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  1. I dunno. We'd hold our own against anything Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Andorra or Malta has to throw at us!
  2. Well that's next season's Gas run-out music sorted:
  3. Dan Roan said that many of the sides were talked into it on the arm, and only Real Madrid and Man U were 100% pushing. TBH once you had no German clubs or PSG the entire idea was already an uphill struggle. I'm not in the least bit surprised that, like the 11pm drunk who thinks he's a hard man, everything folded after only implied threats. How football reacts now will be interesting. It should raise all sorts of questions about where the game is going. I'm not hopeful they'll be answered.
  4. The thought was that he touched it and it hit the bar, not that it didn't hit the bar. TBF to those players, Lansbury's fingers were a couple of inches away from doing that. In real time it could easily have looked like the ball brushed his hand which directed it on to the bar. It wasn't until I saw a still of the incident that what went on was clear.
  5. I think the thing then was people were warning that selling to US multi-sports franchise owners would lead to this, but the majority just accepted that things would continue as normal. And they've been proved wrong. There's much more disquiet about the prospect of leaving the PL and effectively abandoning English football as they've known it. A Man U diehard I know has told me this would be the last straw for him. Born in Salford, the guy has followed the club all his life, but now he's prepared to walk away. My sister-in-law and her husband have had Liverpool STs for decades.
  6. It depends. See the same few clubs play each other endlessly? I think the interest would soon drop away compared to genuinely competitive leagues. Some players won't want to get frozen out of national sides and established cup competitions and will know they aren't going to be elite level all their playing and professional lives so won't want to cut themselves out of Uefa-regulated clubs. Many Big Six fans won't want to pay to watch an endless cycle of similar matches. The clubs will lose their traditional fanbases. Play in quiet stadiums full of corporate c***suckers who'll sp
  7. You don't have to put your broadcast rights up for competitive tender. In many countries the state broadcaster alone negotiates terms. Backed by UK law, this could mean a return of live football to terrestrial platforms. So, I don't get to watch Man Utd play Liverpool. No biggie for me. And for millions of others. If a breakaway league is kept small it will only ever attract a minority of fans - and will lose the so-called Big 6 fans. Will Liverpool fans not want to watch them play Everton, Newcastle, Leeds? Historic enemies. If a breakaway league is made large it lo
  8. It's the TV one that would be huge It is a free market, but you want to give up showing internationals and the World Cup final? For a handful of games that interest a minority of fans. Run that one past Sky/Comcast.
  9. A lot of the talk to stop this has been about sanctions against the clubs. But, as this shows, these "elite" clubs are but the money-spinning playthings for a collection of American, Russian and Arab billionaires who have as little interest in European football culture as my mum has in drum n' bass. Clear and wide-ranging sanctions need to be spelled out. 1) Clubs who take part will have their historic records expunged and need to return trophies won from Uefa-sanctioned competitions. There can be no readmittance. Once you're gone, you stay gone. 2) Players playing in this br
  10. Bloody hell! I can see myself in that picture! (I'm the handsome one ) Thanks for sharing it.
  11. They've been more like dead wasps for most of this year! TBH I agree with what you say about Tyreeq. It seems to me he's inconsistent at present because he can switch off during games and just not get into the fabric of the game so to speak. What I think people are referring to as "lazy". When he switches on and is concentrated and fully engaged, he can be a really useful player for us. And he's improving. I have to say, when I saw him in his first appearances for us I didn't think he'd make it. Now I think he's on the cusp of being a really decent midfielder.
  12. The gold standard of comedy relegations is where your fanbase has already celebrated staying up and have hung up banners to that effect, then you play an opponent wearing your away kit on the last day and from a combination of results that your shit-for-brains fans haven't foreseen you suddenly aren't staying up any more. Cue horse punching, tears, incoherent ranting etc. It's almost worth giving them hope - only to see it smashed like that.
  13. He's made comments suggesting he wants to stay and "rebuild". But the bloke's a weapon's grade bullshitter, so you can't trust a word he says.
  14. I gave that comment a like, but in retrospect it deserves flames. The last line nails it, doesn't it? You know how in seasons past you go into the summer thinking "I hope so-and-so doesn't leave and we hang on to such-and-such"? This year, with the possible exception of Bentley, I wouldn't be upset whoever left. In fact, I'd be more upset if certain wasters stay.
  15. Never heard it called that before...
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