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31 minutes ago, McFly said:

Newcastle fans are apparently going to protest at a Sports Direct store and then maybe bouycott an Arsenal game and then a home game. Boycotting games, especially home games is the bestvway to go about protests imo. Never mind about loyalty and "through thick and thin" nothing will change until serious money starts being missed via home games being empty. Even then there so much TV money and Ashley owns so many shops now it'll probably not matter.

 

No, it absolutely matters. His shops are mostly debt that are financed by each other and by Newcastle. That’s the main reason he won’t sell - he’d rather have the ability to (effectively) borrow against Newcastle than have the money in his pocket. If Newcastle started making a loss it would suddenly become less valuable, which is a massive problem for him.

 

(It’s entirely possible that it would go fully house of cards and losing that would make him lose everything, though. He’s basically working his way towards being too big to fail, but I don’t think he’s there yet and the government would likely let all his chains go into administration and thousands of people would be instantly unemployed. It’s a real clusterfuck that goes well beyond Newcastle being in a mess.)

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If anyone was wondering where all the football journalists are moving to.

 

Football Weekly won't be the same when they cannot call on Amy Lawrence to discuss the latest Arsenal disaster which is usually the only time she ever appeared on the pod. According to the article The Athletic are looking at a scheme where it would cost £4 a month / £50 a year for a subscription which on top of the other cost of following football might be more than most fans would be willing to pay.

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On 11/07/2019 at 19:03, Azrael said:

Is Yasuhito Endo still playing too? He was boss a few world cups back  

Yes. A princely 39 years old now. His playing time is being reduced as Gamba look to bring in youth but he is still a handy player. Phenomenal passer of the ball and not just at J-League level. 

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52 minutes ago, ryodi said:

If anyone was wondering where all the football journalists are moving to.

 

Football Weekly won't be the same when they cannot call on Amy Lawrence to discuss the latest Arsenal disaster which is usually the only time she ever appeared on the pod. According to the article The Athletic are looking at a scheme where it would cost £4 a month / £50 a year for a subscription which on top of the other cost of following football might be more than most fans would be willing to pay.

 

Impressive that Ornstein has made as many transfers as Arsenal so far this window.

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Just looked at their website, The Athletic is an advert free subscription sports reporting service and its $9.99 for a single month or $4.99 a month if you pay up front for a year (and can get 20% off this).

 

It’s hard enough to make free journalism pay at the moment so good luck getting people to pay enough to cover their costs.

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6 minutes ago, Gotters said:

Just looked at their website, The Athletic is an advert free subscription sports reporting service and its $9.99 for a single month or $4.99 a month if you pay up front for a year (and can get 20% off this).

 

It’s hard enough to make free journalism pay at the moment so good luck getting people to pay enough to cover their costs.

 

I give it six months before it introduces a free version riddled with adverts and then another six months before it dies.

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Not following much English football, Ornstein is who I am most familiar to with of that lot, and he seems like a cunt. 

 

Are there enough people out there who follow/like particular football journalists to follow them to a new outlet? It's a bit of a strange one. 

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15 hours ago, deerokus said:

Not following much English football, Ornstein is who I am most familiar to with of that lot, and he seems like a cunt. 

 

Are there enough people out there who follow/like particular football journalists to follow them to a new outlet? It's a bit of a strange one. 

 

I followed AC Jimbo when he moved over to hosting The Totally Football Show. A few Football Weekly regulars also appear but it was mainly him that convinced me to make the switch. Sadly Julien Laurens also moved but there’s at least lols whenever PSG do their annual shitting of the bed in Europe.

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16 hours ago, ryodi said:

If anyone was wondering where all the football journalists are moving to.

 

Football Weekly won't be the same when they cannot call on Amy Lawrence to discuss the latest Arsenal disaster which is usually the only time she ever appeared on the pod. According to the article The Athletic are looking at a scheme where it would cost £4 a month / £50 a year for a subscription which on top of the other cost of following football might be more than most fans would be willing to pay.

 

Kinda happy to a point, during the latter days of Wenger when he only managed to win three FA Cups in four season it was in danger of turning into Arsenal Weekly with the amount of people they had on the show to complain about him.  

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£67.5m for de Ligt actually looks a cracking bargain in this day and age. They could easily have a world class player for a decade plus.

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Agreed that is a lot lower than what I thought he would go for, especially when you consider the money being mentioned for Maguire.

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59 minutes ago, Rsdio said:

£67.5m for de Ligt actually looks a cracking bargain in this day and age. They could easily have a world class player for a decade plus.

 

He'll be off to Barcelona in 3 or 4 years. 

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Very possibly, but so what as far as it being a good fee goes? They'll make a tidy profit if he's played well enough for Barcelona to still want him, especially if the market keeps going the way it is, and have a great player in the meantime.

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