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Thursday cannon fodder: tardy slip

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Sorry this is late today! Last night kinda got away from me. Anyway!

‘This is what you call persecution’: Ronaldo hits out over five-match ban | Football | The Guardian
Cristiano Ronaldo has called his five-match ban for pushing a referee ‘exaggerated and ridiculous’ and claims he is being persecuted after failing to have the sanction overturned on appeal.

John Brooks ruled out for at least three months with a thigh injury - Stars and Stripes FC
Uh oh...

Midfield Press » Understanding Modular Stadiums: The Future of North American Soccer
Can your city not afford a showplace stadium to attract a soccer team? It might not need to.

Turner Sets U.S. Rights Deal for European Soccer Rights, Plans Streaming Service | Variety
Turner has grabbed U.S. rights to UEFA European soccer league games with plans to launch a direct-to-consumer streaming service next year. The deal marks the latest push by a major media conglom into the premium subscription streaming content arena.

World Cup at Lambeau Field? It's not wide enough for soccer
One US city with a major stadium has no chance of hosting a World Cup game should the Americas win the right to host.

Major League Soccer's Most Valuable Teams
These valuations are a bunch of guesswork, but still.

Premier League clubs ranked by their greatest ever European achievement – from worst to first | talkSPORT
Silly, but fun.