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« Reply #5130 on: Monday, January 11, 2021, 19:25:20 »

The wonderful F. A. messing around with the draw for what used to be the major cup competition in this country.
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« Reply #5131 on: Monday, January 11, 2021, 22:28:34 »

The wonderful F. A. messing around with the draw for what used to be the major cup competition in this country.
Yeah what was the point of that? Couldn't see any rationale for doing 4th and 5th round draws on the same night whatsoever
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« Reply #5132 on: Monday, January 11, 2021, 22:42:00 »

To aid fixture and Covid Testing planning was the reason given.
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« Reply #5133 on: Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 10:09:06 »

To aid fixture and Covid Testing planning was the reason given.
Eh? Players are being regularly tested for COVID anyway, how does it make any difference whether you might be playing Shrewsbury or Southampton?
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« Reply #5134 on: Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 10:38:55 »

Eh? Players are being regularly tested for COVID anyway, how does it make any difference whether you might be playing Shrewsbury or Southampton?

I don't know, just reporting what I'd heard.

Not really anything to moan about in the scheme of things.

Sorry i spoke.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5135 on: Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 11:38:02 »

I don't know, just reporting what I'd heard.

Not really anything to moan about in the scheme of things.

Sorry i spoke.  Cheesy
I wasn't moaning at you, just seemed nonsensical.
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« Reply #5136 on: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 12:12:22 »

Shit like this:

https://twitter.com/RobbieSavage8/status/1348695115217383425

The Macclesfield Phoenix club running an "International Academy Talent ID" course for promising young footballers who happen to have £8k to spend on a 6 week residential. No proven footballing ability required, just access to 8 grand, 2 grand up front.
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« Reply #5137 on: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 12:46:09 »

Am I missing something?? Thatís just an opportunity for parents with more money than sense to spoil their kids, and a new revenue stream for a struggling club. Not seen anything there to suggest it replaces their standard youth recruitment, and if the players arenít any good then theyíll be gone once their 8 weeks is up
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« Reply #5138 on: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 13:07:54 »

Am I missing something?? Thatís just an opportunity for parents with more money than sense to spoil their kids, and a new revenue stream for a struggling club. Not seen anything there to suggest it replaces their standard youth recruitment, and if the players arenít any good then theyíll be gone once their 8 weeks is up

Hopefully Curran may rock up there?
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« Reply #5139 on: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 10:59:30 »

Celebrations, apparently.

So, we expect athletes to play 100+minutes of a contact sport a couple of times a week while being bussed around together and isolating together, all while being tested twice a week, but it's a national disgrace they gather to celebrate a goal.

Some of the quotes on this are fucking ridiculous - I saw a quote attributed to one MP saying that celebrations are a brainless insult to the NHS.

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« Reply #5140 on: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 11:10:47 »

Celebrations, apparently.

So, we expect athletes to play 100+minutes of a contact sport a couple of times a week while being bussed around together and isolating together, all while being tested twice a week, but it's a national disgrace they gather to celebrate a goal.

Some of the quotes on this are fucking ridiculous - I saw a quote attributed to one MP saying that celebrations are a brainless insult to the NHS.



Thought you meant the chocolate...

Its a weird one as I recall when it all started back there was advice to avoid celebrations (I recall some sniffy stuff in our media when they occasionally got a bit carried away in the Bundesliga before we restarted over here) but that all seems to have been forgotten?

Not sure how the bubble things are really working as watching Ben Fosters videos he seems to be up and down the M40 between home and Watford constantly plus they seem to be staying in hotels consistently before games, must be costing clubs a fortune (also makes you realise the gulf even between the Championship and our league). Also seems that a lot of clubs are not allowing teams to us the away dressing room and have instead erected Portakabins in the car park for away teams to use.
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« Reply #5141 on: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 11:16:49 »

Shit like this:

https://twitter.com/RobbieSavage8/status/1348695115217383425

The Macclesfield Phoenix club running an "International Academy Talent ID" course for promising young footballers who happen to have £8k to spend on a 6 week residential. No proven footballing ability required, just access to 8 grand, 2 grand up front.
They have been doing this in the USA for years. Good on them
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« Reply #5142 on: Friday, January 15, 2021, 12:29:11 »

Not sure if wrong is quite the word  but.... https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55675775
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« Reply #5143 on: Friday, January 15, 2021, 12:40:42 »

Perhaps daddy was contributing towards his employment at the club?
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« Reply #5144 on: Today at 15:39:34 »

Yet another takeover bid for Wigans fails.

https://www.wigantoday.net/sport/football/frampton-group-out-wigan-athletic-takeover-race-3106478
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