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Kingstonian

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That's embarrassing. I thought those things only happen in Central and South America or some other dodgy league.
All sorts of chancers are allowed to run English football clubs. A reflection of UK business in general, I suppose.

I feel sorry for those fans that travel to away games. I know one chap from Wolverhampton with a Black Country accent who follows Brentford Home and away. I only go when it suits me. Home games at 3pm mostly.
 

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Spurs are through to Champions League final too.

They also pulled back three goals. All in the second half.

So a Premier League club will be European Champions this year.
 

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Are there enough good British players in the Premier League to form a decent national team?
All I see are mostly foreign players.
I deliberately referred to Premier League teams not British teams for that reason.

In contrast, when Celtic’s Billy McNeill died recently it was pointed out that all but one of the Lisbon Lions squad came from within ten miles of their Glasgow ground.

I am sure it ruffled many feathers when the BBC referred to Celtic as the first British team to win the European Cup.
 

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I deliberately referred to Premier League teams not British teams for that reason.

In contrast, when Celtic’s Billy McNeill died recently it was pointed out that all but one of the Lisbon Lions squad came from within ten miles of their Glasgow ground.

I am sure it ruffled many feathers when the BBC referred to Celtic as the first British team to win the European Cup.
You could also say why is Cardiff in the English Premier League.
 

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Clean sweep: Premier league makes history providing all 4 European finalists

"Start brushing up on your rendition of 'God Save the Queen.'

The Premier League secured a clean sweep of European finalist berths on Thursday after both Arsenal and Chelsea advanced to the Europa League's showpiece encounter. The London rivals earned their spots in Baku, Azerbaijan with wins over Valencia and Eintracht Frankfurt, respectively.

Those victories - the former in comfortable fashion, the latter in a penalty shootout - followed a manic two days of Champions League action in which both Liverpool and Tottenham claimed stunning comeback wins to reach the final of that competition. The surreal turnarounds came at the expense of Barcelona and Ajax.

It's the first season in history in which all four European tournament finalists represent the same country.

That Spanish dominance, so prevalent over the past decade, has now given way to England's resurgence.

Football's coming home."


God Save our gracious Queen, long live our Noble Queen....
 

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City win the league. Honestly I thought it was finally Liverpool's year but they seemed like they were looking for excuses to throw it away.
 
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