Todd Buehle and the last polarizing dividing line we don’t need | football

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Supporters of major English football clubs can be forgiven for having ambivalent attitudes toward the American monarchy. For every John W Henry, who under underperforming Liverpool won his first title in 30 years, there is John W Henry, who tried it out with the Europa League racket. And then there’s the Glazer family, who on the other hand have benefited many billions from Manchester United, but Old Trafford hasn’t quite broken up yet into pieces so small that you can sift them through a sock, so that’s an extra point of sorts at the moment. Or how about Stan Kronk, who has long been kept under the eye of suspicion by sections of the Arsenal fan base, but damn this guy could pair a wide striped suit with a leash mustache. They are swings and rotating traffic intersections.

This is all a quirky way to bring us to Todd Pohley, the newest dude on the block. Since Chelsea was yanked out of Roman Abramovich’s hands, the American billionaire has embarked on a runaway spending spree, throwing obscene amounts of money on things he doesn’t really need, in the manner of a sailor on beach vacation, or a billionaire. He also sacked a major trophy winning manager who didn’t go along with the outburst and, as a byproduct of appointing a new president, ruined the fairy tale early in the season that everyone but Crystal Palace fans had been enjoying. Bored now, called the English Premier League to launch US-style All-Star Game. Science! Red flag!

“Ultimately, I hope the Premier League will take some lessons from American sport,” Buhle said, addressing the Salt Conference on “Global Thought Leadership.” sigh – in New York. People are talking about more money for the pyramid. In the MLB All-Star Game, this year we made $200 million. So we think we can play a north-south match in the Premier League, whatever the pyramid needs quite easily. Everyone loves the idea of ​​increasing revenue for the league. I think there is a real cultural aspect, and I think evolution will come.” Ah yes, what this country needs right now, with Brexit, the culture wars and heated debates about the role of the monarchy: another polarizing dividing line being arbitrarily drawn through it.

It was hard to gauge exactly how serious Bohley was, because of the news anchor’s jacket he wore in the ’70s. Checked, and so vibrantly colored, it’s a style you almost could have walked away from during the foggy golden days of NTSC, provided you turned the contrast dial on your Trinitron down. But he automatically deviates from the attraction in these times of high altitude, and the content of Boehle’s speech hurt him as well. “He doesn’t wait long,” said Jürgen Klopp, excited, when asked about the scheme. “When he finds a date for that he can call me. In American sports, these guys get four month breaks. Does he want to bring in the Harlem Globetrotters too?” Oh Jurgen! Pipes down, for goodness sake, right? It will only give him more ideas.

Quote from today

“We have specifically and separately confirmed that friendlies cannot be played. [We] We would like to note that we do not condone this disrespectful and despicable behaviour. There will be an investigation into this matter, jointly with Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA, ​​and these two teams will be treated in the strongest possible terms” – Sheffield & District Fair Play League issues a statement condemning Sheffield International FC and Byron House for playing a friendly match on the same weekend attended by dozens of Thousands of fans across the UK to watch Test Match, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Golf etc.

Regarding the news…

Premier League clubs will play the national anthem and keep silent for a minute Before all the matches this weekend To honor Queen Elizabeth II. Managers have also been told to consider donning suits and leading their teams, and there will also be a minute of 70-minute applause to celebrate the number of years the Queen has reigned.

Strict silence was observed throughout the Football League on Tuesday, including at Swansea, where Cyril the Swan paid his respects.

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“I think Jurgen Klopp may be relieved that the Liverpool players have not traveled to Ajax like the 11 Tasmanian Devils (Yesterday’s news, bits and bobs). After all, its top speed is only a mark of over 8 mph, and then only for short distances. In addition to their size, it would have made dealing with taller opponents difficult. Mind you, they have a bite that would impress Luis Suarez” – Jason Steiger.

“Regarding Football proposal would like In a match between the North v South All Star Best Players Mega Playoff Money-Spinner. He didn’t really think about it, did he? The main question to be answered is which team the Midlands-based players at Villa Wolves, Leicester and Forest will be selected for. Oh” – Neil Page.

“Does Fiver have a new neighbor? I noticed Martin Lewis got together at MSE Towers on their last post. He must be nice to famous people (and I’m sure he says it to himself too)” – Paul Dixon.

Send your messages to the.boss@theguardian.com. And you can always Tweet The Fiver via Tweet embed. Today’s winner with our invaluable character is… Neil Page.

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News, Bit and Pop

Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Atanasio is now a minority shareholder in Norwich City after buying 16% of the club’s shares from director Michael Folger. It remains to be seen if that will lead to invitations for the Championship Home Run Derby.

Danny Schofield’s 69-day stint as Huddersfield Town after the Terriers has ended gave him the shoes. “The decision was made after Tuesday’s championship defeat at home to Wigan, which took our record during Danny’s tenure as permanent head coach for one win and one draw in nine competitive matches,” a blunt club statement said.

Anxiety at Anfield eased somewhat after Liverpool won the Big Cup 2-1 over ajax. “The way we played and the way we defended, everything was different.” Jürgen Klopp is angry.

Joel Matip after his late victory.
Joel Matip after his late victory. Photo: Andrew Powell/Liverpool/Getty Images

Elsewhere in the Big Cup… oh spurs. And the oh barcelona!

It is expected to bring the cool LS Lowry board, go to the match 8 million pounds sterling next month. Let’s know if we can participate.

Don’t try to understand it. I feel it’

77 BRFC 0-4 ETFC – [Lyle] Della-Verde curls up in fourth and is then ejected seconds before a late tackle” – the Enfield Town match feed on social media sends us into a time-varying wormhole with Tenet-like proportions during their win over Brightlingsea Regent.

Do you still want more?

Ben McClear believes Gareth Southgate needs to change England’s attacking streak. Without writing a stanza containing the two words “Evan Tony” repeated 450 times, present this.

Some potential options, earlier.
Some potential options, earlier. Composite: Getty, Shutterstock

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