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  1. Vinho Tinto

    Champions League, Round of 16

    They spent a fair amount of money to bring in Militao from Porto last summer, only to have him stapled to the bench for most of this season. Have to assume he replaces Ramos in the return leg.
  2. Vinho Tinto

    Champions League, Round of 16

    It's remarkable that Ramos is an unquestioned captain, the equivalent of a first ballot hall of famer, and also has 26 career red cards.
  3. Vinho Tinto

    Champions League, Round of 16

    I don't disagree, but with Son and Kane they lost to Bayern by a combined 10-3 score in the fall. They're a funny team to figure out.
  4. Vinho Tinto

    Champions League, Round of 16

    Underrated part of Atletico-Liverpool: Matchup features 2 of the 3 best keepers in the world.
  5. Vinho Tinto

    Man City banned from Champions League for next two seasons

    No doubt. While Hicks was a terrible owner, he wasn’t wrong about his valuation of the club. I remember a lot of harping about the debt when the media was talking about a potential sale (and how it didn’t include the mandatory new stadium); but FSG knew revenue increases would dwarf whatever...
  6. Vinho Tinto

    Man City banned from Champions League for next two seasons

    I remember that. His group has done a remarkable job running Liverpool, but he did buy Liverpool and not Patrick Thistle. He could not lift a small club to Liverpool’s level while remaining revenue neutral.
  7. Vinho Tinto

    Man City banned from Champions League for next two seasons

    There is little doubt that FFP is designed to lock in the status quo and protect the blue bloods.
  8. Vinho Tinto

    Man City banned from Champions League for next two seasons

    I found the prospect of two out of three big clubs in England joining Arsenal on the sidelines next season fascinating. For Spurs and Chelsea, that could have led to some dramatic moves regarding their rosters (ManU farts out so much cash It’s yet to matter).
  9. Vinho Tinto

    Man City banned from Champions League for next two seasons

    And once again fans of American sports conflate clubs with franchises. Manfred quite literally works for the baseball owners. I think this makes the race for 4th less interesting.
  10. Vinho Tinto

    Global Football Odds & Ends

    Two random things about PSG: 1) They’re one of the few big clubs that doesn’t have a major rival within the same city. 2) Compared to most of the big clubs, they aren’t that old (1970).
  11. Vinho Tinto

    The Athletic - Sports content with an actual budget

    I don’t know who subs to the Athletic. I know that they are ignoring the most watched league in this country. I don’t think doing that, while covering leagues that people who live in the UK don’t care about, is what is going to keep the site alive. Frankly, it sounds like a company run by idiots...
  12. Vinho Tinto

    The Athletic - Sports content with an actual budget

    I think it’s far more likely that racial prejudice within the Athletic is clouding their football coverage; over clear market demand for coverage for English lower division clubs with names like King’s Lynn Club and Spennymoor Town FC. It’s weird blind spot to have when Liga Mx is the most...
  13. Vinho Tinto

    The Ringer

    And having the HBO show cancelled quickly.
  14. Vinho Tinto

    Felger and Mazz - Creating False Naratives one day at a time

    Murray channeled his inner DOTB for his monologue.
  15. Vinho Tinto

    2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Football Reference agrees with you. I'm not versed in their HOF metric, but it has Polamalu just a tick below their threshold - while above several Hall of Fame defensive backs. Their metric would rate Faneca as a first ballot choice.
  16. Vinho Tinto

    2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame

    One poster said he sucked and the first poster to respond wrote “agreed”. The Steelers were selling out playing run because the Broncos were running the ball roughly 60% of their plays. Bad job by Taylor and Mundy. They were covering Thomas, not Polamalu.
  17. Vinho Tinto

    2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Tom Brady made a defender look silly? That’s weird.
  18. Vinho Tinto

    2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame

    He did freelance, which supports Mugsy’s Jock summary that he sucked. All of this cannot be questioned.
  19. Vinho Tinto

    2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Clearly. In the example that Kliq brought up, Polamalu simultaneously wore Ike Taylor and Ryan Mundy’s uniforms on Tebow’s winning pass to Thomas. If it wasn’t for the hair, he would have been in the CFL selling shampoo north of the border.