Grimnir
12 years ago
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Let's hope they can get it back up and running in a few weeks, delay Euro 2020 for a couple of years and let them run into summer a bit.
kingrobbo
11 years ago
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this will last for sometime, sad to say and I would be amazed if the season isnt already over in Europe and all results are void

the question is will season 19/20 be re run next season with same clubs in the same leagues has to be IMO

the integrity of the current season has gone now only fair outcome is to go again
Number 1
13 years ago
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No solution to this crisis is a good one. Its all about picking the least shit one at this point.
TheTarrantino
14 years ago
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I came up with a potential idea on what to do with the Premier League!

https://medium.com/@jamietarrant/premier-league-0-1-coronavirus-7f4dfb6c4097
hammer9
13 years ago
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heard rumours.....it may start May till July 12th to finish this season without tv live! don't know if true!
Number 1
13 years ago
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There's legitimate talk Ashley might be about to sell Newcastle to a consortium largely lead by Saudi cash backed up by a number of UK-based business people, which would put Newcastle as one of the wealthiest clubs about. Though I'm aware if it happens and we begin to do well, the "Oh you're only winning cos you have dictator cash" card will be played - Man City have had it for years so presumably we'd have to as well, not least given Saudi Arabia's record on a lot of things like human rights or suppression of freedoms is a lot worse than the UAE's.

Though I'd be a lot more excited if football still wasn't totally screwed over by that pandemic.

Anyone willing to guess when the PL season might restart, if at all?
kingrobbo
11 years ago
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football/sport should only start when it is safe to do so and there is no risk of further lives being lost due to it starting back

at this point it is irrelevant saving lives is the priority and it will be absurd if any sport is allowed to start up in the current climate it will be sometime before it starts back and when it does I hope the obscene amount of money we have seen in the modern era will be changed for good and the gap between the ultra- elite and the others will be drastically reduced that could be the only positive to come out of this terrible event
Number 1
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football/sport should only start when it is safe to do so and there is no risk of further lives being lost due to it starting back

at this point it is irrelevant saving lives is the priority and it will be absurd if any sport is allowed to start up in the current climate it will be sometime before it starts back and when it does I hope the obscene amount of money we have seen in the modern era will be changed for good and the gap between the ultra- elite and the others will be drastically reduced that could be the only positive to come out of this terrible event

Agreed. It'll be a long time before leisure events with mass crowds attending are able to be held, and even closed doors football might be a stretch for a while if there's still large clusters of cases and healthcare resources required for bigger priorities.

But I'm not sure about the obscene amount of money. If anything, there's fear it could end up being the opposite with lower league clubs having significant cash flow problems and elite level clubs have easy pickings for the players they want to sign from clubs financially damaged. Though I'm aware there's talk a number of big name clubs are reportedly cutting transfer budgets, so its not as if they're going to be unaffected.

"Screwed over" might not be the best choice of words in my last post on the matter tbf.
kingrobbo
11 years ago
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Agreed. It'll be a long time before leisure events with mass crowds attending are able to be held, and even closed doors football might be a stretch for a while if there's still large clusters of cases and healthcare resources required for bigger priorities.

But I'm not sure about the obscene amount of money. If anything, there's fear it could end up being the opposite with lower league clubs having significant cash flow problems and elite level clubs have easy pickings for the players they want to sign from clubs financially damaged. Though I'm aware there's talk a number of big name clubs are reportedly cutting transfer budgets, so its not as if they're going to be unaffected.

"Screwed over" might not be the best choice of words in my last post on the matter tbf.


yes mate I agree with you, and my comment about the obscene amount of money is directed at the Prem and the so called elite clubs, there is more than enough money in the game for everyone to be ok, same however as with most things the majority of the wealth is in the hands of a small amount and that should change, I hope it really will after this terrible event is over
Number 1
13 years ago
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Just confirmed 17th June as a restart date for the 2 games not played on Carabao Cup weekend - so Man City v Arsenal and Villa v Sheffield Utd - with a full programme the following weekend.

Not so sure if its still too soon (if not as soon as this desire to reopen a lot of things next week when the UK coronavirus death rate is still in triple digits) but I guess we'll get our own version of the weirdness we're getting in the Bundesliga to see closed door matches.
Eric Portapotty
11 years ago
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Imagine waking up at 3 to watch this game, I didn't

Imagine caring about football
Skinner_
7 years ago
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Imagine waking up at 3 to watch this game, I didn't

Imagine caring about football


https://www.whoateallthepies.tv/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/luiz2.gif
Number 1
13 years ago
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I mean, I enjoyed the first Newcastle game after the restart. Probably because for once, we weren't shit. I'm convinced we would've lost the game had it happened when originally scheduled, given Dubravka had a big injury in the Southampton game the week before the PL stopped, and Sheffield United haven't come back the same side.

But in general this first week had been weird. The digital crowd noise needs a lot of work, although it is funny when the real stadium noise cuts through in unexpected ways. I do like the colourful banners over the empty seats that are most visible to camera, but tis not the same. Nor was it going to be, imo.
Grimnir
12 years ago
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It's definitely odd.

I am glad it has returned though.
Eric Portapotty
11 years ago
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Why do you do this to me

In other news, bottom half hype train choo choo
Grimnir
12 years ago
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https://i1.wp.com/paisleygates.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Liverpool-Premier-League-Champions.png?fit=768%2C432&ssl=1

Surprised @Dan or someone hasn't posted anything!
Dan
9 years ago
3 weeks ago
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https://i1.wp.com/paisleygates.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Liverpool-Premier-League-Champions.png?fit=768%2C432&ssl=1

Surprised @Dan or someone hasn't posted anything!

Ive not been around much to be fair! But finally nice to see it happen!
Grimnir
12 years ago
1 month ago
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Another thrilling game in the top flight.

I don't mind too much when Ally McCoist is commentating though as it gives me a nostalgia hit.
TheTarrantino
14 years ago
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That third goal from United last night was like watching porn.

The pass from Matic, cross from Greenwood and finished from Bruno.

Orgasmic.
Grimnir
12 years ago
1 month ago
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Bye Bye Norwich, not that it wasn't expected!
hammer9
13 years ago
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Thank you Walcott!
hammer9
13 years ago
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Thank god west ham beat Watford! ⚒⚒⚒
Tommy Hughes
8 years ago
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Right, great timing from the Watford owners to implode and sack Nigel Pearson and Craig Shakespeare NOW. As if the team's fight for survival wasn't tricky enough without the extra disruption and uncertainty.
They should at least respect and support the club's players enough to leave it for later to dispose of the manager, whatever the sudden grievance. (That is, unless old aggressive Pearson has gone punching half the squad's lips open on the training ground, in which case I'll take my words back.)

I honestly think Pearson had done a terrific job to help them get to the position they currently are, remembering their form back before his appointment. Few days ago a new contract was hinted and now this???
kingrobbo
11 years ago
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Right, great timing from the Watford owners to implode and sack Nigel Pearson and Craig Shakespeare NOW. As if the team's fight for survival wasn't tricky enough without the extra disruption and uncertainty.
They should at least respect and support the club's players enough to leave it for later to dispose of the manager, whatever the sudden grievance. (That is, unless old aggressive Pearson has gone punching half the squad's lips open on the training ground, in which case I'll take my words back.)

I honestly think Pearson had done a terrific job to help them get to the position they currently are, remembering their form back before his appointment. Few days ago a new contract was hinted and now this???


IMO too he was doing a decent job in the situation, the timing is bizarre really, unless as you elude to something has gone on and he has to go, in which case I am sure the board would say he had to go for reason/s XYZ
its all a bit strange think you will stay up though
DTW433
12 years ago
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DTW433
12 years ago
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It's actually amazing how good Mason Greenwood is with both feet.

Huge goal there against West Ham
Grimnir
12 years ago
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Final day here we go!

Watford, Villa, Bournemouth - two of these still going down. Bournemouth have been woeful of late and I don't think any but their die hard fans see them staying up.

Out of Watford and Villa, I myself would rather Villa stay up. This isn't because I like them more or think they're any better, more because of the board in Watford and how they treat their managers! Maybe they'll bring in Deeney as player/manager for a Championship campaign!
Grimnir
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Number 1
13 years ago
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Not at all.

Its weird. I had some misgivings about Newcastle being used as a front for Saudi sportswashing and was uncomfortable with how people were getting carried away so quickly when it looked like the thing was about to be done. But given Mike Ashley clearly doesn't want to be in charge anymore, to say nothing of the fans not wanting him there, this felt like a perfect opportunity to try something else and instead we're stuck in a moment we can't get out of.

Feels just part of the hysteria around the place. I don't get how people are saying Bruce has been great because we played better in the second half of last season (imo), still haven't replaced the goals of Perez & Rondon, got security through some lucky wins with goals scored by defenders, and registered less wins in the second half of the season than Pardew in 2013-14 when we all turned on him. Maybe it just helped us the bottom 5 were all terrible. Though I accept we stayed up comfortably with a manager who only got 2/3rds a pre-season, so I'm not saying he's hopeless or a total waste of time.

Though it was super weird to see Kieron Dyer saying Bruce is doing so well and we should only be grateful when he literally played for Newcastle in the Champions League in a side that challenged for the title. I know it would take a herculean effort to even get close to there, but why the fuck shouldn't fans hope a jammy fluke might fall our way one year rather than just being happy for endless bottom half finishes?

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