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  1. Grant you he hasn’t played a lot but has played 18 and scored 3
  2. It would appear that Spartek Moscow yesterday confirmed qualification for next seasons CL That fact means Spartek now have an obligation to turn Victor Moses loan into a permanent deal with an already agreed fee of £4 million on top of the £500k loan fee I think we paid Wigan £9 -£10 million for Victor and as we all know he has had loan after loan and with that each loan has entailed a fee with his time at Liverpool, WHU and Stoke alone bringing in in total around £3 million. With fees from Spartek, Inter Milan and Fenebarche probably amounting to around another Million So in b
  3. The first time I saw hiM was in a game at Exeter where he represented them against our youngsters in the EFL trophy. He was the best player on the pitch by a country mile Think far too many are basing his performance for a poor PL team. Don’t forget he has played over 22 times for Wales At Sheffield Utd he is playing in the back four his best position and the one he occupies for Wales is a midland then for me it’s a s a holding midfielder. He is 20 years old and will be a far more rounded player having been playing regularly and in a very challenging environment. Don’t wri
  4. This indeed is a good post. Prior to the introduction of VAR this type of incident was unlikely to have been even noticed on the day. It was. A fair distance away from the ref and also the asst on the opposite side of the field was probably too far away. VAR is the issue here because quite simply it enabled a ref away from the match itself to view from several angles in slow mo to form an opinion and consequently thought it justified a red card. I didn’t think viewing the game in real time it was anything but when you saw replays and the impact on Chillwell I wondered. The law
  5. Yesterday when Callum Wilson had his goal chalked off for handball both the commentators, Joe Cole& Peter Crouch agreed to a man that next season the goal would have stood. When they said that I thought that’s not the change to the laws as I understand it so when Peter Walton corrected them I thought yet again these ex players haven’t got a clue what the laws actually are. That is further emphasised when time after time they keep saying it wasn’t intentional as to somehow justify matters. As an ex PL ref said to me if it’s happened it’s happened meant to do it or not it hap
  6. I was at that game and it was a clash of heads with both attempting to play the ball at a set piece The ref had one look at this, VAR wasn’t in use back then, so no second look . Had it been I am not sure it would have been more than a yellow if at all anything but again it’s based on the refs opinion as to the way Cahill acted in terms of was he reckless etc etc
  7. Some years ago I had a very serious car crash which resulted me being off work for close to a year.The driver of the other car was way over the limit. When it came to court in respect of my claim to damages the opposition QC tried to argue the final claim should be reduced by 20% because had I not been there then I wouldn’t have been injured so his argument was that I had to bear part of the responsibility for my injuries. The judge told them to do one!
  8. Sonic. VAR is a terrible terrible addition to football whereas goal line technology is a plus and that’s because it deals with facts rather than an opinion Slowing incidents down, showing from different angles only adds to the confusion but it’s what so many wanted because they believed it would cut out errors and yes to a degree it has but so so many of the laws are based on an opinion and as we know in life there’s so many opinions about so many things
  9. Not even something that needs to be taken into consideration
  10. The funny part for me was that Moyes made reference to if that was a sending of then they, WHU, should have had a second player sent off. Vastly different based on the laws but hey if he thinks it should have been a red I guess the FA would be more than happy to charge the player
  11. The problem is that so many pundits, players , managers and above all supporters actually haven’t a clue what the laws actually say-or indeed FIFAs directives as to how they should be interpreted Lets look at Law 12 First off when is it a foul Direct free kick A direct free kick is awarded if a player commits any of the following offences against an opponent in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force: charges jumps at kicks or attempts to kick pushes strikes or attempts to strike (includ
  12. When he broke into the youth team he looked the real deal but even then he just needed too many chances to score just one. On the odd occasion he displays good movement but he doesn’t have that instinct to get into that area where the ball is likely to come . Time after time he just doesn’t make the sort of gamble that finishers like Cavani and Lwendoski display . Mason and Reece have taken that next step but Tammy unfortunately doesn’t seem to be able to take that next step and yes will do a reasonable job somewhere else but alas if he stays he will be a squad player making th
  13. My point was say the required majority 15 teams voted against promo or relegation and the other 5 and the FA who have a vote voted against would those 5 who voted against just say no and pull out of the league ? In terms of the bigger Championship teams they have a say
  14. Forget all this about the six clubs supporters trust they more often that not only represent the views of those who are members. Put one side CST and just spend a minute or two reading about how most clubs supporters really feel about their supporters trust. Gone are the days when AST for instance can stand up in a shareholder at Arsenal meeting and ask a challenging question. Well they would say they got their point over but at the end of the day if it came to a vote the majority shareholder would say this or that make an apology but the reality is nothing changed in that the owner
  15. As I posted yesterday it’s a myth that all German Clubs operate under the 51% rule. Ironically Bayern have been suggesting for some time that the rule needs to be abandoned to a degree they have been successful because it used to be 100% membership control In Germany if a club has been in private ownership for over 20 years they were allowed to opt out of the 50%+1 as did Wolfsburg who are 100% owned by VW. Make no bones about it others have found their way around the rule such as RB they have members but you can count their number on the fingers of one hand and the sums they pa
  16. The problems, not just from the supporters angle would be horrendous. First based on all the furore this week about sporting merit surely that have to go up through the leagues. But at what level would they join ? If the powers that be are true to their beliefs it would have to be non league but can you really believe they would fancy joining the Northern League ? Ok so let’s just say they are parachuted in. Again what’s been said this week about sporting merit but let’s suppose that could be swung. What league would they go into if they were to be relegated ? Who wo
  17. The PL is tier 1 Championship tier 2 Div 1 tier 3 Div 2 tier 4 National league tier 5 Conference North /South tier 6 and tier 7 Three leagues Southern League Premier, Ishmian League & Northern Premier League A couple of clubs at tier 6 are full time a sizeable number are contracted but a lot are non contract players who whilst not paid are wage are paid expenses . At tier seven it’s rare to find contracted players but Dorchester Town FC for instance who are in the Southern league show wages for the year £129k.
  18. Playing in front of 100-200 suggests you are talking about tier 8 or 9 . At that level you are way outside the level where players are contracted at most players are getting paid or should I say receiving expenses. Once you get past tier 7 it’s rare to find football clubs that aren’t already run as members clubs.
  19. That’s simply not the case in all instances but even when it is the debt is quite often owed to the majority shareholder. When I look at clubs accounts I rarely see that the auditors say that the club is a going concern. Look at the likes of Southend they have a debt of approx £13 million all owed to the owner . Had their owner not kept putting money in they Southend, would have been gone years ago. Or what about Notts Forest. On a turnover of £25 million they made an operating loss of £31 million.The bulk of their debt is again their owners. When get down to non league then
  20. Would be the end for many many clubs at grass root level. As for English clubs competing on the European stage forget that. Would in a matter of years see the UEFA co- efficient down to Scottish levels.
  21. Professional football in Germany amounts to just three divisions of 56 teams in total. In England alone there are over 110 professional teams located in the PL, EFL and NL The 50%+ 1 model only came into being some 20 odd years ago prior to that it was 100% ownership by members. As recently as three years ago Bayern Munich were arguing against the rule and here’s the crunch that rule isn’t applied if the club has been in private ownership for a period of time. For instance Wolfsburg are 100% opened by VW Others like RB do comply but have a very small number of members and member
  22. But the thing that most leaves us indignant is the hypocrisy of all those who contributed to making this sport nothing but a business, those who today stand up in name of the fans, but only because they saw their remunerative and seemingly untouchable project fall apart. “Football did belong to the people until the 1990s, when the Champions League was born, destroying the old European Cup. From that moment, an unbreachable chasm has been created between the big and small clubs. “Football did belong to the people even when nobody lifted a finger to stop the increase of ticket prices tha
  23. If history tells us one thing it’s that when there are victors be it in politics be it a war the 100% wrong approach is to rub the noses of those that lost in the dirt. The way WW1 ended is the classic example the fact that the Germans were treated so badly they thirsted for change along came Mr Hitler and we all know how the story progressed. These aren’t my words but they articulate things far better than I ever could The club owning billionaires remind me of the Orwellian driven movie Rollerball where corporations fought each other in a vicious roller skating with a ba
  24. Jack if the issue which alone justifies rejection of the ESL was about the competitive nature of the league which if it was a red line then of course it was a none goer but was it ? We all assuming it was but was it just an opening gambit and was there room to manoeuvre and introduce that competing element. We will never know. As for UEFA of course they have to be mentioned because under their stewardship the situation where a group of the biggest clubs, not all I grant you, but a group of the very biggest clearly don’t feel they are being treated fairly and note the word fairly not equall
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