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by noviorbis77
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thinks he is 007
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: Thinks he is 007

bennett123 wrote:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-58479017

Having seen James Bond in Octopussy, he decided to try it for himself.


Always one of my favourite Bond films

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by noviorbis77
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IPCC Climate Change Report
Replies: 34
Views: 2029

Re: IPCC Climate Change Report

People wont make significant sacrifices and governments will neither introduce unpopular legislation, for fear of not being re-elected and international agreements will never be fully honoured. why not? It’s been done before to battle acid rain and the hole in the ozone layer. It does require coope...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IPCC Climate Change Report
Replies: 34
Views: 2029

Re: IPCC Climate Change Report

Adaption will have to be the answer.

People wont make significant sacrifices and governments will neither introduce unpopular legislation, for fear of not being re-elected and international agreements will never be fully honoured.

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by noviorbis77
Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United mandates vaccines for employees
Replies: 63
Views: 5514

Re: United mandates vaccines for employees

seahawks7757 wrote:
Good. All airlines should follow and mandate this along with requiring passengers to be vaccinated. No Shirt, No Shoes, No vaccine, No Service!


But a person who has had the vaccine can still pass it to you.

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by noviorbis77
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5291

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

In the UK, the rule of thumb is 10% plus 3. So in theory you should get away with 80mph on a motorway etc. But you could get done. Hadec3 cameras all along the m1 and m25.. 3 points and £100 or a speed awareness course if you haven't done one in the previous 3 years They don’t go off though if you ...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5291

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

In the UK, the rule of thumb is 10% plus 3.

So in theory you should get away with 80mph on a motorway etc.

But you could get done.

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by noviorbis77
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadly storms, rain with flooding in Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 1310

Re: Deadly storms, rain with flooding in Europe

Terrible seeing all the pictures.

Thoughts are with all the victims.

Could we see a united effort to reforest as much land as possible to cope with changing weather patterns?

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by noviorbis77
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19157

Re: Euros 2020 thread

AirPacific747 wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:
AirPacific747 wrote:

All I can say is that when close to all of Europe is rooting for Italy, do you think maybe the problem could lie with England and not everyone else?


Do you honestly think anyone in England cares?


Maybe not, and that’s kind of part of the problem tbh


Why?

It is a sport.

Competitive sport.

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by noviorbis77
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19157

Re: Euros 2020 thread

And neither do you. You started abusing the term, not us. We just went along. But now I understand why you seem a little “off” Are you being obtuse for the hell of it or just really don't get it? To be so obsessed with some 25 year old song. Which was written for Euro 96, which happened to be the f...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19157

Re: Euros 2020 thread

What should be considered the “home” of football, to know where “it” should be “coming to”? Dictionary definition of home: the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household. So “home” would be where “football” lives permanently. You could claim Brazil is home, a...

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by noviorbis77
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19157

Re: Euros 2020 thread

The way the English fans were behaving again today, yes I am. A victory for England would simply add more fuel to the fire. And stop chanting “it’s coming home” before the tournament even starts. It may be a joke to some, but to most people it comes across as extremely arrogant. It is a fun song fr...

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by noviorbis77
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19157

Re: Euros 2020 thread

And then to bring WW2 into this. I mean c’mon man. https://apnews.com/article/euro-2020-europe-sports-soccer-international-soccer-8f576098ebec191c2dd9c7d318489239 “People have tried to invade us and we’ve had the courage to hold that back,” Southgate said. “You can’t hide that some of the energy in...

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by noviorbis77
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19157

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Congratulations to Italy, on the balance of play over 120 minutes, they probably deserved it. A poor set of penalties by England cost them dear. Schmeichels’ words will become an eternal meme now lol. I'm sure you're very happy. :sarcastic: The way the English fans were behaving again today, yes I ...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19157

Re: Euros 2020 thread

aerosreenivas wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:

Can’t wait for Germany 2024.


Hopefully by then, COVID-19 would be history across the globe.


I do hope so.

Something far more important than football.

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by noviorbis77
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19157

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Well, of course it had to end in PKs, and it doesn't matter if it's Wembley full of English fans, they always plays at home. Not the best Euro, but definitely up there in drama. Let's see how the Olympics football ends up. I like the Euros when they are in one or two host nations. France 2016 was g...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19157

Re: Euros 2020 thread

The penalty curse again.

But well done Italy.

England did not deserve to win on that performance.

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by noviorbis77
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19157

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Just to be completely clear. If it was the opposite situation, that England got robbed against Denmark and our fans had misbehaved, I would feel exactly the same feeling towards England, that it wasn’t a fair match and that you had deserved a rematch on fair and equal conditions. If it happens agai...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19157

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Looking forward to Sunday.

Italy will be a very tough match though.

Thought Denmark played well. Really spirited performance.

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by noviorbis77
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1525
Views: 101007

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

When do people think the need to have tests before travel may end?

This is what I think is holding a lot of people back from flying.

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by noviorbis77
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19157

Re: Euros 2020 thread

If England make the final, I am not confident against the Italians.

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by noviorbis77
Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19157

Re: Euros 2020 thread

I am shocked.

An England Germany game not going to penalties.

Well done England.

Will be interested to see whether Sweden or Ukraine in next round.

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by noviorbis77
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19157

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Always nice to see underdogs do well.

Well done Czech.

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by noviorbis77
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19157

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Dutchy wrote:
NO hopes for the Dutch team, unfortunatelly. Italy indeed looks good. I would say France and Italy have the best chance of winning this year.


I like the look of Dumfries.

Looks a cracking player

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by noviorbis77
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?
Replies: 24
Views: 2047

Re: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?

Probably that one that sang Daisy in 1959.

The IBM one.

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by noviorbis77
Mon May 17, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl watch: 17 injured in mass fight at LTN
Replies: 30
Views: 6170

Re: Brawl watch: 17 injured in mass fight at LTN

British people have a really bad tradition of drinking really hard before airplane flights on ULCCs. Not sure why. They start the vacation before they arrive. I will never fly a ULCC out of the UK again. Too much drama and characters on every flight, not sure what caused this or anything. I have fl...

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by noviorbis77
Mon May 10, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4929

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

https://twitter.com/britainelects/statu ... 38917?s=21
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Extending the gulf again

Westminster voting intention:

CON: 45% (+5)
LAB: 34% (-4)
LDEM: 8% (+1)
GRN: 5% (-)
REFUK: 2% (-1)

via @RedfieldWilton, 10 May
Chgs. w/ 03 May

https://twitter.com/britainelects/statu ... 38917?s=21

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by noviorbis77
Mon May 10, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4929

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

A Scottish referendum may well not deliver a leave result. Polls are showing no to independence. Certainly for the last few months. I do wonder though, if Scotland does want to be independent, will the Scots allow the Shetland Islands and Orkneys to go independent? They do not wish to remain with Sc...

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by noviorbis77
Sun May 09, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4929

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

https://twitter.com/politicsforali/stat ... 53088?s=21

Good results for Conservatives. A disaster for Labour.
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All English Council Results are now in:

Seats for the main parties
CON: 2,341 (+235)
LAB: 1,339 (-322)
LIB: 586 (+8)

https://twitter.com/politicsforali/stat ... 53088?s=21

Good results for Conservatives. A disaster for Labour.

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by noviorbis77
Fri May 07, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4929

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

I suspect in area's like Hartlepool Tories will win the seat. Tories will say it shows what they are offering is working "we got Brexit done", "we're investing in Britain" bla bla bla, Far Left Labour will blame Starmer. Actual reason is it's a 70% Brexit voting area so no way a...

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by noviorbis77
Thu May 06, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4929

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

The Conservatives are on course to gain the Hartlepool seat in the by election. Local elections today. Be interesting to see how they pan out. I suspect in area's like Hartlepool Tories will win the seat. Tories will say it shows what they are offering is working "we got Brexit done", &qu...

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by noviorbis77
Thu May 06, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4929

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

The Conservatives are on course to gain the Hartlepool seat in the by election.

Local elections today. Be interesting to see how they pan out.

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by noviorbis77
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 5664

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

But this was not an issues in 50s and 60s with Westerns?

Or violent films of 70s and 80s?

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by noviorbis77
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4929

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

https://twitter.com/electionmapsuk/stat ... 35144?s=21
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Latest polls are out

Westminster Voting Intention:

CON: 44% (=)
LAB: 33% (-1)
LDM: 7% (+2)
GRN: 7% (=)
SNP: 4% (-1)
RFM: 3% (+1)

Via @YouGov, 27-28 Apr.
Changes w/ 21-22 Apr.

https://twitter.com/electionmapsuk/stat ... 35144?s=21

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by noviorbis77
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4929

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

It amazes me that people tent to forgive Johnson just about anything it seems. These are quite serious acquisations, don't you think. I subscribe to the point of view that Alexander Boris Johnson will not be PM when the next election cycle is there. Check the polling in a week or so to see if peopl...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4929

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

It is unlikely to see the end of his tenure. Most people seem to not really care about the allegations. Vaccine success is still seeing the Conservatives poll very highly. Plus we lack any degree of a credible opposition. Local elections coming up. I cannot see there being too much of a disaster for...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 130
Views: 14264

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Had AZ.

Slight headache next day and a bit drowsy, but that past.

It was probably least painful injection I’ve ever had.

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4224

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

AeroVega wrote:
I hope this is not going to end well for the owners of the clubs that were behind the ESL. I wouldn't mind seeing them disappear from European football alltogether. Let them sod off to Asia if they think that's where the money is.


Barcelona and Real Madrid are massively in debt.

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4224

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

windy95 wrote:
I am done with Chelsea fro joining this money grubbing abortion of an idea. Time to pick a new non Super League favorite. Perhaps Leeds UTD


support a team that needs the support.

Southend are having a tough time.

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4224

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

What wholesale reform are you wanting? What I want, will never happen. But a move away from the £500,000 a week wages (see Paul Pogba’s contract demands). In the first season of the Premier League, average players earnt £75,000 a year. What is average weekly wage now? £40,000? Reasonable ticket pri...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4224

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

I do hope though this will lead to wholesale reform. Especially in the English game. What wholesale reform are you wanting? What I want, will never happen. But a move away from the £500,000 a week wages (see Paul Pogba’s contract demands). In the first season of the Premier League, average players ...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4224

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Suspect it’s got more to do with managers threatening to quit. But yeah I’ll gladly eat my words here. Turns out these owners are actually pretty stupid. They’re turning tail without even gaining any concessions. I suppose it was an entertaining distraction from the pandemic, but now they’ve turned...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4224

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

All of them talking about ending the proposal. Perhaps it was all about getting better terms from UEFA for Champions League reforms. I’d be inclined to agree. It’s starting to look like this was a move to show what the clubs could do if they really wanted. A little reminder to UEFA. I do hope thoug...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4224

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

It’s too late for that though, the clubs are already global brands. The local support has already been thrown to the side, because it’s the international markets that bring in the big bucks. Look at preseason-used to be a summer camp in Austria or Spain for most, now it’s a global tour to Southeast...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4224

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

All of them talking about ending the proposal.

Perhaps it was all about getting better terms from UEFA for Champions League reforms.

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4224

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

[quote="FGITD"][quote="noviorbis77"][quote="ElPistolero"] These businessmen/owners are many things, but stupid they are not. They’ve war-gamed this several times over, and know what the “deal” is. The reality is - these leagues don’t actually have much global appeal whe...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4224

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

I disagree. Wimbledon FC were a club in south London. Somehow they ended up becoming MK Dons, in a town (city ?) 60 miles away Arsenal was originally a football club for people at the Royal Arsenal munition factory in Woolwich, south east London (hence the club's name and cannon logo). Now they are...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4224

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

I think FIFA and UEFA are overestimating their leverage. The World Cup and Champions League are only as popular as the teams playing. It’s fun to watch the under dogs, but the World Cup viewership would plummet if there were no star players from England, France, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, etc. Game...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4224

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Lose the identity of a club and you lose the club. I disagree. Wimbledon FC were a club in south London. Somehow they ended up becoming MK Dons, in a town (city ?) 60 miles away Arsenal was originally a football club for people at the Royal Arsenal munition factory in Woolwich, south east London (h...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4224

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Great idea as it would make football much more in line with big trademarks like the NHL and the NBA. It would also free team brands from the chains of being linked to one city, they could become global. Imagine clubs based all around the globe and with the best players in one league. Arsenal Dubai ...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4224

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Acording to Dutch radio news several football associations have already gone into revolt. Claiming that any club participating in this scam won’t be allowed to play thrir respective leagues, and that their players won’t be invited to the national teams. If true, that would scuttle the super league....

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