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Postby Trip McNeely » Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:53 am

Full disclosure: I am a Juventus fan. I hated the ESL idea and lost so much respect for Agnelli who I felt was the best leader in the Serie A. But I can absolutely understand why the **** he wants out. Half of the owners in Serie A are essentially soccer versions of Donald Trump. Cairo, owner of Torino, losers of every derby essentially in the past decade, goes to the press with something like that, based on almost zero evidence. Then you have guys like Di Laurentis and Lotito sabotaging the league for their own benefit multiple times.

This is also why I don’t hold Italian owners as responsible for the shitshow that occurred. Serie A is on the brink of financial crisis, the EPL owners were just greedy bastards

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:21 pm



In a ridiculously chaotic week, nice moment for an academy product whose playing career was prematurely ended by a devastating injury.

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Postby Tomas » Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:39 pm

Soccer has its woke mob as well:

JP Morgan Chase got their sustainability(????) rating DOWNGRADED because of their support of ESL. :lol:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... per-league

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:44 am

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/22/spor ... occer.html

Good read. Angelli is a trash person.

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Postby Gaucho » Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:59 am

Perez and Laporta say a Super League is a necessity because how else are they going to be able to afford their teams' payrolls?

Go broke, ****

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Postby shafnutz05 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:32 pm

Perez continues to just up the ante as to how tone-deaf and out of touch he can be.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:21 am

The Madrid president and Super League chairman, who has been the competition's most vocal advocate this week in a series of interviews said none of the 12 founding clubs have abandoned the project and "either we do something soon, or a lot of clubs will go bust."
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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:56 am

Perez and Laporta say a Super League is a necessity because how else are they going to be able to afford their teams' payrolls?

Go broke, ****
Yep.

I shed a tear for Bury and other clubs, but zero for these ingrates.

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:43 am

Yuuuuuuge game today @willeyeam

#COYI

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Postby Gaucho » Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:55 am

Both Norwich and Watford are back.

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Postby willeyeam » Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:07 pm

Let's get it

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:08 pm

What a laughable red card review against West Ham.

And an even more terrible card. So stupid.

VAR is crap.

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:12 pm

Well, I think we were hosed already but now it’s official.

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Postby Gaucho » Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:13 pm

this sucks

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:40 am

Answer this question from a non soccer fan:

When these 12 Mickey Mouse operations tried to start ESL, was the goal for them to play in their countries leagues and then skip champions league and just go to straight to the ESL? Or just have a 12 team league and told premier league and serie a and all these places to pound sand

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:53 am

Answer this question from a non soccer fan:

When these 12 Mickey Mouse operations tried to start ESL, was the goal for them to play in their countries leagues and then skip champions league and just go to straight to the ESL? Or just have a 12 team league and told premier league and serie a and all these places to pound sand
They wanted to continue playing in their domestic competitions while basically forming an alternative to the Champions League where they were guaranteed a spot every year instead of having to qualify. Actually having to perform well on the field to reach the competition where you make extra hundreds of millions of dollars that your billion dollar operation with razor thin margins relies on was deemed an unfavorable business model.

There were 12 defectors with a planned 15 but Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and PSG told them to get ****, which immediately complicated things. The plan for the ESL was to have 15 founding members with guaranteed spots every year plus an extra five that qualified based on merit to round out a 20 team league. The five merit qualifiers would have been limited to the top leagues, so well known teams in lesser leagues like Ajax, Benfica, Porto, Celtic, etc would have been shut out of premier continental competition forever.

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Postby Gaucho » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:31 am

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Postby Gaucho » Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:58 pm

Werner at it again

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Postby meecrofilm » Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:19 pm

Gonna be an all-EPL final isn't it

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Postby Gaucho » Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:24 pm

Does anyone care?

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Postby Tomas » Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:18 pm

@Gaucho: Slavia Prague after Arminia goalie:

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... fotbal_vp2

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Postby Gaucho » Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:50 pm

@Gaucho: Slavia Prague after Arminia goalie:

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... fotbal_vp2
Thanks! Yeah, it will probably be impossible to keep Ortega beyond this summer.

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