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Offline east-stand-nick

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Re: FA Cup
« Reply #250 on: April 07, 2019, 06:39:09 PM »

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« Reply #251 on: April 07, 2019, 06:39:32 PM »
Made my weekend, that!

Over £100m spent to do what we did as a Championship side ten years ago...

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« Reply #252 on: April 07, 2019, 06:39:41 PM »
Did anyone else hear that massive pop over Wolverhampton?
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« Reply #253 on: April 07, 2019, 06:40:39 PM »
Oh the crushing disappointment.

Let's send a plane over the custard bowl with a message of our sincere condolences.
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« Reply #254 on: April 07, 2019, 06:41:07 PM »
So relieved.

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« Reply #255 on: April 07, 2019, 06:41:54 PM »
Anyone else cheered up by that? Thought so.
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« Reply #256 on: April 07, 2019, 06:43:06 PM »
They’ll just have to be content with a top four finish and Champions League next season ;)
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« Reply #257 on: April 07, 2019, 06:43:38 PM »
The D1ngle5 manager's game management has been right up there with Michael Appleton 3 nil up at half time!!!
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« Reply #258 on: April 07, 2019, 06:44:50 PM »
brilliant shut them cocky c&@ts up wont it
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« Reply #259 on: April 07, 2019, 07:33:11 PM »
Anyone else cheered up by that? Thought so.

Just couldn't have THEM in a Cup Final.   ;D
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« Reply #260 on: May 18, 2019, 06:41:48 PM »
City 5 up with 10 mins to go...left Aguero on the bench...woudnt have fancied playing them next year !!!

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« Reply #261 on: May 18, 2019, 06:47:50 PM »
6-0 now. Can you imagine how we’d fare against teams like Man City and Liverpool if we had got promoted. I think we have dodged a bullet by not getting promoted.

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« Reply #262 on: May 18, 2019, 06:51:22 PM »
Does Pep fancy a proper challenge? No. Ok cya later

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« Reply #263 on: May 18, 2019, 06:54:51 PM »
6-0 now. Can you imagine how we’d fare against teams like Man City and Liverpool if we had got promoted. I think we have dodged a bullet by not getting promoted.

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« Reply #264 on: May 18, 2019, 07:09:01 PM »
Not Going up didn’t bother me , losing to the vile did  :(


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« Reply #265 on: May 18, 2019, 07:14:47 PM »
That said if City don't go out early and Liverpool keep picking weakened teams the showpiece match will become a farce. That was a joke today joint biggest win matching Bury vs Derby over a 100 years ago.
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Re: FA Cup
« Reply #266 on: May 18, 2019, 07:14:56 PM »
Most muted celebrations I can ever remember.

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« Reply #267 on: May 18, 2019, 08:43:08 PM »
Not Going up didn’t bother me , losing to the vile did  :(
Same here. A further chance to go up would have been nice though.
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« Reply #268 on: May 18, 2019, 08:53:26 PM »
Club that spends huge sums of money wins FA cup, is this sport, really.
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« Reply #269 on: May 18, 2019, 10:13:03 PM »
They were clearly looking to enjoy themselves today after the pressure Liverpool put them under in the title race. de Bruyne lifts an already very good team to another level.

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« Reply #270 on: May 18, 2019, 11:50:30 PM »
A bench that is worth £240 million and Aguero on the bench wins 6-0 in the final against the 10th best team in the country, While completing a domestic treble. You would think it's Football Manager stuff but it's reality.

Spend the most, Win the most. Simple really.

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« Reply #271 on: May 19, 2019, 08:49:21 AM »
A bench that is worth £240 million and Aguero on the bench wins 6-0 in the final against the 10th best team in the country, While completing a domestic treble. You would think it's Football Manager stuff but it's reality.

Spend the most, Win the most. Simple really.

There are a couple of points here firstly the bench is not worth £240m, it cost £240m in fees because a handful of rich clubs have inflated fees and wages to a point where it is virtually impossible for any team outside the cartel to compete.

The spend the most win the most does not always work United have spent nearly as much as City outbid them for players on occassion e.g. Van Persie and Sanchez but are nowhere near this City team.

Yesterday's result highlighted the gap between the top 6 and the rest.  England is fortunate most of the top 5 leagues have a top team cartel of no more than 3. In Germany Bayern have won 7 titles in a row France PSG 6 on the spin and Italy Juve 8 in sucession and generally those titles have been won at a canter.

All sport is only engaging if it is an evenly matched contest. Football is in danger of not being a contest there was no point to yesterday's final. A team that finished 10th cannot be as big of an underdog as Watford were. Why go? Why tune in (I didn't). What is the point?

I am not sure what the answer is maybe floating off the elite into a Europen Super League is one solution BUT when the elite move on so does the money they generate and how what is left is distrubuted and controlled within the game needs to be better manged than it is currently or we end up back here but on a greatly diminished scale.




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Re: FA Cup
« Reply #272 on: May 19, 2019, 02:59:04 PM »
There are a couple of points here firstly the bench is not worth £240m, it cost £240m in fees because a handful of rich clubs have inflated fees and wages to a point where it is virtually impossible for any team outside the cartel to compete.

The spend the most win the most does not always work United have spent nearly as much as City outbid them for players on occassion e.g. Van Persie and Sanchez but are nowhere near this City team.

Yesterday's result highlighted the gap between the top 6 and the rest.  England is fortunate most of the top 5 leagues have a top team cartel of no more than 3. In Germany Bayern have won 7 titles in a row France PSG 6 on the spin and Italy Juve 8 in sucession and generally those titles have been won at a canter.

All sport is only engaging if it is an evenly matched contest. Football is in danger of not being a contest there was no point to yesterday's final. A team that finished 10th cannot be as big of an underdog as Watford were. Why go? Why tune in (I didn't). What is the point?

I am not sure what the answer is maybe floating off the elite into a Europen Super League is one solution BUT when the elite move on so does the money they generate and how what is left is distrubuted and controlled within the game needs to be better manged than it is currently or we end up back here but on a greatly diminished scale.

Sorry but Man City have spent a lot more than Man Utd. As of September 2018:

Man City £1.325billion
Chelsea £1.310billion
Man Utd £993.45million
Liverpool £965.50million
Arsenal £604.90million
Everton £538.19million
Spurs £530.98million

Other than that Chelsea's expenditure is however proof that those who spend the most don't necessarily win the most.

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Re: FA Cup
« Reply #273 on: May 19, 2019, 03:33:17 PM »
When i was a lot a younger the day started at 11.0Clock. Go down the Bookies then the Offy and then down your mates house. Totally soulless now!