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    Real Madrid make decision over Tottenham star

    After Mourinho's humiliation this week, RM's players and staff will need to find somewhere safe to go to avoid justice at the hands of the Spanish tax authorities. A post Brexit UK, beyond the reach of the Common European Arrest Warrant, could be ideal.... :sneaky:
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    What our opponents' fans are saying about us 18/19

    On Football Focus yesterday, Jermaine Jenas pointed out that Klopps' over-reaction to Kyle Walker's midweek tweet was quite unnecessary, and made it look as though he was rattled. (The whole LFC media management machine is so focussed on setting the news agenda that they must have held their...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Chelsea thread

    One of the key weapons that a traditional manager has always had is the power to get rid of malcontents in the squad and bring in players of his choice. However, it's become clear that Sarri (and Conte before him) isn't even on the circulation list regarding Chelsea's transfer business, so the...
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    Ferdinand: ‘worst decision I ever made moving from Newcastle United to Tottenham’

    Their old legs couldn't carry them through the full 90 minutes anymore, and I remember the team collapsing against ManU in 2001, losing 3 - 5 having been 3 - 0 up. I have to say that was one of the most embarrassing moments as a Spurs fan. (Admittedly, there have been several others over the...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    Even after the stadium was handed over by the builders, the Wembley turf was consistently awful, to the point where the stadium wasn't really fit for purpose. I had professional contact with several sport turf specialists who wouldn't go near the place, because they saw any involvement with it...
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    Franck Kessie

    If it's a lazy stereotype, it's one that the BBC seemed to find credible... https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/26174252 "The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was introduced by Fifa in 2009 for the Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria to help work out whether players were over age or not...
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    What our opponents' fans are saying about us 18/19

    Interesting that both Souness and Barmby found themselves in Middlesbrough first. After that, even Liverpool didn't seem too much of a shit-hole!.
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all wonder what's going on at United?

    I have a lot of sympathy for Carrick in this. Given that he came out and explained his problems with anxiety and depression only a few weeks ago, he's clearly not going to be comfortable taking the top job at a club like United, even on a caretaker basis.
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all wonder what's going on at United?

    ... and this confirms the "managerial circus" approach, where a small number of celebrity coaches are prepared to whore themselves around high profile European clubs, regardless of any expectation of job security. There really aren't many clubs left that have the patience to pursue a genuine...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    The background to this is that Tyco's management has become much more profit-focussed since the company was acquired by Johnson Controls in 2016. JC is a company that had shamelessly relocated to Ireland to avoid the higher US corporation tax, and I understand that they've reduced Tyco's...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's All Laugh At West Ham

    You're right that I'm being a bit optimistic, but my scenario goes like this.... 1. If left as it is, the existing agreement would lead to E20 going into administration in a few years time. 2. The failure of the deal would inevitably lead to much more scrutiny of the original lease than the...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's All Laugh At West Ham

    I wonder whether it's all smoke and mirrors. As we all know, their existing tenancy agreement locks both sides into a long-term deal that is totally unsustainable for the landlords, E20. However, this is based on a stadium capacity of 57k, and E20 had previously refused to increase this. All the...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    A close friend of mine is an alarm installation specialist who works for Tyco and lives near Chesterfield. He told me a few weeks ago that the word had gone out internally for volunteers to go work on the new stadium, but I got the impression that it hadn't been Tyco that had been responsible...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Liverpool thread

    I understand that they are trying to get last night's game replayed as the plumber in midfield who scored two goals was not corgi registered.:)
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    Wayne Rooney

    I see Marina Hyde in the Guardian is pretty much in agreement with many of the points you've been making. https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2018/nov/07/fa-wayne-rooney-novelty-player-insult-us
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