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#2634968 2013-2014 College Basketball Thread

Posted by DirtyMagic97 on 29 January 2014 - 04:30 PM

Chris Walker has been cleared to play for Florida.

#2634555 It's gone snow.

Posted by DirtyMagic97 on 29 January 2014 - 09:13 AM

Well, that was lame.

#2634548 2013-2014 College Basketball Thread

Posted by DirtyMagic97 on 29 January 2014 - 08:59 AM

Went to the Gators game last weekend. It was pretty awesome. Obviously, closer games are a little more entertaining, but it was nice to see the way Florida dominated Tennessee in the second half. Having been beaten by Tennessee twice last year, it was especially nice to get some revenge.




I also got to walk around Ben Hill Griffin Stadium before the game. For a while, we were the only people out there. It was kind of surreal.




#2632725 2013-2014 College Basketball Thread

Posted by DirtyMagic97 on 27 January 2014 - 08:47 AM

I would laugh and say SEC basketball... but the ACC is a disaster this year and the SEC might be better.


As a whole, probably not. However, Florida will be a very dangerous team in the tournament. Three consecutive Elite 8 appearances and a squad of 4 starting seniors. Anything short of a final four appearance would be a letdown.

#2624432 HOTTEST girl on TV currently?

Posted by DirtyMagic97 on 20 January 2014 - 05:46 AM

poo!! I forgot her. I'm so in love with her man. Oh god.





#2598176 Jones: Smith Says He Had A Setback

Posted by DirtyMagic97 on 09 January 2014 - 02:39 PM

Such specific percentages. Wonder if he's trolling the media...

#2597877 2013-2014 College Basketball Thread

Posted by DirtyMagic97 on 09 January 2014 - 12:08 PM

The NCAA is such a fuging joke. We are still waiting on their decision regarding Chris Walker's eligibility. It's just getting absurd.

#2596627 Soccer '13-'14 season

Posted by DirtyMagic97 on 08 January 2014 - 05:10 PM

It truly is insane. Just to put the amount of money floated around in perspective, Liverpool receives £25m/year to wear Warrior kits, and then anouther £20m/year to put "Standard Chartered" on the front of the kit. £45m/year just to get dressed every match, and that's not even the most lucrative deal in Premiership!

#2595804 Soccer '13-'14 season

Posted by DirtyMagic97 on 08 January 2014 - 10:40 AM

That is really an interesting article ... it was amazing seeing the shear revenue difference between Real Madrid and Man City! Holy cow!!! 


It's unbelievable. The amount of money thrown around in European football is hard to really understand. Glad you enjoyed the article!

#2595759 Soccer '13-'14 season

Posted by DirtyMagic97 on 08 January 2014 - 10:02 AM

Unfortunate. Who wants to play in Russia anyway?


I have no idea. Racism is almost welcomed there.

#2594706 Soccer '13-'14 season

Posted by DirtyMagic97 on 07 January 2014 - 05:35 PM

It's unfortunate that you're right, however, I mean we are not going to get another Luis Suarez for a long time and if he leaves because we aren't going to put the money into it now then we may as well just take our seats in 6th place and like it this time.


I'm not too keen on the front office side of things yet, It just seems that teams can go in a huge amount of debt to attract bandwagon fans and then try to sell them merchandise to make up for it.  I don't know, I feel like, if you get a team built that wins it will solve alot of those problems in time.


Absolutely. While perhaps not the biggest club in the world, Liverpool is a global brand. We have huge followings in many countries. Getting back into European competition and all the money that comes with TV rights and more ticket sales will do wonders for the club financially. We are not in dire circumstances yet, but we have a ways to go to climb back out.


As a football fan, I recommend reading this: http://www.deloitte....league-2013.pdf


It breaks down the world's most valuable clubs and why they have either dropped or risen. LFC are at #9.

#2594536 Soccer '13-'14 season

Posted by DirtyMagic97 on 07 January 2014 - 03:31 PM

And you are not going to beat Chelsea, City, Arsenal without getting outside.

I liked his first touch but I guess they aren't going to show all of his bad touches on youtube.

30 mil is only the beginning.  Players are going to want to be here and FSG will open up some more, they've been bargain shopping with the hopes of breaking into the top 4 in order to spend. For example: Allen, Aspas, Alberto... 7m here 9m there, whatever they paid Allen was 100% too much...


I am pretty much basing my opinion of his first touch off what I saw in the group stage v. Chelsea.  I know he nicked the goal that ultimately won it for them, but I thought he squandered a lot of opportunities early.  All stuff that can be solved on the training ground though.


And yes. I think FSG was taking the "wait and see" approach with BR.  We are always going to be a squad that looks for bargains if we can get them, but I think we'll splash £20m+ on some players before long.


We need to keep Liverpool's debt in mind though.  It's something like £80m right now.  FSG did loan £45m to the club, but debt is debt when it comes to ownership just moving it around.  Not to mention Anfield renovations coming up soon.  I think we could be 4-5 years away from seeing any real spending on big name players.

#2594491 Soccer '13-'14 season

Posted by DirtyMagic97 on 07 January 2014 - 03:07 PM

Thanks for the update. I mean I think we were asking too low for Salah, this guy is incredible at getting down the sideline. He can score from many different areas and we won't be playing Allen as much.  Sterling has been playing exceptionally well but we have lost alot of attack from the wings due to Glen Johnson's form and Enrique not being fit. I was hoping that Aly Cissokho would be able to fill that role but you and I know that's not going to happen any time soon.  I just think if we could spread some of these defenses out some more we would get better chances up front.  Sturridge being back will help that alot but imagine having a quality guy to overlap sturridge and feed our big 3 the ball.

basically, how much is a CL spot worth?


I agree on Salah. I think he instantly makes us better as a team. His only real flaw is creating for others and his first touch. Two things that can be improved with more talent around him.


You're right. Lately, our attack has just had a tendency to bottleneck into the middle of the pitch and we get ourselves jammed up. Sturridge back will open things up a little more for our midfielders as well.


I think qualifying for UCL has a £30m payout this year. Can't confirm that though,

#2594235 Soccer '13-'14 season

Posted by DirtyMagic97 on 07 January 2014 - 12:46 PM

They wouldn't loan Tello out even with the way Alexis and Pedro are playing and Messi coming back?

I think Salah can be an impact if we get him.  I just want Sturridge back man.


According to Barca, Tello is going nowhere this month. I don't really know why, but they don't even want to part ways with him via a loan.


Salah would be a good player for us, but I think Basel's price tag is just too high.  Sturridge was apparently a full participant in training starting yesterday and could be a surprise inclusion in the squad this weekend.

#2593817 Underdogs?

Posted by DirtyMagic97 on 07 January 2014 - 08:41 AM

The media wants us out of the playoffs. That's all there is to it. There is a better story line if the 9ers play the Seachickens, in their opinion.


We will get no respect until we win the Super Bowl.

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