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Like in many leagues with a couple of large dominant teams, the small teams survive financially and remain semi-competitive with them by selling out their stadiums when those teams are playing there. Also it makes sense to sell them tickets above the mandated allotment for security concerns. The away fans are going to come anyway and if you refuse to sell them tickets they will take off their scarves and buy tickets in the home fans section which can create problems. Better just to expand their ticket allotment and sections and keep the away fans all together. Limiting an away teams allotment is only possible when your own fan base is going to buy all the tickets. The small size of the fan bases of many teams in Scotland and elsewhere makes that impossible so better to just deal with the reality of the situation and sell the seats to the away team fans. Yes it ruins home team advantage but less than if you did not sell the tickets and as a result were not able to have any good players on the pitch capable of at least being competitive with the big team.

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Gibraltar 2nd Division Cup - Feb 17

Alex Dimitriu scored a goal for Bruno's Magpies in a 5-0 win over Manchester 62 FC.  Bruno's Magpies are unbeaten over the last 12 months.

New Zealand Premiership - Feb 17

Maksym Kowal started and played 78 minutes for Canterbury United in a 2-1 win over Team Wellington. Canterbury are now in 4th place out of 10 clubs.  

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Yesterday Hume started and played 90 for Pune City, who drew Northeast 1-1 away. So he is back healthy. 

I would sure be fun to have Hume in CPL a season, I'd pay to see him play. I only saw him once I think, for Tranmere, maybe that was 15 years ago or more. 

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On 2/20/2019 at 10:05 PM, SkuseisLoose said:

Cavallini  starts for Puebla against FC Juarez in copa mx. 

I think Puebla need a tie to move on to the next round.

Draw (tie)


This was just enough for Puebla to qualify as last on the best second places in the group stages, and now play top  team Morelia in a one-match round-of-16 for the Cup , the match in Morelia on February 26.

I went to a Liga match in Puebla about 3 weeks ago, and the stadium was practically deserted, it is the big clubs in Mx City, Guadalajara, and Tijuana, as well as tv revenues (especially for us-mexican audience), that brings in crowds and the other money.

The whole football schedules for professional clubs are really byzantine in Mexico. For an explanation of the Cup competition for the first part of this year, this is not a bad explanation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_MX


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