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10 minutes ago, Bleep1673 said:

If any Rugby League Clubs are planning to play an evening game on June 1st, don't.

Is this cup 1/4 final w/e?

Yes, and 1895 cup - though I don't think any 1895 cup games will be on the 1st.

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Great for the fans of the two clubs ...well the ones who can get the scarce allocation and afford the lovely flight price hikes and accommodation where needed . Footy fans sure do get fleeced top to bottom for their passionate support 

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2 minutes ago, DavidM said:

Great for the fans of the two clubs ...well the ones who can get the scarce allocation and afford the lovely flight price hikes and accommodation where needed . Footy fans sure do get fleeced top to bottom for their passionate support 

Kevin Cummins, photographer and Man City fan, was showing how easyJet have put their prices up from £130 to £700.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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2 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

Kevin Cummins, photographer and Man City fan, was showing how easyJet have put their prices up from £130 to £700.

Aye , there was a guy talking about Ryanair having a 300% increase on return to Madrid 

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I believe UEFA are playing both ends for the middle re: the dominance of the Premier League clubs in European competitions.

On one hand it is being decried as a bad development for club football, but on the other UEFA are preparing the ground for the prophecy of the European Super League as a means of competing for the non Premier League giants.

That in itself would be the new golden goose for UEFA, if the mechanics of it could ever be properly worked out.

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Any debate about dominance only seems to get threw out there when it’s english clubs mind . Spanish clubs have won 5 champions leagues in a row , two all Spanish finals . Seville and Atletico have farmed the UEFA Cup . Not much talk around that I heard then . Our clubs this year have just done superbly well on merit as others have underachieved despite pretty unlimited investment 

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1 minute ago, DavidM said:

Any debate about dominance only seems to get threw out there when it’s english clubs mind . Spanish clubs have won 5 champions leagues in a row , two all Spanish finals . Seville and Atletico have farmed the UEFA Cup . Not much talk around that I heard then . Our clubs this year have just done superbly well on merit as others have underachieved despite pretty unlimited investment 

I think you’re right and there’s definitely vested political interests at UEFA on this subject.

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And there you have it gentlemen.  Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal and (Eventually) Chelsea.

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Well done to all.

Now, on to Sunday. Nervous? Yes!

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5 minutes ago, tonyXIII said:

Now, on to Sunday. Nervous? 

Yeah a bit! However I didn't think me playing in a 6-a-side Tournament, on the "hallowed" ground that is the County Ground, Swindon, would be worthy of a mention on this forum.

Thanks Tony for bringing it to everyone's attention. Or are you talking about something else? ?

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2 minutes ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

Yeah a bit! However I didn't think me playing in a 6-a-side Tournament, on the "hallowed" ground that is the County Ground, Swindon, would be worthy of a mention on this forum.

Thanks Tony for bringing it to everyone's attention. Or are you talking about something else? ?

Good luck to you, too! Hope, for your sake, it doesn't go to extra time and penalties.

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I’ve just seen the UEFA Cup final is in Baku!  Well that’s a logical obvious choice , not . Looks like they’re gonna have a total nightmare getting there and it’s not noted for its human rights record or record on a few other things . But I think it’s got lots of oil dosh although I’m sure there’s no connection 

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11 minutes ago, DavidM said:

I’ve just seen the UEFA Cup final is in Baku!  Well that’s a logical obvious choice , not . Looks like they’re gonna have a total nightmare getting there and it’s not noted for its human rights record or record on a few other things . But I think it’s got lots of oil dosh although I’m sure there’s no connection 

The number of people just discovering where the Europa League final being held is … odd.

I mean, the 2020 final is in Gdansk. They announce these things ages in advance.

Much oil money in Poland?

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3 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

The number of people just discovering where the Europa League final being held is … odd.

I mean, the 2020 final is in Gdansk. They announce these things ages in advance.

Much oil money in Poland?

You don’t find Baku a bizarre choice . Honestly . I’ve just seen Klopps press conference with his thoughts , rare I agree with him . Poland is a bit different 

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6 minutes ago, DavidM said:

You don’t find Baku a bizarre choice . Honestly . I’ve just seen Klopps press conference with his thoughts , rare I agree with him . Poland is a bit different 

There were three bids to host. Seville - but Madrid already had the Champions League final. Istanbul - which also bid for the Super Cup (winner of Europa v winner of Champions League). And Baku.

Istanbul got the Super Cup, Baku got this.

Azerbaijan has been a member of UEFA for 25 years.

Perhaps people on this side of the UEFA zone could provide a handy list of countries they don't think they deserve to host major finals because they're a bit far.

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2 hours ago, gingerjon said:

There were three bids to host. Seville - but Madrid already had the Champions League final. Istanbul - which also bid for the Super Cup (winner of Europa v winner of Champions League). And Baku.

Istanbul got the Super Cup, Baku got this.

Azerbaijan has been a member of UEFA for 25 years.

Perhaps people on this side of the UEFA zone could provide a handy list of countries they don't think they deserve to host major finals because they're a bit far.

Does it have a train station nearby ?

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1 hour ago, GUBRATS said:

Does it have a train station nearby ?

A bus rapid transit system.

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5 hours ago, gingerjon said:

There were three bids to host. Seville - but Madrid already had the Champions League final. Istanbul - which also bid for the Super Cup (winner of Europa v winner of Champions League). And Baku.

Istanbul got the Super Cup, Baku got this.

Azerbaijan has been a member of UEFA for 25 years.

Perhaps people on this side of the UEFA zone could provide a handy list of countries they don't think they deserve to host major finals because they're a bit far.

Azerbaijan is also hosting games in next year's European championships. 

It also hosted the Eurovision song contest recently.

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