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Wowbagger

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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #51 on: 15 February, 2015, 09:19:51 pm »
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31379128

Incredible. 5.14 billion for 3 year TV rights.  The chief exec was on Today this morning squirming when asked about clubs not paying living wages to some.

The TV deal seems more a reflection of the global value of the game, rather than side effects of the game and its stars beign so far up their own arses that eating themselves would be unpleasant. Although the amount poured into the game directly influences the behaviour of those in the game, i think its a different issue.

19 teams play each other 19 times, 361 games a season.  Multiply that by 3 years and you have 1083 games.

£5,000,000,000 / 1083 = £4.6 million a game.

That assumes every game is televised.  I suppose some people must be excited enough to pay to watch Burnley vs Hull but mainly I expect there is enormous resale value for Chelsea vs Manchester United around the globe.

I'm glad I don't contribute to any of this.
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #52 on: 16 February, 2015, 12:40:46 am »
Is the maths not a bit different?

20 teams play 38 games each = 760 games a season

Still big figures, though.

Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #53 on: 16 February, 2015, 03:23:18 am »
Each match involves two teams though, so that's back down to 380 games.

Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #54 on: 16 February, 2015, 08:58:46 pm »
Sorry, I haven't read the deal; assumed each match would be involved, and as  each team plays the others home and away.....

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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #55 on: 16 February, 2015, 09:24:04 pm »
Yes, it's a double-round all-play-all involving 20 teams, so 10 matches per round. 20 teams, therefore 19 others to play, twice. 38 rounds. 380 games.
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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #56 on: 16 February, 2015, 09:47:40 pm »
I went for the cruder proof of actually working it out for a small number - 4 teams, each plays the other H&A, total of 12 matches.

For n teams, the number of matches per matchday is n/2, the number of matchdays is (n/2)(n-1), and the number of matches is n(n-1). In this case it's 4x3=12 matches, for 20 teams it's 20x19=380.


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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #57 on: 16 February, 2015, 09:53:55 pm »
http://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/roundRobinPairings.pdf shows "round robin" pairings for up to 14 players. NB an all-play-all with an odd number of players has the same number of rounds as an apa with one more player.
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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #58 on: 22 February, 2015, 09:47:42 am »
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman says some players at rival clubs are motivated by money.

I know this may have come as quite a shock to many of us but, if we all pull together, through this difficult time, we'll get through it I'm sure.

At a press-conference later today it's expected he will make an announcement on the Pope's religious affiliations.
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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #59 on: 22 February, 2015, 04:12:10 pm »
Apparently, cry-baby Balotelli has (or had) a Lambo painted in camouflage.

I don't know which is worse - paying £250,000 for a car capable of 200 mph to drive in Manchester, or thinking such a car would look good with an MOD paint job.

It did however seem a particularly good idea for me to adopt, so I am thinking of hand daubing full desert storm colours on the ancient Raleigh I use to cycle down the local woods for a spot of pigeon shooting.

The Raleigh cost me £25, and would probably still be worth the same once I have finished - in fact, it might even enhance it's value.

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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #60 on: 22 February, 2015, 05:31:13 pm »
Balotelli used to have a cammo Bentley Continental GT, so I don't know whether he should be applauded for buying Italian or derided for being a twat.

Yes, I know they're both ultimately Volkswagens :P
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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #61 on: 12 July, 2015, 08:14:06 pm »
Man City pay Liverpool £49,000,000 for 20 year old Raheem Sterling.

F***ing Mental.
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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #62 on: 13 July, 2015, 11:50:39 am »
In one cafė we went to near Kempen the urinals had been fitted with goal posts.

I do hope Diego Maradona remembers to wash his hands.
Sic transit and all that..

Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #63 on: 13 July, 2015, 11:54:39 am »
Man City pay Liverpool £49,000,000 for 20 year old Raheem Sterling.

F***ing Mental.

Signed a five year contract which to Sterling and his agent translates to halfway through next season.
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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #64 on: 13 July, 2015, 03:15:03 pm »
Not too much boring stuff on football transfers, please
Sic transit and all that..

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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #65 on: 13 July, 2015, 06:53:22 pm »
Meanwhile, Chelsea have just forked out a BRITISH record fee to sign Fran Kirby from Reading.

The amount?  £60,000 :o
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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #66 on: 13 July, 2015, 07:53:52 pm »
Meanwhile, Chelsea have just forked out a BRITISH record fee to sign Fran Kirby from Reading.

The amount?  £60,000 :o

Wow!
Sic transit and all that..

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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #67 on: 28 October, 2015, 07:32:00 am »
I rarely read reports on football games. However, I do make an exception when an event, or a series of events, leads to the humbling of an arrogant tosser. Thus it is that I have been following the recent misfortunes of Chelsea and their oleaginous manager José Mourinho.

But why does he call himself the "special one"? Is he unaware of the connotations of that particular adjective?
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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #68 on: 28 October, 2015, 12:12:07 pm »


Quote from: José Moronho
Chelsea players made critics look stupid

But you still went out of the League Cup, Joey.  What's Pork'n'cheese for "schadenfreude"?
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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #69 on: 28 October, 2015, 02:44:09 pm »
I particularly enjoyed the Liverpool fans chanting "your not special anymore" when they played him in the CL a few seasons back.

Might nip over to Rothesay and have a word with Roman next time hes cycling over there and ask him to get rid.


Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #70 on: 28 October, 2015, 03:41:31 pm »
Don't bother.  The longer he's managing Chelsea, the better it is for the rest of us.

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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #71 on: 30 October, 2015, 09:31:37 pm »
And tomorrow the Special One plays the Normal One. I predict some ska!
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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #72 on: 30 October, 2015, 10:13:43 pm »
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #73 on: 30 October, 2015, 11:48:49 pm »
Hah!  Get thee to a wolery!
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Re: Football will eat itself
« Reply #74 on: 31 October, 2015, 06:55:05 pm »
Ha ! :thumbsup: