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  1. 1 hour ago, Vindaloo FOX said:

    Would love him here, yes he can be a idiot at times but the lad is 23, give him time to grow.


    If BR can get his head straight we could have a quilty player on our hands.


    BR has worked with some nut jobs before like Suarez and got the best out of him

    It's not just his discipline, his bottle is questionable too. He sh!ts the bed anytime he plays against Celtic. Terrible player. 

  2. 2 hours ago, Hales said:

    Well I hope Liverpool, Spurs, Newcastle, Bournemouth and Norwich cannot compete in the next transfer window, whenever that may be. If they cannot pay their staff then they surely do not have the money to buy in that window 🤔

    This actually raises a point in my head about FFP....  


    Surely this year should be wrote off as  I dont think anyone will be posting a profit... would be slightly unfair to include this seasons figures. 

  3. I'm not sure if it has been covered but what happens to the TV money if the season cant be completed? SKY and BT Sport pay for a certain number of games, if they are not provided with those games then the PL are in breach of contract. Surely they wouldnt need to pay for this season.....

  4. 11 minutes ago, lestajigs said:

    Ffs this should be so easy either the season is void, meaning liverpool do not win the league we do not qualify for champions league teams don’t go up or down, or it finishes on what it is now, or it gets delayed till june

    What's easy about either of those?


    If the season is void then the league breaches contracts with TV companies worth billions of pounds. Teams get screwed out of promotion and harshly relegated costing them hundreds of millions of pounds. 


    If its pushed back..... whennis it pushed back to? It cant be rescheduled as we dont know what's going to happen with this virus. It will mean rescheduling the start of their season, it will interfere with players contracts.....


    Nothing about it is simple. 

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  5. Just now, nnfox said:

    I'm not saying they are, but just because we're different, doesn't mean we're wrong. The best approach will be unknown until this thing goes away and mortality rates can be confirmed and compared, which will be months and months.

    But being overly cautious is still better than doing nothing other than washing our hands and singing happy birthday.... 

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  6. 16 minutes ago, nnfox said:

    Too soon.  Football execs going against the advice of the nations top scientists.  The country needs a consistent approach, led by government and not individual organisations making it up as they go along.


    The season is now over.  This will carry on throughout the summer and well into autumn, possibly beyond.  Zero chance that the season can be played out now.


    What a mess.

    And what makes our nations top scientists any better than many other nations top scientists who have a different view? 

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  7. 15 minutes ago, ozleicester said:

    Just out of interest.

    Australian Rugby league is playing this weekend, but then the gvt is banning groups of more than 500 people from MONDAY lol

    Same with the Old firm game. 


    Apparently it's ok for 60,000 people to cram into a football stadium on Sunday but as of monday, no gatherings of over 500 people. 

  8. 11 minutes ago, moore_94 said:

    We have 3 players with symptoms, if any of them do actually have it that will be our entire club, and any Aston Villa club member close to them on Monday having to be self-isolated and tested


    Chelsea cancelled training after squad member may have come close to someone with symptoms


    Already had the Arsenal V Man City game suspended due to fears after the Forest/Olympiakos owner confirmed having it, which also resulted in entire Nottingham Forest staff being tested


    What on earth are the FA actually doing? Waiting for someone to actually be confirmed as having it, possibly passing it on to all their teammates, and then suspending the league?


    Absolute farce.

    That's EXACYLY what they are doing. NOTHING will happen until its confirmed someone has it. 

  9. 4 hours ago, Deeg67 said:

    The season is done - I think we all better accept that.  I would support playing the matches behind closed doors but I don't think that's what's going to happen.

    You are probably right but I honestly can not wrap my head around how they are going to do this without totally screwing some teams over....

  10. 22 minutes ago, Oldblueyes said:

    It is all right to discuss spending 100-150 mill on new players, but to keep withing FFP,  we will have to sell to balance the books. 


    You can't  keep buying players without knowing you can offset that cost elsewhere. 



    Surely that's what we done this year? 


    I might be wrong but as far as I can see, our net spend on players this year was 15m or something along those lines, which is nothing in today's game. As for wages, I couldn't say but certainly in terms of spending, we have been very prudent this season. 

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  11. At the start of the season, I wanted 7th place and a decent cup run so we are certainly over achieving my ambitions back then but there is no getting away from it, from the position that we were in just before christmas, with a 10 point lead on 4th and a 14 point lead on 5th, our current form and where we find ourselves is disappointing. Not to mention going out in the semis to villa. 

  12. 4 minutes ago, blabyboy said:

    We need a target man in the Summer, just to give us a different option when pretty ball is not working.

    Nacho is playing like a target man right now. We are hitting him with long balls, hes trapping it and protecting it bit if there is no one willing to get within a few yards of him then it doesn't make a differance. 

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  13. It's the current rules that muddy VAR up. There is so many different interpretations of the rules that bring inconsistency and until they are sorted, VAR doesn't have a chance. There are 3 issues I would address for next year, which I feel have been the biggest problem with VAR this year. 


    1. Handball. 


    We've certainly been on the wrong side of this. The current problem with handball is it is a very subjective rule. Ball to hand, the distance between players when the ball was struck, intentional or not, hand being in a natural position...etc. There is absolutely no chance of referees or video referees making consistent decisions with so many variations....

    Thos year, the rules were simplified in a sence where, if the ball hits an attacking hand in the run up to a goal, its chalked off, why stop there? Simplify it even more, if the ball hits a hand, it's a foul regardless of circumstance. Ball to hand? Doesn't matter, foul. Unintentional? Doesn't matter, foul. This is something that VAR can uphold and although it would be harsh, it would be harsh for everyone equally. 


    2. Offsides


    You are not going to get away from the fact that some offsides are going to be by very tight margins and seem harsh but right now, it seems even more so by the fact that a perfectly timed run can be ruined by your nipple being offside.

    Draw the line from the feet. If your toe nail is offside, you are offside. If your feet are on bit your boaby is off, you're onside. It makes it very clear. 


    3. Clear and obvious? 


    All the "clear and obvious" ruling with VAR does is raise questions as to when and where it should be applied. Again, it creates inconsistency. Bin it. If the ref makes an error, VAR corrects it, obvious or not. Again  it makes it fair for all clubs involved. 

  14. There should be 3 main European competitions....


    Champions cup. 

    Old school format, all the winners of the European leagues are drew out a not (no seeding) in a two legged knock out. 


    Cup winners cup. 

    Same lay out to the champions cup with all the FA cup winners from each league. 


    Euro league. 

    Basically your standard champions league format with the league cup winners and your 2nd, 3rd placed teams. Essentially your money making completion that's going to have the greater amount of "big teams" in it. 

  15. 2 hours ago, casablancas said:

    Ianus Hagi? Can play anywhere across the front three and the maddo role. 

    Only saw him the couple of times he's played since moving to Rangers and whilst there is no doubting that he is capable of some magic, he disappears alot during game. Whether that's just due to him being young and the consistency comes later, I would much rather have him as a long term target. 

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