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9 hours ago, SuperBacon said:

Don’t watch any La Liga these days, so is this Lo Celso that Spurs are after very decent? 

Tim Vickery was on Talkshite this afternoon and he spoke really highly of him but then again he also thought you had an outside chance of signing Coutinho and it wasn't a penalty on Saturday so he'd obviously been on Brazilian crack.

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Eriksen's a fantastic player. I was gutted when United didn't sign him. Spurs fans are going through the classic stages of delusional downplay.

It was like when United sold Ronaldo, scores of United fans were all, "Oh he's peaked now anyway, he'll never do *that* again!" That went well.

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Chelsea have decided to appeal the transfer ban (eventually), so we can sign players assuming precedent is followed and it's frozen during the appeal. 

Relieved at that because the idea of this squad with another new manager - Hazard -CHO and RLC is grim. Of course, the hilarious option for everyone elese would be if they fast track the appeal and we then get slapped with another window ban for a spurious appeal...

Edited by Gus Mears

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Check out my local non league team's (halesowen town) new signing, straight from 1980!

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16 minutes ago, Gus Mears said:

Chelsea have decided to appeal the transfer ban (eventually), so we can sign players assuming precedent is followed and it's frozen during the appeal. 

Relieved at that because the idea of this squad with another new manager - Hazard -CHO and RLC is grim. Of course, the hilarious option for everyone elese would be if they fast track the appeal and we then get slapped with another window ban for a spurious appeal...

Is Hudson-Odoi's injury that bad? Because he's about to sign a new contract isn't he?

Fucking England. Proving that it never pays to get too excited about our chances. I like the way we try and play football (now) and it's the right thing to do but why do we always have braindead fuckers like Walker and Stones to cock things up. And as much as I love him, Wreck it Ralph was doing his best to join them last night. Midfield was atrocious but as soon as I saw Delph-Rice-Barkley as a three, I expected that anyway.

I blame UEFA. Putting them finals on six months after the end of the season. Mugs.

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Why does the Nations league have a 3rd place game? UEFA don't normally do them, there isn't one in the Euros for instance, or the Champions League for that matter. It's normally a FIFA thing, for the World Cup I can accept it but they have one for the Confederations Cup and the World Club Championship which is just stupid IMO. 

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24 minutes ago, tiger_rick said:

Is Hudson-Odoi's injury that bad? Because he's about to sign a new contract isn't he?

Ruptured achilles, so at best August/September, but that's optimistic. More than that, it's the sort of injury that can take a long time to come back from fully, so God knows when he'll be (and if he'll be) back to his best. 

About the only good part of it is that it does mean he's likely now to renew though. I'm guessing Bayern have lost a bit of interest.

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10 minutes ago, Pier Six Brawler said:

Why does the Nations league have a 3rd place game? UEFA don't normally do them, there isn't one in the Euros for instance, or the Champions League for that matter. It's normally a FIFA thing, for the World Cup I can accept it but they have one for the Confederations Cup and the World Club Championship which is just stupid IMO. 

As well as the Nations Leagues finals this weekend  there is also Euro 2020 qualifiers. I think the logic is that if the teams were not competing in the Nations League then they would have had two matches over the weekend. The Nations League finalists are all in a group of 5 while all the other groups have six teams so it would accommodate for this weekend.

 

It is a bit hard to arrange an international friendly with 72 hours notice so I am guessing that explains the 3rd place playoff.

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30 minutes ago, Pier Six Brawler said:

Why does the Nations league have a 3rd place game? UEFA don't normally do them, there isn't one in the Euros for instance, or the Champions League for that matter. It's normally a FIFA thing, for the World Cup I can accept it but they have one for the Confederations Cup and the World Club Championship which is just stupid IMO. 

Because they're shite. Mussolini invented the 3rd place playoff to squeeze a bit of extra cash from the World Cup in 1934. Its a waste of everyone's time. 

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1 minute ago, gmoney said:

Mussolini invented the 3rd place playoff to squeeze a bit of extra cash from the World Cup in 1934. 

Always knew he was a wrong'un. 

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3rd place in the World Cup is at least something, at least for the second tier nations that manage to get into a semi-final. 3rd place in other tournament means nothing and the players would rather go home after losing the semi.

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It makes more sense here otherwise you've dragged everyone to Portugal for a night. Be meaningless as a match but the alternative of organising a friendly would be equally so anyway.

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Peterborough have signed Niall Mason who Doncaster sacked after his conviction for sexual assault. What do you think? Live and let live or should a football club have more responsibility to not make a hero out of someone who's committed a despicable crime? I'm uncomfortable with it. Not a dig at Peterborough because we know someone would have signed him. Glad it's not my club.

The responses are mostly what you'd expect but not this Donny Rovers fan. She don't care...

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5 minutes ago, tiger_rick said:

The responses are mostly what you'd expect

They really are, but I'm ashamed to say this did make me laugh:

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