Jump to content
DVDVR Message Board

Recommended Posts

On 5/8/2021 at 8:31 PM, cubbymark said:

As a Swansea fan, I’m glad we aren’t getting Bournemouth or Brentford in the playoff semi-finals. I just don’t know if the Swans have enough legs to survive three more games.

Brentford are bottlers, probably better to get them in the final.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

League One ends with Hull(c) and Peterborough (the POSH~!) going up automatically to the Championship and a fun playoff bracket with Blackpool vs Oxford and Sunderland vs Lincoln for the third spot. Rochdale, Northampton, Swindon and Bristol Rovers fall through the trap door to League Two.

One flight down in said League Two it's Cheltenham Town(c), Cambridge United (sup @SirFozzie) and Bolton Wanderers headed up to League One while Morecambe/Tranmere Rovers and Newport County/Forest Green Rovers all duke it out for the fourth spot. Condolences to Southend United and Grimsby Town who plunge down to the National League.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Not surprisingly, Grimsby and Southend are complaining about the mechanics of things this year, since the Natiomal League doesn't have relegation this season. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, odessasteps said:

Not surprisingly, Grimsby and Southend are complaining about the mechanics of things this year, since the Natiomal League doesn't have relegation this season. 

I can't see what their argument is. The National League doesn't have relegation because the leagues below that abandoned their seasons fairly early on. League Two and the National League are both playing full seasons so there's no reason not to have teams go up and down.

Dover deserve to be relegated from the National League but they'll just get a large points deduction next season instead which will probably doom them to relegation.

Also, Fulham are soon to  be no longer "All Elite". They're 2-0 down to Burnley at half-time in a game where a loss relegates them.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree they have no good complaints. 

Tonight's game is such a low priority nbc is just using the Sky studio show. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, RIPPA said:

The Columbus Crew are rebranding and will now just go by Columbus SC because of course they are

And the logo:

No. Just... no.

Link to post
Share on other sites

What a lazy rebrand by the Crew. 
 

In light of Fulham’s relegation, let us remember Jamie Carragher destroying Tony Khan on Sky Sports.

 

 

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Think West Brom and Fulham will bounce back up next season. A new manager and some fresh faces should have Sheffield United in the mix, but relegation seems just as likely as promotion. Not confident at all 🤣😬🤣

Link to post
Share on other sites

If Bournemouth don’t go up, they will have another year of parachute payments, which gives them a big leg up on the other teams left from this season. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Today is the 36th anniversary of the Valley Parade Fire Disaster as Bradford City played Lincoln City. 56 lost their lives with many injured. Thoughts go out to everyone affected by that dreadful of dates. Forever remembered xxx.

  • Sad 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Accies are going down after losing at Ross County. County need a single point next week to assure themselves of safety. Kilmarnock look like they will end up in the playoff relegation spot. And Hibs clinch 3rd spot with victory in Aberdeen, which gives them a spot in the 3rd tier European competition but if they win the Scottish Cup (which given the last one took 114 years a 5 year drought is much better) they get a Europa spot. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Champions League final has officially been moved to Porto, so up to 12,000 fans will be allowed live.

Link to post
Share on other sites

If they can keep Haaland and Sancho for another year, they should be able to stay competitive with the top of the league. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

I always wanted to play for Man United as a youngster but that obviously didn't quite work out. Now I'm old as fuck and yet, at 36 years old, it still gives me hope that I could one day play for them when I remember they paid £50 million for Fred and he's on £120,000 a week when he can't control the ball, couldn't pass wind, has never met a stupid foul he didn't like committing and spends most of the match with his hand in the air apologising for the latest mistake he's made. 

I feel like I'm singling him out because, I mean, all the players were shite tonight (the likes of McTominay and Henderson didn't exactly cover themselves in glory either) and United were firmly in already qualified for the top 4, stumbling over the line in 2nd place mode but, holy shit, I'm becoming more and more convinced he's probably the worst regular first team player I've ever seen play for that team. I mean even at their best they had some shite squad players but a regular starter? Nah, can't think of anyone worse.

Anyway, I'm making my United debut next week. Look out for the old fucker with F. Dunlop 99 on the back of his shirt. 

Edited by Fuzzy Dunlop
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, and in NUMBERS news.. brace yourself.

LaLiga's eight year deal with ESPN is worth... $1.4 BILLION dollars.

That's $175 million a year, or currently almost $10 million more than the English Premier League is getting from NBC on a year to year basis.

My reaction: Holy shit, the rights train money isn't stopping after all. I think we all thought with the pandemic and digital encroaching, the exponential growth of Soccer rights would slow down. Nope. CHOO CHOO, motherforkers. If LaLiga gets 175 million a year, what is the EPL worth? $250 Million?

https://awfulannouncing.com/soccer/...1-4-billion-taking-over-from-bein-sports.html

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, the Prmier League just announced they were rolling over their domestic broadcast deal, for fear of the kind of rights reduction that happened in Germany and France.

I presume the ESPN deal is that big because its both English and Spanish language packages.

Link to post
Share on other sites

ESPN actually showed it live that year for some reason. I'll always remember telling my (English) music teacher the next day that Wimbledon had beaten Liverpool just for his completely gobsmacked reaction. He was literally slack-jawed.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...