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davidc

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Top flight clubs to merge
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:56:16 AM »
A leaked memo from FIFA bosses recommends the merger of premiership clubs in cities where there are more than one club. This is to reduce the number of fixtures in a season as players and managers are complaining of fatigue and exhaustion after playing more than two games a week. :o
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Re: Top flight clubs to merge
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 02:32:56 PM »
Just cannot see that happening  merging Spurs Chelsea Arsenal never Everton and Liverpool ???
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davidc

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Re: Top flight clubs to merge
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 02:37:07 PM »
London teams are exempt for some reason ???
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Re: Top flight clubs to merge
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 09:00:24 PM »

A leaked memo from FIFA bosses recommends the merger of premiership clubs in cities where there are more than one club. This is to reduce the number of fixtures in a season as players and managers are complaining of fatigue and exhaustion after playing more than two games a week. :o


Shame , at umpteen thousand pound a week I'd expect a full 40hr week out of them

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Re: Top flight clubs to merge
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 06:32:47 PM »

Will never happen. There has to be a mutual will to merge and soccer is the worldwide sport it is because it is tribal, especially against one's close neighbours. Can you imagine Blues & Villa ever cosying up?


Agree about the constant whining about being tired by young men at the peak of their fitness with every modern facility to support them. If they aren't playing they would be training. Trouble is, if a manager claims his players are 'tired' they'll start to believe it.


In my day  :) we'd play twice a day, every day if we could. Three matches in a weekend wasn't unusual.

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Re: Top flight clubs to merge
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 01:36:11 PM »
Like I have said I cannot see it happening and surely even a Bully like FIFA would have to go through the likes of UEFA before any approach could be made at Club Level.
No it smells like a load of Bureaucrats in an Ivory tower with absolutely no idea about the feelings of the Fan on the terraces.
Taking RoyMcC' s points I have played in two games  one morning once for the Intermediates and then for the Senior Side don't think I had time to change my shorts !!!
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Re: Top flight clubs to merge
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2018, 04:10:12 PM »
It seems that the Sports minister has had talks with the Treasury and the Housing minister regarding utilising the vacated grounds for social housing which is much needed in the inner cities such as Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield. The West Midlands may be a pilot. :-[
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Re: Top flight clubs to merge
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2018, 04:30:42 PM »
David, Birmingham CC could free up St Andrew's (for example) by facilitating the club's move out to the NEC where a new, modern stadium could be built, much as I and many others would miss the lovely, smelly, traditional old place. It won't be done via mergers.

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Re: Top flight clubs to merge
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2018, 05:48:49 PM »
Just cannot see the likes of Liverpool and Everton merging. Liverpool have only recently extended their ground and Everton have a new ground on the cards.
Just wonder where the money will come from to build these new grounds. There was of course a plan to Rehouse Blues to the NEC when Sullivan and Co were in charge but it fell though if I remember correctly it was a joint venture with a Casino. I haven't been to St Andrews for years my Dad and I went together for getting on for 50 years. I was Blues Mad they called Beau Brummie at work,I remember crying when they lost at Wembley in 1956. Dad watched them for sixty years or more every Saturday we would come from the match and he would say the same thing 'Never going again' The next week he would be pacing out side his house from 1:30 waiting for me to pick him up and we had Season Tickets !!!
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Re: Top flight clubs to merge
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2018, 05:52:17 PM »

Ah Spud  :) I'm told I was on my Dad's shoulders to see the '56 team come home, though I don't remember it.


I'd ask my Dad in later years 'Coming down the Blues Dad?' He'd reply 'They never came to see me when I was bad.'

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Re: Top flight clubs to merge
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2018, 08:45:10 AM »
I would only be about Four or Five when I saw my first match this would be around 1945/6 I remember we were on the KOP pretty certain it was against Swansea. Of course in those days you never knew who would turn out many of the players  were still in the forces and it often depended on who could get leave .
My Grand Dad lived a half mile from St Andrews you could the Crowd from the house. He had a saying whenever there was a big crowd he would say to my Dad 'Jack my ribs rattled today'
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