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  • faux-C 29 Apr 2014 00:47:10 9,398 posts
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    karlo87 wrote:
    Lallana won't go to liverpool, united or chelsea are my guesses, probably united
    Multiple papers tonight all running with the story that he wants Liverpool over Utd or Chelsea. We'll see.
  • TheSaint 29 Apr 2014 00:49:01 14,478 posts
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    Personally I think we'll keep hold of him as the teams above us have such an abundance of quality in midfield that they wouldn't need him (especially with the English player premium).

    He'd suit someone like Everton (and he is a life long Everton fan apparently) but I doubt they could afford him.

    Still stranger things have happened after a good World Cup showing.
  • faux-C 29 Apr 2014 00:58:54 9,398 posts
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    Steve_Perry wrote:
    Might be the same ones who were setting off fireworks and calling Chelsea's hotel at 4am.
    er, yeah. Except that was totally made up and spread through Twitter.
  • gang_of_bitches 29 Apr 2014 07:28:38 5,623 posts
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    dsmx wrote:
    I suppose the problem is if they start handing out actual punishments such as banning clubs for breaching FFP what happens to clubs when they inevitably appeal against a decision? Do they still go into the competition while the appeal is going on, do the places go to other clubs in the countries respective leagues? I'm all for the FFP but only if it's actually enforceable and the next few months we will be seeing if they actually have the balls to throw popular clubs out for breaching the rules.
    It's tricky, one can imagine appeals dragging on for a year quite easily. You could introduce a level of added jeopardy if an appeal fails, eg. extra points deduction, longer transfer ban.
  • FWB 29 Apr 2014 07:47:48 44,665 posts
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    It's bollocks tho, isn't it? They were warned about this, given plenty of notice. An appeal shouldn't even be an option. Even Chelsea sorted themselves out. PSG and City just don't care cos the penalty at most will be a fine, and they piss money. It means absolutely nothing.
  • darkmorgado 29 Apr 2014 07:51:03 15,561 posts
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    Seems that it's got less to do with financial fair play and more to do with uefa being fine with spending billions on a team so long as they get their slice.

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  • Dougs 29 Apr 2014 08:15:39 68,040 posts
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    Ha, sounds about right. Totally pointless exercise. Can't see the PL regulations being any better either.
  • essayshateme 29 Apr 2014 08:21:44 7 posts
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    I seem to remember the appeals process has been a shambles in the past already once after the celtic/ swiss team whos name i cant mem argument, its possibly to early for my brain tho
  • kalel 29 Apr 2014 08:24:41 87,919 posts
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    We don't yet know what the punishments are do we?
  • Steve_Perry 29 Apr 2014 08:25:58 4,331 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    Steve_Perry wrote:
    Might be the same ones who were setting off fireworks and calling Chelsea's hotel at 4am.
    er, yeah. Except that was totally made up and spread through Twitter.
    I've never seen a lie on Twitter.

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  • kalel 29 Apr 2014 08:27:40 87,919 posts
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    I heard that it was made up that it was made up.
  • Dougs 29 Apr 2014 08:34:21 68,040 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    We don't yet know what the punishments are do we?
    Platini has already said it won't be expulsion from. European competitions. Fining clubs with limitless resources seems pointless and counter productive to those that have overspent but are trying to rein it in.
  • robc84 29 Apr 2014 08:36:02 5,707 posts
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    I reckon Lallana definitely has what it takes to succeed at a top 4 club. I'd love to see him at Spurs, but if he is going to leave Southampton he'll probably want to take a bigger step up than that.

    Seems like a good time for him to leave as he is what, 24, 25? Plus his stock has never been higher so Southampton can get maximum dollar for him.
  • Ultrasoundwave 29 Apr 2014 08:45:28 3,319 posts
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    Laudrup, Moyes and Malkay all available - if Pardew isn't gone before the end of the season I'll be gutted.

    "The worst part is, I'll have to have the break-up sex with myself!"

  • kalel 29 Apr 2014 08:50:02 87,919 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    We don't yet know what the punishments are do we?
    Platini has already said it won't be expulsion from. European competitions. Fining clubs with limitless resources seems pointless and counter productive to those that have overspent but are trying to rein it in.
    I heard the most likely punishment it a transfer embargo. It could also be a points deduction.
  • kalel 29 Apr 2014 08:51:11 87,919 posts
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    Moyes would be an extremely shrewd move for Newcastle, although like us they're a club that get a bit hung up on "playing football the right way".
  • DUFFMAN5 29 Apr 2014 08:56:04 14,780 posts
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    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    Laudrup, Moyes and Malkay all available - if Pardew isn't gone before the end of the season I'll be gutted.
    How the fook is he still in a job. I have never liked the Muppet twat.
    I always like to see Newcastle do well, at least I did before they shat over Sir Bobby.

    On the plus side 3 more points for us.

    Edited by DUFFMAN5 at 08:58:16 29-04-2014

    "Duffman the grey is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • TheSaint 29 Apr 2014 08:59:32 14,478 posts
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    Seems a bit pointless to sack him now.
  • FWB 29 Apr 2014 09:03:53 44,665 posts
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    Ha. When has that ever stopped a club? Newcastle even sack managers doing alright.
  • captbirdseye 29 Apr 2014 09:05:06 5,032 posts
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    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    Laudrup, Moyes and Malkay all available - if Pardew isn't gone before the end of the season I'll be gutted.
    You'd be in much worse state with Malky or Laudrup in charge.
  • Dougs 29 Apr 2014 09:10:42 68,040 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Dougs wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    We don't yet know what the punishments are do we?
    Platini has already said it won't be expulsion from. European competitions. Fining clubs with limitless resources seems pointless and counter productive to those that have overspent but are trying to rein it in.
    I heard the most likely punishment it a transfer embargo. It could also be a points deduction.
    They've already shown that they'll back down on transfer embargoes. Points deduction would be interesting, but I think the only people that would benefit would be the lawyers...

    We'll see...
  • kalel 29 Apr 2014 09:12:01 87,919 posts
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    I just don't really think Newcastle are going to do much better than Pardew tbh. He's a good manager. He's achieved pretty impressive things with Newcastle. He may have plateaued, but is that him or the club in its current state?
  • THFourteen 29 Apr 2014 09:15:53 33,607 posts
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    Happy STD all.
  • tincanrocket 29 Apr 2014 09:17:01 3,014 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    We don't yet know what the punishments are do we?
    Platini has already said it won't be expulsion from. European competitions. Fining clubs with limitless resources seems pointless and counter productive to those that have overspent but are trying to rein it in.
    I've heard that the current plan is to force any team that breaks FFP to have Tim Sherwood as their manager for a season
  • kalel 29 Apr 2014 09:17:08 87,919 posts
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    Are you having a Wenger-in or a Wenger-out week based on this event?
  • THFourteen 29 Apr 2014 09:18:17 33,607 posts
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    Erm.... Wenger neutral?
  • Deckard1 29 Apr 2014 09:19:51 28,244 posts
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    I've always supported Pardew but it's getting really difficult to defend him the way we're playing at the minute. We're currently the worst team in the league by some distance imo, and I really do fear for us next season.
  • nickthegun 29 Apr 2014 09:20:47 60,136 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Happy STD all.
    Whens the open top bus parade?

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  • nickthegun 29 Apr 2014 09:21:58 60,136 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Are you having a Wenger-in or a Wenger-out week based on this event?
    Did you not see? For the annual season ticket renewal promise, Wenger just announced this summers major signing: himself

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  • robc84 29 Apr 2014 09:23:44 5,707 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Happy STD all.
    Best get yourself to the doctors then...
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