The Football Thread 2017-18

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Should the Title reflect Titles/cups on the same day?

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by Preezy » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:53 pm

BBC Sport have picked up the "Ronaldo leaving Madrid" story now, so it might have more than a kernel of truth to it.

I don't know how much he'd cost - he's 32 now so would Madrid expect to get back what they initially spent? I mean he's probably the fittest 32 year old on the planet and could easily play at the highest level for a few more years, but still.

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by Moggy » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:03 pm

Preezy wrote:BBC Sport have picked up the "Ronaldo leaving Madrid" story now, so it might have more than a kernel of truth to it.

I don't know how much he'd cost - he's 32 now so would Madrid expect to get back what they initially spent? I mean he's probably the fittest 32 year old on the planet and could easily play at the highest level for a few more years, but still.


I guess it depends on if they want to get rid of him and how long is left on his contract. Didn't he sign a new 5 year deal just a year or two ago?

If he is desperate to leave and if Real still want De Gea, maybe he'll head back to Man U in some sort of swap deal?

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Preezy » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:05 pm

Moggy wrote:If he is desperate to leave and if Real still want De Gea, maybe he'll head back to Man U in some sort of swap deal?

I think that would be best for all parties involved :shifty:

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by Moggy » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:06 pm

Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:If he is desperate to leave and if Real still want De Gea, maybe he'll head back to Man U in some sort of swap deal?

I think that would be best for all parties involved :shifty:


I'm not sure how well he will play in goal for you though.

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by Preezy » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:07 pm

Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:If he is desperate to leave and if Real still want De Gea, maybe he'll head back to Man U in some sort of swap deal?

I think that would be best for all parties involved :shifty:


I'm not sure how well he will play in goal for you though.

:lol:

I think it would more likely play out like:

Woodward - Ok, give us Ronaldo and you can have De Gea
Perez - Ok, give us De Gea first and then we'll release Ronaldo
Woodward - No, give us Ronaldo first and then we'll release De Gea

*stand-off lasts for infinity*

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by RogueLeader » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:15 pm

Could this affect the Morata deal? If Ronaldo leaves, that's one less player in his way at Real. Or United could switch gears to Ronaldo instead.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by BOR » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:10 pm

So, it's real that Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid. Hmm...

I'd welcome him back and trade De Gea if we really need to.

Ah well, it's unlikely anyway.

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by Irene Demova » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:38 pm

England saved another penalty in a youth tournament!

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by Saint of Killers » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:22 pm

And it was a similar kind of save to the last one.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Rocsteady » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:13 am

Ronaldo's release clause is 1 billion. I imagine he's staying at Real.

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by Saint of Killers » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:02 am

José Mourinho and Mike Tyson are the heavyweights of counterpunching - The Manchester United manager’s tactics mirror those of boxing’s former world champion: get your retaliation in first

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/ ... erpunching


Mourinho and Tyson :lol: What a bizarre combo for an article. Still, an interesting read. (Especially as I initially thought it was going to be about Mourinho getting his digs in first.)

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Moggy » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:12 am

Rocsteady wrote:Ronaldo's release clause is 1 billion.


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by Mafro » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:57 pm

First Confederations Cup game about to start on ITV1. Russia vs New Zealand.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by BOR » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:58 pm

Mafro wrote:First Confederations Cup game about to start on ITV1. Russia vs New Zealand.

Yep, I'm watching it.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by BOR » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:29 pm

It was a poor game and I fell asleep during half way the game :lol:

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by Saint of Killers » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:14 am

Football rule-makers to consider reducing games to 60 minutes

• International Football Association Board looking at radical rule changes
• Attempts to cut down time-wasting and make game more attractive

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... 60-minutes


I can't recall which channel first showed the number of minutes a ball was in play stat, but I do recall being amazed how often said stat was nowhere near 90 minutes. I think 30 minute halves with the clock stopping when ball is out of play is a very good idea. Ditto ref's watch linked to stadium clock. That should have been done over a decade ago.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Denster » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:59 am

131 million for Ronaldo. That's a hell of a chunk of dough for a 32 year old. Personally - I think this is just tactics to get Madrid to pay his tax bill.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Pancake » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:08 am

Saint of Killers wrote:
Football rule-makers to consider reducing games to 60 minutes

• International Football Association Board looking at radical rule changes
• Attempts to cut down time-wasting and make game more attractive

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... 60-minutes


I can't recall which channel first showed the number of minutes a ball was in play stat, but I do recall being amazed how often said stat was nowhere near 90 minutes. I think 30 minute halves with the clock stopping when ball is out of play is a very good idea. Ditto ref's watch linked to stadium clock. That should have been done over a decade ago.


Yeh I like most of the proposals actually, although I'm sure they would cause outrage. People don't like change!

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by sawyerpip » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:26 am

Denster wrote:131 million for Ronaldo. That's a hell of a chunk of dough for a 32 year old. Personally - I think this is just tactics to get Madrid to pay his tax bill.


Not sure how that would work because Madrid paying his bill would be some form of remuneration from his employment so he'd have to pay tax again on the amount Madrid paid :lol:

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Blue Eyes » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:43 am

I'm so sick of tax dodging thieves like Ronaldo. Put the banana split in prison.


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