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By Munki Bhoy
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Deadly wrote:The Rangers situation is farcical. I think the SFA should combine the SPL and Div 1 and Div 2 & 3 and have Rangers start in the newly formed second division. I feel sorry for the hardcore Rangers fans, must be awful for your club to be destroyed like that.


Rangers are dead. If the fans of that dead club want to go support a brand new club, they can do so at the bottom of the Scottish football setup. As we don't have a pyramid system, that means Scottish Football League Division 3.

It's a real shame for their fans, but they didn't seem to mind for the past 25 years as successive owners overpaid, overspent and overreached far beyond the actual means of the club. But having said that, when Celtic were heading the same way in the early 90s the fans mobilised and helped oust the owners to bring in new ones. Rangers fans buried their heads in the same and did nothing. A lot of that is due to the subservient media in Scotland who possible need Rangers (and Celtic) more than anyone else.

Alex Thomson at Channel 4 had ripped the entire thing to shreds in recent months. He's done a better job of it than most, and to be honest it's a bit beneath him given in between he was going back and forward to Syria.
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By chrysostom
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I'm so excited for the new season. I know who a few of the football fans here support, but not that many!

So...who do you support?
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By DevilsDuck
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Manchester United!

This season is going to be a good one... Rooney and RVP upfront will be awesome ;)
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By Bonanzoid
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Tough start for St. Johnstone so far, 1 point from 2 games and with a striker sent off in each game. Let's hope my other team, Liverpool, can get off to a better start!
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By The Deadly
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I support Reading and have done since we were in division 3. I'm looking forward to the new season but very worried about our squad.
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By dimtimjim
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Mighty, mighty, Leicester City. But, by Moyles birth location logic rather than merit of past performances.
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By chrysostom
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Deadly wrote:I support Reading and have done since we were in division 3. I'm looking forward to the new season but very worried about our squad.


Does Ian Harte take penalties/free kicks? I've included him in my FF team on this basis...
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By The Deadly
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He takes free kicks and normally corners from the right hand side. That might change now we have signed a few new players though.
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By DevilsDuck
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boboff wrote:Green Army!

And them. Hopefully going next weekend!
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By a-moron
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chrysostom wrote:*cries into RVP's shirt while listening to Adele*


:lol:

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:lol:

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:lol:

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*Sighs*
You put me on an emotional roller-coaster there Chrys.
Bravo.
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By Bruvva
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Piers Morgan‏@piersmorgan

As for you @Persie_Official - think hard about what you're doing. Going to United would be the single biggest betrayal in #Arsenal history.


Heh.
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By The Deadly
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This is great for Arsenal. They get £20 million for an injury prone 29 year old to spend on younger players. RVP can be replaced.
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By Bruvva
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Oh aye, Arsenal will do fine without him I think. I'm just amused by Piers Morgan, the tit.
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By The Deadly
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Smarter business would have been to ask for £10 million plus either Berbatov/Hernandez/Welbeck in exchange. Welbeck would fit in at Arsenal very well in my view.
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By Boboff
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So is RVP coming to the party?

ok poor, sorry, and not actually right, there is an S missing, but you know, keep me happy.

I like Mens Gymnastics and Grand Prix Dressage as sports thanks to the Olympics so I have other things to watch!
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By Yudster
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Colchester United. A resounding 0 - 0 away will, I feel sure, set the tone for our usual mediocre season of ambitionless drudgery and our classic comfortable mid-table finish.

Honestly, they might as well just tell them now they are going to finish somewhere between 10 - 13 in the table and let them sit at home and get fat for the next 8 months.

*sigh*
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By The Deadly
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Good thing about Colchester is they are secure financially which is the most important thing at that level. You have a solid base unlike many of the other teams in League 1
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By Yudster
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Financial security is all very well, but the reality of that means "living within our means", which are very limited and as a result, we will never get anywhere. Is there any point in simply existing for the sake of the same season year after year?

Robbie Cowling, the owner and Chairman is Mr Yudster's boss and John Cowling, one of the Directors, is a friend of ours so I don't want to be too hard on them, but they need to start thinking outside the box a bit more.
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By chrysostom
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Well, this season is shaping up to be interesting!

Still very cagey on whether Arsenal will be able to compete for anything higher than fourth as we haven't played United, City or Chelsea yet - and I'm anticipating at least a few abject performances. United and City don't look as far ahead of the pack as they were last year, and I think Chelsea look brilliant. Also very happy for Laudrup at Swansea! Liverpool look to be suffering from a lack of a striker...
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By Bonanzoid
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Good way for St. Johnstone to get our first win of the season, over the defending champions. I love seeing Lennon miserable.
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By neilt0
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/19635534

"Jake Humphrey to leave BBC for BT Vision

BBC presenter Jake Humphrey has announced he is to leave the corporation to host BT Vision's Premier League coverage.

BT will launch a new channel after acquiring the rights to £738m worth of Premier League football, starting from the 2013-14 season.

The 33-year-old, best known for hosting the BBC's Formula 1 coverage, will anchor the new channel's live football coverage from next season which includes 38 live games a season over three years.

He will continue to present the BBC's F1 coverage for the remainder of the current season.

Humphrey started his career on CBBC and went on to become the youngest host of Football Focus, Match of the Day and Final Score and was one of the main broadcasters during the London 2012 Olympics.

"I'm incredibly excited to be joining the team at BT, not just because I get to fulfil a lifelong dream of presenting the Premier League but because of the fresh perspective that BT will bring to both sport and broadcasting in this country," said Humphrey.

A BBC statement read: "We'd like to wish Jake all the best for the future, and thank him for his contribution to the BBC over the last 10 years."
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