Recent content by Meercat

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    Premier League officially postponed until 17th of June

    There’s no way the positions could hold, there would be litigation for lost revenue earned circa 150m per every team that could qualify for the CL money, there would be litigation from the relegated teams, Bournemouth going down on goal difference etc. it would be utter chaos. You already have...
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    Premier League officially postponed until 17th of June

    If the season were to run until July that in effect prolongs next season to a point where top teams are conceivably playing 70 games. Player injuries and massive fatigue issues straight into a revised euros would mean nearer 80 games.
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    Premier League officially postponed until 17th of June

    It’s not coming back, can’t isolate the teams and club staff from society during an epidemic, so behind closed doors won’t work now it’s in the game’s eco system. This is going to make the pain we felt at missing out on that CL spot to Chelsea nothing in comparison with the injustice of...
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    Which is fairer? Coronavirus implications

    It's a nightmare scenario - If you annul the season what happens to the value of player contracts as teams will have had one year less viability out of them? If you annul the season you cost Leicester potentially 150m in potential CL money. But if you end the season now you relegate teams that...
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    The re-build

    I suspect it begins by cashing in on prized assets to finance the painful rebuild, a little like it’s been as long as I’ve been a fan, whether it’s Archibald moving on, Gazza, Waddle, Sherringham, Bale... right now there’s no real getting away from the fact we refinanced the stadium at 2.66% and...
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    Player Watch: Serge Aurier

    From the original footage, the key thing for me was the way the direction of the ball’s travel altered quite substantially, which makes me think Serge made the clearance, and backs up Dean’s repeated ‘got the ball’ hand gestures before VAR intervened. What throws the obvious visual reference...
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    The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - Groundhog Day you say? Groundhog Day you say?

    I think the fact we have the second highest spend on transfers this season despite having just built the stadium can’t be ignored. We’ve brought in some incredible talent since the summer. Ndombele, Lo Celso, Sessegnon, Fernandes, Bergwijn, Clarke, I mena if these work out we are looking at the...
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    The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - Rainbow

    I’ll echo the good words of biscuit. I’ve been having a shit time, in the span of three days my father in law died, one of my editors who I’ve worked with for about ten years died, and weirdly, the one that allowed me some sort of grief release was the death of the drummer from my favourite...
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    Player watch: Toby Alderweireld

    Top news, and really validates all the rumours that swirled around about some players re-upping if Poch went... really pleased as there is always a level of worry about a revolution over evolution of teams, so huzzah!
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    Match Threads Manchester United vs Spurs - Match Thread

    Not just Jose. You look at Ole’s stats over the last 22 games and they are considerably worse than any post Fergie manager and the results that cost them their jobs. I think a large part of their transformation from the weekend performance to midweek was combination of raising their game to...
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    Match Threads Manchester United vs Spurs - Match Thread

    Looking at the raw data, I suspect it’s a case of lose and get sacked for Ole, and he’s probably told his players that. So the question is will they find another gear to actually play us, or will our mini revival roll on? We need to win, I think, given last year’s result in the corresponding...
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    Club Statement - Pochettino leaves

    Personally, as great a manager as he is, I don’t think they’d even approach him. Right now the atmosphere there is toxic. The stadium was half empty last night, fans walking out with fifteen to go... out cheered by a team that had no fans there... the Arse board need stability and cohesion and...
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    Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

    (That’s the kind of post you miss the lighthearted chuckle in the voice that you’d get in normal conversation. Poch was awesome, I loved having him as our manager, like with Jol, he did so much to help give us our self-respect back and turn us into the team I want us to be... it’s not a dig at...
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    Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

    Why not? I could happily watch them not win away from home for 9 months.
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    Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

    Looks like Levy played a blinder in terms of ambition and timing, with Arse binning Emery this morning. It’s the first time I’ve actiely disliked the manager of my team, which is weird to say the least, but with two wins on the board back to back (man I’d started to forget what it felt like...