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Old 04-20-2021, 07:30 AM   #1781
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This is obviously about greed, but characters like Sepp Blatter have treated world football as their own fiefdom and scammed the system for years, so there is little sympathy for FIFA. The biggest losers are obviously the other clubs, most of which will not even have a chance to compete for a piece of this elitist pie, projected to be worth billions. It will be interesting if FIFA follow through on their threats on banning players from participating in the World Cup.
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Six English teams have announced that they have agreed to join a new European Super League (ESL). Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are among a group of clubs who are part of plans to form a breakaway league featuring some of football's biggest teams. The ESL has been created as a rival to the UEFA Champions League, which is currently European club football's most important competition. But the move has sparked anger with critics saying it is purely motivated by greed and making more money for the world's biggest clubs.

The plan would mean the same 15 clubs play European football every year and other clubs would find it very difficult to get involved as there would only be five spaces left for everyone else. The Premier League have warned it could mean the clubs involved being expelled and FIFA says players taking part would be banned from the World Cup. The six Premier League clubs will join leading teams from Italy and Spain - AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid......UEFA, the organisation in charge of European football, said players involved would be banned from all other competitions at domestic, European or world level and could be prevented from representing their national teams.

It released a joint statement with England's Football Association, the Premier League, the Spanish Football Federation, La Liga and the Italian Football Federation, as well as Serie A, saying they will "remain united" in trying to stop the breakaway, using "all available measures". UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the plans will be "very damaging for football" and France's President Emmanuel Macron welcomed French clubs refusing to join........In a statement, the ESL said: "Going forward, the founding clubs look forward to holding discussions with Uefa and Fifa to work together in partnership to deliver the best outcomes for the new league and for football as a whole."
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:14 AM   #1782
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Football fans may be familiar with Panini and its football cards and stickers over the years. The Euro 2020 album is out and obviously “North Macedonia” is represented. An interesting section is the Fans. Here is Macedonia’s fan sticker:

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Old 04-20-2021, 09:32 AM   #1783
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Great picture. Pathetic moniker. Macedonia, the quintessential battleground between good and evil.
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Old 04-21-2021, 07:51 PM   #1784
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That was quick. In the battle of the elites (millionaires who run FIFA vs millionaire club owners for the ESL), the fans have handed the victory to the former, so the status quo wins, like Barnes indicates on the clip in the link. That the fans, smaller clubs and FIFA/UEFA happened to be on the same side is coincidental and for different reasons. Now FIFA can continue with their agenda and exploitation, until the next time.
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The biggest clubs on the continent quit the Champions League, then returned, humiliated and apologetic in fewer than 48 hours. In between they were hit with a whirlwind of vitriol, the anger and criticism coming in wave after wave. Eventually it was too much, and the project crumbled.......Both Ceferin and Fifa counterpart Gianni Infantino have emerged stronger by attacking a concept that very quickly failed. Whether that co-operation, first in evidence at the start of the pandemic when football stopped, continues remains to be seen - because Infantino wants to progress with his expanded Club World Cup model. Uefa has been uneasy about that prospect because it could undermine the popularity of the Champions League.
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Violent scenes tonight at the football game between Rockdale Ilinden and Sydney [Croatia] United in Australia:

https://www.ftbl.com.au/news/footbal...c7Dhb9WexL2NOk

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Not a good look at all to be honest. Shameful behaviour by the Croatian fans. What I find strange and confusing is why this happened at all. Weren't we meant to be on friendly terms with the Croatians in this country (and in general)? Why did they decide to travel to Ilinden's home ground and go out of their way to pick a fight with Macedonians? The police have released photos of three people they are after and, I can tell you, they weren't wearing Macedonian colours or symbols. These guys were dressed in black with, what I assume to be, some kind of Ustasha symbols on their clothing and hats.
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Not a good look at all to be honest. Shameful behaviour by the Croatian fans. What I find strange and confusing is why this happened at all. Weren't we meant to be on friendly terms with the Croatians in this country (and in general)? Why did they decide to travel to Ilinden's home ground and go out of their way to pick a fight with Macedonians? The police have released photos of three people they are after and, I can tell you, they weren't wearing Macedonian colours or symbols. These guys were dressed in black with, what I assume to be, some kind of Ustasha symbols on their clothing and hats.
My understanding is that the clubs hate eachother due to onfield occurrances, nothing to do with ethnicity. I believe it started around 2016 due to an incident between players that then involved fans and since then there has been conflict between the two clubs. What probably adds to it is that they are two of the better-supported teams in that league so naturally a rivalry is going to emerge, especially with both clubs being top 5 sides.
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Fans from both clubs banned from attending games until the police investigation is concluded:

https://mens.nplnsw.com.au/2021/04/2...jRq1Wrcg2bDLGs
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