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« Reply #300: April 15, 2023, 12:14:19 PM »
Quite the finish to the Bournemouth Tottenham match. Brilliant goal by the underdogs to pull it out at the finish. 

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« Reply #301: April 15, 2023, 04:14:26 PM »
Quite the finish to the Bournemouth Tottenham match. Brilliant goal by the underdogs to pull it out at the finish. 

Dreadful goal after Spurs tied the game and nearly had a winner. Fire Stellini, hire Pochettino to finish the season. Should have "suspended" Paratici in January, when he was named as one of the financial finaglers at Juventus and blocked from working in Italy.

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« Reply #302: April 23, 2023, 09:13:49 AM »
Newcastle goes up 3-0 against Tottenham in the first 9 minutes.  :shock:

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« Reply #303: April 23, 2023, 10:46:21 AM »
Newcastle goes up 3-0 against Tottenham in the first 9 minutes.  :shock:

5 - 0 at halftime. Spurs players seem to have gone on strike against interim-coach Stellini. Team is a shambles.

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« Reply #304: April 23, 2023, 10:52:07 AM »
5 - 0 at halftime. Spurs players seem to have gone on strike against interim-coach Stellini. Team is a shambles.
Looks like a 6-1 final. Was five goals in the first 20 minutes I think. Good for Newcastle.  Hope they make the Champions League. Sting enjoyed it.

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« Reply #305: April 23, 2023, 11:17:44 AM »

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Which is where Daniel Levy is due sympathy. City and Newcastle have spent astutely. There has been little waste. But the great advantage in effect limitless wealth offers is that clubs can afford to make mistakes. A season outside the Champions League does not have a devastating impact on spending.

Levy has done the best thing a non-state-backed club can do, which is to build probably the best club stadium in the country, a solid generator of revenue (unless there’s a pandemic, the timing of which was highly unfortunate for Tottenham).

https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2023/apr/22/spurs-must-set-the-satnav-for-the-right-manager-rather-than-guess-at-every-turn

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« Reply #306: April 23, 2023, 02:37:18 PM »
My Crystal Palace Eagle(s) lie right where they usually are. Middle of the table. 12th place. Never a chance at the Champions or Europa Leagues but no relegation.

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« Reply #307: April 29, 2023, 08:49:18 PM »
It’s nice how MLS on Apple TV lets you overlay the home team's radio feed—so, tonight, we are watching DC United on TV while hearing Dave Johnson's call. It’s too bad they don’t let you overlay EITHER team's feed the way MLB.tv does so that for road games you can’t hear your own commentators.



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« Reply #310: May 05, 2023, 02:16:11 PM »
Tod Boehly and Mark Walter, investment bankers and part-owners of the Dodgers, have brought chaos and silliness to Chelsea. Boehly has acted as his own general manager, bringing the exact opposite of The Dodger Way to Chelsea, while spending about $700 million to bring in new players. All of them stars someplace else. The team is on its fourth field manager this season, but he says he has learned a lot and "will get this right" next season.

Boehly must have been frustrated because the Dodgers are run by Stan Kasten, Andrew Friedman, and many, many not-so-famous staff up and down the organization. He has certainly shown the world that a professional sports organization can be run by wealthy amateurs, right?

Chelsea is now in 12th place, behind Crystal Palace, and they have lost the last four games.

https://www.google.com/search?q=premier+league+standings&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS1014US1014&oq=premier+league+standings&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i131i433i512j0i433i512j0i131i433i512j0i512l6.5991j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#sie=lg;/g/11pz7zbpnb;2;/m/02_tc;st;fp;1;;;


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« Reply #311: May 05, 2023, 02:19:02 PM »
Tod Boehly and Mark Walter, investment bankers and part-owners of the Dodgers, have brought chaos and silliness to Chelsea. Boehly has acted as his own general manager, bringing the exact opposite of The Dodger Way to Chelsea, while spending about $700 million to bring in new players. All of them stars someplace else. The team is on its fourth field manager this season, but he says he has learned a lot and "will get this right" next season.

Boehly must have been frustrated because the Dodgers are run by Stan Kasten, Andrew Friedman, and many, many not-so-famous staff up and down the organization. He has certainly shown the world that a professional sports organization can be run by wealthy amateurs, right?

Chelsea is now in 12th place, behind Crystal Palace, and they have lost the last four games.

https://www.google.com/search?q=premier+league+standings&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS1014US1014&oq=premier+league+standings&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i131i433i512j0i433i512j0i131i433i512j0i512l6.5991j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#sie=lg;/g/11pz7zbpnb;2;/m/02_tc;st;fp;1;;;


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« Reply #312: May 08, 2023, 12:37:07 PM »
Boehly wants to hire Mauricio Pochettino to manage Chelsea. Can Boehly and his two (yes, two) Sporting director stay out of Pochettino's way? An interfering owner, who likes to play with his new toy, against a manager who expects to run the team?

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« Reply #313: May 08, 2023, 03:44:52 PM »
It’s all the fault of the American for not being better.

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« Reply #314: May 08, 2023, 05:18:26 PM »
It’s all the fault of the American for not being better.

Or for not hiring an experience team president and general manager, like Stan Kasten and Andrew Friedman at Boehly's Dodgers. (Well, Boehly and eight or ten others own the LAD...). What a great thing for other teams if Boehly could run the Dodgers the way he runs Chelsea!

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« Reply #315: May 08, 2023, 06:56:15 PM »
Or for not hiring an experience team president and general manager, like Stan Kasten and Andrew Friedman at Boehly's Dodgers. (Well, Boehly and eight or ten others own the LAD...). What a great thing for other teams if Boehly could run the Dodgers the way he runs Chelsea!
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« Reply #316: May 11, 2023, 03:07:23 PM »

MLS players investigated for taking money from gamblers. For instance, Max Alves has been suspended by the Colorado Rapids for taking $12,000 to draw a yellow card.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2023/05/11/max-alves-colorado-rapids-gambling/

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« Reply #317: May 11, 2023, 03:59:22 PM »
MLS players investigated for taking money from gamblers. For instance, Max Alves has been suspended by the Colorado Rapids for taking $12,000 to draw a yellow card.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2023/05/11/max-alves-colorado-rapids-gambling/

It looks like hitting a bowling ball with a fly swatter as pro sports seems busy chasing bottom dollars while immersing the sport in that, sticking it on jerseys, sticking it in left field at Nats park, and so forth.

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« Reply #318: May 12, 2023, 04:24:24 PM »
It looks like hitting a bowling ball with a fly swatter as pro sports seems busy chasing bottom dollars while immersing the sport in that, sticking it on jerseys, sticking it in left field at Nats park, and so forth.

Or naming places "Cryoto.Com".

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« Reply #319: May 22, 2023, 03:10:37 PM »
Arsenal really choked away the Premiere League title. Didn’t realize Newcastle was having such a good year. Looks like they have a good shot at the Champions League. Don’t recall them finishing so high in recent years?

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« Reply #320: May 22, 2023, 03:12:54 PM »
Arsenal really choked away the Premiere League title. Didn’t realize Newcastle was having such a good year. Looks like they have a good shot at the Champions League. Don’t recall them finishing so high in recent years?

They're owned by the Saudis now. Expect them to jump up the same way that Man City did when UAE bought them.

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« Reply #321: May 22, 2023, 03:20:46 PM »
They're owned by the Saudis now. Expect them to jump up the same way that Man City did when UAE bought them.
I don’t keep up with that stuff.  I’m always curious how soem teams continue to get support from their fans when they don’t have the $ to contend. 

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« Reply #322: May 22, 2023, 03:28:46 PM »
I don’t keep up with that stuff.  I’m always curious how soem teams continue to get support from their fans when they don’t have the $ to contend. 

Regular season isn't all that's at stake and there is still relegation. If you're a fan of a mid tier premiere league team, you can cheer when they avoid relegation, root for them in the FA cup and the league cup. Root for them to make the champions league or the Europa league and then root for them there. Compare that to a fan of a middling MLB team- we basically have nothing to cheer for or root against. There is almost no chance we'll make the playoffs, no danger of relegation, and no other leagues or cups for the team to compete in.

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« Reply #323: May 22, 2023, 03:40:57 PM »
Regular season isn't all that's at stake and there is still relegation. If you're a fan of a mid tier premiere league team, you can cheer when they avoid relegation, root for them in the FA cup and the league cup. Root for them to make the champions league or the Europa league and then root for them there. Compare that to a fan of a middling MLB team- we basically have nothing to cheer for or root against. There is almost no chance we'll make the playoffs, no danger of relegation, and no other leagues or cups for the team to compete in.
Have been rooting for Crystal Palace for a few years. Overall there doesn’t seem much to root for other than an occasional upset. Stuck in the middle of the table.

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« Reply #324: May 27, 2023, 09:11:36 PM »
These commentators for the DC United game in Toronto on Apple TV Plus sound like a bad parody of OldChelsea. They think they have to use Britishisms but they sound stupid doing it. OldChelsea used British terms correctly for the most part (other than misspelling “draft” as “draught” in regard to conscription), but these women sound like they’re trying to pander to the stooge fans.