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  1. Footballwipe

    Brands Brands Brands

    Hope this quiz went down well. First foray into non-football related quizzes for me so didn't want it to be A) crap or B) too hard!
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    Players you forgotten had played for us

    Are people's memories really that bad? Or has this just morphed into "name former players who used to play for us" now?
  3. Isn't it amazing when people mock the word soccer. A word invented in this country, used widely by sports broadcasters vocabulary many years ago, used on various computer games, used as the title for TV shows "Soccer Sunday, Soccer Saturday" "Soccer AM." Yet some weirdos can't accept the word being used. Dunno if they're being deliberately facetious or whatever.
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    Claudio to Fulham

    Yeah, but... they're three points off getting out of the relegation zone. That's hardly a miracle achievement??
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    Everton (A) - 12.30 New Year's Day

    Hate Everton away, vile time, live on Sky. More than happy to miss my fifth PL game since we got promoted.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    He did, you're right. The French Finance Minister. One person, in one interview, said it should be a European Empire. It also says it's not an idea the Germans are down with, nevermind the other member states who'd need to vote on it. It's almost as if it's one person's opinion. Not anyone agreeing with it in the leadership of the EU, not any hard, written legislation or plans, nothing with unanimous support. I guess it depends on what you define as "heading for the creation..." but that interview ain't it.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    "where we are heading for the creation of a "European State"" Can you find the "fact" in this statement for me, please? I mean I wouldn't want people to be professing pure conjecture as a fact now.
  8. The only person who had the right to be even partially angry is Guardiola because he lost the ball. I don't get the anger over showboating, when did it become something to get angry over? Remember the footage of Birchenall doing keepy uppys against Luton and passing it back to the keeper? He'd be crucified in the modern day for it. Manager, players, fans, they'd all be crying their eyes out at how 'unprofessional' it is. Is it now the case that all players are banned from showing any sort of skill when their team is winning comfortably with the risk of being called a showboater?
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    Thank you Burnley.

    Exactly. Ignore it. The more the reaction comes the more it'll be said. I know that'll be too hard for the neanderthal element of our support when they've had a few, but we really shouldn't let the tiny minority in an away end (or home end next to us at away games) district us with such predictably horrible chanting. They'll only thrive on it.
  10. Bet he was wearing one of those TINY pin poppies with the leaf at half past five. What a traitor.
  11. Seem to remember it something like: "on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, these two sets of eleven players are looking to give us a day to remember" What is he even on about there? At least he's dropped his "league of late goals" mantra that he trotted out for a couple of years after Aguero's goal in 2012. The Guardian Football Weekly podcast briefly mentioned this last week. They said that tickets for every game range between £55-85 per match, just staggering. If there's one thing I fear about relegation it's not years of struggle to get back out, it's the away ticket prices when they become uncapped. Surely if those prices continue and the team carry on being awful the casual crowds will just melt away.
  12. Become proper sanctimonious and opinionated in the last few years as he's got older. Whether it's genuinely age, whether it's producer-forced or just because he believes in the smoke blown up his, he's definitely not as good as he was.
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    Souvenirs on ebay

    This is the most unsurprising post of the thread. I sound like an old man cynic but this was my first thought when the souvenirs were announced; that people would go scooping up as many as possible. You just can't trust people, unfortunately.
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    Sort of. The boring answer is that Soton can only play on Wednesday, and they've already picked Arsenal v Spurs for that slot!
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    Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    I think poppy season is a microcosm of the wider societal network of having to show your competitive respect/grief and join in with what's popular in the modern day. It's just magnified by 100x when it comes to this time of year. Twitter search BBC Breakfast, for example, and many tweets when they're on air are asking why the poppy leaf isn't set to 11am on presenter/guests. We all know broadcasters force them on people, afraid of the torrent of abuse the guest or their network will get for not having one. Experiences like yours will probably become commonplace. You have to be seen to be paying respect. The satire of David Squires are hilarious but they're bang on. I've seen villagers on Facebook expressing outrage that their neighbouring village has poppies on every lamp post but they don't. It never bothered them in the many many years before the other village started, now it's mandatory. It's absolutely going to get worse as years go on.
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    What grinds my gears...

    He got very much into lego I believe, creating those action/film scenarios, though I appreciate that's not a cheap toy! He was well into Minecraft too. My wife always buys him books when it's his birthday because it used to drive us mad when he'd be round for a family gathering. They'd let him sit on his tablet and then hijack our television so he could watch whatever he wanted. Genuinely don't know how parents do it, you guys have it so tough in the modern day.
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    UEFA Champions League 2018/19

    Don't really care about the UCL Group Stages anymore tbh, but you're bang on about the goals show. Sure I've said this before on here with others. James Richardson, one of the best football/football podcast anchors in the UK, three journalists who absolutely know their stuff. No ex-footballer cliches, all the action, the insight, detail and pace make it a golden show to watch.
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    What grinds my gears...

    Genuinely, thanks for that and the honesty. It's obviously my opinion and all me and my wife can do is sit and judge! We even do to our 8-yr-old nephew who is similar, though thankfully he seems to have found toys recently. I guess if it works for one it might not work for the other, and the problem is worse the older they get. FOMO probably runs high with youngsters these days. You're right about the grandparents, though. How on earth can they compete against gadgets? In a really selfish way it's okay for me as if I'm in a restaurant they're quiet! I have this different wave of feeling when I see it, anger at the parents for letting it happen, but then pity for the parents because they've probably been left with no choice. I mean, for every young person I see doing that you see couples, young and old, doing exactly the same; out for a meal and buried in their phones (whilst probably Instagramming how happy their perfect meal out is!)
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    What grinds my gears...

    I've been meaning to have a whinge and get a parent's perspective on this for a couple of weeks now. I was at Harvester having dinner on a Friday night and for the first time I've really noticed kids and young teenagers just sitting there on a tablet with headphones in. There were at least two kids who were eating their dinner, over-ear headphones on and watching TV on their tablet with no interaction with their family at all. Another couple were sitting on their tablets playing games. Why do parents do this? Why do they put up with it? What really is the point in going out for a family meal, paying ££ when your family time is just you and your wife looking at each other whilst the kids watch TV? I genuinely don't get it, please help me! Is it cause they're quiet? Is it because I'm just a non parent and don't understand? Am I just an old man and this is the way things are? If your kids are going to do that why not just stay at home?
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    Thierry Henry

    No he didn't, because we only put five past Brugge over the two games...
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    Kasper Schmeichel - 32 Today

    To think of the guff we were bouncing around with in the six years between Ian Walker leaving and Kasper joining. Best £1.5m of "Sven's Summer Splurge™" we spent.
  22. Sure, Spiegel are exposing things all week. But what will this actually do? Man City and their fans will scream MEDIA BIAS ATTACKS, FAKE NEWS, UEFA/FIFA will do nothing and the current trend will continue. I don't doubt the validity of what they're doing and I'm not saying I don't want to read what's coming out, but it's not going to change anything or spring anyone into action.
  23. Yep. To think when we started this all those years ago it was something to cherish, something unique. Over the last decade and a half it's been hijacked and becomes pretty much compulsory now unless you can justify yourself to the masses.
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    Local Media Coverage

    As weird as it may seem, I've been working to archive some of the coverage from the last week. It'll forever be part of our history and some of the coverage we have received has been very sensitively presented and poignant. Watching numerous television reports it has been great to watch someone like Rob Dorsett adapt to something way out of his comfort zone. A midlands football reporter taking on the task of covering a helicopter disaster and the subsequent grief of a city is no easy task, but I feel like he has done it with dignity and respect. Those frenzied early reports, especially live, you could tell were not easy to find the words. That's a tough ask for any hardened reporter.
  25. Yes, this was basically the news/info about Vichai bookending the same episode they ran at the end of 2015/16. I can see why they did it, but to have dressed it up as a tribute to him was slightly misleading.