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    Levy, ENIC and DC

    As someone who's spent his almost his entire working life in the chemical industry, I can assure you that I would certainly not want Jim Ratcliffe anywhere near Spurs. His whole business strategy has been based on buying distressed assets cheaply and then squeezing profit from them. It would...
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    Player Jack Grealish

    This is a game that's played so regularly it's getting boring. When the player finally signs, AV claim the transfer fee is £30 million or so, which was "too good to refuse". The actual deal is probably £15 million, paid in stages, with £5 million if he gets to play for the England senior team...
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    Player Mateo Kovacic

    The true test of a player's individual ability is whether they can still deliver when they're taken out of their comfort zone. Having made your reputation playing as part of a strong unit like ManU, Bayern , or Real Madrid isn't the greatest preparation for a February evening in Burnley...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all wonder what's going on at United?

    I would expect ManU would find Zidane a more comfortable fit in all respects, and he's readily available. (That's not to say that ManU won't come calling in a couple of years' time when the cycle is inevitably repeated. :()
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Liverpool thread

    That's true, but he's got some way to go before he equals the contribution of that other all-time Livertpool great, Jamie Carragher! :):)
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Liverpool thread

    He might not be an idiot, but he was widely believed to have outsourced much of his intelligence to Željko Buvač, who walked out on the club in mysterious circumstances just before the CL semi-finals. Since his sudden departure from Liverpool, for unexplained "personal reasons", it was...
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    Is Mauricio Pochettino the most influential coach at this World Cup?

    One of Spurs' traditional weaknesses is that we've often had a squad full of talented players but haven't got the mentality or the tactical awareness to make the most of their talent. Pochettino's strength is that the output from his Spurs team is now greater than the sum of its individual...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Liverpool thread

    The BBC's Dan Walker and Sally Nugent recently gave the game away about how LFC schmooze journalists when they revealed that they were both invited onto Liverpool's open-topped bus celebration following their CL win in 2007. (In 2007, they were both relatively unknown junior journalists, but...
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    Tottenham enter race for Liverpool kid Rhian Brewster

    That sounds like a move straight out of the Alderweireld family negotiating handbook. That will surely endear him to Daniel Levy! :):)
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Liverpool thread

    Without labouring the point, Dan Walker and Sally Nugent gave us a clue on Breakfast TV a couple of weeks ago, when they revealed that they had both been guests on LFC's open-top bus celebration after the club won the CL in Istanbul in 2005. Bearing in mind that neither of these two had been...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Liverpool thread

    Adding insult to injury, I'm pretty sure that Merseyside Police have yet to make any arrests in relation to the violence outside the ground. You'd perhaps forgive UEFA for taking a more lenient stance if they could see that the club and the local police are vigorously pursuing the thugs behind...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Liverpool thread

    In the attached video, Karius gets up immediately and talks directly to the referee, presumably to complain about the blow to his head. If he's indeed suffered a significant impact to his face, the professional reaction from Karius would have been to stay on the floor and milk it for all its...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Liverpool thread

    No, it's not just you. I was surprised to see that the hospital published a report on its examination of Karius.(https://www.massgeneral.org/News/newsarticle.aspx?id=6792) Given the Americans' fixation with Doctor-Patient confidentiality, the release of this detailed report by the hospital...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Liverpool thread

    … but in Robbo's case, I think we now know that this was down to chronic back problems that eventually required surgery.
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Liverpool thread

    No-one can deny that Karius' initial mistake was all his own making, but what gets me is how Liverpool failed to respond to RM's introduction of Bale for the last 30 minutes. He was unmarked for Madrid's second goal, and there was no-one closing him down when he took that pot-shot for the third...
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