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Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Ross K, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Poisoned Slice

    Poisoned Slice G.O.A.T.

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    They were talking about this on the debate last night. Well, they were talking about tv fees and so on. Simon Jordan, do you remember that guy? haha How could you forget? Anyway, he was talking about how much power a manager really has. Just funny to listen to how a business man presents it. His hair is shorter now. He did say that the manager should never have to take a player he doesn't want. If the owners had that much power then it should be them picking the team. etc Was quite interesting.

    My first time in London is coming soon. If I went as a child it was with parents and so on. I don't think we did. Going to WTF. Hopefully luck shall give me an enjoyable match. Something off the bucket list. Watch pro tennis in person. We're just going to stay over for one night.
     
  2. Feña14

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    Was that the Crystal Palace owner for a time? I remember him having a David Beckham ‘98 centre parting :D

    I think we’re at a crossroads with the tv fees personally. The money is astronomical, whilst there are so many companies getting in on it and trying to outbid each other that we’re needing multiple subscriptions at higher prices, other sports are having funding cut as a result and the matches that are being shown are quite frankly uninspiring. There was Swansea and Newcastle a few weeks back, Bournemouth and Brighton, Palace and Burnley was the Sunday game two weeks ago etc..

    @Tiki-Taka will no doubt have knowledge on how they do things in Spain, I think it’s along the lines of each club can negotiate their own tv rights for their games. That would be ideal, but I can’t see it happening. The less attractive clubs won’t want to give up their slice of the massive tv payment.

    Oh nice! I’ve only been once, 2010 I think it was. I saw Djokovic and Murray play a tight 3 setter in the afternoon session. Definitely have to keep your fingers crossed the luck of the draw/schedule falls your way!
     
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    Yep, that's him :D He is still holding on to the boyband look only it is not on such a grand scale. hahaha

    Those matches you mention, no disrespect to their hardcore fans, but they are not the game for a casual viewer. I never thought, hmm, never thought is wrong, I just never thought that hard about the possibility that a transfer fee for one player would be higher than a fee I paid in a videogame Now we are here.
     
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    Yes it's along those lines, the new law was approved by Spain two years ago. It still benefits the country's biggest two clubs but probably to a slightly lesser degree now.
     
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    Sounds wonderful! The season is 2 months in but I’ve only seen 2 Chelsea games. Up til Christmas it doesn’t get much better either :rolleyes: if you like watching Burnley and Huddersfield you’re in luck though!

    I’d happily pay a premium price to have Chelsea TV with every game on live, plus the money coming in from overseas would be massive. I’m sure every fan would love that for their team, it’s just that they wouldn’t get the same revenue and you’d lose out on the likes of Bournemouth spending £25 Million + on players, which weakens the league I suppose.
     
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    Ugly win over Southampton. Mourinho was sent into the tunnel in the final minute. Never expected him to overreact. :D

    City on top after a 5-0 win over Palace. Hopefully we'll do something similar when they visit Old Trafford next weekend. Looking forward to City-Chelsea, especially now that both are in good goalscoring form.
     
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    I'm hoping for a draw. We're flying completely under the radar at the moment, very little coverage (apart from Costa), nobody is seeing the games as they aren't on tv, all the talk is about the Manchester clubs etc.. It's suiting us well so far. Beat City and all that changes.
     
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    I'm hoping for a draw too. :p Got to see a few more big games to judge, particularly from Man United who haven't played any derby yet but I think in the end it will be a race between Manchester clubs and Chelsea. Others are not winning this title.
     
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    Palace now on 13 conceded goals without reply. I hope this form continues for one more weekend at least.
    It felt like I wasted 45 minutes. The second half was awful. Defensive a lot (not the first time this is happening against Southampton) and wasteful in counterattacks. Good thing three points were won, maybe undeserved.
     
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    Certainly looks that way at the moment! Both Manchester clubs have had an easy schedule so far so it’s probably too early to say, as you mention. Man Utd’s most difficult game on paper was Stoke away, where they dropped points. Man City have had Liverpool at home, but Brighton, Watford, Palace, West Brom and Bournemouth thrown in. Hardly scary!
     
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    Morata must have been listening to Phil Neville before the game yesterday. I'll show him.

    City are frightening me now. It's one thing to beat up weak teams, it is another thing to keep doing it with such conviction. Chelsea to stop them next week. :p

    Just saw the 'highlights' of the United match. I'll take it.
     
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    I can't make up my mind on him. He reminds me of Torres at his best, which can only be a good thing. The problem is that means he can go missing for periods and you don't get the intangibles of a Drogba or a Costa, who are involved in the game at all times and it's a big component of how Chelsea have played and the identity of the team. We gain something having him, but lose alot also.

    Time will tell, I guess. All I can say is he looks an absolute bargain at £58 Million!
     
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    Yes, a real steal. I think it was Paul Merson that gave the other opinion. Says he watched Morata for 15 minutes or so, but he could see the beautiful music that Morata is capable of in those 15 minutes. Yes, I often forget about intangibles, it is all about goals.haha I am starting to see what my mate was talking about when Morata weas brought up during the Summer.
     
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    Yeah the drama in the summer over who would get Lukaku and who would get Morata between United and Chelsea has proved irrelevant so far. Both have been incredible.

    There’s no doubt Morata is better than I thought he was, he really does remind me of Torres at his peak, over the small sample size we have of him anyway. I was just never really a fan of Torres personally, Villa, Drogba and Eto’o were the best of that generation for my money.
     

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