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  1. Joe D Reid

    Newcastle United 21-22: Back Down the Pit, Lads

    All Other PL Owners: [make various potentially transformative deals] Mike Ashley: [continues to drink his beer] I've been holding off on starting the thread until there was a senior player acquisition to report, but I'm realizing that might not happen so here we go. Departures have included...
  2. Joe D Reid

    Project Big Picture: Rebuilding the Pyramid and Pulling up the Ladder

    I did a quick search and didn't see any discussion of this. Given that it has driven most football-adjacent media in the UK into a Very English Swivet Indeed, I thought it merited a thread. Boiled way, way down, Project Big Picture is a plan developed by JWH and the Glazers to reshape the...
  3. Joe D Reid

    Newcastle United 20-21: Decisively Better Than Morecambe

    This (bizarrely) used to be one of the better-trafficked Gazza threads back in the day when the forum was like 9 of us talking to the ether, so I'm going to fire one up for tradition's sake if nothing else. NUFC's offseason consisted of absorbing some of the more functional bits of Bournemouth...
  4. Joe D Reid

    Newcastle United 19-20: Fundamentally Indeterminate

    8/2 edits; nothing to really blow your hair back. Saint-Maxim has been described in print as "the most frustrating French prospect since Hatem ben Arfa" which is goddamn magical. 8/8 edits: Klift and Carroll, discussed below. After extended anguished reflection, I've figured out Mike Ashley's...
  5. Joe D Reid

    NFL, Former Players Reach $765M Concussion Settlement

    Link.   Still needs court approval, but the judge issued a pretty unusual statement praising the parties for their settlement work, so looks like a done deal. The $765M amounts to about 1/6 of one season's worth of TV revenue for the league.    EDIT: The class site breaks the settlement  NFL...