Krasner and Paul Stanley, of insolvency practitioners Begbies Traynor.

    I think they’re going to have to look at the 12 points deduction otherwise next year’s leagues could be decided by who manages not to go into administration. Apparently Sheffield Wednesday is teetering on the edge and potentially lots more are on the cusp of folding too after Covid

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    Bloody Hell Liverpool. Still at the party.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Crappy rule for the last goal to be chalked off, Foden had nothing to do with the ball hitting his arm after he was dragged down, it didn’t create a goalscoring chance, Mahrez did that himself when he ran with the ball and put it past Alison.

    Typical game between these two though, not much between them in play really but sometimes it just goes for one of the teams, the commentators tend to go overboard due to the scoreline rather than how the game was played.

    Couple of very poor performances (Gomez especially – hooked at halftime) and collectively off it.

    Quite looking forward to next season with Chelsea’s improvement and Ole being the messiah again, might be less of a procession.

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    Tough night for Liverpool that, didn’t think they played badly for most of the game, but that was a stuffing 🙁

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Quite looking forward to next season with Chelsea’s improvement and Ole being the messiah again, might be less of a procession

    Ole is the new Pardew, I expect utd to have a winning run, then a losing run, or vice versa. Chelski will probably be in with a shout though.

    Interesting to see what happens in the transfer market with finances affected by cv19, will prices drop due to selling clubs being short of funds and needing to sell to survive, or will they hold out for pre cv19 negotiated release clauses. IMO players were agreeing to overly high release clauses anyway even before price finances took a dive, they may find themselves trapped in contracts that don’t reflect their ambitions.

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    Interesting to see what happens in the transfer market with finances affected by cv19

    We just sold a player who’s been injured for most of the season to Bayern for 44 million (10 more than we paid a couple of years back), I’m not sure that the bottom has fallen out of the market just yet, or at least not for the big clubs.

    How long do current tv contracts have to run? The end of those will be the moment of truth, certainly for the smaller PL clubs. I think the only reason we’re seeing the end of this PL season is that the alternative was voiding the contracts and giving the firms a chance to renegotiate/pull out.

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    The premier league are having to pay back a chunk of the tv rights already, and the loss of matchday revenue isn’t a small amount.

    Bayern have made such a public pursuit of Sane, they would have looked like fools if they hadn’t signed him, I am not sure that will be representative of other transfers. If city had gone after a Bayern player in such a manner, Bayern would have thrown a tantrum and city would have been fined for publicly tapping up players.

    Agree MSP. I think prices will be down. Good example is Liverpool refusing to pay the price for Timo Werner.

    ElShalimo
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    There was an article yesterday that the Premier League are charging the newly promoted teams £8M to make up for the loss of TV revenue. Actually it was all teams but the newly promoted ones are being hard done by.

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    Agree MSP. I think prices will be down. Good example is Liverpool refusing to pay the price for Timo Werner.

    And United telling Dortmund there’s no way they’re paying 110 million for Sancho.

    With regard to VAR, I now hate it more than ever as I had a daft bet on City beating Liverpool 5-0. Curse you VAR!!!

    Premier Icon MSP
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    That wasn’t var’s fault, it is a stupid rule that they brought in, if a ball hits a scoring teams players arm, no matter if it is deliberate or if it has any affect on the goal, the goal is disallowed.

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    This twitter thread on Wigan is wild

    It seems far fetched but nothing surprises me anymore

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    Sky might be trolling the gooners with the crowd noise, they seem to have been recorded during the “wenger out” period 🙂

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