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Interesting thread about Barcelona's finances. La Liga have a budget cap based on a clubs income, which limits how much they can spend on transfers and wages. Their wage structure is completely broken at the moment and they have no room to add their new signings under the cap. They're trying to loan out a bunch of players to get their wages off the books but can't find clubs who can afford them. They're also fighting with players to try and cancel some contracts, with one player planning to sue them.

These numbers don't include Messi, who is currently uncontracted. It's also awkward for them because he's a net profit for Barcelona, in that the commercial revenue he generates for the club is more than his wage. By letting his contract expire they could lose the commercial income, which would reduce their budget cap further and make it harder to re-sign him and get that revenue back.

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2 hours ago, Davo said:

Interesting thread about Barcelona's finances. La Liga have a budget cap based on a clubs income, which limits how much they can spend on transfers and wages. Their wage structure is completely broken at the moment and they have no room to add their new signings under the cap. They're trying to loan out a bunch of players to get their wages off the books but can't find clubs who can afford them. They're also fighting with players to try and cancel some contracts, with one player planning to sue them.

These numbers don't include Messi, who is currently uncontracted. It's also awkward for them because he's a net profit for Barcelona, in that the commercial revenue he generates for the club is more than his wage. By letting his contract expire they could lose the commercial income, which would reduce their budget cap further and make it harder to re-sign him and get that revenue back.

The business model of Barcelona relied on success and victory in the Champions league. But they haven't won that since 2014/15 but kept running as a club that was. It reminds of 'Sunderland til I die'

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How old is competitive women's football?  I don't know,  but this is interesting. 

https://www.heartsfc.co.uk/news/article/sweet-fa-plays-at-tynecastle-park

 

"1916. The men fight on the Western Front. The women work in the factories, and form football teams, playing other factory teams across Scotland and raising money for the war effort. Women’s football fast becomes the most popular game in the land. Worried that their game is starting to rival the men’s, the football authorities ban the women’s game in 1921."

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2 hours ago, Edinburgh said:

How old is competitive women's football?  I don't know,  but this is interesting. 

https://www.heartsfc.co.uk/news/article/sweet-fa-plays-at-tynecastle-park

 

"1916. The men fight on the Western Front. The women work in the factories, and form football teams, playing other factory teams across Scotland and raising money for the war effort. Women’s football fast becomes the most popular game in the land. Worried that their game is starting to rival the men’s, the football authorities ban the women’s game in 1921."

 

As a parallel seem to remember watching a film about Baseball in US during WWII where women's teams were prevalent to entertain the public as the men were at the front, think it was a Tom Hanks film.

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26 minutes ago, WSWJACK said:

 

As a parallel seem to remember watching a film about Baseball in US during WWII where women's teams were prevalent to entertain the public as the men were at the front, think it was a Tom Hanks film.

Castaway, and that was a volleyball

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30 minutes ago, WSWJACK said:

 

As a parallel seem to remember watching a film about Baseball in US during WWII where women's teams were prevalent to entertain the public as the men were at the front, think it was a Tom Hanks film.

A League of their Own....I've always felt that AFLW used a similar concept.....shoehorn an 'Elite' women's competition in between the end of the school holidays and the start of the men's season. They planned it well with blanket (OTT?) TV and media coverage in a period where there's little competition. Problem now is that all clubs want a piece of the pie and the women want a fully fledged competition. Any overlap with the men's season could be seriously detrimental.

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On 06/07/2021 at 12:17 PM, Davo said:

Interesting thread about Barcelona's finances. La Liga have a budget cap based on a clubs income, which limits how much they can spend on transfers and wages. Their wage structure is completely broken at the moment and they have no room to add their new signings under the cap. They're trying to loan out a bunch of players to get their wages off the books but can't find clubs who can afford them. They're also fighting with players to try and cancel some contracts, with one player planning to sue them.

These numbers don't include Messi, who is currently uncontracted. It's also awkward for them because he's a net profit for Barcelona, in that the commercial revenue he generates for the club is more than his wage. By letting his contract expire they could lose the commercial income, which would reduce their budget cap further and make it harder to re-sign him and get that revenue back.

Looks like Barca couldn't keep the house of cards from falling down.

All the rumors say he's going to PSG and given the signings they've made so far (Donnarumma, Ramos, Wijnaldum) they'll have a pretty scary front line with Messi, Neymar, Mbappe and Di Maria. All the rumors about a reunion with Pep at City have gone quiet since they chucked 100 million pounds at Grealish.

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18 minutes ago, Davo said:

Looks like Barca couldn't keep the house of cards from falling down.

All the rumors say he's going to PSG and given the signings they've made so far (Donnarumma, Ramos, Wijnaldum) they'll have a pretty scary front line with Messi, Neymar, Mbappe and Di Maria. All the rumors about a reunion with Pep at City have gone quiet since they chucked 100 million pounds at Grealish.

I would say PSG as well. 

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Apparently Brazil has a rule where anyone who has been to the UK in the the previous 14 days and isn't a Brazilian citizen must quarantine upon arrival in Brazil. Four of the Argentine players play in the Premier League and would need to isolate, instead three of the four were in the starting XI for the game. Anvisa (Brazil's version of the TGA) claim that they made false declarations when entering the country. Argentine officials claim there were special prevision and exclusions for international football and they've followed all the rules.

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NUP I put my tinfoil hat on. The officials saw the line up and thought that the Brazilian team would lose .

On a serious note, I am surprised there ARE ANY restrictions in Brazil for Covid considering what their leader been saying about it since it all started

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Not sure if anyone saw this but when Daniil Medvedev won the US Open (tennis) earlier today he celebrated in an interesting way

He finished off his champion’s speech with “Oh by the way at the end of the match what I did was L2 + [RS] left”

Try it on your next FIFA game 

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4 hours ago, Unlimited said:

Not sure if anyone saw this but when Daniil Medvedev won the US Open (tennis) earlier today he celebrated in an interesting way

He finished off his champion’s speech with “Oh by the way at the end of the match what I did was L2 + [RS] left”

Try it on your next FIFA game 

Video:

 

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Channel Seven unaware of the Laws of the Game:

 

 

Channel Seven ran a story where a referee refused to allow a young Hindu boy to play because he was wearing religious jewellery. They implied the action was discriminatory and did not blur the face of the referee in question, which ended up in hate mail and death threats towards the referee.

No one at Seven bothered to check Law 4 of the FIFA Laws of the Game that states no jewellery is permitted on players...

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1 hour ago, Unlimited said:

Channel Seven unaware of the Laws of the Game:

 

 

Channel Seven ran a story where a referee refused to allow a young Hindu boy to play because he was wearing religious jewellery. They implied the action was discriminatory and did not blur the face of the referee in question, which ended up in hate mail and death threats towards the referee.

No one at Seven bothered to check Law 4 of the FIFA Laws of the Game that states no jewellery is permitted on players...

Jewellery that can be seen is such a problem for match officials.

And as to Channel 7, they are the puppets of the AFL.

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10 hours ago, Unlimited said:

Channel Seven unaware of the Laws of the Game:

 

 

Channel Seven ran a story where a referee refused to allow a young Hindu boy to play because he was wearing religious jewellery. They implied the action was discriminatory and did not blur the face of the referee in question, which ended up in hate mail and death threats towards the referee.

No one at Seven bothered to check Law 4 of the FIFA Laws of the Game that states no jewellery is permitted on players...

Seven news making it culture war not understanding rules of the game standard. The ref should sue them for damages.

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On 16/09/2021 at 8:05 AM, Sithslayer1991 said:

Seven news making it culture war not understanding rules of the game standard. The ref should sue them for damages.

He did, which is what caused the grovelling apology from Ch7.

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