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  1. What a read. As probably the most neutral party here that gets on well with both sides to this I think I’d like to just make some observations. On the original point, I have raised it before, I do think previously there has been some very lax moderating in terms of certain phrases and words. Not helped largely by certain staff members being amongst the worst offenders and a style of posting that isn’t really conducive to moderation. That being said I think I speak for all of us when I say claiming anybody on here is mentally incapacitated is not really on and should be actively discouraged in the strongest terms. We are supposed to be a community, and whilst most of us have never met, or perhaps never will, it’s been stated so many times that the impact that having this sort of place for advice and support can have. Nobody really knows about a persons mental state or health without them opening up and i think the choice of language on here going forward has to reflect the inclusivity we want to promote and the genuine care I think the vast majority have for real life well being of each other. On the issue of Brian’s topic, my own view was also that it was unnecessary to have individual topics for him, particularly considering how merge friendly we are generally on pretty much everything else. I also think certain members of the moderation team can be far too abrupt and confrontational, and whilst we shouldn’t make this out to be something it’s not - I think it’s worth reflecting on how situations are dealt with, whether you can take a step back before prolonging the dispute and ultimately allow the brilliant community this place is, both with football discussion and more importantly off topic, to thrive.
    5 points
  2. Needless to say, if you don't want to read about Brian's life, don't read it. This community is big and active enough to view plenty of content of interest to you. I very rarely go in to 'news and debates' for example. To emphasise a point made by most people in here, claiming or hinting that anybody on here is mentally incapacitated is not acceptable. There have been plenty of members who have been open about relatives directly affected by this who will not enjoy reading it. For the record, both members and staff have been called out about this behaviour in private previously. In addition, another matter we are reviewing is bullying. When it's the same people prodding the same member for a response over and over and over and over and over again when it's obvious that member doesn't like them we have to make a decision how long we can let it go on for. We are a group of lads (and now a lady) running a football forum that we want everybody to enjoy. We don't want this to be difficult. If we feel that people are intentionally trying to ruin the enjoyment of others to the point where it becomes bullying then we will have to take action.
    4 points
  3. Fuck me, some proper wet wipes on here, including some “senior” figures.
    4 points
  4. Go back to your country... oops, this is your country. Err.. but you like the EU, so go back to Spain! I mean not "back" because you were born here, but still, go there!
    4 points
  5. Honestly, fuck off mate. What a collosal bunch of whiny pre-pubascent teenagers do we have on the forum here. He created a new thread, BOO-HOO. Yeah. He did. So fucking what. And it's football related, at the very least. And it generates activity. Which is the most important point in a forum. Nobody's whining about your good friend Marc's 3D modelling thread, which has a far lower interest ratio.
    3 points
  6. Because nobody else likes them.
    3 points
  7. Let's have the Liverpool fans wear masks of @Marc as the icing on the cake.
    2 points
  8. One can argue that Germany has been the opinion leader in the EU, but the formal power of Germany as well as of other big countries in the EU, is actually disproportionally low. The EU has a population of around 505 million, contributions of around €17 billion and there are 751 seats in the European Parliament. Germany has a population of 81 million (~16%), pays contributions of €26 billion (~22%), but has only 96 seats (~13%). So Germany's means of influencing EU politics are actually smaller than any "share" Germany would expect to have in the EU. One thing Germany does however, and this is the crux of it, is actively engaging in EU politics and as usual, people who do things make an impact . The notion of Germany being disproportionally or especially powerful mostly comes from the lack of activity shown by other countries in EU politics. It's up to them to change that. Now now... depending on your personal views this can be regarded as leadership or domination - as it's usually advertised by far right politicians and particularly imperialism lovers. So again, the problem is not that Germany has a lot of power, it is that other large EU countries failed to take action or to show leadership. This is very true for the deadbeat UK who just chose to leave, and to lesser extent France.
    2 points
  9. The Spacewalk is live now; watching it makes me kinda anxious
    2 points
  10. Imagine being criticised because you are staying loyal to a club, that in no exaggeration, saved your life. Especially when clubs in your "home" country refused to pay treatment. Yeah. Messi is a fraud.
    2 points
  11. Christmas pet adoption ban at German shelters 43 minutes ago A dog is for life, not just for Christmas - so the famous slogan goes. It's certainly the case in Germany, where a temporary ban on new adoptions aims to cut short any plans to give an animal as a Christmas gift. Dozens of shelters have told potential pet owners that no animals will be handed over in the run-up to Christmas. Berlin's shelter, the largest in Europe, is among them. It says the ban reduces unwanted animals being dumped back after the holiday period. "Animals are living beings with needs and feelings," it said. "They are not suitable as surprise gifts." In Bremen, none of 500 animals will be re-homed after 18 December. Regional news outlets are reporting similar decisions in other towns and cities, including dozens of shelters in a united decision in Lower Saxony. The problem, according to the ban's supporters, is that pets are often bought impulsively at the last minute. "The decision to keep an animal must not be taken lightly - the whole family must be involved in the decision-making process," said Claudia Hämmerling from Berlin's animal protection association. Most shelters will still be open for viewings - but families will have to come back in January after they've had time to consider. Puppy sales at pet shops set to be banned More dogs abandoned in Christmas 2017 run-up RSPCA warns against costumes for dogs Not everyone agrees with an outright ban. In the UK, animal protection group RSPCA says the person receiving the pet should be known to be willing and ready - and highlights the extra noise, hustle, and bustle at Christmas that "can make it difficult for any pet to settle into their new homes". "However, for some people, the festive period is a calm, quiet time and may well be a good opportunity to introduce an animal into the home as families tend to be around the house with more time to spend with them," it says. Their US counterpart, the ASPCA, largely agrees. But the Dog's Trust - author of the famous slogan about dogs being "not just for Christmas" - is still running adverts to that effect nearly 40 years after it first coined the phrase. "Christmas presents aren't dogs, and dogs aren't Christmas presents. It's that simple!" the charity said when launching this year's advert. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46522116
    2 points
  12. I do find it slightly rich that such a wide spectrum of people are rallying behind him when so many of them work for the Sun, or the Mail, or in other papers owned by News UK. The Sun and the Mail are just the rotten core of the entire British media establishment, which is riddled inside out with privilege and racism. There will never be meaningful progress coming from anyone in any mainstream British news outlet. They're all infected with the same disease, and it's incurable. Even if they're not racists or bigots, they'll be surrounded with mates who are. They'll be culturally conditioned to turn a blind eye when it matters. The only solution is for the current generation of editors and writers to be pushed out of business and for a new generation of reporters to take their place.
    2 points
  13. If Devil Dickhead was Auatralian he wouldn’t even be the funniest Aussie on this forum. Cunt Because it only exists on TV and that makes the average pom think they are all top comedians. Personally I think my boy Azeem is a proper jokester xox
    2 points
  14. Came across this today and thought it's quite interesting. Basically just a big study by Spiegel about fan characteristics as well as fan friendships and rivalries between various clubs in Germany. Some interesting stats and data there; a few pics for general impression and all the rest can be found here: https://www.spiegel.de/sport/fussball/fussball-wer-sind-die-freunde-und-rivalen-ihres-lieblingsvereins-a-1219354.html
    1 point
  15. Idiots do crazy things "in the heat of the moment" but this isn't a kid. This isn't even just a man. This is a decomposing old man who still hasn't learnt how to conduct himself during a moment where there was no heat... what actually set him off? The man is a moron that makes the atmosphere unpleasant. If we're kind we can say he might not be a racist moron but he's definitely an unpleasant moron.
    1 point
  16. TBH the moderating on here is outright 1984 'you can't say that even though it offended no one' bullshit. Then the very same mods say whatever the fuck they want with no consequence. Fuck all the mods as far as I'm concerned you two faced self righteous window licking cock ticklers.
    1 point
  17. 1 point
  18. But it's alright for you to call someone retarded, as long as you don't use the word retarded?
    1 point
  19. Obviously not okay for them to do that. But it's also not okay for you to imply that someone on here has special needs just because you don't like the way they post or you think they're treated differently. Have a word with yourself before you post any more
    1 point
  20. Great Footballers need to be students of the game to be a successful coach, like with Cruyff.
    1 point
  21. Sorry, but how is @Blue making his own threads meaning he has his own rules? I'm taking your post to mean that you do infact think he has special needs and that is a grossly wild assumption and accusation to make. This is quite serious so we will be discussing this in the staff room.
    1 point
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  23. There's no excuse for racism but it appears Dave Kitson was trying to create some. Saying these guys said what they said because of the lifestyle Raheem lives - the fancy cars, house, luxurious items etc etc. Saw this tweet which summed it up well. The irony . The hypocrisy!
    1 point
  24. Wasn't for Juventus and isn't for France. Be a loss for Manchester United if they bin him before Mourinho, as I can see another manager making him central to a successful team.
    1 point
  25. This coming from the Real Madrid, Manchester United, Boca Juniors and América de Mexico's fan.
    1 point
  26. I'm sorry to burst your bubble of retardedness but our bus also got attacked by voka's fans in the first leg, the only difference is that by chance no players were noticeably injured. Don't make me laugh, we were clearly robbed, clear penalty and Pablo Perez should have been sent off in the first half, not to mention our other starting striker got carded unfairly in the last play of the first game and couldn't play this leg because of it. The rape that was this match and the fact these hijos de puta of the bosteros never ascended to the first division legally like us and all the other teams (they did it thanks to a decree, in concordance with all their corrupt history) will also exist forever.
    1 point
  27. Rachid Ghezzal - absolute shite. Not even going to start with him being a 'like-for-like' replacement for Mahrez because it would have taken someone seriously special to jump right in to those shoes. He's just been so underwhelming. I can appreciate it's totally new surroundings for him in a new country but there's nothing that excites me about him. And with him being a winger, you kind of expect some level of flamboyance or extravagance. Nothing of the sort from him - looks lazy, body language is slumped shoulders, head down. Only things of note he's done is score a good long-ranger from Fleetwood and a tap-in against Liverpool. Nothing else at all of note. I can guarantee our recruitment team thought of 'left-footed Algerian winger' and thought he'd be a carbon copy of Riyad without actually doing any kind of scouting. 3/10 Jonny Evans - after a bit of an injury-plagued pre-season and therefore a slow start, we're finally seeing what kind of organisation and solidity Evans can bring. His experience from Utd and playing in Champions League is starting to come through and this is also having a domino effect on Morgan; much like Huth did when he played a couple of seasons ago. I like that he has become a bit more reliable after an unwavering and steady performance or two on his first few starts. 7/10 Ricardo Pereira - After starting a right-back for a while, Puel shifted him up to right-winger/right-midfield and we started to see his attacking intent and talent. He's ridiculously quick and links up well with strikers. Sometimes goes on marauding runs and can lose possession but it's good to get an extra body up the field when chasing a game or just generally when on the attack. He's not done too badly in defence anyway, but he's got one hell of an engine on him as he can go up and down that right flank all game. Or the left flank if he fancies scoring by getting his only goal so far against Everton a couple of months ago. I think there's plenty more to come from him when he's fully settled or when we have a settled squad in general. 7/10 Caglar Soyuncu - Puel is quoted as saying he hasn't started as he had a few language problems and that was only around 4-6 weeks ago. Sometimes it takes longer than usual for someone to learn a new language, let alone settle in to a new football club but when he has played, he's been fairly good. One mistake against Fulham last week is the biggest negative I have of him so far, after committing himself, diving in and giving them a chance to score, which they did. Other than that, he seems quite reliable. 6/10 James Maddison - Just the creative talent we needed in that area of the park. Got a good eye for goal and has done very well considering it's his first season in this league, and at such a young age. He's hit the ground running really and chipped in with 5 goals and a couple of assists. The goals against Watford and Huddersfield were especially good to watch. When Vardy plays, I think Maddison is encouraged that he has someone with him who can quickly read a game and get on the same wavelength as him. With other strikers, there's more work for him to do so can be a lot to take on his young shoulders. However, I have no doubt that he will continue to grow as a player and having a manager like Puel who is great at introducing and developing young talent will be a good omen for him. The disadvantage of being a player like Maddison though is that you can get targeted by opposition quite easily and/or crowded out by defensive midfielders, nullifying his creativity and in most cases so far, the team's creativity as well. 8/10 Danny Ward - His only contributions so far have been in the League Cup but they have been extremely significant! He seems fairly comfortable with being back-up to Kasper and whenever he's been called upon, he's delivered. He's been the saviour in two penalty shootouts which have helped take us through to the quarter-finals. 7/10
    1 point
  28. Sarri - 8/10 New to the league. No one had expected us to do this well given the massive transition this club is going through. From pragmatic/conservative football to attacking/pure football. Whole new identity now and to have his first victory against Guardioloa whilst still playing his football, makes the future very bright. Jorginho - 7.5/10 Fundamental and most crucial element to our football. Those that slate him don't really understand him properly. Those people are probably the same people that though nothing of Busquets before as well. Does the simple things but his critics can't comprehend those 'simple' things, are the most difficult to perform. Football is a simple game, but its difficult to play simple. Leads our transition and makes the team tick under this new style. Has slowed down given he hasn't adjusted to the pace of the league, however it is his first season, I will give him the benefit of the doubt. Irrational to think switching him and Kante would make the team perform better. We have created the most chances in the league, 2nd to City. That is down to our possession play. We have the ball more, thus having more opportunities to create chances. It's so simple to understand. Making Kante DM would sacrifice that given Kante doesn't have the tools to lead a transition under pressure. Ironically enough, we saw Kante at his very best against City in his NATURAL BOX TO BOX ROLE. Kante at DM, we wouldn't have seen him score against City nor would we have seen such energy in the final third in the second half. Kepa - 7/10 Brilliant to have a keeper that can play with the ball at his feet. He's conceded pretty poor goals, yet at the same time he's saved some brilliant ones. Will give him the season to rank him properly. Kovacic - 7/10 Technically brilliant, however his end product is pathetic. Both he and Kante are required to do a lot in their roles, and both are still learning to adapt to this style. His defensive performances when Alonso feels like he is a winger has helped our left side, and his ability to dribble out of pressure is fantastic.
    1 point
  29. I was about to say that.
    1 point
  30. This seems as frustrating a topic as the idiotic debate in the UK about the departure (or not) from the EU - I refuse to use the stupid Bx word - but to parcel large numbers of people under one heading has always been disastrous - our politicans who lied and corrupted the debate before the vote in 2016 were no better than Adolph who did the same in Germany in the thirties - lies, more lies and corrupt promises that could never be kept and to their regret, large numbers were persuaded that this was reality! I have supported 04 since 1949 when I first visited the Ruhr as a kid. Many of the local boys there were BVB fans and they are still my friends (those who are still alive) When I joined TFF I made contact with a young guy in Dusseldorf and as a staunch BVB fan we have discussions - eventually meetings and that respect I have for him - irregardless of the colour of his shirt - is unwavering - now the shirt has changed colour and we will fight against each other until the next Pokal round, but the real bond - which is the love of footy and the BL will never change. Rivalry between fans has always been there and like politics it is sometimes used by the 'ultras' to exaggerate the feelings. Man U and Man City - and somewhere between them Liverpool can be difficult - even more so between Rangers and Celtic fans, but if we try and accept that their opinions are sincerely held and RESPECT that, then there is hope for all. I have no real idea why 04 and Nurnberg are supposedly close - the relationship at boardroom level has probably nurtured that, but at fan level we love to beat them just as much as we hate results like last week! This forum has prevailed due to our love of the BL and our ability to criticise, joke and poke fun at each other for years and if we ever descend to pettiness as seen sometimes in the other sections, then we will have betrayed ourselves - and each other. The BT contract which shows most BL games each week has been brilliant in getting many of my friends and students here in the UK to understand my 04 support and the usual Monday morning greeting in school - 'drawn again, Sir' has been the most common opening. But it is friendly and respectful - just like this part of the 365 forums and long may it so remain. Like I always say at the end of my meetings with old and young friends - never say goodbye that is too definite - simply say 'Be Nice'
    1 point
  31. China is planning to build a deep sea base for unmanned submarine science and defence operations in the South China Sea, a centre that might become the first artificial intelligence colony on Earth. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/2174738/beijing-plans-ai-atlantis-south-china-sea-without-human-sight
    1 point
  32. Yeah saw your comment on FB ya sauerkraut
    1 point
  33. The 'new era' is vastly unpopular with the public. All the retarded bogans see the situation as 'act like cunts and win' or 'behave respectably and lose' They aren't aware that behaviour is independent of the results. Here are the top facebook comments on an article titled "Paine heralds new Aussie era" This is why I hate Australians " The “new era” is absolutely rubbish. Can’t believe the PC brigades have gotten to our national game. Embarrassing." "Just be soft and keep losing. Not a good team, only about half of them should be there" "New era looks crap" "Hard to talk rubbish when your always loosing"
    1 point
  34. Christmas classic. After watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ECwhB21Pnk., I've decided to change my rating of The Last Jedi to -/10.
    1 point
  35. Could be class, could be the next Rodwell. Need to stop bigging up these lads after one good assist or one good 20 minute cameo. Give him a run in the side, see how he settles, see if he earns a place in the starting line-up. Even then it's very soon to be talking about next big things. Its mostly hot air though, as evidenced by the fact we've been making identical comments to mine here for the last 20 years.
    1 point
  36. This is a great post and gets straight to the point. I'm all for giving the opposition a bit of stick and making the home atmosphere intimidating, but it's frankly embarrassing seeing fully grown men go as far as they do, and this happens at every ground up and down the country all the time, no club is innocent of it. If it's actually racism then it's a hate crime and it needs to be sorted. However it's almost beside the point. It's just sad the extent to which people feel the need to verbally abuse young men who are doing their jobs on a football pitch. Anyone who thinks it's okay because they're getting paid a lot of money to take it is just as bad as those handing out the abuse too. Gained a lot of respect for Raheem Sterling in his reaction to this, which is something I never thought I'd say.
    1 point
  37. A motrovehicle's exhaust pipe let's out all of the deadly combustion energy that's been built up within the engine's chamber... It lets it out for all of the earth's living creatures to absorb. Those deadly fumes exist, they're genuinely created within the motrovehicle's engine and we know they are deadly, we know it's not good to breath them in. But nature wasn't really built in that way originally was it! Nature managed to manufacture a way for one's deadly potion to be another's lifesaving existence a lifeline of necessity to live and pro-create. Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide. It's mathematical and it's uniquely created by a system that exists solely for us to all exist in unison while helping one another. Where does the link break from the most basic fundamentals where it all began? Indeed I may have gone ott on this by citing the principle vital mechanics of life form on earth... But where does it all go pear shaped? Where does the process turn and from where does the irrational evil suffocating gas in the shape of the bastardisation of a language become expelled from someone's gob? Don't give me escapism, don't give me tribalism and don't give me any excuse other than total an example of utter conditioning and propagation from most of what surrounds it. There is no banter, no (I repeat) tribalist innate automatism to blame! Those what do that are the victims of what has surrounded them all of their lives from family, friends and national media... They are the exhaust pipes of their culture.
    1 point
  38. Tone fair to Chelsea even if they have more racist fans than most it still doesn't mean a majority are racist
    1 point
  39. Being truly honest, I don't think I've experienced what I'd call a true 'shithole'. Lots of uninspiring places I haven't been keen on that are a little rough and undesirable but nothing like a proper full on slum somewhere or shanty town where you'd genuinely feel for your life. That said, recently went to Belfast and was on one of those hop on, hop off bus tour's. Was pretty nice city till I went to the west side of the city and couldn't believe they still had peacewalls in place to separate a neighbourhood, one side catholics, one side protestants. There is a road with gates either side that open at 7am and close at 7pm at night. Once closed, nothing can pass in and out of there. 80% of Belfast's crime rate seems to happen there. You could genuinely feel the tension there. I wouldn't want to be knocking about there in the evening.
    1 point
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  41. Yep, we have had to hide this in our bedroom for our son for his wee one (our grandson 11+) he got it on the Black Friday sale's mentioned above, it cost him a bomb but as he said "I wanna see Alexaandas face we he sees this pops on Christmas Day, he wanted this ages ago but I did not have the dosh then"'
    1 point
  42. That's one year gone on Dec 7th, 2017 I stopped smoking and on an average then the cheapest brand of the lung-busters cost on an average of £8.00 for 20 so in a year I have saved out £2,688, mind you that money saved was spent on our grandson's. I could have called them cancer sticks but I prefer the saying lung-busters because on Dec 7 last year I ended up in the hospital with a collapsed lung. Still, like a little, cough, cough, drink though.
    1 point
  43. Why? I don’t get this. A few games at a World Cup doesn’t erase a good season. I’m not saying he had a great season I just don’t agree with your reasoning. See Messi... amazing season, average World Cup. Yet because the majority of people have your way of thinking he ends up being unappreciated by many for his efforts in 2018.
    1 point
  44. Criticised Sarri's appointment at Chelsea because he never won anything. Thinks Poch's appointment at United will win the Champions League. Yup. Definitely a Teso thing to say.
    1 point
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