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Miguel Almiron Starts For Paraguay Against Brazil In Copa America Quarters

Miguel Almiron will start for Paraguay in tonight’s Copa America quarterfinal against Brazil.

Below is the just announced team for Paraguay.

We hope Miguel and Paraguay can recover from a poor performance against Colombia. However, we are also wary of him attracting too much attention from the likes of Real Madrid.

Miguel will again play in a more central role this evening where he has flourished for Paraguay in this tournament.

Good luck Miggy!

12 comments so far

  • one fine day

    Jun 28, 2019 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #1

    from previous
    One fine day, I like the idea of asking the Arsenal fans to join us. Do you think they (and we) could be relied on to behave if we were mingling on the Moor? The worst thing that could happen is for the police to ban the whole thing for fear of riots and hooliganism.
    I think the ones that would show up (from arsenal) would be coming as football fans and for the right reason.
    there will be banter of course but without segregation its amazing how no one wants to fight as much.
    its like when you see those videos of our lot and Sunderland and its 15 year old giving it the big un from the safety of a police escort .
    I think just them showing up to stand with us will get them a warm welcome.
    Now you have said that i would not put it past kba to try n infiltrate it with a few outsiders to stir up trouble to suit their agenda in front of the media. They would wouldn’t they ?

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 28, 2019 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #2

    We need a top notch interim manager, in the way Rafa was at Chelsea. That level of leadership is required. We get less, and on a long term deal, Ashley isn’t going anywhere, unless he’s hounded out.

  • lesh

    Jun 28, 2019 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #3

    From previous

    The Chronic’s pieces might be better received if they started to question Ashley’s shenanigans. No been no breakthrough? They should be asking Ashley whether he’s being reasonable and honourable. Isbge trying to sell the club at a fair price or is he just being plain greedy


    It was never a question of asking Ashley to take out loans against anticipated income, it’s surely got to have been expecting Ashley to actively market advertising and sponsorship opportunities at a fair, market commercial rate. How the hell can anyone justify a million a year for wall to wall, floor to ceiling SD advertising not to mention the free advertising its had for the first 11 or so years? Only him, Ashley would try to justify it.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 28, 2019 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Been through all of the channels and Brazil/Paraguay is not on.

    Democratic debate will be televised for 2 hours though on about 10 channels. So that’s only 17 months of this election sh!t I have to look forward to.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 28, 2019 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Trump will win anyway. He has juiced the economy for his Fat Cat friends and it will not come back to bite them for 3 more years at least. So it is 17 months of total mind numbing politics. Like 3 years of Brexit but worse.

  • NY Mag

    Jun 28, 2019 at 1:34 AM

    Comment #6


    If you find the match let me know, I would quite like to watch it

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 28, 2019 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #7

    I agree the free advertising has been a horror show, but I also believe Rafa did want, as reported, access to an over draught to give him more flexibility in the transfer market. That’s common practice. Money in, money out, with the tap barely open on advertising and marketing streams simply wasn’t gonna ever cut it. Bizarre that Ashley might imagine that Rafa would sign on for more of that. That he’d simply stay for the money and the fans.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 28, 2019 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #8

    NY Mag: Maybe Neil knows. Argentina/Qatar was on Telemundo a few days ago but they have the bloody debate on tonight.

  • Tongue in Sheikh

    Jun 28, 2019 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #9

    Been watching. Almiron looks lively. Paragusy doing well to hold off Brazil

  • NY Mag

    Jun 28, 2019 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #10


    I’m not sure the overdraft is the issue (we have one and have always had one)
    My opinion is that Rafa probably wanted to do business on the same footing as other clubs and buy players over the length of their contracts…..we seem to be front loaded, we don’t necessarily buy all players up front and in full, but it is front loaded. Of course we are happy to sell players with extended terms – the net effect is we have more money coming in than we have going out. That’s the kind of business plan that Ashley likes.

    While we are in the EPL, we generate about £45M cash surplus – imagine putting that into 4-5 year settlements for players, we could spend £100M on players easy peasy.
    I’m not into this whole conspiracy theory that Ashley is pocketing money from the EPL and buying shops with it. But I don’t like / agree with his business model – premier league football finanaces is nothing like selling sports clothing and asssories.

    Bottom line is, he’s never gonna change – he has zero interest in us….the sooner he’s gone the better

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 28, 2019 at 5:00 AM

    Comment #11

    NY, the only time I’m aware of Newcastle using an over draught in a transfer dealing under Ashley was the Almiron deal. We may have had one but I think we all believe we never used it prior to that.

    I agree that restricted funds was a big issue to Rafa, and I like everyone else think he very probably didn’t get every last penny, even considering and you accept that Ashley outrageously payed himself back that loan he gave the club when his mismanagement cost us our EPL place.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 28, 2019 at 6:25 AM

    Comment #12

    I do accept that we are essentially front loaded when we buy NY and are willing to sell in installments, and this along with not having utilized an over draught to borrow against future earnings, the under 25 policy, Ashley paying himself back the loan etc, all made it very tough for Rafa.

    I think Rafa certainly wanted more immediate access to transfer funds and to be able to buy senior players as needed, along with greater investment in infrastructure.

    I don’t see how he was gonna get that from Ashley while a sale was in progress, and probably ever. I think he also had doubts about a sale going through, and possibly about the security of his own position under new owners, or the possibility of being able to continue his “el proyecto”.

    It’s not surprising at all to me he has gone upon reflection. The percentage play really was to leave, and it surely couldn’t have come as a surprise to the owner, which makes the current situation all the more galling.


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