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  1. RESULTS It was mostly German Cup action this weekend - were there any early season shockers? Let's see! Yes, there were! @nudge drops down to Regionalliga North to join Lubeck after Hansa Rostock fell to a 1-0 defeat. It was close for @Rucksackfranzose who just survived with St Pauli in a 4-3 win, and @Tommy left it to penalties but still won with Regensburg. @Viva la FCB is Tommy's next opponent as he stayed with Nurnberg after his 2-0 cup win. @Mel81x extends their great start to the season with an emphatic 4-1 win. And finally, it was a draw to start the season for myself, and I have opted to move to Newport. Tommy and Mel remain top of the table and nudge still sits bottom with @Coma not playing until tonight. All but 3 of our players will have played a game by this time next week so the table is going to change a lot I'd assume! Remember if you want to get involved and haven't done so, you can join at any point!
    6 points
  2. I've seen others online say this, and my question is: Why? Why does the Womens team, who were big favorites to go deep in this tournament affect the mens team in any way shape or form, or put any pressure on them to become something they're not?
    6 points
  3. Cecropia moth outside our cabin. As big as your hand. Never seen one in person before.
    4 points
  4. Week 1 Results Cardiff 1-0 Norwich Rotherham 1-1 Swansea St Johnstone 0-1 Hibernian Liverpool 3-1 Man City Offenbach 1-4 Dusseldorf Chicago Fire 0-0 Atlanta NE Revolution 0-0 Toronto Energie Cottbus N/A Werder Bremen Young Boys 1-1 Grasshoppers Week 1 Roundup It ended up being only 9 games as the Cottbus/Bremen game was moved to Monday. Despite that, there was still a plethora of decent scores for Week 1 - a good start overall! I top-scored with 16 points and got 2 perfect scores in the process. @nudge and @JoshBRFC were just 1 point behind, with the former also getting 2 perfect scores. @N U F C and @Pyfish also scored well with 14 and 13 points respectively. A selection of players scored 12 points - @Bluebird Hewitt, @Michael, @The Liquidator and @Dr. Gonzo. Perhaps the less said about scores from @Rucksackfranzose & @Viva la FCB the better! With only 10 points separating 1st to 16th, there's bound to be plenty of change this time next week...
    3 points
  5. One interesting detail I read on the Dutch version of motorsport.com was that Max said he was originally going to start on the hard tyre, but instructed his team to change course when he was driving to the grid and noticed he barely even had grip on his softs. This was an interesting bit of insight to me because it shows that: 1. Max provides driver input that helps correct potential mistakes if the reality deviates from the team's calculations and 2. Red Bull as a team are flexible enough to alter their strategy so close before a race starts. This, from the outside, seems a huge contrast with Ferrari, who are more prone to rely on their calculations regardless of the on-track reality. From what we get to hear with the board radios, it also seems like Sainz is more able to 'direct' his team when he thinks they've got it wrong. It just goes to show that you need more than a fast car or a quick driver to contend in a championship across 20+ races, and unless there is some miracle recovery in the second half of the season, Ferrari as a team just aren't at the level of Red Bull or Mercedes this year.
    3 points
  6. Congrats to our Werder peeps.
    2 points
  7. Qatar is sending its team for the World Cup to a four-month training tour where they'll play friendlies. All the players have been barred from playing in the domestic league. Seems pointless, playing training friendlies over competitive league matches for a considerable period can backfire.
    2 points
  8. The wife watching ITV's Good Morning Show, I looked up and saw this... I thought it was a plastic doll advert at first until it started talking, FFS it's a lady that spent £1 million on plastic surgery, eyes, nose, lips, boobies and whatnot else, how in holy smoke could she waste £1 million on doing that!!!! The wife said she looks like a space alien, I said an alien looks better than that I would imagine, @MUFC, she might even had plastic surgery done to her bloody feet and arse!!!!
    2 points
  9. 38 is the lowest points score we've ever had but that was from only 13 games from Deco in Season One. These are your target scores: 38 points from 33 games - Robbie - Season Two 40 points from 32 games - Tommy - Season Three 55 points from 43 games - Smiley Culture - Season One Average is 44.3 points for those who finish bottom!
    2 points
  10. Who do you think will get the remaining seats? My bet: Alpine: Piastri Alfa: Zhou gets another year Alpha: Keep Yuki? Williams: Albon - Sargeant? Haas: Retain Mick I'm realizing I forgot Pourchaire. Would Alfa rather sign him instead of retaining Zhou?
    1 point
  11. I would be a woeful teacher. I have managed to teach the 2 14 year olds who stack shelves at my bottleshop to stop being homophobic though.
    1 point
  12. Smart boi. Like i said. Low interest rates = banks throwing money at homeless people.
    1 point
  13. As for the song you're looking for: Anyway,
    1 point
  14. First game of the season: Wolves (Home) Fitness concerns: Captain Liam Cooper hasn't played any friendlies so he will be missing. Luis Sinisterra (Raphinha's replacment) has a minor hamstring and hasn't played many minutes so he won't be in contention. Firpo is out so we will have to play a centre back at left back. Ayling/Dallas also remain out. Transfer concerns: We needed to add to what we had in the Summer and we have made positive moves to do this but losing Phillips and Raphinha negates this progress somewhat, especially the latter. We need a striker. Can't just cross our fingers and toes Bamford stays fit and Gelhardt shouldn't have that pressure on his shoulders either. Left back is needed too. No more square pegs in round holes, besides, Firpo is fucking gash anyway. That position needs upgrading. Other than that, I think we've covered most bases reasonably well assuming no one else leaves (Harrison/Klich) Playing concerns: I've seen four of the five games, last night's being the best performance by far beating Cagliari 6-2. Early observations as follows. Our pressing and counter pressing look good, mind you, we have always had high energy levels. But the sharpness is starting to look there. They have been worked well. We have a bit more steel about us. More organised as you'd expect. We'll be playing a double pivot this season with Roca and Adams as opposed to just Phillips in that 'quaterback' position. Like to think this will close down the space that the better midfields used to just swan straight through us. Look short of goals, despite the win last night. Perhaps goalscoring isn't quite falling as naturally to us as we'd like. Look extremely vulberable to the counter attack, especially in wide areas when our full backs push high up. Big teams will 100% exploit this. All in all, I think we'll be better than last season and stay up but this is a different Leeds United now, and a work in progress. I anticipate more draws than we are used to where as it was either a win or loss with us normally. No inbetween.
    1 point
  15. Typical Werder, kept it exciting till the final whistle. We should have scored more; Ducksch alone hit the post twice, and I think Bittencourt was unlucky not to be given a penalty. Werder dominated most of the match, so it's a deserved win, but I can't help but wonder how our mentality never changes. Score - concede - get nervous - (almost) screw it up.
    1 point
  16. It contains monitoring devices that track and record player's performance data. Looks silly, but data is everything these days...
    1 point
  17. The supporters trust request was ignored. I wasn't allowed my season ticket back. Along with several thousand other Ashley protestors we were sent into a dodgy raffle with all the band wagon jumpers for just 1000 tickets. We didn't protest quit because we were shit. We sat through years of worse. We quit thinking as soon as dignity was restored we'd be welcomed back. We weren't. 20 years going to the games every week, now have to fight for row Z scraps in a shitty traumatic online ticketing system that the Box Office is in denial is shite. Will likely eventually come to terms with the loss but right now I can't help but feel I'd rather be back with my father in the stand than the club be bought by someone spending £60m on James Maddison if it means I can't be with him every week anymore.
    1 point
  18. Watching the Magdeburg - Frankfurt match. Frankfurt are clearly the better team and fully deserve their lead. By the way, watching this and other matches a silly question has formed in my head. Whilst understanding, why women'S football players are wearing a sports bra, can't understand it why male footballers do it as well, as I saw today and on many other occasions? Is this a rule I missed?
    1 point
  19. Yeah I agree there. I actually don’t think we will be challenging for anything except maybe the odd cup run for 4-5 years. Can see us both being around the same area of the table for a few seasons. Money talks though for 99% of footballers.
    1 point
  20. Well, we've sold Khaled Narey and Jakub Piotrowski. Not sure what the finances were on the latter though, but he still had a contract with us until 2024, and his new club Ludogrets play Champions League.
    1 point
  21. It's the top 3 most repped each day for non-stsff members. You were in the top 3 within the last week.
    1 point
  22. Gets to live in/near Monaco no doubt. Not a bad place to set up for the final years of your career
    1 point
  23. Not sure Walker will be out of the picture that quickly. Would imagine Cucurella starts behind both and picks up the slack as the season grinds on
    1 point
  24. Honestly it’s the same people every tournament regardless of men or women, “I don’t normally like football but I just really like the group of lads this year they’re so likeable, sorts of boys you’d want your daughter to bring home”. I wish they’d just watch Rugby Union instead, if ever there was a sport that loves a good eulogising over how better they are than everybody else.
    1 point
  25. Well, he's a Sauber junior, but tbh I think it's a bit too early for him. Give him a top seat in F2 next season, and then sign him up for 2024.
    1 point
  26. We need players in before we can shift the deadweight. Emerson has an offer at Lazio and Alonso has an offer at Barcelona. Even Sarr allegedly has an offer at Fulham. Chilwell has looked no where near his former self this preseason, and there was always the worry he'd have a slow start to regain his form (if he even fully recovers it). Cucurella provides us an option at both LWB and LCB. Fully expecting Raphinha/Kounde 2.0 though where the player only wants to wait for Pep/City. Getting boring now.
    1 point
  27. Looks like we are going to sign Brighton's Polish right back Michal Karbownik. Another loan deal with a buyout clause apparently. 21 years old and already played for Poland's senior team. Can't be that bad.
    1 point
  28. This is the type of logic that almost always comes from someone who doesn’t watch football but gets swept up in the tournament. Tweets online comparing Wembley pre-match for this final vs Wembley for the mens to get likes for saying “why can’t the men behave like this bla bla bla”. Not enjoying yesterday for what it was, but for the point scoring you can do on social media.
    1 point
  29. Yeah, I've figured out the recording bit just fine. I'm still tinkering with a lot of the settings, I should probably just get to recording something though If you're using the GP-200 as an interface, you'll need to go into your DAW and go into the device settings to make sure that's what it's using. If you're going in direct, I recommend turning off audio monitoring on your DAW and just plugging monitors or headphones straight into the GP-200. You'll have a basically 0 latency experience. If you can set it up so that you can record a signal with the modeler processing it... and then also have it recording a completely clean signal - I recommend doing that.
    1 point
  30. Slowly exciting! We bought our home at the end of 2020. Fire away with any questions and I will do my best to answer. Prior to that I was renting for a few years.
    1 point
  31. My concern is a little different. To get the best of both worlds, it cannot be too small or too large. Too small and you’re the only guy that can do something and you’re working three days a week for 14 hours, too large and you might end up on third shift working over night. The place I am at right now has a great schedule 40 hours a week, never work on weekends, and I often get to leave early. Now the benefits aren’t great but they are by Yankee standards. I am in a good position now to learn a lot of shit, I could easily end up doing cellar or brew work.
    1 point
  32. Sure, I'm just pointing out that we have these things.
    1 point
  33. Nah I wish it’s in December. Did you figure out connecting the GP-200 to the computer?
    1 point
  34. Pathetic refereeing and time-wasting antics from England. They wasted the last 15 minutes, but there were only 2 minutes added time? What a shame, but still a great tournament from us, where nobody expected us to get far.
    1 point
  35. Only concern for me is that Alisson and Kelleher have missed most of pre season.
    1 point
  36. He’s ridiculously overhyped. Nothing special at all. Too lightweight, would get eaten alive by the Goodison crowd
    1 point
  37. ONE WEIRD SCHEDULE Could use that to describe many things at the minute. One of them is that my hours on this have come down a little of late but we'll always have time for this world tour, just cracking through it slightly slower than usual. The other is the weirdness of the Argentine schedule. I've realised a couple of things but it's made things a little interesting. Their league runs from August to May, the same as the European schedule. The Libertadores runs from March to November. The Argentine cup runs from April to November - so it turned out they actually won a game in it last season. Speaking of the cup. We won it. My first crack a trophy and it's a success. Lucky that a lot of the big teams fell, but we did what we had to. We didn't have a bad run of draws (albeit Racing are no mugs) but we still had to do it. The real good news? This has qualified us for the 2037 Copa Libertadores! So in the second half of the season we're going to be playing in the group stage. That doesn't render my league season dead rubber like I initially thought however, as I'm now playing to qualify for the 2038 Libertadores. See the cup as a second bite at the cherry, and one we actually took advantage of. Still got the clanger in us but you have to say for a side predicted to finish midtable, this is going really well - for the obvious flaws within the squad. --- The January window is another episode of our paralysis. We're still unable to really do anything until a bit more money comes in. Then it does - in the form of Jose Manuel Sole who joins Porto for a similar fee to what we got to Acosta, albeit we get the loan back for the year so he'll be here for the 2037 Libertadores. This finally frees us up to... bring in a left back on loan who it turned out was on loan here last season before I got here. I really do know how to capture the imagination. But it's finally a little strengthening. We win a tight game at Independiente. The second half of the season, I've played the majority but it's been good. We've been largely the same as before - we'll probably finish 3rd but that's a really good season. We can't keep the goals out and I've actually now resorted to training up one of my few centre halves as a ball-winning midfielder such is our desperation for any kind of defensive cover in midfield. The reason we concede so many is simply that I play quite an open, attacking game and I usually demand a lot from that position, and we haven't really got anybody capable of it. We'll qualify for the Libertadores, although it's a good job because we've been knocked out of the 2037 cup at the first round. It's exceptionally unlucky in a 64 team round to run into Boca Juniors. We were 3-0 down, amazingly took it to penalties but lost 9-8 --- Copa Libertadores We are placed into a group with Fortaleza (Brazil), America de Cali (Colombia) and Cerro Porteno (Paraguay). Still learning so I can't really tell you how tricky this is, but feels to me like we've bagged probably the weakest Brazilian side in it and then harder sides from weaker nations. Basically, I think we'll progress, but it's a quite nicely balanced group in a way. First assignment is a trip to Colombia. We're 2 down early on but we produce a brilliant comeback and win 2-4. We're forced to do the same by Cerro Porteno who take a surprise lead in the second half but Pilutik steals 3 points in the 89th minute. We now have a double header with Fortaleza and I feel avoiding defeat at home in the first game is probably going to be enough to see us through. Sadly though we fail and they beat us 1-2. This puts pressure on things a bit for me. While we're 2nd, this hasn't really been easy - we've been given a minimum of a scare in each game and we have to go away twice. There's no guarantees here. But we pull it off and win in Fortaleza. It's not pretty but it's everything I want to see - gritty and resilient. I want flowing sides but I also cannot stomach teams who buckle under the pressure and we didn't. We seal the deal with a win in Paraguay too for a hat-trick of away wins. I'm assuming a group winner faces a runner up in the next round so we'll be gunning for it in that Cali game too given Fortaleza are likely to beat Porteno. I think it's too soon for us to win this competition, but given the summer is coming and we finally will be able to shape the squad somewhat, you really can't totally write us out of it. Though I do think what's happened against Boca sums up we're still a way off the real elite of South America, and I think the top Brazilians edge even Boca. Good times though. We've done really well in tough circumstances. But we do need to pad this squad out.
    1 point
  38. Because we need to free up some wages before we can start buying. Future-proofing against FFP in case we qualify for Europe again. Latest is that Chelsea 'have agreed terms with Fofana' but we've rejected first offer. Whatever happened to having a bid accepted first before player is allowed to talk to a new club?!
    1 point
  39. Hopefully. Not that it makes any difference to City in the long run. But Brighton would be stupid to ask anything less than 50m.
    1 point
  40. I think we are buying all the players with mad hair cuts this summer ..maybe we are getting a big shampoo sponsorship deal soon
    1 point
  41. Hard lines. Mind you, try having Charlie Cresswell in your team then transfer him out on the Friday for Tymon from Stoke. That one will haunt me all season.
    0 points
  42. Pretty sure many of Max' toxic fans (not saying all Max fans are) are cokeheads. So yes.
    0 points
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