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  1. Greenback

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    I would like to second both of those sentiments.
     
  2. CarterUSM

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    I 'd be happy, to never leave the Scottish Football League, it was a selfiish decision based on greed to set up the SPL, depriving the remaining 28 clubs, (at the time) a fair share of TV revenue. I'd ideally like to have a united league once again. Failing that, remain in the SFL. It is up to the SFA how European places are distributed anyway, not that there will be many favours for us all the same.
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  3. Xenophon PCDGS

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    It was rather a pity that the mix up in the North Korean and South Korean flag symbols occurred as the dispute between these two countries sees diplomatic relations at one of the lowest-ever levels at this present time and I cannot believe that particular care would not have been taken to ensure the North Korean identity would have been preserved.
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    Friendly match in Beijing, Friday 27th July

    Arsenal 0...Manchester City 2
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    Saturday, 28th July 2012

    Scottish Challenge Cup R1 NE

    Elgin City 5...Arbroath 7

    Sounds like quite some match !!
     
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  4. valenta

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    Well Newcastle have already won some silverware this season! The Trofeu Internacional de Futebol do Guadiana has been running for 12 years and a 2-1 win for Newcastle over SC Braga meant that Newcastle clinched the silverware.

    However the competition was not exactly competitive, only contested by Olympiakos, SC Braga and Newcastle and having watched both matches, I have to say our performances were somewhat underwhelming.
     
  5. Butts

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    Do you want Andy Caroll back ?
     
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    Well, as much as I hate his attitude, his behaviour, his hairstyle and the playing style which he suits, I have to say that I would like to see Andy back on Tyneside.
    He is undoubtedly an excellent striker and the way that we play suits him.
    Should we pay 20 million? In my opinion, no. Liverpool bought Carroll at a vastly inflated price, nowhere near what he was worth, and I think that this is still reflected in the asking price for him now.
    So yes, I would have him back but not for over 15 million. And I don't think Mr Ashley will be wanting to pay anything like 20 million for the young man either.
     
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    I think he only did well the first time becasue we had Barton to aim crosses at him. We play a better passing game now, with the likes of Cabaye, and I don't think Carroll would fit in.

    I absolutely agree, although I wouldn't actually mind having him back for a year free, without an obligation to buy, just as a spare striker (despite what I've said above.)

    For once, Ashley's financial tactics might pay off for us! :lol:
     
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    True, but I think Ashley is running the club in a much better way financially that our previous owner Freddie Shepherd. We spent excessive amounts of money on players who didn't perform - and that was a significant factor in our relegation. Shepherd also took a substantial amount of money out of the club, a lot more than Ashley is. I very much like our idea of paying small amounts of money for young players and then developing them and the signings we have made over the past couple of years have been exceptional. But needless to say there are various other aspects of Ashley that mean he is a far from good owner.
     
  9. Xenophon PCDGS

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    Newcastle United had quite an impressive run last season in the Premiership and commanded a very high league position. Does anyone feel that this can be repeated this season ?
     
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    Well, call me a cynic but I don't think that we will be able to repeat this. The European fixtures adds significant strain to the squad and I think that this will mean our league position will suffer, particularly as our squad is quite small. However I still think we will have a strong season and I'm hoping that we will be able to finish seventh or above to hopefully secure European football.
     
  11. MidnightFlyer

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    Just seen this on Facebook, it did make me smile (no matter how wrong it is ;))

    Q: How many Rangers fans does it take to change a lightbulb?

    A: 10: 1 to change it; and 9 to argue that it's the same lightbulb.
     
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    Celtic 2-1 HJK Helsinki
    Gave away a typical 'soft' away goal but then rallied and with better 'sharpness' in front of goal, should have scored more, but will have to improve the match fitness and quickly, HJK being well into their season an' all...
     
  13. Xenophon PCDGS

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    Ross County started their campaign in the Scottish Premier League with a 0-0 home draw against Motherwell


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    Scottish League Cup

    Stranraer 0....Livingston 8

    Very early last season, Stranraer suffered a similar very heavy home defeat in a competition.
     
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    Bolton Wanderers have signed Benik Afobe on loan from Arsenal for the season.
     
  15. Xenophon PCDGS

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    Kevin Kyle, formerly of Hearts, who has been sidelined by injuries over the recent months, but who recently had been training at St Johnstone, has today signed for Rangers.

    This is in addition to the two other Rangers signings today of Francisco Sandaza and Emilson Kribari.
     
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    Read in the paper today that Darren Fletcher is going to resume training next week with the Scotland squad. I really hope this happens - we've missed him at United, and it's looked for a while as if he'd never play again. Above all, he's a model professional, so come on Fletch!
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    I remember Kevin Kyle when he was at Sunderland!

    ...well, on FIFA on the playstation at least :roll:
     
  17. Xenophon PCDGS

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    Scottish League Cup

    Rangers 4...East Fife 0

    Another step on the way forward.

    Incidentally, how does the "transfer embargo" affect the position of the three players said to have been "signed" by Rangers in the last 24 hours ?
     
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    A year long embargo starts September 1st I believe Paul
     
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    When is a transfer embargo not a transfer embargo? When it is given to The Rangers.
     
  20. Xenophon PCDGS

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    Well, the new season in the Conference Premiership starts this weekend with another full set of fixtures to follow in the following midweek.

    I hope that Hyde FC do not suffer too much from the rarified atmosphere of football played there, after finding life somewhat too easy in the Conference North.
     
  21. SS4

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    Are there any football league games on or is everyone (bar the Prema Donnas) playing in the cup?
     
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    Just seen Newcastle are drawn against Atromitos in the Europa League Qualifiers.

    Just a sec....need to Google where that is....:oops:

    Ah well Athens, Greece.:D

    Other Europa League fixtures which may be interest to some:

    Hearts v Liverpool
    Motherwell v Levante

    On August 23 / 30.
     
  23. MidnightFlyer

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    SS4 (and anyone else really!): the Community Shield Final is tomorrow at Villa Park (owing to Wembley being on Olympic duty) - it's Manchester City v Chelsea, 1330 KO, coverage on ITV1 from 1300.
     
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    I guess the London - Birmingham and Manchester - Birmingham trains will be busy tomorrow morning and indeed early evening
     
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    I see Rangers didnt get a cricket score as everyone in the media predicted for them to win every game 5-0 etc.
    Peterhead 2 - 2 Rangers Full time.
     
  26. Xenophon PCDGS

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    It must have been very late in the game when Rangers equalised.
     
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    It was according to the bbc a last minute equaliser, last minute equaliser with the bbc is normally anything after 80 mins however
     
  28. SS4

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    In the League cup 7 (seven) games have gone to extra time compared to 5 (five) which finished after 90 minutes. Is this evidence that few teams care about the league cup or just an unusual set of circumstances?
    Also why wouldn't 5Live broadcast a game on Sports Extra (there was nothing on when I tuned in)?

    Wolves v Aldershot has been an awful game though
     
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    Newcastle lost 4-1 against Cardiff... with their first-choice back four, keeper and holding midefielder in the starting line-up. This is not a good sign, considering we are soon to begin a European campaign.
     
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    89.30 or there abouts when the equaliser happened, scrappy goal from a corner
     

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