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  • Tom_Servo 30 Dec 2013 19:13:27 18,009 posts
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    It'll be the lock that they cut off after he scored, surely?
  • Trowel 30 Dec 2013 20:06:22 17,910 posts
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    Fulham have appointed Ray Wilkins as "assistant Head Coach".

    /sticks house on Fulham for relegation
  • Tom_Servo 30 Dec 2013 20:07:30 18,009 posts
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    My word.
  • Trowel 30 Dec 2013 20:34:45 17,910 posts
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    Top 8 head-to-head table:

  • Tom_Servo 30 Dec 2013 20:37:11 18,009 posts
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    City's GD!
  • morriss 30 Dec 2013 20:39:26 71,138 posts
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    Chelsea
    City
    Arsenal
    Liverpool
    Spurs
    Utd
    Everton
  • Bremenacht 30 Dec 2013 21:08:10 18,761 posts
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    Oh fuck it.

    ManU
    Chelsea
    ManC
    Arsenal
    Everton
    Liverpool
    Newcastle
    Spurs
  • LeoliansBro 30 Dec 2013 21:15:56 44,512 posts
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    Having thought about it, can anyone tell me the fundamental difference between these two clauses. Club X to loan a player to Club Y provided:

    1. The player does not play for Club Y in matches against Club X.

    2. The player does not play for Club Y if they have more league points than Club X.

    I think loans should have no strings, or otherwise not be allowed within a league at all.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • SuperCoolEskimo 30 Dec 2013 21:19:06 9,941 posts
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    Just see Adam on Paulinho. Disgusting. He's lucky he's out for just a month.
  • nickthegun 30 Dec 2013 21:19:15 60,513 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    City's GD!
    Ahem..

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  • nickthegun 30 Dec 2013 21:23:37 60,513 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    I think loans should have no strings, or otherwise not be allowed within a league at all.
    Its one of those 'clubs must play a full strength side' things. I think its generally a gentlemans agreement rather than an actual clause in the paperwork.

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  • FWB 30 Dec 2013 21:27:15 44,851 posts
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    It's FA rule that they can't play. They used to before.
  • faux-C 30 Dec 2013 21:27:32 9,451 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    I think loans should have no strings, or otherwise not be allowed within a league at all.
    Its one of those 'clubs must play a full strength side' things. I think its generally a gentlemans agreement rather than an actual clause in the paperwork.
    If you allow players to play against their parent clubs does it not risk all kinds of shady actions?
  • nickthegun 30 Dec 2013 21:29:10 60,513 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    It's FA rule that they can't play. They used to before.
    Is it? well fuck me.

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  • LeoliansBro 30 Dec 2013 21:29:35 44,512 posts
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    No more so than playing against position rivals for the club loanjng the player.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • nickthegun 30 Dec 2013 21:32:41 60,513 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    If you allow players to play against their parent clubs does it not risk all kinds of shady actions?
    Well.. not really.

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  • FWB 30 Dec 2013 21:32:53 44,851 posts
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    @faux_carnation Guess that was the logic behind it,  but then I'd say it's still up to the borrower to decide whether they play them. If you're not sure the player will try, don't play them. Stupid that the FA doesn't think clubs are sensible enough to decide on their own.
  • King_Edward 30 Dec 2013 21:40:23 11,455 posts
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    I thought the clubs did decide? I remember Lualua scoring against us while on loan at Pompy.
  • FWB 30 Dec 2013 21:46:22 44,851 posts
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    Nope. Not in the league, but OK in cups.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loan_(sports)

    Down a bit.
  • TheSaint 30 Dec 2013 21:48:55 14,623 posts
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    All started after Howard was loaned to Everton didn't it?
  • FWB 30 Dec 2013 21:50:45 44,851 posts
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    Don't know,  but probably because we are the root of all evil in football.
  • Orange 31 Dec 2013 00:06:22 4,849 posts
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    Not convinced Martinez who was just relegated, and shown himself as capable of naive displays as much as good underdog ones, is suddenly a managerial genius. Still feel there's a lot being carried over from Moyes on the defensive and team spirit side as well as an already competent 6th place squad. I doubt Martinez ends up improving on that, just make it look prettier.
  • captbirdseye 31 Dec 2013 00:15:05 5,109 posts
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    Solsjkaer at the Arsenal game on New Years day ;D.
  • The-Bodybuilder 31 Dec 2013 00:31:40 14,293 posts
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    Stupid move from him imo.
  • captbirdseye 31 Dec 2013 01:28:21 5,109 posts
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    Money talks sadly but will probably not happen anyways.
  • Deleted user 31 December 2013 09:43:01
    I see Charlie Adam's been getting it from all sides. My only defence for Adam is that he's a shite tackler and I genuinely don't know what gets into his head sometimes, I've said it during matches.

    Just as a throwaway comment, I seem to remember a particularly nasty challenge on Pieters from Lamela that seems to have gone under the radar.
  • imamazed 31 Dec 2013 09:45:04 5,797 posts
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    feeg86 wrote:
    I see Charlie Adam's been getting it from all sides. My only defence for Adam is that he's a shite tackler and I genuinely don't know what gets into his head sometimes, I've said it during matches.
    That's not much of a defence...
  • mcmonkeyplc 31 Dec 2013 09:48:12 39,467 posts
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    Finished Sir Alex's Autobiography. It's pretty boring.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Deleted user 31 December 2013 09:48:29
    Charlie adam should be banned from playing against us. He caused injuries to several of our players. Always gets away with it as well the moronic twat.

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