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Offline Tribesman

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13825 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 01:02:07 pm »
I agree with this article. There are too many mismatches in football these days with leagues becoming way too predictable. Ideally I would like finances to spread out or other ways to level the playing field, but its not going to happen. Let Man City play the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich and clubs like ourselves play Everton and Leicester. A European Super League needs to happen now.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/may/19/manchester-city-sky-blue-smashing-of-watford-proves-football-is-broken

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« Reply #13826 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 01:53:36 pm »
If a Super League is the only solution then I'm basically behind it, but I think it's an extremely depressing prospect. That being said, I do think the article is slightly dramatic - we've beaten Man City this season, for starters. Watford were hopeless yesterday.

Offline Stifleaay

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13827 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 03:02:06 pm »
The Super League idea is crap as it only really invites teams who are big now, many of them due to recent riches. Not a chance PSG should be considered as European Super team considering their achievements outside of France and how until they got rich recently, they were just making the numbers up France when teams like Lyon were gaining 7 titles in a row. What happens if these clubs get into their Super League and all off a suddenly their riches mean f*** all and the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid still keep winning it? How long would the owners stay then? How long would the fans be happy for? Would it really be fair to invite them back into their domestic leagues once they have told them to f*** off?
In reality the teams don’t want a Super League as they know it will end up being 1 sided, all they really want is guaranteed entry into the Champions League and all the money that comes from it.
It’s time the domestic leagues just called their bluff.

Offline Beren

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13828 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 07:02:54 pm »
Found a stash of about thirty editions of The Mag earlier (during the Bobby Robson era). My goodness football used to be absolutely magical.

Offline mrmojorisin75

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13829 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 07:30:04 pm »
I agree with this article. There are too many mismatches in football these days with leagues becoming way too predictable. Ideally I would like finances to spread out or other ways to level the playing field, but its not going to happen. Let Man City play the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich and clubs like ourselves play Everton and Leicester. A European Super League needs to happen now.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/may/19/manchester-city-sky-blue-smashing-of-watford-proves-football-is-broken

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« Reply #13830 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 07:35:52 pm »
I agree with this article. There are too many mismatches in football these days with leagues becoming way too predictable. Ideally I would like finances to spread out or other ways to level the playing field, but its not going to happen. Let Man City play the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich and clubs like ourselves play Everton and Leicester. A European Super League needs to happen now.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/may/19/manchester-city-sky-blue-smashing-of-watford-proves-football-is-broken

start reversing the prize money, top gets least bottom gets most


Offline gdm

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13831 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 07:38:02 pm »
I agree with this article. There are too many mismatches in football these days with leagues becoming way too predictable. Ideally I would like finances to spread out or other ways to level the playing field, but its not going to happen. Let Man City play the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich and clubs like ourselves play Everton and Leicester. A European Super League needs to happen now.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/may/19/manchester-city-sky-blue-smashing-of-watford-proves-football-is-broken

start reversing the prize money, top gets least bottom gets most

Not exactly prize money then :lol:

Offline chopey

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13832 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 07:39:37 pm »
Are those Bale quotes correct ?
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Online neesy111

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13833 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 07:41:59 pm »
Are those Bale quotes correct ?

It is what spanish media are saying he said to a team mate via sources.  If true, then f***ing hell.

Online Optimistic Nut

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13834 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 07:42:36 pm »
Has anything really changed? In the 80s the likes of Liverpool & Spurs were paying 7-figure sums for the top players when for the rest, £250k to £750k was big money. We were spending £4-7.5m with the likes of Man U, Arsenal, Villa, Liverpool in the mid 90s when £2-3m was big money for most of the league. Now the big clubs are spending £50-80m when the rest of us are in the £15m-25m bracket.
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Offline tgarve

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« Reply #13835 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 07:59:11 pm »
Has anything really changed? In the 80s the likes of Liverpool & Spurs we’re paying 7-figure sums for the top players when for the rest, £250k to £750k was big money. We were spending £4-7.5m with the likes of Man U, Arsenal, Villa, Liverpool in the mid 90s when £2-3m was big money for most of the league. Now the big clubs are spending £50-80m when the rest of us are in the £15m-25m bracket.

No this is what I think.
People getting carried away as per

Leicester and Ajax 2 examples it isn’t all
About money and never will be
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Offline Robster

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13836 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 08:28:42 pm »
Are those Bale quotes correct ?
It is what spanish media are saying he said to a team mate via sources.  If true, then f***ing hell.
Got any links to the quotes ?
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Offline Fugazi

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13837 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 09:09:16 pm »
I'm sceptical

Consider winning

Offline Wullie

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13838 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 09:09:22 pm »
Has anything really changed? In the 80s the likes of Liverpool & Spurs we’re paying 7-figure sums for the top players when for the rest, £250k to £750k was big money. We were spending £4-7.5m with the likes of Man U, Arsenal, Villa, Liverpool in the mid 90s when £2-3m was big money for most of the league. Now the big clubs are spending £50-80m when the rest of us are in the £15m-25m bracket.

No this is what I think.
People getting carried away as per

Leicester and Ajax 2 examples it isn’t all
About money and never will be

The fact that you're bringing up 4 times champions Ajax as some sort of anomaly that proves how any old minnow can go deep into the Champions League is a demonstration of how much things have changed.
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Offline Robster

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13839 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 09:27:18 pm »
Cheers Fugazi :thup:
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Offline Gallowgate End

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13840 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 09:35:12 pm »
I'm sceptical


 :icon_puke_r:

He comes across as that sort of character his agent always comes out with that kind of stance too.

Seems on the the same type of downward path as Alexis Sanchez.

It should put Man Utd right off paying big for someone coming out with those kind of quotes.

Offline astraguy

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13841 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 09:50:26 pm »
I'm sceptical


 :icon_puke_r:

He comes across as that sort of character his agent always comes out with that kind of stance too.

Seems on the the same type of downward path as Alexis Sanchez.

It should put Man Utd right off paying big for someone coming out with those kind of quotes.
Have no problem with bale scored Copa del Rey Final and champions league three times

Offline Raconteur

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13842 on: Monday 20 May 2019, 10:32:08 am »
I'm sceptical


 :icon_puke_r:

He comes across as that sort of character his agent always comes out with that kind of stance too.

Seems on the the same type of downward path as Alexis Sanchez.

It should put Man Utd right off paying big for someone coming out with those kind of quotes.
Have no problem with bale scored Copa del Rey Final and champions league three times

That’s part of the problem - he’s no longer a player who is pushing himself as he’s won just about everything there is to win. Aren’t Man Yoo trying to get rid of those players, not sign them?
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Offline ToonArmy1892

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13843 on: Monday 20 May 2019, 10:36:29 am »
I'm with Bale on this one tbh, it's Real's problem, not his.

Their fault for giving him a massive long contract.

Online neesy111

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« Reply #13844 on: Monday 20 May 2019, 10:39:21 am »
Bale only has himself to blame, can't speak decent level of Spanish after 6 years is pretty terrible.

Offline ToonArmy1892

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13845 on: Monday 20 May 2019, 10:43:05 am »
Not this speaking the language thing again  :lol:

Aguero can hardly speak English.

Offline Gallowgate End

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13846 on: Monday 20 May 2019, 10:46:00 am »
To be fair I saw interview with Manquillo and he can’t speak a word of English.

Offline ToonArmy1892

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13847 on: Monday 20 May 2019, 10:51:45 am »
Peter Beardsley couldn't even speak English man, he didn't have a bad career.

Offline Gallowgate End

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13848 on: Monday 20 May 2019, 10:52:12 am »
Peter Beardsley couldn't even speak English man, he didn't have a bad career.

 :lol:

Offline ToonArmy1892

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #13849 on: Monday 20 May 2019, 12:37:13 pm »
I've just been reading about the Burnden Park disaster in 1946, people crushed to death, corpses left on the side of the pitch and the game continued, wtf.