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N.E.S.V & Liverpool

Premier League Liverpool
by Villas Second XI (U14116851) 06 October 2010
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Before I continue to write this, you can either choose to accept this or take it with a pinch of salt.

DeMarlo Hale the coach of the Boston Red Sox is a good friend of my dad's. They became friends ever since both played in the Basketball team at the Chicago Vocational Career Academy. My dad also uses his executive box for Red Sox games also was there for 8-4 beating of the NY Yankees!!!

This is more about your new owners though and this is how they worked it out for the Red Sox. They came in and basically stripped the club down to bones, not financially but the team itself. They started to invest in what the club needed. Once a initial sum of $100M was stumped into the club. The club was then spending any profits it made for roughly 5 years back into the team. They now have arguably the best Baseball Academy there is and a team that works around Ortiz and Bachholz.

I expect the owners will first want to improve the academy. Good young players to come through to save the millions of buying players is a way they work. It worked for them in the baseball department having 5 of there main players coming from there. They will cut out the poor-average players and fill there slots with young and hungry players. Money will be spent on Liverpool but it will come over a period and not a huge cash injection.

Liverpool will become a force again under this new ownership. They actually will steady the ship for Liverpool and improve the team each year.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

"The Red Sox outspent NYY in 2008."

Er, okay.

One really neat thing about baseball, how easy it is to do research. Here's the 2008 average pay-rolls:

(1) Yankees: $209,081,579
(4) Red Sox: $133,440,037

Who outspent who, Wise Man?

http://baseball.about.com/od/newsrumors/a/08teamsalaries.htm

60mm for Matsusaka is what he could earn over 6 years, maybe you think that should all be accounted for in 2007 when he signed but that's not how these things are measured.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

I know people wind eachother up and its easy to get defensive over your team. But seriously, its a game. Its fun and its something to watch. But who cares who spent more? I just like watching the soap opera pan out... I'm a liverpool fan and I'm just glad that things might change.

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comment by mrbenn27 (U950621)

posted Oct 8, 2010

'Time to get the yanks out of our football, they know nothing about our national game, they think football is played with hands and players wear stupid helmets and lots of padding'

You do know that 'soccer' is an English term? It's derived from Association football.

It's good to know that you aren't prejudiced in any way! You're obviously an idiot, having summed up a nation of millions as all being the same when it comes to the game.

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posted Oct 8, 2010

I cannot believe how anyone can compare the Red Sox to Liverpool. This season the Red Sox had major injury problems, half their team was out for a major part of the season. Their two best players, Pedroia and Youkilis were out for around half the season (and the regular season consists of 162 games). Jacoby Ellsbury, the only first team speed threat was out for more than that I think. The shortstop and Third Baseman were playing through injury. The 'ace' of the pitching staff (before the season started) had back problems all year. Despite this, the team fought and fought, giving debuts to its younger players, and took the postseason race to the final week. In the final game of the season, even though the Red Sox had nothing to play for and the Yankees had everything to play for, the Red Sox beat em. This is in stark contrast to the hopeless football that Liverpool played all last season and they continue to do so this season. If Liverpool played a team consisting mostly of their youth players they'd probably get relegated. Despite being a United fan, I like Liverpool more than Arsenal and Chelsea but comparing the Red Sox to Liverpool is just wrong.
Oh and at full strength the team revolves around Pedroia and Youkilis. This is only Buchholz's first full season although it's obvious that he's going to be a major part of the Red Sox in the future.

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comment by redconn (U2145708)

posted Oct 8, 2010

Finally someone posts an accurate assessment of the Red Sox season.

Ellsbury missed the entire season BTW. :( he's fantastic.

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posted Oct 8, 2010

yeah, stealing home FTW :) Against the Yankees too. Not gonna forget that.

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comment by redconn (U2145708)

posted Oct 8, 2010

>>stealing home

Maybe it's ESP but the pitch before I said to the wife "he should steal home" Pettite wasn't even looking and taking his time.

Wife said " what's that mean"

<laugh>

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posted Oct 8, 2010

LOL, women, gotta love em.

Anyhoo, hope we can keep at least Martinez and Ortiz if not Beltre. I like Papelbon too but they're probably gonna trade him, I hope not.

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comment by redconn (U2145708)

posted Oct 8, 2010

With Lester, Beckett, Lackey, Dice K and Clay we shouldn't even need a closer most games.

I love Papelbon but if someone offered a trade for shortstop that can hit I'd bit their hand off.

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posted Oct 8, 2010

Yeah, Shortstop is always a problem. I thought Scutaro was good though, good average. Didnt like his defence that much though.

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