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  1. Philokles

    Football: the winter break

    KPB is being talked about as if he is Choupo Moting or something. He’s been very good for his last few seasons across three leagues and a variety of positions, so as a cheap short term solution to add squad depth it is not too irrational a move from Barcelona. He’s been at big clubs before and was integral to Milan’s scudetto a few years back, so should be able to adapt from the midtable sides he has been at recently.
  2. BBC deciding to show the FA Cup rather than another inane May statement. At least this match will reach some conclusion soon.
  3. Philokles

    Football: the winter break

    Least surprising news of the day that Mislintat has fallen out with anyone who has a different opinion over transfers and quit in a huff. Kicker have denied he is off to Bayern as the Independent originally reported. They don’t need his help to buy a bunch of BVB players.
  4. Philokles

    Football: the winter break

    What a terrible decision from Huddersfield. Wagner is a victim of his own success in taking them to a position no manager could sustain. I said at the timed he should have left in the summer as the only way was down, but I at least expected them to allow him to take them there.
  5. Philokles

    Football: the winter break

    They’ll regret not getting that away goal at the end.
  6. Philokles

    Football: the winter break

    The offside was tight (though I think the right call was made), but there is no way Kane dived there. Kepa wiped him out! So one half determines how good a manager is. That’s not at all an overreaction. As the first time I’ve seen CHO play live, I’ve been impressed by how good his decision making has been for his age. He is similar to Sancho in that way and in utter contrast to young English talent of previous generations.
  7. I’d guess that is why Paxter used ‘reclamation’, as England were holders then.
  8. Philokles

    Football: the winter break

    Swansea away. Meh. Might as well have entered the Welsh Cup.
  9. Philokles

    Football: the winter break

    After all the kids selected, it had to be Milner and Fabinho with the mistakes of a 17 year old.
  10. Given how poorly their offense has been playing, I don’t see why the Ravens didn’t go for it on 4th and 1 at this stage.
  11. Philokles

    Football: the winter break

    Oh Elliott List is so wonderful... Cardiff were poor today even with five or six regular starters. First half we sat back and absorbed the pressure, yet they were barely able to create anything. Even then we had probably the best chance of the half on the counter. We opened up in the second half as they looked so vulnerable and could have a couple more than the goal with Parker missing an absolute sitter and Reilly hitting the bar. They had a few chances of their own in the second half, but you need a bit of luck to beat a PL side from League One.
  12. Philokles

    Football: the winter break

    Poor from Lovren, he had no idea where Aguero was for the goal. I still cannot get over how the goalmouth scramble stayed out. No idea what Ederson was thinking in blocking the clearance, but heroic from Stones to het back and find the tiniest gap between Salah’s legs to get it away.
  13. Philokles

    Football: the winter break

    Chelsea’s deal lasts to 2032, so it is pretty unlikely they will see a direct return in their next negotiation. They will still get around 10% of Nike’s profits from their shirts, thousands of American fans and the commercial deals that will come with that, but Nike is the big winner here.
  14. Philokles

    Football: the winter break

    On the pitch that is a poor move, but the deal is probably worth the best part of that to Nike alone, so they may have chipped in to help with the fee.
  15. Philokles

    Football: the winter break

    Second time in two games Southampton should have had a penalty then the opposition go up the other end to score. Zinchenko's foul today much more obvious in real time than Rice's in midweek - he is a real liability at full-back.
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