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  • Dougs 8 Sep 2013 15:29:59 67,153 posts
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    Orange wrote:
    Arsenal were granted a huge number of compulsory purchase orders, even though the independent planning inspector opposed it. Were also allowed to roll back on a lot of their commitments: http://www.theguardian.com/football/2006/may/03/sport.comment1

    So although they did not get direct money, they got a very significant amount of indirect aid, which is a lot more valuable to such a development scheme. So let's leave the myopic tribalism to one side, there is no better club behaviour here.
    Of course we benefitted from CPOs. Name me an infrastructure project of this size that doesn't. Haing worked with planning inspectors in infrastructure projects, by their very nature they are conservative, blocking plenty of reasonable projects. And from that report, it looks like we failed to build one sports centre. That's not bad from the full list of commitments, which go way beyond what we might be expected to do these days.

    Which is the pertinent point I guess, times are different now with councils falling over themselves for any kind of investment. So whilst I accept spurs are putting cash into regeneration, it sticks in the craw a bit. I still have my doubts that they'll raise the rest of it on the open market though. I reckon it'll come down to Lewis loaning them it.
  • Tom_Servo 9 Sep 2013 14:56:22 17,501 posts
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    West Ham are in need of a striker, right?
  • Jono62 11 Sep 2013 10:32:12 14,052 posts
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    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/sep/10/alex-ferguson-manchester-united-blueprint
  • kalel 11 Sep 2013 10:33:53 86,917 posts
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    OMG I can't wait for proper football to come back this weekend. It absolutely fucking sucks to have the international break so early. Makes the season feel like it had a false start or something. Lost all momentum.
  • Dougs 11 Sep 2013 10:44:44 67,153 posts
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    Aye, this one seems to have gone on forever. I bet Ozil can't wait for his rude awakening at the Stadium of Light!
  • RedSparrows 11 Sep 2013 10:45:56 22,265 posts
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    9 month leg-break.
  • kalel 11 Sep 2013 10:46:52 86,917 posts
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    At least Flamini is on his side.
  • Dougs 11 Sep 2013 10:47:51 67,153 posts
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    Surprised that didn't happen last night tbh.
  • Dougs 11 Sep 2013 10:48:31 67,153 posts
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    I loved seeing Flamini back the other week. He was ace. And only a little dirty.
  • nickthegun 11 Sep 2013 10:49:41 59,425 posts
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    Speaking of leg breakers, hows walcott after limping off?

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  • Orange 11 Sep 2013 10:53:59 4,740 posts
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    Even the worst matches in the Premiership are more entertaining than most International games these days. Good to have proper football back this weekend.
  • nickthegun 11 Sep 2013 10:56:00 59,425 posts
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    Its made me look forward to the winter break for the world cup *even* more than I already was.

    A month over christmas with no football for two weeks either side is going to be awesome.

    Edited by nickthegun at 10:56:57 11-09-2013

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  • nickthegun 11 Sep 2013 10:57:51 59,425 posts
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    Orange wrote:
    Even the worst matches in the Premiership are more entertaining than most International games these days.

    Most championship games are more interesting and of a better quality than international football.

    Edited by nickthegun at 10:58:19 11-09-2013

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  • Dougs 11 Sep 2013 11:20:58 67,153 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Speaking of leg breakers, hows walcott after limping off?
    Dunno, I think he'll be OK with some rest and treatment. One of the journos said he was OK, so fingers crossed. Rosicky is injured as is our only other fit forward in Sanogo.
  • kalel 11 Sep 2013 11:22:57 86,917 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Its made me look forward to the winter break for the world cup *even* more than I already was.

    A month over christmas with no football for two weeks either side is going to be awesome.
    Wait, is that actually happening then?
  • nickthegun 11 Sep 2013 11:25:53 59,425 posts
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    Its looking more and more likely. More and more 'bodies' are coming around to the idea and its pretty much only the premier league, la liga and the bundesliga who are objecting to it.

    Blatter has admitted he fucked up but they are *NOT* moving host countries.

    So, barring a boycott from the major nations, its happening by the looks of it.

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  • nickthegun 11 Sep 2013 11:27:00 59,425 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24035098

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  • kalel 11 Sep 2013 11:33:33 86,917 posts
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    Oh I thought you meant a winter break before the the Brazil WC.

    There was a time when everyone was clamouring for a break this winter. I thought it might have been agreed without me noticing.
  • nickthegun 11 Sep 2013 11:35:19 59,425 posts
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    Oh, no. Fuck that, there would be an uproar.

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  • Dougs 11 Sep 2013 11:42:39 67,153 posts
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    No football on Boxing Day?! Not on my watch!
  • kalel 11 Sep 2013 11:51:10 86,917 posts
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    I just don't buy it makes that much difference anyway. Enough foreign players play in our league and turn up in good form for the WC. Don't see why not having a break should have any more affect on the English players.
  • Shikasama 11 Sep 2013 12:02:00 6,749 posts
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    Always makes me giggle when people go on about a Winter Break and how players play too much football during a season....then as soon as the season finishes the clubs fly around the world playing promotional matches.

    Then have a few weeks off and fly back to do their pre-season.
  • mcmonkeyplc 11 Sep 2013 12:06:14 39,435 posts
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    I can't wait to see Fellani play!

    WITH SHINJI IN THE FUCKING TEAM

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • faux_carnation 11 Sep 2013 12:36:39 9,242 posts
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    Shikasama wrote:
    Always makes me giggle when people go on about a Winter Break and how players play too much football during a season....then as soon as the season finishes the clubs fly around the world playing promotional matches.

    Then have a few weeks off and fly back to do their pre-season.
    That's exactly what would happen with a winter break. Money spinning friendlies in the middle & far east whilst the fans back home are forced to actually pay attention at tedious family events over Christmas instead of just sitting watching teletext and drinking all the festive booze :-(
  • oceanmotion 11 Sep 2013 12:57:47 15,803 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    I can't wait to see Fellani play!

    WITH SHINJI IN THE FUCKING TEAM
    Shinji said the other day he wants people to ask Moyes why he doesn't play him. Sounds like he is desperate to play and feels very frustrated.

    Moyes is probably being overly defensive in his first few games so he doesn't lose perhaps. Van Persie might start to get pissed off if they don't start being more creative. Looked a bit useless up there by himself recently. Only a couple of games, don't panic. Moyes out.
  • mcmonkeyplc 11 Sep 2013 13:05:24 39,435 posts
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    #Playshinji has already begun :)

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • King_Edward 11 Sep 2013 13:14:40 11,454 posts
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    #Whosshinji?
  • mcmonkeyplc 11 Sep 2013 13:24:08 39,435 posts
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    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • The-Bodybuilder 11 Sep 2013 13:33:34 14,129 posts
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    oceanmotion wrote:
    Moyes is probably being overly defensive in his first few games so he doesn't lose perhaps.
    Yeah...."first few games", sure.

    *looks left and right*
  • Orange 11 Sep 2013 13:41:57 4,740 posts
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    Can't wait to see more long punts onto the head of Fellaini. Glory football.
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