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Why I Hate Fantasy Sports

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A preface: I am a lover of capitalism. However, I detest those who conflate "management" with "capitalism." For the last three decades, this confusion has hollowed out America's middle class, imposed glass ceilings on a meritocratic system, and, even worse, has led to the creation of fantasy sports leagues.

The key to enjoying Arsenal’s football is lowering our high expectations

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"Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb." Sir Winston Churchill.

The key to enjoying Arsenal’s football is lowering our high expectations

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Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

Should We Feel Sorry For Carlos Tevez?

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As you're probably aware by now, Manchester City knocked back a (presumably ghost-) written transfer request from their obstinate striker Carlos Tevez over the weekend, a matter of days after he told the club's official website that he was 'happy with the sacrifices' he'd been forced to make by committing himself to Sheikh Mansour's sideline in über-capitalism.

England: How Did Our Football Get In This Current Financial Miasma

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Niklas Chuch is an Englishman, and an old friend of the du Nord family, who gives us a perspective on how things have gotten to such a crazy financial state in the world of English football.


It is insane for sure.

I think Pompey were coughing something like 80% of monthly earnings on players wages.

HOLY CRAP, HAS ANYONE ELSE NOTICED WHAT MANCHESTER CITY IS DOING?

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Manchester City is like a black hole that has opened up in the fabric of the Premier League. Sucking mass, masses of expensive players and media attention, it leaves many fans unsure about how to approach the club's awakening and limitless powers. Some laugh. Some wince. Most shake their heads, confused and afraid, especially those millions of fans of any of the now comparatively-less-rich Big Four, which constitute most of the Premier League fans here in America and elsewhere outside England.

WHEN DO THE HEADS START EATING EACHOTHER?

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When More Billionaires Own More Teams

I view billionaires from kind of the same curious perspective I view species of mysterious origin and function, like tapir or rare slime molds. I have lots of questions: How did they get there? And what do they do? If I see one, will I know it? Generally, these questions don't have easy answers.

WHEN DO THE HEADS START EATING EACHOTHER?

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When More Billionaires Own More Teams

I view billionaires from kind of the same curious perspective I view species of mysterious origin and function, like tapir or rare slime molds. I have lots of questions: How did they get there? And what do they do? If I see one, will I know it? Generally, these questions don't have easy answers.

A Footballing Monopoly

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They Think It's All Over... looks at the results of the FA Cup Final and predicts a glum future for British football unless 'underdogs' like Everton can start to overturn the developing football monopoly.

Stadiums

FC Cefn

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Date: Saturday Dec 03 2011
Ground: The Muga
Comp:Â Welsh Cup third round
Match: FC Cefn (3rd Tier) 1 Aberystwyth Town (1st Tier) 6  HT: 1-3

ATT: circa 450
Additional: Entrance £3.00, Programme £1.00

The Muga in pictures

Ground Statistics (marks out of ten, maximum 40)
Character 7, Structures/Terracing 4, Hospitality 7, Backdrop/Scenery or aesthetics for larger stadiums 7
Total 25

Another Welsh odyssey and this time my first Welsh Cup tie.

Holding Fast to My Disdain of the 6+5 Rule

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So I got a very thoughtful reply to a year-old post I made on the 6+5 rule "FIFA Approves Blatter's Rule: Or When 6+5=0". You can read the post for yourself, but the gist of it is that I think 6-5 rule sucks and is an affront to free trade, capitalism and economics.

The letter-writer, Michael, disagrees.

socialism

Karl Marx was right?

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Interesting piece on the BBC about people re-evaluating Marx's theories on Capitalism

As a side-effect of the financial crisis, more and more people are starting to think Karl Marx was right. The great 19th Century German philosopher, economist and revolutionary believed that capitalism was radically unstable.

Daily Dose: July 16th, 2009

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Links to click while you wonder: Should Rafa really be in charge of Liverpool's transfer policy? (via ONTD) USA win "Best Upset" at the ESPYs (Original Winger) But good luck trying to watch them play Mexico next month (USA WCB) Japanese football = yawn, apparently (Reuters) Backflips + motorcycle stunts = Peter Beagrie (ThreeMatchBan) Too much socialism in America, too much [.

SHAKING LOOSE FROM THE SOIL

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On Sports Blogging, Sports Journalism, and the Scary Fate of Humanity

Alright, alright, fine – blogging isn't journalism. Lines divide the two fields. Professional journalists get paid, for example. Us amateur bloggers usually don't. We toil in the nervous spaces between working on the internet and "working" on the internet, or between trips to Starbucks and withdrawing more trust-fund money.

Fun with Facebook!

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Oh the fun you can have with Facebook...

Which American soccer commentator was on Facebook today lamenting that "Only 53 percent of American adults believe capitalism is better than socialism," and expressing opposition to Obama's visit to Notre Dame?

6 + 5 AND THE CELLING OF THE HIVE

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Why FIFA's 6 + 5 Rule Represents The Wrong Fight Against the Globalization of the World's Most Global Sport

FIFA's proposed 6 + 5 rule is supposedly gaining traction. The law would require club teams to start a minimum of six players eligible for the national team of the country in which they play.

6 + 5 AND THE CELLING OF THE HIVE

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Why FIFA's 6 + 5 Rule Represents The Wrong Fight Against the Globalization of the World's Most Global Sport

FIFA's proposed 6 + 5 rule is supposedly gaining traction. The law would require club teams to start a minimum of six players eligible for the national team of the country in which they play.

lads

damned capitalism

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It's a standing joke in the-not-from-LA LA footie community that a bit of rain cancels everything.
The U10 lads dominated my weekend, we lost ignominiously 6-2 on Saturday and then exited the 5 v 5 tourney in the first round. I've heard all the excuses, but we were short two lads in the first half on Saturday, and robbed of 4 minutes playing time in the first of two games on Sunday.

damned capitalism

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It's a standing joke in the-not-from-LA LA footie community that a bit of rain cancels everything.
The U10 lads dominated my weekend, we lost ignominiously 6-2 on Saturday and then exited the 5 v 5 tourney in the first round. I've heard all the excuses, but we were short two lads in the first half on Saturday, and robbed of 4 minutes playing time in the first of two games on Sunday.

The Rest

FA Cup final: Chelsea wins football's oldest competition again

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szólj hozzá: Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool Goals

Ramires was always a motor, a non-stop blur of pumping legs and arms. But his lack of a footballing brain always seemed to get in the way of that perspiring flourish. No longer. The Brazilian has shown a number of world class finishes in huge matches.

Make yourself unique to rise from the crowd

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The way we do business is changing fast and in order to keep up, your entire mentality about work has to change just as quickly.

Unfortunately, most people aren't adapting fast enough to this change in the workplace, says marketing guru Seth Godin in an interview with the Canadian talk show "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight" (via Pragmatic Capitalism).

Orlando City Causing Shakeup in Soccer's Minor Leagues

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Orlando City owner Phil Rawlins has no desire to pay the second division North American Soccer Leagues franchise fees (last check-$750k). He's content to continue his partnership with United Soccer Leagues, the third division of pro Soccer in the U.

Is The Guardian Doing The Right Thing?

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What are the effects of "offering" free employment?

On Wednesday, one of Britain's longest running and highly respect newspapers, The Guardian, announced a new, bold idea for its sport section of its website, . The concept, the Guardian Sports Network, would basically establish a sort of partnership between Guardian Sport and a selected number of sport blogs (most of which are centered on soccer/football).

Paul The Psychic Octopus Is Symbol Of ‘Decadent’ West – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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By Ollie Irish

"I see you, octopus, with your decadent tentacles. I see you and I catch you and then I eat you. I eat the West."

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, leader of Iran, says Paul the Pscyhic Octopus is a symbol of all that is wrong with the western world.

World Cup Bits of Interest: Pitch Dump

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World Cup time is selling time. Everyone and their footy-loving mother has a soccer-themed gadget, gizmo, t-shirt, flip-flop, viewer's guide, fantasy game, or documentary they're desperate to bring...


WPS skorting the issues?

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Like you...provided you're a diehard LA Sol fan...okay, so probably nothing like you...I read Nick Green's article the other week, about AEG bailing out of WPS, and "chimped out," as I believe the kids are saying these days.

However, I've been told not to worry.The Sol sure are acting like they're in turmoil, but it's still only registering as a 0.

Football’s Kitwalk

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It is around 3.45pm on April 13th 1996 on the South Coast at the Dell. Southampton are hosting Manchester United, the hosts are 3-0 up. The Man Utd squad clad in grey enter the changing room to an apparent furious Alex Ferguson. The fiery Scot is annoyed and in one of his more bizarre moves in football forces Man Utd to change their kit.

Polychrysos - The Illusory Game Of Exchange

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The Illusory Game of Exchange, the Giant Poker Table where our Realities are determined...

In the previous post in our seasonal triptych, by focusing on the gathering Depression from the perspective of hedge-funds, Dark Pools, Behaviouralism, Darwinism and climate change, we outlined some of the reasons why a Deep Depression is our future.