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    Player Jack Grealish

    I liked the how much is Jack worth bit. I went for a conservative 18m, he's a Championship player (currently at least). Thought the average would be 25m, but it's 35m. I know it's Villa fans but blimey, 35m. That means a lot rated him even higher! The market and fan perception is truly crazy.
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Liverpool thread

    Liverpool conduct their business well. There's a lot of money whirling around the PL. This year they have sold one player for a British record, and brought in decent players early. But, generally at high transfer costs and, according to ITK, by paying substantial agent fees. Now, I know...
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    World Cup Discussion Thread - Day 20 (3 July)

    I think BC is merely pointing out the hypocrisy of it all. Yes, it was a 'headbutt' or head nudge but Henderson's reaction was excessive. We lament the actions of other teams yet Maguire went down without a touch, and Lingard was claiming a penalty after the slightest of coming togethers...
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    The England World Cup Thread

    After the euphoria of last night has worn off I've just gotta say how great all our players were last night (on both sides). Now we could actually win this, but because Harry seems to be the only player who can produce quick, forward, defense splitting passes, I doubt it will really happen...
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    Player Wilmar Barrios

    I'm not sure that we need him, but I understand why we have looked. He was lucky not to get a red (but Henderson's reaction was just as poor to be honest) but afterwards got on with the game and looked surprisingly decent. But it's just one game so who knows? Poch will, I hope.
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    Alderweireld interview

    As ever he comes over as a pretty decent, down to earth, friend and family oriented guy who tends to avoid the limelight. As such I have been pretty shocked by the seeming need to triple wages and alleged falling out with Poch over it. But that is football these days, I suppose.
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    So, they've gone with a guy who did pretty well at a club just behind the big boys in Spain (a bit like Arsenal), who won the Europa League (which Arsenal are in), whose worked with DOFs (which Arsenal have turned to), has worked with French players (who Arsenal always seem to have a lot of) and...
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    Name the FA Cup Winners

    I got 13 too, but I have become a fickle football fan just watching one team. I couldn't tell you who won 8 of the last ten (I know the last two cos we got to the semis and I was a little interested). Last final I watched, we won!
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Liverpool thread

    Walking out before the semi-final second leg after 17 years working with Klopp...definitely a strange one. It'd be like Jesus suddenly leaving. It's bound to have some sort of impact considering he was known as 'the brain' of the partnership!
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's All Laugh At West Ham

    I don't think you are exaggerating. I was at another 80's game in Bremen where we couldn't see the far end of the pitch at all due to the fog. Come the final whistle my friend gets up to leave not realizing there had been a late equalizer and extra time was coming. There wasn't a scoreboard...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's All Laugh At West Ham

    I would have been listening to that one on the radio (as we did). Have just seen it on You Tube and I may have had a better 'view' on the radio! I don't think they'd play it these days. Those were the days; the Spurs bench actually was one very long bench. Have to smile.
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    Spurs show interest in Neves

    Which player almost won the Championship Player of the Season? I like Onomah, but he hasn't done anything near as well as Neves. Surprised to find Neves is a month younger but has played (for Porto and Wolves) twice as many games as Onomah. I don't expect us to get Neves and hope Onomah gets...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's All Laugh At West Ham

    "There used to be a football club over there..." couldn't be more apt. Imagine Levy texting fifteen minutes before kick off about watching something else... As a fellow football fan I gotta feel a bit sorry for them. The "it's like looking through the wrong end of a telescope" brought back...
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    The Cricket Thread

    So, the leadership 'group' was a massive group of 2, and the sticky tape to pick up dirt was actually sandpaper.... Subterfuge, deception, blatant lies or what? I'm surprised CA aren't shouting "FAKE NEWS'...
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    Player Watch Player Watch: Erik Lamela

    To put it simply, Mason was there, with Poch and Lamela, so his 'opinion' that Lamela had an awful lot to do with our change in fortunes, loves playing more than any player he's met, always gives 100% and trains as hard as anyone suggests to me that Erik will be in Poch's plans next year. I...