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Finally, something really worth discussing
at 20:59 14 Oct 2020

How football in England is funded.
I am so glad that the Project Big Picture has (i) been raised as an issue by the big 6 and (ii) been overturned.
The fact that it has been raised by the big 6 shows how frightened they are (yes - the big 6!) of losing the lower leagues. They have recognised (and probably did many years ago) that a Premier League without relegation, and thus promotion from below, would very soon be the source of ridicule. It is the fact of relegation that makes the Premier League the spectacle and pinnacle of competition that it is. Without relegation, it is just showbusiness - not sport.

The big 6 are running scared - the £50M is just a very short term sticking plaster.
If one good thing has come to sport from Coronavirus, it is surely that it has accelerated this crisis and the identification that the enormous TV revenues generated do not belong almost entirely in the Premier League - they must be shared across the whole professional football pyramid. I would propose that 50% of the revenues go to the Prem, 25% to the Championship, 12.5% to League 1 etc. That would be a way to ensure excellence is rewarded, the football structures are strong, and to curb the obscene riches in the Premier League.
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This rotten electoral system
at 08:37 15 Dec 2019

SNP 3.9% of votes - 48 seats
DUP 0.8% of votes - 8 seats
Sinn fein 0.6% of votes - 7 seats
Tories 43.6% of votes - 365 seats
Greens 2.7% of votes - 1 seat

Brexit was a sideshow. The planet is falling to bits, but the one party that puts the environment first cannot get its voice heard because of our biased electoral system. 2.7% of people is quite a lot, considering that nearly all of those people knew it was a wasted vote. If we had proportional representation, not only would the Greens have won about 17 seats based on the %, but would probably have won way more as the vote is no longer wasted. Meanwhile, under a Tory government, we will continue to be misled that the big issue was Brexit. And we will leave a ruined planet for our children and grandchildren.
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Phil, please can we have a date for Oxford (A)
at 21:57 3 Dec 2019

or failing that, a date for when we can be given a date for Oxford (A)?
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Moan, moan, moan
at 08:44 10 Nov 2019

Top of the league with a game in hand. Still in the cup, biggest squad in the League, and managing to get game time into the entire squad, Scum are bottom of the league. FFS why is everyone moaning?? Be happy.
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Bianca Westwood
at 15:32 19 Oct 2019

Having cancelled my Sky Sports subscription (due to disgust that Bury were allowed to go bust with no support from the money in football - Sky and BT Sport) I still have access to sky Sports news. However, I just noticed that Bianca Westwood, who is at Aston Villa v Brighton, is wearing one of those Prostate Cancer badges. Has this become mandatory for any presenters on SSN? Bianca is lovely and thankfully has no chance of ever getting prostate cancer. Surely if she is wearing a badge, it should be breast cancer awareness? I do hope that she has not come under any pressure to wear a badge that is not applicable to her. That would be just another nail in the Sky coffin for me.
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Oxford (A) on 16th Nov
at 12:23 14 Oct 2019

Will it be moved due to internationals? I need to make plans if it's not on.
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Women's 100m final at 21:20
at 20:41 29 Sep 2019

on BBC2, should be worth watching. Dina Asher-Smith clocked 10.87 in the semi, pretty quick and good to see the (clean) women getting ever closer to the drug inspired world best that should have been expunged.
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So Bluefish
at 19:32 21 Sep 2019

You called me a troll.

This is the team I posted:
Holy
KVY Woolf Wilson Kenlock
Skuse
Edwards Georgiou
Dozzell
Roberts Jackson

Subs:
Norris
Garbutt
Chambers/Nsiala
Downes
Nolan/Judge
Keane
Norwood

Not far off the starting lineup was it? 8 of the 11 in a much changed lineup, and only Kenlock & Roberts who weren't in the final 18.

Thing is, I get what Lambert is doing. Unlike you and many immature fans who think it is all about picking the strongest 11 on paper, I know, as Lambo does, that its a long, long season, and when you play the weaker teams, you need you involve some of the fringe players. It isn't about 11, or even 18 players, its about the whole squad.

I think the jury is still out on Dozza, but we need to give him a chance. Roberts - who can tell, maybe he would've done well, but Judge instead, it doesn't matter.

We've rested key players. We have introduced players who will be important later in the season. We did enough to get 3 points. We're top of the league.

There are scummers on this board (too many of them) who try to unsettle the loyal fans, but maybe you need to be more open to genuine debate about team matters. Just because you post more than me or others doesn't give you any right to think you are more informed, or to call people as trolls.

Up the Town, We are Top of the League.

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