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On 3/27/2020 at 4:09 PM, WelshSkinsFan said:

As a United fan I am with GHH on this.  I don't care when the games resume but with the season already so far gone we have to complete the current campaign.  We cannot look at deciding the leagues on current standings but to wipe away over 3 quarters of a season as though it never happened would be ridiculous.  If we ultimately end up finishing this season in the Autumn and then change the schedule for the next couple of years leading into the 2022 World Cup that would make some logical sense.  Don't get me wrong, I hate the idea of Liverpool adding another title to their haul but I also love the history of the game and our rivalry too much to want to see them denied on a technicality.

 

Absolutely. And very magnanimous of you to say.

 

But it's not just about L'pool is it?  

 

I mean they definitely deserve to be crowned Champions for the magnificent year they've had and if people look at this objectively without club rivalry I don't think anyone rationale would disagree. L'pool being this year's Champions shouldn't really be an issue if the integrity of the major football league in the World is to remain intact. But this isn't just about L'pool.  And that's what troubles me most. There are the likes of Sheff Utd, who I think I'm right in saying have never played in Europe in their entire history, looking not only nailed on for that but who are battling Wolves and Manchester United hard for a Champions League slot. Leeds United, having their best season in 16 LONG years trying to return to where they fell from back in 2004. West Brom, on the last year of their 'parachute' payment. If they can't go up, that squad is likely to be totally ripped apart and sold off. All the playoff teams below them in the Championship. And so on right through the football league. If the season was cancelled and declared null and void, you're putting not only a whole host of peoples livelihoods at stake but some clubs very existence.

 

See what Friday's PL meeting brings. 

 

Hail. 

 

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28 minutes ago, Gibbs Hog Heaven said:

 

Absolutely. And very magnanimous of you to say.

 

But it's not just about L'pool is it?  

 

I mean they definitely deserve to be crowned Champions for the magnificent year they've had and if people look at this objectively without club rivalry I don't think anyone rationale would disagree. L'pool being this year's Champions shouldn't really be an issue if the integrity of the major football league in the World is to remain intact. But this isn't just about L'pool.  And that's what troubles me most. There are the likes of Sheff Utd, who I think I'm right in saying have never played in Europe in their entire history, looking not only nailed on for that but who are battling Wolves and Manchester United hard for a Champions League slot. Leeds United, having their best season in 16 LONG years trying to return to where they fell from back in 2004. West Brom, on the last year of their 'parachute' payment. If they can't go up, that squad is likely to be totally ripped apart and sold off. All the playoff teams below them in the Championship. And so on right through the football league. If the season was cancelled and declared null and void, you're putting not only a whole host of peoples livelihoods at stake but some clubs very existence.

 

See what Friday's PL meeting brings. 

 

Hail. 

 

I feel for those clubs too, but imo in order to justify deeming something final should require staggeringly overwhelming odds and highly unusual circumstances. Again, this is just my opinion, but if the team at the top of the league, whoever they may be, has say a 10 point lead at the moment, you can’t crown them if forced to end the season early. The odds of a league campaign that will most likely never be seen again coinciding with what’s going on in the world?! Whacky.  

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https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11669/11968572/liverpool-place-some-non-playing-staff-on-furlough

 

I'd avoided football for a few days but this wasn't what I expected to return to.

 

Shankly will be fair spinning in his grave.

 

I've, justifiably, given FSG massive props for all the good they've done over the last 4 years or so after their initial mistakes. But I'm honestly utterly disgusted in Liverpool Football Club and all it doesn't stand for right now.

 

I've been highly critical of other clubs going down this route so I won't be hypocritical in not condemning my own.

 

Taxpayer money going to support a club making record profits, with a market value over £2 billion, is inherently wrong. And the Government loophole here opening this up to all business' doesn't justify yet another mega-rich organisation, who don't need to take out, dipping in when the NHS is at breaking point.

 

I was hoping they'd have used the proposed 30% reduction in player salaries (Which, on a related note, shouldn't be an issue unless it's a voluntary move from the players. If Government Ministers, the Royals, and a whole host of selected mage rich tax dodgers aren't being forced to take pay cuts then footballers shouldn't be forced  to either but that's a whole separate discussion) to cover, in reality, a pittance of staff wages for a club turning over £42 million in profits the last accounts. But I obviously gave the money men FAR too much credit.

 

Morally and ethically despicable from L'pool FC, when they could comfortably afford to sustain their employees without it damaging their finances to any significant degree,  that flys in the face of the socialist values this City stands for and speaking personally I'm pretty ashamed and disgusted with them right now.

 

But then there's way too much more important stuff to worry about right now than getting angered by the continued, inherent greed of football so I'm leaving this before I properly do.

 

Stay safe. Stay home!

 

Hail. 

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13 hours ago, Gibbs Hog Heaven said:

https://www.football365.com/news/feature-premier-league-player-wage-cut-matt-han****

 

Brilliant read. I don't know who that is but he's a top bloke and my kind of socialist. 

 

Hail. 

 

tricky one this... while professional athletes are paid (generally) WAY more than they are due, it would be disastrous for the EPL to artificially pay less than the other big leagues.  i'm not sure how you reconcile it, but English football would drop massively in quality.

 

i do not disagree with the premise, though.  1) premier teams should be both paying their non-playing workers 100% from their coffers and 2) donating above and beyond for the good of the city and/or country.   players, through their union/association (they have one, right?) should be doing the same as best they're able.  there are players likely making 50k quid that shouldn't chip in, but the premier (league) players... absolutely.

 

my first read of the Liverpool situation was baffling... it seemed as though they were making their workers whole.  Then, i understood that Fenway was sucking at the national teet and taking money away from the more needy and more essential.  straight F that.  i hope the universal fan uproar makes them realize the weight of their decision and reverse it.  pennies now, pounds later.

 

liverpool has never failed to make me proud since i've been following.  i hope this isn't the first time.

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Should have been obvious from the beginning. The old saying, "penny wise, pound foolish" comes to mind

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The hardest, worst day of the year. EVERY year. 

 

Made even harder this year as we face today alone. Left to do our own, personal act of remembrance. Apart from the company of the same, great friends I share this saddest of days for all of us with every other 15th as we battle the heart-wrenching devastation that’s irrevocably changing the World as we know it.

 

A frustrating but wholly necessary by-product of the lockdown. 

 

God rest our lost friends in the Heavens above. And God watch over the rest of us lucky enough to still be here. 

 

YNWA. JFT96. 

 

Hail. 

 

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Hey guys! I havent been on in a long time. I thought I'd stop in and say hi. I was wondering if some of our overseas posters have any info about the leagues. I say that Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 were both cancelled. Last I saw, the EPL may finish behind closed doors. Any word on Champion's League? I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!!

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Useless crossover fact of the day: (Former?) Redskin Jester Weah is George Weah's nephew. For ya'll youngsters, think Mane and Kane in one package. 

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2 hours ago, Berggy9598 said:

Useless crossover fact of the day: (Former?) Redskin Jester Weah is George Weah's nephew. For ya'll youngsters, think Mane and Kane in one package. 

Hopefully one day George Weah will be know as the father of World Cup champion and American soccer Superstar Timothy Weah...

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RIP the poor souls who perished in the horrific fire at Bradford 35 years ago today.

 

God rest those 56 men, woman and children, and the young Birmingham lad tragically killed the same day when a wall collapsed on him after rioting with Leeds.

 

It wasn't our loss, but as football fans, Liverpool stands with you and we'll never forget.

 

Hail.

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    As we commemorate the Ev's last trophy win 25 years ago today (that's TWENTY-FIVE years ago! A QUARTER of a Century!!!!! BIG club that they are .....) .....

     

    A reminder of the last 25 years over the park-

     

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    And they say L'pool have been through a drought period .....

     

    Hail. 

     

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    When adding artificial crowd noise for TV viewers, during Liverpool and Everton matches, do they have a backup penalty shout button in case the first one gets worn out?

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