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#141 BSLSteveBirrer

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 03:07 PM

Couple of issues with this approach.

 

1. Most of the teams talked about already play in such a league...its called UEFA Champions League. Yes there are relatively weak teams in UCL from the smaller countries. One simple answer to me would be to change UCL to be similar to the League of Nations where they have different divisions. Just put the super clubs in the upper division.

 

and the big one

 

2. I suspect that if these clubs were to pull off this FIFA would revoke their memberships and keep them from FIFA sponsored events. And FIFA holds a huge hammer here. They could say to these clubs fine you have a right to do your own thing but your players are no longer eligible to play in FIFA events...so they can't play for their respective national teams or in the World Cup.



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 10:31 AM

Looks like Pulisic is on his way...somewhere.

 

https://soccer.nbcsp...eague-transfer/


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 05:27 PM

Messi scored a hat trick for Barcelona today. His 50th career hat trick. 50th!!! Sick.



#144 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 10:48 AM

SI: Juventus Wins Eighth Straight Serie A Title, Ties Fastest Championship Clinch

https://www.si.com/s...o-ronaldo-italy

 

SI: PSG Wins Sixth Ligue 1 Title in Last Seven Years



#145 glenn__davis

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Posted 06 May 2020 - 11:39 AM

Bundesliga preparing to start up again this month.

 

https://www.espn.com...eague-to-resume

 

Real sports!



#146 BSLSteveBirrer

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 10:35 AM

Some interesting stuff this morning. Freidburg, the biggest underdog today, wins "away" at Leipzig.  The echo's in the stadiums was weirdly loud. But at least soccer is back!!


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Posted 16 June 2020 - 03:28 PM

Bayern Munich wins its 8th straight German title. Insane.



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Posted 06 August 2021 - 06:55 AM

The Ringer: Lionel Messi Is Leaving Barcelona, and All We Can Say Is: What?



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Posted 06 August 2021 - 09:02 AM

I have tried to figure out just why Messi can't stay and just don't get it. 



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Posted 06 August 2021 - 11:26 AM

Here's the explanation for why Barca couldn't resign Messi. In a nutshell the league rules wouldn't allow them to take on that much more defecit. 

 

https://www.goal.com...jk1bem6dz3mxjty



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Posted 07 August 2021 - 07:28 AM



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Posted 08 August 2021 - 06:44 AM

Messi apparently has agreed on a 2 year deal with PSG.



#153 BSLSteveBirrer

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Posted 08 August 2021 - 10:01 AM

Messi signs 2 year deal with PSG....clearly makes them one of if not the UCL favorite.



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Posted 11 August 2021 - 06:11 AM

Will PSG finally succeed in buying a Champions League title?



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Posted 11 August 2021 - 08:16 AM

Will PSG finally succeed in buying a Champions League title?

I'll have my take on this season's UCL next month but they are certainly trying. I mean an attack with Messi, Neymar, and some guy named Mbappe? That's gotta make any keeper shaking in their boots.


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Posted 11 August 2021 - 01:26 PM

I'll have my take on this season's UCL next month but they are certainly trying. I mean an attack with Messi, Neymar, and some guy named Mbappe? That's gotta make any keeper shaking in their boots.

Can't wait for the first time they inexplicably draw with someone like Bordeaux 



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Posted 11 August 2021 - 02:45 PM

I hate the move.  Can't really explain why.  I've always liked Messi and had a dislike of PSG that I really can't explain.  Maybe as referenced above it's the attempt to buy titles.  He should have finished his career at Barcelona.


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Posted 12 August 2021 - 08:37 AM

Well not so fast PSG fans. Its been no secret that Mbappe wants to leave next season. But apparently the signing of Messi has not made Mbappe want to stay, in fact the rumor is that he now wants out THIS transfer window.

 

https://fansided.com...-madrid-rumors/



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Posted 16 August 2021 - 01:20 PM

More on the Mbappe saga. Very similar situation to baseball when a player is in his last year of a contract. Mbappe has already said he won't sign a new contract at PSG.

 

So here's PSG's scenarios:

 

1. Keep an unhappy player and hopes he still wants to win UCL enough that you have a great season. Then lose him next summer for nothing.

2. Trade him now and get the best you can for him.

 

This is a tough one but I think I'd lean toward moving him now.

 

https://www.msn.com/...dlpg&li=BBnbfcL






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