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A Swiss Ramble Through Ajax accounts
at 09:33 8 Mar 2019

For those who are intrigued by numbers, the hugely productive Swiss Ramble has just posted up his analysis of Ajax on Twitter.

Found this little bit interesting.

For some perspective, the club finishing top of the Premier League received around €170m, while the bottom club got €108m, i.e. 12 times as much as #Ajax €9m. Basically, Ajax get the same as an English Championship club that does not benefit from parachute payments.
Chips well and truly urinated upon
at 21:05 5 Mar 2019

Not in the best of moods tonight, just dipped into BT Sport to see how the spuds were getting on and there, larging it as pundits a Rangers wasters reunion 'arry, Casper and Rio.

Switched away sharpish to prevent me having to break the court order.
Shaun Harvey Footnote
at 13:04 25 Feb 2019

From today's "Sports Agenda"

Who benefits from Shaun Harvey's departure?

Many Championship clubs, still angry at the £595 million five-year TV deal agreed last November, were pleased to discover that the EFL and chief executive Shaun Harvey will go their separate ways at the end of the season. But some lower league sides have told Sports Agenda they saw Harvey as a welcome buffer to stop Championship clubs from hiving off a bigger slice of broadcasting cash.

Thursday’s meeting for all EFL clubs at Derby County’s Pride Park is certain to be lively, although hopefully it won’t be plagued by the confusion that has affected past EFL summits.

Grimsby Town majority shareholder John Fenty told a fans’ forum event last week how meetings led by Harvey would become a mess because nobody knew in advance what the EFL chief wanted to discuss.

‘It drove us bonkers,’ said Fenty of a meeting in 2016. ‘Everybody was absolutely fizzing because they were being asked questions about something they knew nothing about.’
Cheers Mr Harrington
at 21:13 13 Feb 2019

That truly was a clusterfnck last night. Six bookings all after 90 minutes played according to Opta and the potential for the FA to join the "Let's make an example of QPR" club

Grant Hall, booked 91st minute for dissent
Darnell Furlong, booked 92nd minute for a foul
Toni Leistner, booked 92nd minute for dissent
Jake Bidwell, booked 97th minute for arguing with the referee
Joe Lumley booked after the final whistle for dissent
Pawel Wszolek booked after the final whistle for a foul
Because the visitors from Loftus Road picked up more than six bookings that will trigger a fine from the FA - and it will be more if it has happened earlier in the season for the West London side already

It is £5,000 for a first offence but doubled after that, according to rule 9a of the FA Disciplinary Handbook.

Further, given the confrontations with referee Harrington after the final whistle there may even be a Breach of FA Rule E20(a) – that the Hoops players did not conduct themselves in an orderly fashion - if the referee deems fit and his report may be eagerly awaited by senior officials at Loftus Road.

at 23:07 11 Feb 2019

After all this time, waiting for a special place dedicated to the food of the gods, and they went and farked it up!
One of retirements little pleasures
at 16:04 24 Jan 2019

AKUTR'S 346 dropped through the letterbox this morning, so managed a couple of undisturbed hours reading cover to cover.

Good work Dave, and contributors
That old FFP thing
at 18:44 16 Jan 2019

Interesting piece from 442 on the faeces hitting the spinning thing.

Bet even if they do read it, across the EFL many will still fail to comprehend and be demanding new signings in the current defenestration period.
FA cup 4th round
at 22:59 9 Jan 2019

Staying well clear of any "uncharted territory" jokes, but has anyone got a clue as to when the live games and associated fixture dates/times are going to be announced?

Any bets on 5:30 on the Sunday for us?
Second half
at 20:46 7 Jan 2019

They'll choke

Bastards did in'76
So that's a free weekend at the end of January
at 23:04 5 Jan 2019

Just reading Clive's magic preview, made me realise the magical significance of West Brom beating Wigun today

Maybe but I can't see us magicking up a fixture
[Post edited 5 Jan 23:07]
Saturdays Forever R's Induction
at 15:21 29 Nov 2018

Mike Ferguson.

Big hero of mine when I was a boy, old style winger with a big character.

Will definitely be be getting a big applause from me.
Where is your make Harry eat Kangaroo penis thread?
at 22:20 20 Nov 2018

Visitor from W12, official members of the "Harry shafted my club" society.

Come on, this is our opportunity to get a little revenge on the candle faced, crafty cockernee.

Download the "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here" app and get voting.

And make sure you tell all your friends to do the same!
The "Let's make 'arry eat kangaroo anus" thread
at 21:12 18 Nov 2018

OK it only starts tonight and I don't think there is any voting yet , but just a little reminder.

Download the app so you can vote and make sure the fooker is humiliated.

Don't forget to remind all your Portsmouth, Southampton, Stoke (!) and West Ham supporting friends.
Just saying
at 08:15 11 Nov 2018

Rangers 3-2 and Dalsgaard last scorer 650-1
Dev has left Brentford
at 10:44 9 Nov 2018

Just announced that Mark Devlin is leaving his post as CEO at Brentford.

Strange timing.
Bradley Stoke FC sign..... Bradley Stokes
at 17:34 8 Nov 2018
Bad Rashing
at 22:56 23 Oct 2018

All sorts of improvements to be seen, undoubtedly through the efforts of the coaching team, but for me the principal one is how we are now staying on our feet, bad rashing, tackling, nicking the ball.

It's not just one or two players, huge improvement right the way through the team and it's paying off.

Nicked the ball from Wednesday countless times tonight.

Good quality ball hawking.
What a dick!
at 09:00 18 Oct 2018

Just doesn't understand his "product" or customers in the least.

Surely the Chairmen must realise by now they have employed an idiot
An interesting read
at 22:36 15 Oct 2018

In need of some reading material for an end of summer holiday, I picked up a copy of "The Away Game" by Sebastian Abbot.

I hadn't previously heard of the author, and the subject matter was something I had never heard of.

It seems the Quataris have been running a footballing talent search across the Whole of Africa since 2006.

Absolutely jaw dropping scale of operation and when taking the subsequent bid for the World Cup into account, hugely interesting.

Highly recommended.
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