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its official #Cans #Jimbo's telly

I've spent many a workday researching CHAPS.

I'm at the ground. Staveley just came out and held up Bruce's head. 

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1 minute ago, Howay said:

It’s rocky foundation though. I’m fairly sure at some point they had a wealthy investor owner who gave them that initial leg up. It’s like how Blackburn won the league off the money their owner pumped in, people romanticize it because by today’s standard the money doesn’t look big but at the time it was. 

 

Fair enough, but they've got a lot of success out of that over the years, they've been run well as a sporting institution. In the end we don't need to react to this stuff, I mean he's being pretty balanced on it, he's not needling the fans, and you'd expect him to point out that this makes his life harder. Yes it's hypocritical on some level but in the end it appears he's just going to get on with it, so that's actually positive from our POV. It's begrudging endorsement of this being just how it is. Works for me.

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20 minutes ago, Howay said:

It’s rocky foundation though. I’m fairly sure at some point they had a wealthy investor owner who gave them that initial leg up. It’s like how Blackburn won the league off the money their owner pumped in, people romanticize it because by today’s standard the money doesn’t look big but at the time it was. 

Littlewoods (inc the Pools) / the Moores family. They were a well run club and bought wisely but had a competitive advantage due to their financial backing. It was one of the biggest companies in Europe at its peak iirc. Retail has changed and things like the national lottery meant they could no longer bankroll the club. So Liverpool get their money elsewhere now. Make no mistake though, their success in the past relied on their ability to outspend their rivals. If anything they punch above their weight now, relatively. They’ve still spent significantly more than most of their rivals even recently however 

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4 minutes ago, Alex said:

Littlewoods (inc the Pools) / the Moores family. They were a well run club and bought wisely but had a competitive advantage due to their financial backing. It was one of the biggest companies in Europe at its peak iirc. Retail has changed and things like the national lottery meant they could no longer bankroll the club. So Liverpool get their money elsewhere though. Make no mistake though, they success in the past relied on their ability to outspend their rivals. If anything they punch above their weight now, relatively. They’ve still spent significantly more than most of their rivals even then though 

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3 hours ago, Alex said:

Littlewoods (inc the Pools) / the Moores family. They were a well run club and bought wisely but had a competitive advantage due to their financial backing. It was one of the biggest companies in Europe at its peak iirc. Retail has changed and things like the national lottery meant they could no longer bankroll the club. So Liverpool get their money elsewhere now. Make no mistake though, their success in the past relied on their ability to outspend their rivals. If anything they punch above their weight now, relatively. They’ve still spent significantly more than most of their rivals even recently however 

Spot on. Aye there’s no doubt they’re well run, and have maintained momentum and capitalized from those early advantages. I think the last point is key here too, they’ll moan about teams like us and Manchester City doing to them what they are doing to the rest of the league.
 

I also get what you’re saying Rayvin, I personally don’t like Klopp so I find him whiny at the best of times let alone issues like he’s trying to bring up here so just like to point out his hypocrisy. I agree, it’s something we definitely have to get used to I just take exception to people like Klopp trying to paint the past as some golden age where everything was a meritocracy when in actual fact it’s pretty much always been driven by who has the most money.

 

I agree with Alex that they’re punching above their weight class for now, in part due to Manchester United’s failings in recent years, I think Klopp is a massive reason for that too though as he is a brilliant coach, fortunately I see him leaving them soon and they’ll drop a fair bit off where they are now. 

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Klopp:

 

“I don’t want to make it my business because it’s not my business. There are no two opinions about the obvious human rights concerns in Saudi Arabia."

“That’s not a question. But how it could then happen that this was nevertheless allowed despite many concerns, I cannot assess. That must be some other people."

“If we only talk about football, then in the long term, of course, we have to say that they are going to be a superpower. This is the third club in world football that I know of that belongs to a country and that obviously belongs to the wealthiest family on the planet."

“The possibilities that open up are of course immense. With the Super League, the whole world was justifiably upset about it. It’s basically like the Super League now – just for one club. Then Newcastle are guaranteed to play a dominant role in world football for the next 20 or 30 years."

 

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Christian Streich:

 

"There are always things happening in football that have exceeded all limits. In this case it is  unbelievable who is part of this consortium."

 

Referring to the PIF, Streich said it is known that it includes people who are "involved in serious human rights violations."

 

"I have to say that if people have a problem with that, then I can count myself among those people."

 

"I believe that the Bundesliga is still attractive and that we should not follow everything that is done in other leagues, for example in England."

 

"Anyone who doesn't work so well even though they have a long tradition doesn't play the in the Bundesliga. For me, that is competition."

 

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On 13/10/2021 at 00:51, Kid Dynamite said:

Chelsea tickets went on general sale today. What a ball ache trying to buy 2 for me and my Dad!
 

The entire level 7 is a family area so you can only buy adult tickets with a kids ticket. No bother I thought, I'll take the bairn too. Except there's a limit of 2 tickets per person so you have to allocate the 3rd ticket to a pre-existing supporter number. Spent ages signing my Dad up for his own account only to find out you need to buy a ticket before you find out what your supporter number is 🤦🏻
 

Ended up scrapping the whole thing and buying a single ticket to go on my todd. Then 2 tickets together magically reappeared!!! 🤬

 

Anyway, long story short, anyone want a ticket for the Chelsea match. £41, face value :lol: 

1 x Chelsea ticket back up for sale. Pitchside in Milburn. £41

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Ashley would rather blow a million in the casino than give 1% of that to a good cause. I would also guess the Xmas meal for players, coaching staff etc is no longer going to be 3 courses for a tenner at Sambuca’s 

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Aye.

 

Ashley was a spiteful idiot tbh. A £10m training ground/academy investment would pay for itself twice over (at least) if it produced one premier league quality English player. 

 

14 years of brainlessness . 

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3 minutes ago, Tom said:

Aye.

 

Ashley was a spiteful idiot tbh. A £10m training ground/academy investment would pay for itself twice over (at least) if it produced one premier league quality English player. 

 

14 years of brainlessness . 

I’ve said before you don’t even need to do that. When you look at the fees paid in the Championship the odd one of those would pay for it. Typical of his short-sightedness. He ran the club for most of the 14 years like he was couple of months away from selling it 

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May have been said already but I've just seen the news about the Reuban Foundation matching foodbank donations every home game. I mean I don't doubt that on some level, parts of this are just to get people on side but like.. that's still people getting fed. Honestly feels like the club is going to make a genuine effort to become the heart of the community again, and actually that's a bigger deal for me than winning the fucking league or whatever. Don't get me wrong, I'd take the league too, but I'd far rather that the Newcastle to win it was a Newcastle that was genuinely carrying the city with it, rather than some soulless corporate entity.

 

Which is another reason why I think they've got to get the manager right. Anyway it's nice to hear the good news stories in amongst everything else.

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