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  1. I could get used to this
    6 points
  2. Newcastle need to be smart. Players like Elneny and Chambers for £20m each would make perfect sense. Not top level but solid players that will improve the defensive side of their game. Then add Nketiah for £20m, and maybe Reiss Nelson for another £20m and you're sorted.
    3 points
  3. When I used to run daily I'd post my routes, distances and times because I believed it gave me extra motivation. It was only when I seen a meme of a map and a route that spelt out "nobody fucking cares" that I realised people hated it. Then I actually thought about it and I realised, social media is your platform, it's for you to decide what you post and if others don't like it they should just stop following you. I view other people using it in the same way as their way to motivate themselves as well.
    2 points
  4. No asterisk next to liverpool winning the league. They were 20 points ahead when the league was halted.
    2 points
  5. And I want a castle at Loire river. As long as Bayern have 16 players available the match isn't to be post-poned according to DFB Covid regularium.
    2 points
  6. Adding on to that they can sign Adrian for about 20m in case Dubravka has a bad day, then in the middle of the pitch we MIGHT be tempted to sell Oxlade- Chamberlain for 50m. If they are really lucky, a bid of 40m might get Origi. Between the three of our clubs & the excellent players that we definitely don’t want rid of Newcastle could build a dynasty.
    2 points
  7. I believe they probably need a bit of a spark in Dele Alli for £40 million, probably Joe Rodon for £20 million to play with Chambers and then probably a back up for Trippier so £15 million for Doherty seems fair
    2 points
  8. Can’t believe people are being so critical of Liverpool here. Clubs up and down the country have been having Covid outbreaks, Liverpool have battled on but with a depleted squad already this was unfortunately likely to come. This isn’t a normal season, they should find a way to rearrange this game - nobody should lose a semi final by default
    2 points
  9. You can’t count academy players in the 14 and you know it. No other team has been expected to field a team of teenagers.
    2 points
  10. Literally should have all 5 tests in Perth. You’d have maximum crowds, and no fucking rain.
    1 point
  11. Yeah it's pretty great but Barcelona have done nothing right in the last decade. I could list a giant albatross of fuckups but it would take too long. Just think about this; Jordi Alba was the last transfer that wasn't fucked up in some sort of way and that was in 2012. Well I guess Pedri was a good signing but anyone with eyes could see his ability.
    1 point
  12. tl;dr I was thinking a lot about labels today and your post caught me while I was deep in thought. I think it's too easy and doesn't mean anything real. You can't tell me that Gerrard was more rigid than Mascherano or Busquets, there nationality isn't a definition or an adjective or even a noun (well in relation to fooball haha). I think the English are trapped in a destructive thought process that 'English players can't be nimble or rely on technique' and dismiss players that are in fact those qualities, as if they never existed or those qualities don't exist and it's down to physical attributes. It's kinda like those coaches that were labelling the young black Englishmen as 'BBQ' as if players like Gareth Bale and Ben White aren't exactly that except ethnically British/whatever, and fit into different pigeonholes. These sort of labels are very narrowing and kind of constrict perception, it occurred to me one day years ago when I was watching a game and I saw a white player run fast, it must have been someone like Gareth Bale or Wayne Rooney; I thought to myself 'That white bloke is faster than the black guys, weird'. Why the hell did I think that? It makes no sense to have already assigned qualities to the players I'm watching without even having seen any evidence. I never used to think that way, I learnt that somewhere, that sort of unconscious bias and it's really weird and once you notice, it become a bit of a curiosity, where did that come from? why is that my thought process? I've also been listening to Buddhism podcasts particular on interdependency and looking at things wholistically instead of one or two attributes, so maybe that has something to do with it.
    1 point
  13. If he gets them relegated, he is their best ever manager imo
    1 point
  14. Being honest, only form of social media I use if Facebook. But I only use it for the buying/selling groups. It's really good, is free and no fees like Ebay. Am in around 80 buying and selling groups. You can use it if you sell on Ebay. Just use it do divert traffic to your Ebay account. During the first lockdown in the UK. My uncle had loads of wood for sale. He told me to sell it and keep the money as he required space. The condition of the wood wasn't good or bad. But as there was a shortage of materials in the UK. I managed to get around £360 but round 70 long pieces. I think I've swayed from the topic
    1 point
  15. Of course there is the appearance as well, but it used to give me an extra push to know I'd set a PB to post. Having Strava now you don't need to post it on social media because it's kind of its own social media. Do you take your unusual interests on to social media as well?
    1 point
  16. Each to their own mate. If it motivates people then fair play. My motivation is what I see in the mirror, but each to their own.
    1 point
  17. Nah, Barcelona is a far more difficult nut to crack than 'shouldn't have bought Coutinho' You have to add Dembele, Griezmann, and ten more players that were brought in and thrown out just as quickly. They also pay for part of Suarez's salary at Atletico.
    1 point
  18. Cheers, I will check that one out...
    1 point
  19. Yeah couldn't really care right now
    1 point
  20. Anyone that can run is an upgrade on Alonso.
    1 point
  21. Is he that much of an upgrade on Alonso? When I’ve seen Digne against us he’s left a lot to be desired at the back.
    1 point
  22. In case you're still interested - he just signed a professional contract with us and moved to BVB on loan until the end of 2022/2023 season, with an option to buy. Will play for BVB II in the 3. Liga.
    1 point
  23. Well Eddie Howe loves over paying for Liverpool backup players.
    1 point
  24. That’s first line was exactly what I said the Mrs last night.
    1 point
  25. Just like when they won the Premier League, if Liverpool win the trophy it'll always have an asterisk next it.
    1 point
  26. Classic anti Liverpool sentiment. You are such a Tory
    1 point
  27. @The Artful Dodger You, YOU, are the one who says we have been punish for being too honest. Saying we should have tried to get games postponed ourselves because our rivals have done so. Now that we have actually had a covid outbreak & had to close our training ground you are up in arms over it. Make your bloody mind up.
    1 point
  28. Leyton Orient were kicked out of this competition because they could not fulfill it. The precedent was set there. You either play or don't. No moving games.
    1 point
  29. Looks good mate, I hope you’re having a good time and getting wet…
    1 point
  30. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others". I couldn't care less about his vaccination status, but it's a slap in the face for all those who weren't allowed in or out of the country to see their partners, parents and families in the past two years. But it's not exactly surprising, is it? If you have enough money and status, there are always ways to circumvent the rules.
    1 point
  31. Which club? Everton Expected league finish at the begin of the season? Target was to compete for the European spots but realistically around 8th-10th League spot right now? 15th Best performance? Everton 2-1 Arsenal - a proper old-school defiant Goodison under the lights performance topped off by a goal of the season contender from Demarai Gray. One of the only times this season I've felt a bit of pride watching my team but the fact that we were completely unable to build on it, going down 3-1 in a meek performance at Crystal Palace the following weekend sums up how pointless it feels at the moment even getting a bit excited about the rare positives the club offers the fanbase. Worst performance? So many to choose from. It's tempting to go with the 1-4 defeat to Liverpool as that's where things turned significantly more toxic but we were at least vaguely competitive for patches of that game. Honourable mentions go to Everton 2-5 Watford, Crystal Palace 3-1 Everton, Brentford 1-0 Everton but I'm giving this to Wolves 2-1 Everton. An absolute joke of a first half performance and Iwobi's toeyed goal was our only shot on target. To be honest, though, the lack of creativity or plan in attack coupled with a bad defensive setup and individuals making far too many mistakes, is a common theme of all of these performances and why a change should have been made in the dugout weeks ago. Best player, so far? Demarai Gray pretty comfortably, although lengthy injuries to Doucoure, Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison have rendered it pretty much a one-horse race. He must have mixed feelings about this season so far, happy that his Premier League career has finally been revitalised but gutted that he's surrounded by such utter shite. Best young player? Anthony Gordon continues to show steady improvement. There isn't much competition here to be honest. Tyler Onyango, Ellis Simms and Lewis Dobbin have made their debuts and Jarrad Branthwaite was impressive in his single performance against Chelsea, but Gordon is the only one who's established himself in the first team, and to be honest is the first young player to do so since Tom Davies and Dominic Calvert-Lewin - it's about time. New signings Patterson and Mykolenko may provide some competition between now and the end of the season if we revisit this question. Player, who disappointed? I didn't expect much of Rondon but he has proven to be an absolutely awful acquisition. Nothing against the bloke but bringing him back to the Premier League after he'd been put out to pasture in China has been a terrible misjudgement and it rubs salt in the wound seeing Josh King, who was released on a free after barely being given an opportunity last season, doing a decent job for Watford. Lucas Digne, as much as I back him over the manager in their spat that appears to be leading to his exit from the club, was also performing drastically below expectations before he was dropped. Overall mark? 2.5/10 - An absolutely terrible season so far held up slightly by a honeymoon period which saw us defeat the behemoths of Southampton, Burnley, Brighton and Norwich, four wins in the opening two months of the season that still account for over half of our points. Getting knocked out of the League Cup to QPR also needs mentioning as something that shouldn't have happened. Teams like us that probably won't get relegated but are also not playing for much at the other end of the table, but can also be half-decent on our day, should be looking to the cups and at least demanding that we don't get knocked out before facing a team that's legitimately better than us. Outlook on the season's second half and expected league finish now? My overriding feeling is that I can't be arsed even making a judgement on it. The manager will probably keep his job unless we look like going down which remains a remote possibility due to the awful standard of the bottom four teams in the league. The season is a write-off because there's no chance we're getting into Europe and even if we can scrape our way up to about 10th, which I think is very unlikely but shouldn't be with the players we've got if we get some better luck with injuries, it doesn't really matter. My concern at the moment is how much control Benitez is being given over the club and how out of touch his ideas and priorities are with making a club successful in modern football. The signings of Mykolenko and Patterson in this transfer window, who were both targets identified by Marcel Brands and his team by all accounts, reassures me to some extent that Benitez won't be given full licence to stack the squad with a bunch of Sean Longstaffs. However, it does beg the question why all of those people left the club if their targets are still on the club's radar, and why their targets were so often overlooked in favour of manager favourites like Allan, Rodriguez, Townsend, Rondon, etc. when they were actually at the club, but now that they've left, we actually listen to them. Everton, that.
    1 point
  32. Glad it didn't happen. Cars demand high infrastructure like this and infact restrict you which otherwise can be easily accessible by foot.
    1 point
  33. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-04/your-blackberry-dies-today-end-of-an-era-for-iconic-handset They really were very good in the late 90s and for most of the 2000s. But, its also a cautionary tale about how to not plan for the future.
    1 point
  34. If you can’t beat them, join them.
    1 point
  35. Didn't know where else to put this, but this is actually pretty funny.
    1 point
  36. 'Love and Protected' Yea fuck that.... Tuchel has handled it well in my opinion, he has not made a big issue out of it but he did make a statement by dropping Lukaku for the Liverpool game which I support given what was said.. Apparently Lukaku was advised against doing the interview but went ahead and did it anyway... No player should be bigger than the club, no matter how much talent they have or how influential... Players sit in some of these interviews and talk as though they were having a heart to heart with their parents and forget how every little thing could get blown out of proportion to make headline news the next day...
    1 point
  37. Covid: Vaccines for all every four to six months not needed, says expert - BBC News Penny is starting to drop now.
    1 point
  38. Results - Gameweek Two Casualties (6) Many years ago, before Christmas, the second Gameweek of this round of Last Man Standing took place with the previous round of Serie A fixtures. Eliminated before a ball was kicked was @Asura, who neglected to make any pick at all. He wasn't alone in failing to clear the second hurdle though, with @Mel81x sidelined during Tuesday's fixtures, his pick of Atalanta failing to consolidate their lofty top four position with victory at Genoa, who are rooted firmly in the relegation zone. Wednesday brought more casualties, the most emphatic of which was @Pyfish, who backed Sassuolo, only to see them thumped 3-0 at home in their mid-table clash with Bologna. Roma could only manage a draw at home to Sampdoria, spelling the end of the road for @RondónEFC and @Rucksackfranzose, while @DeadLinesman was on the wrong end of arguably the biggest shock of the Gameweek, as Napoli were defeated 1-0 at home to Spezia. Unlucky chaps, see you in the next round! Survivors (8) All but one of our survivors made it through safely on Tuesday night, having backed Juventus ahead of their 2-0 win at home over Cagliari, Kean and Bernardeschi delivering @Storts, @Bluewolf, @Stan, @Whiskey, @CaaC (John), @Redcanuck and @Viva la FCB safely into a third Gameweek. @6666 was the only contender to go a different way, backing Lazio in their visit to Venezia, a fixture they safely negotiated with a 3-1 win. Congratulations on your second point of this round and your progress to the next Gameweek! Preview - Gameweek Three Please see below the current league table and the next set of fixtures. All of Gameweek Three's fixtures take place throughout Thursday 6 January and Gameweek Four follows quickly, taking place entirely on Sunday, so look out for updates! At this point we still have enough players remaining to keep a standard Gameweek so a match winner is all you need to pick. Remember not to make a repeated pick! Good luck!
    1 point
  39. Sickening https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-02/jamie-mitchell-cricket-abuse-on-india-and-sri-lanka-tour/100715912?utm_medium=social&utm_content=sf252533245&utm_campaign=fb_abc_news&utm_source=m.facebook.com&sf252533245=1&fbclid=IwAR1jgEIfqDM1Dgo0ayWG1bvMb5m82DE0Pjo_d-iSDP-K3uKHXeeHHN-MfaM
    1 point
  40. The last one. Kevin Magnussen received interest from Formula E for 2021, but says it wasn’t a series for him. If that was the only option, he would rather find something other to do than racing. “Driving an electric car is better than a kick in the balls, but barely just.”
    1 point
  41. We’ve got New Year this weekend anyway and a bank holiday in the UK. Are people happy to discuss from say next Friday onwards? Gives us all an extra week.
    1 point
  42. They had me at Guy Ritchie...then theres a car chase in a late 60's mustang...then theres the star studded cast....oh my yes.
    1 point
  43. Wilshere was certainly more naturally gifted than Henderson and showed great potential. Never kicked on beyond the ‘talented kid’ stage though where Henderson has improved with age and found his niche, with the perfect manager for his abilities. Henderson has clearly had the better career but I’m not sure anyone would have seen that eventuality even 5 years ago.
    1 point
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