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Chimaira_Devil_#9 last won the day on September 4 2017

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    Ice hockey, music , football (the real one, not the American one)

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  1. Chimaira_Devil_#9

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    I though the same thing....
  2. Chimaira_Devil_#9

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    Yeah it's such a huge system that you would have to take apart 100 years of structure and history basically in every domestic league. Globally there tends to be a focus on the top division in each country , but the lower leagues also have chapionship trophies and then domestic cup competitions such as the FA Cup, League Cup, FA trophy. There are a lot of other competitions for all teams to compete for.
  3. Chimaira_Devil_#9

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    Winning the championships and moving into a higher division. The higher you climb the bigger the reward. TV money increases as you get promoted. As others have said success or having a good team isn't necessarily intrinsic to having loads of local support. Newcastle is an absolutely perfect example. Havent won a top level competition in years but still gate 56k fans per game no matter what they are doing or what division they are in.
  4. Chimaira_Devil_#9

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    The trouble is where do you start with the draft given that all the tiers of domestic European football are linked through promotion and relegation? The only way that would work is by creating a fixed group of 20 teams at the top of each domestic league. If you do that you are creating an elite that will only get stronger. The beauty of the English football league is that teams like Bournemouth and Swansea can climb four or 5 divisions and eventually make it to that elite. The system you propose kills that and probably about 600 football clubs in the process.
  5. Chimaira_Devil_#9

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    Youth players can only sign a pro contract when they reach 17 years old. Before that they don't get paid, but clubs academies and schoolboy contracts will often be loaded with perks such as free education, travel expenses financial help for families etc. The schoolboy contracts are two years in lenght and the club will decide whether to renew them after each period. Once players get to 17 they can get paid. It's not unheard of for players at top teams to be clearing 20k a week. I used to love down the road from a guy who played as a youth player for Crystal Palace. They paid for him and his brother to attend one of the areas best schools in full , then when he turned 17 he signed a deal that was paying him 4k a week. The youth system is actually possibly the most regulated area of football in terms of transfers. That's why you often see teams getting transfer band for trying to sign youth players before they are eligible. Like with Athletico Madrid and Barca. A lot of protections have now bee. Put in place to safeguard smaller clubs from not receiving any financial reward for developing players. If a big club like Chelsea comes in a signs a youth player at 17 who has come through a smaller clubs youth academy then the smaller club will be due a fee from Chelsea which goes through arbitration. This also happens between big clubs. A good example of this is the recent move by Dominic Solanke from Chelsea to Liverpool. He was at Chelsea from the age of 8 and when his contract expired he signed for Liverpool. Chelsea are looking for 10million in compensation, Liverpool are arguing for £3million.
  6. Chimaira_Devil_#9

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    A draft is simply not possible in football. Because there is no pool of amature tallent to draft players from. There isn't a minor league in football and there isn't an educational bases college or youth system to pluck players from. Clubs at all levels have thier own youth teams where they can develop their own players from as young as 6. If you made it so as the Premier League clubs could pluck the best tallent out of the lower leagues you are only widening the gap.
  7. Chimaira_Devil_#9

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    I don't think it is particularly accurate to link the creation of the Premier League to clubs going bankrupt. I would say that in recent years Financial Fair Play regulations have actually caused clubs more trouble than anything. That and terrible ownership. If you look at all the club's that have struggled and dropped through the division Portsmouth , Bolton , Blackpool, Leeds and Villa, they have had terrible ownership groups. Financial Fair Play was billed as something that would level the playing field between top clubs across Europe, but all it did was crush clubs lower down. Big clubs who can generate vast amounts of football related revenue are basically free to carry on as they did before. How are smaller clubs supposed to compete when Manchester United can get £75million a year just for their kit deal? TV revenue has now actually become a lot more fair these days.
  8. Chimaira_Devil_#9

    New MSG Devils host

    I unfollowed her earlier in the season, but now Amanda is RTing Mastracco. Has to be the worst we have had in my opinion. Still following both TG and AG, makes me realise how lucky we were.
  9. Chimaira_Devil_#9

    Devils to play games in Europe next season

    The closer this gets the more gutted I am I can't go. Bloody Devil's only coming to Europe at the point in my life where I have numerous commitments and fvck all money.
  10. Chimaira_Devil_#9

    Devils to wear original whites as Alternate Jerseys for 2018-19

    It has stripes at he bottom. It looks like a proper jersey. I love it. I will take 4 please.
  11. Chimaira_Devil_#9

    2018 UFA Thread

    Maybe my faith is misplaced but I cant see Ray allowing the Devil's to be part of a deal where they get a sh!tty return or get exploited by other teams. He seems so clued on on what the new NHL is about and what it takes to succeed that I can't see him getting worked over by any other GM. If the Devil's are involved in this they are getting something out of it or its not happening.
  12. Chimaira_Devil_#9

    2018 Offseason Thread

    I think Chris Ryan pointed out that out of the 30 or so players who filed for arbitration last year only one player went on to finish the process. The rest were signed in advance. Last Devil to go this route was Palms. Signed well before the deadline. I think we will be ok. Would be loathed to lose either of them.
  13. Chimaira_Devil_#9

    2018 Offseason Thread

    Nosen and Coleman both filing for arbitration.
  14. Chimaira_Devil_#9

    Adam Larsson traded to EDM for Taylor Hall

    Jesus, that's horrific.
  15. Chimaira_Devil_#9

    Adam Larsson traded to EDM for Taylor Hall

    Covered this a while ago. Answer is yes. Would still have liked to have kept Larsson if that was an option. But it wasn't.

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