Football The 2018/2019 Season Thread

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Moriath, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Hawkwind

    Hawkwind FH is my second home FH Subscriber

    No company would hand over money due to contracts without doing the due diligence and getting their legal teams to first check. As you stated though if the insurance was not in place to cover it someone in their organisation was negligent. Shit situation for his family though. The club should do the right thing and help out until everything is sorted.

    Bet someone will get fired over the insurance issue..
     
  2. Hawkwind

    Hawkwind FH is my second home FH Subscriber

    The club will have bills to pay as well over the transfer (agent and family) and they have a right to ask, demanding before the investigation is even concluded is a bit OTT.
     
  3. Billargh

    Billargh FH is my second home

    Ah the net spend get out. As a Newcastle fan I'm all too familiar with that.
     
  4. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Fulham really are a terrible team.
     
  5. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Incomings vs Outgoings. So what you can afford. Hardly a 'get out'. More a reflection of the actual reality of a well-run club.

    I get your miffed-ness though. The Barcodes are one of the top-20 richest clubs in Europe but you've an owner who refuses to spend.

    It's not like you've not got the cash, but don't let it make you bitter.
     
  6. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Four up after 25 minutes, this is going to be a bloodbath.
     
  7. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Oh dear.
     
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  8. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Jeebus.

    Turns out the level in the premier league is a bit pish and it's ripe to be turned into a joke-like spanish league as long as people can come in with a spare billion quid.
     
  9. Billargh

    Billargh FH is my second home

    I think you've taken my response the wrong way. I'm on your side, the amount of times I have to tell some idiot that we didn't 'buy the Championship' with out unlimited pockets cause we sold £80m worth of players etc. I was merely on the wind up with my first reply :p

    I do think it'll be interesting if Liverpool keep buying players for such high prices though if they aren't selling their players at ridiculous prices occasionally.
     
  10. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Fenway said the club will always have to live within it's means.

    Look at the major one that doesn't have to right now tho. I think Souness is right when he says we'll have to win every single game for the rest of the season.

    It's like city are playing on god-mode. And you know how a game feels when you play on god mode. Fun for a while, but ultimately empty and soulless.
     
  11. Billargh

    Billargh FH is my second home

    Looking at the empty seats in the Etihad even their own fans are bored already ;) But nah, I do think the Prem is getting quite tragic, the gulf between the teams is too much. It makes me not fear the Championship at all, at least it's a bit more level there.
     
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  12. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    There's a top six in England now, it used to realistically be a top four, and you've got two teams nip and tuck and the top and a third in touching distance. If you look at the other European leagues its only Spain that has anything approaching the English level of competition at the top. In Italy Juve have 63 points and they've played four games less than City!

    I don't the think the Prem is that bad competition-wise. It could certainly be a lot worse. I don't even begrudge City's money that much; if United's owners weren't a shower of cunts who know fuck-all about football we could spend just as much but more effectively; the team's failures over the last few years have been self-inflicted management choices, not spending on its own.
     
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  13. Billargh

    Billargh FH is my second home

    That's great and all, my point was more there's very little point in the league for teams below 6th. No one is breaking into that special club, so the rest just exist while trying to not get relegated but there's almost sod all for the rest of them / us to play for. Hell even the cups are predictable now, I don't see anyone doing a Wigan any time soon, the top clubs are just that much better than everyone else.
     
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  14. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Leicester. And putting City's billions to one side, look at Spurs, they've gone from decades of "somewhere between 5th and 8th" to a genuine CL team, and if they ever get this stadium sorted, could kick on. I think English football is the least "closed shop" of all the European leagues.
     
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  15. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Leicester is a freak occurance. Of course we know that it can happen. But it's absolutely freak. The number of clubs winning the league since the PL became a thing, or with realistic ambitions of winning it has reduced dramatically. Leicester just goes to show unreaslistic ambitions shouldn't be given up on. But they are feeding on scraps really.

    Spurs is one of the richest teams in the world. Along with Liverpool they're PL underachievers IMO.


    Doesn't mean that it's in rude health though, looking at it from a historical basis.

    The CL is the be-all atm. And eventually it'll be a global model. (Although I'd wager it probably won't be a "game of two halves" by the time they reach that stage)...
     
  16. Billargh

    Billargh FH is my second home

    Leicester was a once in a generation surprise, potentially even a once in a lifetime occurrence at this point. Going from almost relegated one season to champions the next? Yeah I'm not seeing that again unless there's significant change in the league somehow.
     
  17. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    You say that, but other leagues have had freak championship wins in the last few decades (since 92), so perhaps its more "normal" than you think. Look at the stats; most of the big leagues have had 5 or six winning teams, and England, Spain and Germany have all had one freak result (Leicester, Deportivo and Wolfsburg). To be honest France is the only league that breaks the rules and maybe that's because French domestic football is a bit shit?

    It just feels to me that the economics of modern football seem to be pretty consistent no matter what.
     
  18. CorNokZ

    CorNokZ Currently a stay at home dad

    Ole out when!?
     
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  19. Jupitus

    Jupitus Old and short, no wonder I'm grumpy! Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

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  20. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

     
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  21. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Half time...time for even more Sari ball.
     
  22. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Suicide by substitution.
     
  23. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    [​IMG]
     
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  24. CorNokZ

    CorNokZ Currently a stay at home dad

    Okay Ole, you can stay..
     
  25. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home


    It shouldn't be funny but it is considering the last sub.
     
  26. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Hopefully they can do a number on Liverpool next weekend as well.
     
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  27. CorNokZ

    CorNokZ Currently a stay at home dad

    Wait, hold up.. You're actually aiming for second or even the league?? :D
     
  28. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Yikes. Are you 12?

    Do I want Tottenham to win the league? Of course I do.
    Do I think Tottenham will win the league? No.
    Does Liverpool dropping points mean that City are more likely to win the league? Yes.
    Would I prefer City win it than Liverpool? Abso-fucking-lutely.
    Is your "lads it's Tottenham" shtick tired and played out? Yes.
    Do you think you're hilarious and original? Probably.
     
  29. CorNokZ

    CorNokZ Currently a stay at home dad

    Yikes. Did you wake up with sand in your vagina this morning?

    Out of the top three teams I'd rather see the Spurs win the league than the other two.
     

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