July 12, 2007

'Mein Fuhrer, I Have Today's Football Results': As this video shows, one fan of Sheffield United took the team's relegation from the Premiership last season -- which wouldn't have happened if West Ham United lost points over the Carlos Tevez signing -- particularly hard.

posted by rcade to soccer at 10:04 AM - 9 comments

That was surprisingly funny. Poor old drowned Sheffield.

posted by Fence at 12:45 PM on July 12, 2007

Somebody posted that on the Bluemoon board a few days ago. Funny then, funny now.

posted by igottheblues at 02:41 PM on July 12, 2007

Beat me to it, rcade. I'm still laughing. "Alright, babe."

posted by JJ at 03:49 PM on July 12, 2007

Pretty nasty fun. I still agree that West Ham should have gotten points deducted but from the latest rumors coming out around Tevez's move to ManU that may still end up happening. Or we could see a 21 team EPL for the season.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:02 PM on July 12, 2007

There is no way they're doing 21 teams. If anything happens, they'll dock West Ham about 10 to 15 points for NEXT season. The Premier League isn't about to admit that they got their chains yanked by West Ham. Seriously, who believes it when somebody says they just unilaterally voided a contract with somebody else? "Oh yes, we just tore that contract up. Null and void." Obviously the Premier League.

posted by igottheblues at 06:53 PM on July 12, 2007

Oh that was freakin' superb! LOL!

posted by Drood at 07:45 PM on July 12, 2007

igot, you think that would stand up to a Sheffield United challenge in the British courts? I will say I've got no clue about the legal system there, barely one about the practical workings (as opposed to theory) of our own.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:48 PM on July 12, 2007

If it helps, ours is based on British Common Law. We just thought the wigs were femmy.

posted by yerfatma at 05:35 AM on July 13, 2007

Obviously the Premier League. I doubt they ever really believed it. When the ruling was made WH's regulation seemed certain. Had they went down this would have been a simple fix, resulting in a points loss next year in the Championship. We can all agree Tevvy was nothing short of magic down the stretch, and WH pulled off a miracle, tossing a wrench into the League's plans. I think they are gonna have to re-write the rule on third party ownership. It isn't exactly a rarity anymore, and the EPL is the only league with a rule against it (a rather shoddy, vague, and oftentimes unenforceable rule at that). One thing is certain, WH are not the sole owners of Tevez, they never were. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding, and the pudding is still in the Glaizer's account. If WH actually owned him, he would have been sold long ago. I suspect WH always had the intention of of selling him and paying off the third party quietly for a minimal profit. However, Sheffield's and ManU's snooping has prevented an off-the-books payoff. Whatever the result is, I just hope Sheffield doesn't get to stay up. They are rubbish. They controlled their own fate and done bugger all. If they put as much effort into winning one game down the stretch as thy have to whining about Carols Tevez's contract, they would be an EPL side.

posted by r8rh8r27 at 09:32 AM on July 13, 2007

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