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« Reply #900 on: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 05:20:44 »

Yeah, the NFL definitely aren't cashing in.

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ALL income is shared between all 32 teams in the NFL.
So not as if the teams coming here cash in.
The NFL as an organisation may make something from the Wembley games.
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« Reply #901 on: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 07:15:36 »

The nfl coming to England is about little else than money
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« Reply #902 on: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 07:19:39 »

The nfl coming to England is about little else than money
Correct. There is absolutely no other reason. I love the sport, but the NFL as an organization is just a despicable money making machine. They're very good at it though.
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« Reply #903 on: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:11:28 »

The hypocrisy of Scudamore; 3 months after refusing to resign having been caught sending sexist e-mails, slags off Suarez, as being bad for the Premier League brand.
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« Reply #904 on: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:26:22 »

The hypocrisy of Scudamore; 3 months after refusing to resign having been caught sending sexist e-mails, slags off Suarez, as being bad for the Premier League brand.

Sexists can have opinions too, Reg.

You should know about that  Wink
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« Reply #905 on: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:56:40 »

Sexists can have opinions too, Reg.

You should know about that  Wink

 Sexism, whether in sport, or wider society is an interesting debating point....which cropped up in my quiz team on Monday night. I expressed my concern that as a unit we are failing to identify female participants in sporting events, and personally, in  music etc and wondered if the root cause was unconscious sexism?

One of the lads, who does quite a bit of quiz setting, was relating how he'd done something for a local PTA, and got slagged off because in  the picture round he'd put Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Wozniaki....and nobody got them, and the consensus was just too difficult....he'd been thinking, well both been recent number ones, and they wouldn't be getting Simone Halep and Petra Kvitova, current 2 and 3.

Now tennis, along with athletics is probably the most high profile female sport, yet even here the general populus doesn't take much notice....so the women's rugby WC is going to struggle for recognition.

As for  wider society it's a proper minefield out there.

http://everydaysexism.com/
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« Reply #906 on: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 11:14:20 »

....so the women's rugby WC is going to struggle for recognition.

Unless they played naked
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« Reply #907 on: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 11:49:18 »

Correct. There is absolutely no other reason. I love the sport, but the NFL as an organization is just a despicable money making machine. They're very good at it though.

They are, but the one thing that differentiates it from the Premier League is that they aim for parity among the teams.

Income is shared evenly between all of the teams, and the salary cap is rigorously enforced so getting a wealthy owner doesn't automatically mean the team will become a contender.
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« Reply #908 on: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 12:26:29 »

Southampton paying 12.5m for Shane Long

Are they fucking mad?
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« Reply #909 on: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 12:44:55 »

Southampton paying 12.5m for Shane Long

Are they fucking mad?

My thoughts exactly. Hull virtually doubled their money from a striker that scored 4 in 16...
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« Reply #910 on: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 12:46:01 »

Southampton paying 12.5m for Shane Long

Are they fucking mad?

Maybe not mad, but I bet they are pretty fucking desperate.
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« Reply #911 on: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 12:48:42 »

I honestly don't get why Brit/Irish players command such high prices

No wonder Carlos Kickaball is so much in demand
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« Reply #912 on: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 12:56:26 »

They are, but the one thing that differentiates it from the Premier League is that they aim for parity among the teams.

Income is shared evenly between all of the teams, and the salary cap is rigorously enforced so getting a wealthy owner doesn't automatically mean the team will become a contender.

The main difference is the NFL is a profit making business whilst the PL is a pissing match for rich people.
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« Reply #913 on: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 13:02:52 »

I honestly don't get why Brit/Irish players command such high prices

No wonder Carlos Kickaball is so much in demand

The Prem money men, know that it is important to have at least some domestic players at a club for the fans to relate to...if as is the trend, you end up with just foreigners, what is the point?  Might as well go and play in Qatar; so they acquire that premium.
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« Reply #914 on: Monday, August 18, 2014, 17:47:15 »

 http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/aug/18/psv-fans-protest-against-wifi-access

 Good that the fans are protesting against it mind.  Don't suppose we have wi-fi at the CG, do we, it would make fuck all difference to me, so don't know.

 Maybe Rikki Hunt could do us a deal, through SBC Smiley
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