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08-14-2012, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by N O O D L E S View Post
Can't believe the new season is already starting. I saw an ad on tv for the opening of the Premier league season and I didn't even realize it started Aug. 19. Crazy to see how short of a break they get, especially with the Euros.
Has there ever been talk about compacting the schedule, shortening the schedule or anything like that to give these guys a bigger break?

Originally Posted by Terrier View Post
Much of the proceeds from the Community Shield go to the charitable arms of the participating clubs, so a similar matchup during the hockey preseason might be an interesting idea. As a match, the Shield rarely disappoints, that's for sure.
Is there any type of sports comparison you'd compare the Shield to? It doesn't count for the upcoming season, but it certainly seems more than some meaningless exhibition. It's taken pretty seriously by both sides, no?

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