The Premier League Thread

Discussion in 'Southampton' started by TheSecondStain, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. TheSecondStain

    TheSecondStain Needs an early night

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    Whilst it doesn't really matter to me whether Man City win lose or draw, the fact that you've got some joy out of it brought a smile to my face. :)
     
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  2. Libby

    Libby Not606's Top Interviewee

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    Thought var was brought in so teams weren't done over by poor decisions?

    They were robbed, so much for a fairer game.
     
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  3. Farked19

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    It wasn't a poor decision it was the correct one according to the rules. Whether the rules are wrong is another matter entirely. We have been seeing this in European games for a while now, the PSG- Man U disallowed goal was the same. Overall though I think VAR will be good for teams like ours because refs won't be able to favour the big money clubs as they have for years.
     
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  4. Libby

    Libby Not606's Top Interviewee

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    I was referring to the penalty not given in the first half <ok>

    And yeah, this new handball rule is utterly ridiculous as it stands.
     
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  5. PompeyLapras

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    Didn't see the penalty shout, but no decision which goes against man £ity can ever be a poor decision.
     
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  6. RSS

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    The thing is PL, whilst I doubt many of us are pro Man City in isolation, it's likely to be a two horse race for the title again. And given the choice between Liverpool and Man City winning the PL...I suspect I'm not alone in wanting it to be City AKA not Liverpool! Unless City are playing Saints, I want them to win every game not because I support them, but because if they do it means that Liverpool don't win the league.
     
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  7. Piri Weepu

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    That Sheffield United vs Palace game was awful, made my hangover even worse somehow.
     
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  8. saintrichie123

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    Good 3 points for Sheffield.
     
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    Jesus. Suddenly looking for the three weakest teams brings me closer to home.
     
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  10. PompeyLapras

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    I'd rather Liverpool won the league than man £ity. I'd rather any team win the league than Man £ity except possibly Chel$ki. I'd possibly even rather Southampton won the league.
     
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    Not me. Every time I speak to a red they refer to themselves as the european champions. Like we don't already know. I don't think I could bare them being English champions, and I'm not ready to emigrate just yet!
    City are just a broken glitch of a team, too good to play the others, but it kinda nullifies the winning. That I can take.
     
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    I imagine you're in the minority on the Southampton board with that though...apart from the part about preferring Southampton to win the league. That we can agree on :emoticon-0110-tongu

    Though you know Liverpool also splash the cash around if thats why you hate City so much? And also, that's how you won the FA cup last time.
     
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    Subtle dig delivered like a pro! <laugh>
     
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  14. Saints Fan4Life

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    Have you seen how much liverpool have spent recently? <doh>
     
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    Net spend mate, net spend
     
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  16. Libby

    Libby Not606's Top Interviewee

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    If it's Liverpool n City again as everyone expects it to be then I'd rather Liverpool win it than City win their 3rd in a row.
     
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  17. PompeyLapras

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    It's not just the spending of money, although that's some of it, it's also the completely unethical way they're run, their complete taking the piss of FFP rules through dodgy sponsorship deals, dodgy payment of player salaries, their arrogance, their classless fans who sing about Liverpool fans being hospitalised, Joey Barton, their general distortion of salaries and transfer fees through their spending.

    Yes we splashed the cash when we won the cup, but our spending was not huge enough to distort the transfer market and player salaries, we merely spent... top 6 or 4 salaries with bottom 3 (or worse) infrastructure. Our record transfer fee paid is relatively low, about 9 million for Peter Crouch I think it was. Even at the time, that wasn't huge.
     
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  18. Le Tissier's Laces

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    Not sure you can blame them for Joey Barton!
     
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  19. thereisonlyoneno7

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    Sorry, I just find it a bit rich that a Pompey fan is talking about club ethics.

    I think it is unethical to spend more than you'll ever have as income, buy a cup and then leave 100s of small businesses out of pocket and the taxman too (ie us).

    Just saying
     
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  20. PompeyLapras

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    I agree. I am ashamed of Portsmouth's actions in the past.

    FFP didn't exist in those days so we'll never know if we'd have taken the piss with it like Man £ity...

    Though nearly every club is reliant on a sugar daddy at all levels. Very few clubs are self-sustaining, though in the PL you're more reliant on TV incomes... It's still a sugar daddy of sorts, just not literally a person. And even with all that TV income, many PL clubs are still in huge levels of debts... Technically that means clubs are paying more than they're earning, so no club is innocent. Probably including yours.
     
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