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Re: Today's matches

Postby brownout on Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:06 pm

So Man Utd won at The Ethiad last week so that 67,000 not 3,000 of their fans could see Man City clinch the title.
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Re: Today's matches

Postby prophet:marginal on Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:07 pm

jastons wrote:https://twitter.com/etisalat/status/985567113489338369?s=19" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I've just been sick



If I was a mod, that would have been the red card, I am afraid.
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Re: Today's matches

Postby MB on Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:10 pm

The two Manchester United fans (who actually go) I know are beginning to get fed up with it. Two holding players today was a joke.

Never going to win the league that way anymore
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Re: Today's matches

Postby aaronhammer on Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:11 pm

As busy as a match day at the etihad for the celebrations to be fair to them!

https://twitter.com/key103news/status/9 ... 22081?s=21
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Re: Today's matches

Postby jastons on Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:14 pm

MB wrote:The two Manchester United fans (who actually go) I know are beginning to get fed up with it. Two holding players today was a joke.

Never going to win the league that way anymore


As bad as Manchester United have been to watch this season they are still second with a game in hand over Liverpool, in third.
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Re: Today's matches

Postby MB on Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:49 pm

True but they will never catch Man City. Liverpool love to lose games to bottom half sides. That is their problem
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Re: Today's matches

Postby e-20 on Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:12 pm

What was it our illustrious DofF said about Shelvey again?
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Re: Today's matches

Postby e17 on Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:55 pm

jastons wrote:https://twitter.com/etisalat/status/985567113489338369?s=19" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I've just been sick

That’s excruciating beyond words
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Re: Today's matches

Postby GaryP on Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:17 am

jastons wrote:https://twitter.com/etisalat/status/985567113489338369?s=19
I've just been sick

What the actual ****....

I thought it was a joke !
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Re: Today's matches

Postby TheHandOfDog on Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:29 am

That man city video actually made me feel funny
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Re: Today's matches

Postby kayahammer on Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:35 am

TheHandOfDog wrote:That man city video actually made me feel funny


If videos like that become the norm for the champions, then thank F our beloved Irons will never have to make one.
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Re: Today's matches

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:15 am

The footage of Vincent Kompany at his in-laws and then the pub is decent

He has always seemed liked a top bloke
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Re: Today's matches

Postby BondsoBob on Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:53 am

Of course I understand why people are saying City 'brought the title'. But it really isn't anything new. As someone else pointed out the only side not to have 'brought the title' in recent years are Leicester.
If you read your football history books you will see that even in the formative years of organised football back in the 19th century, people were accusing the likes of Aston Villa and Preston of 'buying the league'.
Everything is relative. Villa were buying their players houses and setting them up in luxury in comparison to the majority of the population.
And I totally agree that there is too much money in football.
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Re: Today's matches

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:44 am

For me the difference now is that Manchester City have a 'bottomless' pit of money. Of course, money has always talked and the clubs who did better are those who spent more, but back in the day clubs (until Chelsea came along) did still have to try and balance the books to some extent. They had to think about what they needed and prioritise and there was a degree of skill involved in it. They couldn't just go out and buy anyone they wanted with no concern for the circumstances, or if that signing would be a success of failure.

Manchester City have taken it a step further as their is no limit to their spending power. If they want to buy a back-up full back they can spend £60m with no qualms, and then if that fails, just go and repeat it.
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Re: Today's matches

Postby goa127 on Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:00 am

city to me have taken the 'buying the league' thing to a whole new level. It wasn't the fees so much as the wages they started offering to fringe players that meant very few would turn them down even if they were unlikely to start regularly. When Abramovic came to Chelsea he came to a club which had built an improving top 6 team but were financially in trouble. He then lavished mi££ions on them. Sheik Mansour just bought into a mediocre club in a big city, opened his vault and said 'take what you want'. When you see that the city owners are involved in a world wide sports team domination plan it's even more dispiriting.
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Re: Today's matches

Postby vietnammer on Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:30 am

They must have stayed within FFP though. Maybe it's just an ineffectual policy.
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Re: Today's matches

Postby Clacton-ammer on Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:31 am

I cannot believe how some people are letting off Man U etc, they have all been buying the league for years.

Admittedly Man C have done it quicker than most, but they are just the same as the other "big" clubs.

At least Man C have done it and given us some beautiful football to watch...

I forgot who post it, but the Man C "supporter" will turn into the other big team "supporter" sooner, rather than later - that being entitlement etc. For the time being though, I prefer them winning it than the other teams.
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Re: Today's matches

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:35 am

Clacton-ammer wrote:For the time being though, I prefer them winning it than the other teams.


Agreed. I don't know a single Citeh fan that follows them because they're successful or dominant. Every one I know has reacted with genuine astonishment, and almost a degree of embarrassment, over the change in their fortunes.

I'm sure the playgrounds of Berkshire, Surrey and Essex will be increasingly dominated by City fans, but that's something to worry about another day. I also very much doubt that they'll ever become the dominant club in junior supporter's eyes the way Liverpool did in the 70s and 80s.
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Re: Today's matches

Postby Jumby on Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:44 pm

vietnammer wrote:They must have stayed within FFP though. Maybe it's just an ineffectual policy.


Where do we start with that one? What they did to stay within FFP was absolutely ridiculous, but it worked. They made an absolute mockery of it.
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Re: Today's matches

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:48 pm

FFP only counts when unscrupulous club owners need a way to justify their chronic underinvestment in players. I'd give some examples, but I'm completely unable to think of a single club owner that would do such a thing.
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