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2 hours ago, alles ist gut said:

Premier League to resume on Boxing Day 2022 after World Cup

 

The Premier League has agreed to break during next season after the weekend of November 12 to incorporate the Qatar 2022 World Cup, before resuming fixtures on Boxing Day, Sly Sports News understands.

Players will have only a week of preparation with their national teams before heading  out to the tournament in the Middle East, and only eight days to recover for the resumption of the league should they reach the final on December 18th.

 

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/12414519/premier-league-to-resume-on-boxing-day-2022-after-break-for-qatar-world-cup-from-november-13

Absolute crock of shit. 

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I was reading a thing about FIFA wanting a world cup every two years and it had this in it:

The last three permanent presidents of CONMEBOL (Nicolas Leoz, Eugenio Figuereido and Juan Angel Napout) were all accused of corruption and banned from the game, the last four presidents of CONCACAF (Jack Warner, Lisle Austin, Alfredo Hawit, Jeffrey Webb) were all either indicted of banned, as were the last two presidents of CAF (Issa Hayatou and Ahmad Ahmad), Oceania (Reynald Temarii, David Chung) and the last presidents of the AFC (Mohamed bin Hammam) and UEFA (Michel Platini).

 

No wonder the game is in such good shape.

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11 hours ago, an tha said:

Derby County probably going the wall....

 

A great example of the shitness of modern football.

Probably their own fault and maybe has something to do with hiring the likes of Lampard and Rooney when they were simply not financially able to.

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15 hours ago, Manny said:

This Qatar World Cup is one of the worst things to happen in football, and that’s a really fucking low bar.

It won't happen. But it would be great if fans all boycotted it entirely.

 

Like most of things, that's the only way anything will change. However, all that will happen is people bitch and moan, but loads will still turn up or watch it on telly.

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7 hours ago, Jose Jones said:

I was reading a thing about FIFA wanting a world cup every two years and it had this in it:

The last three permanent presidents of CONMEBOL (Nicolas Leoz, Eugenio Figuereido and Juan Angel Napout) were all accused of corruption and banned from the game, the last four presidents of CONCACAF (Jack Warner, Lisle Austin, Alfredo Hawit, Jeffrey Webb) were all either indicted of banned, as were the last two presidents of CAF (Issa Hayatou and Ahmad Ahmad), Oceania (Reynald Temarii, David Chung) and the last presidents of the AFC (Mohamed bin Hammam) and UEFA (Michel Platini).

 

No wonder the game is in such good shape.

With the amount of cash in the game and the amount of attempts at bribery or cash for favours you’d receive, I reckon it’s almost impossible to not have corruption at that level of the game. At the end of the day the people who would want those roles, and the scrutiny that comes with it, are most likely power grabbers and schmoozers anyway, and so makes it all the more inevitable.

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7 hours ago, Jose Jones said:

I was reading a thing about FIFA wanting a world cup every two years and it had this in it:

The last three permanent presidents of CONMEBOL (Nicolas Leoz, Eugenio Figuereido and Juan Angel Napout) were all accused of corruption and banned from the game, the last four presidents of CONCACAF (Jack Warner, Lisle Austin, Alfredo Hawit, Jeffrey Webb) were all either indicted of banned, as were the last two presidents of CAF (Issa Hayatou and Ahmad Ahmad), Oceania (Reynald Temarii, David Chung) and the last presidents of the AFC (Mohamed bin Hammam) and UEFA (Michel Platini).

 

No wonder the game is in such good shape.

 

I'm sure Gary Neville and the rest of the Sky Sport people who are so keen on keeping the game in the hands of the fans will be on to it shortly and get all of this shit sorted toot suite. 

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2 hours ago, Chairman Meow said:

 

I'm sure Gary Neville and the rest of the Sky Sport people who are so keen on keeping the game in the hands of the fans will be on to it shortly and get all of this shit sorted toot suite. 

Their silence is deafening though, isnt it?

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1 hour ago, dockers_strike said:

Their silence is deafening though, isnt it?

Gary "man of the people" Neville is looking for angle where he can include FSG into his rant.

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5 hours ago, Chairman Meow said:

It won't happen. But it would be great if fans all boycotted it entirely.

 

Like most of things, that's the only way anything will change. However, all that will happen is people bitch and moan, but loads will still turn up or watch it on telly.

 

I promised myself years ago I wouldn't watch a single second of it. Football is a moral quagmire and you learn to live with it to a certain extent but watching a tournament where the stadiums have being built by literal slave labour is way too much.

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Noel fucking Gallagher trying to generate support in his campaign to stop knee slide goal celebrations. Fuck off you pointless manc cunt. 

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8 minutes ago, Redder Lurtz said:

Noel fucking Gallagher trying to generate support in his campaign to stop knee slide goal celebrations. Fuck off you pointless manc cunt. 

In fairness, I know a groundsman and he fucking hates them.

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49 minutes ago, Red_or_Dead said:

And they play us next - new manager bounce incoming!

 

 

Claudio Ranieri is in negotiations to take over at Premier League club Watford after Xisco Muñoz was fired, according to Sky Sport Italia

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The ultimate shitness of modern football. 

 

Clicking on today's fixtures on the BBC website, are the League Cup games at the top of the page? Nope, it's Women's World Cup qualifying, which are apparently the most important matches happening today. If you want to see the games that more than half a dozen people might be interested in, you need to scroll down past a bunch of glorified park kickabouts.

 

Regardless of the status of the League Cup these days, on what planet is Azerbaijan Women vs Malta Women a bigger deal than Arsenal vs Leeds United?

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10 minutes ago, Strontium Dog™ said:

The ultimate shitness of modern football. 

 

Clicking on today's fixtures on the BBC website, are the League Cup games at the top of the page? Nope, it's Women's World Cup qualifying, which are apparently the most important matches happening today. If you want to see the games that more than half a dozen people might be interested in, you need to scroll down past a bunch of glorified park kickabouts.

 

Regardless of the status of the League Cup these days, on what planet is Azerbaijan Women vs Malta Women a bigger deal than Arsenal vs Leeds United?

Was just thinking exactly the same. They need to shift women's football onto a separate page and stop clogging that one up.

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1 hour ago, Strontium Dog™ said:

The ultimate shitness of modern football. 

 

Clicking on today's fixtures on the BBC website, are the League Cup games at the top of the page? Nope, it's Women's World Cup qualifying, which are apparently the most important matches happening today. If you want to see the games that more than half a dozen people might be interested in, you need to scroll down past a bunch of glorified park kickabouts.

 

Regardless of the status of the League Cup these days, on what planet is Azerbaijan Women vs Malta Women a bigger deal than Arsenal vs Leeds United?

Haha! I did just that… click, click, scroll, scroll scroll……..

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8 hours ago, navbasi said:

Haha! I did just that… click, click, scroll, scroll scroll……..

Same. Wondered what the fuck was going on.

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11 hours ago, Strontium Dog™ said:

The ultimate shitness of modern football. 

 

Clicking on today's fixtures on the BBC website, are the League Cup games at the top of the page? Nope, it's Women's World Cup qualifying, which are apparently the most important matches happening today. If you want to see the games that more than half a dozen people might be interested in, you need to scroll down past a bunch of glorified park kickabouts.

 

Regardless of the status of the League Cup these days, on what planet is Azerbaijan Women vs Malta Women a bigger deal than Arsenal vs Leeds United?

It's never labelled as "Women's etc" on the first page either. It's a sort of tacit admission that without attempting to trick people they wouldn't actually click on the links. 

 

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