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  1. 2015/16 International Football

    1) It's a bit of a two pronged attack. Agents will do everything possible to get the most for their clients and that involves creating stories/sagas. As well as this the British press is a law unto itself (literally, it is self-regulating) and will report on absolutely anything if it will make them money. You will get fed up of it eventually. 2) Yeah, Arsenal are one of the least likely teams to move in the league so I'm not surprised that one was lost one me. You can also include Port Vale, Stoke City and Birmingham City as West Midlands clubs in the Football League.
  2. THE Video Game Thread

    How is it? I've watched a lot of videos on youtube but will probably hold off on buying the game until release because I need a new PC to get the most out of the game. You should post some screenshots of the parks and rides you have created.
  3. 2015/16 International Football

    I personally think that until you see a player at a press conference holding up the shirt of their new club then it's not worth getting involved in the media hype. How often does a player (or his agent) put himself in the shop window solely to earn himself a better contract at his current club? - I'm not saying it 100% won't happen though. ?
  4. Basically a Sports Show

    The pitch clock is a good idea. In cricket, they have a bowling rate they have to meet. So basically if a similar system was adopted in MLB, each individual pitch wouldn't be timed but an average time per pitch must be met over the course of the entire game. I think that could also work. Penalties for not meeting this are usually cash fines and in severe cases can be point/win penalties. I think we're all used to sports leagues not addressing the root cause of issues and coming up with silly ideas instead. Smaller strike zones fits in with this pretty nicely.
  5. Behind the Avatar (a podcast)

    Do you have any intention of uploading your podcasts to an RSS/XML feed? - I guess similar to how BASS do it so that it appears on the likes of spreaker, itunes, stitcher etc. I'm guessing the answer is probably no but thought it's worth asking anyway.
  6. THE Video Game Thread

    Yep. I don't play it nearly as much as I used to before I graduated from University in 2011 though. I used it as a procrastination tool throughout all of my school life.
  7. 2015/16 International Football

    It's a British newspaper, so... no. To put it bluntly. Sorry for the long post... I am a season ticket holder at Tranmere Rovers who were relegated back to back from League One to League Two then out of the Football League in to the National League and have just finished their first season there just missing out on the playoffs. Seeing those leagues first hand I can tell you with absolute certainty that the top of the National League is a lot stronger than the bottom of League Two. Only two teams go up and down so the teams at the bottom of League Two are bottom dwellers who just do the bare minimum to try and stay up. The top of the National League has about 8 teams who are all genuinely trying to get promoted and because of this it is very competitive. Those teams would probably all do well in the Football League. Look at how Burton and Bristol Rovers have got on recently for example. Anyway, this revamp of the league could solve some of these problems as there are definitely some clubs at the top of the National League who could make decent money if they made it to the Football League but the odds are so stacked against them in the current format that there is potentially a lot of lost revenue to them and the Football League itself.
  8. 16-17 Soccer Kits

    I personally think it needs to be on a case by case basis rather than a hard and fast rule applied to everyone. The example of QPR that you posted is one where I would agree with the rule but just off the top of my head I could think of Hull, Coventry, Bradford and Barnet where it wouldn't be necessary.
  9. 16-17 Soccer Kits

    I'd have to see them on TV or in person before fully committing to this but they seem like a big upgrade. The old font was meant to have been designed for legibility from a long distance but I didn't find that to be the case. I also wasn't a fan of the gold that they used.
  10. Basically a Sports Show

    You were just testing us to see if we still listen every week.
  11. Basically a Sports Show

    Zach did a great job explaining this and Mike and Greg you seemed to understand it fully too. It's a shame none of us did put a few "quid" on them at 5,000/1. As for Mike's 'joke' though... I think the actual Labour Party leader made a pretty good one after PM David Cameron had previously mixed up which Premier League team he supposedly supports:
  12. 16-17 Soccer Kits

    So they've removed yellow from the crest but added it back to the kits? Also, not the biggest fan of the white crest on the shorts but overall it's not too bad.
  13. I agree with this. It proves that your German concepts weren't just a fluke as you've shown now with two separate leagues/countries that you understand how to create a suitable classic look for them with the design elements that you use.
  14. Croatian Eagles SC Milwaukee

    Vast improvement. Not really much to say about it other than that. With the "Eagles" script now in the crest would that mean the jerseys would not have it across the front like in the retro photo?
  15. 16-17 Soccer Kits

    Is it just me or do the logos look too small?