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  1. What's the betting that today Priti Patel takes credit for their being less violence at football matches.
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  2. FC Andorra - 2022/23 (Part three - the run-in) So here it is. Three from five would drop. I'd rank us as just about likely to survive due to the points gap, and I think if we did manage to beat Malaga, we would be fine. MD 34 - We were predictably beaten comfortably at Atletico on my birthday, but on the whole I actually think it was a quite good matchday for us as Malaga lost at Espanyol and Almeria were thumped at Levante, and to me, Almeria looked absolute certs to drop. Real Sporting drew 1-1 with Getafe - with Gijon stealing the point in the final minute, a huge blow for Getafe. MD 35 - Villarreal away. Villarreal had been disappointing all season and with so much on the line for us, I thought we'd pull something out the bag. How wrong I was. I can accept getting soundly beaten at Atletico, but not Villarreal. It was another 3-1 loss and frankly it could've been a lot more, we were out of the game by about half an hour. It was worrying, four defeats on the spin. Getafe got an impressive point at Celta Vigo, but probably needed a bit more. Malaga lost to Atletico Madrid at home as expected, but in the other bottom of the table clash, Real Sporting thumped Almeria away from home. Almeria became the first side to drop. one down, two to go, and thankfully the ineptness of the others meant we'd gotten away with the crap we'd served up. Real Sporting were looking less and less like dropping and actually not that big a concern to us. Malaga looked like the biggest threat. Fitting then, that Malaga it was who were our next opponents. MD 36 - This is the fixture I've had my eye on months. This one was massive. For me, arguably, the biggest game in the history of the club - how can't it be? Once again, I keep stressing it, but I build my transfer policy around turning up in games like these. The fact Malaga still had to go to Barcelona meant that a win for us would all but relegate them. If we won, and Getafe lost at home to Real Madrid, we were safe. We started the game well and blew an absolute sitter through Gyokeres, but we were soon in front as a free kick was met by the head of captain Sam Hughes, his weak header beating the Malaga goalkeeper who seemed to lose his balance in the incident. Poor goalkeeping - I wonder if Ivan Villar, the goalkeeper who turned us down in pre-season for Malaga, who couldn't get in ahead of this clown was regretting his decision yet? We came out for the second half but it was looking like it was going to be trickier than the first, which was surprisingly comfortable really. Malaga attacked us but we didn't really give them a sniff, and to be honest, I don't remember them forcing too many moments where I was scared. 85 minutes on the clock and my right back Jordi Calavera gallops into the box and is brought down. I am so relieved. This will be given. The incident is checked by VAR. I wait. I keep waiting. Free kick. It was outside the box. It absolutely wasn't in a million years. It was clearly inside and I was genuinely amazed at what I was seeing - would've been fitting given Calavera had spent most of the season giving penalties away himself. Instantly you get that sinking feeling that maybe it isn't going to be our day. We pull out the tricks. Time-wasting, tactical fouling, tactical substitutions, clogging the midfield further, we make it a slog and we absolutely love it. We hit injury time and I think that even if we do throw this away, we are likely to survive as Malaga were still 4 points off us - it would require Getafe or Malaga beating one of the big two. Malaga looked beaten, and two minutes later, were. Andorra 1-0 Malaga was the full time result. There was a pitch invasion. We weren't safe yet but we were all but there, it would take a horrible swing for us to drop. Malaga knew they were fucked. Getafe then took on Real Madrid. An away win would have us mathematically safe. It arrived. No mistake from the giants. Andorra had survived. 6 weeks of pre-season, the most farcical fixture pile-up we could've asked for and the smallest budget in the league, and we're safe with two games to spare. A word on Goncalo Loureiro. The Portuguese defender who turned down the chance to make his loan move permanent here in the summer, despite persuasion from his new friend and Andorra captain, Sam Hughes, to sign for, you guessed it, Malaga. We are cold blooded. We are vile. Fuck with us and this is what happens. _____ The final two matchdays mean it's between the other three to go down but it's pretty obvious Real Sporting are going to survive, though matchday 37 provided an incredible incident as Malaga beat high flying Bilbao 1-0 with a late goal, and then Sporting incredibly managed to lose at Alaves despite leading 0-1 in the 93rd minute, meaning it would go down to the final day - though still requiring a miracle as Malaga went to Barcelona, who needed a win for the title. Getafe's failure to win at Almeria saw them join them in La Liga 2 next season. The final day was slightly underwhelming as Barcelona scored in the 2nd minute, and Malaga had to win the game and hope that Real Sporting lost their game. They did, but Malaga ended up losing 4-0 anyway, so Malaga were relegated. Barcelona may have done it but really, we all know Andorra sent Malaga down. Andorra finished in style - picking up a shock 0-0 draw at Girona despite having a very changed team and Girona flying high in the table, and then turning over Sevilla 3-1 on the final day. We'd done it in style in the end. _____ So there you have it, survival achieved and what an achievement it really is. We're progressing at a fantastic rate and I really feel like we can gradually chip away and eventually push for European football. Osasuna bounced back up and will meet us for the first time, Granada and Deportivo are coming with them - the latter a ground we have significant memories at, will be nice to go there again, and to hammer them again hopefully. Eibar bottled promotion in sensational style, losing 4 of their last 5 to get pipped to 2nd on the final day, to then lose in the play-offs. Hideous. Upon our survival the board announced that another new stadium is coming. We have spent precisely one year in this ground, and we're already leaving it behind. Regulations in La Liga mean our ground must hold 15,000, the new one will hold 17,000 and will be ready for the start of the 2025/26 season, so we still have two years here, but why in gods name did they not just expand this one? We will be leaving the FC Andorra Stadium, for the.... FC Andorra Stadium. What's even funnier is that Andorra National Team play at a ground that holds 3,300 and haven't moved into ours, so our current ground, which will be the second biggest ground in the country, will be completely un-used Buzzing though. This is becoming my favourite save in a long time and I'm nowhere near done with it.
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  3. This is a great guide to composition, including main concepts, elements, techniques and examples for actual real-life situations: https://antongorlin.com/blog/photography-composition-definitive-guide/ By far the best I've read throughout the years. The composition decision making flowchart is quite a nice addition too.
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  4. Doesn't even sound like him
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  5. Episode 5 God Damn...
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  6. My therapist say i'm paranoid ..he didnt actually say that but i know he was thinking it
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  7. An @MUFC-esque kind of topic. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156761194625213&id=500310212 I'm a sit-down kinda guy. I'm not fat enough yet where I have no space unlike Louise in the comments above
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  8. Pretty certain it’s not the powertrain (be it electric/petrol/diesel) that would control the car. It’s the onboard computers. Which are in all modern cars........
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  9. I used to draw them as a pastime in my younger years...
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  10. Spitfire is in my top 10 most beautiful designed aircraft ever built
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  11. I flew a Sopwith Pup in WW1 and of course a Spitfire in WW2 until I crashed one into a churchyard during a village fete and got demoted... On to Normandy a little while after that but that's another story Appreciate the mention though...
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  12. 36th minute. @Storts what do you think?
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  13. @Storts I took you out of the above list mate
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  14. Finished it yesterday mate, it’s class and just gets better every episode
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  15. An update on my local situation: The blue curve represents expected cases if no social distancing or lockdown was put in place. The red curve is an expected trajectory with social distancing measures. The yellow curve is a best case scenario. The green curve is a three day average of actual positive cases. The island has tested almost 3000 residents out of 90000, people have adhered to the government guidance and the borders were closed to new arrivals on the day that the first locally transmitted case of the virus was discovered. As cases started to drop, residents stranded overseas were repatriated and put up in a hotel for two weeks of quarantine before returning to their homes. We now have no confirmed new cases for three days and only 4 people have died in hospital. Unfortunately the major black spot on our record is in a local care home where 12 residents have died after 40+ tested positive for coronavirus. No news on how this happened but a truly awful outbreak there. The lockdown measures are now gradually being eased. The 1 hour restriction on outdoor exercise has been lifted and construction workers and other trades are now allowed to return to work if they deem it possible to do so while continuing to observe social distancing. A good effort overall from our government and community. (Touch wood).
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  16. I don't think it was a dig to be honest. He just suggested that Lewis might be more mature and less aggressive, and Max is just known as being a bit of an aggressive hot head sometimes, which is why his fans love him and what the sport needs too.
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  17. Me seeing thread title: Weird way for @Stan to be asking if any of us are in wheelchairs, better see what all this is about Me reading the original post: hahahahahhaha what the fuck 11/10 post
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  18. I almost forgot to send these, but I just did
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  19. The prize is not being banned for such a ridiculous guess
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  20. Is there a prize for being the furthest away? I have played every round and have not been anywhere near the actual time in any game.
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  21. Sod you miserable lot,I had a go. And yes, I massively regretted it But...I think I have done it @The Palace Fan Got as far as 21 players and needed 4 for ages. Finally cracked it though. First XI GK - 1. Ryan, Brighton/Australia RB - 2. Reiziger, Middlesbrough/Holland CB - 5. Radebe, Leeds/S.Africa CB - 4. Kompany, Man City/Belgium LB - 3. Stevens, Sheff Utd/Ireland RM - 7. Ronaldo, Man U/Portugal CM - 8. Gerrard, Liverpool/England CM - 25. Ndidi, Leicester/Nigeria LM - 16. Bale, Tottenham/Wales STR - 25. Zola, Chelsea/Italy STR - 14. Henry, Arsenal/France Second XI GK - 15. Peacock Farrell, Burnley/N.Ireland RB - 21. Feminia, Watford/Spain CB - 6. M.Svensson, Soton/Sweden CB - 18. Jara, West Brom/Chile LB - 23 Soare, C.Palace/Senegal RM - 24. Fraser, Bournemouth/Scotland CM - 19. Petrov, A.Villa/Bulgaria CM - 10. Gravesen, Everton/Denmark LM - 20. Yarmolenko, West Ham/Ukraine STR - 11. Asprilla, Newcastle, Colombia STR - 9. Jimenez, Wolves, Mexico Squad fillers GK -13. Stejskal, QPR, Czech STR - 22. Pukki, Norwich, Finland STR - 18. Mitroglu, Fulham/Greece
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  22. 6 episodes in (season one). I like it!! I was reluctant to start it due to how many drug/cartel/money laundering shows etc there are but I’m glad I did!
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  23. "Beer is proof that God wants us to be happy". I always knew this show is ace!
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  24. Probably your first post that didn’t mention City. Bet that took a lot out of you
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  25. Loving the commentary from Toto Wolff.
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  26. 8 races into watching 1978 Season already; just finished the Swedish GP a while ago. Brabham-Alfa Romeo introduced the BT46B in this race, a B version of their car with a huge fan at the back of the car, in order to increase the downforce and so counter the dominance of the ground-effect Lotus 79. Just look at it: Madness! Also Lauda won the race with a fantastic overtake on Andretti.
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  27. You sound like @Carnivore Chris now.
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