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  1. TheDrowningMan

    Other Football - 2018/19 Season

    Yeah, there’s surely no way he doesn’t know if that’s going on. Still, if the event they get rumbled and he leaves, brace yourself for the 'Pep as football savant man-child who has no concept of finance, living as he does in the realm of Pure Football' articles.
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    Where are you watching the final?

    In despair.
  3. TheDrowningMan

    Summer 2019 Transfer Thread

    2x Golden Boot winner, fastest scorer in club history. one of the 2019 Time Magazine 100, contracted until 2023, playing for one of the greatest league teams in football history & consecutive Champions League finalists. In this era, £400m sounds about right.
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    Man City - the new bitters?

    The key is not be the consequences of a one off ban - that wouldn’t do much - but if it opened the floodgates and stopped them from manipulating the game as they have done. One ban means little, but if they carry on and UEFA charge them again? See how they respond to multiple years outside of the Europe; eventually the Premier League would have to act too. This depends entirely on how far UEFA are willing to pursue them.
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    Tottenham Hotspur (N) 1/6/19 Champions League Final

    He definitely seems to have a ball to hand-as-handball fetish, given his antics in the dying moments of PSG vs Man Utd.
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    Tottenham Hotspur (N) 1/6/19 Champions League Final

    Who knows. Although you wonder if there’s a bit more on the shoulders of players who know their club has never won it before. The last team to win the Champions League in its first CL or European Cup final was Borussia Dortmund in 1997. With that said, I just don’t want to end up being a fucking Juventus-alike. Five finals since they last won it in '96, five losses, with the third one being against domestic opposition who'd finished lower than them in the league.
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    Tottenham Hotspur (N) 1/6/19 Champions League Final

    It’s very hard to see us winning this one but I’ll retain some degree of hope until it’s over.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Not ruling it out for every club, but an anti-Everton cartel is an hilarious though. It is true that both Barcelona and City breached ‘whereabouts’ rules under Guardiola (who has previous - albeit struck down years later - as a player) though, which isn’t a good look. You have to think they were subsequently tested without incident though.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    What does it say about the relevance & long term viability of Everton that these shady puppet-masters would rather dope Leicester City to the title?
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    Summer 2019 Transfer Thread

    If De Ligt is possible, why not? Gomez, if fit, will doubtless still get matches and if we can assemble a squad that has second-choice players good enough to give us a fighting chance of progressing deep in the domestic cups, even better.
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    Wolves (H) Premier League 12/5/2019

    26 points above Tottenham. I believe that means that the gap is the biggest it has ever been between two CL finalists from the same country, surpassing the 25 between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in 2013, the last time a losing finalist immediately returned to the final.
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    Wolves (H) Premier League 12/5/2019

    It is, but that’s a cultural thing. Winning the league but failing in the CL for a couple of seasons will get you sacked at Real Madrid or Barcelona. I want the league but I think most elite players nowadays see the CL as the absolute pinnacle.
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    Wolves (H) Premier League 12/5/2019

    I’m a fucking pessimist in the moment, but this has been an incredible season and I’m not going to criticise draws and so forth. We’re not up against normal opposition and taken as 38 results over the course of a season, it’s the greatest we’ve ever had. As a collection of matches it surpasses anything Alex Ferguson oversaw at United. We all want the title, I know, but down downplay how special this is. If we can somehow win the CL, it becomes fucking glorious.
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    Wolves (H) Premier League 12/5/2019

    Yep. Our best hope is that we can come close to maintaining this standard - assuming we keep hold of our best players and add to the squad, next season will probably be a case of playing for the real yardstick of finishing as far above the rest of the pack as possible but if Guardiola fucks off at the end of his contract and the next manager decides to tinker with their style, it’s not difficult to see us in with a chance of winning it with 90-ish (possibly fewer) points the following year, assuming Klopp sticks around.