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Modern Football Is Rubbish: Bolton Wanderers Install ‘Luxury Recliner Seats’ Next To Dugout At Macron Stadium (Photo)

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The grand Superbowl-isation of football continues apace with news that Bolton Wanderers have installed a row of recliner seats at the Macron Stadium to allow fans to watch their team play in the lap of luxury.

The newly-promoted Championship side have partnered with Vue cinema in Middlebrook to offer a "cinematic matchday experience" courtesy of the four leather armchairs they've plonked next to the dug-outs.

Sunderland Earned More Money For Finishing Bottom Of Premier League Than Bayern Munich Did For Winning Bundesliga

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Proof should proof be required that the Premier League is a swollen, bloated nonsense of a competition, Sunderland managed to earn themselves well over £90million by finishing rock bottom of the table last season.

The numbers have beencrunched by Nick Harris of Sporting Intelligence, who found that despite being the square root of abysmal all year, David Moyes' teamreaped £93.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Juventus Ditch Classic Badge In Favour Of New Club Logo (Photo & Video)

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Juventus have proudly announced that they are ditching the club crest that has served them well for the past 45-plusyears in favour of a new streamlined logo.

Unveiled by club presidentAndrea Agnelli has a flashy ceremony in Milan last night, the new 'J' logo is supposedly a "symbol of the Juventus way of living.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Hull City Use Advertising Boards To Tell Fans Which Songs To Sing (Photos)

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The latest addition tothe 'modern football is rubbish' canon comes from Hull City, who laid on a catastrophe of nigh-on MLS-esque proportions for yesterday's home game against Stoke City at the KCOM Stadium.

Sadly, the fans in attendance were subjected to horrors far beyond a 2-0 home defeat when the club started using the interactive advertising hoardings to flash upthe lyrics to songs and chants they wanted singing.

Kits & fashion

Modern Football Is Rubbish: New St. Mirren Shirt Allows Fans To Add ‘Cub Scout’ Badges For Having Season Tickets, Travelling To Away Games, Etc (Photo & Video)

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St Mirren have proudly announced a pioneering new scheme that will allow fans to add their own 'cub scout' style badges to their new home jersey.

The brainchild of shirt manufacturers Joma, Buddies fanswill be able to iron on little gold badges for things like being a season ticket holder, being a member of the supporters' group and 'knowing the club's history'.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Philadelphia Union Looking To Hire ‘Chief Tattoo Officer’

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When it comes to professional footballers, you don't have to go far to find a tattoo be it massive full-limb sleeves or a pistol-toting chimpanzee.

As such, Philadelphia Union are taking steps to further meld the worlds of football and body art by hiring their very own, in-house 'tattoo officer'.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: MK Dons Release ’50th Anniversary’ Shirt Despite Only Being Formed 12 Years Ago (Photo)

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What you're looking at there is the new, limited edition '50th anniversary' commemorative shirt, as released by the MK Dons recently.

"But wait, MK Dons are a prefab club that were only formed in 2004 as a desperate corporate cash-grab," we hear you cry in unison.

Managers

General Election: Arsenal Fans Chase Big Social Media Points By Using ‘Wenger Out’ Meme To Spoil Ballot Papers (Photos)

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What better way to exercise you democratic right to vote than to use your ballot paper to score cheap social media banter points?

That's exactly what a few 'Arsenal fans' (we use the term loosely) did while voting in Thursday's UK General Election, spoiling their ballots by adding their own meme-tastic 'Wenger Out' box to the bottom and then tweeting photos of their handiwork.

Chelsea: Antonio Conte Becomes First Manager To Land His Own Twitter Emoji

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In the wake of Chelsea's title win, Antonio Conte has been bestowed with the highest honour his profession has to offer.

Indeed, as of today, the Blues boss has been given his very own Twitter emoji, la Paul Pogba before him.

Basically, whenever anybody tweets #ChelseaChampions, a little image of Conte in his trademark celebratory pose will appear.

The Rest

Carabao Cup Snapshot: First Round Draw Goes Swimmingly As Charlton Come Out Of The Hat Twice…

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The draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup took place in Bangkok and, as you may have guessed, the whole thing proved to be a worthwhile foray into lucrative emerging marketsfrom start to end.

There was one slight hitch, however, when Charlton Athletic found themselves faced with an incredibly challenging first round draw after being pitted againstboth Exeter City and Cheltenham Town.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Man City Install ‘VIP Catwalk’ For When Players Arrive At Etihad Stadium (Photo & Video)

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Pies were so mesmerisedby Man City's bonkers 5-3 win over Monaco in the Champions League, that we failed to keep you abreast of modern football's latest nadir, witnessed outside the Etihad on the very same night.

City used the match to debut their fantastic new "player walkway" i.