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  1. The last half hour was a great advert for the EPL. What an entertaining second half. I know some folk will be disappointed but Wolves and Chelsea will both be challenging for top 6 and for long periods we outplayed both of them. Slow start and a few mistakes but still a young team and still a fairly new manager. We at least showed very good character and it was fine margins second half. We just couldn't quite find the final ball but you could see it was almost there. X
  2. I genuinely cheered into my dodgy stream at that. Probably our best player today. Liking the cut of his jib more and more.
  3. Perez made the most tackles of any forward player last season? X
  4. See you all at the end you miserable fvckers! COYB. X
  5. Amazing show and second series seems a shame good as the first. Although all I could think of when I saw the Manson actor was The Ghost of Christmas Present from Muppets Christmas Carol. Kinda ruined mystique. X
  6. Welcome to Glasgow Andy. You can stand under my brolly anytime.......
  7. Me too! Really not one for ever approaching famous people but think I'd have to with Kingy. X
  8. It really is much easier than I would have thought. Can be stressful at times if money is low but in general I love it. X
  9. Och I don't know that much and I steer clear of most modern watches as some of the fakes are amazing. I tend to try and stick to 50/60s mechanical watches and earlier, including pocket watches. Also I'm not a high end dealer (anything from £10 to about £1000) so often the watches I buy and sell aren't ones that would be targeted for fakes. It is difficult though but I enjoy it. I used to work for an auction house so I have enough seen a lot of items even if I've not owned them which helps get a feel for fakes. I sell Victorian and Edwardian jewellery too which is easier to authenticate and other random collectables and Antiques. I'll never be rich but I make enough to get by and it's better than a real job.
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    I'll never be technically great but if I can strum away to a few of my favourite songs I'll be happy enough.
  11. Some really nice pieces. I buy and sell vintage and antique watches for a living so although I do not really "collect" them I usually have 50 or so in stock. It can be a dangerously expensive hobby if you get carried away.
  12. I bought a huge job lot of vintage tools the other day. Unfortunately I sold them on but if I get anymore I can send you pics in case there is anything that takes your fancy.
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    It's going slowly. :). I'm just not a natural musician unfortunately which kills me as I love music but I think I just need to stick with it. Picked up a nice 60s Burns guitar the other day, really pretty. X
  14. Cult hero already. Love the big, speedy bastard. X
  15. I really wish people would use less hyperbolic language on here. Citing a belief that he was MOTM may be "debatable", it may be "arguable" it may even be just incorrect but one thing it is not is "absurd". The Leicester Mercury have him as MOTM, 90Min.com have Ricardo, Squawka have him as our best player and Sky have him as their MOTM. For me he was one of our top 3 players but if you don;t think he was MOTM I can fully understand but "absurd" is clearly OTT as a description for people that thought he was our best player. I know this is the internet and all but hyperbole, in my opinion, only has the effect of ruining one's own point not strengthening it. X
  16. Ha ha I'm not being argumentative either and I like the fact you actually give reasoned, well thought out posts. I might be under playing the importance of height I just think people sometimes are guilty of confirmation bias and stats are sometimes useful to make us reconsider. I'm guilty of it too which is why I always try and step back and assess whether I'm going the wrong way. I too love a big cvnt in defence but I think it's less inportant than people think and I certainly think fans over estimate the thread posed by corners. X
  17. I think you misread my post. 3% of corners lead to goals. That includes indirectly. X
  18. Do you have the stats to show this? All scientific studies have shown there is 0 correlation between height and performance in football. X
  19. Are you talking about out on corners or in general?
  20. Just to edit my own post..... Just done a bit more research and in the Primmer League since 2000, a corner has resulted in a goal 3.1% of the time. In this same period, 40% of corners have not cleared the first man. Statistically they are the least likely set piece to lead to a goal. As I said, none of this means that we should not attempt to be good at them but I think there is a genuine misconception amongst fans as to how likely a team is to score from a corner (or even beat the first man). Only 7% of all corners since 2000 have ended up with a shot on target. That 3.1% is also an "indirect goal attempt" from a corner. In terms of goals scored on the first touch directly from a corner the figure is the one I quoted in my first post, about 1%. In most seasons in the PL only about 5 corners have been scored by the team with the most corner goals. The average seems to be 3 or 4. It is also interesting to note that since 2000 the "short corner" has lead to more goals, more shots and more shots on target than the traditional long corner even though a lot of fans seem to groan at the short corner. (Thank you TIFO Football for the stats).
  21. I'm just not sure that's true. We may or may not suffer by not being the tallest side (I honestly don't think there is a correlation between height and performance but I may be wrong) but I think all reliable data shows that corners are not "a great avenue for bagging goals". I think most studies show that about 1% of corners are scored. Of course we should do all we can to be as good at them as possible but it's not of major concern to me. As pointed out in a recent thread, Man City were the shortest side last season and Liverpool 5th shortest. The tallest I believe were relegated (Huddersfield). Again, of course we should attempt to make the most of corners but they have been shown to be, empirically, not very threatening in terms of how many result in goals. I think we think we are bad at them because we don't focus on other team's corners, only our own. We are about as good at them as every other team. X
  22. Frustrating game but a point at least. Soyuncu was immense. Definitely my new favourite player of all time. VAR is going to take some getting used to but the ball contacted the arm so definite penalty under new rules. No one can really argue. We shaded the game but a draw probably fair. X
  23. If the stats had been exactly reversed in this game (basically if we were Wolves) people would be saying they were all over us and we canny get the ball and only a mater of time before they score. Of course we need to be more clinical but some of the comments on here are frankly laughable. Anyhoo, off to watch second half now before I make myself ill again but indulging myself on here. COYB. X
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