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Richard Scudamore says Premier League 'not a charity'

 

What a terrible attitude. No doubt the FA will e back cap in hand to the government for more handouts to support grassroots football. :angry:


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Is the Premier League a charity then? No? Imagine he outcry if it tried to register as one.

 

As part of the current TV contract, the Premier League says it has invested £56m in grassroots football in each of the last three seasons.  Our whole game isn't worth that!

 

In any case, maybe the "prominent politicians " that no-one has ever heard of could ensure that at east some of the £100,000 a week Wayne Rooney pay in income tax could be invested in the grass roots.

 

in fact even if just 20% of Man U's salary bill went to HMRC, that would yield around £20 million a year in income tax. Looks like on the whole, the Premier League salary bill could yield about £300 million a year for the taxman.

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The media show on Radio 4 reckons Sky had to bid so high to secure soccer because without soccer it has no USP.  The increase according to the Media Show will come from Sky's drama output and yes other sports.  Not looking too bright for RL in that case.


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Clement Attlee.

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The thing is:

 - The transfer deadline has passed and they can't sign any players

  - Who else are they going to get who knows the players they have got better than Lambert does?


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Glad to see Chris Ramsey given a crack at the QPR job.  Good coach and a good manager, as he proved by winning the A-League (the name for the US second tier at the time) in 2003 with Charleston Battery.  Problem is, like Nigel Adkins, if it didn't happen in the "public eye", it didn't happen and he had to come back here to do what he did before; youth coaching.

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25% of Valley Parade will be given over to Sunderland anyway so Bradford City won't be able to sell as many tickets to casuals as they would do if it was a suddenly important league game.

Except that the game is sold out. And for some weird reason is apparently a bigger crowd than the game when they beat Arsenal in the League Cup (or whatever it's bloody called today) which was also sold out. Never had this problem when Ces Podd was playing, except maybe the FA Cup 1/4 final against Southampton, which City lost 1-0 but my brother and his girlfriend at the time took me for Fish & Chips after the game -and she had a car!!

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Except that the game is sold out. And for some weird reason is apparently a bigger crowd than the game when they beat Arsenal in the League Cup (or whatever it's bloody called today) which was also sold out. Never had this problem when Ces Podd was playing, except maybe the FA Cup 1/4 final against Southampton, which City lost 1-0 but my brother and his girlfriend at the time took me for Fish & Chips after the game -and she had a car!!

 

My point was that it won't impact the Bulls much because there's not much scope for casual City fans to turn up as all tickets will have gone via regulars - and as it's not on the TV there's no excuse for Bulls fans not to jolly over to Leigh.


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My point was that it won't impact the Bulls much because there's not much scope for casual City fans to turn up as all tickets will have gone via regulars - and as it's not on the TV there's no excuse for Bulls fans not to jolly over to Leigh.

Well yeah, I agree with that.

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Blimey, City beating Sunderland 2-0 with about 10 minutes to go....wow.

 

Bizarre it's not on TV but the radio giving the impression that City are all over them and well deserving of the lead.


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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Bizarre it's not on TV but the radio giving the impression that City are all over them and well deserving of the lead.

Yeah. Listening to the Bulls game and keeping an eye on this score. 4 minutes or so now.

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And City win.  Unbelievable, Jeff!


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That's bizarre!


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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Are they a 'sports' club like a fair number of European clubs?  There was a Steua RU team when Romania went through the phase of being good enough to occasionally worry Wales in the 80s,

 

The soccer club was split off from the rest of the club. The rest of the club is multi sports and is till alive and kicking. They have sports ranging from athletics to handball, ice hockey, RU, etc....

It used to be the army's sports club back in the day, and AFAIK it's still embedded into the ministry of defense's structures, and they have/had a big rivalry with Dinamo, which used to be the police's sports club.

 

The soccer club came up with this beauty as a replacement:

emblema-stelei-este-istorie-conducerea-a

 

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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You know how most fouled Footballers writhe around on the ground, trying to milk a penalty. Well, not all of them do!


Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Susan Ertz)

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Less than 10 mins gone and Bradford looking like they're out already.

 

2 zip Reading.


         SL Steve Prescott Man of Steel 2016 - Danny Houghton  SL Top Gun 2016/2017 - Marc Sneyd (83%/89% goal success)

         SL Hit Man 2016/2017 - Danny Houghton (1,289/1,123 tackles)  SL Club of the Year 2016 - Hull FC

         SL Coach of the Year 2016 - Lee Radford   RL Challenge Cup Winners 2016/2017 - Hull FC

 

                                                                      All in all, not a bad couple of years, I suppose...

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Bradford City 2-0 down after 20 minutes. At the end of the game they'd still had only 3 attempts on goal.

 

Sorry City fans, but that's just appalling.


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