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Author Topic: Futbol Talk  (Read 869545 times)

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Re: Futbol Talk
« Reply #4175 on: April 24, 2023, 10:02:14 AM »
It's a fun story. Especially for those of us who got into the sport as adults, seeing those two get hooked and be so emotionally invested is relatable.

What I'm more curious about is now that they got the Hollywood ending, how do they keep the international interest up to keep those other revenue sources flowing?

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« Reply #4176 on: April 24, 2023, 10:15:52 AM »
They didn't get the "Hollywood ending".  Promotion to League 2 is the bare minimum that should happen in that situation with that financial investment.  They were 2 levels above in League One less than 20 years ago and played in the Championship in the 80s.  All before they were a well funded entertainment project.  Still plenty of storyline to go.

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« Reply #4177 on: April 24, 2023, 11:43:22 AM »
Yes, and they are monitored and enforced more regularly when you're in the Football League but below the Premier League. I support Reading, and we went from safely staying in the Championship to the relegation zone in a matter of days because of a 6-point penalty assessed earlier this month with just a handful of games left in the season. Now RFC is in a position where they have to take six points in their final two games to feel safe.

Didn't see what happened, but absolutely stunning for QPR to pull out a win at Burnley after the form they've been in for all of 2023. Have probably saved themselves from relegation, which is still a massive drop from how they spent the first chunk of the season in promotion contention.

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Re: Futbol Talk
« Reply #4178 on: April 24, 2023, 11:49:42 AM »
They didn't get the "Hollywood ending".  Promotion to League 2 is the bare minimum that should happen in that situation with that financial investment.

They did for this season, and the corresponding documentary. The thing that exploded the interest in the club.

I don't know if that's going to continue long term, which is why I'm curious to see if they can hang on to it.

I agree with you re: the investment. It would have been a colossal failure to not achieve promotion.

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Re: Futbol Talk
« Reply #4179 on: April 24, 2023, 12:07:15 PM »
Stellini out. Mason in.

#spurs

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Re: Futbol Talk
« Reply #4180 on: April 24, 2023, 12:08:08 PM »
Stellini out. Mason in.

#spurs

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Re: Futbol Talk
« Reply #4181 on: April 24, 2023, 01:04:59 PM »
#levymustgo

Twitter rumors today say Levy open to $80m bid this summer for Kane.

If Kane leaves, burn the whole thing down

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« Reply #4182 on: April 24, 2023, 01:08:36 PM »
Levy has been objectively bad for a while now.  His string of poor decisions may finally catch up to him now that the fans have turned.
I'll stick with my opinion on Gold.  He'll be in foul trouble within the first eight minutes.

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« Reply #4183 on: April 24, 2023, 01:08:45 PM »
Twitter rumors today say Levy open to $80m bid this summer for Kane.

If Kane leaves, burn the whole thing down

That seems astoundingly low for an English player

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Re: Futbol Talk
« Reply #4184 on: April 24, 2023, 01:13:32 PM »
Twitter rumors today say Levy open to $80m bid this summer for Kane.

If Kane leaves, burn the whole thing down

They really need to burn it down. It's not working.
Sell Kane, Lloris, Son, Hojbjerg, Dier, Davies, Richarlisson, Royal, Sanchez.
Keep Romero, Kulu, Porro, Skipp, Spence, Betancur, Sarr, Sessegnon, Bissouma.

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« Reply #4186 on: April 24, 2023, 01:15:44 PM »
They really need to burn it down. It's not working.
Sell Kane, Lloris, Son, Hojbjerg, Dier, Davies, Richarlisson, Royal, Sanchez.
Keep Romero, Kulu, Porro, Skipp, Spence, Betancur, Sarr, Sessegnon, Bissouma.

Agreed.

But that's not what Levy will do. Especially if he can't get "fair value" (in his opinion) for his sales

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Re: Futbol Talk
« Reply #4187 on: April 24, 2023, 01:25:53 PM »
They really need to burn it down. It's not working.
Sell Kane, Lloris, Son, Hojbjerg, Dier, Davies, Richarlisson, Royal, Sanchez.
Keep Romero, Kulu, Porro, Skipp, Spence, Betancur, Sarr, Sessegnon, Bissouma.

Don't forget the dead weight loan army.

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« Reply #4188 on: April 24, 2023, 05:11:32 PM »
Didn't see what happened, but absolutely stunning for QPR to pull out a win at Burnley after the form they've been in for all of 2023. Have probably saved themselves from relegation, which is still a massive drop from how they spent the first chunk of the season in promotion contention.

Yeah, that combined with Reading pulling level against Coventry only to ship it right back really put my Royals in a tight spot. The next three teams up the table all have a game in hand and a goal differential edge. The last two are both relegation 6-pointers, so it's not over yet, but those 6 penalized points are just crushing right now.
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Re: Futbol Talk
« Reply #4189 on: April 26, 2023, 04:11:02 PM »
Well, that's the Prem decided then isn't it?  At least the relegation battle looks entertaining.  Will laugh so hard when Everton go down.
I'll stick with my opinion on Gold.  He'll be in foul trouble within the first eight minutes.

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Re: Futbol Talk
« Reply #4190 on: April 27, 2023, 06:05:46 AM »
Well, that's the Prem decided then isn't it?  At least the relegation battle looks entertaining.  Will laugh so hard when Everton go down.

Eh, probably.  If Arsenal wins out and City stumbles at all it could be interesting.

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« Reply #4191 on: April 27, 2023, 08:21:49 AM »
Eh, probably.  If Arsenal wins out and City stumbles at all it could be interesting.

It's going to take a lot of stumbling from City to make it interesting. Not happening

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« Reply #4192 on: April 27, 2023, 08:23:32 AM »
It's going to take a lot of stumbling from City to make it interesting. Not happening

I know City is the superior team, but no one thought Arsenal was going to get caught at the halfway point.

Crazier things have happened.

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« Reply #4193 on: April 27, 2023, 08:29:08 AM »
I know City is the superior team, but no one thought Arsenal was going to get caught at the halfway point.

Crazier things have happened.

Two games in hand and Fulham at Craven Cottage as their most challenging game in the next few. The prem is theirs. 

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« Reply #4194 on: April 27, 2023, 08:35:23 AM »
Two games in hand and Fulham at Craven Cottage as their most challenging game in the next few. The prem is theirs.

Oh, just hand them the trophy now and forget the rest of the matches then.

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« Reply #4195 on: April 27, 2023, 09:25:38 AM »
Oh, just hand them the trophy now and forget the rest of the matches then.

Thats basically where things are at now.

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Re: Futbol Talk
« Reply #4196 on: April 27, 2023, 03:28:32 PM »
Good grief Everton

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« Reply #4197 on: April 30, 2023, 10:26:55 AM »
City rolls Fulham away, moving top of the prem with a game in hand. They have west ham and Leeds at the etihad/everton away while arsenal have London derby against Chelsea, Newcastle away and Brighton at home.

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« Reply #4198 on: April 30, 2023, 10:45:06 AM »
Tottenham's come to play again I see.
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Re: Futbol Talk
« Reply #4199 on: April 30, 2023, 11:06:40 AM »
Tottenham's come to play again I see.

Burn it down. Build from youth. Find a development manager. Accept that you're going to sell a ton of players including Kane.