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    Tottenham close to shock Luka Modric deal

    Me likey bigg stadium Me likey bigg wages Luka a pigeon - he must fly home. Thank you very . I come back now.
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    Dier: England need a plan B, C, D, E and F

    In which of these plans is Dier actually in the side?
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    It is hardly surprising there have been logistical problems. I dare say both the roofing teams and the NFL pitch layers were told they'd have exclusive access to the stadium. Instead the roofers have to unpack and prepare the cassettes right in the corner, and I can't imagine the carpet-fitters...
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    Fifa refuses to comment on failure of VAR to award Harry Kane two penalties

    The media and even the FA have been sniping at Kane all this year. World Cup match officials will read up about players and assume Kane and Alli are just dishonest cheats. We can hardly be surprised when come to this conclusion. The media have ended any chance of either getting a penalty in...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    There is no way they'd tamper with the rail positioning at this stage after they have successfully tested that the trays can roll in and out without jamming. But there is something on the carpet, above the rails, or so it looks. The pitch camera is currently down, but I guess we'll find out...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    Interesting picture. You can see the 3 rails (for the centre tray) clearly on the black surface, and they do not line up with any of the white tram lines marked out on the grey underlay. In fact the white lines are marked out to align a wide strip of unmarked underlay for each rail. And if the...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    A MondoTurf pitch it is then. Maybe. Mondo do every kind of artificial sports flooring you can think of from Football to ice hockey (really), and have laid an NFL pitch - the uni-dome, University of Northern Iowa, (although that may have recently been replaced by FieldTurf.) I can't find much...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    The big problem with the seats behind the screens is not that you can't see the other stands. It is when the people in front of you stand up, then you probably can't see a thing.
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    I cannot see how you could lift strips of fieldTurf, narrow or wide, thin or thick, without the infill going everywhere. It would be a major job to repair the pitch, replacing and recompacting the pellets/sand, every time 'our' pitch is rolled away. I think what we see is what we'll get: a...
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    Fixtures out on the 14th

    Given Levy hasn't made a statement, I think you are saying he is not confident it will ready for Liverpool. Re-reading again, actually he is confident - I hope you do not code for a living.
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    From what we have seen, the rails are lower than the surface, in a channel. So you can tell your horse that the astroturf will not be thinner over the rails.
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    First home game may be at Wembley

    The premier league would hardly have a problem with it, as if they had their way, there would be prem fixtures played all around the world. The FA will be desperate for cash now it seems Chelsea will not be moving to Wembley any time soon, so they'll be glad of any extra fixtures. But the...
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    Alderweireld still open to idea of staying

    He is not going to say he desperately wants to leave - If Manu for instance knew that then why should they double his salary? He has to pretend everything is OK. If he doesn't choose to leave, then I don't feel sorry for the club. To turn a phase, Levy and MP were happy enough when he signed...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    I don't think it is clear at all. There are white tram lines stuck on the grey 'underlay', but they do not seem to align with where the rails are, although it hard to judge well with lens distortion. There is just about a rail under the one thick white sideline, I beleive, but that strip doesn't...
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    Player Gareth Bale

    AVB set our whole team up around Bale - plus he wasn't afraid to move on crowd favourites like VDV. Maybe those are 2 of next season's objectives for RM. And he was prepared to sign/manage temperamental players (Adebayor) so Ronaldo could still be part of the plan. I'd give him a month.