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Now This Was Fun – $33 All Time Team

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May 31, 2014 | 11 Comments »

I received a tweet this morning that included a challenge. Not sure where it came from although the Guardian’s Spanish football correspondent was quoted in the e mail. This what I came up with in a 4-3-3 formation. Schmeichel $2; Lahm $1, Baresi $4, Beckenbauer $5, Fachetti $3; Garrincha $3, Neeskkens $4, Maradona $5; Van […]

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UEFA Announce Financial Fair Play Sanctions And Why This Is Only The Start

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May 19, 2014 | 9 Comments »

The first sanctions were agreed to be each of the nine clubs with the “Investigatory Chamber” or in other words they went for a plea bargain. The other option was to allow their case to go to the Adjudicatory Chamber of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body and that might have brought a heavier punishment.

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Who Are The Half A Billion Dollar Premier League Clubs And Who Are The Others?

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May 15, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Although the play-off winner will face substantially increased costs in the Premier League the “guarantee” of a nine figure pay out is the gold at the end of the rainbow for Derby or QPR.

The pay out for 2014 was the first under a new TV deal. The distribution jumped substantially based on BT entering the domestic market and a dramatic increase in rights-fees coming from overseas.

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Training Ground Submission

One of the objectives of Soccer Report was to encourage new writers and to bring their works to a broader audience.  Do you have a soccer thought or opinion to share but don’t have your own blog? Or maybe you only want to write intermittently. “The Training Ground” offers you the chance.

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Guidelines and requirements: Between 300 and 800 words using proper English and the policy for comments applies. You may want to prepare your piece in word or a similar format then paste into the e-mail shown here. Also include your name/pen name and mini biography. Please note publication cannot be guaranteed but we will do our best.”

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