'Clubs falling to pieces with injuries'
06/02/2021 | sport | football | 277
Steve Bruce says clubs "are falling to pieces" after three of his players suffer injuries in Newcastle's win over Saints
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06/02/2021 20:57:44 101 10
bbc
Thought you voted against 5 subs Bruce
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07/02/2021 08:22:27 11 31
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Actually whilst your comment is predictably daft the real elephant in the room is the restriction on squad size. Why a limit in this season of all seasons ?
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07/02/2021 08:48:18 5 3
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5 subs is not a level playing field. Man U/city/Chelsea etc all have 2 squads. Saints certainly don’t having recently had 2 goalkeepers and academy players on the bench
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07/02/2021 10:09:18 3 7
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If only 6 on the bench because of injuries , voting to allow Liverpool to use 10 subs would be stupid .
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06/02/2021 20:58:18 33 17
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funny according to the own source the BBC included in this article, Liverpool have the most but when Klopp points this out he is ridiculed or lambasted
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07/02/2021 07:12:28 18 1
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But it says Crystal Palace have the most?
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Ian
07/02/2021 08:12:59 2 1
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Read it again Palace have 10. Doubtful they will fill the bench tomorrow.
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07/02/2021 09:09:29 2 2
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Isn't it just van dyck, the other centre half and a bunch of reserves?
Atrocity of a manager. Rest players now and then. Mewling old cnt. Removed
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GC
06/02/2021 21:00:23 5 2
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Poor buggers!!
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06/02/2021 21:01:22 6 3
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Boo Hoo
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TV
06/02/2021 21:04:37 7 1
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How come Joelinton gets a game even though he's injured??? Whats that you say - he's not actually injured and he's just s**t?
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06/02/2021 21:38:28 17 4
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How come he gets gametime when he openly flouts Covid rules when we have 111,000 dead people? Bet he takes the knee though and kisses the badge though, so that's ok.
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06/02/2021 21:11:48 33 5
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If only you were allowed to have a huge squad of players to choose from and then an academy as backup.
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06/02/2021 21:15:51 84 3
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Research conducted by Zone 7. Wow!
(After paying out £100,000’s no doubt .........)

If you play more games you’re
More likely to be injured.

Wow!

Who would have guessed that.
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06/02/2021 23:38:41 36 5
bbc
I just asked them apparently if you eat more you put on weight as well !!
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07/02/2021 11:02:01 1 1
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The players are playing the same games as every other season, difference is they’re playing in a shorter period of time
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06/02/2021 21:16:13 64 3
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I'm sure none of them would swap for the real world.
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07/02/2021 07:33:13 14 38
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I'm sure you wouldn't last 5 mins in a Premier league game.
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06/02/2021 21:17:05 46 5
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Play the younger players. As a manager of anything, you use all the resources you have. I am tired of hearing nothing but moaning from footballers and Managers, especially now.
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06/02/2021 21:20:34 89 14
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Newcastle Voted against 5 subs! No sympathy for the teams that voted against something that would have helped prevent injuries, Bruce always moans about stuff to deflect his poor management, (injuries, no money, refs, var, takeovers) Before this game he was moaning about injuries, he had 3! (albeit they were all centre half’s) now he has 7 he will say things like, I’ve never seen anything like it
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TC
06/02/2021 22:05:55 28 17
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I remember when they did not have sibs and never moaned. Now like spoilt brats.
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RD
07/02/2021 08:20:22 3 2
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The 5 subs was something only the likes of Citeh & Liverpool wanted to gain another advantage over others with their expensive squad players. That said 'clubs falling apart with injuries' suggests all clubs are suffering the same so he can't use that as an excuse. Of course getting rid of fitness & conditioning staff when he first arrived has got nothing to do with our terrible injury record!
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07/02/2021 10:10:37 3 2
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5 subs wouldn't have prevented those injuries though would it? It's not as if they knew the exact time a player would injured so they'd replace him 2 minutes beforehand!? The bonus would have been they all could have been replaced.
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06/02/2021 21:28:27 1 1
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toon in and drop out by the sound of it
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06/02/2021 21:31:57 3 8
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Footballers have a rep for not being the sharpest tools in the box, so I just wonder what happens away from training where the staff are not keeping an eye?

How many players really stick to proper diet, keeping a "general level" of fitness, and so on?

Also, if too many games are the problem, how about an 18 or 16-team PL? Looking at the table I can imagine that suggestion would horrify Bruce!
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TC
06/02/2021 22:04:39 1 3
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Put them on minimum wage for each game and watch them ask for more games.
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06/02/2021 21:35:51 2 2
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Yes we won, but against a very poor saints side that had lost its last 4 games before today . bruce keeps saying, sometimes you need that bit of luck, and we had it today, the ball hits 2 posts and lands in darlos arms. chelsea and man united next. we move on in the hope we stay up. almiron ran 11.29km in the game today, im betting shelvey was 4km behind him, we move on.
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06/02/2021 21:48:49 5 0
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I don’t understand the fixation with the distance run by players, it’s a game of football, not an endurance race. I doubt very much if Pirlo or Zidane covered as much ground and they were fabulous players.
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06/02/2021 21:37:49 42 8
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Why does this nonsense never get challenged or followed up? The BBC reports his assertions but never thinks "why don't we line up an interview to challenge his assertions". Poor journalism - let dodgy assertions go unchallenged - one job.
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TV
06/02/2021 21:04:37 7 1
bbc
How come Joelinton gets a game even though he's injured??? Whats that you say - he's not actually injured and he's just s**t?
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06/02/2021 21:38:28 17 4
bbc
How come he gets gametime when he openly flouts Covid rules when we have 111,000 dead people? Bet he takes the knee though and kisses the badge though, so that's ok.
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TV
06/02/2021 22:04:14 6 3
bbc
Joelinton was fined £200. Thats 400 times less than his reported weekly wage.

The equivalent of someone earning £400 week being fined £1.

Absolute joke!!!
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TC
06/02/2021 22:07:23 0 15
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And not one died of Covid FACT. Some other illness sadly
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07/02/2021 08:04:14 3 0
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What's taking the knee got to do with it? Got something else on your mind.

As for breaking the rules, the vast majority of us have at some point. Difference is he got caught. Don't act morally superior.
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06/02/2021 21:39:49 46 4
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They’re paid to play football - injuries happen and it’s a risk they take every single game. All that happens if you reduce fixtures is that someone finds a new way to lob another one. Look at the winter break - clubs swanning off all over the world doing mid season tours to boost their global appeal.
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06/02/2021 21:48:44 21 1
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In a nutshell squire.
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06/02/2021 21:47:41 3 3
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Well Brucie boy, if we’re making more substitutions than anyone else, maybe you could look into training regimes and playing more of the about 30 midfielders you seem obsessed on buying?
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06/02/2021 21:39:49 46 4
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They’re paid to play football - injuries happen and it’s a risk they take every single game. All that happens if you reduce fixtures is that someone finds a new way to lob another one. Look at the winter break - clubs swanning off all over the world doing mid season tours to boost their global appeal.
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06/02/2021 21:48:44 21 1
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In a nutshell squire.
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06/02/2021 21:35:51 2 2
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Yes we won, but against a very poor saints side that had lost its last 4 games before today . bruce keeps saying, sometimes you need that bit of luck, and we had it today, the ball hits 2 posts and lands in darlos arms. chelsea and man united next. we move on in the hope we stay up. almiron ran 11.29km in the game today, im betting shelvey was 4km behind him, we move on.
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06/02/2021 21:48:49 5 0
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I don’t understand the fixation with the distance run by players, it’s a game of football, not an endurance race. I doubt very much if Pirlo or Zidane covered as much ground and they were fabulous players.
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06/02/2021 21:56:24 1 0
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Avondale47
grahame 21:48

Perhaps they get a mileage bonus at the end of the season.
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06/02/2021 21:50:37 2 11
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Bruce whining as part usual.

Get on with it you pathetic child!
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TC
06/02/2021 22:03:12 6 1
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Learnt it of Ferguson at Man U.
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06/02/2021 21:54:06 18 4
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Maybe players are over training...that's why they are getting injured...or football boots have less protection...or shin pads are smaller. Newcastle have played the same amount of fixtures for years...been years since they had to deal with extra fixtures due to qualifying for Europe!! ??
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TC
06/02/2021 22:02:20 3 7
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I have said this for ages, that is it possible to be to fit. thus leaving the body with no spare capacity.
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06/02/2021 21:54:08 33 7
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Wonder if he'll be subjected to the same moronic ridicule that Klopp and Pep were, when stating their displeasure at the issue weeks ago, probably not.
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06/02/2021 22:07:45 29 46
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Klopp was probably just moaning for the sake of it
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06/02/2021 21:48:49 5 0
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I don’t understand the fixation with the distance run by players, it’s a game of football, not an endurance race. I doubt very much if Pirlo or Zidane covered as much ground and they were fabulous players.
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06/02/2021 21:56:24 1 0
bbc
Avondale47
grahame 21:48

Perhaps they get a mileage bonus at the end of the season.
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Tom
06/02/2021 21:57:46 25 14
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Ah diddums. 8 matches is 12 hours of football every month and its to much. Maybe we should let Bruce ask NHS staff would they complain doing 12 hour months for £100k a week
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07/02/2021 07:53:24 5 6
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Ridiculous comment.
No doubt NHS staff provide an essential life saving service.
But, would you pay to watch them? No. You do for footballers. They attract huge interest. (Compare no. of comments on here to articles about nurses pay).
That's why there field at the top pays so well.

The 12hr thing is ridiculous. Elite sport can't be played too frequently. Injuries (hence the article above).
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ITV
06/02/2021 21:59:25 6 1
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Research conducted by artificial intelligence platform Zone7 .....

If you play more matches in a confined time frame, you're going to get more injuries. That's common sense. A professional company proves something we all know ...... so let's see if the FA uses their common sense or does sweet FA.
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06/02/2021 21:54:06 18 4
bbc
Maybe players are over training...that's why they are getting injured...or football boots have less protection...or shin pads are smaller. Newcastle have played the same amount of fixtures for years...been years since they had to deal with extra fixtures due to qualifying for Europe!! ??
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TC
06/02/2021 22:02:20 3 7
bbc
I have said this for ages, that is it possible to be to fit. thus leaving the body with no spare capacity.
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TC
06/02/2021 22:02:37 0 1
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Teach them to tackle properly. Now here is a question is it possible to be to fit thus leaving the body with nothing to give in such situations.
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Tom
06/02/2021 22:02:57 18 4
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He should see the Southampton injury list
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06/02/2021 21:50:37 2 11
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Bruce whining as part usual.

Get on with it you pathetic child!
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TC
06/02/2021 22:03:12 6 1
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Learnt it of Ferguson at Man U.
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06/02/2021 21:38:28 17 4
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How come he gets gametime when he openly flouts Covid rules when we have 111,000 dead people? Bet he takes the knee though and kisses the badge though, so that's ok.
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TV
06/02/2021 22:04:14 6 3
bbc
Joelinton was fined £200. Thats 400 times less than his reported weekly wage.

The equivalent of someone earning £400 week being fined £1.

Absolute joke!!!
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06/02/2021 21:31:57 3 8
bbc
Footballers have a rep for not being the sharpest tools in the box, so I just wonder what happens away from training where the staff are not keeping an eye?

How many players really stick to proper diet, keeping a "general level" of fitness, and so on?

Also, if too many games are the problem, how about an 18 or 16-team PL? Looking at the table I can imagine that suggestion would horrify Bruce!
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TC
06/02/2021 22:04:39 1 3
bbc
Put them on minimum wage for each game and watch them ask for more games.
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06/02/2021 22:04:48 45 4
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Most teams voted against 5 subs so got no sympathy with them.
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06/02/2021 22:07:08 14 19
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Yep - Guardiola tried his best, but no-one wanted to listen
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ajs
06/02/2021 22:27:25 3 1
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absolutely right! He was one of them
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06/02/2021 23:37:49 1 1
bbc
Exactly and this is the net result!
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07/02/2021 10:15:25 0 1
bbc
Correct, Sherlock, that's why it wasn't implemented ...
But I wonder what the outcome would be if they voted next week?
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07/02/2021 13:26:10 1 0
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5 subs gives an unfair advantage to the richer sides with their US debt, Arab oil and Russian oligarch-fuelled squads.
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06/02/2021 21:20:34 89 14
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Newcastle Voted against 5 subs! No sympathy for the teams that voted against something that would have helped prevent injuries, Bruce always moans about stuff to deflect his poor management, (injuries, no money, refs, var, takeovers) Before this game he was moaning about injuries, he had 3! (albeit they were all centre half’s) now he has 7 he will say things like, I’ve never seen anything like it
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TC
06/02/2021 22:05:55 28 17
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I remember when they did not have sibs and never moaned. Now like spoilt brats.
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06/02/2021 22:04:48 45 4
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Most teams voted against 5 subs so got no sympathy with them.
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06/02/2021 22:07:08 14 19
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Yep - Guardiola tried his best, but no-one wanted to listen
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07/02/2021 08:40:19 6 7
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No he didn't klopp spoke at length against it to the media. Pep just sat in the corner counting is dirty money. Wake up. City have the large squad why care about other teams when they can lose any players and just stick another 50 million plus fan boy on.
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07/02/2021 10:04:16 2 0
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Is this the same pep that hardly ever uses 3 subs?
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06/02/2021 21:38:28 17 4
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How come he gets gametime when he openly flouts Covid rules when we have 111,000 dead people? Bet he takes the knee though and kisses the badge though, so that's ok.
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TC
06/02/2021 22:07:23 0 15
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And not one died of Covid FACT. Some other illness sadly
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TV
06/02/2021 22:15:00 12 1
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Not really the place for this but what do you mean "not one died of Covid". Are you implying it's all made up? If so, you're an idiot!
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07/02/2021 01:59:40 7 0
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Your brain died of something.
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06/02/2021 21:54:08 33 7
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Wonder if he'll be subjected to the same moronic ridicule that Klopp and Pep were, when stating their displeasure at the issue weeks ago, probably not.
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06/02/2021 22:07:45 29 46
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Klopp was probably just moaning for the sake of it
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06/02/2021 22:22:06 11 18
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Ah but, klipperty is the darling of the media, he makes salient points, everyone else ‘moans’.
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07/02/2021 08:36:13 3 2
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The bald fraud stayed pretty quiet when klopp was calling for action and support. Pipe down and carry on watching your boring oil dirty lot. While the rest of the league struggles on with real football challenges not which 50million plus flop will we buy next.
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06/02/2021 22:09:54 12 17
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Football should not even be taking place. Football is for the fans, games in empty stadiums are not worth bothering with. The amount of games players are being asked is to play is ridiculous. Cancel all sport immediately there are more important things than watching meaningless exhibition matches.
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06/02/2021 22:23:42 10 4
bbc
Well your a real bundle of joy! Any real reason why there should be no football apart from the fact you don’t want it?
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ODM
06/02/2021 22:52:50 3 1
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Why cancel sport? Sports people aren't causing any significant burden to the NHS. If you don't like it, stop watching it and commenting on it.
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06/02/2021 23:45:19 2 0
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With nothing else to do millions are watching football on tv. Why are they meaningless exhibition matches? I mistakenly thought it was the closest premier league for some years?
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TC
06/02/2021 22:07:23 0 15
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And not one died of Covid FACT. Some other illness sadly
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TV
06/02/2021 22:15:00 12 1
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Not really the place for this but what do you mean "not one died of Covid". Are you implying it's all made up? If so, you're an idiot!
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07/02/2021 08:44:58 0 3
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You test positive for Covid whilst having no symptoms. Then you pass away from a heart attack 3 weeks later. Because you tested positive within 28 days of death, it's added to the stats of Covid deaths. I think TC is quite right; not every death is from Covid.
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06/02/2021 22:15:17 7 1
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This is a feature of his teams though. It's been exactly the same at previous clubs, history shows it. There's nothing new here.
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06/02/2021 22:07:45 29 46
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Klopp was probably just moaning for the sake of it
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06/02/2021 22:22:06 11 18
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Ah but, klipperty is the darling of the media, he makes salient points, everyone else ‘moans’.
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06/02/2021 23:11:30 18 7
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And wins the big trophies, it hurts doesn't it ;)
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06/02/2021 22:09:54 12 17
bbc
Football should not even be taking place. Football is for the fans, games in empty stadiums are not worth bothering with. The amount of games players are being asked is to play is ridiculous. Cancel all sport immediately there are more important things than watching meaningless exhibition matches.
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06/02/2021 22:23:42 10 4
bbc
Well your a real bundle of joy! Any real reason why there should be no football apart from the fact you don’t want it?
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06/02/2021 23:10:06 0 0
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You're
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ajs
06/02/2021 22:26:56 56 10
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Bruce is an idiot!! He was one of the few who voted against 5 subs allowed due to the heavy burden of quick turn round games, now he is moaning. Had he and a few others voted FOR it he wouldn't have had the 9 man issue today #irony
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06/02/2021 22:04:48 45 4
bbc
Most teams voted against 5 subs so got no sympathy with them.
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ajs
06/02/2021 22:27:25 3 1
bbc
absolutely right! He was one of them
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asb
06/02/2021 22:29:49 8 1
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A sick leave mentality at Newcastle means that the club will always struggle. Of course they also have the double handicap of that dynamic duo of Bruce and Ashley. Things can only get better!
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Tom
06/02/2021 23:44:04 4 1
bbc
Been like it for years, remember when Marceleno had two months off for a bad finger
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07/02/2021 10:55:15 1 0
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ASHLEY IS the problem at NUFC They have had good managers , look at RAFA, even he couldnt get anything out of him, i realise this this doesnt have much to do with injuries , but the clubs a poisoned chalice right through at the moment ,,,Just saying..
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06/02/2021 22:09:54 12 17
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Football should not even be taking place. Football is for the fans, games in empty stadiums are not worth bothering with. The amount of games players are being asked is to play is ridiculous. Cancel all sport immediately there are more important things than watching meaningless exhibition matches.
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ODM
06/02/2021 22:52:50 3 1
bbc
Why cancel sport? Sports people aren't causing any significant burden to the NHS. If you don't like it, stop watching it and commenting on it.
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06/02/2021 23:08:43 23 6
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Well you should have voted for 5 subs when you chance
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06/02/2021 22:23:42 10 4
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Well your a real bundle of joy! Any real reason why there should be no football apart from the fact you don’t want it?
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06/02/2021 23:10:06 0 0
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You're
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06/02/2021 23:11:11 70 13
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Teams that train twice a day and whose players get £100000 a week complaining about amount of games. No sympathy! There was a time a couple of years ago when due to postponements and Cup runs 1874 Nantwich of the North West Counties League had to play their last 23 games of the season in 26 days and did this with a squad of part time players. Find another excuse to whine about!
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07/02/2021 07:45:13 12 49
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World of difference between part-timers and pros.
Nobody is investing billions (literally) in Nantwich. But they are in elite leagues. They generate tax & retail revenue, so you're petty remarks about wages is irrelevant.
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07/02/2021 11:27:36 4 3
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There is no such team as 1874 Nantwich and there never has been. There is a team called 1874 Northwich and they played 23matches over 42 days. But don't let facts get in the way
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06/02/2021 22:22:06 11 18
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Ah but, klipperty is the darling of the media, he makes salient points, everyone else ‘moans’.
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06/02/2021 23:11:30 18 7
bbc
And wins the big trophies, it hurts doesn't it ;)
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ROY
06/02/2021 23:18:08 75 4
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It’s hard to have any sympathy when you see players going down feigning injury when there is minimal contact.
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07/02/2021 20:46:21 0 0
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There's an old story about something similar...there's a boy in it who cries something...wolf, I think. ;) Simulation is at a level where it's embarrassing these days - but that's another HYS in itself!
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06/02/2021 23:18:26 3 3
bbc
Boo hoo
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06/02/2021 23:28:56 7 0
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5 subs Stevie.

Maybe if you let a goal in with 9 men it might have hit home to you
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06/02/2021 23:29:50 9 6
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Try playing rugby then you I’ll know what pain is like
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06/02/2021 23:37:21 1 1
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It is the same for all the teams, and the better teams play more games so it evens it out, might be a chance for some fringe / young players to step up !!
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06/02/2021 23:37:24 3 3
bbc
Spot on Steve. Unfortunately this season will only be remembered as the injury season ??
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06/02/2021 22:04:48 45 4
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Most teams voted against 5 subs so got no sympathy with them.
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06/02/2021 23:37:49 1 1
bbc
Exactly and this is the net result!
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06/02/2021 21:15:51 84 3
bbc
Research conducted by Zone 7. Wow!
(After paying out £100,000’s no doubt .........)

If you play more games you’re
More likely to be injured.

Wow!

Who would have guessed that.
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06/02/2021 23:38:41 36 5
bbc
I just asked them apparently if you eat more you put on weight as well !!
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07/02/2021 04:10:25 5 0
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Steve Bruce knows that already, all too well
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06/02/2021 23:39:05 23 3
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And Steve Bruce you were one of the managers that voted against having 5 subs! Sorry no sympathy!
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06/02/2021 23:43:00 5 2
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My club palace have the worst injury list in the league ...
Never hear this mentioned though not complaining it is what is...
Wet slippery pictures not helping still rather have football than nothing to watch lockdown is bad enough
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07/02/2021 10:30:45 4 0
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Don't hang your pictures in the bathroom.
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06/02/2021 23:43:15 6 1
bbc
Players contracts should be based more on playing or being available rather than a ridiculous basic, how much has Andy caroll earned against playing?
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06/02/2021 23:55:51 0 0
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4K all !
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07/02/2021 00:40:26 1 0
bbc
He's on an appearance related wage.
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asb
06/02/2021 22:29:49 8 1
bbc
A sick leave mentality at Newcastle means that the club will always struggle. Of course they also have the double handicap of that dynamic duo of Bruce and Ashley. Things can only get better!
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Tom
06/02/2021 23:44:04 4 1
bbc
Been like it for years, remember when Marceleno had two months off for a bad finger
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07/02/2021 00:07:50 1 0
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You're wrong, Tom. He had a twisted sock.
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06/02/2021 22:09:54 12 17
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Football should not even be taking place. Football is for the fans, games in empty stadiums are not worth bothering with. The amount of games players are being asked is to play is ridiculous. Cancel all sport immediately there are more important things than watching meaningless exhibition matches.
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06/02/2021 23:45:19 2 0
bbc
With nothing else to do millions are watching football on tv. Why are they meaningless exhibition matches? I mistakenly thought it was the closest premier league for some years?
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07/02/2021 02:35:15 0 0
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Nothing else to do? Your life must be so empty.
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06/02/2021 23:45:26 2 1
bbc
soft ????'s
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06/02/2021 23:50:48 0 3
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Comment posted by ClayMorrow, today at 23:43ClayMorrow
23:43

pictures? not pitches...the lack of education is pathetic
Removed
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06/02/2021 23:54:26 2 3
bbc
Is that all you’ve got to no worry about in a pandemic !!
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06/02/2021 23:55:04 3 3
bbc
He’s right. Too many games in too little time. He was right about questioning why football is still being played during a pandemic killing 1000s of people every week too.
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07/02/2021 02:29:39 1 0
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morale of the population!
anything else you "deem" not to go ahead?
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07/02/2021 08:42:46 0 0
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They are playing the same number of matches this season as any other season.
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06/02/2021 23:55:47 1 1
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Great stuff dismantling the Saints, Steve Bruce. All pseudo experts on this posting board should be ignored.
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07/02/2021 01:45:13 0 0
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Toon won despite Bruce who started Hendrick and subbed on Joelintin, two weakest players in the squad, possibly the PL. Clueless
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06/02/2021 23:43:15 6 1
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Players contracts should be based more on playing or being available rather than a ridiculous basic, how much has Andy caroll earned against playing?
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06/02/2021 23:55:51 0 0
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4K all !
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06/02/2021 23:59:05 3 3
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Stop whinging and give more opportunities to fringe and development players. City are going to win it anyway so nothing to fret about. Football at present is just light entertainment. It will not be important until the fans are back in their seats.
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07/02/2021 00:30:20 3 0
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City will most likely win this season - but their next best 11 players from their squad could make it into the top 4. That's the difference. They spent and spent big to form a huge squad so they wouldn't have problems like other teams are experiencing.
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07/02/2021 00:00:13 10 2
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If your club voted against 5 subs, you deserve everything you get.
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07/02/2021 00:04:54 6 2
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Gandalf
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If your club voted against 5 subs, you deserve everything you get.

This as already been said many times....

Say something new or don't bother.
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07/02/2021 01:28:27 4 0
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That's because the managers in lower half only concern is their bonus fir staying up
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07/02/2021 10:08:11 0 1
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5 subs this year would have led to 5 subs permanently. It would be a huge advantage for the richer clubs and they know it. My club is one of the rich ones. Imagine being held at home by WBA. Push on 3 high class finishers and hey presto easy 3 - 1 win. Ditto losing to Sheffield Utd. It’s all about balance. Liverpool for instance put out a full strength side against Villa schoolboys.
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Tom
06/02/2021 23:44:04 4 1
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Been like it for years, remember when Marceleno had two months off for a bad finger
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07/02/2021 00:07:50 1 0
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You're wrong, Tom. He had a twisted sock.
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07/02/2021 00:13:51 2 2
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Well these players are fine-tuned athletes and yet love falling over. If they stayed upright, then you are going to injure yourself. The pitch is not a problem, yet I like to see the PL clubs play lower level teams in the FA Cup.
Rather than fuss about bank balance, get on and do the job you are paid to do.
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07/02/2021 08:07:08 0 0
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They beat lower level teams 95% of the time, often with 2nd team.

As for your final sentence,can we use that in every workplace from now on.
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07/02/2021 00:19:08 11 2
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The majority of mangers voted against 5 subs originally, so no sympathy for newcastle
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07/02/2021 00:26:56 0 4
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I have noticed that many key players are fouled,sometimes seriously,I would suggest that a player who is being fouled that the third time he is fouled,during a game,the player who does the 3rd foul must be sent off.this will prevent serious accidents
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07/02/2021 00:39:18 1 0
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Ridiculous.
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07/02/2021 00:28:37 30 3
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EFL players manage to play 46 league games a season without any fuss
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07/02/2021 12:16:37 3 0
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Spot on Saltius
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06/02/2021 23:59:05 3 3
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Stop whinging and give more opportunities to fringe and development players. City are going to win it anyway so nothing to fret about. Football at present is just light entertainment. It will not be important until the fans are back in their seats.
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07/02/2021 00:30:20 3 0
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City will most likely win this season - but their next best 11 players from their squad could make it into the top 4. That's the difference. They spent and spent big to form a huge squad so they wouldn't have problems like other teams are experiencing.
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07/02/2021 01:45:35 0 0
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Man U, Chelsea, Liverpool all gave spent big qnd more than City in the last 5 years. You dont get success with just an open cheque book
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07/02/2021 08:08:31 0 0
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And I seem to remember my Wolves doing the double over them last season with a tiny squad and also competing in Europa league. It can be done. But I accept your point as another issue that should be addressed.
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07/02/2021 00:31:50 0 3
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Some pathetic comments. The five sub idea favoured the established teams with 20-25 man squads. It would create a league within a league.

The problem is the sheer amount of games they are playing. It was a problem in September and now it’s ridiculous. Teams are never resting.

Injuries would happen if you allowed 11 subs but played that often
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07/02/2021 00:26:56 0 4
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I have noticed that many key players are fouled,sometimes seriously,I would suggest that a player who is being fouled that the third time he is fouled,during a game,the player who does the 3rd foul must be sent off.this will prevent serious accidents
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07/02/2021 00:39:18 1 0
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Ridiculous.
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06/02/2021 23:43:15 6 1
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Players contracts should be based more on playing or being available rather than a ridiculous basic, how much has Andy caroll earned against playing?
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07/02/2021 00:40:26 1 0
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He's on an appearance related wage.
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07/02/2021 00:46:09 12 2
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Bruce doesnt help himself when he plays the two central midfielders shelvey and Hendrick( Both useless) 3 times in 7 days! Meanwhile the Longstaff brothers, Murphy and Ritchie kick their heels on the sidelines!! It's called utilising your squad Bruce you moron!!! BRUCE OUT!!
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07/02/2021 01:42:59 7 2
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Well said Eddy. Gayle also
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07/02/2021 00:53:08 13 3
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0n 200k a week it must be a nightmare just holding it together, how I feel for them.
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07/02/2021 07:58:40 2 4
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Jealous much?
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07/02/2021 00:57:23 88 9
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In the 60's the 1st division played 42 matches + cup competition games with 1 sub. Balls had the consistency of concrete and pitches would shame a ploughed field often. George Best once said on Sky he would have played every day if he could. In those days the win bonus was a significant part of a players wages. Just saying.
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07/02/2021 06:50:00 15 33
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The game is completely different, played at a faster pace by elite athletes.

If you can’t understand that then keep quiet
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07/02/2021 07:40:09 9 5
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Respect to those players for keeping the show going. But you can't halt progress.
The injuries are real. Football is a very high intensity/high stakes game now. Got to move with the times and adapt. If there is potentially a sensible solution then why not?
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07/02/2021 08:57:01 3 2
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With fitness players are able to move around more then they did in the good ol' days, fact.
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07/02/2021 01:06:53 1 1
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"Artificial" Intelligence....never a truer phrase.........teams will have more injuries when they play 8 games in a set period than when playing 4 or 5 games in the same time frame.

Who knew??????
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07/02/2021 01:23:22 1 0
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Soon touching a football will render the same howls from the msm as heading a ball ..
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07/02/2021 00:04:54 6 2
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Gandalf
00:00
If your club voted against 5 subs, you deserve everything you get.

This as already been said many times....

Say something new or don't bother.
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07/02/2021 01:28:27 4 0
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That's because the managers in lower half only concern is their bonus fir staying up
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07/02/2021 01:30:47 3 1
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Six matches in December followed by seven in January but upcoming in March, only three and four in April. What crazy logic is that?
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07/02/2021 02:47:47 2 0
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International breaks in march and april
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07/02/2021 00:46:09 12 2
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Bruce doesnt help himself when he plays the two central midfielders shelvey and Hendrick( Both useless) 3 times in 7 days! Meanwhile the Longstaff brothers, Murphy and Ritchie kick their heels on the sidelines!! It's called utilising your squad Bruce you moron!!! BRUCE OUT!!
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07/02/2021 01:42:59 7 2
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Well said Eddy. Gayle also
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07/02/2021 01:43:13 3 2
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If all the teams not in euroupean competitions voted for 5 subs we wouldn't be having such a bad injury crisis atm, maybe they should re-vote and see if there can be 5 subs til the end of the season, at the very least it might help other players not pick up more serious injuries.
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07/02/2021 10:22:14 1 0
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Or the top clubs could just get on with it and use their huge squads in a sensible way. However they would rather seek an even bigger advantage than they already have .
Great stuff dismantling the Saints, Steve Bruce. All pseudo experts on this posting board should be ignored.
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07/02/2021 01:45:13 0 0
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Toon won despite Bruce who started Hendrick and subbed on Joelintin, two weakest players in the squad, possibly the PL. Clueless
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07/02/2021 00:30:20 3 0
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City will most likely win this season - but their next best 11 players from their squad could make it into the top 4. That's the difference. They spent and spent big to form a huge squad so they wouldn't have problems like other teams are experiencing.
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07/02/2021 01:45:35 0 0
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Man U, Chelsea, Liverpool all gave spent big qnd more than City in the last 5 years. You dont get success with just an open cheque book
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TC
06/02/2021 22:07:23 0 15
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And not one died of Covid FACT. Some other illness sadly
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07/02/2021 01:59:40 7 0
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Your brain died of something.
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06/02/2021 23:55:04 3 3
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He’s right. Too many games in too little time. He was right about questioning why football is still being played during a pandemic killing 1000s of people every week too.
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07/02/2021 02:29:39 1 0
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morale of the population!
anything else you "deem" not to go ahead?
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07/02/2021 10:51:59 0 0
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Morale of the population is a joke. Less than 10% of the population has an interest in football.
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06/02/2021 23:45:19 2 0
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With nothing else to do millions are watching football on tv. Why are they meaningless exhibition matches? I mistakenly thought it was the closest premier league for some years?
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07/02/2021 02:35:15 0 0
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Nothing else to do? Your life must be so empty.
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07/02/2021 01:30:47 3 1
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Six matches in December followed by seven in January but upcoming in March, only three and four in April. What crazy logic is that?
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07/02/2021 02:47:47 2 0
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International breaks in march and april