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Everything posted by Prinny

  1. yes. https://www.bcfc.co.uk/news/afobe-joins-city-on-season-long-loan/ Afobe arrives in BS3 on a season-long loan and the Robins do have the option to purchase the Democratic Republic of Congo international.
  2. Was that when he was attacking Tommy Doc? Trying to stop someone else getting beat up (with violence)? Or punching that stretcher bearer? Or attacking Carey? Those are just the things from the interview. Is he a Diamond fella, or has he made enough money and isn't in any stressful situations which make him use physical violence anymore? Enjoyed the interview, he's the best right back since..., and we still haven't really replaced him (hopefully Pereira) but I'm not going to hero worship the man as he was. Enjoyed his football once he switched to RB. And enjoyed the interview mainly. I didn't like the laughing at violence towards a medical staff member or an inmates mental health. That was a bit... ahh... awkward... Maybe you laugh out of shock then apologise, I dunno, didn't like that,
  3. So this is my point, if you want fan experience Germany is better. I don't care too much about fan experience, I'm more into the competition, that's my "priceless Factor X", so for me English football is better. Agree completely. Right. you're getting very lost in the weeds here with random time frames. My definition of being competitively healthy is having different teams dominating and having the potential to dominate. Yes you're going to have individual seasons where it's not a good league, but English football is more volatile and therefore more interesting to me. It does not change in Germany. It does not historically. Since the national championship started, Bayern have won it half the time, literally 28 times of 56, the next team have 5. And because the way the league is structured, that pattern won't change IMO. If your definition of being the leagues being competitive is this seasons league being closer in Germany, ok, I'm not going to dispute that. We can look at the tables. You're right, but you need to agree on the definitions not change them or we don't get anywhere with a discussion. I'm looking at the combination of historical trends, the rules of the league and recent history to judge the overall competitiveness of the two when judging the overall health of the competition and my ability to be interested in it. Who do you think will win the Premier League the next ten years? I have no idea, because it changes, and an investor can come in and flip the board.That's exciting to me. Who do you think will win the Bundesliga the next ten years? 5/10 at least will be Bayern. At least, if we look at the way things are right now. That's boring to me. So for me to be invested emotionally in a league, and pay money for for it (too much money, for not a wonderful fan experience) I want the overall volatility and potential for change which English football has and German football does not. Disagreeing is fine, having your own definitions is fine, those are mine and the reasons behind why I think the way I think.
  4. Didn't realise Leicester and London were in the North West... Things change in English football. In Germany the rich stay rich and Bayern win. Sure you can talk about individual seasons, but there's a wider point about the fluidity of who can challenge in England compared to a lot of other countries. Especially those with prohibitive investment rules or individual TV rights deals. If you're more into community singalongs cool, I want to watch sport with stakes. Especially on TV where you're not part of the atmosphere. Sitting in rows and neatly applauding and all holding your scarves up at the same time and dressing the same and waving flags is the same to me. It's dull. Give me the excitement from an unexpected result or goal, the natural emotion rather than organisational cheering. I'm here more for the sport than the community. Different strokes. It's not a my viewpoint is better thing, just a difference on what people want from sport.
  5. No doubt the Bundesliga is a better experience for the attending fan.... it's cheaper, you can drink, stand up, etc etc Unless, you actually want competitive football. Here's a list of champions from the 2012-13 season on. Bayern Munich ... Want to know who's top this year? I'll give you one guess! So how is this going to change? Well as the T.V revenue money is shared based on performances, and the international revenue is based on international performances, it ... won't. And the 50+1 rule prevents investment coming in. As much as people dislike the foreign investment coming in it's meant we've had great league campaigns to watch, and there's stakes at the top and bottom of the top flight nearly every year. Promotion and relegation to and from the top flight actually mean something and the amount of money coming in allows even the worst teams in the Premier league to be competitive and have good players. The Bundesliga has the highest fan attendance as it's catered towards the attending fan experience. The premier league has the highest revenue, and is watched by the most people around the world because it caters to that market better. It's nice to have choice. The biggest thing I care about is that the games matter. So for me, German football has little interest. There is no dream there. Also
  6. While it may look like the Dolphins spent a lot, all the contracts are front loaded so if the players are bad we can cut after 1-2 years no problem. We're not contending this year as a lot of the picks are developmental and the likely red shirt of Tua. 2021 I expect success. I expect a couple more wins though this year. 6-8 wins is fine. Darnold needs to improve. All he's shown is flashes of talent so far, which is all he showed in college. Gase has never developed a QB. Big year for both of them. Lots of coin flips on the new O-line. Where are the corners? Where are the WRs? Patriots I have no clue about. How good is "Stid"? We'll see. We'll see if someone like Dalton comes in. Massive talent drain from New England this off season. Bills have to be favourites right now. I mean they even upgraded their QB 1: Bills 2: Patriots 3: Jets 4: Dolphins Excited to see a QB win the division for the first time since 2000 not named Brady or Pennington!
  7. The best player in the draft. Rated higher than both Bosa brothers. So basically a can't miss, year in year out pro bowl player at the second most valuable position in the game.
  8. It feels like Christmas. I'm nervous and excited. Dolphins have picks 5, 18, 26, 39, 56, 70 as well as two 1s and two 2s next year. Rumours range from trading up to 1 for Burrow, up to 3 and taking Andrew Thomas, staying at 5 and taking Herbert (O_o), getting 3 with other picks while KEEPING 5. In other words noone knows! And what we do can cause utter chaos around the league. I'm going nocturnal for the draft as it's really going to be the sporting highlight of the next few months and I want to watch live.
  9. Only missing Birmingham here. And Nottingham should be if County weren't run atrociously in years past. County 3rd in the national league atm.
  10. The best coaches in the world would never put up with this kind of nepotism! Just look at someone like Bill Belichick for example with one son as his defensive play caller and the other working in scouting. Wait... It just matters if they're good at their job or not. Everyone gets opportunities or not based on who they know. It's a problem if they're incompetent once they get those opportunities. And since we have no idea of this guys exact role, or his ability, we're not in a position to judge that.
  11. It's the new league year so there's no reason to refund anything? And I didn't have it last year and have access to the content now, cause i just checked. So not sure if you're right there
  12. Cool gesture from the NFL to alleviate boredom! http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001106855/article/nfl-offers-fans-free-access-to-nfl-game-pass Free Game Pass until July 31 Game Replays -- Replay games from 2009-2019 including full broadcast replays of games, commercial free in HD (International -- 2019 season only) --Includes Preseason (excluding 2009 season), playoff and Super Bowl matchups from the past 11 seasons (International -- 2019 Season only) -- Condensed 45-minute game replays -- Access 'All-22' and 'High Endzone' angle footage with Coaches Film -- Exclusive NFL Game Pass Film Sessions -- NFL players and coaches take Brian Baldinger and Ron Jaworski inside the film room to break down game-winning plays and technique NFL Shows & Game Archives -- 2019 episodes of NFL RedZone (International Only*) -- Previous seasons of NFL Originals such as Hard Knocks, Mic'd Up, & A Football Life Live NFL Network (International Only*) -- 24/7 coverage of Free Agency, NFL Total Access and more
  13. They didn't want to wipe out the entire Labour vote in one go!
  14. Tom ---> Tampa http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001106744/article/tom-brady-agrees-in-principle-to-join-buccaneers Rivers ---> Colts http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001106687/article/philip-rivers-agrees-to-oneyear-25m-deal-with-colts This is slightly problematic for us Dolphins, Chargers sit just below us in the draft, and Detroit seem to be keen to move on from Stafford... and they're 3rd, and will the team from Washington (2nd) move on from Haskins? Lots of fun in the off season ahead for QB watchers!
  15. There's no international football. That's a positive for me.
  16. No, because in your first sentence as you say, we didn't find a way to get a fee for him. So I imagine, we did the best deal we could with wage % paid or loan fee, or whatever the terms are of the deal. If you're alleging that Mark Ashton didn't try to get the best deal done, that's a pretty strong accusation. If you're Matty Taylor what's the incentive to be sold in January? Security is the only real reason, but I'd 100% prefer to be a free agent, and see the offers that come in. That way you get the money or part of the money that would have gone to the previous employer. So you need a club to pay for a player that is out of contract in the summer, Matty to want to move now and not make more money in the summer, or what you threaten Oxford that we'll recall him to not play him but still pay him, and then we pay his wages and lose him at the end of the season for nothing? Out of spite? To play hardball? Seems a bit silly to me.
  17. You have no idea what happened behind the scenes in conversations between agents, clubs and the player. Why do you assume we didn't?
  18. How are you picking and choosing who's on the pathway and who's blocking the pathway?
  19. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/annual-flu-reports https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/839350/Surveillance_of_influenza_and_other_respiratory_viruses_in_the_UK_2018_to_2019-FINAL.pdf Page 51
  20. Yeah that's the radio Bristol interview. "You've got to put things in perspective, you got everything that's going on in the world with the corona virus and everything with that, there's much bigger going on than what's on that pitch so you've got to let go of that fear." "We want to build a strong house, not a tent that blows over" :laugh:
  21. "We played with fear." "I can't improve them if their attitude is not right and they are not giving it 100%"
  22. 16 points from 34 games and under a transfer embargo, and can't pay the players. Don't worry we got Bristol Rovers coming in, nice easy win and morale boost.
  23. I follow the NFL, so I'm quite sensitive to this... but how many concussions has he had now? Long term health is important.
  24. Prinny


    It was a Fantastic game from him. Top 3 performances he's given in a city shirt. 6/10
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