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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #150: November 26, 2023, 03:18:45 PM »
Good stuff!  Now you've been to a Championship game, next time we'll expect you to go really hardcore - League Two... ;)

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« Reply #151: November 27, 2023, 04:21:38 PM »
Good stuff!  Now you've been to a Championship game, next time we'll expect you to go really hardcore - League Two... ;)

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
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« Reply #153: December 02, 2023, 02:58:18 PM »
Here's the Euros draw. Pretty favorable for the Global Powerhouse, tough but do-able for Scotland, and the 'Group Of Death' for Wales, should they qualify from the play-offs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67602917

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #154: December 04, 2023, 02:25:47 PM »
Surprised to see Manchester City at the top of the Premiere League table. Maybe this year will be a close race. 

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« Reply #155: December 04, 2023, 02:28:01 PM »
Here's the Euros draw. Pretty favorable for the Global Powerhouse, tough but do-able for Scotland, and the 'Group Of Death' for Wales, should they qualify from the play-offs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67602917
So what’s happened to Germany?  They seem a real mess.  Losses to Austria and Turkey. 

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #156: December 05, 2023, 10:29:23 AM »
So what’s happened to Germany?  They seem a real mess.  Losses to Austria and Turkey.

A combination of factors - the Bundesliga not being what it was, a lack of young managerial talent, and holding on for far too long to a 'golden generation' (it was as though Schweinsteiger played until he was 96... :D ).

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #157: December 05, 2023, 10:49:49 AM »
What was that about declining value?... ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67619756

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« Reply #158: December 06, 2023, 08:32:54 AM »
What was that about declining value?... ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67619756

And bigger (market) teams seem to be selling for something near Redskins-Harris prices. Tod Boehly, part owner of the LA Dodgers, bought Chelsea for about $5.3 billion USD in 2022. And Chelsea's owner, Abramovich, a Russian billionaire, had been elbowed out when Putin invaded Ukraine.

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« Reply #159: December 06, 2023, 08:51:40 AM »
Now you see why UK sports pay-channels are so expensive - £6.7 billion ($8.4 billion) just for the domestic market!  :shock: (think about the relative size of the US market, for leading sports rights...).

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #160: December 08, 2023, 02:38:16 PM »
Ouch! Spurs lose again by a goal after scoring first. Desperately need Van De Ven and James "The President" Maddison. They are out injured, and won't return until sometime in January.

Meanwhile, the Redskins / Football Team / Commanders new owner is part-owner of Crystal Palace. Does that mean that Washingtonians should pay attention to Palace?

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #161: December 08, 2023, 03:21:04 PM »
Does anyone pay any attention to Palace?... :D   ;) (with apologies to PWC...)

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #162: December 08, 2023, 03:33:05 PM »
Does anyone pay any attention to Palace?... :D   ;) (with apologies to PWC...)
I try. But it’s not easy. 

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« Reply #163: December 08, 2023, 06:27:55 PM »
I try. But it’s not easy.

That's what you get for being spoiled.... :lol:  ;)

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #164: December 11, 2023, 07:04:17 PM »
More than just kicking dirt on an umpire's shoes: president of a Turkish football team rushed onto the field to slug the referee in the face and then to kick the ref in the head.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/dec/11/ankaragucu-president-punches-referee-after-turkish-super-lig-match

Meanwhile, Spurs recovered their dash, and clobbered Newcastle 4 - 1.


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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #166: December 12, 2023, 06:20:35 PM »
Now that's what you call punishment..might be something of a mountain to climb to avoid relegation ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67687142.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #167: December 18, 2023, 07:38:47 PM »
Quite a real race in the Premier League thus far.  Arsenal with a one point lead over Liverpool and Aston Villa.  Man City and Tottenham lurking behind.   

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« Reply #168: December 19, 2023, 11:56:52 AM »
Quite a real race in the Premier League thus far.  Arsenal with a one point lead over Liverpool and Aston Villa.  Man City and Tottenham lurking behind.   

Yes. Man City always improves around late March, so they should be in it to the end. Dramatic draw with Crystal Palace, the team partly owned by our own Josh Harris. We would call it a "tie game", but I am trying to speak British English when I talk about English. Manchester City has not been winning so much this month.

Spurs had almost pulled themselves together as they beat Newcastle and then Nottingham Forest. They had serious injuries to a pair of stars plus suspensions to several defensive players. Playing good attacking football in the win over Forest, and then two of their previously suspended players got suspended again, one of them at the80th minute with a 0 - 2 lead. Ugh. But they will perk up as "President" James Maddison and Mickey Van De Ven return some time in January.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #169: December 21, 2023, 09:33:17 AM »
A pivotal day for European, and World Soccer - quite a morning...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67783970

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« Reply #170: December 21, 2023, 03:13:58 PM »
A pivotal day for European, and World Soccer - quite a morning...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67783970

I read that, and I also read the non-answer answers from some English teams. Spurs: We remain committed to UEFA etc etc.


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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #171: December 21, 2023, 06:58:08 PM »
I read that, and I also read the non-answer answers from some English teams. Spurs: We remain committed to UEFA etc etc.


Lots of 'Whistlin' Dixie' , over here, from the national leagues and governments. However, it's difficult to see how any action they might take wouldn't just be struck-down, by the Court, as anti-competitive.

Most discussion has focussed on the ESL - however, it is the ECJ's ruling on media rights which could have significant outcomes. The major PL clubs have always coveted having control over their own rights, so it may see the end of collective agreements.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #172: December 26, 2023, 08:49:28 AM »
Boxing Day in the Premier League!

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