Who needs what in January transfer window?
30/12/2020 | sport | football | 592
As the midway point of the season approaches, Phil McNulty looks at what each Premier League team might do in the transfer market.
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30/12/2020 06:59:50 8 13
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we need to get rid of VAR
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30/12/2020 07:07:31 17 5
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No. Need to get better at implementing it though.

Can’t go back to relying on the bloke on the pitch having one go to get it right. That would be a massive step backwards.
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30/12/2020 07:54:06 7 0
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The problem with VAR is how it is being used. It is supposed to be "clear and obvious error!"

A player's knee being 3 inches in front is not "clear and obvious" and anyway it should be the position of the feet. If it needs more than a minute to look at the original decision should stay as it's not "clear and obvious."
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30/12/2020 14:03:52 0 0
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Agreed its a no brainer, pointless technology brought in to solve a non existent problem
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30/12/2020 07:01:22 4 5
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WBA need a new manager
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30/12/2020 14:17:42 0 0
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They need an entire shake up at the top. New owners, new board. A manager can only do so much for a club. Albion have had several managers and the situation hasn't improved. Time for someone to come buy the club and restore it to being the old and great club it once was. (I'm a Villa fan, but we've been there so I know what it's like).
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30/12/2020 07:03:06 20 2
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Arsenal need to play Ozil or loan him out
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30/12/2020 07:08:34 14 4
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I'd take him on loan at St James' Park.

Potentially Wilshire on a "Pay as You Play" deal.
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30/12/2020 07:59:00 0 0
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We can't loan him - no one will pay his wages. If it was up to me I would cut our losses and terminate his contract immediately
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30/12/2020 12:41:00 6 0
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They won’t because he offended he dared to complain about China.....
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30/12/2020 06:59:50 8 13
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we need to get rid of VAR
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30/12/2020 07:07:31 17 5
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No. Need to get better at implementing it though.

Can’t go back to relying on the bloke on the pitch having one go to get it right. That would be a massive step backwards.
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30/12/2020 07:21:07 2 5
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give each team limited appeals, you appeal for a decision that is clearly wrong you loose an option to appeal. you start with 2 appeals? you keep your right to appeal if the decision is clearly a good call
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30/12/2020 08:34:04 1 1
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One step back is better than half a dozen
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30/12/2020 11:12:11 0 1
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Instead of 'relying on the bloke on the pitch', it is now 'relying on the bloke watching a monitor'.

Go back and just accept the decision of the three match officials. After all, they make far fewer mistakes than the players.
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30/12/2020 07:07:50 3 0
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Newcastle need to get Scharr playing as good as he can (or someone as good as when at his best to come in).

The last couple of match nights have been pretty bad nights for Newcastle given their run of games.
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30/12/2020 07:03:06 20 2
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Arsenal need to play Ozil or loan him out
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30/12/2020 07:08:34 14 4
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I'd take him on loan at St James' Park.

Potentially Wilshire on a "Pay as You Play" deal.
Zero hours contracts are illegal in football. Must be at least 2 years on full pay regardless of performance ????????
These spoiled brats have had too good for too long. Imagine the money they want.
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SLR
30/12/2020 11:49:51 0 0
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The 'pay as you feel' has become very popular in various community eatery and entertainment projects I was involved in pre-covid, would love to see pay as you feel introduced for players too.
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30/12/2020 07:12:03 10 12
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Pointless article!
We all know what our clubs need. All he’s done is rewritten the gossip column from the last couple of months.
Lazy journalism!!
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30/12/2020 07:14:53 3 1
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With a points gap between the top 6 and bottom 6 of of 9 points its quiet a tight league, some luck will go along way get some of that in?
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30/12/2020 07:15:52 37 17
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Sack McNaulty?
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30/12/2020 12:44:58 15 1
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Never heard of him.
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30/12/2020 07:18:53 2 19
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ABANDON THE SEASON! It is understandable that Sam Allardyce is calling for a circuit breaker and maybe that is what is required. Having said that there are still 22 Premier League games to be played. This isn't like last season, where clubs completed the fixture schedule. There were fewer games! Furthermore, there are cup games and the Euros to be played. The season should be abandoned!
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30/12/2020 07:20:04 0 18
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Furthermore, if clubs like Manchester City who have bigger squads can't field a team then what chance do other clubs. CALL THE SEASON OFF!
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30/12/2020 08:33:51 3 0
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i know its hard to believe but i think sam is a better manager than a scientist , mind you its a close run thing
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30/12/2020 12:53:33 1 0
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Deffo an Albion fan....
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30/12/2020 07:18:53 2 19
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ABANDON THE SEASON! It is understandable that Sam Allardyce is calling for a circuit breaker and maybe that is what is required. Having said that there are still 22 Premier League games to be played. This isn't like last season, where clubs completed the fixture schedule. There were fewer games! Furthermore, there are cup games and the Euros to be played. The season should be abandoned!
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30/12/2020 07:20:04 0 18
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Furthermore, if clubs like Manchester City who have bigger squads can't field a team then what chance do other clubs. CALL THE SEASON OFF!
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30/12/2020 13:54:45 0 0
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Deffo a Chavski fan. ????
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30/12/2020 07:21:03 1 21
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The season has been called off before, it was called off during World War Two. The world is at war again, but fighting a different kind of war. Stadiums are empty to protect the fans, so maybe stadiums need to be shut and the season abandoned to protect everybody including the players and staff. It is not just about getting the virus, it's the long term effects afterwards. ABANDON THE SEASON!
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30/12/2020 08:32:28 15 0
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Who do you support, WEST BROM or SHEFFIELD UNITED ??????
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30/12/2020 13:52:44 1 0
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utd fan or chelsea?
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30/12/2020 07:07:31 17 5
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No. Need to get better at implementing it though.

Can’t go back to relying on the bloke on the pitch having one go to get it right. That would be a massive step backwards.
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30/12/2020 07:21:07 2 5
bbc
give each team limited appeals, you appeal for a decision that is clearly wrong you loose an option to appeal. you start with 2 appeals? you keep your right to appeal if the decision is clearly a good call
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30/12/2020 07:21:37 5 2
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So nobody is buying anyone then. Good. Nice quiet January without ridiculous speculation articles
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30/12/2020 07:26:20 9 2
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They can’t move between tiers!! ????
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30/12/2020 07:21:37 5 2
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So nobody is buying anyone then. Good. Nice quiet January without ridiculous speculation articles
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30/12/2020 07:26:20 9 2
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They can’t move between tiers!! ????
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30/12/2020 07:26:21 4 5
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I think Man Utd should sign every professional footballer, both past and present.
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30/12/2020 07:31:17 0 8
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There'll be no players to sign soon, they're all catching this horrible virus!
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30/12/2020 08:49:15 1 1
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I think you could say the same about, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City and Tottenham.
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30/12/2020 14:08:52 0 1
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They've TRIED, - but, Saint Alki Fungusson keeps DRINKING the TRANSFER BUDGET!!!
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30/12/2020 07:26:21 4 5
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I think Man Utd should sign every professional footballer, both past and present.
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30/12/2020 07:31:17 0 8
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There'll be no players to sign soon, they're all catching this horrible virus!
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30/12/2020 09:35:37 0 0
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Thanks to Manchester, again who can't stick to their team rules
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30/12/2020 10:19:20 1 0
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ALL football players are catching the virus?!?
You'd think something like that would make the news..
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30/12/2020 07:40:11 175 12
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If premiership clubs continue to spend money at the same rate they did in summer, with continued empty stadiums, then it just shows the lack of respect for fans.

Time for all teams to look at the cost of a ticket - it’s clear they don’t need fans money, so time to reduce the cost. £20 max per ticket would be a good starting point.
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30/12/2020 09:16:56 65 6
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Absolutely spot on. The clubs however only ever look to screw every £ they can out of us fans so they are unlikely to change. We are an irrelevance to them as it's the armchair masses who help keep their troughs full to the brim
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30/12/2020 09:34:53 5 29
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Silly post. In football they have to constantly improve, more than any other sport. Standing still is not an option, see Sheffield United. So they look to boost their squads wherever they can. TV rights, sponsorships and merchandise sales help, with the supporters money being a nice to have to boost coffers. They will still spending, they have to, no spending no success
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30/12/2020 09:50:20 6 6
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Stadiums are not empty currently because of the ticket prices..
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Ben
30/12/2020 11:38:14 15 8
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Agreed; wasn’t there an article on BBC that showed which clubs made money without the inclusion of ticket sales? Everything is geared up to fleece the fans; sickening when you see the wages these players are on, even young reserve players. The sad fact is the standard of football is actually dire compared to 10-20 years ago and beyond. Football is just self aggrandisement to mask mediocrity.
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30/12/2020 12:14:26 10 3
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Clubs want to win, fans want to win.
Clubs want to play in the EPL, as do fans.

If they don't spend fans will flood radio call-ins accusing the board of lacking ambition, and when fans return the terraces will be awash with chants 'sack the board' and chairman/owners out.
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30/12/2020 12:24:00 11 6
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I believe this is the model in Germany, and let's face it...that league is far stronger than the Premier League at the moment
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30/12/2020 12:38:50 17 2
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The ticket prices go towards making players multi-millionaires, which wouldn’t be so bad if they weren’t allowed to underpay their taxes by way of ‘image rights’ limited companies. Top players save £600,000 per year by doing this, including Marcus Rashford.
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30/12/2020 13:27:18 10 0
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They tried to get '20 is plenty' through for all away matches a couple of seasons ago, instead they agreed on a max of £30, which just meant teams who charged less than £30 for an away ticket just put their prices up to £30! Fans screwed as usual.
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30/12/2020 14:19:50 1 7
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Just a reminder, The league is called The Premier League and it has been for quite a while!!
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30/12/2020 17:04:53 1 3
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A secret deal between British media and Mr Nasser Al-Khelaifi to sack Tuchel and bring Pochettino and Dele Alli to PSG (Tuchel will not buy Alli) On the return: the British media will stop attacking Mr Al-Khelaifi and Qatar world cup.
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30/12/2020 19:04:41 0 0
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Behave
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30/12/2020 19:38:26 0 0
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Would you apply this logic to every industry post pandemic and we move to universal income?
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30/12/2020 19:58:57 1 0
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Respect doesn't come into it. As long as customers sorry I mean fans keep turning up on matchdays they'll charge as much as they can.
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30/12/2020 20:07:15 0 1
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No such thing as the premiership, unless you’re Scottish or into rugby. It’s been the premier league for decades now.
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30/12/2020 21:37:14 1 0
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Supply and demand. Only way clubs will reduce ticket prices is if they’re struggling to sell every ticket every week.
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31/12/2020 12:31:19 0 0
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20 pounds? How about a fiver across the board and children under 14 get in FREE. Is football a grassroots sport or not?
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30/12/2020 07:43:36 51 3
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Sam needs Circuit van Breaker on a free from Ajax. His only hope.
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30/12/2020 08:36:27 37 1
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sam wants smaller goals and bigger buses, and full pay if season cancelled
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30/12/2020 19:24:14 1 0
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Harry Rednapp just bought him.
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30/12/2020 06:59:50 8 13
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we need to get rid of VAR
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30/12/2020 07:54:06 7 0
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The problem with VAR is how it is being used. It is supposed to be "clear and obvious error!"

A player's knee being 3 inches in front is not "clear and obvious" and anyway it should be the position of the feet. If it needs more than a minute to look at the original decision should stay as it's not "clear and obvious."
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30/12/2020 07:08:34 14 4
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I'd take him on loan at St James' Park.

Potentially Wilshire on a "Pay as You Play" deal.
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30/12/2020 07:57:01 1 1
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Zero hours contracts are illegal in football. Must be at least 2 years on full pay regardless of performance ????????
These spoiled brats have had too good for too long. Imagine the money they want.
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30/12/2020 07:03:06 20 2
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Arsenal need to play Ozil or loan him out
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30/12/2020 07:59:00 0 0
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We can't loan him - no one will pay his wages. If it was up to me I would cut our losses and terminate his contract immediately
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30/12/2020 08:04:47 7 1
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I suspect Dortmund will be regretting playing hard ball over sancho. I feel like that ship might have sailed.. Can't even see the inept man u board shelling out anywhere near that sort of cash for him now..
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30/12/2020 08:06:58 14 6
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Why would Rice want to go to an amateur outfit like Chelsea? Lampard hasn't got a clue, a pure vanity appointment.
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30/12/2020 13:20:41 4 3
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More money, a greater chance of winning trophies, are you new to following football
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30/12/2020 19:52:57 1 0
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Money, why does anyone change clubs.
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PhD
30/12/2020 08:09:13 0 9
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Who needs what? West Brom, Fulham, Sheff Utd and Burnley need a Mira le as all of them will be relegated.
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30/12/2020 08:37:49 8 1
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What everybody needs is for you to get a new hobby.
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30/12/2020 08:49:33 2 0
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I take it your PhD is not in counting past two.
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30/12/2020 09:01:41 0 1
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They appear to have upset you. Your 2-0 win v FFC assisted by home town officiating bigtime 2 years ago. Mitro goal chalked off. Same bloke allowed moving ball goal kick. Your mob aside from that were not better. FFC 3.
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30/12/2020 09:51:55 3 0
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Err I think you'll find only 3 teams can get relegated
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30/12/2020 08:14:54 7 3
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WBA need a new bus driver surely - abysmal parking last night!
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SLR
30/12/2020 11:54:11 0 0
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Would there be fines for such parking?
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30/12/2020 08:20:54 30 3
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Liverpool haven't replace Lovren and VVD and Gomez will be lucky to play again this season. Matip is good but injury prone and injured again now. That leaves Fabinho who is playing out of position, 19 year old Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips to play the PL, CL and FA Cup between them. That is not enough and whether they sign a replacement for Lovren in Jan will probably define their season.
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30/12/2020 17:14:18 6 9
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I am looking forward to us getting Thiago finally back after that horrendous tackle by Richarlison.
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30/12/2020 17:53:26 7 1
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If they've got squad numbers then Klopp rates them.
All teams get injuries but with Liverpool it's like a national disaster!! Their fans really know how to whinge.
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30/12/2020 07:21:03 1 21
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The season has been called off before, it was called off during World War Two. The world is at war again, but fighting a different kind of war. Stadiums are empty to protect the fans, so maybe stadiums need to be shut and the season abandoned to protect everybody including the players and staff. It is not just about getting the virus, it's the long term effects afterwards. ABANDON THE SEASON!
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30/12/2020 08:32:28 15 0
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Who do you support, WEST BROM or SHEFFIELD UNITED ??????
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30/12/2020 09:09:31 4 3
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It doesn't matter who I support, football is about fairness and there is not much of that being shown at the moment. How come Man City, despite their massive squad get to call their game off, yet Rotherham are threatened with a points deduction?
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30/12/2020 07:18:53 2 19
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ABANDON THE SEASON! It is understandable that Sam Allardyce is calling for a circuit breaker and maybe that is what is required. Having said that there are still 22 Premier League games to be played. This isn't like last season, where clubs completed the fixture schedule. There were fewer games! Furthermore, there are cup games and the Euros to be played. The season should be abandoned!
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30/12/2020 08:33:51 3 0
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i know its hard to believe but i think sam is a better manager than a scientist , mind you its a close run thing
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30/12/2020 07:07:31 17 5
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No. Need to get better at implementing it though.

Can’t go back to relying on the bloke on the pitch having one go to get it right. That would be a massive step backwards.
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30/12/2020 08:34:04 1 1
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One step back is better than half a dozen
Sam needs Circuit van Breaker on a free from Ajax. His only hope.
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30/12/2020 08:36:27 37 1
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sam wants smaller goals and bigger buses, and full pay if season cancelled
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30/12/2020 18:06:41 3 0
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And a wheelbarrow full of Bisto gravy
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30/12/2020 08:37:25 68 1
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All this talk about {mostly} which foreign player is going where, Clubs need to start looking at their academys.
Look at Leeds subs bench..
Give the youngsters more of a chance now....
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30/12/2020 11:54:04 29 1
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Agreed and add in “play more homegrown British talent before they become a thing of the past in the so called English premier league “! Happy new year and most important of all be safe in these uncertain times for all .
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30/12/2020 15:46:54 1 0
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Hopefully that will be s positive impact of Brexit
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30/12/2020 18:36:22 1 0
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When some clubs spend a billion on an academy and only have 1 player to show for it I think it tells you how interested they are in actually using the players it produces on the pitch, they seem much happier hoarding then flogging them in order to fund another superstar.
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PhD
30/12/2020 08:09:13 0 9
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Who needs what? West Brom, Fulham, Sheff Utd and Burnley need a Mira le as all of them will be relegated.
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30/12/2020 08:37:49 8 1
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What everybody needs is for you to get a new hobby.
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AB1
30/12/2020 08:39:36 59 20
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Poor article Mr McNulty, just more stupid speculation to fill the column inches. Not sure what the point of the BBC 'Gossip Column' is, ridiculous moves touted (why are Arsenal always linked with top players?!) yet no serious football fan will read it as it's poor journalism. Why not have more features on grass roots or lower league football, lots of fans in the UK don't follow the Premier League.
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30/12/2020 10:06:54 13 12
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How do you know arsenal are continually linked to top players if you don't read the gossip column?Or are you saying that because you're not a serious football fan you do read it?
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djk
30/12/2020 10:59:21 7 0
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More likely to get more women’s premier league than EFL. That’s the way the wind’s blowing.
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SLR
30/12/2020 11:43:59 3 2
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Come on AB, you don't have to read the gossip if you are not interested?
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HN
30/12/2020 12:05:52 5 1
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The BBC Gossip column just quotes other sources. If you want to take issue with ridiculous speculative journalism, then take it up with the source.
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30/12/2020 12:08:08 7 2
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You have obviously read it so I take it you are not a serious football fan! ??
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30/12/2020 13:10:21 2 4
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Why should the fact it's not true bother you? Football is not based on truth- look at Harry Kane any time he gets in the penalty box and hears someone nearby. Presumably you steer clear of the post-match interviews, too?
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Ian
30/12/2020 14:40:43 3 0
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spot on sir, the comments are a better read than the article
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30/12/2020 21:45:42 1 0
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I read the gossip column everyday:) a bit of light gossip for a five minute read. I’m not really bothered about what juve and barca and Madrid are doing though.
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30/12/2020 08:43:36 7 0
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Without stating the obvious, the Blades need a miracle and people that can score goals, an average of half a goal per game aint gonna keep anyone up.
I like Chris Wilder too
Ya know what I mean ?
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30/12/2020 08:57:51 2 0
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10 outfield players might help?
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30/12/2020 08:48:48 95 15
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Relatively pointless article. McNulty has just rehashed the last few days gossip columns. No insight, no thought and no actual journalism. Fans know what their teams need and they know that the 'key players' for their teams are highly unlikely to depart this window. The bottom 5 are in the most need, but they are in the worst position to attract anybody unless stupid money is on the table
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30/12/2020 13:33:18 46 5
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May be a pointless article, but this is something all football sites do when the transfer window opens.
Besides what is the alternative to filling this space, another Man Utd article?
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30/12/2020 13:52:56 6 1
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If you want pointless try Talksport
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31/12/2020 11:33:32 0 0
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pointless and the BBC.........But we are forced to buy a TV licence.
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31/12/2020 12:35:06 0 0
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Yes and no. If you were a young talented English guy who wants to play first team football and show what you've got where should you go? Top six club where you'll sit on the bench all season while overpaid foreigners play your position? Or do you go further down the table, perhaps to a struggling club but with first team games a certainty. I know what I'd pick.
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30/12/2020 07:26:21 4 5
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I think Man Utd should sign every professional footballer, both past and present.
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30/12/2020 08:49:15 1 1
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I think you could say the same about, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City and Tottenham.
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PhD
30/12/2020 08:09:13 0 9
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Who needs what? West Brom, Fulham, Sheff Utd and Burnley need a Mira le as all of them will be relegated.
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30/12/2020 08:49:33 2 0
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I take it your PhD is not in counting past two.
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30/12/2020 08:53:41 8 5
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Biggest change needed by all clubs is amongst the officiating. It is atrocious and seriously effecting results. Referees don't understand the rules, VAR is a joke.
Diving by the likes of Salah, Mane, Rashford, Fernandes, Sterling etc. must be punished and eliminated.
It does not matter how many good players you have if you get decisions that stink.
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30/12/2020 09:50:05 3 0
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Diving is only going to stop once refs start booking more players, but that will never happen as they haven't the balls to do it and the Premier league won't allow it
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30/12/2020 11:51:04 1 0
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Diving will only stop when officials give fouls
Look at the examples where players stay on their feet and get nothing - the Ref misses it but VAR state there wasn’t an obvious error
So players fall over under minimal contact to make it obvious
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30/12/2020 08:55:28 103 9
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Spurs need to find a bus driver in case the current one is injured.
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30/12/2020 10:43:11 53 3
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Doesn't really need a proper driver, just someone who can park it and stick the handbrake on.....
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30/12/2020 13:07:43 3 9
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Rent free
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30/12/2020 13:29:49 1 4
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They could share the goodness bus and driver!
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30/12/2020 15:03:12 5 2
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So boring.
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30/12/2020 17:38:46 0 0
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Blakey.
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30/12/2020 08:55:55 9 3
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So Arsenal need an ageing ex-Spurs player and a Norwich player?

Understatement of the year I think, though perhaps accurate given Arsenal's level at the moment?
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30/12/2020 10:18:54 3 0
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Right so Erikson and Buendia are no where near as effective as Pepe
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30/12/2020 08:56:18 82 19
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Apparently Man U are looking to replace Howard Webb.
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30/12/2020 08:59:16 32 6
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There seems to be a lot of candidates.
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30/12/2020 09:29:52 13 3
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Jon Moss played last night
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30/12/2020 13:39:06 4 8
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With those chips on your shoulder you wanna be more worried about whether they've replaced fergie.
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30/12/2020 15:47:24 2 3
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Rent free
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30/12/2020 16:15:36 6 1
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I remember the time Howard Webb overlooked Balotelli stamping on Scott Parker's head in a game against Spurs. It was 2-2 at the time, Balotelli stayed on, won a penalty and scored it. City won the league on goal difference.

Howard Webb NOT sending off Balotelli won City the league.
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30/12/2020 17:18:15 3 1
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Apparently that was funny the first time it was posted.
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30/12/2020 08:43:36 7 0
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Without stating the obvious, the Blades need a miracle and people that can score goals, an average of half a goal per game aint gonna keep anyone up.
I like Chris Wilder too
Ya know what I mean ?
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30/12/2020 08:57:51 2 0
bbc
10 outfield players might help?
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30/12/2020 08:56:18 82 19
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Apparently Man U are looking to replace Howard Webb.
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30/12/2020 08:59:16 32 6
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There seems to be a lot of candidates.
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PhD
30/12/2020 08:09:13 0 9
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Who needs what? West Brom, Fulham, Sheff Utd and Burnley need a Mira le as all of them will be relegated.
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30/12/2020 09:01:41 0 1
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They appear to have upset you. Your 2-0 win v FFC assisted by home town officiating bigtime 2 years ago. Mitro goal chalked off. Same bloke allowed moving ball goal kick. Your mob aside from that were not better. FFC 3.
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30/12/2020 09:03:50 1 0
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FFC require strikers not a left back.
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30/12/2020 09:04:29 85 10
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Perhaps some of the teams need the European games being scrapped?

With the new, highly contagious virus it's total madness to fly around the planet just for a sporting event!

Scrap the international games too for the same reason!
Either that or an effective covid vaccine.
So someone help me please. Oxford vaccine is 90% effective IF given as a half does, followed by a full dose. 90% is the figure we are being indoctrinated with by the media.
2 full doses is only 62% effective.
So WHY is it, that only the 62% course is given regulatory approval in the UK?
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30/12/2020 13:19:16 4 7
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No the country needs more football as it keeps up morale
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30/12/2020 16:34:43 3 5
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Controlavirus is only contagious in a sheeps mind.
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30/12/2020 21:42:30 2 0
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I agree and more certainly at international level. There is zero point in international friendlies given the situation everyone faces. Too risky all round.
579
31/12/2020 02:05:14 0 1
bbc
Imagine being this brainwashed
28
30/12/2020 08:32:28 15 0
bbc
Who do you support, WEST BROM or SHEFFIELD UNITED ??????
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30/12/2020 09:09:31 4 3
bbc
It doesn't matter who I support, football is about fairness and there is not much of that being shown at the moment. How come Man City, despite their massive squad get to call their game off, yet Rotherham are threatened with a points deduction?
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30/12/2020 07:40:11 175 12
bbc
If premiership clubs continue to spend money at the same rate they did in summer, with continued empty stadiums, then it just shows the lack of respect for fans.

Time for all teams to look at the cost of a ticket - it’s clear they don’t need fans money, so time to reduce the cost. £20 max per ticket would be a good starting point.
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30/12/2020 09:16:56 65 6
bbc
Absolutely spot on. The clubs however only ever look to screw every £ they can out of us fans so they are unlikely to change. We are an irrelevance to them as it's the armchair masses who help keep their troughs full to the brim
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31/12/2020 00:33:38 0 1
bbc
Which begs the question - why are you still a fan? Lol
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30/12/2020 09:21:08 3 8
bbc
What players at the clubs need is an effective covid vaccine.
Help me please, someone? Oxford vaccine is 90% effective IF given as a half does, followed by a full dose. 90% is the figure we are being indoctrinated with by the media.
2 full doses is only 62% effective.
So WHY is it, that only the 62% course is given regulatory approval in the UK?
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30/12/2020 10:04:02 12 0
bbc
Sure I can answer that.
Your questions have nothing to do with transfer targets.
You're welcome.
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djk
30/12/2020 10:56:07 0 0
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I’m not a scientist, Sammy, but as I read it, as a layman, the 90 per cent finding for the two different doses was found by mistake and only involved a comparatively small number of people, possibly not enough to be statistically significant. It may be that that element requires further research?
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30/12/2020 09:04:29 85 10
bbc
Perhaps some of the teams need the European games being scrapped?

With the new, highly contagious virus it's total madness to fly around the planet just for a sporting event!

Scrap the international games too for the same reason!
Either that or an effective covid vaccine.
So someone help me please. Oxford vaccine is 90% effective IF given as a half does, followed by a full dose. 90% is the figure we are being indoctrinated with by the media.
2 full doses is only 62% effective.
So WHY is it, that only the 62% course is given regulatory approval in the UK?
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30/12/2020 09:52:37 0 4
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The lesser figure is for a SINGLE DOSE, which has significant advantages, not least that I will get it faster ;)
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30/12/2020 10:12:28 7 2
bbc
Sure I can answer that.
Your questions have nothing to do with transfer targets.
You're welcome.
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30/12/2020 09:24:22 4 2
bbc
Will Liverpool will need a replacement for Salah?
If a millionaire decides he 'doesn't like the weather' he moves!
When you combine that with the eye watering pay rise he'll be offered to move 'closer to home', in Spain (Barca or Real) and be warm...it's a done deal!
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30/12/2020 09:29:09 3 3
bbc
Hopefully. Should cash in the 150m+ and buy Haaland and a defender with the rest. Too greedy now only interested in boosting his goal scoring tally
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SLR
30/12/2020 11:52:22 0 0
bbc
He has been a terrific player and is just the right age now to sell on for a decent fee and invest in youth.
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30/12/2020 11:57:25 0 0
bbc
Given the financial status at Barcelona and Real Madrid I doubt there will be any players going there for an 'eye watering pay rise'
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30/12/2020 09:25:39 3 3
bbc
Thanks for the memories Declan, Good luck at the Bridge.
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30/12/2020 09:26:31 65 9
bbc
Not sure Villa need much...perhaps some stabilizers for Grealish?
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30/12/2020 12:41:16 10 10
bbc
Living rent free.....
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30/12/2020 13:00:34 2 8
bbc
Villa are the surprise package of the season, they weren't really good enough to stay up, but they did and to Smith's credit are now playing excellent football; off-load Mings and they could be in Europe next year.
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30/12/2020 18:09:18 1 0
bbc
A chauffeur, maybe...
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30/12/2020 09:24:22 4 2
bbc
Will Liverpool will need a replacement for Salah?
If a millionaire decides he 'doesn't like the weather' he moves!
When you combine that with the eye watering pay rise he'll be offered to move 'closer to home', in Spain (Barca or Real) and be warm...it's a done deal!
55
30/12/2020 09:29:09 3 3
bbc
Hopefully. Should cash in the 150m+ and buy Haaland and a defender with the rest. Too greedy now only interested in boosting his goal scoring tally
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30/12/2020 10:41:52 3 0
bbc
Oh to have a striker who is too greedy that he just wants to score more goals, it must be hell to have a striker that selfish...
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30/12/2020 08:56:18 82 19
bbc
Apparently Man U are looking to replace Howard Webb.
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30/12/2020 09:29:52 13 3
bbc
Jon Moss played last night
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WSV
30/12/2020 09:33:23 15 3
bbc
Villa need to boost the squad with a left-back, central defender, holding midfielder, and a central striker. This would give us the strength in depth we currently lack.

We also need to make Barkley's move permanent and buy out the buy back clause on Douglas Luiz.

I doubt much of that will get done in January though.
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30/12/2020 11:31:05 9 0
bbc
Villa have spent north of 200 m in last 3 windows, surely squad must be sufficient now or can Dean Smith not manage unless another 100m is spent. And what has happened to ffp
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30/12/2020 11:40:04 5 0
bbc
Wouldn’t be surprised to see City activate the buy back clause on Luiz and then try and flog him on for extra profit like they did with Angelino
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30/12/2020 19:06:39 0 0
bbc
Is Milner on his way back?
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30/12/2020 09:33:44 19 1
bbc
Not sure if Chelsea will get a new striker?
Perhaps Frank should have 'barn doors' printed on the seat covers at each end, apart from immediately behind the goals, to help Werner?
Because he couldn't hit them!
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30/12/2020 09:47:54 10 1
bbc
As a Chelsea supporter, unfortunately I can only agree with you?
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SLR
30/12/2020 11:47:26 0 2
bbc
Germany had been the most successful European international side, they have terrific players scoring lots of goals in their national leagues but it does seem to be the case that very few, if any of the top players from the German league ever make it in this country. Klinsman did but that was thirty years ago.
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30/12/2020 07:40:11 175 12
bbc
If premiership clubs continue to spend money at the same rate they did in summer, with continued empty stadiums, then it just shows the lack of respect for fans.

Time for all teams to look at the cost of a ticket - it’s clear they don’t need fans money, so time to reduce the cost. £20 max per ticket would be a good starting point.
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30/12/2020 09:34:53 5 29
bbc
Silly post. In football they have to constantly improve, more than any other sport. Standing still is not an option, see Sheffield United. So they look to boost their squads wherever they can. TV rights, sponsorships and merchandise sales help, with the supporters money being a nice to have to boost coffers. They will still spending, they have to, no spending no success
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HN
30/12/2020 12:03:58 15 9
bbc
Silly post. Spurs spent zero for two years and finished 2nd in the PL and reached the CL final, improving no end along the way. Get a decent manager and you don't need to spend. Relatively speaking the players brought in are often no better than those they replace. It's a license to print money for agents.
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IJB
30/12/2020 13:58:57 12 2
bbc
Pointless post, squad's should be stated at the beginning of the season and not added to with more overpaid, pampered, overpriced, overrated money grabbing cry baby's
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30/12/2020 07:31:17 0 8
bbc
There'll be no players to sign soon, they're all catching this horrible virus!
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30/12/2020 09:35:37 0 0
bbc
Thanks to Manchester, again who can't stick to their team rules
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30/12/2020 09:44:40 4 16
bbc
liverpool fc are gonna need another trophy cabinet for the gold we gonna win brother
euro gold premier gold and if king klopps army are bothered the fa cup man
a nice ruby encrusted gold cabinet in liverpool fc colours is the only business the champs need to do brother
lfc4life
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30/12/2020 10:11:58 3 3
bbc
You want a gold cabinet to be painted red with rubies then added to it?
Shizzle fo sho?
Yagetmee
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30/12/2020 09:46:44 3 3
bbc
Lazy journalism. Couldn't even be bothered to inject some speculation over the fact that Diego Costa is now a free agent.
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You
30/12/2020 10:01:01 3 3
bbc
Speculation is the exact opposite of journalism...
It could never be lazy journalism not to speculate/ guess
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30/12/2020 10:01:51 1 0
bbc
Who?
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30/12/2020 09:33:44 19 1
bbc
Not sure if Chelsea will get a new striker?
Perhaps Frank should have 'barn doors' printed on the seat covers at each end, apart from immediately behind the goals, to help Werner?
Because he couldn't hit them!
63
30/12/2020 09:47:54 10 1
bbc
As a Chelsea supporter, unfortunately I can only agree with you?
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30/12/2020 11:47:34 0 0
bbc
We have a Timo at Arsenal, he's called Aubamayang ??
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30/12/2020 08:53:41 8 5
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Biggest change needed by all clubs is amongst the officiating. It is atrocious and seriously effecting results. Referees don't understand the rules, VAR is a joke.
Diving by the likes of Salah, Mane, Rashford, Fernandes, Sterling etc. must be punished and eliminated.
It does not matter how many good players you have if you get decisions that stink.
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30/12/2020 09:50:05 3 0
bbc
Diving is only going to stop once refs start booking more players, but that will never happen as they haven't the balls to do it and the Premier league won't allow it
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30/12/2020 11:22:26 1 0
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Agree. It seems like 'simulation' is now permissible.
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30/12/2020 07:40:11 175 12
bbc
If premiership clubs continue to spend money at the same rate they did in summer, with continued empty stadiums, then it just shows the lack of respect for fans.

Time for all teams to look at the cost of a ticket - it’s clear they don’t need fans money, so time to reduce the cost. £20 max per ticket would be a good starting point.
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30/12/2020 09:50:20 6 6
bbc
Stadiums are not empty currently because of the ticket prices..
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PhD
30/12/2020 08:09:13 0 9
bbc
Who needs what? West Brom, Fulham, Sheff Utd and Burnley need a Mira le as all of them will be relegated.
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30/12/2020 09:51:55 3 0
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Err I think you'll find only 3 teams can get relegated
Either that or an effective covid vaccine.
So someone help me please. Oxford vaccine is 90% effective IF given as a half does, followed by a full dose. 90% is the figure we are being indoctrinated with by the media.
2 full doses is only 62% effective.
So WHY is it, that only the 62% course is given regulatory approval in the UK?
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30/12/2020 09:52:37 0 4
bbc
The lesser figure is for a SINGLE DOSE, which has significant advantages, not least that I will get it faster ;)
73
30/12/2020 10:04:56 6 2
bbc
No it isn't, you are incorrect on this - 62% is for 2 (TWO) full doses. 90% is for 1.5 doses. Look it up.
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30/12/2020 09:54:02 2 4
bbc
Season will be postponed soon and maybe abandoned later, so clubs should not buy overpriced targets in January. Wait for the summer when the same players might become much cheaper or the club's priorities become different....
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You
30/12/2020 10:04:40 4 2
bbc
Highly unlikely the League is postponed. The infection rate amongst Premier league teams is far lower than the lowest rates in the UK.
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30/12/2020 10:06:41 1 0
bbc
Why will it be postponed?
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30/12/2020 10:11:45 0 5
bbc
We're not even half way through the fixture list in The Premier League yet. If there is a circuit breaker that will increase the pile up of fixtures. Then there are cup games to be played and European games to be played. If Man City who have a massive squad can't field a team, then what chance have other clubs got. THE SEASON SHOULD BE ABANDONED!
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30/12/2020 09:46:44 3 3
bbc
Lazy journalism. Couldn't even be bothered to inject some speculation over the fact that Diego Costa is now a free agent.
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You
30/12/2020 10:01:01 3 3
bbc
Speculation is the exact opposite of journalism...
It could never be lazy journalism not to speculate/ guess
62
30/12/2020 09:46:44 3 3
bbc
Lazy journalism. Couldn't even be bothered to inject some speculation over the fact that Diego Costa is now a free agent.
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30/12/2020 10:01:51 1 0
bbc
Who?
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30/12/2020 09:21:08 3 8
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What players at the clubs need is an effective covid vaccine.
Help me please, someone? Oxford vaccine is 90% effective IF given as a half does, followed by a full dose. 90% is the figure we are being indoctrinated with by the media.
2 full doses is only 62% effective.
So WHY is it, that only the 62% course is given regulatory approval in the UK?
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30/12/2020 10:04:02 12 0
bbc
Sure I can answer that.
Your questions have nothing to do with transfer targets.
You're welcome.
68
30/12/2020 09:54:02 2 4
bbc
Season will be postponed soon and maybe abandoned later, so clubs should not buy overpriced targets in January. Wait for the summer when the same players might become much cheaper or the club's priorities become different....
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You
30/12/2020 10:04:40 4 2
bbc
Highly unlikely the League is postponed. The infection rate amongst Premier league teams is far lower than the lowest rates in the UK.
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30/12/2020 10:47:21 1 0
bbc
I can't understand why these players are contracting the virus aren't supposed to be in a bubble they must be mixing
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30/12/2020 09:52:37 0 4
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The lesser figure is for a SINGLE DOSE, which has significant advantages, not least that I will get it faster ;)
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30/12/2020 10:04:56 6 2
bbc
No it isn't, you are incorrect on this - 62% is for 2 (TWO) full doses. 90% is for 1.5 doses. Look it up.
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30/12/2020 10:05:10 3 3
bbc
When football locked down in late March last season , it should have stayed that way until April 2021 . At that point we could have played the remaining 10/12 games of the season off . No teams would have missed out on anything other than what they deserved .
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30/12/2020 12:49:53 1 0
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Fantastic hindsight you have there pal.
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30/12/2020 09:54:02 2 4
bbc
Season will be postponed soon and maybe abandoned later, so clubs should not buy overpriced targets in January. Wait for the summer when the same players might become much cheaper or the club's priorities become different....
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30/12/2020 10:06:41 1 0
bbc
Why will it be postponed?
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AB1
30/12/2020 08:39:36 59 20
bbc
Poor article Mr McNulty, just more stupid speculation to fill the column inches. Not sure what the point of the BBC 'Gossip Column' is, ridiculous moves touted (why are Arsenal always linked with top players?!) yet no serious football fan will read it as it's poor journalism. Why not have more features on grass roots or lower league football, lots of fans in the UK don't follow the Premier League.
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30/12/2020 10:06:54 13 12
bbc
How do you know arsenal are continually linked to top players if you don't read the gossip column?Or are you saying that because you're not a serious football fan you do read it?
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30/12/2020 10:10:53 3 1
bbc
Expected to maybe see some actual discussion on who might come and go for any of the 20 teams only to find it's mostly the same attempted smart a**e jabs at the usual suspects as always even after only 70 comments.

I don't know when we became such a childish nation of fans.
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30/12/2020 10:15:38 2 2
bbc
Yo mama.
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30/12/2020 14:39:42 0 0
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Why don’t you start said discussion then rather than deriding others comments? Isn’t that childish?
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30/12/2020 09:54:02 2 4
bbc
Season will be postponed soon and maybe abandoned later, so clubs should not buy overpriced targets in January. Wait for the summer when the same players might become much cheaper or the club's priorities become different....
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30/12/2020 10:11:45 0 5
bbc
We're not even half way through the fixture list in The Premier League yet. If there is a circuit breaker that will increase the pile up of fixtures. Then there are cup games to be played and European games to be played. If Man City who have a massive squad can't field a team, then what chance have other clubs got. THE SEASON SHOULD BE ABANDONED!
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30/12/2020 09:44:40 4 16
bbc
liverpool fc are gonna need another trophy cabinet for the gold we gonna win brother
euro gold premier gold and if king klopps army are bothered the fa cup man
a nice ruby encrusted gold cabinet in liverpool fc colours is the only business the champs need to do brother
lfc4life
79
30/12/2020 10:11:58 3 3
bbc
You want a gold cabinet to be painted red with rubies then added to it?
Shizzle fo sho?
Yagetmee
Either that or an effective covid vaccine.
So someone help me please. Oxford vaccine is 90% effective IF given as a half does, followed by a full dose. 90% is the figure we are being indoctrinated with by the media.
2 full doses is only 62% effective.
So WHY is it, that only the 62% course is given regulatory approval in the UK?
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30/12/2020 10:12:28 7 2
bbc
Sure I can answer that.
Your questions have nothing to do with transfer targets.
You're welcome.
77
30/12/2020 10:10:53 3 1
bbc
Expected to maybe see some actual discussion on who might come and go for any of the 20 teams only to find it's mostly the same attempted smart a**e jabs at the usual suspects as always even after only 70 comments.

I don't know when we became such a childish nation of fans.
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30/12/2020 10:15:38 2 2
bbc
Yo mama.
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30/12/2020 08:55:55 9 3
bbc
So Arsenal need an ageing ex-Spurs player and a Norwich player?

Understatement of the year I think, though perhaps accurate given Arsenal's level at the moment?
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30/12/2020 10:18:54 3 0
bbc
Right so Erikson and Buendia are no where near as effective as Pepe
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30/12/2020 16:34:29 3 0
bbc
notwithstanding the fact that everyone is ageing, Eriksen is only 28!!
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30/12/2020 07:31:17 0 8
bbc
There'll be no players to sign soon, they're all catching this horrible virus!
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30/12/2020 10:19:20 1 0
bbc
ALL football players are catching the virus?!?
You'd think something like that would make the news..
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30/12/2020 10:28:38 37 6
bbc
Cut and paste article pulled together with minimal effort and zero insight. Come on BBC, when will you finally bite the bullet and appoint a decent football writer?
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30/12/2020 10:45:38 15 24
bbc
STOP moaning, its become an English disease, chill out for goodness sake
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30/12/2020 12:17:35 2 2
bbc
Platitudinous response alert!
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30/12/2020 10:31:14 29 5
bbc
Given the previously disappointing articles Phil usually posts just before the transfer window I don't know why I expected this to be any different. Rather than being true to the headline and actually analysing who needs a defender, winger, striker, holding midfielder etc, he's simply regurgitated the gossip columns.
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30/12/2020 10:36:41 44 3
bbc
To begin with, all the clubs in this division are short on players that can stay on their feet long enough to actually play the game.

Getting some men in men's football would be a good place to start.
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SLR
30/12/2020 11:45:23 21 10
bbc
You will enjoy women's football if that is the reason you watch football, players don't tend to dive or make too much of a fuss, they just get on.
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30/12/2020 09:29:09 3 3
bbc
Hopefully. Should cash in the 150m+ and buy Haaland and a defender with the rest. Too greedy now only interested in boosting his goal scoring tally
87
30/12/2020 10:41:52 3 0
bbc
Oh to have a striker who is too greedy that he just wants to score more goals, it must be hell to have a striker that selfish...
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30/12/2020 08:55:28 103 9
bbc
Spurs need to find a bus driver in case the current one is injured.
88
30/12/2020 10:43:11 53 3
bbc
Doesn't really need a proper driver, just someone who can park it and stick the handbrake on.....
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30/12/2020 11:20:18 5 2
bbc
True. In which case Maureen can park the bus, he's clearly an expert.
89
30/12/2020 10:44:12 2 5
bbc
Ashamed to say I wanted Ollie sacked, like many others I have been proved wrong, hope Ollie is with us for many more years, Come on United !
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30/12/2020 12:35:59 0 3
bbc
United don't need fickle 'fans' like you
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30/12/2020 13:17:24 1 0
bbc
You'll be wanting him out again in a month's time, no doubt.
90
30/12/2020 10:44:32 2 0
bbc
At chelsea I'd like costa back, as scared the living daylights out of defenders when they won the league. Rice will be a great asset, he'll definitely come as his mates are here, and the lad in germany banging in the goals. He won't come until the summer though
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30/12/2020 11:50:20 1 0
bbc
I agree, I think Costa, with his "win at any cost" attitude, would be a great asset for the immediate future - and Erling Braut Haaland would be a phenomenal signing for many years to come.
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SLR
30/12/2020 11:53:43 0 0
bbc
Costa comes with a lot of baggage though and never an easy personality to handle.
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30/12/2020 12:48:39 4 0
bbc
I thought you signed "the lad in germany banging in the goals" last summer?
84
30/12/2020 10:28:38 37 6
bbc
Cut and paste article pulled together with minimal effort and zero insight. Come on BBC, when will you finally bite the bullet and appoint a decent football writer?
91
30/12/2020 10:45:38 15 24
bbc
STOP moaning, its become an English disease, chill out for goodness sake
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SLR
30/12/2020 11:51:17 1 5
bbc
Exactly. What happened to the stiff upper lip generation? Every Brit on on every cheap holiday seem to moan and never stops.
132
30/12/2020 12:03:10 10 2
bbc
Stop and think about it:

You are moaning about someone else moaning!

;)
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30/12/2020 10:46:29 44 1
bbc
Reading the 'Gossip' bit each day, it seems Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea (and Real Madrid) are 'interested in taking' every player out there
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30/12/2020 12:24:31 23 2
bbc
You mean, all that gossip stuff is actually just... erm... gossip...?
587
31/12/2020 09:54:27 0 0
bbc
Unfortunately most football fans appear to interpret gossip as fact and are then left bitterly disappointed.
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You
30/12/2020 10:04:40 4 2
bbc
Highly unlikely the League is postponed. The infection rate amongst Premier league teams is far lower than the lowest rates in the UK.
93
30/12/2020 10:47:21 1 0
bbc
I can't understand why these players are contracting the virus aren't supposed to be in a bubble they must be mixing
328
30/12/2020 15:41:05 0 0
bbc
Tell that to Walker, Grealish, Foden, Greenwood and all the other Covidiots
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30/12/2020 10:51:47 11 3
bbc
It’s time for this debacle to stop. Transfers should either be one window June to Sept or for the whole season. Preferably the latter to stop this deadline inflation of player values which have frankly got to a point of fantasy land.
I have loved football since I was 3 and 52 years later I am aghast at its greed and have turned further to Rugby Union where sportsmanship is at its heart
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Ben
30/12/2020 11:32:30 4 1
bbc
Roger that!
159
30/12/2020 12:47:28 3 0
bbc
And yet here you are lol
254
30/12/2020 14:03:11 1 1
bbc
And yet you waste time posting on a football article? Weird but whatever works for you.
95
30/12/2020 10:52:08 44 1
bbc
WBA dont need any more players. Just 11 rockets. Stuffed up 11 backsides!
Help me please, someone? Oxford vaccine is 90% effective IF given as a half dose, followed by a full dose. 62% effective for 2 full doses..
So WHY is it, that only the 62% course is given regulatory approval in the UK?
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30/12/2020 16:34:26 2 0
bbc
We also need Fat Sam to spend less time talking to the press and more time talking to his players. I've seen more comments from him in the last week that I saw from Bilic in the whole time he was at The Hawthorns.

Sort out the problems first and then start chatting to everyone who wants to listen.....until then, keep it shut and get the job done.
388
30/12/2020 16:55:44 2 0
bbc
Funny! Had a good laugh ??
Thank you ??
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30/12/2020 09:21:08 3 8
bbc
What players at the clubs need is an effective covid vaccine.
Help me please, someone? Oxford vaccine is 90% effective IF given as a half does, followed by a full dose. 90% is the figure we are being indoctrinated with by the media.
2 full doses is only 62% effective.
So WHY is it, that only the 62% course is given regulatory approval in the UK?
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djk
30/12/2020 10:56:07 0 0
bbc
I’m not a scientist, Sammy, but as I read it, as a layman, the 90 per cent finding for the two different doses was found by mistake and only involved a comparatively small number of people, possibly not enough to be statistically significant. It may be that that element requires further research?
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AB1
30/12/2020 08:39:36 59 20
bbc
Poor article Mr McNulty, just more stupid speculation to fill the column inches. Not sure what the point of the BBC 'Gossip Column' is, ridiculous moves touted (why are Arsenal always linked with top players?!) yet no serious football fan will read it as it's poor journalism. Why not have more features on grass roots or lower league football, lots of fans in the UK don't follow the Premier League.
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djk
30/12/2020 10:59:21 7 0
bbc
More likely to get more women’s premier league than EFL. That’s the way the wind’s blowing.
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30/12/2020 11:08:10 7 2
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"Lampard would love to sign Declan Rice"

Was that in a Christmas cracker along with the paper hat
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30/12/2020 12:21:54 1 4
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Good luck to Lamps...
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30/12/2020 07:07:31 17 5
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No. Need to get better at implementing it though.

Can’t go back to relying on the bloke on the pitch having one go to get it right. That would be a massive step backwards.
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30/12/2020 11:12:11 0 1
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Instead of 'relying on the bloke on the pitch', it is now 'relying on the bloke watching a monitor'.

Go back and just accept the decision of the three match officials. After all, they make far fewer mistakes than the players.
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30/12/2020 11:17:11 2 3
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Arsenal & Chelsea need a new manager, Brighton & Wolves need a striker, Man City need Messi, Liverpool, Leicester & ManU need a new CB, Burnley, WBA and Newcastle Utd needs new owners and the rest can (or should) wait until summer.