General Discussion: The Premiership discussion thread


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smith
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11284 posts since 5/5/04

14 Apr 2021 19:29
Davinho wrote: This PSG Bayern game is brilliant so far, like basketball.

Same as the Dortmund city game tonight. Cool
joeyjojo
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4570 posts since 24/8/06

14 Apr 2021 19:43
Damn I watch tge wrong game each night
Davinho
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2364 posts since 2/12/08

posted 14 Apr 2021 19:43, edited 14 Apr 2021 19:43
Obviously biased but fucking hell jermaine jenas wants us to lose this so badly Laughing out loud

Edit: no one comes close to KDB, except maybe Phil Foden Cool
smith
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11284 posts since 5/5/04

14 Apr 2021 20:47
First half the Bellingham show. Second half the Foden show. What a headache Southgate has for the Euros.
TROYBOY
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880 posts since 28/2/12

posted 14 Apr 2021 22:49, edited 14 Apr 2021 22:49
both gotta go.
cant believe Bellingham is only 17.
i was getting pissed, taking dubious substances and raving in Bagleys at 17…..Shocked
snaye
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10913 posts since 24/10/02

18 Apr 2021 19:12
All kicking off today with this Super League announcement incoming
smith
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11284 posts since 5/5/04

18 Apr 2021 19:29
Gary Nevilles rant was epic

https://youtu.be/GP05EDm9EB8
Bails78
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729 posts since 6/1/08

18 Apr 2021 19:29
snaye wrote: All kicking off today with this Super League announcement incoming

I'm opposed to it, just smacks of Greed and preserving the status of ill run clubs who are badly in debt and can't compete in the Xfer Mrtks or CL anymore.
swiftus
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1448 posts since 1/7/09

18 Apr 2021 21:59
As a Liverpool fan, this is just embarrassing. Expecting a massive backtrack coming soon
Anto
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4034 posts since 19/1/12

18 Apr 2021 22:40
I can't agree more with what Gary Neville said.

It's an utter joke, just embarrassing, and I'm a AC Milan fan which should be in Sick!

Razorlight123
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4933 posts since 13/1/10

18 Apr 2021 23:06
It's embarrassing - But the power seems to be in the club's hands…

Will be interesting to see how this plays out. So many stakeholders must be shitting it lol
JustinCredible
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2680 posts since 11/6/08

19 Apr 2021 07:13
As far as the foreign club owners are concerned, I don't think it really matters what "the fans" think any more in terms of British fans of British clubs etc - there is so much more money to be made from TV and sponsorship revenues than from gate reciepts and selling pints & pies like the good old days.

As a Newcastle fan I've said the same thing before re. the situation with Mike Ashley who couldn't give a fuck what the fans think - boycotting games and season tickets etc. doesn't really affect him any more as there is so much money coming in from the Premier League TV rights.

Not sure if I've misinterpreted the announcement but sounded to me like the big 12 clubs expect to remain in their respective domestic leagues but are pulling out of UEFA tournaments (Champo's league / Europa League) in favour of this new "mid week" super league. This would mean the Premier League has a massive decision to make re. whether or not to accommodate the big 6 teams (and schedule fixtures around their Super League commitments mid week) or to bin them off altogether.

Whichever way it plays out the stand out for me is how little the owners of these huge clubs, built up over decades on the back of their loyal (mostly working class) fan bases, give a shit about those very fans they used to depend on.

If it does go ahead, and the big 6 are removed from the Prem, will be even more interesting to see how the players feel about it - many of which are from working class backgrounds themselves, most of their family & friends live and breathe football and will feel exactly the same as the average fan. I'd be amazed if offering an even more grotesque wage packet than already on offer would be enough to offset the animosity.
swiftus
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1448 posts since 1/7/09

19 Apr 2021 07:36
JustinCredible wrote: As far as the foreign club owners are concerned, I don't think it really matters what "the fans" think any more in terms of British fans of British clubs etc - there is so much more money to be made from TV and sponsorship revenues than from gate reciepts and selling pints & pies like the good old days.

As a Newcastle fan I've said the same thing before re. the situation with Mike Ashley who couldn't give a fuck what the fans think - boycotting games and season tickets etc. doesn't really affect him any more as there is so much money coming in from the Premier League TV rights.

Not sure if I've misinterpreted the announcement but sounded to me like the big 12 clubs expect to remain in their respective domestic leagues but are pulling out of UEFA tournaments (Champo's league / Europa League) in favour of this new "mid week" super league. This would mean the Premier League has a massive decision to make re. whether or not to accommodate the big 6 teams (and schedule fixtures around their Super League commitments mid week) or to bin them off altogether.

Whichever way it plays out the stand out for me is how little the owners of these huge clubs, built up over decades on the back of their loyal (mostly working class) fan bases, give a shit about those very fans they used to depend on.

If it does go ahead, and the big 6 are removed from the Prem, will be even more interesting to see how the players feel about it - many of which are from working class backgrounds themselves, most of their family & friends live and breathe football and will feel exactly the same as the average fan. I'd be amazed if offering an even more grotesque wage packet than already on offer would be enough to offset the animosity.

With Newcastle, what happened with boycotting matches? How successful was this in terms of % bums on seats? Was there still a crowd? The pandemic has shown that footy feels empty without the crowds. I agree that owners don't really care about fans, but the reputational damage would affect them (as well as lost potential matchday revenue, because they love the £££).

With the players, I can imagine if UEFA/FIFA turn around and say these players can't play in the Euros/World Cup, that might make them turn their heads…

Ultimately, it's no coincidence that this has been announced around the same time as UEFA coming out with their change for the Champions League. It's a threat, at best (I hope!).
swede
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9697 posts since 21/3/09

19 Apr 2021 07:46
smith wrote: Gary Nevilles rant was epic

https://youtu.be/GP05EDm9EB8

this explained it very well to me as a football casual. the state of it Laughing out loud
Davinho
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2364 posts since 2/12/08

19 Apr 2021 07:57
What a mess. As someone who’s been slowly falling out of love with football over the last decade this could be the final nail.
Apart from anything else it just sounds shit. Also Laughing out loud at Spurs signing up.
Hanto
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2958 posts since 30/11/09

19 Apr 2021 07:59
As a Spurs fan, I do agree that there are clubs that shouldn't qualify. I had a look at the last and half of it is English clubs anyway! How is that any more entertaining?! Laughing out loud
swiftus
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1448 posts since 1/7/09

19 Apr 2021 08:12
smith wrote: Gary Nevilles rant was epic

https://youtu.be/GP05EDm9EB8

The highlight of this was..

“Tottenham I am not really bothered about”

Laughing out loud
OnlyOneStop
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2935 posts since 3/8/08

19 Apr 2021 09:11
Spurs make loads of money. That's why we're on that list of clubs. Shows you everything you need to know about this new venture.
joe6886
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908 posts since 16/11/08

19 Apr 2021 09:21
And now Jose gone Eek
Davinho
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2364 posts since 2/12/08

19 Apr 2021 09:29
Eek With a cup final on Sunday!