|Originally posted by Taipan |
I don't even think cliche is the right word for what you are trying to say. I think you mean mainstream - but both descriptions are equally offensive.
So you think Pep will take a sabbatical for a year? How is that any less mainstream? The guy said so himself. At least I'm trying to read between the lines. The timing of his departure and the loyalty of his fans and players - it would be much of a slap in the face to Barca for him to get up and leave his club for the one that has knocked them out of the champions league. But as I stated earlier, my opinion is based on my belief that there is a price for anything, and Chelsea gets what Chelsea wants.
It was your word. I hadn't brought it up in this debate, I merely used it back at you. You aren't really following anything I'm saying, anyway. I'm criticising your opinions not for being common but for confirming largely to common misconceptions that are held by football fans who don't pay a lot of attention to the sport. I've explained where these odds are coming from, and so for you to cite them basically confirms exactly what I said. There are certain common myths that are pervasive, and I hear repeated over and over, and that any knowledgeable football fan gets annoyed of hearing. And another one of them is "Money can buy anyone", when Chelsea have failed to buy a lot of players and managers down the years, Steven Gerrard in 2005 being the most prominent example.
|Basically - I stand by my statement that odds are purely driven by speculation and not by mathematical probabilities and I will explain why:|
Bookmaker odds - yes. Mathematical odds - no. You seem to refer to "odds" excusively to mean the former, which is why you're having this messy shitstorm debate that goes nowhere with srussell. It looks very much in this thread like you're presenting bookie odds as precise mathematical probability, when all they really reflect is speculation, and tell us nothing more definitive than a poll of the fans.
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Last edited by SYSTEM-J on May-26-2012 at 12:49