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  • THFourteen 20 Mar 2013 16:41:58 41,607 posts
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    Shikasama wrote:
    We actually bored the premier league thread into silence
    we haven't done "is suarez racist" for a while
  • Dougs 20 Mar 2013 17:11:26 79,553 posts
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    Gus Poyet is apparently the bookies new favourite for the Reading job. Is that news?
  • Blaketown 20 Mar 2013 17:15:55 5,658 posts
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    It's not news that is relevant to the Premier League Thread.

    At least not for long.
  • TheSaint 20 Mar 2013 17:16:11 16,851 posts
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    He'd be crazy to go there. They have a nice little setup at Brighton, with a decent stadium and a growing fanbase. He probably has more chance of managing a Premier League team next season if he stays where he is.

    I can't really see why he would chuck that in to manage the Wigan of the south.
  • Deleted user 20 March 2013 17:20:16
    I like Poyet a lot and thought he got a bit of a rough ride at Spurs being attached to Ramos's wagon. Would quite happily see him back again at some point in the future if he continues to prove he's a good manager.

    Reading would be a bad move.
  • Deleted user 20 March 2013 17:27:44
    I believe it does yes.
  • Dougs 20 Mar 2013 17:28:06 79,553 posts
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    Yup, think so.
  • SuperCoolEskimo 20 Mar 2013 17:42:49 11,108 posts
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    Shikasama wrote:
    Question, does the increase in TV money that kicks in next season affect parachute payment for clubs relegated this season?
    Been in the news today: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/championship-clubs-warn-premier-league-over-hike-in-parachute-payments-for-relegated-teams-8541857.html
  • Deleted user 20 March 2013 17:56:23
    It just builds the argument for all players to have rolling one-year contracts for me. Then they can get rid of parachute payments (and transfer windows, and transfer fees).
  • Deleted user 20 March 2013 18:03:06
    But he's as good as Xavi.
  • ecu 20 Mar 2013 21:50:02 79,290 posts
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    Luis Suarez says he would consider offers from Champions League clubs this summer
  • faux-C 20 Mar 2013 21:53:05 11,201 posts
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    I wonder what Rodgers would do with 50m.
  • MadCaddy13 20 Mar 2013 22:08:29 2,524 posts
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    Hopefully he'll buy ameobi with most of it
  • Trowel 20 Mar 2013 22:13:14 20,677 posts
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    Be surprised if Bayern aren't in the hunt for him, given Guardiola's brother is his agent (or at least that'll be enough for the Mail to run with for the summer).
  • jamievilla 20 Mar 2013 22:42:57 804 posts
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    Shikasama wrote:
    Ah topical. Thanks for that link.

    The parachute payments are bad enough but the idea of Reading, QPR and Villa being given 23 million each next season for being the three worst teams in the league is just amazing.

    Sorry Mr_Sleep
    Oi! I'd put us above Sunderland as well. So 4th worst..

    It is a ridiculous system "Well done for failing and not having the business sense to protect against the potential to drop down a league - have a pot of cash for being shite."
  • RobTheBuilder 20 Mar 2013 22:48:52 6,521 posts
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    @jamievilla it's not ridiculous. The gulf in income is so vast that not supporting relegated teams would mean a: relegated clubs would be very likely to go bust, and b: the number of teams who could successfully stay up after promotion would finish as they could not risk new signings. Creating a 17 team PL with 3 rotating teams at the bottom.
  • TheSaint 20 Mar 2013 22:49:29 16,851 posts
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    Historically the parachute payments haven't proven to be that much of an advantage outside of the balance sheet. Every now and then you get a team like West Ham who are willing to risk their financial future trying to bounce straight back but that is quite rare.
  • RobTheBuilder 20 Mar 2013 22:50:42 6,521 posts
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    @TheSaint it's not an advantage for the Chanpionship, but a way of allowing promoted teams to invest without the fear of a total income meltdown if they fail.
  • faux-C 20 Mar 2013 22:52:49 11,201 posts
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    Shikasama wrote:
    faux_carnation wrote:
    I wonder what Rodgers would do with 50m.
    Buy Nathan Dyer, who is as good as Iniesta.

    Then Laudrup would get some Ukranian fella from the japanese K-League for 20 quid and he'd score more goals than Liverpool's combined midfield.
    Sigh. So true.

    I like to think we'd have enough spare change left from buying Dyer to afford Scott Sinclair from City too.
  • Syrette 20 Mar 2013 22:59:23 47,924 posts
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    Who is this 'Scott Sinclair'?
  • puddleduck 20 Mar 2013 23:16:48 1,871 posts
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    Didn't he score an awesome overhead kick for QPR many years ago?

    Oh wait, that was Trevor... Scott? Never heard of him.
  • TheSaint 21 Mar 2013 00:52:13 16,851 posts
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    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    @TheSaint it's not an advantage for the Chanpionship, but a way of allowing promoted teams to invest without the fear of a total income meltdown if they fail.
    I have always felt that it was intended for the established Premier league clubs to adjust to the reduced income in The Championship than an incentive for newly promoted teams to invest in their squads.
  • Dougs 21 Mar 2013 07:01:35 79,553 posts
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    Yeah I thought it was to give some breathing space so clubs could offload their top earners without going bust. Otherwise you'd have clubs folding all over the place, such is the difference in income.
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