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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    Not if they get them under the grow lamps along with the turf? :)
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    What our opponents' fans are saying about us 18/19

    Surely there was no such thing as a Free Agent back then? Even after contracts expired, the clubs used to continue to hold the players' registrations, and had had an absolute veto on a player's ability to join a new club. When Moore fell out with Greenwood, it left his future footballing career...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    Just look at it through Danny's eyes for a moment. If he thought that the FA selling Wembley at below market value was going to torpedo the financial viability of our new stadium, our lawyers would have been set loose to challenge the deal on the basis of the amount of state aid that went into...
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    Tottenham insist suggestions of £1.2bn final stadium bill are inaccurate

    Nothing too elightening in the Telegraph report, which is full of comments by unidentified industry insiders. From the tone of the reports, it's hard to escape the conclusion that these insiders are probably connected to Multiplex, the unsuccessful bidders for the project.
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    Levy, ENIC and DC

    That's a pretty good analogy. When Sunderland built the Stadium of Light and had a credible team managed by Peter Reid (i.e. before it all went tits up for him), their fans genuinely thought that they were the most progressive and best managed club in the North East. Their fans inevitably...
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    Premier League 2018/19

    There also seems be be increasing evidence of flakiness in Salah's makeup. He had a serious moan about the Egyptian FA after his disappointing WC, and it's clear he wasn't capable of handling the presence of his nemesis at the CL draw last week. I get the distinct impression that he has to be...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Liverpool thread

    Getting back into the spirit of this thread....
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    Match Threads Manchester United vs Spurs - Match Thread

    To be blunt, it looks very much like he's discovered Accrington's most renouned export, Hollands Pies :):) .
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    Player Watch Player Watch: Heung-min Son

    Any chance of him being appointed South Korea's Military Attache to N17? :)
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    What our opponents' fans are saying about us 17/18

    That's true, but Everton first attempted to recruit Silva when they sacked Koeman in November, and were forced to walk away when Watford threatened them with legal action. Ultimately, although Everton paid no compensation to Watford, they were forced to employ Fat Sam for the rest of the season...
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    What our opponents' fans are saying about us 17/18

    Under current employment law, Watford would have been left to sue Everton for inducing Silva to break his existing contract. In the event that Watford had suffered serious consequences from this breach (e.g relegation from the PL), the damages award could have been huge...
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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. :()