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Jesus Christ, that's Goddamned awful.

 

As Jonathan Pie said about something similar, 'when did it become appropriate for sports bodies to start enforcing blasphemy laws?'

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14 hours ago, Creator Supreme said:

I didn't know where else to put this, but FFS...

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50221110

 

Especially considering the amount of Racist crap which goes on over there. I worked with quite a few Italian lads who got awful tetchy when you slagged off religion, it was like shooting fish in a barrel. 

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On 02/10/2019 at 05:57, Pistonbroke said:

Cardiff are appealing FIFA's ruling about the Sala payment, what a bunch of cunts. 

Cardiff City face a three-window transfer ban if they fail to pay Nantes the first installment of the £15m fee for striker Emiliano Sala.

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3 minutes ago, TheHowieLama said:

Cardiff City face a three-window transfer ban if they fail to pay Nantes the first installment of the £15m fee for striker Emiliano Sala.

 

I was just reading about that, you watch them pay up now. Obviously under protest, the cunts. 

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On 30/10/2019 at 12:28, Pistonbroke said:

 

Especially considering the amount of Racist crap which goes on over there. I worked with quite a few Italian lads who got awful tetchy when you slagged off religion, it was like shooting fish in a barrel. 

Facism and all its prejudices are fine but mention your imaginary friend in a bad light and woe betides.

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9 hours ago, TheHowieLama said:

Cardiff City face a three-window transfer ban if they fail to pay Nantes the first installment of the £15m fee for striker Emiliano Sala.

They'll be lucky if it's just that.  The other clubs should be putting pressure on them, if they don't fulfil their obligations then why would any other club trust them in the future.

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What's with all the "Game Day" shite ?

All the time now on the radio it's looking forward to see how Leicester and Arsenal line up on "game day" or will such and such be fit on "game day"....Not sure where it's come from but it's fucking annoying 

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1 hour ago, Stickman said:

What's with all the "Game Day" shite ?

All the time now on the radio it's looking forward to see how Leicester and Arsenal line up on "game day" or will such and such be fit on "game day"....Not sure where it's come from but it's fucking annoying 

 

North American thing. 

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4 hours ago, Stickman said:

What's with all the "Game Day" shite ?

All the time now on the radio it's looking forward to see how Leicester and Arsenal line up on "game day" or will such and such be fit on "game day"....Not sure where it's come from but it's fucking annoying 

Same with 'rounds' when referring to the league as well.

 

 

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Roster has also started to creep into football as well. Fuck that off. It's just for that shit sport they play where they wear helmets and pads crashing aimlessly into each other for 6 hours. 

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9 hours ago, Stickman said:

What's with all the "Game Day" shite ?

All the time now on the radio it's looking forward to see how Leicester and Arsenal line up on "game day" or will such and such be fit on "game day"....Not sure where it's come from but it's fucking annoying 

Yet another inexorable part of our march to being a 51st state, on a similar note the next time I hear "game changer" I think I'll relay a Glaswegian kiss.

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4 hours ago, Moctezuma said:

Yet another inexorable part of our march to being a 51st state, on a similar note the next time I hear "game changer" I think I'll relay a Glaswegian kiss.

Pelaton is a game changer apparently.

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Apparently UEFA are looking at holding the 2024 CL final in the United States. 

 

Never heard of these, maybe's one of our fans in the USA can say if they can be taken seriously. 

 

https://morningconsult.com/2019/11/08/uefa-targeting-new-york-area-for-2024-champions-league-final-sources-say/

 

BY ALEX SILVERMANNovember 8, 2019 at 5:41 pm ET

UEFA, the governing body of soccer in Europe, has informed potential commercial partners that it is trying to bring the 2024 UEFA Champions League Final to the United States, according to people familiar with the discussions. If the organization’s efforts are successful, it would be the first time the prestigious club championship is played outside of Europe.

TEAM Marketing AG, a Swiss agency that represents UEFA’s commercial interests for its club soccer properties globally, has informed potential corporate partners and media rights holders that the organization is targeting the New York market for the event, according to people familiar with the talks, and one person with direct knowledge said MetLife Stadium in New Jersey was the preferred venue.

In an email, a UEFA spokesperson said the organization’s position on holding a Champions League Final outside of Europe has not changed since last year, when the organization refuted a claim by the chief executive of its Spanish rights holder, Mediapro, that the organization was “investigating the feasibility” of holding a future edition of the event in New York.

TEAM did not respond to a request for comment.

While it is unclear how far along UEFA is in the process of planning the 2024 Final in the United States, those familiar with the discussions said UEFA and TEAM have not been shy about sharing their intentions with relevant stakeholders.

On Friday, UEFA awarded the U.S. media rights for its club soccer properties, including the Champions League, to CBS Corp. and Univision Communications Inc. from 2021-2024, as was first reported by Sports Business Daily. One person with direct knowledge of the bidding process, which took place over the course of the past week, said TEAM pointed to a potential 2024 final in New York as a selling point in presentations to potential bidders for the three-year package.

 

UEFA has already announced that the 2022 and 2023 Champions League finals will be held in Munich and London, respectively, but has not selected a location for 2024.

In addition to the Champions League, UEFA’s club rights package includes the second-tier UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup, which is contested by the previous season’s Champions League and Europa League winners. The package awarded Friday also included the rights for the new third-tier UEFA Europa Conference League, which launches in 2021, and the UEFA Youth League for the first time, according to a person with direct knowledge of the bidding process.

The United States has already proven to be fertile ground for high-profile European soccer clubs, many of which regularly tour the country for preseason exhibitions. Previous efforts by foreign leagues to play competitive games in the United States, however, have faced resistance from the sport’s domestic stakeholders.

 

Earlier this year, New York-based Relevent Sports Group, which operates a preseason tournament in the United States featuring foreign clubs called the International Champions Cup, filed an antitrust suit against U.S. Soccer, the sport’s domestic governing body, for allegedly working with FIFA to prevent the firm from bringing competitive European soccer matches to America.

One sports media consultant expressed skepticism that U.S. Soccer — which would have to authorize UEFA to hold a final stateside — would be willing to do so given its past posture.

Neither Relevent nor U.S. Soccer responded to a request for comment on the prospect of a Champions League Final being held on U.S. soil.

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Just now, Nelly-Torres said:

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Dear God. I like the way someone's just scrawled on his forehead. He needs to cut his nails too, the scruffy bastard.

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11 hours ago, AngryofTuebrook said:

Spanish Super Cup being expanded to four teams and played in Saudi Arabia, because (presumably) that's exactly what Spanish fans have been crying out for.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50380282

 

 

They are not the only ones crying out in Saudia Arabia.

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