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Offline OldChelsea

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Soccer 2020-21 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Topic Start: August 20, 2020, 07:25:46 AM »
Premier League fixtures for 2020-21 released: https://www.premierleague.com/news/1754980

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Re: Soccer 2020-21 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #1: August 25, 2020, 06:37:06 PM »
So where does Messi go?

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« Reply #2: August 25, 2020, 07:18:05 PM »
So where does Messi go?

PSG, Man City?  But there's the issue of his buyout clause - if he can't get out of that, it's a transfer fee even those clubs probably can't afford.  If he can, he's a free agent and he can literally go anywhere he wants, but you're still looking at those two at the top of the list because of the wages.

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« Reply #3: August 25, 2020, 08:09:35 PM »
PSG, Man City?  But there's the issue of his buyout clause - if he can't get out of that, it's a transfer fee even those clubs probably can't afford.  If he can, he's a free agent and he can literally go anywhere he wants, but you're still looking at those two at the top of the list because of the wages.
Boca Juniors. 

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« Reply #4: August 25, 2020, 08:16:43 PM »
No love for dc United?

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« Reply #5: August 25, 2020, 08:35:19 PM »
No love for dc United?

 :rofl:

I'm sure its near the top of his list. 

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« Reply #6: August 25, 2020, 08:42:26 PM »
:rofl:

I'm sure its near the top of his list. 

I wouldn’t be too fast to dismiss them 1o years from now

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« Reply #7: August 25, 2020, 08:42:49 PM »
Boca Juniors.

If he wants to go home and evade taxes instead of doing so in Spain, sure.  It's unclear how much he desires that.  Supposedly he wants to win the Champions League.  But that seems silly considering that he's already done that three times (and scored twice in the finals).  I find the whole thing off-putting - if FCB, PSG, and Man City were all to end up on a boat that mysteriously sank 800 miles from land, the soccer world might be better off.

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« Reply #8: August 31, 2020, 08:09:06 AM »
https://www.espn.com/soccer/soccer-transfers/story/4170365/messi-needs-to-go-on-strike-to-push-barcelona-departure-sources

Sounds like legal battles are brewing. I am not a lawyer but based on limited reading his free agent clause expired in June each year. But since the club was still playing its 2019-20 season in August I would think a court would think it reasonable to extend it. IMHO.


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« Reply #10: September 04, 2020, 03:13:11 PM »
Looks like Messi is stuck playing for Barça against his will. Sort of like he is for Argentina.

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Re: Soccer 2020-21 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #11: October 08, 2020, 09:47:31 AM »
RIP Macclesfield Town FC, 1874-2020: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/oct/07/players-were-in-tears-macclesfield-collapse-league-two-james-pearson

(Circle 28th October on your calendar: Southend United may be next)

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Re: Soccer 2020-21 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #12: October 08, 2020, 02:30:36 PM »
That is just plain sad. 

:(

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« Reply #13: October 08, 2020, 04:14:28 PM »
Hearing Ben Olsen is out at DC United.

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« Reply #14: October 08, 2020, 04:54:45 PM »
That is just plain sad. 

:(


I think the days when a club could easily drop from league 2 to national league down through semipro seem to be over. It seems like league 2 teams take on debt trying for promotion or league 1 teams take on debt trying to avoid relegation and then the finances just crumble when things go wrong

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« Reply #15: October 09, 2020, 07:52:42 AM »
Hearing Ben Olsen is out at DC United.

Confirmed: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/10/08/ben-olsen-fired/

The last active link to United's great days...unfortunately, nostalgia doesn't win MLS Cups.

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« Reply #17: October 19, 2020, 05:56:13 PM »
Interesting to see Everton and Aston Villa atop the Premiere League table.


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« Reply #19: November 02, 2020, 09:39:31 AM »
RIP Macclesfield Town FC, 1874-2020: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/oct/07/players-were-in-tears-macclesfield-collapse-league-two-james-pearson

(Circle 28th October on your calendar: Southend United may be next)

UPDATING: Southend United settles tax debt; winding-up petition dismissed - https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54718151

(They're still bringing up the rear in League Two - one step away from relegation out of the Football League - but it's good to be alive)

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« Reply #20: December 26, 2020, 09:18:27 AM »
I don’t see a new thread so Boxing Day seems like as good a time as any to start one. Even if a few days early.

Bet on a Leicester/MU draw. Just need to have them hang on a few more minutes.

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« Reply #21: December 26, 2020, 09:21:47 AM »
I don’t see a new thread so Boxing Day seems like as good a time as any to start one. Even if a few days early.

Bet on a Leicester/MU draw. Just need to have them hang on a few more minutes.
Well done lads.

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« Reply #22: December 26, 2020, 10:01:49 AM »
Need Crystal Palace to pull the upset now.

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« Reply #23: December 26, 2020, 10:05:15 AM »
Need Crystal Palace to pull the upset now.
Not a good start. Just abysmal defense.

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Re: Soccer 2020-21 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #24: December 26, 2020, 10:19:43 AM »
Somebody probably should have started a 2020-21 thread when the Euro leagues started, but MLS was still going.

Edit - actually, it was a pretty clean split after the last Champs League post.