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  1. Brendan Rodgers apologises in advance to Daniel Farke for the beating Leicester will inflict on Norwich next season.
  2. Gloomy? But you've got a new experience next season to look forward to, a visit to Gander Green Lane. Well done Sutton Utd.
  3. As a Londoner I admit the situation is a bit odd as to the colloquial way the city is divided up, not administratively but how people see their area and what part of London it is. South of the river it's really only South East or South West. SE is Charlton, Woolwich, Crystal Palace Sydenham going further out to Bromley Eltham Sidcup or Orpington, Croydon. Thamesmead and Abbey Wood would be SE also though close to the Thames. SW close to the river is Richmond Twickenham Kingston, further SW is Wimbledon, Morden, Surbiton. Brixton and Streatham and Dulwich are SW also more inner London. North London is more sub divided colloquially speaking. West is Fulham , Ealing further out to Southall. NW is Wembley, Harrow, Ruislip. North is Haringey Edmonton going further out to Edgeware, Barnet, NE is Walthamstow Enfield Chingford possibly Ilford and pure East is West and East Ham, Stratford, Bow, Barking Leyton Leytonstone further East but just above the Thames would be Rainham. Edit- Whitechapel and Hackney are East. Willesden , Harlesden- NW If you lived in Paddington Marylebone, Euston or Shoreditch you'd probably say you lived in Central London. Southwark, Bermondsey just south of the river but central probably also central London. Also the London postcodes cover only about two thirds of the London boroughs. The outer boroughs administratively are definitely under London jurisdiction but county postcodes. I'm in Ilford, London borough of Redbridge but postcode IG an Essex code. The outer boroughs previously under county control were a long time ago brought under greater London control. Back to the Broncos the best location for them IMO was Ealing. With no Premier league football team nearby, though that might change if Brentford go up, and the Yawnion area not to far, Ealing is a nice " rugby " location.
  4. Obviously want England to win , but failing that a Belgium victory would be great. It's now or never for the Belgian golden generation.
  5. EURO 2020 will soon be here, TV schedule has been revealed for the group stage. Friday, 11 June Turkey v Italy (20:00) - BBC Saturday, 12 June Wales v Switzerland (14:00) - BBC Denmark v Finland (17:00) - BBC Belgium v Russia(20:00) - ITV Sunday, 13 June England v Croatia(14:00) - BBC Austria v North Macedonia(17:00) - ITV Netherlands v Ukraine (20:00) - ITV Monday, 14 June Scotland v Czech Republic(14:00) - BBC Poland v Slovakia(17:00) - ITV Spain v Sweden (20:00) - BBC Tuesday, 15 June Hungary v Portugal (17:00) - ITV France v Germany (20:00) - ITV Wednesday, 16 June Finland v Russia (14:00) - BBC Turkey v Wales (17:00) - BBC Italy v Switzerland (20:00) - ITV Thursday, 17 June Ukraine v North Macedonia (14:00) - ITV Denmark v Belgium (17:00) - ITV Netherlands v Austria (20:00) - BBC Friday, 18 June Sweden v Slovakia (14:00) - BBC Croatia v Czech Republic (17:00) - BBC England v Scotland (20:00) - ITV Saturday, 19 June Hungary v France(14:00) - BBC Portugal v Germany (17:00) - ITV Spain v Poland (20:00) - BBC Sunday, 20 June Italy v Wales (17:00) - ITV Switzerland v Turkey (17:00) - ITV Monday, 21 June North Macedonia v Netherlands (17:00) - ITV Ukraine v Austria(17:00) - ITV Finland v Belgium (20:00) - BBC Russia v Denmark(20:00) - BBC Tuesday, 22 June Croatia v Scotland (20:00) - ITV Czech Republic v England (20:00) - ITV Wednesday, 23 June Slovakia v Spain (17:00) - ITV Sweden v Poland(17:00) - ITV Germany v Hungary (20:00) - BBC Portugal v France(20:00) - BBC
  6. Agreed, but if you only use player's feet, then you won't end up giving offside because a player's shoulder, armpit or forelock is offside. I believe Arsene Wenger new FIFA advisor is working towards such a change in the law. But millimetres will still be measured. In cricket you don't say if a player is out by millimetres it shouldn't count, nor should you be any more lenient in football or any game with VR. In football unlike most other sports referees mistakes can cost millions, if an awarding of unlawful goal happens in the last two rounds of the season and Leicester or Liverpool are denied a top four place then that's a 30 million pound error.
  7. This is quite funny, I remember watching Graham Kerr as a child. Have no interest nowadays, but this guy was entertaining.
  8. Except it wasn't a goal it was offside. Offside is not subjective it is either offside or not. Before VAR the ref wouldn't have spotted it we were all reasonably happy with that, but if you use technology then you end up measuring millimetres . The answer is to change the rule, I would prefer only player's feet to count if it's offside.
  9. Everyone there had to prove they had a negative Covid test in last 48hrs. That isn't absolutely a guarantee there are no infectious fans there, but it's a 'test' I suppose to see if normality can be restored totally in the near future. I would hope these fans are contacted and retested in the coming days or the test event element would be wasted.
  10. USL Championship is a sort of second tier pro league. No promotion of course to MLS. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USL_Championship OT. Premier league renew tv deal for a mere 4.7billion. Most watched league of any sport in the world, hmmm it's a funny old world.
  11. Reading this it is does seem Dover will be in the NL next season. https://www.kentonline.co.uk/dover/sport/dover-athletic-hit-with-points-deduction-and-fine-244591/ I'm not sure quite what grounds Grimsby and Southend have for appealing. Two are going down as EFL competition rules and two coming up. They obviously are desperately clutching at straws, if no one was coming up then yes, but the NL fulfilled their season obligations , what goes on at the bottom of the NL doesn't effect the arrangement at the top of the NL and bottom of the EFL. Reading the Dover chairman's comments a few weeks back, the NL restarted after a government bail out which guaranteed funds until end of December, on the assumption that crowds would then come back. That didn't happen and the NL asked clubs to continue with loaned money, Dover chairman stated Dover FC has never been in debt and never will get into debt just to complete an irrelevant season with no relegation, ( they were already out of the picture for promotion). He sent their loaned players back to their parent clubs, leaving them with insufficient numbers to complete fixtures, a deliberate policy to force themselves out of playing, hence the penalty and fine. Edit- recalculation- 24 started NL, Macclesfield and Dover dropped out, leaving 22, two up, two down, plus Dover's return means 23 next season.
  12. Two are coming down from EFL, two going up, and no relegation from National League meaning 22 will contest next season. Dover's position is uncertain, they are still hoping to be in NL next season. The latest news is that they will have a 12 point penalty and £40,000 fine, but won't get relegated. https://www.kentonline.co.uk/dover/sport/dover-athletic-hit-with-points-deduction-and-fine-244591/
  13. Thanks for your reply. Take the kids to Kenilworth Rd eh? That'll turn them off football in favour of RL. Seriously though there is a massive game on Tuesday at Luton. Might watch that instead of Europe Semi.
  14. A bit of a personal question I know , sorry, but you've previously said you have kids, so do you worry about your kids playing assuming they want to. If one of them said they would rather play football would would you be okay with that. Slightly off topic- my brother for his sins is a Union fan and detests football, never had it on tv in the house , until one day when I visited it was on because his youngest was upset at not being able to join the classroom chatter with mates about the weekend PL matches, so he relented, and now his son likes football and won't watch Yawnion. My bro did the right thing parentally speaking, but isn't happy. Oh well.
  15. Don't forget tonight Norwich's number 1 celeb is back. Alan Partridge AH HAA!!
  16. We all know the wording so I'll not rehash it again, but I'm guessing Sky will have first two picks, then Our League will have a pick or two or even three for streaming then lastly what's left on Sky Mix or Pick. So Sky has exclusivity for subscription paying customers on TV then have no say on what ends up on FTA Sky, that's up to Our League/ SL in conjunction.
  17. After 2 days of boring the country rigid with talk of a closed league in places like Milan Barcelona London Turin Liverpool , places no one's heard of, I hope Sky give as much coverage to our problem. People up and down the country, at breakfast over their cornflakes are desperate for a closed league involving Leigh, Toulouse, Wakefield and the metropolis of Hull. To be SERIOUS, fans are fans , in any sport, love of club is just as strong in RL as in football, the difference is the numbers in RL are small, their voices are as passionate but not heard nationally. The lesson from the ESL fiasco for RL is " don't take fans for granted " If the custodians of RL can PROVE that licensing and closed shop is the only alternative to oblivion for the game, then ok, but otherwise the RL pyramid is as precious to our game as it is to football fans.
  18. If the big clubs are so worried about future monies and sustainability the solution is easy, bring in Toronto FC to the ESL , it's a sure fire winner.
  19. Do they own the term Premier League? There's more than one Premier league already, IPL, Northern Premier league ( football). There must be others.
  20. People on here were already worried that Super League for the casual viewer was conjuring up thoughts of Netball and Women's Football. So our SL needs a new name if this ESL ever gets going. How about cheekily taking from football and call our league, Premier Rugby League. I can see it now. Mike Wedderburn (Sky) " now rugby league news, and tonight's team news in the Premier League. "
  21. Funnily there's a furore going on about a European closed shop Super League proposal for football. Gary Neville describes it as a disgrace despite his Man U in favour of it. Everyone is against it apparently, because of the betrayal of loyal fans down the pyramid, lack of relegation from proposed league, creating a cartel of clubs which no one else could join. However some want exactly that for RL .Yes the money in RL is a fraction of football, but the principle is the same. Or am I missing something?
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