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  1. Tbh I’m not even sure it was right to ban Russia from international tournaments for invading Ukraine. I obviously think their invasion was wrong - it’s clearly a crime against humanity. But it’s a bit fucking weird when countries have invaded other countries in our living memory… and they don’t get the same kind of treatment. I’m sure any Iraqis who saw Russia get banned for an illegal invasion probably thought “what the fuck?” At best, it comes off as just hugely hypocritical. At worst, it’s Europe & FIFA signaling to countries with brown people that their lives just aren’t worth as much as white peoples. And it’s a disgrace that the sale of weapons to Russia is what manages get the world pissed off about the Iranian government. Not like they hadn’t been slaughtering kids in the street for a month before this talk of kicking them out of the World Cup… and like you say, all the involvement in government & sport & women inclusion have been issues since this government came into power.
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  2. Results - Mexican Grand Prix This week's prediction results are about as exciting as the race itself, as Mexico City serves up the lowest-scoring round of the year, and the least spread out score-wise. Surprisingly, Saturday's pole position prediction was only made correctly by one person, @OrangeKhrush, who stuck with the painfully predictable continuation of Max Verstappen's dominance while others backed Charles Leclerc as usual, or Sergio Perez at his home race, or Lewis Hamilton following a strong Practice display from Mercedes. Moving into Sunday, @Tommy, @Coma, @Stan and @DeadLinesman all hit the nail on the head with Verstappen's victory, although @DeadLinesman was the only one to get a different podium pick exactly correct with Perez in 3rd place. The rest of the field all had Verstappen on the podium for 2 points, and everyone had at least one of Perez or Hamilton among their picks for another couple each. @Whiskey predicted all three podium sitters correctly but none in the right position, while Ferrari's lack of competitiveness caught out the majority of the rest. Surprisingly, nobody managed to nail random driver Lewis Hamilton's 2nd place finish correctly, so the 2 points each go to @RandoEFC, @Tommy, @Stan and @Whiskey who had him in either 1st or 3rd. Finally, @nudge was the only person to get the bonus question correct. Aston Martin failed to continue their recent points-scoring form and so were unable to overtake Alfa Romeo Sauber for 6th in the Constructors' standings even before Bottas added a long overdue point to their season's tally. With scores ranging from just 6 to 10, the table hasn't changed too much this weekend. @DeadLinesman makes another incremental increase to his lead at the top as this week's top scorer. @Tommy moves back within @RandoEFC in the battle for 2nd. With MUFC absent for a fifth consecutive race, the only change in the standings sees @Stan move off the bottom. Don't forget, though, pre-season predictions are still to be calculated and included, with as many as 90 extra points on the table after the last two races.
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  3. Just read about how FIFA could chuck Iran out of the World Cup due to governmental influence and issues around inclusivity with women. Firstly, the thought of chucking a country out on human rights laws when you're hosting the tournament in Qatar is ridiculous. Secondly, despite them having these inclusive issues with women and football for 40+ years this has stemmed from Iran allegedly selling drones to Russia. So if Iran get banned I'd expect Harry Kane can put his rainbow captain armband in the bin behind because England shouldnt be allowed to go because of the UK deals with selling firearms to Saudi Arabia. Whilst the governmental influence is a fair point which caused India to be suspended, we're less than a month from the tournament starting and those players for Iran have qualified on merit and have no influence what happens at a governmental level. Even if you were to replace them with the next deserving team from Asia it would be UAE. Are we going to dig up there human rights records? The whole moral stance may project an initial healthy image to the world but for Fifa it would be like putting on an armoured vest that's had the armour taken out.
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  4. I just think it's hilarious they've turned WInnie the Pooh into a horror story. I hope he says "oh bother" after slamming an axe into Christopher Robin's head
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  5. Dave Mustaine Not the most technically gifted but fuck did he leave his mark.
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  6. Not often this sort of fun presents itself
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  7. @Bluewolf, @Viva la FCB, @Michael, @nawoo, @nudge, @Coma, @6666, @londonerlilie, @Relling Your weekly reminder!
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  8. Reminder @Bluewolf @Pyfish @Viva la FCB @JoshBRFC @Rucksackfranzose @Dr. Gonzo @Mel81x @nudge @Michael @N U F C @The Liquidator @nawoo
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  9. Apparently Klopps had his first warning from your board so you might be about to splash out on a manager if things don't pick up. anything outside a CL place could see Klopp finished
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  10. Excalibur Rob Roy Schindlers motherfucking list you absolute plonker Gangs of new york Batman Begins The first taken movie. Off the top of my head.
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  11. Yes to both of these. Although Ritchie Blackmore at 38 is pretty mental to me - maybe he's the most underrated, Knopfler's up there though... but I think this list is an absolute abomination
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  12. Galaxie had a decent amount of radio play.
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  13. It's a quality playlist - it's mostly classics from bigger traditional, thrash, and death metal bands. A few newer bands and newer albums. It's got some shite on it too (there's one Megadeth album that I really hate... and it's got a few songs off that for some reason). I mostly use it as a playlist when I want to listen to tasty riffs and there isn't a particular song/band I'm particularly in the mood for.
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  14. I think that's definitely something for the weed smokers.
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  15. I'm pretty picky when it comes to my metal. I tend not to go for bands that just focus on lobotomy and evil . I'll give this a try.
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  16. this one's pretty good
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  17. Just read it up. Doesn't sound like rocket science. Basically you need to be healthy, athletic and know how to read a map. Oh and blindly follow orders without questioning them of course.
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  18. But what does Paul Merson think?
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  19. Yup, another great episode.
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  20. Because you're very stubborn, that's why. Even when presented with facts, you choose to refute it to suit your own opinion. I'll happily be proved wrong, but I'd love for you to find other recent examples of what you claim to be true. But I think you'll struggle. Basically, you claimed something. It proved to be false. You've double-downed on it and now look like a bigger fool than before.
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  21. Gone through previous PL seasons. The following teams won 3-2 after being 2-0 down in the game. Also noted their results after the comeback victory... Man City 3-2 Aston Villa (22 May 2022) - End of season, no further games Everton 3-2 Crystal Palace (19 May 2022) Next game - lost 5-1 away at Arsenal. - Worth noting this was right at the end of the season so not much 'form' to follow... Brighton 3-2 Man City (18 May 2021) Next game - lost 2-0 away at Arsenal - also at end of the season, so 'form' limited.. Southampton 3-2 Burnley (4 April 2021) - in their next 9 games (until the end of the season), they only won 2. The immediate games after this win, they lost 3 and drew 1. - Form after the win - LLDL, or LLLDL including FA Cup. Watford 2-3 Everton (1 Feb 2020) - Form after the win - WLDLD Southampton 2-3 Wolves (18 Jan 2020) - Form after the win - LDDWW Wolves 3-2 Man City (27 Dec 2019) - Form after the win - LLDWL, or LLDDL including FA Cup. Newcastle 3-2 Everton (9 March 2019) - Form after the win - DLLWW Man Utd 3-2 Newcastle (6 Oct 2018) - Form after the win - DWWLD, or DLWWWL including Champions League Man City 2-3 Man Utd (7 April 2018) - Form after the win - LWWLD, or LWWWL including FA Cup Crystal Palace 2-3 Man Utd (5 March 2018) - Form after the win - WWWLW, or WWLWW including Champions League So, they're all the occasions in the last 5 seasons that a team has come back from 2-0 down, to then win 3-2. @Chickasaw you said it 'happens often' that form improves after a team makes that kind of comeback. So 8 occasions in the last 5 seasons (not counting the latest 3 occasions as it was end of the season). 6 of those 8 occasions saw the team lose their next game. 4 of those 8 occasions saw the team winless for the next 3 games. Are you man enough to admit you're wrong too ?
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  23. Moura's hattrick against Ajax proved he has the big game mentality that Spurs need
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  24. Lucas Moura should without doubt be starting ahead of Richarlison
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  25. For a little insight into where we're at on the season predictions. With the qualifying battles all settled and the winner and top three in both Drivers' and Constructors' Championships more or less certain, here's what we can start to expect the season predictions to look like: The three un-marked rows can't be determined until the last race although it looks good for Stan to pick up another 5 points for "drivers to win a race" (currently four drivers) - make that 10 points if one of the Mercedes drivers can steal a victory. Then DeadLinesman looks good for another 10 points for "constructors to score a podium". I'll have to count up the retirements one by one as that information doesn't appear to be tallied up anywhere. But DeadLinesman's pick of Hamilton for the Drivers' Championship gives myself and Tommy the chance to "Abu Dhabi" him at the very end.
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  26. I had a look to see what happened to your form when you won 3-2 at our place last season (the 2 late Bergwijn goals). You lost your next 3 league games. Have you never noticed that a period of good form normally follows after a team comes back to win 3-2 after being 2-0 down So your team with lots of pedigree, history and tradition (as if no other side has this either), didn't have a period of good form after winning 3-2 late on... Let's take another side that arguably has pedigree, history, tradition - West Ham. They beat you 3-2 after being 2-0 down in October 2017. They didn't win for another 6 games after that. Yes, I am that bored to look at results that far back .
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  27. I hate to repeat myself, but it's another great episode, and a brilliant setup for what's coming up next week...
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  28. @Coma, @Bluewolf, @Viva la FCB, @nawoo, @Michael, @londonerlilie Your weekly reminder!
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  29. Yeah we are still working on the family Visa, i think by April latest they will be with me here for good. He is one and half mate
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  30. Fair to say i was baiting but good Lord
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  31. @Stan thanks for the invite I think I'll have a go at this one
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  32. Results - Gameweek Five Survivors (4) No danger of any tie break involvement this week as all four survivors make it to a sixth Gameweek with emphatic victories. First up, Bayern's 6-2 rout of Mainz saw @nudge and @Dan safely through another set of fixtures, before Wolfsburg matched the four goal winning margin at home to Bochum, carrying @Michael and @Redcanuck through. Congratulations, that's now five points on the board with a likely chance of bonus points for a podium finish! Preview - Gameweek Six Below are the fixtures for Gameweek Six, and we will need to make tie break picks again, so I need: A match-winning team that you haven't used so far. An anytime goalscorer that can come from any fixture. The time of first goal in the randomly selected fixture, Bayer Leverkusen vs Union Berlin. Borussia M'gladbach vs Stuttgart Borussia Dortmund vs Bochum Mainz vs Wolfsburg Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig Augsburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt Hertha Berlin vs Bayern Munich Werder Bremen vs Schalke 04 Bayer Leverkusen vs Union Berlin Freiburg vs FC Cologne Good luck!
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  33. Vindication on what? Richarlison didn't even play last night. Let's be honest here, you didn't even give him a chance from the start, and he's not even done anything that badly this season so the moment he was ever going to do one or two things wrong, you'd be straight on it. I guess being injured didn't help his cause. But you wrote him off before he even kicked a ball. Only been a few months and you think you've proved yourself right.
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  34. Near Ayers Rock/Uluru?
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  35. Joke of a decision from earlier. Mane literally puts his hands up to block the ball.
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  36. Lovely looking family! Your baby looks like the boss
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  37. Usually when we take pictures or take him anywhere he looks mad, but overall he is a very happy baby and laughs a lot. On most of his pictures though he looks like a villain.
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  38. My wife and my baby boy visiting me in Germany
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  39. The irony that you have to pay money for being you really does sum up a slew of things that will start user migration from the platform to other places. The real question now is where can they go? The answer really is nowhere. Nothing has the kind of reach Twitter does and I feel like this is all just a by-product of reactive thinking from Musk. He needs to recoup his costly investment and the only way to do that is to either shoves ads down the user-bases throats or to charge them for services. He's going for the latter and it's not going to end with the platform's users being very happy about it. I'd rather they crated fiscal bucket plans for advertisers to help boost revenue there and at the same time charge for metrics on the platform vs stupid things like verification, etc. A lot of marketing firms use Twitter as a litmus test for how their users are behaving or getting a general feel on how the community reacts to news. Make that a paid subscription because even if they say no they'll slowly come crawling back when they have to get the data. I'd also go so far as to completely eradicate public search functionality and force search engines to pay for the access to data either via user protection or by allowing monthly allowances on data and annual subscription costs.
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  40. It depends on what you are looking for. Technical, creativity, catchiness? I like creativity, so for me EVH is no more interesting with his guitar work than Johnny Ramone but both are better than Clapton who is a hack. I actually probably like The Edge and Tom Morello on this list because while they may be one trick pony’s their trick is iconic, creative, and much more interesting than Clapton ripping off the blues for 60 years. The list doesn’t evn have Johnny Marr ffa
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  42. That is some boomer Rolling Stone shit.
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  43. They've got video assistant officials to help them now, the margin for error in their job should be tiny, they deserve anyone moaning against their mistakes when millions of people at home can see what they've done wrong and they refuse to see it.
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  44. I never knew that there's a Beach Boys version. I just listened to it. To me the Mamas & Papas version stands out, because of the male and female voices which makes it sound quite unique. The Beach Boys version sounds boring to me compared to it. But I'm no musician myself, so this is strictly a layman's observation.
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