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  1. 11 points
    So.... late on the 24th of February I joined the parenting club. Thought maybe we could have a thread offering advice/crying/rejoicing or letting off steam 🤷‍♂️
  2. 7 points
    Where has February gone?! Already time to announce another winner of the Member of the Month award. It always gives us great pleasure to announce a winner who hasn't won before, and it's nice for that member to recognised, especially for someone who often goes under the radar and is perhaps under-rated. May 2017 he came 3rd, and then November of the same year it was 2nd. Now is the time to celebrate this member deservedly going one step further. Scottish football is his forte but also makes fleeting cameos around other parts of football scene in Europe as well as across the pond, and always comes across very knowledgeable and intelligent. There's also valuable involvement in the Gaming section, specifically FM. So, without further ado, congratulations to our winner for February... @ScoRoss !! This was the celebration he did in his lounge (apparently). Well done Joint 2nd place was @Pyfish & @Rucksackfranzose; 3rd place was @Danny!
  3. 6 points
    Results - Gameweek Three Casualties (10) It isn't quite the highest toll of casualties we've seen this season but the majority of survivors bite the dust in Gameweek Three. The carnage started with a mere whimper on Friday night as @Mel81x's Heerenveen went down 4-1 to PEC Zwolle. The remainder of this week's damage can be traced to Utrecht, where bottom club Emmen came to town and took their second consecutive victory with a 1-0 win at Stadion Galgenwaard, eliminating @DeadLinesman, @nudge, @RandoEFC, @Tommy, @Lucas, @Michael, @Bluewolf, @Storts and @Stan in one fell swoop. Unlucky everyone. That's two points on the board from this round with a slim chance of picking up an extra bonus point for joint 3rd. Survivors (4) Vitesse provided the only safe passageway into Gameweek Four with a flurry of second half goals allowing them to see off VVV-Venlo with an eventually comfortable 4-1 scoreline. League leader @Viva la FCB now has an opportunity to stretch his lead at the top of the standings with his closest rivals eliminated, @...Dan and @Rucksackfranzose happily admitted that they would have chosen Utrecht, and death, if they hadn't already picked them earlier on, while @Pyfish continues his best run of the season, the only one to have had the option of picking Utrecht this week and choosing not to. Congratulations to the final four, please progress to making your picks for the next gameweek below. Preview - Gameweek Four As we are down to less than five players, I'll need you all to make the tie break picks this week as insurance against a situation where none of you are able to pick a match winner. So for this Gameweek, please pick: A match winner, as usual, from those you haven't already used up to this point. A "First Goalscorer" from any fixture. This will be used if none of you manage to pick a winning team. Whoever picks the goalscorer that scores earliest wins the 3 bonus points for this round. The time of the first goal from the randomly selected fixture, Twente vs Willem II. This will be used to separate you if the goalscorer phase of the tie break is unable to. This week's fixtures can be found below, starting on Friday. Good luck!
  4. 6 points
    Nobody predicted Freiburg would win in Leverkusen, and none predicted more than 1 perfect score. Considering this most of the scores the players received are decent. nawoo's Bremen 2-1 Frankfurt prediction deserves a honorable mention. Matchday 23 1) nudge 11 points 1) Stan 11 points 3) Bluewolf 10 points 4) CaaC(John) 9 points 5) Michael 8 points 6) 6666 7 points 6) SchalkeUK 7 points 8) nawoo 6 points 8) Viva la FCB 6 points 10) Tommy 5 points 11) Rucksackfranzose 4 points Lady and gents, we've got a new table leader. Table after 23 matchdays 1) @Bluewolf 162 points 2) @Tommy 161 points 3) @Viva la FCB 150 points 4) @Stan 148 points 5) @nudge 146 points 6) @Michael 138 points 7) @6666 131 points 8) Rucksackfranzose 126 points 9) @SchalkeUK 121 points 10) @CaaC (John) 100 points 11) @nawoo 90 points 12) @Eco 65 points
  5. 5 points
    They say you can't kid a kidder. Yet it seems you can farm a farmer. As we all know the Bundesliga is no better than the Mexican 2nd division, or even worse, Serie A, and yet what goes up must come down. Amongst this pile of dogshit and talentless hacks, there must be 3 worst of the worst teams. The gigafarmers. Teams that wouldn't even beat Sherriff Moldova, Dynamo Bucharest or Napoli. Lets look at our contenders and pretenders this season. 13th. 23pts. Augsburg. Another season, another "we're not quite gonna get relegated, but we're still pretty shit" year from the true farmers of the league. Mainstays for almost a decade now, to their credit. But As per usual they're not awful enough to die, but not spritely enough to truly live. No way they go down IMO, but every team with "teen" next to their league position is a contender at this early stage. Every team with "teen" is also in danger from Kevin Spacey, or, if they've lived the suite life in the Carribean recently, a suicide courtesy of the Clintons. Chance of survival? About as good as farmer Bayern winning the CL this season, so pretty good. 14th. 21pts. Koln. Team of champions, lovely blokes every one of them. Hope they stay up! I'd happily give them the 3 pts to do so! Chance of survival? Thoughts and prayers shall save them 15th. 18pts. Hertha. Oh dear. Not being the only team in the village seems to have upset the Feng Shui of these mediocre giants. A piss poor effort given their resources and they find themselves very much in striking range of danger. Chance of survival? The same chance Juventus or Milan have of winning the CL this decade. Not great. 16th. 18pts. Nowhere WTF? 17th. 17pts. Mainz Ahhhhh Mainz. They think they're so good. Were initially doomed at the bottom. stuck with Schalke, but the reds have found a fight and fury that reminds me of Bremen last season. They'll not go quietly into the void that's for damn sure! Chance of survival? Same as a 12 year old at a party with Kevin Spacey, not impossible but they need to get out of there stat! 18th 9pts. Schalke. Surely. Surelyyyyyyyyyyyy. Farking surely. Chance of survival? Same as the chance Serie A is better than the Bundesliga. None at all. This week! Bayern will revenge porn Koln for the sins of Frankfurt. Stuttgart will DO THEIR DUTY against Schalke Wolfsburg are circling a wounded Hertha. Mainz take on dross old Augsburg in the kind of game they need results from to survive. Dortmund... Where did they go? Can't seem to find them on the mini map.
  6. 4 points
    Week 25 Results Swansea 1-3 Bristol City Sevilla 0-2 Barcelona Utrecht 0-1 FC Emmen Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 CSKA Moscow Porto 0-0 Sporting Lisbon Sampdoria 0-2 Atalanta PSV 1-1 Ajax Sturm Graz 2-1 RB Salzburg Villarreal 0-2 Atletico Madrid Marseille 1-1 Lyon Round-Up Home form really does suffer in lockdown! Only 2 home wins and some difficult results to predict for led to a low-scoring week across the board (barring one!). A huge 20 points for @Pyfish definitely was a score to upset the apple cart though. In doing so, he took over the lead from @6666, who is now also being hunted down by @DeadLinesman! @Viva la FCB and @Tommy swapped places again. Having only scored 5 points (and not getting any results correct ), @nudge is now being hunted down by @CaaC (John), @Mel81x and @McAzeem...
  7. 4 points
    Imagine thinking it was the technology and cameras that were the problem and not the actual human beings unable to utilise them . It’s like blaming a knife for killing someone in surgery instead of the surgeon who was incapable of completing the procedure. Maybe though I’ll be ‘right in the head one day’ or ‘engage my brain’ so I can have the same opinion as others.
  8. 4 points
    April, so quite soon! New date potentially in summer but need to make sure suppliers (photographer, cake, flowers, hair & make-up for bride etc) are all available as well before new date. She's feeling fine, as am I - mainly because I think we were half expecting it after Monday's announcement about the 'roadmap' for easing restrictions. It's frustrating in any case cos we'd obviously had everything planned i.e. invites for April. The silver lining is that by July (potential date) we will (hopefully) be able to have the wedding we initially planned for, without restrictions.
  9. 3 points
    Season 2 down.
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  11. 3 points
    WEEKEND A nice mishmash of results again this weekend with some interesting ties to come. @Stan 27/02 Dortmund 3 - 0 Arminia Bundesliga Stays with Dortmund @nudge & @Lucas 27/02 Eibar 1 - 1 Huesca La Liga Choose Eibar or Huesca Deco & Dr. Gonzo 27/02 Manchester City 2 - 1 West Ham Premier League Stays with Manchester City Tommy 27/02 Sevilla 0 - 2 Barcelona La Liga Moves to Barcelona @DeadLinesman 27/02 Sochaux 0 - 0 Guingamp Ligue 2 Choose Sochaux or Guingamp @CaaC (John) 28/02 Chelsea 0 - 0 Manchester United Premier League Choose Chelsea or Manchester United @Batard, @Bluewolf, @Eco& Pyfish 28/02 Lviv 1 - 4 Dynamo Kiev Premier League (UKR) Stays with Dynamo Kiev @Toinho 28/02 Marseille 1 - 1 Lyon Ligue 1 Choose Marseille or Lyon @Mel81x 28/02 PSV 1 - 1 Ajax Eredivisie Choose PSV or Ajax @Robbie 28/02 Reims 0 - 0 Montpellier Ligue 1 Choose Reims or Montpellier @Rucksackfranzose 28/02 Slovacko 2 - 3 Slavia Prague 1. Liga Stays with Slavia Prague - Only one loss which was for @Tommy who now moves to Barcelona on his tour of Spain - 6 games ended in draws so some decisions to be made for 7 players. - @Deco and @Dr. Gonzo extend their winning streak even further with the former having a 20 point lead now with 2 games in hand too. - There's also a 20 point gap at the foot of the table too. Table P W D L GF GA GD Pts 1 Deco 36 26 3 7 77 28 49 81 2 Stan 38 16 13 9 60 42 18 61 3 CaaC (John) 37 15 12 10 62 39 23 57 4 Bluewolf 30 18 3 9 57 37 20 57 5 Pyfish 30 18 3 9 57 38 19 57 6 Eco 30 18 3 9 56 38 18 57 7 Batard 30 17 3 10 55 39 16 54 8 Dr. Gonzo 31 16 6 9 45 27 18 52 9 nudge 31 15 7 9 48 34 14 52 10 Drew 30 14 6 10 59 43 16 48 11 Deadlinesman 28 14 6 8 55 39 16 48 12 Mel81x 30 14 6 10 45 41 4 48 13 Londonerlilie 29 14 5 10 60 43 17 47 14 Tommy 34 13 8 13 38 38 0 47 15 RandoEFC 28 10 13 5 44 27 17 43 16 Lucas 31 12 5 14 52 44 8 41 17 Rucksackfranzose 30 12 4 14 42 51 -9 40 18 McAzeem 31 7 18 6 33 32 1 39 19 Toinho 28 10 7 11 37 40 -3 37 20 Robbie 20 4 5 11 21 37 -16 17 Fixtures We introduce two more new competitions this week as we delve into the Ukrainian Cup and the MOL Cup. Deco & Dr. Gonzo 02/03 Manchester City v Wolves Premier League Stan 02/03 Monchengladbach v Dortmund DfB Pokal Drew & londonerlilie 02/03 Regensburg v Werder Bremen DfB Pokal Deadlinesman 02/03 Sochaux or Guingamp Tommy 03/03 Barcelona v Sevilla Copa del Rey CaaC (John) 03/03 Chelsea or Manchester United Batard, Bluewolf, Eco & Pyfish 03/03 Dynamo Kiev v Kolos Kovalivka Ukrainian Cup Toinho 03/03 Marseille or Lyon Mel81x 03/03 PSV or Ajax Robbie 03/03 Reims or Montpellier Rucksackfranzose 03/03 Slavia Prague v Karlovy Vary MOL Cup RandoEFC v McAzeem 04/03 Levante or Athletic Bilbao Copa del Rey nudge & Lucas 06/03 Eibar or Huesca
  12. 3 points
  13. 3 points
    Well done @ScoRoss congratulations... Also big well done to the runners up..
  14. 3 points
    Game 85 drew out no winners again after Ronaldo's 49th minute goal. Game 86 though was a total contrast. A 39th-minute Zahavi goal for PSV saw points for: 3 for @Mel81x! Two each for @6666, @DeadLinesman & @Devil-Dick Willie Nicely done, all! Here's the table after Game 86: @Mel81x stretches the lead out a little further. @Devil-Dick Willie and @6666 move up 3 spaces each, to 8th and 14th respectively.
  15. 3 points
    I know society has gone a bit soft but I didn't realise getting your feelings hurt is now classed as an injury.
  16. 3 points
    Is that what's for lunch today ?
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  18. 3 points
    Apparently a large part of the Schalke squad want Gross gone. Apparently he confuses names of his players, even calls them names of opponents, or speaks to them in a wrong language. They're also unhappy with the fitness coaching, and think it's responsible for a lot of injuries.
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  20. 3 points
    Brian v the Bundesliga is a pretty solid rivalry these days
  21. 3 points
    Rugby - in those days the clubs were run by the Secretary/Manager and the teams were under the control of the Coach. All players were semi-pro and had normal jobs and not full time Rubgy players, but that year one Bill Ashurst was signed from Wigan and effectively became a full-time members of the club. He was an International with experience in Aussie and with his help the Club made it to Wembley in 1979. We lost probably due to the fact that at that time he was not 100%fit but insisted on playing but the opposition, Widnes, were a great side at that time and even with a fully fit side we would have been pushed to beat them - but it was a year to remember!
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  23. 3 points
    My latest image, and probably my proudest one so far... Rosette Nebula in SHO. Taken with a 50cm F3.6 Reflector, total observation time of 2 hours. Processed with DeepSkyStacker + PS.
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  25. 2 points
    A. I hope you enjoyed your last 8 hour sleep B. You are incredibly blessed. Personally, having a daughter is a miracle. But having twin daughters? Lucky bastard. C. Go on as many walks as you can. Stress is going to build and nothing better than a long walk with the family. This personally saved me from going insane.