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Old Feb 29th 2016, 6:05 pm
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Stones? Would be FAR too old to get into our team, lad....
You seem to accidentally written "old" when you meant "good".
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Old Feb 29th 2016, 6:09 pm
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You seem to accidentally written "old" when you meant "good".
Ah, you're in top form today, zargie...
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Old Feb 29th 2016, 6:13 pm
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Ah, you're in top form today, zargie...
Well it's a silly thing isn't it. Stones will be wanting CL football, so will probably end up at Lesta in the end.
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Old Feb 29th 2016, 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by zargof View Post
Well it's a silly thing isn't it. Stones will be wanting CL football, so will probably end up at Lesta in the end.
If he does go, it'll be the Chavs, to replace the racist...why do you think Abramovich isn't falling over himself to offer Terry a new deal, despite the pleb whoring himself to his own club in the media...??

TBH, after the last week at OT, nothing could upset me today...to see kids coming out of our academy and taking the game to a top-class side like the Gooners just has me burstin' with emotion!! Varela never gave Alexis a kick (after rugby-tackling him for a booking on 8 minutes), Rashford finished like an experienced pro, big Tim came in at LB for Rojo and looked like he'd been a regular 1st teamer for years....there's nothing beats seeing the kids making the step up against quality opposition....your lot have had a few done similar over the years, so you know what I mean....buzzing!!
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Old Feb 29th 2016, 6:30 pm
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I don't know what to make of this guy yet. Perhaps Hooky has some insight into his time at Arsenal. But there was a lot of talk about a couple of Americans who apparently did a shit job at the San Diego Padres, so it sounds like it could have been worse.
According to some of the gossip, Farhad Moshiri wanted to increase his stake in Arsenal but the other shareholders didn't want to sell any of their shares.

Good luck to the guy, and to Everton. He's got some ambition and plenty of money. Obviously Kenwright will still call the shots, but I think he'll be a reasonable fit for Everton.
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Old Mar 1st 2016, 4:21 am
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http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/feb/29/everton-roberto-martinez-farhad-moshiri

A new era of the Premier League where it is more and more open than it's ever been?
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Old Mar 1st 2016, 2:06 pm
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http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/feb/29/everton-roberto-martinez-farhad-moshiri

A new era of the Premier League where it is more and more open than it's ever been?
A Premier League that is open is a good thing but I can't help but wish that it was that way as a result of the increasing quality of home grown talent, rather than more and more money being pumped into it from outside. Let's be honest, from the moment there ceased to be a First Division; simply throwing in money hasn't always exactly made football the best it can be in England.
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Old Mar 1st 2016, 2:53 pm
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A Premier League that is open is a good thing but I can't help but wish that it was that way as a result of the increasing quality of home grown talent, rather than more and more money being pumped into it from outside. Let's be honest, from the moment there ceased to be a First Division; simply throwing in money hasn't always exactly made football the best it can be in England.
It would perhaps have made things better if the money was STAYING within the game, but it isn't....it's going into players and agents' pockets and being frittered away on fancy houses, cars etc.

Meanwhile former greats like Jimmy Greaves (see a recent article in the Telegraph, I believe...) are having to have their families beg for people's charity to be able to pay for medical bills as they come towards the end of their lives....while the FA sit back and do nothing for them. It's a travesty than modern players, most of whom will achieve next to nothing compared to legends of the past, will be able to retire in comfort by the time they reach 30, whilst the players from yesteryear have to struggle to make ends meet....

There should be a wage cap introduced, to prevent clubs spending themselves into oblivion chasing the 'golden goose' of CL football, but that will take legislation (given European employment law), and can anyone see the useless oafs that dominate politics actually achieving anything useful...? No, thought not. If they were prevented from simply spending the money on players' salaries, perhaps the clubs might think about ploughing some of it into underage academies and grassroots football, where the next generation of 'Rashfords' (had to get that in there... ) will come from...
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Old Mar 1st 2016, 3:05 pm
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It would perhaps have made things better if the money was STAYING within the game, but it isn't....it's going into players and agents' pockets and being frittered away on fancy houses, cars etc.

Meanwhile former greats like Jimmy Greaves (see a recent article in the Telegraph, I believe...) are having to have their families beg for people's charity to be able to pay for medical bills as they come towards the end of their lives....while the FA sit back and do nothing for them. It's a travesty than modern players, most of whom will achieve next to nothing compared to legends of the past, will be able to retire in comfort by the time they reach 30, whilst the players from yesteryear have to struggle to make ends meet....

There should be a wage cap introduced, to prevent clubs spending themselves into oblivion chasing the 'golden goose' of CL football, but that will take legislation (given European employment law), and can anyone see the useless oafs that dominate politics actually achieving anything useful...? No, thought not. If they were prevented from simply spending the money on players' salaries, perhaps the clubs might think about ploughing some of it into underage academies and grassroots football, where the next generation of 'Rashfords' (had to get that in there... ) will come from...
Agreed. If the money was at least going to clubs, to improve stadiums and invest in academies (which should be the life blood of any football club - one thing (among meny) Sir Alex definitely got right during his days at United) then there'd be a benefit.
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Old Mar 1st 2016, 9:48 pm
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Just about to Congo home across the golf course good luck to Spurs tomorrow, chance to go top......
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Old Mar 1st 2016, 9:53 pm
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Just about to Congo home across the golf course good luck to Spurs tomorrow, chance to go top......
Still gotta get 'em. This run-in will have many twists and turns yet.
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Old Mar 1st 2016, 10:04 pm
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Just about to Congo home across the golf course good luck to Spurs tomorrow, chance to go top......
I predict lots of swearing from Scamp shortly...
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I predict lots of swearing from Scamp shortly...
not taking that bet
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Still gotta get 'em. This run-in will have many twists and turns yet.
Well historically speaking the team top with 10 games to go wins nearly every time so Leicester favourites.

In fact only 3 teams have lost from that position in the Premier League era:

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Utd 3 times, Arse twice and Newcastle once
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Old Mar 1st 2016, 10:25 pm
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Well historically speaking the team top with 10 games to go wins nearly every time so Leicester favourites.

In fact only 3 teams have lost from that position in the Premier League era:

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Utd 3 times, Arse twice and Newcastle once
But Spurs have 11 games to go, if they win their game in hand they're top with 10 to go.
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