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    Only about 12 in Dundalk last night

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    People just not going to the games. I'm told the crowd was about 500 in total
    They have less than 1000 at loads of their games this season. I wonder how those rent payments are coming along.
    And Brian Kerr is in tears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eskersaint View Post
    I'm not sure I'd agree that they are necessarily a lot worse off in 214 than 2013.
    They got rid of a lot of big earners at the end of last year. They have lads like Boccer and Dean Kelly in the first team squad this year and didn't throw the cash around last preseason so I'd say their wage bill might be well down. Their crowds are probably down as well though but possibly not to the same extent.
    Okay maybe not a lot worse, but possibly worse. They have Killduff, Sheppard and Zayed on big money. Okay they released Zayed mid season. Then also O'Connor, Finn, McCabe, McGuinness Madden and McPhail who are on big money also. Don't try and tell me Conor Kenna and Madden didn't move there for big money this season too. Maybe they have reigned in spending on fringe players wages, but I'd still say they still have an expensive squad relative to their income from not winning any major trophies or getting europe in the last three years. Factor in this season, they have a B team to fund, would have had to pay Croly and his backroom team off this season. There was no Setanta Cup Final and the League Cup Final was in Oriel Park which they lost. I wouldn't be surprised if they made a similar size big loss again this year. I suppose the figures next year will tell us more.

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    Going to Real Valladolid B vs Leonesa today. It's the third tier. €10 in, great value for money and a decent standard. Play in the ground beside the stadium. When the first team play away then they're at home, so get a game in every week which is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Robbie View Post
    Going to Real Valladolid B vs Leonesa today. It's the third tier. €10 in, great value for money and a decent standard. Play in the ground beside the stadium. When the first team play away then they're at home, so get a game in every week which is great.
    That's very steep. You'd get a decent 3-course meal in Valladolid for that price with a bottle of wine thrown in. €5 to see Barça B for some league games. It was €9 for some seats against Villarreal a couple of seasons ago when they got promoted. Are you sure you're not paying guiri prices?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleguer presas i renom View Post
    That's very steep. You'd get a decent 3-course meal in Valladolid for that price with a bottle of wine thrown in. €5 to see Barça B for some league games. It was €9 for some seats against Villarreal a couple of seasons ago when they got promoted. Are you sure you're not paying guiri prices?
    It's €10 for everyone. Eating out isn't quite as cheap as you say but still cheaper than Ireland & Germany. First team games are €25 in.

    They won 2-0. Had someone sent off 89th min then scored 90th and 91st
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    Even tho it's about another club taking our title still a brilliant piece by Dan McDonnell today

    http://m.independent.ie/sport/soccer...-30694832.html
    And Brian Kerr is in tears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rathfarnham_Saint View Post
    Even tho it's about another club taking our title still a brilliant piece by Dan McDonnell today

    http://m.independent.ie/sport/soccer...-30694832.html
    It's a great piece, written by a passionate supporter.

    If only the non believers realised what they are missing by not supporting our league.

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    Galway won the playoff 5-1 and are promoted. UCD are relegated.

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    Real Madrid changing their crest to appease Abu Dhabi Bank. wrong....so wrong !!!

    http://www.independent.ie/sport/socc...-30778770.html
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    For anyone with either an interest in the circus that is Irish football
    I knew we had a clown play for us that went off to SDCC but didnt think their was more then him.
    Dreamed a dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saintshead View Post
    I knew we had a clown play for us that went off to SDCC but didnt think their was more then him.
    The Bradley article besdie it is interesting. Hope he does well.

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    Looks like it might be a good read.

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    Went to Real Valladolid vs Recreativo Huelva tonight. The atmosphere at the home games is very poor. Not sure if it's like this throughout Spain as I haven't been to games but the atmosphere at home games is very bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Robbie View Post
    Went to Real Valladolid vs Recreativo Huelva tonight. The atmosphere at the home games is very poor. Not sure if it's like this throughout Spain as I haven't been to games but the atmosphere at home games is very bad.
    Combination of factors Robbie. Valladolid love to be the plucky underdog taking on the big boys, in the segunda they are one of the relatively big boys taking on teams they're expected to beat. You've got 8,000 odd people in a stadium that holds about 25,000. Doesn't help either that they don't have any proper rivals in the same division (or at all really - Numancia don't really count). Added to that you have the fact that Northern Castilians are generally pretty dour and reserved people at the best of times compared to say Andalucians, they tend to need a stimulus to get excited about anything other than Franco's birthday or anniversary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    Combination of factors Robbie. Valladolid love to be the plucky underdog taking on the big boys, in the segunda they are one of the relatively big boys taking on teams they're expected to beat. You've got 8,000 odd people in a stadium that holds about 25,000. Doesn't help either that they don't have any proper rivals in the same division (or at all really - Numancia don't really count). Added to that you have the fact that Northern Castilians are generally pretty dour and reserved people at the best of times compared to say Andalucians, they tend to need a stimulus to get excited about anything other than Franco's birthday or anniversary.
    Plenty of Francoists in other parts of Spain, including Andalucia. The national day in Catilla y León meanwhile marks one of the first progressive revolutions against feudalism in the 1500's. The purple strip on the flag of the second Republic is in honour of the Comuneros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleguer presas i renom View Post
    Plenty of Francoists in other parts of Spain, including Andalucia. The national day in Catilla y León meanwhile marks one of the first progressive revolutions against feudalism in the 1500's. The purple strip on the flag of the second Republic is in honour of the Comuneros.
    One thing I´ve noticed about Valladolid is the amount of Swastikas graffitied around the place. I was told the people aren´t as friendly here before I arrived, they seem very cold unless you really get to know them. (That´s just generalising, of course there are nice people aswell).
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Robbie View Post
    One thing I´ve noticed about Valladolid is the amount of Swastikas graffitied around the place. I was told the people aren´t as friendly here before I arrived, they seem very cold unless you really get to know them. (That´s just generalising, of course there are nice people aswell).
    Spain has its fair share of cunts alright, and they're probably not evenly spread across the country. Personally, though, I've found the internal stereotyping of Spaniards to be fairly wide of the mark except on one front: Catalans are careful with money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleguer presas i renom View Post
    Spain has its fair share of cunts alright, and they're probably not evenly spread across the country. Personally, though, I've found the internal stereotyping of Spaniards to be fairly wide of the mark except on one front: Catalans are careful with money.
    Ye I'm lookin to get to other parts of Spain in the New Year when I have more time. Salamanca is not too far and I've heard good things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Robbie View Post
    Salamanca is not too far and I've heard good things.


    And their football team was founded by Irish people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slavia View Post
    And their football team was founded by Irish people
    Salamanca are Irish...FACT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rathcoolesaint View Post
    Salamanca are Irish...FACT
    Were - they went wallop last year sadly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    Were - they went wallop last year sadly.

    FAI must have had something to do with it so!
    Dreamed a dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slavia View Post
    Circus stuff, I was in Bucharest at the weekend just gone with the Mrs. a lot of the locals aren't to impressed to put it mildly

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    One of my friends told me about this game last season
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEL-i6S-gzI

    Promotion playoff. Las Palmas at home to Cordoba. 1st leg was 0-0. Las Palmas were 1-0 at home in the 2nd leg and were on track for promotion. Cordoba scored in the 10th minute of injury time to win on away goals. Referee escorted off the pitch by Police. There was war
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Robbie View Post
    One of my friends told me about this game last season
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEL-i6S-gzI

    Promotion playoff. Las Palmas at home to Cordoba. 1st leg was 0-0. Las Palmas were 1-0 at home in the 2nd leg and were on track for promotion. Cordoba scored in the 10th minute of injury time to win on away goals. Referee escorted off the pitch by Police. There was war
    The goal should have been ruled offside. The guy that had the first shot was on, but the guy that put it in was about a yard offside when the initial pass was given.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonabateSaint View Post
    The goal should have been ruled offside. The guy that had the first shot was on, but the guy that put it in was about a yard offside when the initial pass was given.
    I think it´s the guy beside him that puts it in

    Better video of it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oKupSfIAUI
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