Recent content by halfcenturyup

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    Newcastle United Thread - 2021/22

    Isn't that rather the point? If the aim was "sportswashing" they could easily have put 5 billion down for United and immediately gained 690 billion fans and the support of the media, rather than the 50,000 from Newcastle and hostility all over?
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    Newcastle United Thread - 2021/22

    Hmmmm..... to provide strategic communications counsel to ensure global stakeholders, and particularly the US business community, understand the fund’s clearly defined long-term investment strategy and governance frameworks as PIF continues to develop its domestic and international portfolio?
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    Newcastle United Thread - 2021/22

    More likely they don't like the influence Qatar are getting over football and are thinking of ways to fuck them over. They don't need Newcastle to do business deals and they sure as hell don't care about their image in the West.
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    Ref Watch

    Hahaha .... I thought I had deleted that post as I came to the conclusion I didn't know what I was talking about. Was just an observation, but one that seems to stand up. Not saying it's right, but can understand it. The second part of the post i thought I had deleted was about time-wasting by...
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    Ref Watch

    Not wanting to defend refs here, but fouls that break up a quick counter attack are deemed more serious than someone knocking a guy over during two full minutes of possession. So that could be a reason. We don't foul much but, I hate to say it, maybe our fouls are more "tactical". Also...
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    Newcastle United Thread - 2021/22

    Aren't there rules about political banners at football matches, or is that just UEFA?
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    Michael Johnson

    Nice listen. I liked the way it just faded out at the end. Like two mates just talking .... Class editing.
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    Newcastle United Thread - 2021/22

    Well, quite ........ Paying the most I imagine.
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    Newcastle United Thread - 2021/22

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/59041000 This would be the Barcelona who are against wealthy Arab owners putting money into clubs they own? Seems Saudi are serious about developing a football identity. Watch out cartel!
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    Liverpool Thread - 2021/22

    Had heard about their use of energy drinks (allegedly) but hadn't heard about them taking tons of speed. Seems like a lot.
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    Newcastle United Thread - 2021/22

    That's all well and good, but I suppose he did mention later that revenue would have to increase substantially (ie around the same as the extra 200 million additional costs, annually) otherwise they will show losses in future years and fall foul of the regulations? In a not completely unrelated...
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    United Thread - 2021/22

    Can you imagine what it would sound like if he did post it himself?
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    United Thread - 2021/22

    OK, well when you have finished come back to the discussion....,
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    United Thread - 2021/22

    I got one right :)
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    United Thread - 2021/22

    My what?
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