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  1. Stopharage

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Excellent article by the rather wonderful Jonathan Wilson on the away goals rule.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    They have Messi, a man that made Phil Jones look like he is nothing more than a bog standard, gurning defender.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Joking aside, I hope Liverpool beat Barca. History has shown that Busquets and co will dive their way to victory if Messi doesn't produce.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    What an absolutely fantastic game. Means one of Spurs or Ajax in the final against Barca then.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Evidently it was a weasel. Scarpered.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    A grown man with Count Dunk-ula on the back of a Brighton shirt is now threatening people with a small dog in his jacket. Hmmm, time to leave.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    I do love Brighton as a city, but there are some absolute scrotes and ne'er-do-wells in the place. Most of whom are with me in the boozer. Celebrating a Cardiff goal would result in my head literally being shoved up my arse.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Brighton have been abject tonight. I'm down here for the week and the atmosphere in the pub is getting pretty edgy. Might scarper in the next 10 before a few of the increasingly volatile supporters become too animated.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    I’d be annoyed if I was a Watford fan, seeing as Leno’s shove of Gray wasn’t punished. If you did that on a defender or the keeper you’d be punished.
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    Netflix - Releases & Recommendations

    Just watched the first 5 episodes of Black Summer - Netflix’s new zombie series. Predictable in parts with a couple of ‘why on earth would you do that?’ moments. But enjoyable, tense in places and avoids gratuitous violence.
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    Kindle shop Recommendations

    Book of Dust by Philip Pullman is 99p today only
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    What books did you read in 2019?

    9. The Water Cure by Sarah MacIntosh. Booker long-listed debut from last year. It’s a dystopian tale of a family living on an island surrounded by a toxin-saturated world. Division between men and women is apparent from the start and it’s a compelling story which is a mixture of The Handmaid’s Tale, King Lear and The Virgin Suicides. Recommended.
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    Solid little thrillers

    Couple more that just sprung into my head. The french thriller, Crimson Rivers. And the rather wonderful Ronin. Superb car chases, exceptional cast, great plot, beautifully shot and a number of captivating action scenes to boot.
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    Solid little thrillers

    The Spanish Prisoner with Steve Martin and Campbell Scott is a decent grifter thriller. Quite light with some sensible and well considered twists and turns. Out of Sight is not only a fantastic crime thriller but is one heck of a sexy film, Clooney and Lopez smouldering throughput. 9 Queens is an Argentinian film again focusing on a group of grifters. It’s terrific. 13 Tzameti a somewhat darker thriller. Variety described it thus “Shot like the grunge version of a '50s noir thriller from France (or Soviet Georgia), the black-and-white 13 (Tzameti) turns into a shocker of Tarantino proportions in protracted sequences of explosive violence that leave viewers quaking” Finally, The Secret in Their Eyes. Another Argentinian film but this is majestic, ambitious and a film to really melt into. Ignore the Hollywood remake.
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    Kindle shop Recommendations

    The superb The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson is down to £1.99 on Kindle this month. A true crime account of a serial killer who operated whilst the Chicago World's Fair was going on. Alternating paragraphs - one about the serial killer then one about the planning of the World's Fair. It's a must read. American War by Omar El Akkad is down to £1.09 on Kindle this month. Amazon blurb: "Omar El Akkad’s powerful debut novel imagines a dystopian future: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague and one family caught deep in the middle. In American War, we’re asked to consider what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons against itself." I really enjoyed it although I seem to remember someone else on here wasn't that enamoured with it. Also, Jon Ronson's The Psychopath Test is 99p today only. Along with The Quiet American by Graham Greene.
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