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General Football and Sport / Re: Spurs
« Last post by Nessy76 on Today at 11:11:59 AM »
Never mind lads, you have other players, right?
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General Football and Sport / Re: Spurs
« Last post by In a Right Fluffery Buffery on Today at 11:10:36 AM »
Lots of people in this thread seem to know Real's transfer plans and budget. Impressive

Or people are just making up stuff because it suits their stance.  I don't know which clubs apart from PSG having 200 million burning a hole in their pocket. Barcelona stretched themselves to sign Coutinho but that was precisely because PSG met Neymars buyout clause. Something Barcelona clearly felt was an impossibility hence why they agreed to that clause at the time.

Pretty sure Real Madrids president is on record as saying Kane is too expensive. I really don't think it's as easy as it was for Spanish clubs to cherry pick English teams best players. Liverpool didnt have to sell Coutinho for financial reasons, they did because the player really wanted the move. That could happen with Kane but not yet. Not for a couple more seasons if ever.

Likewise Madrid have failed to sign De Gea. Courtois hasn't gone from Chelsea yet despite continuously being linked. And what about Hazard? It will be interesting to see what Madrid do this summer because for certain they do need some fresh blood.

Madrids pulling power is phenomenal but financially the PL isn't as easily plundered as it used to be even as recently as Bale and Modric.
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General Football and Sport / Re: Sunderland
« Last post by mallin9 on Today at 11:09:57 AM »
It's Ashley Fletcher, a young striker on loan from Middlesbrough. He used to play for West Ham.


Ahhhh cheers. Thought it was still Steven and he'd come back from a Marseille loan to have another 2 goal campaign.  Alas..
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Liverpool FC Forum / Re: The Anfield Wrap
« Last post by lamonti on Today at 11:09:56 AM »
Fan ownership conversation was great though. Really well managed by Robbo too. Fair play. Had the potential to spiral off into "fans would be better at running the club because they love it" territory, but really addressed a lot of the pros and cons.

IMHO there's a far bigger conversation to be had about the history of how these things come about: why is German football, and society, of which its football is a reflection, so much more socially cohesive than English society and football, which is far more atomistic? What was the attitude of the traditional paternalistic, Conservative capitalist owners of English football  and when did it change to being something where the fans thought they were having the piss taken out of them? Were English fans more or less content with the running of their clubs in the 1970s/1980s, or did they just not have as many avenues with which to voice their discontent?
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Think we are up to Gerry's pick now, is that right?
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Media and Arts / Re: Marvel Musings
« Last post by Nessy76 on Today at 11:08:47 AM »
Actually my only gripe was the scene in the "Museum of Great Britain" which was full of exhibits from Africa.
 
No.
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Not sure what to expect from Sevilla to be honest. This is a side that beat Atletico home and away in the cup, but conceded 5 goals against Spartak Moscow, Real Betis and Eibar. Valencia and Real Madrid gave them a proper thrashing too. What I do know for sure is they're nowhere near as good as they have been in previous years.
They are playing that joke of a team with locker room issues. I fancy Sevilla to start with storm and get 1, then hit them again in a counter.
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News and Current Affairs / Re: Doping, why bother?
« Last post by Andy @ Allerton on Today at 11:07:45 AM »
With more athletes being sent home from the Winter Olympics, it made me wonder why they even try and get away with using banned substances, knowing the testing process is so rigorous.

Back in the day (Ben Johnson, basically any female Russian weightlifter) it might have been possible to elude capture, but not today.

So why bother?  Is winning unfairly worth the risk?

Get home early, watching Blockbusters and crack open a tin of Double Diamond?
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News and Current Affairs / Re: Eric Blair's Labour Topic (*)
« Last post by Andy @ Allerton on Today at 11:06:55 AM »




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