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|Jason Levien and DC United|
at 12:34 1 Mar 2017
Heard an interesting slot on the radio last night about how DC United now have approval for their purpose built stadium and Levien featured prominently. The piece both praised his apparent focus in getting things achieved (leading efforts through difficult legal loopholes, financing etc.), while also being slightly critical of the compromises which had to be made (stadium not quite being "world class").
The biggest beef seems to be that 'tailgate parties' will no longer allowed in the parking lot, it seems because they have plans for the commercial development of the surrounding area.
Interesting insight into how they might view development of our stadium if they secure n agreement with the council anyway
[Post edited 1 Mar 2017 12:38]
|A handful of wingers|
at 21:52 1 Feb 2017
Manage them all through hot and cold streaks. Tidy. Dyer is due his hot streak...
|The goodwill of Swansea Council|
at 04:51 13 Jan 2017
If they hadn't been drivers in getting the liberty built - would the sellouts have ever been able to coin it in as much off the back of them and the Swansea taxpayer?
They built it for the people of Swansea - natural allies of the Trust surely? Do the Trust have regular meetings with them to ensure this dynamic is maintained?
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|Where was this outrage...|
at 08:12 6 Jan 2017
...over the Mel Charles "memorial"?
That was much worse than in my opinion. Shameful in fact.
|Tranmere Growing China Partnerships|
at 12:36 22 Dec 2016
Tranmere Rovers' relationship with China has gone from strength to strength in recent months following a number of successful initiatives.
The Club's partnerships with Little London English School, Honder University and the Inner Mongolia Government are set to continue to grow to the benefit of all parties.
Tranmere's involvement in China began earlier this year when it entered into an arrangement with Little London English School which involved a number of people - several of them Tranmere supporters - being recruited to teach English in Hohhot on six and 12 month placements. The first group flew out in Autumn and have become an important part of the school's language programme.
This initiative was led by Tranmere fan Robbie Bigland who has joined the Club as its China Desk Manager.
Robbie said: "The relationship with Little London has created some fantastic life changing opportunities for young people in Wirral and will continue to do so - we're already recruiting for more teachers to fly out in early 2017.
Read more at http://www.tranmererovers.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/tranmere-growing-china-part
|Stupidity is more dangerous than malice|
at 11:56 20 Dec 2016
From Dietrich Bonhoeffer's essay On Stupidity:
"Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease. Against stupidity we are defenseless. Neither protests nor the use of force accomplish anything here; reasons fall on deaf ears; facts that contradict one’s prejudgment simply need not be believed – in such moments the stupid person even becomes critical – and when facts are irrefutable they are just pushed aside as inconsequential, as incidental. In all this the stupid person, in contrast to the malicious one, is utterly self satisfied and, being easily irritated, becomes dangerous by going on the attack. For that reason, greater caution is called for when dealing with a stupid person than with a malicious one. Never again will we try to persuade the stupid person with reasons, for it is senseless and dangerous."
at 11:42 16 Dec 2016
“We have to cut out some of our mistakes but the main thing in English football is controlling the second ball. Without that you cannot survive. The second goal at Leicester came from a throw-in, the second ball was a goal.
“In many other countries when one guy has the ball at his feet the people know what is going to happen. Here the football is more unpredictable because the ball is in the air more than on the floor. I only needed to see one game to understand English football: Swansea 5 Crystal Palace 4. Nine goals, eight from set pieces. That is English football and I have to adapt.”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is getting a lot of criticism for the changes he keeps making to his team and formation, especially with them defending as badly as they did against Leicester last weekend.
It is true that City are going through a bad time. Even Wednesday's win over Watford was not a convincing one - but there is definitely no need to panic.
What Guardiola has done so far tells us that, after 26 games in charge of City in all competitions, he does not know his best XI or the way he wants to play.
|Watford V Everton|
at 13:53 10 Dec 2016
Watford 3-1 up.
Everton looking a mess
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