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Titans Bastard

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Paris has by far the worst football tradition of any city in Europe relative to its size. The French lower divisions are littered with Parisian clubs that have had stints in the top division at some point in history but never quite "made it" and haven't really been heard from in decades: Paris FC, Red Star, Racing.
 

Zososoxfan

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Paris has by far the worst football tradition of any city in Europe relative to its size. The French lower divisions are littered with Parisian clubs that have had stints in the top division at some point in history but never quite "made it" and haven't really been heard from in decades: Paris FC, Red Star, Racing.
PSG and more generally Ligue 1 make it somewhat ironic that France has been cranking out world class footballers, especially so since the mid 90s.
 

steeplechase3k

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Jimmy Conway, who primarily played for Fullam, Man City and the Portland Timbers passed away today.

He was one of many NASL players that continued to make Portland their home long after retiring from playing, where he coached college and youth soccer, as well as an assistant coach on the USL Timbers from 2001-2005.

View: https://twitter.com/TimbersFC/status/1228382150510051328



 

dirtynine

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Evertons shirt sponsor is an Kenyan betting site. Part of the sponsorship deal is an annual visit to Kenya/TZ for friendlies, they invite the winner of a tourney there to Goodisin for a friendly, the club sponsors charities there, etc. I hate that we have a gambling site and want to upgrade but if we have to have one, getting into Africa is shrewd. PL is so popular, it’s a growth market, and other clubs have done well establishing fan bases overseas (Newcastle in Thailand, etc).
No more, apparently...