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Barclays Premier League Season 2010/2011

  

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nothuman    0

Massive win today! Too bad Arsenal draw. :D

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Kostaz    3

Credit where it's due but this must be the luckiest United side I've witnessed.

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Valerus    1

Credit where it's due but this must be the luckiest United side I've witnessed.

agreed

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Damo R.    29,658

I was pleased we managed a 0-0 against the Spuds! :)

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Ezaura    10

Ramires scores a Torres goal, fantastic. And what about Luiz's hair? Sexy as.

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Damo R.    29,658

if Kenny had a second go around so should Rafa (Y)

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rajputwarrior    280

if Kenny had a second go around so should Rafa (Y)

that's the problem, king kenny isn't going anywhere.

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Damo R.    29,658

that's the problem, king kenny isn't going anywhere.

no one lives forever ;)

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Kralik    3
2011-03-23.jpg

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Damo R.    29,658
Liverpool's sponsor wants the club to sign Asian stars to help tap into commercial opportunities in the region.

Standard Chartered sponsorship chief Gavin Laws cited Manchester United's signing of Park Ji-sung as an example of connecting with the Asian market.

"The real power Liverpool could do for us, and for the Premier League, is if there was a way they could nurture foreign players from Asia," said Laws.

He added that the bank wanted Kenny Dalglish to stay as Liverpool boss.

"I'd like to see Kenny as the long term manager - I'm sure the club would," commented Laws.

"They are going to be talking to him if they aren't talking to him already.

"The Kenny magic is all around the world, everybody believes Kenny can take the club [forward] and that means they stay focused and that means they stay in the newspapers around the world... we are looking for brand awareness."

Liverpool signed an ?80m, four-year shirt sponsorship deal with Standard Chartered in September 2009.

And while the company is based in London, much of its income comes from the Asian market.

Speaking at the SoccerEx conference in Manchester, Laws added: "The markets in Asia and the Middle East are so nationalistic, they are very proud about their countries.

"One appearance from a player, say from Dubai in the Premier League, and you'd have the whole of Dubai watching it."

Laws felt that the exposure would be commercially beneficial to his company as well as to Liverpool.

He continued: "You see what Park Ji-sung does for Manchester United."

Liverpool are unlikely to finish in the top four and so are set to miss out on the riches of the Champions League for a second successive season - however, they could still qualify for the Europa League.

With eight more matches remaining this season, Dalglish and his men find themselves sixth in the Premier League, four points adrift of fifth-place Tottenham, having played one game more, and eight behind Manchester City in fourth.

However, Laws thought it was "not that important" if Liverpool once again miss out on a place in European club football's most prestigious competition because matches are played when the bank's target audience in Asia is asleep.

He also said that the club's struggles on and off the pitch this season had actually benefited his company.

"I would have thought that Liverpool have had more exposure around the world this season than anybody else......without the turmoil at the club there wouldn't have been [the publicity]," he said.

"They are a mid-table team with an outside chance of getting into the Europa League again."

The takeover of Liverpool by US company New England Sports Ventures, owner of the Boston Red Sox, was completed in October 2010 and generated huge global media coverage.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/9442542.stm

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Subject Delta    108

Kenny's done brilliantly, but then so did Rafa.

As for the other bit... Screw what the damn yanks want. We should sign players for their quality not their ethnicity. Can always rely on American team owners to treat it like a business rather than a sport :rolleyes:

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deuz    2

Kenny's done brilliantly, but then so did Rafa.

As for the other bit... Screw what the damn yanks want. We should sign players for their quality not their ethnicity. Can always rely on American team owners to treat it like a business rather than a sport :rolleyes:

CAN YOU READ? The sponsor wants their team to diversify their players to increase exposure, as any sponsor would want. Also the sponsor is english. Also there are alot of young asian players who would be good to buy(as shown at the asia cup earlier this year).

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Subject Delta    108

CAN YOU READ? The sponsor wants their team to diversify their players to increase exposure, as any sponsor would want. Also the sponsor is english. Also there are alot of young asian players who would be good to buy(as shown at the asia cup earlier this year).

Ok, I thought it was the owners, but my point still stands. Sponsors shouldn't poke their noses into the sporting aspect of how teams are run. I am not saying I explicitly have a problem with Asian players, I have a problem with buying them for no reason other than that they are Asian.

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Damo R.    29,658

West Ham 2-0 Man Utd at half time! :D

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Kostaz    3

Hope this won't be Blackpool/Aston Villa v2.

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Damo R.    29,658

oh darn....typical west ham though a first half team!

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acnpt    39

****, it was 11-1 at half time, shouldn't have forgotten my password.

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Damo R.    29,658

LMAO we are getting battered now :rofl:

well I will willingly give Utd points to stop Arsenal from winning the title (Y)

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Damo R.    29,658

looks like Roy bested the "King" ;)

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idioot    4

LMAO we are getting battered now :rofl:

well I will willingly give Utd points to stop Arsenal from winning the title (Y)

that you did... :crazy:

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nothuman    0

I couldn't watch the game but just saw the highlights of it. Typical Manchester United, I love it!

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rajputwarrior    280

embarrassing... liverpool you choked hard. so hard.

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