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  1. blurie

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Yeah he’s only making things worse for himself with his approach, he’s no angel himself so must be rubbing other players up the wrong way. He does get fouled a lot but runs at people so fast and so often that he has to expect a lot of it, he can’t expect people to let him just go past and anything less that a perfect challenge is going to result in him taking a bit of rough. Could be that he’s feeling victimised because he’s the only one that seems to make anything happen for us so the first thing on the oppositions list is probably ‘stop Zaha’. I’m amazed we’ve hung on to him to be honest, be interesting to know what the club value him at.
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    Formula One - 2018 Season

    When the fun stops, stop. So lap 2 on some circuits.
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    Formula One - 2018 Season

    At least he's going to have had alot of practice in next years Sauber already.
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    Formula One - 2018 Season

    Agree, Ferrari are very conservative with Rookies so I can see the safety net of being able to swap Kimi and LeClerc back around if needed being a big factor.
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    Shenmue 1&2

    Shenmue was/is my favourite thing of all time, games, films, music, Shenmue always stands above them all as I have such fond memories of playing it when it first came out. I have been saying I would play through them again for years but never got round to it. Didn’t know this re-release was happening until it was out so it was a pleasant surprise. Managed to get the last Argos Xbox one copy in London from Old Street yesterday. I didn’t think it was going to be very good to play as it is always talked about as ambitious for it’s time but aged horribly, and was going to play it for nostalgia and to prepare for 3 next year. But I think it is still an amazing experience, the level of depth and character is astounding, it feels like a real place and time, and it gives you a feeling of freedom that nothing else does. The way that everything has the same level of detail and attention regardless of how important it is to progression stops it from feeling like you have to do things a certain way or that certain characters are more important than others, they all exist to Ryo and share this world with him and if they can’t help him he still knows their name and talks personally to them and they still have a life to get on with as you see them coming home from work. I had forgotten how bad the English voices are but I think of it as these people speaking English when it is not their first language and now it feels fine. My wife recognised it last night and I was surprised by how much she remembered of it, and how fondly she remembers it from watching me play it on Dreamcast, and now she wants to play through 3 with me when it comes out.
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    Formula One - 2018 Season

    That has to be a worringing sign for Mercedes, they look a significant step behind Ferrari. If Seb and Kimi can have a few clean races they’ll finish 1-2 then Lewis will have to hope for something to happen like crashes, breakdowns or rain just to stay in it.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    Hearing Modric speak about the English press before and after the world cup semis I really doubt he would come back here unless he had zero options.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Its been quite an epic fall from grace for Hart, he was Man City and England number one till Pep arrived.
  9. 1. Manchester City 2. Liverpool 3. Arsenal 4. Manchester Utd 5. Chelsea 6. Tottenham 7. Everton 8. West Ham 9. Wolves 10. Leicester 11. Burnley 12. Crystal Palace 13. Southampton 14. Huddersfield 15. Fulham 16. Watford 17. Brighton 18. Newcastle 19. Cardiff 20. Bournemouth League Cup: Liverpool FA Cup: Manchester City Champions League: Barcelona Europa League: Arsenal Warnock & Howe gone before chirstmas.
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    Formula One - 2018 Season

    Feels like Red Bull have pushed him out with their view as Max as the future of F1, as anywhere is better than staying. It always seems like he is the clear favourite despite Ricciardo bring home the results more often. Renault have no chance of a title until regulation changes (unless something super secret is going on that they’ve shown him, when Lewis went to Merc there were rumours of the upcoming huge improvement) but the Honda engine has a chance to improve enough to turn the Red Bulls into contenders so I guess he is playing the long game of ingrainging himself into the team ready to go for the title when they make their step up or maybe jump ship to Mercedes or Ferrari if Lewis or Seb retire (can see Lewis leaving if he wins the next DWC). Reckon Gasly will get the Red Bull seat if he carries on impressing this season, so it’s nit going to spark a series of moves.
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    Formula One - 2018 Season

    Apparently it’s about power in the sport, some of the prospective buyers are a bit too cosy to Mercedes for somes liking and there are concerns it will become a Mercedes B team. The way Haas (and Sauber but less so) has risen so quickly and cheaply by becoming more closely linked to Ferrari is what is worrying the more independent teams, so they are trying to resolve it now before the sale goes through and it possibly becomes a reality that can’t be undone. Unfortunately the people’s livelihoods at Force India have become embroiled in another shit show that is the F1 way of doing things which is petty tantrums and idle threats, this will be a real test of Liberty Media and whether or not they are different in more ways that glitzy screen graphics.
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    Incredibles 2

    Worth going to see for the beautiful short before the film though.
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    Incredibles 2

    Have to agree, felt very average. It’s not a bad film but certainly not a worthy follow up to the original. Didn’t get into the ‘Supers’ place in society at all despite it being the plot of the film. There’s no expanding in the heroes past, with the exception of a car that feels like it’s only there for merchandising. The main characters outside the family are incredibly weak and instantly forgettable. It looks great in places but struggles to maintain the restraint needed for the stylistic look and at times when they family aren’t on screen looks like any normal Dreamworks animation.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    I think Kante would walk into any team at this World Cup, I also think Henderson did quite well in the role, especially compared to pre tournament expectation. I agree that he could have used help in the middle at times but it’s such a fine balance between controlling the middle and isolating the front line when you play two defencive/holding midfielders that without hindsight it’s not an easy call to make. If the Dele Ali from Spurs had shown up for this tournament I think it would have made a massive difference, we might have been down to 10 men at times, he was that bad. Considering he was being rumoured as Real Madrid target not too long ago, it’s quite a dramatic fall from grace and can hopefully be explained away by carried injuries, otherwise it could knock him down for quite a while. Trippier, Pickford and Maguire are the England players to come away from this tournament with an unexpected (to me and less devoted footballfans at least) new possible path to stardom. Kane should get the golden boot but I don’t think his quality will come as a surprise to many, you can fluke a season, but he’s been playing at the highest level and putting away big numbers consistently for years now. What was not as expected was his quality as a leader and seemingly calming effect on the team, during the match with his hold up play to bring others in to play but also between play when it was kicking off he always seemed to be the one pulling people away from scuffles and having a word in the ear of some when they needed it.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    I think this whole world cup will be as much a learning process and give invaluable experience to the manager as much as the young players, really hope he's in the job for years to come and is left to do things his way.
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