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58 minutes ago, Adrock said:

Yeah but Lamm wasn't an established player.

 

Learn to fucking read.  This is what I actually fucking wrote.

 

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Guardiola is best at getting the very mostout of non established names. (I don't mean that as a knock, but he's incredible at getting the absolute best out of the likes of De Bruyne, Sterling, Mahrez.  Players who aren't quite with the highest profile at the time of joining the club.)

 

Mahrez had come from a side outside the Big Six.  De Bruyne had been bombed out of Chelsea (largely not his fault) and spent three seasons at one of the "lesser" Bundesliga clubs in Wolfsburg.

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I think your argument is absolute rubbish. Guardiola can manage anyone who is willing to work under his system and put the work in to change if he requires it. Just like any manager really, but he is the best manager in the world.

 

What marks Guardiola out compared with a lot of managers is the fact he is willing to cut adrift supposed stars who aren't willing to work his way. He isn't unique in that aspect by any means.

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Rewatching the hattrick, the pace, power and accuracy of Mbappe’s finishing is delightfully devastating. Closest striker to Ronaldo since Il Fenomeno retired. Just hope Mbappe has more luck with injuries because he’s a joy to watch.

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Anyway, Fulham keep up their remarkable record (31 games without winning at Turf Moor).  Sounded a fair 1-1 draw.  Dyche subbed a sub in Robbie Brady, who came on for an injured Gudmundsson in the first half, himself got subbed off for Josh Brownhill.  He's stalling on a contract renewal and did himself no favours.

 

Oh, more anti-football from the Clarets.  Ball starts 18 yards inside the Burnley half and two touches later it's on the Fulham penalty spot for Barnes to score.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Plissken said:

Diddums.  They don't ask how, they just ask how many.


How many what? Dull uninspiring draws against relegation fodder? 
 

I watch football as a form of entertainment. Not doubting you enjoy them staying in the premier league every year or anything. Just saying they looked bloody awful tonight.

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Rodriguez sold the Fulham defender that dummy beautifully. Excellent work on his part, I quite enjoyed watching him a few years back but the knee injury he had limited what he achieved. 

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17 minutes ago, Plissken said:

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It’s nothing to do with being salty though... I feel like you tell yourself that to make you feel better or something? A lot of it is just true! Don’t care about Fulham so I’m not bitter about the result, just an observation.

 

But you’re being very defensive (almost as much as Burnley!) about so I’ll leave your team alone :lol:

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I like Sean Dyche because, many years ago, he offered to give me a hand carting my steps and materials about. (I'm aware I've told this story before, maybe on multiple occasions).

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Bamford said: "It wasn’t an issue at Burnley until I started asking why I wasn’t playing and then the manager started citing other reasons: 'born with a silver spoon in your mouth', 'listening to too many people influencing you outside of football'. 
 

"When I asked for an example, the answer was 'who did you arrive with when you signed on your first day?' I said 'my mum and dad' and he said 'exactly'.

 

EXACTLY

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14 hours ago, Plissken said:

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I once did a cycling tour from Scotland to France, and Burnley was on the route. Had mechanical problems there and by god the people were lovely, the scenery all around Burnley was lovely and the entire experience was lovely. Since then I have had a soft spot for the football team and worm cruncher Dyche and celebrate any ground out draw against clubs who "should be beating" them.  

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I've been there and it was terrifying.

 

1998. I have never been happier to get on a coach in my life and see Burnley disappear. Leaving the away end was an experience I'll never forget. I was sat right at the back with my mate and we were both in agreement that this was a bad decision. 

Our 'fans' were morons but it felt like the entire population of Burnley wanted to kill us.

This is the worst trouble I've witnessed at an away game and I didn't go away again for years. 

 

 

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Premier league is in the middle of its 3y contract domestically when usually they'd put up the next set of 3y packages but looking like they'll delay this amongst worries of falling TV revenue for other leagues recently.

 

If the transfer market and tv revenue starts to recede it's going to impact a lot of big clubs who have signed players on contracts and instalment payments that will extend past the current tv deal.

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3 hours ago, Gotters said:

Premier league is in the middle of its 3y contract domestically when usually they'd put up the next set of 3y packages but looking like they'll delay this amongst worries of falling TV revenue for other leagues recently.

 

If the transfer market and tv revenue starts to recede it's going to impact a lot of big clubs who have signed players on contracts and instalment payments that will extend past the current tv deal.


I wonder if after a season and a half (or so) of 99% of games being on TV, there will be a move towards the option for virtual season tickets in the next distribution of rights.


Or maybe the option to PPV games will return once crowds do. Imagine it will be less glaring if turnstiles are turning again. Want to watch a game but can’t get a ticket? Watch for £15 or whatever clubs/broadcasters decide is the desired revenue to make their split make sense.

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9 minutes ago, glb said:


I wonder if after a season and a half (or so) of 99% of games being on TV, there will be a move towards the option for virtual season tickets in the next distribution of rights.


Or maybe the option to PPV games will return once crowds do. Imagine it will be less glaring if turnstiles are turning again. Want to watch a game but can’t get a ticket? Watch for £15 or whatever clubs/broadcasters decide is the desired revenue to make their split make sense.

 

This would lead to a notable increase in gap between the 'big clubs' and the rest of us, imagine the extra revenue for the top 6 teams in any game versus the £7.50 each Palace and Burnley would split for their fixture.

 

Better product (perceived or actual) = more money is true for any market, but football feels like enough of an uneven playing field already, and the bigger picture of the overall long term sustainability of the entirety of football on England has to be considered.

 

 

 

 

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There was a big piece I think I posted here from the Athletic a while ago about the pandoras box of making all games PPV, and whether the PL would consider going it alone cutting out the TV companies - they are reticent as don't have the infrastructure to do this but the feeling was the rewards could dwarf the current tv deals, but it opens up the other issue that the revenue raised would be very concentrated to certain clubs and the collective bargaining thing feels even tougher to achieve if that is the case.

 

I suspect for the next contract they'll do what they did last time round, sell more games at a lower cost per match to give the appearance that the headline figure is up.

 

PPV landed very badly last time, not sure the UK is ready for that on a match by match basis, but suspect many of us would sign up for club season tickets. 

 

 

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Yeah I think I would opt for a virtual ticket, albeit on the proviso that I have an option to turn off the commentary if Tyler, Neville or Carragher are anywhere near the commentary box.


But agree the imbalances don’t make that a fair way to broadcast, unless there are minimum guarantees for each club. And there is no planet on which Liverpool or Man United, the biggest likely benefactors of a virtual season ticket system, would sign away a margin of potential profits to a collective pool.

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