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DaveLovesDee Jul 29th 2021 12:13 pm

Re: The 2021/22 Football Thread
 
#JFT97 RIP Andrew Devine.


civilservant Jul 29th 2021 12:25 pm

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All that video did is remind me that we still have Lingard and Pereira still in the squad. We might have some good players, but jeez do we still have some dross hanging around.

Can someone please take them and Phil Jones off our hands???

BristolUK Jul 29th 2021 6:44 pm

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Originally Posted by civilservant (Post 13034769)
All that video did is remind me that we still have Lingard and Pereira still in the squad. We might have some good players, but jeez do we still have some dross hanging around.

Can someone please take them and Phil Jones off our hands???

Lingard has been very good for ManU, lost his way for personal reasons/circumstances but came good again at West Ham. There's no reason why he can't be good again for ManU.

Garbatellamike Jul 29th 2021 7:16 pm

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Originally Posted by civilservant (Post 13034769)
Can someone please take them and Phil Jones off our hands???

you are paying Jones 4 million a year until 2024 - given he's worth about 3 pence a week I can't see that happening

DaveLovesDee Jul 29th 2021 8:41 pm

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Time for some juicy gossip, I think...



In notices published on its website, the SRA said it would prosecute both the firm and Liz Ellen, who until April 2020 was a partner and head of its sports group which represents elite athletes, sports agents and top football clubs.The SRA said its allegations relate to the “failure to take any or adequate steps to prevent payments to be made into and from the firm’s client account in circumstances amounting to the provision of a banking facility”.

Under SRA rules, solicitors cannot provide banking facilities to clients and payments to and from its client account must be in respect of an underlying regulated legal service.

The regulator noted that its case against Mishcon de Reya and Ellen were unproven and subject to a full hearing.

According to two sources familiar with the matter, the case relates to payments linked to the transfer of a Premier League footballer in 2011.

Here's 5 of the top transfers that year.. It might not be someone on that list
  • 1 Sergio Agüero - Atlético Madrid to Manchester City - £38m.
  • 2 Cesc Fabregas - Arsenal to Barcelona - £35m.
  • 3 Samir Nasri - Arsenal to Manchester City - £25m.
  • 4 Juan Mata - Valencia to Chelsea - £23.5m.
  • 5 Stewart Downing - Aston Villa to Liverpool - £20m.



Garbatellamike Jul 29th 2021 8:56 pm

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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 13034980)
Time for some juicy gossip, I think...

https://twitter.com/guardian/status/1420844241903886344




Here's 5 of the top transfers that year.. It might not be someone on that list
  • 1 Sergio Agüero - Atlético Madrid to Manchester City - £38m.
  • 2 Cesc Fabregas - Arsenal to Barcelona - £35m.
  • 3 Samir Nasri - Arsenal to Manchester City - £25m.
  • 4 Juan Mata - Valencia to Chelsea - £23.5m.
  • 5 Stewart Downing - Aston Villa to Liverpool - £20m.

I think it was Demba Ba or his agent

Maste Jul 30th 2021 2:24 am

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Stewart Downing! There's a name I forgot - Wonder where he is at these days?

civilservant Jul 30th 2021 11:39 am

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 13035069)
Stewart Downing! There's a name I forgot - Wonder where he is at these days?

He left Blackburn Rovers at the end of last season (20/21), having spend a couple of years there. He's probably about to retire. He turned 37 a week or so ago.

BristolUK Aug 2nd 2021 9:56 pm

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Well this could be good news.

VAR set to end Premier League players ‘buying a penalty’ next season
  • Referees to consider three criteria before giving penalty
  • Offside decisions to give forwards benefit of the doubt again

When the 2021-22 season begins, referees are to assess three criteria before deciding whether a penalty should be awarded for a foul challenge. Officials must first consider the degree of contact experienced by the attacking player, then the consequence of that contact, before finally taking into account the motivation of the attacker in reacting to the challenge.
It would be nice if this change took account of a player clearly being unbalanced by the challenge but staying on his feet and losing the advantage as a consequence of the challenge but I suspect not.

VAR assesses whether a player is offside in the build up to a goa but has been criticised for ruling out goals on the tiniest of margins. New rules will apply a different approach, with a final decision made not using the one-pixel-wide lines of the VAR, but the fatter “broadcast lines” used by TV. If the line marking the attacker’s position blurs into the line marking the defender’s position, the attacker will be deemed onside.

SpoogleDrummer Aug 3rd 2021 3:38 pm

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How have players and agents not realised that gentleman's agreements mean nothing. If you're signing a new contract get the "agreement" put in to the contract, otherwise don't sign. If Spurs don't want to sell Kane he's stuck and with Haaland and Mbappe both available next summer I imagine Kane's window for a big move is about to slam shut. He'll probably end up at Juventus in a couple of years.

BristolUK Aug 3rd 2021 4:01 pm

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Originally Posted by SpoogleDrummer (Post 13036573)
How have players and agents not realised that gentleman's agreements mean nothing. If you're signing a new contract that the "agreement" put in to the contract, otherwise don't sign. If Spurs don't want to sell Kane he's stuck and with Haaland and Mbappe both available next summer I imagine Kane's window for a big move is about to slam shut. He'll probably end up at Juventus in a couple of years.

In Kane's case there was no (new) contract to put it in but you're right of course. Especially with at least three previous Spurs players making the same claim.

It would be interesting if he did go to Italy then we could see if he could score against all the teams instead of just the lesser ones that Lukaku only scores against. Penalties excepted. ;)

civilservant Aug 4th 2021 6:53 pm

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$25m for Danny Ings?!?! That's insane.

DaveLovesDee Aug 4th 2021 7:06 pm

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Originally Posted by civilservant (Post 13037062)
$25m for Danny Ings?!?! That's insane.

And it's a done deal...

That was quietly done. What are your thoughts, Scamp? Happy with the money?

Garbatellamike Aug 4th 2021 9:32 pm

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Originally Posted by civilservant (Post 13037062)
$25m for Danny Ings?!?! That's insane.

One suspects they are spending the money they'll get for Grealish

It's a bit like selling Torres and buying Caroll to try and keep the fans happy wisn't it?

SpoogleDrummer Aug 5th 2021 4:36 am

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It makes absolutely no sense. Southampton are about as likely to win something as Villa are, it's a complete sideways move at best and considering he said Southampton were his childhood club it makes him look like a bit of a dick. If he moved for money he should've moved to MLS or China not to ****ing Birmingham and I say that as someone who grew up a stones throw away from the Villa ground, it's an utter shit hole.


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