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    Nike19Nike19
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    Really enjoyed the whole of yesterday. My brother’s horse came through (Tiger Roll) on the National, beautiful bright and warm spring weather and back to back matches.

    I think for Saturday Night games to really work, you’d want more of a Box Office fixture.

    Gabrielle Jesus; what can I say, he’s not needed at all many invitations to put those chances away and boy has he had a great season.

    There is a sort of an end of term feeling even though there is still a good month to get through the games. Next weekend with the Cup Semi Final should be a good one and would be interesting to see how Spurs fair against United.

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    nine nine nine
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    It doesn’t come much more Box Office Nil than Spurs v City at Wembley with City going for the title.

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    Nike19Nike19
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    Nine, I was thinking about this at the time of watching the game yesterday and I don’t think I’ve ever taken to ‘new Wembley’. I was never for the demolition in the first place. It was just unfortunate that in my days of growing up, I never got the chance to either watch a game there or go to a concert or something like that.

    When I watch retro footage of the old Wembley, it really does feel like something special. Some of these new stadiums just don’t cut it aesthetically for me though I quite like both Brighton’s and Huddersfield.

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    Chucky McChuckfaceChucky McChuckface
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    Congrats to the City lads on here… no real complaints, our boys weren’t at the races at all.

    Surprised to Lamela start over Son, Son has been steller at Wembly this year, that puppy likes his home comforts. Think Poncho feel into the mistake of worrying about City too much and played away to our usual strengths to a degree to accommodate them. Disagree about Wierdy Beardy over Trips, WB likes a lunge a bit too much for my liking, reckon we would have ended up with 10 men to be honest.

    Personally, would have done Son/Lamela and Davies/Rose subs at HT and gone for it.

    As for the new Wembly, give me the old one every day of the week and twice on Sunday. Complete opposite to Willy-Nilly, never been to the new one but lost count the amount of time’s I’ve been to the old one.

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    Anonymous
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    Chucky , Aurier is always a red card waiting to happen but I reckon he would be more of a match for Sane with his pace and physicality .Sonny should have started for sure and sadly Danny Rose was injured .
    I thought Spurs would have been up for that game but as it turned out it was the worse performance of the season, maybe that was down to the opposition.Once again no Toby can’t see him extending his contract now whatever we offer.The one thing that stood out was our lack of pace, the moment Moura came on he started going past players for fun.

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    Chucky McChuckfaceChucky McChuckface
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    I’d gone to bed by then (Lucas!)… 🙂

    Didn’t realize Rose wasn’t even on the bench (me bad!)… and Toby’s had his bags packed for a while. Can understand your point about WB, he just gives me the ibe-jibbe’s every time I see him and think somebody like Sane would have him for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Certainly agree it was one of our worst performances of the season, we seemed a little flat last week against Stoke too. Extended hangover from the Juve game perhaps? Not looked quite right since then (other than Chelsea!). Hopefully they’ll be up for it next Saturday and a comfortable game Tuesday against B&H!

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    Anonymous
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    A big week coming up stay well mate

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    nine nine nine
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    Nil, historically the old Wembley had the edge imo but Wemnley or White Hart Lane fixtures don’t come much more Box Office than Spurs v City with City going for the title.

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    maverick1973maverick1973
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    Well that was the worst game from the chickens/cocks for a very long time,and had Sterling[again] remembered how to shoot,it would have been 4 or 5.

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    Anonymous
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    Mav, we were feckin awful but no complaints from me, you win some you lose some .

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    Chucky McChuckfaceChucky McChuckface
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    That cheered me up…. 🙂

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    Nike19Nike19
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    Nine, you may have misunderstood my point mate.

    What I was getting at on the back of last night’s fixture was that the Saturday Night Kick Off would be better suited to these type of matches – even perhaps a Liverpool-United if they can keep control of the crowd/rivalry etc.

    I scratch my head to this day wondering a justification to bulldoze old Wembley other than to make money. Personally, I just think it’s just stupidity that the ground is allowed to be used by Spurs the way it has done, and not only that, for Cup Semis.

    There are plenty of good grounds, but the FA are too narrow-minded to think outside the box.

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    maverick1973maverick1973
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    Arse are a joke!

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    nine nine nine
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    Nil, I’m with you mate I don’t like to see Wembley used for club games and I would include Chelsea in that too and like you I would prefer to see Wembley held back for the FA Cup Final with grounds like OT, the Emirates and Villa Park etc staging the Semi Finals but it’s all about revenues and the FA still needing revenues to pay off the costs of building the new Wembley. It needed badly modernising though mate and it would have probably cost more to do that than build a new Stadium.

    I’m lucky enough to have been to the old Wembley many many times both for football club and internationals and Concerts and I like you do miss it despite the fact it was fading.

    I would also go along with your Saturday night games should be held back for the very best games ie Box Office games and certainly United v Liverpool fits that bill if the Police would wear it.

    Nike19
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    Anonymous
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    What’s wrong with Spurs vs Chelsea on a Saturday night that’s big or am I missing something ??

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    Anonymous
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    A day of Saturday drinking before an evening derby?

    Not sure the police will allow that.

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    Anonymous
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    I’d love it Alfie, I think the days of mass battles at football is over you will always get a few but that’s pretty much the norm. See more action in the local pub at the weekend.

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    Nike19Nike19
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    Bricklayers,

    I think my original remark on Box Office was misunderstood. If anything, I fully embraced yesterday’s game and in context of what was at stake, it was a great treat following on from the Liverpool game.

    I didn’t really have anything planned in terms of going out, personally, so stopped in and enjoyed it.

    I was just merely saying, for a Saturday game, it should be something that’s tasty, but everyone’s interpretation of taste is different which I get.

    Cheers

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    nine nine nine
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    “Eight Premier League games will be played in a new 19:45 slot on Saturdays under the terms of a new broadcast package from the 2019-20 season.”

    Almost certainly they will be Box Office games featuring the top 6 clubs competing for the PL title and CL places a la the Spurs v City gsme

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    Nike19Nike19
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    There’s an abundance of choice even more than before as far as live broadcasting goes.

    Traditionally from the days of terrestrial tv, only one match on Sunday was shown.

    Taking a look at it now, you would have

    Sat:

    12:30 – 5:30 – 7:45

    Sun: 1:30 – 4:00

    Mon – 8:00

    I think Friday will be geared more for the Championship Clubs. That’s a lot of choice and a lot of football, plus TV revenue.

    I’m grateful from an LFC perspective, there’s almost a guarantee that we’ll be broadcasted. From a Match goers point of view the tradition of a 3pm game is dwindling.

    The culture has changed.

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