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27 May 2023 21:55:46
Hi ed01 I was wondering if you could explain why the Saudi clubs are willing and able to pay such crazy wages to Ronaldo and potentially Messi, are the owners of those clubs extremely rich or is it state backed, in which case how do they decide which are the lucky clubs?
They surely can't recoup anything close to that, European clubs have got in trouble paying a fraction of that with a larger income and I know they don't have to balance the books like European clubs, but I'm still wondering, what's the point? What is the return on the investment they're looking for?

{Ed001's Note - the owners are cash-rich oil sheikhs. Well now they are mostly owned by PIF, who own Newcastle. They pay it because it is a toy to them and the money is nothing in their eyes.}

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15 Jun 2023 11:43:59
Thanks for the reply, I had kept checking for it, but didn't see it for a while and forgot. I had read that PIF now owned most of them, which seems like such an odd situation for competition, how do they decide which clubs to favour with the best players if they own them all?

{Ed001's Note - that is something I have been trying to figure out. It is such an odd situation. How can it be truly competitive when they are all in essence part of the same group? I can't see how it can possibly work in the long term.}

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15 Jun 2023 11:43:59
Thanks for the reply, I had kept checking for it, but didn't see it for a while and forgot. I had read that PIF now owned most of them, which seems like such an odd situation for competition, how do they decide which clubs to favour with the best players if they own them all?

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13 Mar 2023 17:29:28
Does anyone know where I can purchase an XL size Gary Lineker/Che Guevara "T" Shirt? There must be a market for one!

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09 Mar 2023 16:12:08
READING's billionaire Chinese owner's Dai Yongge and Dai Xiu Li are ready to sell the English Championship club, and are said to have welcomed "warm" interest from several parties already.

The purchase of the Football Club is not as straight-forward as one would expect, with the Chinese owner owning the 24,200 capacity Stadium and new Training Ground, with the Football Club's only assests today being their playing staff, due to the asset stripping of their former Thai owners Lady Sasima Srivikorn, Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth and Narin Niruttinanon.

Reading fans remain unconvinced by their current owner, who to-date is yet to give any form of interview whereby he explains his vision and plan for the Berkshire club. All fans have become acustomed to under his ownership, is a number transfer embargo's, and a number of breaches of Profit and Sustainability rules, with the club believed to be about to receive yet another points deduction (6) which will leave the Royals on the cusp of relegation to England's third division after a number of near misses in recent years, despite the clubs financial woes due to its financial mismanagement behind the scenes.

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11 May 2022 08:01:04
Sunderland have offered a trial to young Preston goalkeeper Matthew Hudson.

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02 Mar 2022 20:01:05
Barnsley were looking at appointing former Oakwell and Hearts assistant Dale Tonge until the end of the season before current boss Poya Asbaghi put a sequence of results together.
The 36 year old even approached former Stevenage manager Alex Revell about coming in as his number two.

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13 Nov 2021 00:40:14
Norwich City are set to appoint their new manager. Southampton coach Craig Fleming has been given permission to speak to the Carrow Road club about taking over. Fleming is expected to join one a two year deal after admitting recently he wouldn't be able to turn down the managerial role at Norwich.
The 50 year old is wanting to add Falkirk sporting director Gary Holt to be his number two and former Raja Casablanca assistant Youssef Safri to be a technical coach.

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26 Dec 2021 10:28:00
Nice on sherlock

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18 Oct 2021 07:47:40
At the request of Persepolis Club, a transfer agency company has introduced 7 options to strengthen the team's offensive line, and one of these players may join the Iranian club:

1- Henri Anier: The Estonian striker has scored 20 goals and provided 5 assists in 25 games last season. Aniye has played for Sampdoria, Motherwell, Viking, Dundee United, Kalmar and Suwon.

2-Armand Gnanduillet: The striker has previously played for Altai Spor in Turkey, Blackpool in England and Barok in South Africa and has Ivory Coast nationality. The player has scored 1 goal in 5 games at the start of this season in the Scottish League.

3- Denis Laptev Denis Laptev: This is a 30-year-old striker with a height of 194 cm who plays for the Rukh Belarus FC and is in the last days of his contract and will be released soon. This player has played for Dinamo Brest and Tasno and has played 30 national games for the Belarusians

4- Zoran Marusic: This 27-year-old Serbian striker, who is 187 cm tall, is a member of Dinamo Tbilisi, Georgia and has scored 13 goals and 8 assists in 28 games. The striker is also in the final days of his contract with his current club.

5. Thomas Lehne Olsen: The 30-year-old Norwegian striker, 187, is a member of Lillestrom and has scored 18 goals and provided three assists in 21 Norwegian league games. His price is estimated at 300 to 400 thousand dollars.

5. Marcel Hernández : This Cuban striker is 192 tall and 32 years old. Hernandez is a member of Alajuelense Costa Rica and has scored 7 goals in 15 games this season and last season he scored 24 goals in 42 games for his team in the league and Concacaf. Hernandez is also priced between 300 and 350 .

6- Márton Eppel: This Hungarian striker is a member of the Hungarian Honved fc. Height of Eppel is 190 cm and his age is 29 years old.

7- Collin Quaner: This German striker is a free agent and is 191 cm tall. Quaner has previously played for Huddersfield and Ipswich in England, Bielefeld and Ingolstadt.

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21 Oct 2021 05:43:26
Paul Gladon introduce to Perspolis fc . Gladon is free agent player and maybe transfer to Iran.

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21 Oct 2021 05:43:42
+Sulejman Krpic.

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17 Jun 2021 20:00:31
Why is the Copa America split into 2 groups and including Australia and Quatar?

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07 Jun 2021 16:54:55
Not sure where to ask this, so I'll just drop this question here for Ed001.

Have you done a manager profile on AVB by any chance? Always felt it was a bit odd how he dropped off the radar, felt like he was treated unfairly by Spurs in the transfer market when I was invested in football back then.

What is your opinion on him?

{Ed001's Note - I haven't done one on him yet so I have added him to the list. To be fair he chose to take a break and go into rallying rather than management. He did OK but not great.}

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07 Jun 2021 19:02:06
Thanks Ed, appreciate you taking the time to respond, hope everything is okay on your end in these troubling times. Cheers.

{Ed001's Note - you are very welcome mate. Hopefully shouldn't take too long to get round to him as the list is very short for managers' profiles. Things are getting there, not ideal but everyone is in the same boat so you just have to get on with it and hope it improves. How are things with you?}

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08 Jun 2021 10:55:55
Eh, could be better but I'm not complaining, everybody has to push through these tough times all the same, hopefully things will be back on track with the vax soon enough and we can all return to normal.

{Ed001's Note - fingers crossed.}

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02 Jun 2021 06:27:14
Gabriele Pin Join Esteghlal Fc in Iran as Technical manager. he is former asistant of Prandelli.

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