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  • Deleted user 4 December 2012 13:59:16
    Shikasama wrote:
    Holy shit

    http://www.football365.com/news/21554/8307611/Linesman-Kicked-To-Death-In-Dutch-Football
    Yeah, feral.
  • Deleted user 4 December 2012 14:00:24
    Worst part is his son was there watching :(
  • mcmonkeyplc 4 Dec 2012 14:04:15 39,937 posts
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    That's barbaric :(
  • Dougs 4 Dec 2012 15:28:25 73,088 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Adebayor was left out of marketing comms ahead of it being widely known he would leave. I remember it well because I was ITK on it.
    Possibly different because we wanted him out do were certain he'd leave. Doesn't mean it's the same every year unless they're certain they're off.
  • Deleted user 4 December 2012 17:30:11
    OptaJoe ‏@OptaJoe
    80 - If all Premier League games had ended after 80 mins this season, Tottenham (32 points) and West Brom (31) would form the top two. Slip.
    Ouch.
  • morriss 4 Dec 2012 18:56:53 71,284 posts
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    :(
  • Dougs 4 Dec 2012 19:47:39 73,088 posts
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    Stoke must be bottom...

    Token rugby comment
  • Deleted user 5 December 2012 13:11:08
    Looks like West Ham are going to win the Olympic white elephant.

    Can having a stadium that's far too big for you actually end up crippling you?
  • Dougs 5 Dec 2012 15:49:36 73,088 posts
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    Much like City, they are being gifted it. I find that staggering and sickening. It won't drag the club under or anything but yet to be convinced it'll work for the fans. Unless the scale allows them to offer dirt cheap prices.
  • oceanmotion 5 Dec 2012 16:31:53 16,458 posts
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    It's a horrible looking stadium as well. I guess they have to use it for something but if it isn't bringing in money for the community via West Ham or whatever then I say fuck them, don't give it to them for nothing, just use it for sporting events or whatever through the year.

    Edited by oceanmotion at 16:33:23 05-12-2012
  • Dougs 5 Dec 2012 16:32:07 73,088 posts
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    Quite. I have absolutely no idea how they get around state aid guidelines. City do by being tenants, but dunno how the WHU deal will work.
  • nickthegun 5 Dec 2012 16:34:43 64,542 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Much like City, they are being gifted it. I find that staggering and sickening. It won't drag the club under or anything but yet to be convinced it'll work for the fans. Unless the scale allows them to offer dirt cheap prices.
    Barry Hearnes plan was, by the sounds of it, to fill the first tier with, basically, very, very cheap tickets.
  • TheSaint 5 Dec 2012 16:44:14 15,801 posts
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    I guess we can look forward to their racist / anti-Semitic chants being even louder then.

    Edited by TheSaint at 17:06:31 05-12-2012
  • nickthegun 5 Dec 2012 16:48:07 64,542 posts
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    You'd have to put them on the tannoy to be able to hear them in that stadium.
  • morriss 5 Dec 2012 17:22:30 71,284 posts
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    http://on.cbr.cc/TPVaj6

    Avengers cartoon trailer
  • Syrette 5 Dec 2012 20:00:17 45,634 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    http://on.cbr.cc/TPVaj6

    Avengers cartoon trailer
    Is a Spurs player doing a cameo or something?
  • ecu 5 Dec 2012 20:01:16 77,926 posts
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    No but I hear Hulk's in it.
  • Syrette 5 Dec 2012 20:04:07 45,634 posts
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    I'll get your coat.
  • morriss 5 Dec 2012 20:55:42 71,284 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    morriss wrote:
    http://on.cbr.cc/TPVaj6

    Avengers cartoon trailer
    Is a Spurs player doing a cameo or something?
    oops wrong thread. :)
  • The-Bodybuilder 6 Dec 2012 08:29:45 15,121 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Unless the scale allows them to offer dirt cheap prices.
    Dirt cheap fans require dirt cheap tickets.
  • The-Bodybuilder 6 Dec 2012 08:34:55 15,121 posts
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    oceanmotion wrote:
    just use it for sporting events or whatever through the year.
    Unfortunately, that would be a money-losing strategy.
    As Boris highlights, having this stadium makes West Ham a very attractive club for acquisition. So if they do get sold, some of the profits of west ham has to come back to the taxpayers.

    How much in percentages isn't known, but I hope it's 90%.
  • Deleted user 6 December 2012 08:56:29
    Bet Daniel Levy is pleased with himself. Somehow our interfering has meant that instead of paying hundreds of millions for the stadium, they get it free. Result!

    Literally don't understand what's happened here. Very confused.
  • Trowel 6 Dec 2012 09:06:35 18,969 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    If ever there's a Premiership club crying out for a sugar daddy, it's West Ham.
    That might be the worst shout in The Premier League Thread's history.
  • Deleted user 6 December 2012 09:07:37
    Well, they're now the most appealing club for one, although probably more of the Glazer bum-rapey type. We only hope.
  • nickthegun 6 Dec 2012 09:30:45 64,542 posts
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    Itís a bit of a weird situation all round. Orient could clearly never fill it unless they did match day tickets for a quid but to give it to west ham its basically signing their death warrant and you cant imagine anyone being in favour of that.
  • mcmonkeyplc 6 Dec 2012 09:40:30 39,937 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Well, they're now the most appealing club for one, although probably more of the Glazer bum-rapey type. We only hope.
    Well if any other club get's a Glazer bum-rapey style they'd probably collapse and die.

    Aren't they changing the law so that can't happen again?!
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