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Mike Dean has been demoted to the Championship at the weekend and will referee Barnsley vs. Leeds.

Mike Dean has been demoted to the Championship at the weekend and will referee Barnsley vs. Leeds.

Horrible decision. The man is a referee, not a war criminal. To punish him in this way is despicable.

No crime is severe enough to be punishable by being sent to Barnsley.

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Ludicrous displays at night matches when Wenger sent on Walcott early

Ludicrous displays at night matches when Wenger sent on Walcott early
Ludicrous displays at night matches when Wenger sent on Walcott early

For those who are /sub/outoftheloop, the quotes are from :

Did you see that ludicrous display last night?

What's Wenger doing sending Walcott on that early?

Thing about Arsenal, they always try to walk it in.

Ludicrous displays (draws or losses, with Walcott failing to score or assist) at night matches (kick-off 18:00 or later) when Wenger sent on Walcott early (before 75')

Date KO time Competition Opponent H/A Result Walcott sent on 1/11/06 19:45 Champions League CSKA Moscow H 0-0 71' 29/11/06 19:45 Premier League Fulham A 1-2 61' 28/2/07 20:00 FA Cup Blackburn Rovers A 0-1 61' 2/4/08 19:45 Champions League Liverpool H 1-1 46' 17/2/10 19:45 Champions League Porto A 1-2 68' 25/2/15 19:45 Champions League AS Monaco H 1-3 60' 11/5/15 20:00 Premier League Swansea City H 0-1 69' 20/5/15 20:45 Premier League Sunderland H 0-0 67' 24/8/15 20:00 Premier League Liverpool H 0-0 73' 2/2/16 19:45 Premier League Southampton H 0-0 62' 23/2/16 19:45 Champions League Barcelona H 0-2 50' 16/3/16 19:45 Champions League Barcelona A 1-3 73'

("Are We Not Men?", the episode of "The IT Crowd" that the quote appeared in, aired on 28/11/08 - after 4 such ludicrous displays.)

EDIT: And naturally, the position of this post on r/soccer (an hour after it was posted)...

This is the best shitpost I've ever seen

Louis van Gaal to retire

Louis van Gaal to retire

Absolute legend for club and country. For those who haven't been following the game long or who just aren't that old, what he did with Ajax team in the mid-nineties is nothing short of insanity. Winning the champions league with a team with mostly own youth products and extremely young players, with an 18 year old scoring the winner in the champions league final. One of the longest win streaks in history. He is an eccentric guy but was miles ahead of any other coach for a while. Also don't overlook his work for charity, his work with 'spieren voor spieren', An organisation helping kids with muscle conditions. He has put in a ton of work for them.

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