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Manchester City has spent around a billion dollars on transfer fees to assemble their team.  :o

 

10 most expensive squads in world football as £862m Man Utd miss out on top spot

 

Manchester United 's £215million summer transfer spree wasn't even enough to make Erik ten Hag 's squad the most expensive in world football.

 

Instead, bitter rivals Manchester City take the top spot on the CIES Football Observatory 's newly-published list after the closure of the summer transfer window. Premier League clubs spent a whopping £1.9billion on players from June to September, so it's no surprise to see English sides dominating when it comes to who boasts the flashiest squads.

Having signed Erling Haaland and Kalvin Phillips among others this summer, Pep Guardiola 's City side are now worth an eye-watering £915m, including potential add-ons.

 

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/most-expensive-squad-man-utd-27917779?utm_source=mirror_newsletter&utm_campaign=arsenal_fc_newsletter2&utm_medium=email&pure360.trackingid=d083d551-a419-44bb-9a23-04c26d4d9b9c

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can Americans not go everywhere and try and fuck things up and not grasp the concept of the local way of doing things,

 

All star game with a north vs south team. Just try getting the fans to agree to say a team that consists of man u, Liverpool, Everton. Newcastle, man city teams, and that's without adding in issues you would get depending on who got promoted etc, add Sunderland to the mix, or a Sheffield and Nottingham team possibly.

 

maybe the west midlands teams also class as north - so stick some Villa players in with wolves, and west brom etc. 

 

absolute joke

 

 

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is unimpressed by new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly's idea of a US style 'All-Star game' in the Premier League.

Boehly, part-owner of baseball team the LA Dodgers, and basketball sides the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Sparks, suggested a north v south game.

He said he hopes the Premier League "takes a little bit of a lesson from American sports".

Klopp said: "Does he want to bring the Harlem Globetrotters as well?"

The German was asked about Boehly's idea after Tuesday's 2-1 win over Ajax in the Champions League.

Earlier in the day at a conference in New York, the American said: "Why don't we do a tournament with the bottom four sports teams, why isn't there an All-Star game?

"People are talking about more money for the pyramid, in the MLB All-Star game this year we made $200m (£173m) from a Monday and a Tuesday.

"So we're thinking we could do a north versus south All-Star game for the Premier League, for whatever the pyramid needed, quite easily."

The NBA's All-Star game takes place during the regular season, in February, and pits players from the Eastern Conference against the Western Conference. The starting line-ups for the exhibition match are selected via fan, player, and media voting, with head coaches selecting the reserves for each 12-strong team.

Klopp, who has previously been critical of the crowded football schedule, responded: "When he finds a date for that he can call me. In American sports these players have four-month breaks.

"Maybe he can explain that. I'm not sure people want to see that - [Manchester] United players, Liverpool players, Everton players all together. North-east too, so Newcastle. It is not the national team. All the London guys together, Arsenal, Tottenham, great. Did he really say it?"

When asked what his fellow football club owners would think about an All-Star game Boehly said: "Everyone likes the idea of more revenue for the league.

"I think there's a real cultural aspect, I think evolution will come."

Boehly, who led a consortium to a £4.25bn takeover of Chelsea in May, also put forward the suggestion that relegation places for the top-flight could be decided by a four-team tournament, rather than the usual format of the three bottom sides going down automatically.

There is no relegation in the major sports in the US, with the worst performing teams getting first picks of new talent in a draft which leads to accusations of teams "tanking" for an improved pick.

"The economics of going into the Championship are materially different," he added.

"When you go into the Championship those numbers fall off a cliff. So there's no one thinking about tanking, and those relegation games are some of the highest broadcast games."

 

football in the UK was build by the working class from the grounds up, owners should be custodians of the team not some big whig fucking around with centuries of tradition.

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2 hours ago, UKNuck96 said:

can Americans not go everywhere and try and fuck things up and not grasp the concept of the local way of doing things,

 

All star game with a north vs south team. Just try getting the fans to agree to say a team that consists of man u, Liverpool, Everton. Newcastle, man city teams, and that's without adding in issues you would get depending on who got promoted etc, add Sunderland to the mix, or a Sheffield and Nottingham team possibly.

 

maybe the west midlands teams also class as north - so stick some Villa players in with wolves, and west brom etc. 

 

absolute joke

 

 

 

football in the UK was build by the working class from the grounds up, owners should be custodians of the team not some big whig fucking around with centuries of tradition.

I thought the current thinking is that All-Star games are a waste of time, or did this bozo not get that memo.

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6 hours ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

Kings of North London.  Top of the league to start October.  Not even the most optimistic arsenal supporters would have predicted Arsenal being top Oct. 1st.  

 

Ha Ha Spuds

 

 

 

 

An encouraging and enjoyable game!  Partey's goal was a thing of beauty.

 

Next up, another challenge:  at home to Liverpool on Sunday.

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On 10/3/2022 at 4:11 PM, UnkNuk said:

Haaland continues to be Haaland.

 

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Bagged a couple goals today in the Champions League.  5 goals in 3 matches there.   So he has 30 league, 3 UCL group matches with multiple games after the group stage left.  40 - 50 goals for City in all comps doesn't sound crazy.  I didn't include League/FA Cups because I don't know how may he will actually play in.

 

Neutral fans hoping for no injuries.  Supporters of title challenging clubs are maybe thinking something will happen based on his previous history for their clubs to have a chance.  

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3 hours ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

Haaland with another goal today.

Ha!  I knew it couldn't last.  After scoring three goals last week he only manages one today.  The guy is a flash in the pan.

 

:frantic:

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