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pia sundhage in brasil , USSoccer vs NWSL , corporate joga bonito , FIFAWWC expansion , mannschaft 2014 , atleti preseason 2019 , financing in womens sport, iwobi/zaha at arsenal , inter women maximin , South African Womens national league first announcement/initiation , COSAFA Womens Championship 2019 group results , UEFA women advertisement variance , gender equality or bonding , African Premier LEadership Awards , Balotelli in brazil , Futsal in japan , Female players in Kenya , Banyana Banyana win COSAFA 2019 cup , Nat King Cole and female athletes , referee quality, aritz aduriz begin the la liga 2019-2020 season , pregnant athlete pay , a case for china, DTigress 2019 afrobasket champs, BlackQueens future , coachcam , the sister clubs , corinthians feminino , Ai Kesen, Chelsea ladies and the banning of female soccer players, Bayelsa queens 2019 NWFL champion , 23 year and younger , Ol feminin 2019 to the future , SWNL begins , Neymar transfer window closing 2019 , Hasaacas ladies and pay scales , Brasilian womens champions a2 2019 , UEFA champions league group stage 2019-2020 , Neymar continues his time at PSG , fff female friendly 8312019 Belgian grnad prix 2019 opening lapwomens soccer, flag weeks, under reported transfers , Womens soccer news 952019 , sereias de vila photos 9/8/2019 , دخترآبی and the rest of the world plus some soccer , atleti in uefacl 9122019 , Neymar at PSG 2019/2020 , The Fate to Ansu Fati , the law versus negative bias from eniola aluko , the health of the female player  , Russian Grand Prix 2019 , Japanese Grand Prix 2019 , Lebron on Morey , venting ussoccer , do you know the military world games , Brasil women olympics , Caf women have no cup of nations host a clarification to Julia Wanjeri , part 2 to Wanjeri , state based relpro in the usauefa champions league 2019/2020 group stage end results , uefa cl 2019-2020 r16 europa league r32 , Mourinho and tactics and tuschel , Phil Schoen side Mark Lincir , Sporting Money during the corona Virus , Women must own to control , PSG+pogba 2020 , Black ownership has no excuse, ?

Audioblog Season 2 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 , 13 , 14 , ?

Copa Libertadores 2020 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , ?

Copa Libertadores 2019 1 , 2, 3, 4, 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10, 11 , 12 , ?

UEFA Champions League 2019/2020 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 ,10 , 11 , 12 , 13 , 14 , 15, ?

Matches OL vs Monaco 892019 , OM vs Reims 8102019 , Chelsea vs MUFC 8112019 , 2019 uefa supercup , OL vs Montpellier 8272019 , Atletico Madrid vs Eibar 912019 , Copa do Brasil 2019 leg 1 , Braga vs PSG UEFAWCL 9122019 , Copa do BRasil 2019 leg 2 , Corinthians vs Independiente del Valle Copa Sudamericana , Club America vs Club LEon LigaMX femenil , Juarez vs PUMAS LigaMXFemenil , pumas atletico san luis ligamxfemenino , toluca vs guadalajara , Tigres vs Club Tijuana LigaMXFemenino , Atletico Madrid vs Mallorca La Liga , independiente vs corinthians , Colon vs Atletico Mineiro copa sudamericana , Tigres vs Necaxa LigaMXFemenil , NWSL semifinals 2019 , NWSL 2019 final , Atletico Madrid vs Alaves 10292019 ,

Galatasaray vs Rizespor , Dijon vs PSG , PSG vs ASse , PSG vs Monaco , PSG vs Monaco part 2, psg/reims coupe de france 2020 , atleti vs Valencia 2142020  , Recopa 2020 leg 1 , galatasaray vs fenerbache 2232020 , Recopa 2020 leg 2 , PSG OL 343030 , bayern munich vs borussia monchengladbach , barcelona vs mallorca 6132020 , real madrid vs Eibar 6142020 , atletico madrid vs osasuna 6172020, barca/celtavigo 6272020 , atleti vs alaves 6272020 , Real MAdrid vs Espanyol 6282020 , atleti vs barca 6302020 , Real MAdrid vs Valencia 7162020 , PSG vs Atalanta 8122020 , ?

Weekends 8-17-2019 , 8-18-2019 , 8-24-2019 , 8-25-2019 , 8-31-2019 , 9-14-2019 , 9/21/2019 , 9/22/2019 , 9/28/2019 , 10/5/2019-10/6/2019  , 10192019 , 10-26-2019  , 10-27-2019 , 11-2-2019 , 11-9-2019 , 11-10-2019 , 11-22-2019 , 11-23-2019 , 12/1/2019 , 12-7-2019 , 12-14-2019 , 12/15/2019 , 1/4/2020 , 1/25/2020 , 1/26/2020 , 2/1/2020 , 2/8/2020 , 2/15/2020 , 2/16/2020 , 3/1/2020 , 3/8/2020 , ?

NB Sports Braga vs PSG 9122019 , ?

Womens Soccer NEws Roundups 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 , 13 , 14 , 15 , 16 , 17 , 18 , 19 , 20 , ?

PHotos 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , ?


Prior ThoughtCloud : 8/9/2019 , CURRENT IS ABOVE


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#FIFAWWC expansion- It is amazing how the womens world cup just ended and while people criminalized the usa womens national team success against Thailand I don't see how an expanded womens world cup will breed better results in the group stage.
The problem I have to womens flag soccer is how imbalanced many arguments are. People who support womens soccer for over ten years , like myself, or people who only cognize womens soccer during world cups say they want better competition, oppose blowouts, but then pronounce overjoy at expansion.
It took mens soccer a long time to expand the mens world cup to the current format. Who is fiscally profiting through these expansions? It clearly isn't most womens soccer flag programs.
In my mind, I thought the point of world cup qualification was to make the competition to places in the world cup appropriate. Then the world cup will have the best. The expansion is undoing the role of world cup qualification. Let the Vietnam's and similar flag programs battle against their betters in their region. Pushing this expansion quicker than the mens world cup is not serving the time it takes for these projects to grow. And, failure can have a negative financial reaction to those willing to finance the womens game in any country.
Jamaica made it into the womens world cup in france 2019 but their program was lucky to be financed, aided by Bob Marley's descendant. Vietnam was clearly unprepared for the level of competition in the world cup. As someone who follows various womens soccer news, most football association's womens programs are not in any way prepared for a world cup competition. Why give more entries? Let the world cup qualifiers be more competitive then open more entries. Nigeria has won every single womens cup of nations in CAF? doesn't that show C.A.F. competition has not grown enough.
I am happy for some womens flag teams to get their first entry into the world cup, during the next iteration. But it is clearly for sponsorship or advertisers or various fiscal concerns but not to reflect athletic quality or adjust the competition based on leveling or measuring athletic quality... and that to me is unfortunate.


SOUTH AFRICA HOSTING the next world cup

I support south africa getting the next world cup over other options but I do worry about stadiums and seats. Again, the media reality, the tweet likes and the reality offline are not congruent. In FRance, turnout was low from many countries. What are the stadiums south africa plans to utilize. I hope not huge ones that have current female fan bases making the turnout seem bad, when the turnout is good, the stadium is too big. How is south africa prepared to invite foreigners into south africa in huge quantities and fiscally given cost breaks to fill up stadiums? Yes, the usa womens national team and south africa may have no problem. But, some stadiums in south africa look hard to fill for the fanbases many womens flag teams have. Second, will south africa figure out a way to connect financing to the womens world cup to sponsorship for SASOL league teams? In the end, if sponsors are willing to support a sasol league team or the sasol league for some years, then give them advantage over other sponsors. Demand every male club in south africa that wants their stadium used to support a womens team in SASO at a certain financial minimum, which includes mamalodi sundowns, who have a womens team.



Julia Wanjeri said it best. read below. This proves my point, case closed




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The fall of Die #Mannschaft- 2014 I recall. A team that embarrassed a neymarless brazil in brazil. A team full of players coming off a great period for Bayern, others journeymen regarded as excellent.
I concur to MAtt Pearson that players from Neuer to Muller are variant in the reasons to their club decline. Some it is based on change of life <captain lahm,klose>. Some have been injured too much or in one way extremely < Goetze/Boateng/Hummels>. But I think Schweinsteiger showed the way forward for Ozil/Muller/Schurrle/Kroos. No I don't mean joining Major League Soccer as much as join or go to teams that will build around you, through your skills or experience. I recall Ozil at REal madrid then arsenal or Schurrle at Leverkusen then chelsea then a little hazy to dortmund. Ozil or Schurrle were never on a team that went through them or centered on them. The last team whose attack was somewhat built through Schurrle was at Leverkusen. After that he was always a side man. Ozil was never built around a central midfield role. At Arsenal CArzola was the one people loved in the midfield. When cazorla got hurt, Ozil was given the role but the team didn't seem built around him, even now. Kroos won three straight uefa champions leagues but Kroos was never deemed the center of the midfield, always an attache. Modric or casemiro are thought of in that key midfielder role more than kroos. But, kroos like marcelo/bale love real madrid money and media and comfort, even when booed, in my opinion. Muller is another player, like Kroos, who is comfortable at a club he was part to a lot of success but has become an attache player, quietly.
Ozil need to make a move to a turkish superlig team, but the English premier league money is probably what stalled a move. Schurrle should had made a move to a team in the chinese super league or major league soccer in the usa to be the center of an attack instead of going back to germany. TOni KRoos is complicated in that his personal media pages show a thoughtful man who sticks to contentment. He has won it all outside of the Over 21 Euros or Copa del Rey for club or flag but I am truly uncertain he will continue playing when his real madrid time is up. I hope so, but if he does he must go to the east of uefa or leave uefa all together and get more playing time in a central role. If that means on a lesser team, which he is not used to, so be it.
Muller is another hard one. Historically,a  one club man, at a great club who won it all outside the UEFA European championship. But, like Kroos I am uncertain he is interested in having a late career outside top clubs but if he does, he must do like Bastian and move away from UEFA or to the UEFA east as I suggest tOni Kroos do. Muller to me is still a very good player, so is Kroos, but they are caught on teams with so much talent they seem less than. If money is what they want, that makes the choice simple, a club in usa or china, but like BAstian Kroos or Muller can get in a good situation if they plan it right... maybe even join bastian in Chicago.

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#Copalibertadores night 7312019

Internacional vs Nacional- Paulo Guerrero I watched for years. I recall him best when the Timao, Corinthians , he led , coached by Tite, with PAulinho in midfield, defeated my Drogbaless Chelsea.
From that match onward, I saw and see him as a true number 9 and a top goal getter... yet he has never had or accepted a call away to fiscally green pastures in Chian or the usa. I can comprehend if no one called then he had no reason to leave. I don't know why teams in the usa or china haven't presented Guerrero , the soldier, with money and whatever else to leave. Now if they called and he said no, then I respect he has enjoyed his conmebol career, a peruvian in the brasilian waters.
oh and Internacional defeated Nacional
Paulo Guerrero goal


Flamengo vs Emelec- when the match started Gabriel Barbosa missed a sitter and I tweeted his name is gabriel barbosa not gabigol. Then Mengao earned a penalty that G. Barbosa scored, through trickery from Rafinha. Then B. henrique's wide play led to a cross that was tipped by Everton Riberio to G Barbosa who slotted it in.
I couldnt watch the penalty shootout but diego alvez, caused 2 saves, his repurtation his technique, FLamengo progress and join Internacional
G BArbosa 1
G Barbosa 2


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#Atleti defeat the #MLS all stars - many will say Atleti's pre season goals and electricity is a measure of new signings or changes but this is Atleti's slow patient planning. Atletico MAdrid is a team that has sold many a player, some legends like a godin, some greats like torres, some failures like a martinez, some journeyman like Turan, but Atleti kept it going and kept a defensive first setup while picked players willing to play that way for season after season. Atleti saved and invested in sure players mostly, if you consider most of the players into atleti, very few were duds in the simeone era. yes, some but most were successful and you can argue the biggest failures were center forwards , whose goal needs out the atleti bunker is a unique desire.


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Finance in womens sport - Julia Wanjeri < @jwanjeri > has spoken very truthfully  about the false fiscal statement from many that promotion into the womens world cup will generate fiscal investment from football associations to their womens program. To be honest, the USA/BRasil/Nigeria each prove this true. Brasil in conmebol side Nigeria in caf dominate their regional competition in the womens game like the usa in concacaf, but CBF in brasil or NFF in nigeria have not replied to their female flag teams success in their confederation with finding investors to support above living wage salaried athletic activity in either country. In the USA, the uswnt players are aided by USSoccer through salaries, but the nwsl absent USWNT players is no other than the Nigerian or Brasilian womens leagues.


While Julia is correct in calling out lies the problem of financing in countries is very simple. Male dominance. I find many, including myself, when we speak of financing to always use neutral terms concerning race. We use the words: them, the group, community.  I rarely publicly say: whites or males when it comes to fiscal utilization from the have's to the have nots being blacks or women. Male communities is the simple pure reason: why Ivory Coast banned womens soccer or other CAF countries have no womens program,  why in every soccer mad Conmebol country womens soccer program is beneath amateur or unpaid, why the same can be said for most in AFC, why JApan won its only world cup and yet the nadeshiko league was not embraced by japanese financial communities more. I am a man but the truth is, in most countries, the male community dominates the financial ownership often in the ninety percent range. Sequentially, if the male community has a bias towards the parallel female community living in the same geograph, then growing/potent/positive fiscal investment will be denied by that bias.


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#Iwobi #ZAha at #Arsenal - both players need to leave Arsenal for a club in the chinese super league. IF they want money then remain in the EPL. But if they want to lead teams then they need to go where they will be offered the chance to lead and resettle their playing styles. Currently both are used to utilitarian. As I said earlier about germany 2014 squad. Some players big problem is they need to be used in a way they are not and it is killing their game.  Leaving arsenal will be an athletic blessing for iwobi or zaha.
germany's 2014 squad


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#Intermilan women transfers #Maximim- thanks @OffsideBeet @Don_Nerazzurri @GFFN @sempreintercom

Inter Milan have made some transaction, many seem from the central european zone. Not household names but inter have many players from center to west continental europe and I imagine those players or interista <not spelled correctly> helped make these happen.


On a side note Allan Saint-Maximin has left OGCNice for newcastle. Considering the usual way players from france who go to newcastle fit, maximin will be back in france in three to four seasons.
From Nicolas Pepe who left UEFA champions league play for no champions league play to maximin who left a youthful program that fit his style of play to the lower quality francophone galacticos that is newcastle, I continue to have problems in the moves players make from france ligue1 to the english premier league, the moves are rarely to competitive teams in england, more minnows in england who have tons of money through sponsorship that can afford high priced talent but not enough to their betters domestically.
ahh well, good luck maximim, à bientôt


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#CWSL 5th results and photos from @Chinawnft -Another week of the Chinese Womens Super League. I am unable to see the matches. If anyone has information to see them, please share to me.  Follow Chinawnft or join weibo and folo






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#CAF goals 842019 - Jiangsu Suning CAF connection- Elizabeth Addo from Ghana side Tabitha Chawinga from Malawi had a very good day. Jiangsu in the mens level is low but in like womens soccer outside china, the teams that are most successful in womens soccer are not the ones most successful in mens soccer.
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Rachel Muema goal for @ThikaQueensFC in the @FKF_WPL


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#cosafawc semifinalists- are South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, botswana good luck to all
Group B final results and photos
GROUP A final results and photos
Group C final results and photos


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Top tier publicity in #UEFA womens leagues - #FAWSL matches will be all streamed live globally. september 2nd 2019 on this new application called the F.A. player.
While I comprehend Arianna's query to Division 1 , I come to realize the culture in France to soccer is very much a local concept. England has a culture of selling soccer, advertising media campaigning is very strong in england. Sell sell sell, I think the french are just not enthralled with selling their leagues like that. I comprehend part of it. If a player wants to leave let them leave. If people want to know what goes on , France have many sources to keep people updated. But I think france is honest about another true factor, the market for french speakers is just not large in the monied places. Let's be honest, how many french or german speakers exist among the populace in north america, that has money. Not many. England plays on the fact that the usa is an english speaking country too. That is why england advertises the way it does, to relate to the usa. Yes, the globe will have access but lets be honest, will south american/east asian/francophone african look at english womens soccer, i doubt it, for various reasons. The question is, is the investment really worth it. As a fan of french soccer I wish someone with money made the investment but if I am honest, it doesn't have any gains short term.


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Gender equality or bonding- Grace Chirumanzu suggest the International Cricket council should not had banned the womens cricket team from zimbabwe based on the organizations issues. While I concur that womens sport, usually has hurdles: financial, cultural to overcome that make the athletic journey inequal to males. In a modern media where women tout equality at every turn in every sector, which I have no personal problem with, the functionality to that desire comes out in various ways. Equality by default forms a bond. For two people to see eye to eye no matter how the other grow, their growth must be bonded to the other. That bonding is where you get a womens team being banned for a mens team issue. Is it fair? in my view it is not fair, but the question isn't a mater of fairness but bonding or equality. Equality demand bonding.


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THE AFRICAN PREMIER LEADERSHIP AWARDS - Congratulations to Joyce Williams managing attorney at @armooh_williams in becoming the Special Envoy for the impending African Premier Leadership Awards , contact her at info@armooh-williams.com  for collaboration or sponsorship  opportunities


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ThoughtCloud 8/9/2019

Tiger Tiger , Marca Worst 11 2018 , MUFC needed system 2018-2019 , PSG/Brasil needed system 2018-2019CONCACAF Womens Championship reflect the same reality in either gender in CONCACAF , Sarri Chelsea part 2 , My UEFA CL champion pick , 2018-2019 uefa womens champions league round of 8 to final thoughts , Womens Soccer in the USA , AWCON2018 World Cup 2019 entries , The Glyne Dame , 2019 Womens World Cup Draw and Ettie , 30 years from now , 2018-2019 uefa mens champions league round 16 , beInMourinho , atleti-juventus2202019 , Ownership or a reply to samantha weber , ElClasico 322019 , thoughts 332019 , ajax/realmadrid352019 , my reply to samantha webber's prose on critiquing prose, Morata/Griezzman/Costa , favorite team by flag , CAF womens competitions format suggestion , USWNT 13-0 victory against Thailand, French Women Euros 2021 squad , New York Knicks 2019-2020 , future womens world cup , copa america 2019 semifinal brasil-argentina , china investing in womens soccer , cameroon out afcon2019 , kawhi leonard to la clippers , USWNT global fandom , selecao win copa america 2019 , russell westbrook , cafcon r8 , the neutral fan , concacaf wcq format 2019 , CAFCON r8 part 1 , FIFAWWC viewership popularity , cafcon 2019 r8 part 2, lgbtq+ in the uswnt , sole jaimes join santos , caf in chaos , zimbabwe win netball , Lewis Hamilton wins British grand prix 2019 , nwfl value , cafcon2019 final , neymar and transfers7162019 , seedorf/kluivert cameroon end , Black in the NWSL , eniola aluko memoirs , Mikel the Nigerian , ZHakata and the borderless CAF , CAF CUp Of Nations 2019 final , ICC immigrants , cr7 metoo , Mexico Rugby women congrats and NY rugby or futebol , the liberian f.a. , Black Stars can be bought , nigerian badminton , one club woman , Atleti ICC greatness , 2019 german grand prix, transgender in sports , Womens U19 euros, jeremy lin , pia sundhage in brasil , USSoccer vs NWSL , corporate joga bonito , FIFAWWC expansion , mannschaft 2014 , atleti preseason 2019 , financing in womens sport, iwobi/zaha at arsenal , inter women maximin , South African Womens national league first announcement/initiation , COSAFA Womens Championship 2019 group results , UEFA women advertisement variance , gender equality or bonding , African Premier LEadership Awards , ?

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Initial Introduction

When I began punditry on sport, it was confined in online locale to my material, still is. I looked and learned through various other formats or Ideas to create my own place. Past blogging, I thought to use Ebooks, my most common format. EBooks can utilize audio and are a clear way to lineate your actions. I made the Kings of London Epic Poem Series and Richard Murray's Thoughts Series reflecting that truth.  But, Ebooks were and are not the most used format to messages through the internet. Sport require common channels be used, if you have not figured out how to use an uncommon channel more imaginatively while attention getting, base on saturation in sport viewers to modern media. I thought to audio blog, The Richard Murray Fanatacism Audible, while collate from some of my favorite womens soccer connections, Richard Murray's Fanatacism, or strictly from the players, The Players Say. I gained more outreach but I found myself acting in similar to what others were doing.  I find myself now starting a new endeavor, in this AALBC blog entry, like the Audible but absent the strict format. Now, Richard Murray's Thoughts Version 2 is here. I will post in the comments in this blog, any are free to join me,and state my thoughts. But the content or style will now be free. I will not assume I know how best communicate to the audience or viewership, 

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OL vs Monaco 892019 #OL #ASM #Ligue1


PRematch, This is the first true test for SYlvinho I get to see. in the 2019/2020 season for Olympique LYonnais.


GOALS- Dembele score the first OL goal in 2019-2020 ligue 1 of france- It was a header won. I didn't expect AS Monaco to let in a header so early in the season. It wasn't free but Dembele's timing or comprehension to the service was high. OL don'tpossess or defend through possession just like last year. SIlvynho has not changed the nature of the team in transitioning to attack from defense. Still raw, Dembele is a true reference and depay/traore are cutting being dangerous. Aour is the creative midfield.


Memphis depay nutmeg goal from outside the box - Olympique lyonnais are not possessing through possession thus possession higher up the pitch  better having an advantage in numbers. Sylvinho hasn't coached the team to modulate when certain conditions occur. But glad the goal occured.


TOussart goal after a jumble - O.L. never once showed the ability to possess high up the pitch and condense their attack. The first goal was a set piece goal, the second or third goal were from distance that a firmer team will block out. Lyon did not show the ability to score in the box cutting through monaco playing on the ground.



AFTER THE  MATCH The cesc fabregas red card is correct in the video assistance refereeing mode, with consistency in mind. If you don't want consistency then you can argue the red card was incorrect. But, after the womens world cup in the summer after Rakitic in the mens world cup last year, I don't want to hear anything about calls are too extreme, calls are not right. Referee consistency is what I want and Video assisted refereeing giving fabregas the red card, which i oppose is consistent. ... the question is, can OL defend high through possession better with monaco down a man?... by the 69th minute the answer is no. Backheel giveaways having a man advantage should not happen. SYlvinho points to his head but that is his fault as a coach. Olympique lyonnais are not good when they are forced to make the attack on a defensively set team. Only when Monaco transition or try to hold an attack did O.L. look dangerous <the usual posture for the mens team in the past number of seasons>. By this matches goals, OL need to be measured on set piece goals and long range goals.  A good luck start to the season but nothing has been proven.  Allez OL !

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Olympique Marseille vs Stade Reims #Ligue1 #OM #Reims


Prematch- Balotelli has left for Flamengo in Brazil which I will talk about later. But, Andre Villas Boas, former chelsea/st petersburg/shanghai coach has global experience, has been molded as a coach. OM want at least third and have a chance to get it discarding PSG/OL , today does not define anything, but we will see how prepared AVB has the heavily shifted squad.


GOALS - Boulaye Dia goal- In two minute Reims had cut through Marseille. The reality is, pundits or OM supporters in media talk about OM being the only french club to win the UEFA champions league over big money PSG or engenue Lyon but the MArseille team that won it all was a defensive juggernaut, a position Marseille has not supported in its transfers from administration or stratagems from coaches. Reims is more like that Marseille side than Marseille is today. Solid flowing defense, ever steady aside a very patient well groomed attack.

석현준 goal- Suk hyun-jun goal simply arrest my case.


AFTER THE MATCH - before the second minute Reims cut through OM with quick one touch passing and movement. AVB has defensive work to do, last season OM was very slow to react defensively, throughout the season. That is an awful defensive start.
Jose Mourinho said he made poor choices, unlike his peers Klopp/Guardiola and when I look at AVB, like his mentor Mourinho, he chooses teams that have great possibility but also are in unfavorable situations.

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#Balotelli in Brazil - I watched Olympique MArseille's first game of the 2019-2020 season in the french ligue1.
Balotelli's career is an excellent one in terms of how movement to where or when matters. He never got to play for Inter Milan who sold them when they needed to keep him for the post mourinho era. He goes to manchester city for a lot of money , but MCFC pre financial fair play was looking to use the real madrid method in the english premier league. Manchester city bought many players and kept millions of dollars on the bench. Balotelli never was on the bench but was not allowed to be the center of the team. He goes to Berlesconi's last AC Milan days and is blamed like many other coaches or players for the administrative flaws. He goes to a brendan rogers liverpool post suarez/sterling/sturridge and his playing style's variance. He floundered alongside aspas or other transfers. Then after some liverpool , ac milan swapping, came OGC Nice. Finally Balotelli was on a team where he was the center of the attack and the team had an identity throughout: pacey, energetic, solid in defense, strong in transition. Dante anchored the defense. But, eventually he wanted more and he went to Marseille. But, MArseille as, today proved, has a lot of work.
Now finally, Balotelli has transfered upward. All the transfers BAlotelli made were negative or parallel. Manchester city was in its early new money stages, that was a move downward from Inter Milan, at the time recent UEFA champions league winner. Then his move to dying, in need of resurrection AC Milan was further downward. Then he goes to Liverpool in the last days of their ownership before the statian, red sox owners came in. He went to OGCNice which was an parallel move, their ownership has changed just like Liverpool's did soon after Balotelli left. Liverpool like most english clubs have more money than most other in UEFA but their athletic quality is not based on their financial quality. He went to MArseille for a stop gap but OM is like AC Milan a team that is going through a long modulation as a club. Now, finally he made the largest upward move in his career. Flamengo, mengao, one of the biggest teams in CONMEBOL. I think mengao is a great move and shows true ambition from Balotelli.
If Balotelli in one and a half year can lead flamengo to actually win it all, he will be asked to remain again but will definitely be a large media target. Like neymar who made a gamble with PSG, balotelli is gambling with flamengo. I hope it works out well. I think it will. Balotelli is a great passer  and can hold up the ball well, gabriel or vitinho need Balotelli and he need them. Balo side Maxima at OGC Nice proved what balotelli can do with fast players around him, who like to move about a reference.
Can't wait to see Balotelli in the Maracana... no ambition, Balotelli has the highest for me.
LAstly, Balotelli told Maxima, his partner in OGCNice to join him in Marseille, Maxima said no but in retrospect, Maxima in choosing Newcastle, which is a move downward, show how maxima didn't learn from balotelli's career.
Always transfer to a team higher up the table, never lesser on the table.


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The life of female players in #Kenya #FKF -I quote Pauline Owuor : "When I thought I would make it in life with football. See, my mama still lives in the ghetto. I still eat once a day. Football pays, but not in Kenya. They killed my dream. #hangingmygloves"
I quote the article : "The women league’s only source of funding is from football’s world governing body Fifa’s annual grants to FKF meant for the development of women football to an estimated tune of Sh30 million."
I quote FKF Vice President Doris Petra : "“I was elected into office by delegates. So this notion that I came under the platform of women is wrong. It is only after I was elected that I started championing for the women’s place in the game. It was not my mandate."

Those quotes explain the problem clearly. But I can speak of males in the u.s.a. as an example. I remember many of my fellow teenage male players whom I thought, given a chance, could had been professional. But, the opportunity was non existent. The reality is, a myth exists in humanity. The myth that one's success is in spite of opportunity. The truth is, no matter how hard any one tries, if no opportunity exists, they will not get the opportunity.
Merit or character has no role to play in opportunity. Opportunity is simply that and in the beautiful game, opportunity is sparse. But this article admit the truth, the opportunity is sparse cause the financial backers are absent. People have to own up that their own communities do not own enough in the sporting arena. Black people in nyc loved basketball for years and for years lived through the public parks but never invested in a city based league. Professionalism counts but the only way you can be professional is to give the money to do it. Where are the female kenyans? where are the kenyan business people? FIFA's original purpose wasn't to finance the sport but guide the sport. Fifa has already done its part and maintains its part. It is time for countries finances to make it better.
And, as Doris Petra implied, if football association administrators are unwilling to get domestic support to their domestic program and rather want to wait on a foreign entity, then shame on them.

In conclusion, it is a sad story but it is one that is true for males or females from the fiscally wealthiest places to the fiscally poorest. The answers to all are the same: get local financing, figure out long term fiscal maintenance, even if it isn't grand, make it livable.
But, FIFA's job is not to finance development. FIFA's job is to maintain a global structure that aligns soccer all around earth in a similar groove to allow for cohesive competition, which it already does, and that included during the sepp blatter era.

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Chelsea vs Manchester United  8/11/2019

PRematch- The london blue mens team is in a serious transitional phase. Banned from making transfers and relying on a consistent squad. The five biggest goal scorers for the club in historical order are: Willian<52> Pedro<41> Batshuayi <19> Giroud <18> Alonso <18>
Frank Lampard has a team somewhat like the one he left. Some serious veterans.
On a side note, I didn't know robert green played for chelsea, hope he enjoys the next phase of his life.


GOALS-chelsea did not score


After the Match- Ross Barkley had the worst first half, not Kurt Zouma. he gave the ball away many times. Zouma gave his first penalty in his english premier league career. That will not happen again.
Chelsea have a transfer ban and have a depleted squad in terms of the experienced players in the past. David Luis/Hazard/Morata/victor moses are gone on loan or transfered whole. Willian side Ngolo Kante were unable to play. Pulisic is a decent player but not a game changer. I am glad I saw the mourinho eras, the drogba era, at Chelsea men. I don't mind this falter. Transfer ban till june, still time for more experienced players to leave, especially pedro/willian


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The Nat King Cole show and #equalpay -  Why am I talking about the #NatKingCole show concerning soccer? Anthony DiCicco's @DiCiccoMethod response to Frank de Boer's response to the question to equal pay amongst the genders in womens soccer is why.
People like DiCicco or Frank DeBoer talk about right or wrong or belief forgetting wage is not about right or wrong or belief it is about what someone with money want to offer someone who does not have it. The question is simple, is any employer obliged to pay workers who do the same job equally, moreover is any employer obliged to pay any worker anything? Note my question did not concern itself with merit. It concerned itself with pure power of the owner. The answer to the question is simple.
No. People in the u.s.a. or elsewhere talk about free market capitalism but don't comprehend what that means. Free market capitalism means an owner is not obliged to pay anyone what they are not demanded to after signing a legally bound contract or limited by law, meaning minimum wage requirements.  If I own a soccer team, that has a womens or mens branch, and I am only willing to pay female players hundreds of dollars while I pay the male millions, that is my freedom. Notice I didn't say, the womens team makes more money or less than the men's. Nor did I say, the womens team has more fans or less.
It is a simple truth, the owner has the freedom to pay what they want. That is what makes the owner the owner. In the usa, the slave owner is the epitome or originator to this tradition. If any slaveowner didn't want to deal in the slave business no one forced them too, they could had not bought or sold anyone and onyl had employed labor, that scenario was not outlawed in the u.s.a. before the war between the states.
In the future, The Nat King Cole show was the most popular show during its time, making more views than any other, even though they couldn't find or acquire advertisers for the show mostly. The why doesn't matter, though I will state it was based on the dislike the white community in the u.s.a. had to anyone in the black community in the u.s.a. A truth still in existence.
But, the sporting point is, the owners of the television stations wanted to continue the show in a weakened fashion and nat king cole himself would not accept those terms and thus the show was ended. In the end, the owners are not obliged to make it happen, no matter what.
Women who want equal pay or any more advantageous pay must find it or reach it themselves. Demanding it from employers goes against the nature of free market capitalism in the u.s.a. or the global market based on the u.s.a.

In amendment, I say this as someone who watched and watches womens soccer as much as I can. I also support female players advancement on or off the pitch. But, female athletes are missing proper support or detraction. Male athletes were never given anything based on merit or right or wrong or belief. They got it based on long fights with employers eventually getting employers willing to pay more. It was a fight. Women, that fight is what advocates like diciccio or opponents like frank de boer are evading in their talk, but it is impossible to evade that fight.
And others like diciccio or deboer who supposedly speak to female athletic condition based on right or wrong or faith through electronic medium like the world wide web are not helping your cause by making empty cases. if you want to truly help female athletes reach equal pay or more pay, acquire the money and pay them equally. Become wealthy and pay them, stop telling others who have money on how to use it. That can not work.
Make more money yourself and pay the athletes. That is the truth to any labor situation, make the money and pay them yourself.


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#ChelseaFC vs #LiverpoolFC 2019 #UEFASupercup  -Absent Ngolo Kante, Chelsea were walloped by MAnchester United in the first match of the English PRemier League season. HAving said KAnte, against Liverpool in the UEFA supercup we were able to compete against the reigning UEFA champions, earning extra time in the match. Ngolo Kante is the center of Chelsea football club today and for at least a whole season. I don't know what is wrong with Willian outside of fatigue, but Willian is the top goal scorer in the club at the moment and chelsea do need goals going forward, so he will need to be integrated into the team.



Jorginho goal- his face taking the penalty is classic
Kepar save



Again, Chelsea's most important player is Ngolo Kante, in the same way Real MAdrid's or Brasil flag team is Casemiro, either player allows the rest by being powerful engines in the midfield. As a historical note, it was Vidal that served that role in Juventus, allowing Pirlo the deep creator and Pogba the free attacking midfield. But, I am content Chelsea will do well. Lampard has to breed a better density in our defense but the chelsea squad seem full of non complaining team players. Liverpool better hope Allison return sooner rather than later. The backup keeper is good but he lacks Allison's experience of sharpness. Onto the season ,  this will be an interesting UEFA Champions League run for chelsea, let alone league season.

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Referee quality- I quote a post from Ian Paul Joy  @JOYPAULIAN Graeme Souness believes Stéphanie Frappart doesn't have the experience to take control of such a game . My problem in his statement is two fold. First is this statement click bait. Making statements online that contest an individual or a groups character usually gather replies or responses. Sequentially, they are intentionally given. From the kardashian clan's physical modulations on instagram, to donald trumps tweets on twitter. Souness maybe simply baiting interest. I defend that position dissecting his message, that is the second problem. He is suggesting based on a referee's performance, it proves a referee require more experience to handle the quality of a game. By default every game has a rank of media intensity. Sequentially, all matches can be used to rank based on souness's point. The problem, I watched many matched where a male referee had bad spells, or moments I deemed dreadful, in the match. All those male referees were given an opportunity in matches at the same or higher media or energetic level. Sequentially, Souness's point from a historical point of view has no value. No referee in the recent past was demoted or denied varying levels of matches based on prior results, or perceived prior results.


FRappart is a human being, like all other referees. The players or coaches or owners are human beings like all other players/coaches/owners. When an owner employs a player whose results don't warrant the money or the aspirations, that is a mistake on the owners part. When a coach sets up a strategy that fails on the pitch, that is a mistake on the coaches part. When a player performs an action improperly that they trained for it is a mistake on the players part. When a referee breaks their own consistency or performs a favoritism unintentionally, that is a mistake on a referees part.


Souness's position may be commercial bait, which this post has fallen into. Has no historical value based on the resultant from matches where a referee is deemed below quality. Lastly or dysfunctionally  suggests an inhumanity in a human position.




In Amendment about online bait

why is it, only one person videotapped this event in an irish pub with mcgregor? I smell media bait. https://twitter.com/i/events/1162019253328830464


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