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Elche prompted to la liga after beating Girona in play off final 1-0. Elche only got into play offs when Deportivo beat Fuenlabrada with a last minute penalty in a game that was delayed for 3 weeks after season ended due to positive COVID tests in Fuenlabrada team. 

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25 minutes ago, Jute said:

Elche prompted to la liga after beating Girona in play off final 1-0. Elche only got into play offs when Deportivo beat Fuenlabrada with a last minute penalty in a game that was delayed for 3 weeks after season ended due to positive COVID tests in Fuenlabrada team. 

They've got a stadium on the outskirts of town that's half empty. Big ground like, a total white elephant. Like moving to westhill. 

Good club though, they went through a financial scandal a few seasons back and were way down the leagues. They seem to have good relationship with their fans and their prices are about half that of the dons. Good on them.

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Messi has told Barcelona he's leaving, which he is perfectly entitled to do every year at the end of the season and before the new one starts.

They're saying that he can walk for free and that likely suitors will be Man C and PSG.

Given that he will obviously be wealthy already and not in need of cash, I wonder if he should go somewhere different, like Cove, AFC or Leeds Utd.? He might still covet European trophies right enough.

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23 minutes ago, rocket_scientist said:

Messi has told Barcelona he's leaving, which he is perfectly entitled to do every year at the end of the season and before the new one starts.

They're saying that he can walk for free and that likely suitors will be Man C and PSG.

Given that he will obviously be wealthy already and not in need of cash, I wonder if he should go somewhere different, like Cove, AFC or Leeds Utd.? He might still covet European trophies right enough.

Some Spanish commentators are suggesting this is brinksmanship from Messi to force the current President out early.  
 

Could be interesting few weeks as the favourite to replace to replace current President has already said he does not want Koeman and instead wants Xavi as manager. Koeman might not even make it to the start of the season. 

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Spanish fitba doesn't half look mad at times, the boardroom politics in particular.

Real Madrid were the traditional maddies with their managerial merry-go-round.

Whatever happens, I can't see Barcelona being competitive this season coming, with or without Messi.

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2 minutes ago, rocket_scientist said:

Spanish fitba doesn't half look mad at times, the boardroom politics in particular.

Real Madrid were the traditional maddies with their managerial merry-go-round.

Whatever happens, I can't see Barcelona being competitive this season coming, with or without Messi.

Agreed. Major rebuild required there. Too many players who are on the way down and others who have not reached the levels they have prior to joining Barcelona. 

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On 23/08/2020 at 23:40, RicoS321 said:

They've got a stadium on the outskirts of town that's half empty. Big ground like, a total white elephant. Like moving to westhill. 

Good club though, they went through a financial scandal a few seasons back and were way down the leagues. They seem to have good relationship with their fans and their prices are about half that of the dons. Good on them.

Despite promotion Elche sacked their coach today. 

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14 minutes ago, Jute said:

Despite promotion Elche sacked their coach today. 

Aye, mental like. He probably wasn't meant to get them up this season, they likely canna afford it without crowds!

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10 hours ago, rocket_scientist said:

They're saying that he can walk for free

 

I'm not certain he can. That clause ended on 10 June and he has a 700m euro buyout clause again now.

He wants the deadline extended because of all this coronavirus nonsense. 

As a tried and convicted tax dodger, there's one team in Scotland that would welcome such a financially dubious character.

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Highly unusual day in Spain with both Real Madrid and Barcelona losing 1-0. Real losing 1-0 at home to Cadiz and Barcelona 1-0 away to Getafe. 

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1-1 at half time in El Classico. Sign of the strange times we are living in that a game as big as this kicks of at 3pm. 

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2 hours ago, Jute said:

1-1 at half time in El Classico. Sign of the strange times we are living in that a game as big as this kicks of at 3pm. 

Koeman really hasn’t had a good start to the season. What’s their deal, just not clicking or terrible tactics?

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3 hours ago, manc_don said:

Koeman really hasn’t had a good start to the season. What’s their deal, just not clicking or terrible tactics?

Don’t think players wanted him so not overly convinced they are playing for him. They haven’t really replaced Suarez who scored again for Atletico again tonight.

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