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Spanish fourth division Mostoles is now called Flat Earth FC.

https://www.rt.com/sport/463070-flat-earth-fc-spanish-football/

There's also an interview.  At some point he claims the existence of birth certificates is proof the Man (not Becky) is fooling us and so there must be land behind Antarctica. I'm going to assume he watched GoT.

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Aaron Ramsey's alright then, he's the only one with no competition  :P

But yeah that is stupendous squad depth.

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They'll still flap it in the Champions League 

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3 minutes ago, DavidMarrio said:

They'll still flap it in the Champions League 

This.

 

45 minutes ago, Adam said:

Aaron Ramsey's alright then, he's the only one with no competition  :P

But yeah that is stupendous squad depth.

I know you were kidding but there's a handful of their forwards/midfielders who would slot into the CAM role when Ramsey is injured (so a good portion of the season, then).

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That looks like the sort of overloaded squad the Football Manager AI assembles for teams like Man City.

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Somehow Connah’s Quay Nomads knocked Killie out of the Europa League. Fucking Scottish football man. 

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17 minutes ago, Cymbols said:

Somehow Connah’s Quay Nomads knocked Killie out of the Europa League. Fucking Scottish football man. 

@metalman

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Atletico beat Real Madrid's (arguably) strongest side 7-3 overnight. 

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2 hours ago, Baddar said:

Atletico beat Real Madrid's (arguably) strongest side 7-3 overnight. 

I know it is pre-season and all that but... God damn. They sign Trippier and then this happens, Spurs should have put in a buy-back clause.

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Scoring four goals and then getting sent off  when you're 6-1 up is peak Diego Costa.

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Can't helped but be entertained by Courtois shipping five goals too.

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I've bid £1 and will be projecting them onto a big bedsheet in my back garden. 50p entrance fee and cans of pop for £1.

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41 minutes ago, Gazz said:

I've bid £1 and will be projecting them onto a big bedsheet in my back garden. 50p entrance fee and cans of pop for £1.

Pepsi or Coke? :V

Also, paging @stokeriño

 

 

 

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Stéphanie Frappart will become the first woman to referee a major European men’s game when she takes charge of the Uefa Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea in Istanbul on 14 August.

The French official will be joined by the two female assistant referees who worked with her in last month’s Women’s World Cup final: compatriot Manuela Nicolosi and Ireland’s Michelle O’Neill.

The 35-year-old became the first woman to referee a Ligue 1 match in April, when she officiated a game between Amiens and Strasbourg, and she has been promoted to an elite pool of referees for French top-flight games for the new season.

But she is not the first woman to be assigned to a competitive men’s match by Uefa, as Switzerland’s Nicole Petignat refereed three Uefa Cup qualifying round games between 2004 and 2009.

In a statement, Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said: “As an organisation, we place the utmost importance on the development of women’s football in all areas. 

“I hope the skill and devotion that Stephanie has shown throughout her career to reach this level will provide inspiration to millions of girls and women around Europe and show them there should be no barriers in order to reach one’s dream.” 

The three women on the pitch at Besiktas Park will be backed by an all-male supporting cast, with Turkey’s Cuneyt Cakir acting as fourth official and Frenchman Clément Turpin leading the VAR unit.

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I normally have no time for FC Copenhagen, but yesterday against Crvena Zvezda in Belgrade. A 20 year old player by the name of Jonas Wind scored a penalty Panenka. And i must say that i am impressed 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEro2PEUyec

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28 minutes ago, Arjen Robben said:

Bayern smashed some amateur side 23-0 today.

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Whatever gets you through the day.

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'Lard Dietrich' is a great name though.

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ITV have struck a deal with La Liga to air a game from each of the first 3 Matchdays of the new season, starting with Bilbao v Barca tomorrow night on ITV 4.

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