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burntroy

r/soccercirclejerk is reaching critical capacity


fischarcher

It's leaking into real life


LeHolm

The amount of Yanks in the PL is getting too damned high! (This was written by someone who definitely isn’t an American)


fanatic_tarantula

This is what worries me. Once we end up with majority of American owners. They'll be able to force through shitty things like this at premier League meetings


LeHolm

Definitely true though. They’ll start applying American business modes to milk it just like sports in the US. Honestly a lot would find that attractive too, money from TV rights, advertising, further eyes to watch? It’s not a new scheme, hopefully it can stay the way it is but with new business interest butting in we might see changes.


Global_Plant_4612

“Can we also get a draft class”


Gobbles15

Bournemouth’s draft picks are going to be so good next year


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As a Liverpool fan I'm relieved they play in the Southern Conference, the earliest we'll have to face them is in the playoffs


ManchesterDevil99

Don't worry, you'll beat them 9-0 again.


ory1994

In one game or over a 7-game series?


PrisonersofFate

That's why Norwich and Watford can do the yoyo


KillerZaWarudo

They about to draft wembanyama and go on to become a dynasty 😤😤😤


broken_neck_broken

They're abouta turn that franchise around!


Aszneeee

why you don’t use dollars here


manualbackscratcher

In which universities/colleges you get your players?


TheUltimateScotsman

Yee haw, no salary cap, now whats this ffp malarkey?


34209543

C’mon man, why won’t you give us Messi for TT, Shumpert and the Nets pick?


LukaDoncicfuturegoat

4 firsts protected picks and 4 swaps or no deal


34209543

Nice try, Danny Ainge smh


barryboi6969

You mean COLLEGE pal...get a load of this guy, huh?


ashu54

"Student Atholetes"


WarrenAlaCarte

Heck is this relegation thing buddy?! You telling me we could be sent to G league?! Do Glazers know bout this?


Predicted

Oh we're playing swansea this season? Is that a new franchise or was Leicester rebranded?


MFoy

Actually, in the interview, he says it's one of his favorite things about European sports.


Currywurst_Is_Life

On this single point I agree 100%.


Kurailo

Carabao World Cup


Kovet

U should have to say these kinds of things pre buyout lol


intecknicolour

like a job interview question. Tell me about your experience and knowledge in football. Boehly: 4-4-3. Thanks, we'll call you and let you know.


PebblyJackGlasscock

What’s scary is that Boehly’s 4-4-3 answer was at least in the stadium. Imagine some of the other answers. Woof.


teejardni

I wonder what Joel "Didn't understand the offside rule till 2018" Glazer would've had to say


RedgrenCrumbholt

I missed this one. Context?


C_Forde

In a meeting discussing transfers with Tuchel Bohley drew out a potential starting team including new signings in a 443 formation


RedgrenCrumbholt

😂 Wow. He's got balls. I'll give him that. Poor Tuchel.


DazzlingPimp

>Thanks, we'll call you and let you know. I've developed a 6th sense when I've flopped an interview just going off peoples faces


intecknicolour

yeah if they aren't even smiling at you, just bin it off. no chance.


BigReeceJames

It's being reported that he "is a big fan of the RedBull model" and wants to bring in a sporting director that has experience working with feeder clubs and wants to buy some. I guess this shit is karma for being owned by Abramovich Edit: I'm fully aware that being the parent club is good for the club. There is more to football than success, the damage it does to other clubs and the football pyramid is not worth the success it brings to the parent club. It's taking things too far.


bodega_cat_

it'll work fine for you, you're the mama club 😞


BigReeceJames

Yeah, for sure. It'd be great for us. But, it fucks over other people in the process, I can't imagine my team becoming a feeder team and I wouldn't wish it on anyone else either.


CrossXFir3

I mean, Roman was bad for football too, so it doesn't really feel much like karma. One owner who did things that were detrimental to the football pyramid in exchange for success swapped out for another.


stangerlpass

Isn't City doing the same


Leuchtrakete

They are. They currently have ownership stakes in 10 different clubs.


UnnecessaryUmbault

It's disgusting and wild. It should never be allowed to happen. God I had corporate football.


10hazardinho

He’s talking about it within context of funding the EFL pyramid


LiverbirdMountain

Yeah Chelsea are skint now so have to find someway of funding the lesser clubs.


ro-row

There are other ways to fund the pyramid than a pointless shite friendly in the middle of a jam packed season


Ezzaron

"Why not get rid of this relegation thing?"


Mr_XemiReR

Might as well draft the players in


Hoodxd

Something he won't ever mention is a salary cap


anip94

reece james has left the chat


dreeraris

The MLB doesnt have a salary cap and thats the other sport he is invested in (also esports but thats peanuts for him).


lethalizer

He could, as long as it's not a hard one.


Friend_or_FoH

Soft salary cap isn’t a salary cap, that’s a luxury tax. Doesn’t do shit for parity, just ask the Yankees.


Showmethepathplease

Or the Dodgers...


GodEmperorMusk

Some would call them the Yankees of baseball


jada1472

To be fair the Yankees have not been a great team for over 10 years


ProtoplanetaryNebula

And this goal, it's way too small, make it big and really high, and whilst we are at it why not made the ball egg-shaped and we can pick it up and run with it.


mindpainters

Let’s get rid of those pesky penalty boxes and let keepers use there hands all over the pitch !


tarakian-grunt

make everyone a keeper while we're at it


ProtoplanetaryNebula

And what about helmets and shoulderpads? Less stopping the game that way. And “you’re shit and you know you are” is a terrible chant, how about DE-FENCE repeated multiple times?


Lilfai

He sounds like he'd love the Super League.


stragen595

Probably already reached out to Florentino and asked how it's going.


TheUltimateScotsman

Well they are all still a part of the super league so it is definitely still a factor


sliph0588

This is my worry with more and more Americans buying clubs.


RandyDan31

He was asked about the super league and his response was “we already have the champions league”


TopTramp

Until qualification is missed one season


ManchesterDevil99

Potentially even this season...


BumblebeeAdventurr

Yeah sadly so..


Boehlack

He said that he sees the benefits of relegation as eliminating the tanking culture that is pervasive in US sports, and as something that adds stakes to every match regardless of the team's current league position.


doesnt_like_pants

Tanking wouldn’t work in football even if they stopped relegation. The whole point of tanking is for a better draft pick and to rebuild your team on good rookie contracts. There would be no incentive to tank even if they got rid of relegation because said team would just be perpetually shit. Unless the idea is you offload all your high paying players, save up a shit load of money for a few seasons and then go around offering fucking massive contracts to players because you haven’t been relegated etc etc. Still daft.


bigtice

You've actually described what some lower tier baseball teams have done since they don't have relegation. It's such a mixed bag from sport to sport simply because each sport aren't necessarily affected by changing one player -- the NBA is primarily the main sport where changing one player can have a direct effect on the future prospects of your team, e.g. LeBron in Cleveland; conversely, in the NFL, drafting a great quarterback or running back still won't change much. Tanking in the NBA can work, but they've actually made further adjustments to only give a 33% chance of getting the #1 pick for the bottom three teams so pure tanking isn't incentivized. Tanking in MLB primarily leans towards being a money making scheme since any high draft picks aren't usually seen for several years. Tanking in the NFL is the easiest as the worst record does get the #1 pick and *usually* have lower team salaries with no high QB salary on the books and the league is making ungodly amounts of money on TV contracts. Football mainly ends up further supporting the existing hierarchy since the rich are able to buy up all the best players while the others subsist by cultivating new transfer targets, winning their respective leagues and competing in the Champions League.


Billy_LDN

He did mention a tournament for the bottom 4 teams


OUmegaLUL

Lmao, call it the Losers Cup.


LoudKingCrow

The play in/play out tournament. Bottom three go down.


slattlife

Bundesliga already does something similar


BehemothDeTerre

Same with Jupiler Pro League, there was a relegation/promotion playoff between the second bottom of div1 and the second/3rd/4th top of div2. Honestly, fuck any kind of playoffs. Full round-robin leagues are the best system, any playoff weaken it.


LudereHumanum

The 16th team in the 1. Bundesliga plays two relegation matches against the 3rd team in the 2. Buli. The winner stays /goes up. The others go through afaik. Is that what you meant?


LiverbirdMountain

This actually exists now in the rugby league I follow. They split the league into groups of 4 based on location and their results over the season gets them a cup for who's best. Multi nation tournament though so slightly more sensible to have like an Irish champion and a South African champion amidst the whole thing.


politerebellion

URC = best league


Lamedonyx

How can URC be the best league when it's not the Pro D2?


cmmn619redux

Will Halaand shoot from the Pepsi double goal zone? OH HES ONLY GONE AND DONE IT. ITS CITY 17 BOURNEMOUTH NIL.


innocently_standing

Etihad Citizens 17 Dafabet Cherries 0. They love nicknames over there.


JurgenKlopp2018

We interrupt this match to bring you a special word from our sponsor… Dunkin Donuts!


yachtyboombachty

BANG


ManLikeArch

Thank god this league is one vote per club imagine giving owners like this extra power


fuckitsayit

Tbh there's already a frightening number of yanks owning EPL clubs and that number is growing


Lolkac

Well its either that or countries. How many European billionaires are actually willing to own PL club.


Yinkypinky

Tbf a Brit is trying to buy us from an American.


vsouto02

Is that Brit the guy who also owns the Mercedes F1 Team?


onehornymofo

1/3 of the Mercedes team, but yes.


drofdeb

Can’t come soon enough


iceman58796

Won't come soon enough either unfortunately


drofdeb

Sadly, you’re right Even if Sir Jim rocked up tomorrow with £5bn, I’m sure it’d still take ages to go through


oscarpaterson

Stop mate


penisgenitals

soccer aid: flirting premier league all-star game: harrassment


knickgooner10

Weird comparison, you have the guy from one direction, Chunkz and Usain Bolt playing in those games.


BehemothDeTerre

And Lee Mack to improve the average level.


ball0fsnow

I’m always amazed how much difficulty usain bolt has against old retired centre backs like charagher. They actually make him look slow (obviously he’s not it’s just the positional awareness of the pro CBs meaning they beat him to the ball 9 times out of 10)


GingerDweeb27

Difference is, soccer aid isn’t played with current players in an already packed schedule


2ndfastestmanalive

Soccer Aid has given us some great moments like Neil from Inbetweeners scoring the winning penalty and Lee Mack betraying England to win with the rest of the world. Nothing in an all star match would come that close


Shandow14

"Why is the ball so round?"


ristoman

"Why are goals only worth one point?"


AshkenaziTwink

thought this was gonna be a stupid rumour like the 4-4-3 thing but fucking hell it’s from a press conference beyond parody


HaleEnd

Can someone fill me in on what the 443 thing was


TheUselessKnight

Allegedly during one of the meetings with Tuchel he and some guy suggested a playing scheme with 4-4-3 formation. As you might know, there is only 10 players besides a GK in a formation, so a 4-4-3 would be literally impossible due to the game’s rules.


CrossXFir3

Just play another CB in a goalie kit


Tave_112

Walker about to revolutionize the game forever


AlcoholicSocks

John O'Shea was a pioneer


MightyJosip

Neuer was ahead of his time


ImVortexlol

dont let pep see this


TwoEasyyy

Allegedly Boehly & co suggested a 443 formation to Tuchel 😭


Romanist10

Having an extra player would be really useful


ImVortexlol

"just play more players and hope nobody notices"


pickle16

You make fun off him now, but wait till Mendy pips Haaland for the golden boot. Move aside Alonso and Reece there is a new goal scorer in Chelsea coming.


KillerZaWarudo

Im starting to believe that 4-4-3 thing is actually real. Man is such a yank


Esseboom

In this same interview he said Mo Salah and KdB came through the Chelsea academy. This guy is clueless, 4-4-3 is definitely real.


Deficit24

I haven't seen the interview, but judging from the quotes alone it sounds like he's script reading off a Wikipedia page


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KillerZaWarudo

Bro probably search top 10 best chelsea players of all time a week before buying lmao


ethan9733

Considering how out of context this quote is I’m starting to doubt the 4-4-3 is even real


RipJug

Really don’t think that was a rumour tbf


Powerful_Bottle_8592

This man is all over the place


sickricola

He’s shaping up to just be the personification of r/soccercirclejerk


HarryDeBruyne

I 100% thought this was a post in scj when I saw it 😂


freakedmind

This is literally this is a personification of "American here"


rScoobySkreep

I cannot believe there are people who suggest he’s garnering hate for purely being American. He gets his hate for being an investor who’s clearly certain his ideas for running a football club are correct despite being well out of his depth.


Powerful_Bottle_8592

He acts exactly like what Europeans think of Americans tbf. He comes in and decides he wants to make things his own “unique” way and then tries to lecture everybody else about how they are doing things wrong even though he has no experience or knowledge about the field whatsoever


MoRi86

This is what happened to Burnley. They got an American owner that stated that they where going to revolutionize European football when it comes to the use of technology in transfers. One and a half year later they got religated.


Ifriiti

It's almost like football clubs have to be competent in Europe because if they're not then they can lose everything.


ProfessionalRetard-9

Just shush.


DonAtari

Free kick contests Bicycle kick contests Longest throw in Headers from outside the 18yrd box contest Corner shots I think this man might be on to something!


dadish-2

Bucket challenge Cross bar challenge Longest sliding tackle challenge


imarandomdudd

So the winners are JWP Ronaldo Brentford player Probably Jota Feel like JWP again Edit. JWP stands for Ward-Prowse


phlipphlopp

What does the J stand for 🤔


BigRig432

One of the great unanswered questions, right up there with "who was in Paris"


YoungDumbNFullOfKun

It's Jean Wright-Phillips


Mayjaplaya

Nah it's clearly James Walker-Peters


dankyouverymuch12

You joke but most people on here would watch it if it existed.


DoctorPhalanx73

That’s what Boehly’s saying lol.


greg19735

If All Star games weren't an American thing, this sub would be way more into it. Make it partly for charity. Have skills competition and maybe do it more like hockey where you have 4 all star teams that play two 20 min halfs ona saturday, winners play the same the next day. Have it be mostly fun. Nothing to be gained. No strain. Have it at cities around the country (not London every year). Host some WSL games or an England Women's game in the same city. Youth coaching, perhaps a youth tournament or final. Referee and coaching seminars.


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graciouspenguin

Watching a futsal tournament would be fun. Those pique highlights are insane


greg19735

That too! Also maybe wheelchair football, blind football and stuff like that.


afarensiis

Are we pretending skills competitions wouldn't be fun to watch?


Artlens2013

Fucking hell Todd are you on a speedrun to get Chelsea fans to hate you as much as possible


chandlerbing_stats

He’s doing a good job at it


L34hhhh

Players have to play over 50-60 games every season. Don’t need to make more tournaments.


WalkingCloud

Klopp: *Please, there’s too many fixtures, we need a winter break, my players are exhausted* Todd: *haha all star game goes brrrrr*


sungbysung

Do the run up penalty thing while at it


CALL_ME_ISHMAEBY

Don’t tempt me with a good time.


georgeyday01

Deport this man back to the U.S.


xyzzy321

When they're sending their people... they're not sending their best.


Sandalo

Shut up Todd


arvindeddit

r/unexpectedbojack


KgDawk21520

Will you shut the fuck up ?


bloodship123

"I don't understand, why not remove relegation and make clubs franchises instead?"


alfred_27

I was watching the interview, and the interviewer asked how's it owning a franchise like Chelsea lol


ristoman

Yeah Todd, we only have UCL / UEL, Continental Cups and the World Cup but an All-Star game is what's missing


Glympse12

We’re about to experience American redditors posing as Europeans mocking American sports to the highest degree here


pc_4_life

Just end your post with "mate". Easiest European certification on Reddit


DutchMadness77

r/soccercirclejerk outjerked again by the ultimate yank


biddleybootaribowest

The fuck is an all-star game?!


RumJackson

London XI vs Manchester XI. North v South. PL vs La Liga. Haaland, Salah and Son lining up against KDB, Kane and Allison Shit like that.


unmovable_busquets

ManchesterXI would just be City XI


hkbenlui

And Maguire


jadedwolf1618

Playing for the opposition


biddleybootaribowest

Lmao sure City and United fans would love seeing their players on the same team


SkillsDepayNabils

maguire and stones play next to each other


IsleofManc

Playing alongside KdB might finally unlock Fred


badmanbernard

Or Fred will finally unlock KDB


KillerZaWarudo

City and United fans holding hand jumping together with a banner saying Thank you Tevez


biddleybootaribowest

Hahahaha Spurs and Arsenal fans with a Sol Campbell one


Cadrtefasefthyuiop

Liverpool and Everton with an Abel Xavier one


alexdallas_

Just wait till you hear about the English national team


Swiss_James

Great ideas- then maybe soccer could, at last, be as popular as.. :checks notes: less popular sports.


GreatWhiteNorthExtra

Next up: "why not some kind of mega league where the best clubs are always included and never worry about being relegated, whatever that means"


vagitablepi

Todd "turns out football means something different in England" Boehly


bsquar

When play-offs are coming in??


dankyouverymuch12

They already exist in the lower leagues.


MooshSkadoosh

They also exist in the top leagues of other nations, like Belgium.


exactlyaron

What an absolute danger this guy is.


UndeadPrs

Boehly to Chelsea was the best thing to happen for this subreddit's threads


TheJeck

This guy is going to have the Chelsea fanbase properly turn on him at some point.


LemonTour

It could be historically quick if he keeps this up. Ronaldo, Tuchel, Potter, 4-4-3, now an All-Star game. Man is on fire with dumbness.


Basquilly

This guy is on the fast track to becoming the most dislikable PL owner and that's saying something


Wolpfack

There is a 20-team 38 game playoff for relegation already, you numpty.


lrzbca

Trying his best to be hated more than Glazers. Go on dig your grave.


stragen595

Tough challenge though.


MrEzquerro

I believe in him, from what I’ve seen


fuckitsayit

Give him time he's just a rookie


Buffythedragonslayer

He's spend more of his own money on transfers this summer than our leeches ever did in 17 years. Plus I'm sure they started that crap super league bs with Perez


aberdisco

In the Premiere League East Conference tonight Norwich City Blackhawks were victors over the Grimsby Giants in a 17-13 overtime shoot down. Both teams contending for the wildcard spot to win the Christian Pulisic Rosebowl.


tbrakef

Just wait til he introduces comercial breaks DURING THE GAME.... Have you tried watching the NFL 18 minutes of sport, 60 minutes of commercials, and 140 minutes of commentary, intros, and dudes standing around... 3 hours of your fucking life wasted for 18 minutes of sport WTF


Superrandy

Jesus, no one in the US likes all-star games


KJones77

The only way this would be enjoyable is if it were a Celebrity All-Star Game. Give me Idris Elba nutmegging Martha Stewart and I'll watch


LiverbirdMountain

That's just Soccer Aid isn't it?


chak100

Idris Elba two footing Dr Phill


conman14

I dunno, the MLB is the only league which seems to do it right.


JohnDavidsBooty

The thing about baseball is that you really can't play it half-speed, so if you're playing baseball you're almost out of necessity playing it to the best of your ability. Even pitchers--hitters at that level are good enough that if the pitcher isn't *trying* to get the batter out then the inning will last forever. So the MLB ASG is actually a real *game* where the players are giving a serious effort. In NBA, not so much. And lol of course not in the NFL both because no one wants to get hurt playing a meaningless exhibition game and also because schemes are super vanilla because they have to be with no more time than they have together.


TomasRoncero

people only bitch about how players are voted in the NFL pro bowl is the only useless all-star game


medved_

Why isn't there a draft?