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Women's football poll! What are your thoughts on the future and growth of women's football?

Women's football is on the right track and as people take a greater interest in the sport and attendance rises, so do sponsorships and women's pay.
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I think it has a lot of potential, but we must not get ahead of ourselves and think that it's going to explode in popularity in just one or two years.
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I don't envision women's football climbing much higher, and if it does, it's only baby steps as women's football struggle to gain traction and attention.
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Postby Minoa » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:57 am

Dumb Ideologies wrote:Watching the Spurs game, they're playing like Mourinho has introduced fines for adventurous passing. Absolute shower of shite so far.

Spurs equalised in the second half. Watching it through Prime Video with the VPN off, and DRM had to be enabled for the video. I can still use the "vv.playbackRate" trick.

EDIT: 2-1 to Spurs thanks to Dele Alli.
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:32 am

Minoa wrote:
Dumb Ideologies wrote:Watching the Spurs game, they're playing like Mourinho has introduced fines for adventurous passing. Absolute shower of shite so far.

Spurs equalised in the second half. Watching it through Prime Video with the VPN off, and DRM had to be enabled for the video. I can still use the "vv.playbackRate" trick.

EDIT: 2-1 to Spurs thanks to Dele Alli.


Turned it around with a couple of individual moments but the team performance wasn't very convincing. Still seem very lethargic.

As does Amazon Prime. Had to restart it twice already due to issues with buffering. Watching Bournemouth v Arsenal now..
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Postby Minoa » Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:43 am

Dumb Ideologies wrote:
Minoa wrote:Spurs equalised in the second half. Watching it through Prime Video with the VPN off, and DRM had to be enabled for the video. I can still use the "vv.playbackRate" trick.

EDIT: 2-1 to Spurs thanks to Dele Alli.


Turned it around with a couple of individual moments but the team performance wasn't very convincing. Still seem very lethargic.

As does Amazon Prime. Had to restart it twice already due to issues with buffering. Watching Bournemouth v Arsenal now..

And Southampton crushing Chelsea 2-0 with a Redmond finish at 73'.

Amazon Prime doesn't seem to lag even at the highest setting, probably because we live in a cabled street. I never tried watching multiple matches on multiple windows, and I am not sure if anyone has. It will still be a while before streaming catches up with broadcast TV.
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Postby Outer Sparta » Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:48 am

Dumb Ideologies wrote:
Minoa wrote:Spurs equalised in the second half. Watching it through Prime Video with the VPN off, and DRM had to be enabled for the video. I can still use the "vv.playbackRate" trick.

EDIT: 2-1 to Spurs thanks to Dele Alli.


Turned it around with a couple of individual moments but the team performance wasn't very convincing. Still seem very lethargic.

As does Amazon Prime. Had to restart it twice already due to issues with buffering. Watching Bournemouth v Arsenal now..

Ah yes Arsenal, the most perennially mediocre Premier League team ever.

In other news, Leicester and Liverpool play later tonight. Should be a very good matchup between the top two.
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Postby Minoa » Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:34 pm

We have breakthrough in the battle of the top two teams: Firmino (No. 9) puts Liverpool in front.
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:55 pm

Leicester are lucky to have got nil so far.
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Postby Minoa » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:37 pm

Dumb Ideologies wrote:Leicester are lucky to have got nil so far.

Actually the deficit is growing with Milner (No. 7) at 71', followed by a second Firmino (No. 9) three minutes later… and now Alexander-Arnold (No. 66) another four minutes later.
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Postby Outer Sparta » Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:24 pm

Damn, Liverpool steamrolled Leicester.
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Postby Minoa » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:26 am

Outer Sparta wrote:Damn, Liverpool steamrolled Leicester.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50921504

Liverpool is still calling it too soon: 16 more wins or draws will have Liverpool overtake Arsenal’s unbeaten run. 20 more and Liverpool has an unbeaten season.
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Postby Minoa » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:48 am

Liverpool leads 1-0 against Wolves in the 2nd half: VAR disallows the Wolves goal, but not the Liverpool goal. I predict an escalation in the criticism against VAR.

Edited for my obsession with punctuation.
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Postby Fartsniffage » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:57 am

Minoa wrote:Liverpool leads 1-0 against Wolves in the 2nd half: VAR disallows the Wolves goal, but not the Liverpool goal. I predict an escalation in the criticism against VAR.

Edited for my obsession with punctuation.


VAR is going to end up causing violence.

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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:03 am

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Minoa wrote:Liverpool leads 1-0 against Wolves in the 2nd half: VAR disallows the Wolves goal, but not the Liverpool goal. I predict an escalation in the criticism against VAR.

Edited for my obsession with punctuation.


VAR is going to end up causing violence.


Get Ludd's boys back together and let's go do some VARndalism.
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Postby Omerica » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:30 pm

Minoa wrote:Liverpool leads 1-0 against Wolves in the 2nd half: VAR disallows the Wolves goal, but not the Liverpool goal. I predict an escalation in the criticism against VAR.

Edited for my obsession with punctuation.

Controversial opinion: the game should have ended 1-1. The Liverpool goal was rightfully allowed and the Wolves goal wrongfully ruled out, imo.

Of course, VAR also ruled out a Sheffield goal that would've helped Liverpool in the title race, but that doesn't help certain people's Red-bashing agenda, nor would pointing out the offsides VAR called against Liverpool versus Watford and Villa. But here's where we find ourselves... ;)
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Postby Outer Sparta » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:47 pm

Wolverhampton had a good shot at Liverpool, but VRA stuff goes in.
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Postby Omerica » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:34 pm

Crazy thought just now, but why don't we cut players' arms off? No more armpit offsides if you don't have an armpit. ;)
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Postby Minoa » Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:41 pm

Omerica wrote:
Minoa wrote:Liverpool leads 1-0 against Wolves in the 2nd half: VAR disallows the Wolves goal, but not the Liverpool goal. I predict an escalation in the criticism against VAR.

Edited for my obsession with punctuation.

Controversial opinion: the game should have ended 1-1. The Liverpool goal was rightfully allowed and the Wolves goal wrongfully ruled out, imo.

Of course, VAR also ruled out a Sheffield goal that would've helped Liverpool in the title race, but that doesn't help certain people's Red-bashing agenda, nor would pointing out the offsides VAR called against Liverpool versus Watford and Villa. But here's where we find ourselves... ;)

I think VAR has reduced the ability of the referees to make allowances for unavoidable mistakes. It seems that referees are under pressure to follow the rules of the game with a tight grip.
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:20 pm

Omerica wrote:Crazy thought just now, but why don't we cut players' arms off? No more armpit offsides if you don't have an armpit. ;)


I imagine they're quite useful for balancing when you're moving quickly, for gaining a bit of leverage in aerial battles bad suchlike. In many countries there might also be legal issues with putting that clause into the contracts.
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Postby Omerica » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:28 pm

Minoa wrote:
Omerica wrote:Controversial opinion: the game should have ended 1-1. The Liverpool goal was rightfully allowed and the Wolves goal wrongfully ruled out, imo.

Of course, VAR also ruled out a Sheffield goal that would've helped Liverpool in the title race, but that doesn't help certain people's Red-bashing agenda, nor would pointing out the offsides VAR called against Liverpool versus Watford and Villa. But here's where we find ourselves... ;)

I think VAR has reduced the ability of the referees to make allowances for unavoidable mistakes. It seems that referees are under pressure to follow the rules of the game with a tight grip.

I think it’s evident at this point that VAR can’t even manage to follow its own “clear and obvious” standard and that’s no good for anyone. I want LFC to win, but this one today felt cheap.

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Omerica wrote:Crazy thought just now, but why don't we cut players' arms off? No more armpit offsides if you don't have an armpit. ;)


I imagine they're quite useful for balancing when you're moving quickly, for gaining a bit of leverage in aerial battles bad suchlike. In many countries there might also be legal issues with putting that clause into the contracts.

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Postby Bolgano » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:30 am

Liverpool It's like England's P$G, their advantage is enough to win the minimum Premier in Matchday 30, but in football anything can happen.
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:00 am

Dumb Ideologies wrote:
Omerica wrote:Crazy thought just now, but why don't we cut players' arms off? No more armpit offsides if you don't have an armpit. ;)


I imagine they're quite useful for balancing when you're moving quickly, for gaining a bit of leverage in aerial battles bad suchlike. In many countries there might also be legal issues with putting that clause into the contracts.


No worries, once the ECHR jurisdiction does not contain the UK anymore, EPL clubs can do this to their players :)
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:12 am

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Dumb Ideologies wrote:
I imagine they're quite useful for balancing when you're moving quickly, for gaining a bit of leverage in aerial battles bad suchlike. In many countries there might also be legal issues with putting that clause into the contracts.


No worries, once the ECHR jurisdiction does not contain the UK anymore, EPL clubs can do this to their players :)


We laughed when they said it'd disturb the peace, and lo here comes the arms race.
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Postby Eastfield Lodge » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:08 pm

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Dumb Ideologies wrote:
I imagine they're quite useful for balancing when you're moving quickly, for gaining a bit of leverage in aerial battles bad suchlike. In many countries there might also be legal issues with putting that clause into the contracts.


No worries, once the ECHR jurisdiction does not contain the UK anymore, EPL clubs can do this to their players :)

In more real terms, I wonder how much leeway the EPL will get with regards to European players after Brexit and the work permit system. Will it be more lenient than for non-EU players, or the same level, in which case we'll have to rely more on home grown talent?
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Postby Fartsniffage » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:14 pm

Eastfield Lodge wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:
No worries, once the ECHR jurisdiction does not contain the UK anymore, EPL clubs can do this to their players :)

In more real terms, I wonder how much leeway the EPL will get with regards to European players after Brexit and the work permit system. Will it be more lenient than for non-EU players, or the same level, in which case we'll have to rely more on home grown talent?


Rashford is going to be worth a hell of a lot more money....

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Postby The Two Jerseys » Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:15 pm

Y u do this to me Arsenal?
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Postby Bolgano » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:48 am

Eastfield Lodge wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:
No worries, once the ECHR jurisdiction does not contain the UK anymore, EPL clubs can do this to their players :)

In more real terms, I wonder how much leeway the EPL will get with regards to European players after Brexit and the work permit system. Will it be more lenient than for non-EU players, or the same level, in which case we'll have to rely more on home grown talent?

Premier League only with local players? teams with more international players will level down (Liverpool, Chelsea, etc.) while those with more English will not have much change, believe me a long time ago I thought what would happen if all players must play to their country of origin.
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