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  • kalel 4 Feb 2013 12:59:38 87,578 posts
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    You have an entire continent? That is a lot of people to swap for Bale. I think you might have a deal.
  • King_Edward 4 Feb 2013 13:01:49 11,454 posts
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    I could've misspelled contingent, but continent works too. :)

    Edited by King_Edward at 13:02:44 04-02-2013
  • THFourteen 4 Feb 2013 13:18:24 33,393 posts
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    Question As amazing as Beyonce's half-time performance last night was (and I'm sure everyone would agree it was...), the real question is, could she do it on a cold wet Wednesday night in Stoke? Nick, London
  • TheSaint 4 Feb 2013 14:47:18 14,368 posts
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    I hadn't realised just how bad West Brom's current run is until I saw the form table this morning:

    http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/matchday/form-guide.html

    Lucky they had such a good start.
  • kalel 4 Feb 2013 15:39:10 87,578 posts
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    I think they'd have given us a good game if they hadn't have a player sent off. We were struggling with them, especially Long and Lukaku who look a good partnership.

    They're not a top six side, but they'll be comfortably mid table.
  • Shikasama 4 Feb 2013 15:40:20 6,827 posts
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    They'll need to be adventurous when they find a replacement for Lukaku
  • The-Bodybuilder 4 Feb 2013 16:06:49 14,193 posts
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    Hey Arthur of Bale? lol.
    Gervinho over both of them. My opninion, even if very wrong. Deal with it ya bishes.
  • Shikasama 4 Feb 2013 16:12:13 6,827 posts
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    I didn't realise Remy had got himself injured.

    That amuses me.
  • The-Bodybuilder 4 Feb 2013 16:18:18 14,193 posts
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    Suspected for 3 months.
    Really lolworthy.

    Feel sorry for the qpr fans, even sorry for Fernandez, who seems to be a decent owner. It's the Harry factor (and all his talk about not wanting to spend Fernandez's money) that's comical.
  • Dougs 4 Feb 2013 16:18:58 67,633 posts
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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2013/feb/04/manchester-city-financial-fair-play

    UEFA attempt to show some teeth,
  • Shikasama 4 Feb 2013 16:23:10 6,827 posts
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    It's a load of horseshit. They simply won't punish the super rich clubs in a meaningful way.

    They'd be batshit mental to do it.
  • kalel 4 Feb 2013 16:25:18 87,578 posts
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    They've been very clear a ban is the maximum punishment, so in other words they'll fine them.

    Which in turn will make it harder for them to be in profit for the next season, so they get fined again.

    So it's a nice revenue stream essentially.
  • teamHAM 4 Feb 2013 16:49:49 2,931 posts
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    And yet we all know the "fine" will be something along the lines of 8,600.

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  • THFourteen 4 Feb 2013 16:55:06 33,393 posts
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    teamHAM wrote:
    And yet we all know the "fine" will be something along the lines of 8,600.
    Easy now, its not a racism fine, its only financial fair play. Thats a bit high.
  • FWB 4 Feb 2013 16:59:55 44,531 posts
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    Oh god, Newcastle fans get a sniff of success and have lost it.

    Stay cool guys. I prefer you when you're not going down the Liverpool street of delusion. Some modesty is always good too.
  • teamHAM 4 Feb 2013 17:00:16 2,931 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    teamHAM wrote:
    And yet we all know the "fine" will be something along the lines of 8,600.
    Easy now, its not a racism fine, its only financial fair play. Thats a bit high.
    My bad. Typo. I meant 860.

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  • oceanmotion 4 Feb 2013 17:22:56 15,917 posts
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    Is the sponsorship PSG and Man City get market value or just a big stuffed envelope to cover their losses?
  • kalel 4 Feb 2013 17:30:16 87,578 posts
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    I'm pretty sure sponsorship is not included in FFP. There's quite a detailed blog out there which details what is and isn't, but I believe you have to be able to tie the revenues directly back to football for it to count. That's why the CL is so important.
  • Shikasama 4 Feb 2013 17:35:44 6,827 posts
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    The qualifications will surely have to be changed before implementation, or some clubs who are genuinely trying to be different are going to fall foul of the relationship to football and geographical rules.

    The whole thing is going to be a massive clusterfuck when it comes in and it is going to take years for anyone to sort anything out regarding fines and the like
  • nickthegun 4 Feb 2013 17:36:39 59,857 posts
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    It is. Everything is included bar walking tours of the stadium and 'non-football' activities. So the sheik could buy the stadium naming rights for 1bn over ten years, call it the 'FUCK YOU, UEFA DOME' and call it a day.

    Theres a good article on the key points I read a while ago..

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  • kalel 4 Feb 2013 17:38:55 87,578 posts
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    The whole point of them is that clubs can't spend ludicrously beyond their means. As long as clubs can demonstrate that they are moving in the right direction to reduce debt and be more financially stable in future, then they are not going to get punished.
  • nickthegun 4 Feb 2013 17:42:29 59,857 posts
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    One interesting thing is that a club can qualify on 'sporting merit' so, for example, if a club like, well Bradford, won the FA Cup, they could still get in by exemption even if though they make losses that should disqualify them.

    Also, they would probably be exempt as their whole operation probably wont take in or expend much more than 5m a year.

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  • Shikasama 4 Feb 2013 17:44:23 6,827 posts
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    I don't believe that as the generation and geographical qualifications are extremely stringent.

    It's hardly 'just show us you're trying'.
  • kalel 4 Feb 2013 17:45:51 87,578 posts
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    We shall see I guess.
  • nickthegun 4 Feb 2013 17:49:54 59,857 posts
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    I think it says a lot about UEFA that virtually no one expects this to be implemented properly.

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  • FWB 4 Feb 2013 17:54:15 44,531 posts
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    Probably an EU directive. UEFA actually don't give a fuck about it.

    How are Real going to manage? May be the government could call in some of the their loans. Might help the economy.

    Edited by FWB at 18:01:32 04-02-2013
  • kalel 4 Feb 2013 18:01:43 87,578 posts
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    By being absolutely fucking minted.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21168666
  • Dougs 4 Feb 2013 18:42:09 67,633 posts
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    Must see if Swiss Rambler has done an article off the back of that report. Really wage bill must be high....
  • Syrette 4 Feb 2013 18:44:46 43,432 posts
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    Ronaldo is the highest paid player in the world isn't he?

    I'm assuming the top 5 is Ronaldo, Messi, RvP, Drogba (8.6m for an 18 month contract isn't it?) and Ibrahimovic.

  • faux_carnation 4 Feb 2013 18:47:52 9,328 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Ronaldo is the highest paid player in the world isn't he?

    I'm assuming the top 5 is Ronaldo, Messi, RvP, Drogba (8.6m for an 18 month contract isn't it?) and Ibrahimovic.
    Eto'o will be somewhere in that list. Might even be top.
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