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  1. 8 points
    May saw the end of several domestic football competitions across Europe, but for TF365, it was a new dawn for another competition started by one of our members which has inspired us to make this decision for May 2019's Member of the Month. While football chat started to take a back seat for the most part as we eagerly anticipated the Europa League & Champions League finals, it was this member's quiz-handling and continental-based competition which several of us enjoyed. It also enabled us to realise that @Toinho thinks Budweiser is an American type of bear... In addition to that, the FM Section has seen an upturn in activity thanks to this member's posts and Football Manager-related gaming quests that's sparked much enjoyment to read. If it isn't obvious who has won based on the above, then without further ado, the winner for May 2019 is: @Grizzly21! It's the 2nd time he's won it after a September 2018 triumph, so congratulations pal! Here we were able to see the celebrations as they unfolded... Notable mentions must to go @Gunnersauraus & @CaaC - John who finished 2nd & 3rd respectively. Well done all, keep up the good posts during the summer!
  2. 8 points
    Game of thrones is fake yet millions watch it. Checkmate.
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  4. 6 points
    Yeah and it wasn’t that long ago the US was arming Saddam Hussein with chemical weapons (when it was okay if Iraq had weapons of mass destruction lol) to use on Iran. Unfortunately, I fully anticipate the US to go to war with Iran. John Bolton has been wanting war with Iran for decades, he’s a key advisor to Trump. He helped manufacture the WMD evidence to invade Iraq. He’s got the Saudi’s pulling him by the strings and dictating his Middle East policy - and they would love to have their biggest rival crushed. The fact that the US president domestically always mired in scandal, is seemingly unable to get legislation through anymore, and has falling poll numbers make me think war is more likely. No US wartime president has ever lost their reelection. I think as things get more desperate with him, the more war looks appealing to him. For me, personally, I think it’s a fucking disaster. I’ve got family members who are probably going to be bombed because of an idiot president and the evil people that pull his strings. What seems to be the US (or at least John Bolton’s) plan for regime change in Iran is to topple the Islamic Republic and put Mujahideeh e-Kahlq (MEK) into power. That plan is fucking insane. MEK were actually instrumental in removing the US’s puppet from power in the revolution - they were initially formed as an Islamist-Marxist (weird mix, I know) party in opposition to the Shah’s forced secularisation and against the Shah’s crackdown on left leaning political figures (which ranged from things like censorship to having SAVAK, the secret police, kick in your door at night and drag you to Evin prison for torturing, and anything in between). In the aftermath of the revolution, however, MEK and many other political groups (like the Tudeh party) were purged more brutally than anything the Shah did. The MEK took this betrayal as an act of war. They left Iran and set up shop in Iraq. In the Iran-Iraq war they fought alongside Saddam’s forces gassing Iranians, so virtually every Iranian considers them traitors. Since then, both Iran AND Iraq consider MEK a terrorist group (the US did as well until very recently) - that should clue you into how MEK have operated in the Middle East since the 80s. What I’ve actually noticed though is that a lot of MEK members are all over the west. They are the Iranians who cheering the loudest in support for Trump to go ahead and devastate their country. When you couple that with the news that’s John Bolton takes money from MEK it really explains itself. The history of MEK should explain why Iranians wouldn’t want MEK in command of their day to day lives. A history of western intervention in the Middle East, particularly Iran, demonstrate to everybody why nobody should want this. It will cause shitloads of death, destabilise the region, and likely cause a headache the rest of the world will have to deal with for decades or more. I think what’s most sad about frustrating about this is Iran has a pretty young population that has shown it will push for political reforms through their own political processes. They have very very high voter turnout, so despite the oppressive government, they believe their votes matter. And since the 80s Iran has reformed pretty significantly. And relations with Iran and the US were reaching their highest point under Obama after the JCPOA was signed by Iran, the US, the EU, Russia and China. This led to big big support for reformist politicians over hardliners. Gradual political reform in Iran is possible without bombing anyone or killing anyone. Soon all the people associated with the revolution will be dead. But the hardliners who were against making a deal with the US said things like “you can’t ever trust America” and “this is a trap, they want to invade and they don’t want us to be able to defend themselves.” For a while it looked like egg on their faces. And then Trump proved them right. He backed out of the deal, he reimposed and introduced new sanctions (which affect ordinary people the most, the Mullahs are corrupt and will smuggle the oil they can no longer export - then they’ll get their money) and is threatening them with war. This must be devastating to the reformists in Iran, so much political momentum lost. But that isn’t so important to them if they’re about to go to war. You could not have made better anti-US propaganda for the Islamic Republic of Iran. They made a deal with the US, they followed through with the deal - the US broke it. They kept following through with the deal, to try to at least keep relations warming with the EU, the US introduced new and harsher sanctions. Iran looks to the EU and sees they aren’t willing to violate US sanctions and also sees the US park a fleet next door, then says they’re going to have to violate parts of the agreement to protect themselves. But you know how the hardliners will spin that story? “The reformists let our guard down and trusted them, now invaders are here to destroy your country like they did to Iraq.” This is why a mentally handicapped person shouldn’t be president of the United States
  5. 5 points
    Hey how did United do this year? What about Klopp in finals?! How did the best coach of a generation fair while he was still a manage?! Nostradamos of TF365? More like Nostradumbarse
  6. 5 points
    Everyone who doubted Klopp knows basically nothing about football btw. The man is a managerial force of nature.
  7. 5 points
    To all the people who have mocked or had a go at him. A giant fuck off. Jordan fucking Henderson. A Champions League Winning Captain. Mighty happy for the club and the fans. Couldn't have asked more from the players and the managers. It's been a special season.
  8. 5 points
    Congrats @Dr. Gonzo @Harry @LFCMadLad @LFCMike @IgnisExcubitor And co
  9. 5 points
    Congrats boys I am going to go get smashed now. 6 is a special number now. @Dr. Gonzo @LFCMadLad @LFCMadLad@Rick @YNWA @IgnisExcubitor @LFCMike@Harry and anyone I have missed
  10. 5 points
    No. I could understand if they were teaching a bunch of Primary School kids about stuff that belongs in depths of Pornhub, but to say two blokes can love each other as a man and woman could should neither be earth-shattering nor controversial; given how most kids that age are so open-minded and unassuming I doubt more than one or to of them would even dwell upon it. You only need to take one look at the mental ill health, attempts at taking life and other such stats amongst young LGBT people to see how we need to do more, not less, if anything, to bring LGBT (and ethnicity, gender, any other demographic) up earlier in life and make sure every kid is taught that whatever someone's skin colour is, accent, who they fuck or whatever else, that is simply them being themselves and it is no more or less of an existence than anyone else's.
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    Paulinho ruined his career at Barcelona, how? He was lucky to get such an opportunity considering how he was 29 and had never really done anything with himself previously. As for Neymar, he's ruining his career now at PSG. Leaving Barcelona is the worst decision he'll ever make and his reputation as a top footballer has shot downhill. He's gone from top 3 in the Ballon d'or to not even being mentioned anywhere. Nobody even speaks about him anymore, whereas he was labelled as the man to take over from Messi and C.Ronaldo when at Barcelona. Atleast Barcelona sell their players who don't work out, where they then kick on with their careers. United keep hold of them for about a decade until there is fuck all left for them to offer.
  14. 5 points
    Some nice lists there; keep them coming... I must admit I've always struggled with naming my top-whatever favourite books. I love reading, and so many books have made an impact on me throughout the years (especially during my childhood and teenage years); it's really hard to choose and my list would probably look different depending on the time I compile it. Anyway, I tried to think of the books that made a lasting impression on me that doesn't fade away with time. In no particular order: Fiction: On the Road by Jack Kerouac - now this is a book that was on the top of my favourites for a long time in the past. I first read it when I was around 15 or so and it significantly changed my outlook on life. However, I re-read it a few times after that (big mistake), and the older I got, the less impressed I was with the novel, the characters, the ideas and the values. I don't think I would have been able to relate to it if I first read it some 10 years later. I think it's one of those books one has to read at certain age/stage of life to truly appreciate it... At any case, I still will always put it on my most favourite list if only for the impact it made on me and my life choices originally. Citadelle (The Wisdom of the Sands) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - I've read a few other books of Saint-Exupéry before I dived into this one (and I really liked the ones inspired by his experience as a pilot while I wasn't too keen on The Little Prince); didn't expect it to be as challenging as it turned out to be. No wonder he considered it to be his life's work while all his other books were rehearsals for this one; too bad he died before he completed it... I struggled with understanding it the first time I tried reading it (probably was a bit too young), but even then my mind was blown away with the magnitude of it trying to contemplate the essence of life and humanity and the meaning of it all in 219 chapters. For me it is that one proverbial book you would take with you on a desert island to read at any time... (and I kind of did). Catch-22 by Joseph Heller - I've loved (anti)war books ever since I started reading; mostly thanks to Erich Maria Remarque who would definitely make it to my top 5 most favourite writers. However, Catch-22 is the best book to portray the absurdity of war and human condition through dark gritty satire and insane tragicomedy. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami - I've read most of Murakami's books and love his style of magical realism in general but this one is definitely my all-time favourite. Both entertaining and unpretentious yet touches a lot of complicated themes through symbols and metaphors. Somewhat similar to Bulgakov's Master and Margarita in style - which is another one on my most favourite list... For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway - funnily enough, I don't even like Hemingway that much and can't usually relate to most of his books. This one, however, really impressed me a lot and was both thought-provoking and thoroughly enjoyable. Just a few other honourable mentions: The Stranger by Albert Camus, Life After God by Douglas Coupland, Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut, all Remarque books, The Stand by Stephen King, Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, A Romance of Two Worlds by Marie Corelli, The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne (I better stop now). Non-fiction: Cosmos by Carl Sagan - probably the first book that started my love and appreciation for science. Escape from Freedom (also known as Fear of Freedom) by Erich Fromm - a very interesting analysis of how humanity's inherent search for freedom inevitably leads to feelings of alienation and thus fuels the rise of authoritarianism. Love his other books as well; still highly relevant. Games People Play by Eric Berne - transactional analysis of social interactions. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl - both a memoir of surviving Nazi death camp and the basics of logotherapy. Why the West Rules—For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future by Ian Morris.
  15. 5 points
    Liverpool just got 97 points. Massive risk to do anything but upgrade the fringe players.
  16. 5 points
    This drawing really gives voice to my frustrations.
  17. 4 points
    Who won?? Just came out from the bathroom since that pitch invader
  18. 4 points
    I'll tell you one thing. The same fans that were dying for Sarri to get sacked and have Lampard come in, will be the first to turn on Lampard when results don't go our way.
  19. 4 points
    Last night on AGT - I don't watch the show, but with a wife that works at a private special needs school, we were sent it immediately. Just thought this was just a incredible moment.
  20. 4 points
    What? I have no right to bring stuff up? No offense mate, but fuck off.
  21. 4 points
    Or top 3. Or top 10. Or top 15. Or whatever you feel like. Doesn't have to be in any particular order either; I know at least for me it's impossible to rank my most favourite ones. Anyway - would love to hear what everyone's favourite books are and why. Maybe a separate list for fiction and non-fiction books if you feel like it. I'll do my list tomorrow as I'm heading to bed soon but just wanted to post this now before I forget it
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    What is this thread? People know it's a performance and enjoy it based on how good of a performance it is. You don't get credit for shouting "wrestling is fake", this isn't the 1960s. You just make yourself look dumb by acting like you've made a discovery that you need to share with the world. There are people that spend their time watching cars being driven but apparently watching high risk, athletic performances is too much.
  24. 4 points
    No rational person buys this as being a strictly "moral" choice and no rational person buys that Alabamians think "every life is precious". They love war, discrimination and have the death penalty. They don't even value their own lives, they live in Alabama.
  25. 4 points
    Unbelievable band, two of the best vocalists in the same band and a constant ability to change and adapt. I'm quite rare in thinking their early stuff is on a par with their later stuff. There's no other artist that can match their popular success with critical acclaim, only Bob Dylan has changed popular music in a more profound way. To have a recording career which stretches barely over 6 years and leave such an imprint is never going to be done again. I love The White Album the most, for all its meandering, chaotic nature and showcasing each of them at their best. With The Beatles a close second because it's the epitome of their early, ebullient energy which none of the pale imitators could match. Underrated song: Girl on Rubber Soul, the greek guitar and hint of menace in Lennon's voice make it.