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Old May 25 2011, 10:34 AM   #3601
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Hey, I'm fairly new to watching the PL, but what are the chances that United or Arsenal make a run at Tim Howard? I know that both need a top choice goalie (Especially Arsenal), and Howard certainly has the skills. Or do you think that Howard's worth too much to Everton for such a move to happen?
Howard used to play for United. We got rid of him once, so I doubt we'll be wanting him back.
Ah, thanks, I didn't know that.

Considering that, I doubt he'd want to return to United. But Aresenal is got to be hurting. From what I read, they brought back a guy who was retired to be their backup.

Of course, Tim is probably quite happy at Everton. It's a very stable, good team.

Anyway, thanks for humoring this American. I'll slip back into lurking mode now.


I think Howard's a good keeper, and whilst Everton are a good team, I think a lot of that is down to Moyes because they have so little money to play with. If/when Moyes goes I fear Everton will drop like a stone (or like Villa)
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Old May 25 2011, 10:55 AM   #3602
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Rumors about my dear Forest who looks set to keep Billy D but we do need a mini clearout...

Dele Adebola is gone and about bloody time, he was a league 2 version of Emile Heskey.

Moussi is set to follow and good because he always gives the ball away but I would like to keep Tyson despite his injury problems but a move to Derby or Leicester looks likely.

Paul McKenna could be off back to relegated Preston and we would get left winger Keith Treacy in exchange as he wants to leave. I hear hes a good player at a bad club + Forst need wingers.

Earnshaw it seems wants to stay at Forest because he's settled but were willing to offer him less money on a 2 year deal and it seems his other offer from Leicester is only 1 year though better money. He's a great forward when played and I would love him to stay.

The player I would love to get is Under 21 star soon to leave Chelsea midfielder "Jack Cork" hes plays the holding role very well and impressed the Forest fans at the City Ground this season but Burnley might have first rights to a deal.
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Old May 25 2011, 12:04 PM   #3603
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Rumors about my dear Forst
We can tell you're a big fan of Forst

Adebola did a job for you, despite his limitations.

Amazed Billy is staying...
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Old May 25 2011, 08:08 PM   #3604
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Forest keeping Billy is the best news I've had all day!

On the flip side apparently we're looking at signing half the SPL....

QPR at it again - cheapest matchday ticket price next season is £47, average is £77 and the platinum season ticket price is £999.

Oh dear.....
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Old May 26 2011, 05:45 AM   #3605
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Good Lord, that's expensive! And they just got into the PL, yes?

Over here, College Football (of the American variety) has got fleecing the fans down to an art. To get the privilege of getting on the waiting list for season tickets, you must make a donation to the University (the bigger, the better). After ten years or so, you then pay a seat reservation fee and, on top of that, you pay face-value for 8-9 home game tickets ($54 per game now, probably $70 by the time you reach the top of the list). My dad has season tickets in a 102,000 seat stadium, and I just don't have the stomach to ask him how much he pays for those tickets!

Sorry for the diversion, back to your regularly scheduled football discussion.
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Old May 26 2011, 09:37 AM   #3606
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^^Angel, well the names we're being linked with in the SPL sound good at least. I think what I like is that we seem to have a list of targets and multiple options, and for once it seems we have a plan B if we don't sign plan A!

I see Forest are stalling over giving Earnshaw a new deal and there's talk of him heading north. Can you imagine how many goals he'd score in the SPL! I mean let's face it, even Kenny Miller was a super star up there...

^ Quo Vadimus, wow and I thought footy tickets were bad!
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Old May 26 2011, 11:08 AM   #3607
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Over here, College Football (of the American variety) has got fleecing the fans down to an art. To get the privilege of getting on the waiting list for season tickets, you must make a donation to the University (the bigger, the better). After ten years or so, you then pay a seat reservation fee and, on top of that, you pay face-value for 8-9 home game tickets ($54 per game now, probably $70 by the time you reach the top of the list). My dad has season tickets in a 102,000 seat stadium, and I just don't have the stomach to ask him how much he pays for those tickets!
Huh, and I thought college sports was mostly for, ehm, college students. I guess that's naive, eh?
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Old May 26 2011, 01:10 PM   #3608
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Rumors about my dear Forst
We can tell you're a big fan of Forst

Adebola did a job for you, despite his limitations.

Amazed Billy is staying...
Looks like Dave Jones is staying too, but it sounds like it's more because we can't afford to let him go!

On the plus, Bellamy has indicated he might play for us for free!

I'd love to have Earnie back down here. Man, what a class act he is. Especially compared to Bothroyd. No way we can match the wages though.
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Old May 26 2011, 01:25 PM   #3609
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There seems to be a lot of "We can't afford to sack you." going around. I like Jones but I think it'd probably be best for him and Cardiff that there was a change. Maybe you'll both luck out and West Ham will offer him the job.

I bet Bellamy's agent loves him
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Old May 27 2011, 12:52 AM   #3610
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Good Lord, that's expensive! And they just got into the PL, yes?

Over here, College Football (of the American variety) has got fleecing the fans down to an art. To get the privilege of getting on the waiting list for season tickets, you must make a donation to the University (the bigger, the better). After ten years or so, you then pay a seat reservation fee and, on top of that, you pay face-value for 8-9 home game tickets ($54 per game now, probably $70 by the time you reach the top of the list). My dad has season tickets in a 102,000 seat stadium, and I just don't have the stomach to ask him how much he pays for those tickets!

Sorry for the diversion, back to your regularly scheduled football discussion.
at my university, the student prices are half of what the general public tickets cost. At the Texas A&M vs Arkansas State game a few years ago, it cost students 35 dollars to go to the game (think liverpool vs northampton in terms of who should win, and who actually won).

For conference games, general admission tickets would cost up to 100 dollars for our rivalry game against texas.

of course, there are usually only 7-8 home games a football season, compared to at least 19 home games for EPL.
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Old May 27 2011, 01:42 AM   #3611
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I actually ran into (Not literally, there was secruity) the UEFA Cup last Tuesday in Hyde Park when I met up with Rhubarbodendron.
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Old May 27 2011, 05:02 AM   #3612
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Over here, College Football (of the American variety) has got fleecing the fans down to an art. To get the privilege of getting on the waiting list for season tickets, you must make a donation to the University (the bigger, the better). After ten years or so, you then pay a seat reservation fee and, on top of that, you pay face-value for 8-9 home game tickets ($54 per game now, probably $70 by the time you reach the top of the list). My dad has season tickets in a 102,000 seat stadium, and I just don't have the stomach to ask him how much he pays for those tickets!
Huh, and I thought college sports was mostly for, ehm, college students. I guess that's naive, eh?
No, college sports are still for college students.

Watching them, on the other hand, that's a whole other story.


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at my university, the student prices are half of what the general public tickets cost. At the Texas A&M vs Arkansas State game a few years ago, it cost students 35 dollars to go to the game (think liverpool vs northampton in terms of who should win, and who actually won).

For conference games, general admission tickets would cost up to 100 dollars for our rivalry game against texas.

of course, there are usually only 7-8 home games a football season, compared to at least 19 home games for EPL.
Yeah, student tickets were really cheap when I went there, but I had to graduate eventually.
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Old May 28 2011, 10:16 PM   #3613
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Barca win, how un-exciting

Apart from Rooney, Utd should of stayed at home.
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Old May 29 2011, 08:02 AM   #3614
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Barca win, how un-exciting

Apart from Rooney, Utd should of stayed at home.
It looked like Utd did stay home for the most part to me. I hardly noticed there was even a second team besides Barca on the field. But nothing against Manchester United, Barcelona is football in perfection at the moment.
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Old May 29 2011, 10:37 AM   #3615
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United is a weird place because despite debts of around £450 million (down from £700 million in 2005) they have apparantly £170 million sitting in a bank account doing nothing but collecting interest. The money is said to be from the insane amount of brand deals the Glazers have done over the last few years and Ronaldo deal so its time Fergie spent...

Buy's
Maarten Stekelenburg
Phillip Lahm
Jack Rodwell
Ashley Young
Wesley Sneijder

Stekelenburg is a more experience and cheaper option than De Gea plus Lahm would sort out the right back issue Utd have. It does seem Ashley Young is heading to Utd for around £15 million and of course I think short of camping out at his home, Fergie has made it quite clear he wants Sneijder.

They can use Carrick + money to lure Rodwell and sell other players like Diouf, Macheda, Berbatov, Brown, Kuszczak and Obertan. Also loan out players like Bebe, Morrison, Corry Evans, Gibson and Fabio who need games under their belts. I would also retire Paul Scholes because the time has come.
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