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English Football?

In view of the recent purchase of Leeds United are there any professional football clubs that are not under foreign managership and/or ownership?
I don't follow football although I will watch a bit, I just wondered Undecided
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In similar vein..... do any of the players, actually have roots in the city/town that they play for?
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Quote from: shutter
city/town/country*

That's better!
TBH I have no idea, I'm a rugby guy.
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The last football match I watched was between Hants & Dorset bus depot teams.
More than a few decades back I think.
Yes they had English managers and they definitely lived and worked locally. Smiley
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I'm guessing by the lack of football hooligan fan response all the aforementioned are glued to a satellite channel watching the 'beautiful game' Lips are sealed
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What I would lime to know is
Why does the poor bag of wind, have to be kicked / Head-Butted et al
What has the bag of wind done to all that are cruel devil at it
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And why does it need 3 refs to "control" the 22 grown men, playing kids recreational game?  Huh
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& sometimes they do not know which side they play for
Home goal(s) any one Roll eyes
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It's good to see they change ends at half time so they don't get bored but it must be confusing for the poor dears.
Probably that explains TORPC's post.
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The amount of money they get paid, you would think they could buy a ball each, instead of fighting over the same one every weekend...  Kids... !  Roll eyes  never seem to grow up. ...  Huh
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I always thought
They were distracted by thinking what they will be spending their £££Millions£££ on
However
Some of them have been known to throw their toys out of their pram(s) Smiley
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I got arrested at a football match way back in the seventies....for trying to escape. Seriously!!
I was living in Ipswich and went to watch a match at Portman road. It was packed and I didn't want to stay, but all the turnstiles were locked and there was no way out so I decided to climb over the turnstiles. It seemed obvious to me. As I jumped down I was grabbed by a copper and promptly dispatched to a van and carted to the local nick.
The (I presume desk sergeant) officer in charge asked the one who brought me in what I was to be charged with, thinking fighting, urinating in a public place etc, one of the usual 'footie' things. He was not amused with this poor copper when he found out why I had been arrested.
He was made to apologise to me profusely, like a little kid. I wasn't bothered, I got a lift into town. Grin
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I've never been to a football match yet even though, until aged 8 in the 60's, we used to live a stone's through from Millwall's ground. That's probably why - I remember many a Saturday getting back early from shopping to see all the shop's windows boarded up Roll eyes
Back then my team was Manchester United - something I never told the locals Wink
I doubt that I'll ever get to attend a match with the costs ever increasing and I simply don't think it's worth it now.

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There is always this version of football, seems fun.
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Sad to say a relative of mine (who shall remain nameless) was the subject of several newspaper headlines concerning a football riot abroad where many people died.