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    Burnley doing alright. Those two teams from Manchester have had some success every now and again
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    (Original post by The Wavefunction)
    Burnley doing alright. Those two teams from Manchester have had some success every now and again
    That's more what I was getting at. In a region like that, it's important for other sides to be in and around United and City.

    Traditionally, Blackburn and Bolton were top flight clubs, and Wigan and Burnley have been too in recent years.

    Preston are packed with history, and you also have the likes of Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and Altrincham.

    Those clubs struggling just means kids will end up supporting the former two.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    That's more what I was getting at. In a region like that, it's important for other sides to be in and around United and City.

    Traditionally, Blackburn and Bolton were top flight clubs, and Wigan and Burnley have been too in recent years.

    Preston are packed with history, and you also have the likes of Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and Altrincham.

    Those clubs struggling just means kids will end up supporting the former two.
    To be fair there's also the 2 Liverpudlian teams. Though the extreme case is probably Scotland where the Old Firm mops up support nowhere near Glasgow.


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    Very sad news that ex-Leicester, Coventry, WBA, Sunderland and Tottenham goalkeeper Marton Fulop has died at the age of just 32.
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    Terrible news RIP
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    WTF: http://www.football-league.co.uk/new...e-2798210.aspx
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    The English football league, plus Cardiff City and Newport County. Looks like an energy provider.
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    (Original post by The Wavefunction)
    The English football league, plus Cardiff City and Newport County. Looks like an energy provider.
    I was thinking more American computer company, but good shout.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    I was thinking more American computer company, but good shout.
    There's certainly something American about it. The plus is that maybe one day we'll get promoted via the superbowl
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    (Original post by The Wavefunction)
    There's certainly something American about it. The plus is that maybe one day we'll get promoted via the superbowl
    It's cos the US always tries to push/market/brand their franchises in that way - NBA, WWE, NFL, NHL, MLS. It happened with the Premier League, sorry EPL. They market it as the EPL on the likes of the Fox Soccer Channel, people have only really referred to it as the EPL since the league gained more coverage over there and in other countries who show the Fox Soccer Channel, particularly via streaming.

    This is a attempt to whore the Football League brand out to those overseas.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    It's cos the US always tries to push/market/brand their franchises in that way - NBA, WWE, NFL, NHL, MLS. It happened with the Premier League, sorry EPL. They market it as the EPL on the likes of the Fox Soccer Channel, people have only really referred to it as the EPL since the league gained more coverage over there and in other countries who show the Fox Soccer Channel, particularly via streaming.

    This is a attempt to whore the Football League brand out to those overseas.
    I could tell Shaun Harvey and the other cronies at the football league now that this will not work. Can't ever imagine Preston North End v Rotherham getting much coverage in the states, no matter how well you brand it.
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    (Original post by The Wavefunction)
    There's certainly something American about it. The plus is that maybe one day we'll get promoted via the superbowl
    I know. Whatever next? Play-offs?!

    Oh, wait...
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Very sad news that ex-Leicester, Coventry, WBA, Sunderland and Tottenham goalkeeper Marton Fulop has died at the age of just 32.
    Christ. I knew he had a tumour removed from his arm a few years ago but I was sure he'd gone into remission.
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    Intrigued to see how Gillingham get on against Bury this weekend. Both teams within the play-off positions, and the former are really decent at home. Leon Clarke's presence always makes Flitcroft's men dangerous, though.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Intrigued to see how Gillingham get on against Bury this weekend. Both teams within the play-off positions, and the former are really decent at home. Leon Clarke's presence always makes Flitcroft's men dangerous, though.
    I'm saying draw

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    How they've kept hold of Rhodes, I don't know. That Marshall is a cracking player too.
    Rhodes would have been too expensive for a Championship club and he wouldn't have been sold to a rival anyway. Premier League clubs don't take punts on Championship strikers because they end up being nothing more than decent finishers who don't bring much to the table.

    I'm more surprised a club hasn't taken a punt on Chris Martin. He is probably better than Rhodes, as evidenced by their standings in the international set up and Martin has a decent hold-up game too.
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    (Original post by The Wavefunction)
    The English football league, plus Cardiff City and Newport County. Looks like an energy provider.
    (Original post by Mackay)
    I was thinking more American computer company, but good shout.
    (Original post by The Wavefunction)
    There's certainly something American about it. The plus is that maybe one day we'll get promoted via the superbowl
    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    It's cos the US always tries to push/market/brand their franchises in that way - NBA, WWE, NFL, NHL, MLS. It happened with the Premier League, sorry EPL. They market it as the EPL on the likes of the Fox Soccer Channel, people have only really referred to it as the EPL since the league gained more coverage over there and in other countries who show the Fox Soccer Channel, particularly via streaming.

    This is a attempt to whore the Football League brand out to those overseas.
    Like all of you it is a change I don't agree with, and not just because there are Welsh teams in the League. The Football League's top division may be the fourth most watched league in Europe, and has many international players in it, but to market it abroad will be of limited value other than maybe via subscription to expats. Unless someone such as Chelsea were to be relegated and for one season it might be different.
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    Think Chris Martin is too committed to Coldplay to make it in the premiership
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    Two superb Wigan goals today in the live game against Rochdale has put them in command, meanwhile in the other live game Altrincham are beating Bromley 3-1
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    That logo looks like washing powder you'd buy in Aldi
 
 
 
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