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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 Sep 2017, 12:05

Still Baron wrote:The NYT on the struggles American owners are facing in the UK football biz:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/16/spor ... -well&_r=0


That's a good article Baron, thank you.

It hints strongly at the 'problem' with American owners over here - they don;t understand it and don't feel confident to do what they would in their other businesses ie interject and make decisions. Unlike their Middle Eastern counterparts (who probably know even less) they cannot just throw good money after bad until they hit a winning combination. So they tend to fall inbetween the two stools. What's good in that article is the key words "They're money men, first..." - it explains what I've been saying to Arsenal fans for a few years now. In essence they don;t care about 'success' in terms of trophies - as long as they're making a decent profit, they're happy. Arsenal make money - Wenger is safe. But it also explains why others have becoming a bit of a revolving door for managers.... they aren't making money, so get the next one in.

Interesting read.
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 Sep 2017, 17:56

Diamond Dog wrote:I fear two 4 goal victories for the home teams today..... :(



Sadly I got half of this prediction correct. :cry:
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 17 Sep 2017, 17:58

One minute I'm reading that it's 1-0 and Everton are having all the chances, then I make tea and come back to the website and bam. It's 4.
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 Sep 2017, 18:03

When you have Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher saying (before the second goal) that we deserved a draw... you know it's harsh.
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Postby Toby » 25 Sep 2017, 12:08

Well, West Ham predictably huffed and puffed for half an hour on Saturday and then Spurs scored a brace and it was all over bar Aurier being a dick.

I'm not too bothered - I think we've got enough quality to survive as Hernandez is a proper poacher, but Bilic is being found out tactically and I suspect that the Dildo bros will be eyeing Benitez if things don't improve significantly within the next month and he'll want to come as well. They just look like a lumpen side that relies on Antonio's running too much. Zabaleta looks to have aged 10 years in this team too.

Spurs really didn't look like much at all, but then they have world-class quality in Eriksen and Kane and that made the difference ultimately.

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby The Modernist » 30 Sep 2017, 14:13

I see Spurs are beating Huddersfield 3-0, hardly a surprise really. The gap in quality between the best and the rest is the biggest I've ever known and it's making things very predictable. There will be a massive points difference between the top six and the rest this season. In time, Everton have the potential to join the top six (although not this season it seems), but everyone else is just floundering with no greater ambition than just to survive in the premiership.

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Postby The Great Defector » 03 Oct 2017, 23:11

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/11065902/premier-league-to-discuss-overseas-money-at-london-meeting

The Premier League’s twenty clubs will discuss a new proposal that would change the way they receive money from overseas broadcasting deals.

The league will propose that 35 per cent of international television revenue should be allocated according to where a club finishes in the table, with the remaining 65 per cent distributed equally to all clubs.



Hope this doesn't happen.
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby The Great Defector » 23 Oct 2017, 14:02

:( Well that was fun. Just make the fucking changes at the back, it can't get any worse if you put one of the kids centre back.
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Postby The Great Defector » 25 Oct 2017, 13:50

Aul Pep blaming the ball for City's bad game last night. Think that's a first.
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Postby The Great Defector » 26 Oct 2017, 12:36

Strange aul appointment of Puel for the Foxes. He didn't exactly set the EPL alight with Southampton.
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Diamond Dog » 26 Oct 2017, 15:15

What's it aul about?
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Postby The Great Defector » 27 Oct 2017, 13:15

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby jimboo » 27 Oct 2017, 15:06

Gutted.
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby The Great Defector » 31 Oct 2017, 19:25

Is anyone actually interested in the Man Utd Chelsea game this weekend? After the Man Utd/Liverpool game and the Man Utd/Spurs game, it just doesn't seem worth it. There's the common dominator of Mourinho, and I can't see him change his tactics for this match. I know it's up to the other teams to break Utd down, but when you look at the Utd team and the money spent, playing like that doesn't seem justified.
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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby The Modernist » 01 Nov 2017, 06:43

The Great Defector wrote:Is anyone actually interested in the Man Utd Chelsea game this weekend? After the Man Utd/Liverpool game and the Man Utd/Spurs game, it just doesn't seem worth it. There's the common dominator of Mourinho, and I can't see him change his tactics for this match. I know it's up to the other teams to break Utd down, but when you look at the Utd team and the money spent, playing like that doesn't seem justified.


Agree.
Hopefully Chelsea will win.

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Toby » 04 Nov 2017, 22:51

Bilic on the way out. Moyes though :cry:

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Postby The Modernist » 05 Nov 2017, 05:39

I'd be surprised if West Ham stay up this year.

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Postby Toby » 05 Nov 2017, 08:52

Yes, they've been appalling so far. I'd go for Allardyce in all honesty.

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Re: Premiership 2017/18

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 05 Nov 2017, 09:20

Toby wrote:Bilic on the way out. Moyes though :cry:

It wouldn't surprise me, but is there anything official yet?
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Postby Toby » 05 Nov 2017, 10:42

Nothing yet but he's the bookie's favourite at least until the end of the season.

What seems inexplicable is that Bilic was an international class defender and yet our side are utterly incapable of defending.

I'd get rid of Hart - his form is cancerous to the rest of the team.