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    The UEFA Nations League

    I don't understand how a league can refuse to make their players available. These matches fall within the FIFA calendar. I thought players had to be released to the national team? I can understand that the big players have a contract dispute, but does that include the Danish first and second...
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    Club Internacional de Futbol Miami

    I mean if there was a city to justify a Spanish name, I suppose Miami would be the choice. About 60% speak Spanish there.
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    PL ref Bobby Madley quits...........

    Refs are held to a higher standard. I'm a grass roots ref and I got a notice for criticizing the US federation for missing the World Cup on social media. When you're a professional ref, almost anything will be used against you by fans. Even if it's not true. See the six pages of this thread...
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    Europa League 2018/19

    I'm sure there's plenty of schadenfreude from Celtic supporters about Rangers downfall, but that league really needs two strong teams again. The failure of Rangers hurt Celtic a lot too because it crippled Scotland's UEFA coefficient.
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    Champions League 2018/2019

    It sounds like those were false reports.
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    Match Threads Manchester United vs Spurs - Match Thread

    bUt sPuRs dIdN'T SiGn aNy pLaYeRs
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    La Liga to stage one game a season in USA

    The PL is much more visible on American TV thanks to La Liga having their rights purchased to Bein which is almost impossible to find in the US. But make no mistake, United is a distant third when it comes to most supported club in the US.
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    La Liga to stage one game a season in USA

    Remember that most football fans from Central or South America support Real Madrid or Barca in addition to their local club. There's likely more fans of Barca and Real in the USA then there are in Spain. Those two clubs don't need to break into the American (whether American means USA or...
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    Serie A 2018/19

    We have a similar thing in the US now where ESPN has an online subscription that's buying up a bunch of rights. They now have the Dutch, Chinese, Australian, Italian top flights, a few Championship matches a week, most MLS matches, and the FA Cup all for $5 a month. They've gone all in on a...
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    The UEFA Nations League

    "The penalty of a two-game stadium ban was handed down by UEFA after a swastika was marked on the pitch prior to Croatia's Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy at Stadin Poljud in Split in June 2015."...
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    PL ref Bobby Madley quits...........

    4W 3D 1L in his eight PL matches involving Spurs.
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    PL ref Bobby Madley quits...........

    Probably means an extra season or two of Mike Dean and Jon Moss because the Premier League is not exactly loaded with young competent refs.
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    Arsenal

    Normally I'd say "Hey guys let's not overreact. They lost to two top five teams." But **** that.
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    Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid - Super Cup Final

    Is 1800 miles a massive distance to travel? It's a 4 1/2 hour flight.
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    MLS Potential

    I don't think anyone has had the expectation that MLS would be a league on par with the top European leagues in the near future (or ever). My point is that things they are doing now (massive crowds, growing support, quickly improving youth academies) would have been viewed as massive successes...
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