The Barclays Premier League™ 2013/14

Shocking news emerging tonight that RTE has dropped its long-running coverage of the world’s finest league. Forum member Raymond Crotty will see this as the culmination of his campaign, however I find it shocking that our national broadcaster has seen fit to throw our flagship domestic football competition under a bus in this manner, especially as the coming season promises to be the most exciting one ever.

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Shit paper for coverage of the priemership in all fairness

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Good to see your awake raven…ment to say Chanel not paper!

Still no name change raven?

[quote=“Sidney, post: 785849, member: 183”]Shocking news emerging tonight that RTE has dropped its long-running coverage of the world’s finest league. Forum member Raymond Crotty will see this as the culmination of his campaign, however I find it shocking that our national broadcaster has seen fit to throw our flagship domestic football competition under a bus in this manner, especially as the coming season promises to be the most exciting one ever.

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I believe this news was a TFK exclusive on here a number of months ago.

Victory for Larry Duff, if only he were around to say it, but in any case, it’s all over red rover for The Premiership. Sadlier will be gutted.

Trevor Steven will be hot property among rival broadcasters now.

Will TV3 pick it up?

Is this a sign that the government are going to close down RTE, Greek style? :slight_smile:

I’d say they wouldn’t have got great ratings. Most people have a choice now and although match of the day isn’t any better most people would choose to watch it.

Good riddance to it. Would like to see RTE screen a LOI game live instead in that slot.

Ah lovely :pint:

[SIZE=6][FONT=Arial]UEFA give Gill power to punish United’s rivals… if they fall foul of financial fair play[/FONT][/SIZE]

[SIZE=10px][FONT=Arial]By IAN LADYMAN[/FONT][/SIZE]
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[SIZE=10px][FONT=Arial]Former Manchester United chief executive David Gill has been handed power by UEFA to recommend bans on clubs such as rivals Manchester City and Chelsea, who may find themselves in breach of new European Financial Fair Play rules.[/FONT][/SIZE]
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[SIZE=10px][FONT=Arial]Having stepped down from his post at Old Trafford at the end of last season to become a UEFA executive member, Gill has now been appointed chairman of the governing body’s extremely influential Club Licensing Committee.[/FONT][/SIZE]
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[SIZE=10px][FONT=Arial]The committee essentially decides which clubs are entitled to licences to play Champions League and Europa League football. This will become increasingly important as UEFA’s FFP rules shape the landscape of European football in the coming years.[/FONT][/SIZE]
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[SIZE=10px][FONT=Arial]Gill is a known advocate of FFP and one of four Barclays Premier League chiefs who proposed similar rules be implemented in English domestic football back in January. [/FONT][/SIZE]
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[SIZE=10px][FONT=Arial]He said 18 months ago that the new European system would only work if ‘appropriate sanctions’ were imposed on those who missed the targets. Sanctions already discussed by UEFA president Michel Platini have included fines and, for severe offences, competition bans.[/FONT][/SIZE]
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[SIZE=10px][FONT=Arial]Gill’s appointment will certainly raise eyebrows at clubs such as City and Chelsea who are currently striving to ensure their losses are no greater than the 845million (£38m) limit allowed by FFP across last and next season.[/FONT][/SIZE]
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[SIZE=10px][FONT=Arial]Both clubs have been used to viewing Gill as a rival in recent years and it will not have escaped their attention that the 55-year-old is to remain a United director and board member, despite handing over the chief executive baton to Ed Woodward.[/FONT][/SIZE]
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[SIZE=10px][FONT=Arial]On Monday night, a UEFA spokeswoman confirmed that Gill’s committee will have an influence over whether clubs’ finances entitle them to play in major European competition.[/FONT][/SIZE]
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[SIZE=10px][FONT=Arial]This is despite that fact that the Club Financial Control Body will go through individual clubs’ finances initially to see if they meet the targets set by FFP. Gill will play no role in this part of the process.[/FONT][/SIZE]
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Fixture list release today.

Handy run in for United :pint:

[FONT=arial][SIZE=11px]August17 – Swansea (A)
24 – Chelsea (H)
31 – Liverpool (A)[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=arial][SIZE=11px]September
14 – Crystal Palace (H)
21 – Manchester City (A)
28 – West Brom (H)[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=arial][SIZE=11px]October
5 – Sunderland (A)
19 – Southampton (H)
26 – Stoke City (H)[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=arial][SIZE=11px]November
2 – Fulham (A)
9 – Arsenal (H)
23 – Cardiff (A)
30 – Tottenham (A)[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=arial][SIZE=11px]December
3 – Everton (H)
7 – Newcastle (H)
14 – Aston Villa (A)
21 – West Ham (H)
26 – Hull City (A)
28 – Norwich City (A)[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=arial][SIZE=11px]January
1 – Tottenham (H)
11 – Swansea (H)
18 – Chelsea (A)
28 – Cardiff (H)[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=arial][SIZE=11px]February
1 – Stoke City (A)
8 – Fulham (H)
11 – Arsenal (A)
22 – Crystal Palace (A)[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=arial][SIZE=11px]March
1 – Manchester City (H)
8 – West Brom (A)
15 – Liverpool (H)
22 – West Ham (A)
29 – Aston Villa (H)[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=arial][SIZE=11px]April
5 – Newcastle (A)
12 – Hull City (H)
19 – Everton (A)
26 – Norwich City (H)[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=arial][SIZE=11px]May
3 – Sunderland (H)
11 – Southampton (A)[/SIZE][/FONT]

Hm

Moyes will be gone by September 22nd.

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The New lads start work today. Hopefully a few signings will be made before the start of the tour.

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The New lads start work today. Hopefully a few signings will be made before the start of the tour.[/quote]

Good to see something took your mind off the loss of one of your spandex clad clowns Captainshan

I see Davie Moyes has brought Steve Round, Jimmy Lumsden and Chris Woods with him to Old Trafford… Sorry United fans, that’s your lot fucked then.

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The New lads start work today. Hopefully a few signings will be made before the start of the tour.[/quote]

What happened to the sponsorship deal with DHL to be on all training gear?