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« Reply #3555 on: Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 12:47:27 »

Not that I give a toss about the prem (at least at the moment.  When Power and Brown gloriously take us there in 2021 thats a different matter) but can teams from out of England still buy players from the prem?  Could a player force through a sale to Barca by refusing to play even if his club are refusing to sell him?

I do hope so.

Yeah, they can sell until midnight on the 31st of August I believe.
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« Reply #3556 on: Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 12:49:37 »

To work around the window I think Premiership clubs can still bring players in on loan until 31st August too. So you could loan a player for 2018/2019 and then make the transfer permanent in Jan/end of season when the window opens again. Not idea but not the end of the world if you really want a player, the tactic has been used many times.
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« Reply #3557 on: Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 14:05:46 »

To work around the window I think Premiership clubs can still bring players in on loan until 31st August too. So you could loan a player for 2018/2019 and then make the transfer permanent in Jan/end of season when the window opens again. Not idea but not the end of the world if you really want a player, the tactic has been used many times.

That's almost what I said a page ago.
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« Reply #3558 on: Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 16:50:37 »

I wasn't sure where to put this, so have put it here based on City carrying on with that dreadful Ribena effort, but what do people think of them reverting to an old badge on the away (white) kit? Personally I think anything is an improvement on the badge on the home kit, which looks like it was designed on Paint circa 1996.

Surprised they're allowed two different badges in the same season.




WBA have done that this season with their away shirt too - a retro yellow and green effort...

http://www.wbashop.co.uk/p/10084/18-19-PUMA-ADULT-CHANGE-SHIRT
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« Reply #3559 on: Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 22:23:44 »

That's almost what I said a page ago.

Great minds, Bob. My apologies.
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« Reply #3560 on: Friday, August 10, 2018, 09:14:40 »

Great minds, Bob. My apologies.

No need for apologies fella. I have done that before quite a few times Smiley
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« Reply #3561 on: Friday, August 10, 2018, 09:49:00 »

I think you are both wrong though. Not sure premier league teams can loan anyone now at all they can only sell
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« Reply #3562 on: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 08:23:18 »

But hang on, I thought the rules explicitly stated that you are not allowed to play'home' games at two different venues in a season?

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/tottenham-new-stadium-white-hart-lane-delay-wembley-continue-to-play-fulham-liverpool-a8490346.html

Although my mistake the rules only apply to the smaller clubs don't they.....
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« Reply #3563 on: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 08:52:43 »


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44850888

Who needs fans.
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« Reply #3564 on: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 09:35:19 »


Interesting aspect of the importance of tv money.


To some degree this does rather equalise opportunity or certainly tilt it.

Thus the likes of Bournemouth can now give it a go and some smaller clubs can even entrench premiership competitiveness whilst old giants like Sheff Wed, Villa etc languish in League One.


Come on Power, get your wallet out and take a punt. Wink
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« Reply #3565 on: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 10:06:42 »

Oh Wrighty, I thought better of you. Have you though that it might just be that he was a little bit shit at the World Cup. (yes I know this will divide opinions, but he was)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45177178
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« Reply #3566 on: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 11:30:23 »

Oh Wrighty, I thought better of you. Have you though that it might just be that he was a little bit shit at the World Cup. (yes I know this will divide opinions, but he was)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45177178
Except much of the criticism he is referring to pre-dates the World Cup. Not saying he is correct that the criticism of Sterling is race based, but Sterling does seem to attract a disproportionate amount of flak
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« Reply #3567 on: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 11:45:46 »

For the most part I do actually agree with Wright. I donít really care for Sterling (although grew to like his World Cup performances), but as Paul says, he does seem to get a disproportionate amount of shit slung at him.
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« Reply #3568 on: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 11:59:10 »

Except much of the criticism he is referring to pre-dates the World Cup. Not saying he is correct that the criticism of Sterling is race based, but Sterling does seem to attract a disproportionate amount of flak

You could hypothesise that it's simply down to him being the most expensive English footballer of all time (transfer cost). However, it does seem to be the Mail and the Sun which have it in for him especially.

https://twitter.com/adamkeyworth/status/1001218545588502530
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« Reply #3569 on: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 12:03:53 »

They find high profile targets and focus on them. It's what they do. If it weren't him, they'd find another. It helps them sell papers, people like to have something to get angry about. I've no doubt his skin colour influenced their decision in selecting him as a target over others.
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