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Bojan KantKick

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it isn't at all. The additional money just goes into the PL owners pockets, nowhere else. Distribute it down the leagues. Those 72 clubs supply half the players in the prem...
 

Bojan KantKick

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What about top level clubs with big debts? Surely that should be paid off first.
Could be easy and pain free PR for prem clubs, they could all put £2m into a kitty to be either distributed evenly or to be used to bail out or pay for strategic advice for struggling clubs. £2m x 20 clubs = £40m per season divided by 72 clubs = £550k per year per club if distributed. That is massive for some clubs and is loose change to the big boys. The poor glazers will have to make do with a £48m dividend this year rather than £50m.
 

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Current squad costs according to research by the CIES Football Observatory. (CNN)

1. Man City (€1.014b)
2. PSG (€913m)
3. Real Madrid (€902m)
4. Man United (€751m)
5. Juventus (€719m)
6. Barcelona (€697m)
7. Liverpool (€639m)
8. Chelsea (€561m)
9. Atletico Madrid (€550m)
10. Arsenal (€498m)
 

Bradesmaen

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CIES is full of shite.
Not all the time. Interesting demographical study they put out in the top leagues of europe - less young players playing than 10 years ago. Would have thought that was the other way around (it tends to be in a lot more sports these days)
 

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ossie_21

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In a month full of great goals, how the fu** did this average outside the box strike that rolled over the line win? Take out the first goal emotion, it doesn’t leave much

 

WealstoneRaider

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By the way that hasn’t broken on any refutable news sites that I monitor

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I’ve seen it on a news site now. Not sure what Sterling is playing at. He’s let himself down badly if true. Just given people a hell of a lot of ammunition to fire at him again
 
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ADL9798

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That Gomez seems like he’s got a lot of growing up to do
And Sterling? From the footage it looks like he went out of his way to stamp on Van Dijk’s foot towards the end of the game. Now reports that he grabbed Gomez by the throat during England training. While his opponents may have been getting inside his head, I get the sense he was incredibly frustrated with the result and his performance, and let his emotions get the better of him.

Edit: just seen your post above.
 
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