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Offline Greg

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Re: Daft questions: Football edition
« Reply #3275 on: Tuesday 25 August 2020, 12:20:10 PM »
In a considerably worse league

Oh I agree. But to dismiss him has having never come close is just wrong.

It's not wrong at all IMO. The French league is a poor league and even more so then. Also knocked out in the quarter finals of the CL whereas Lewandowski won it? That's a pretty big difference in seasons I think.

Lewandowski would have walked the Ballon d'Or. It's unfortunate for him it was cancelled.

Oh I don't disagree with the main points, but context and the team you play in is important. 2015-16 PSG are nowhere near the level of the current Bayern team. No doubt what Lewandowski has achieved this season is greater but you are wrong to be so dismissive on the point of "not even come close". It's sensationalist nonesense.

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« Reply #3276 on: Tuesday 25 August 2020, 12:20:56 PM »
Shearer has only "done it" in England

More players should move around, I don’t understand why they don’t.

Particularly good English players, they virtually never move abroad. You learn so much more and adapt your game.

You don't understand why Shearer didn't move abroad?

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« Reply #3277 on: Tuesday 25 August 2020, 12:27:17 PM »
Shearer has only "done it" in England

More players should move around, I don’t understand why they don’t.

Particularly good English players, they virtually never move abroad. You learn so much more and adapt your game.

You don't understand why Shearer didn't move abroad?

I wasn’t specifically referring to Shearer, but the top English players in general.

Shearer is unique in the fact that he stayed with his boyhood club - Lewandowski, Ronaldo, Messi, Ibra etc. haven’t and aren’t comparable in that sense. Should have probably said that in my last post.

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« Reply #3278 on: Tuesday 25 August 2020, 12:28:25 PM »
In a considerably worse league

Think it's easier to score in Germany than France if anything. Nobody defends in Germany
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« Reply #3279 on: Tuesday 25 August 2020, 12:42:55 PM »
In a considerably worse league

Think it's easier to score in Germany than France if anything. Nobody defends in Germany

Yeah, so many ridiculous high scoring games.

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Re: Daft questions: Football edition
« Reply #3280 on: Tuesday 25 August 2020, 01:05:02 PM »
I can't believe anyone would chose Ibrahimovic over Lewandowski ffs, it's not even close :lol:

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« Reply #3281 on: Wednesday 26 August 2020, 03:31:47 AM »
Shearer has only "done it" in England

More players should move around, I don’t understand why they don’t.

Particularly good English players, they virtually never move abroad. You learn so much more and adapt your game.

You don't understand why Shearer didn't move abroad?

I wasn’t specifically referring to Shearer, but the top English players in general.

Shearer is unique in the fact that he stayed with his boyhood club - Lewandowski, Ronaldo, Messi, Ibra etc. haven’t and aren’t comparable in that sense. Should have probably said that in my last post.

Messi was at Barca from young

Shearer didn’t play for newcastle as a boy
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« Reply #3282 on: Friday 4 September 2020, 08:30:42 AM »
there's always talk of what can be done to even out the PL in terms of money etc. - what do you think the effect would be if you americanised the prize money, so to speak, so the title winners get the least money and bottom the most etc.?

would have an immediate impact but could it help long term?
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« Reply #3283 on: Friday 4 September 2020, 04:30:00 PM »
there's always talk of what can be done to even out the PL in terms of money etc. - what do you think the effect would be if you americanised the prize money, so to speak, so the title winners get the least money and bottom the most etc.?

would have an immediate impact but could it help long term?

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« Reply #3284 on: Friday 4 September 2020, 04:37:58 PM »
If you were relegated, would it not incentivise teams to lose games and finish bottom in order to get more money?

You’d be miffed off if you were fighting for the title or CL or whatever and your rivals were playing someone in that situation.

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« Reply #3285 on: Friday 4 September 2020, 04:51:29 PM »
If you were relegated, would it not incentivise teams to lose games and finish bottom in order to get more money?

You’d be miffed off if you were fighting for the title or CL or whatever and your rivals were playing someone in that situation.

Would it work if you didn't include the relegated teams? So they get some form of the current parachute payments while 1st-17th gets the reversed money. Wouldn't make sense to give CL-challenger money to a team about to go in to the Championship.

Not that I'm a fan of the concept in general.

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« Reply #3286 on: Friday 4 September 2020, 04:55:48 PM »
If you were relegated, would it not incentivise teams to lose games and finish bottom in order to get more money?

You’d be miffed off if you were fighting for the title or CL or whatever and your rivals were playing someone in that situation.

Would it work if you didn't include the relegated teams? So they get some form of the current parachute payments while 1st-17th gets the reversed money. Wouldn't make sense to give CL-challenger money to a team about to go in to the Championship.

Not that I'm a fan of the concept in general.

You’d still have the same issue with all teams I guess. Teams 10th and below with 5 games to go would be incentivised to lose their remaining games as they have nothing other than money to play for.

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« Reply #3287 on: Friday 4 September 2020, 04:59:23 PM »
If you were relegated, would it not incentivise teams to lose games and finish bottom in order to get more money?

You’d be miffed off if you were fighting for the title or CL or whatever and your rivals were playing someone in that situation.

Would it work if you didn't include the relegated teams? So they get some form of the current parachute payments while 1st-17th gets the reversed money. Wouldn't make sense to give CL-challenger money to a team about to go in to the Championship.

Not that I'm a fan of the concept in general.

You’d still have the same issue with all teams I guess. Teams 10th and below with 5 games to go would be incentivised to lose their remaining games as they have nothing other than money to play for.

:thup: Agreed and why I'm not a fan in general. Would only stop extreme tanking. Probably have to look at implementing fines for fielding understrength teams but that'd be an absolute minefield.

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Re: Daft questions: Football edition
« Reply #3288 on: Saturday 5 September 2020, 08:47:12 AM »
Salary cap with designated players, enforced homegrown quota in matchday squad, enforced X u21 players in matchday squad.

It will never happen though as the pl can't risk falling behind established big leagues.

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« Reply #3289 on: Friday 11 September 2020, 07:29:53 PM »
How do Red bull have such a brilliant and expansive scouting network? For example the Salzburg signed Patsin Daka from the Zambian league.

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« Reply #3290 on: Sunday 20 September 2020, 01:20:19 PM »
Why do people bother to host illegal live football streams? Do they make  a decent amount of money from the ads? Surely the ones that use the likes of acestream dont, so is it just a f*** you to the TV companies?

I mean credit to them like, but it seems more hassle than it'd be worth unless there was financial gain.

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« Reply #3291 on: Friday 2 October 2020, 07:55:56 AM »
Was Darryl Janmaat a flop for us? HITC Sport did a list on flops that signed after a tournament and for us they picked Janmaat. I thought he was one of our better players that season.

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« Reply #3292 on: Friday 2 October 2020, 08:02:41 AM »
Was Darryl Janmaat a flop for us? HITC Sport did a list on flops that signed after a tournament and for us they picked Janmaat. I thought he was one of our better players that season.

Not especially. Did ok for us before deciding moving was a better option

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« Reply #3293 on: Friday 2 October 2020, 08:06:52 AM »
Definitely wasn't a flop

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« Reply #3294 on: Friday 2 October 2020, 09:45:26 AM »
Was better going forward than defensively but not a flop at all. Would probably have been perfect for Benitez’s 3-4-3 when he was at his best.
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