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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: July 23, 2020, 08:28:57 AM »
Laughing at Liverpool supposedly landing Klopp or Ancelotti😂😂😂.Theyre more Sam Allardyce or Tony Pulis.

Tone always knew  ;D

At time like this you miss the Stalllion  ;)

General discussion / Re: New Car Advice
« on: July 22, 2020, 04:10:56 PM »
there wlll be a program on quest next week where they fit electric motors into old cars, Fiat 500, porsche 363.  Electric motors have great pulling power but they will be a hard sell until there is good network of charging points.

other choice is a hybrid.

I think the charging points is a less of a problem problem in Ireland compared to more urbanised countries. If you are a EV owner who has a driveway at home that allows them to install their own charger then once you get to about 200-250miles range that is more than enough for the majority of people's daily usage .  Assuming you just plug the car in at night, how often would you actually need to charge the car anywhere else?  Obviously someone in a terraced house in the city will not be able to do this but I would imagine their average journey will be significantly lower and public transport perhaps a more viable option for many.

The problem then becomes, chicken and egg. If there is not enough charging going on at public chargepoints for the reasons above, its hard to make the financial business case for the infrastructure investment as these things are not cheap. However, as you say without a reliable network people will be less inclined to buy an EV. People might not plan on using public chargers often for the reason above but they  still want to have access to it "just in case". The Government wants private companies to invest on the infrastructure. This has had some success in the UK, mainly around larger cities but I am struggling to se how that happens over here without the volume.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: July 21, 2020, 01:30:18 PM »
With Liverpool being presented with the league trophy tonight, hopefully they’ll be motivated enough to make sure they beat Chelsea before it and do United a favour.

It’s tomorrow. You’d hope they’ll want to keep unbeaten Anfield status in premier league for a bit longer. Hopefully united will bounce back from that shambles on Sunday.

NOt sure about that, the streak has to end sometime so in a match that does not matter in terms of league position and potentially hurts United sounds a reasonably good set of circumstances for me!  ;)

I think it would have been different if they had beat Burnley and were going for a perfect season at home but I think Chelsea will win this one/. Especially with no Henderson barking orders at everyone and keeping the tempo up.

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: July 07, 2020, 08:02:17 AM »
It must make Tom Brady wonder what he has given up over the years to play for the Patriots.

He's lucky he had his wife to support him........ ;) ;)

Disappointing result last night albeit I think some pundits are losing the run of themselves as to what it "means" for next season. It means fcuk all. Salah should have tucked away at least one before city scored and there were a couple of breaks where the last ball was poor which meant chances were lost.

 City in comparison were clinical in the last third. And as for KDB, what a player. As much as I like Henderson and I think he has been immense this year, KDB is by a street the best midfielder in world football at the minute and should be POTY.

One positive is that if that Sterling rat was going to score against us, at least there were no fans!

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: July 02, 2020, 04:40:12 PM »
If Leicester's Goal difference was worse off Id say they would be more worried, 9 better off than Utd and if its down to the last game, their goal difference is like an extra point, its whether they lose other points along the way that would decide it.

 Think Chelsea will bounce back from that and Utd still have a few dodgy games in them despite their current form.

Wolves are the team of the season (bar Liverpool of course) and if they hadn't been chasing down Utd I'd be cheering them on

Given United's run in and the way they are playing at the minute I would not be surprised if that goal difference differential  was more or less eliminated by the last game. I am a big fan of Wolves as well. Love the way they play and I think their midfield is outstanding. They will do well to keep the likes of Neves for next year.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: July 02, 2020, 04:19:50 PM »
The race for the final few Champions league spots has become very tight.

the way Leicester are playing I expect two from Utd/Wolves and Chelsea. Sky must be delighted. With the league being wrapped up so early they could not have scripted the last day of the season better in terms of Leicester/Utd and Chelsea/Wolves for the top four assuming they all stay in touch. West Ham/Villa could potentially be meaningful as well.

General discussion / Re: Who’s Been Cancelled??
« on: July 02, 2020, 03:37:43 PM »
Edit: Apologies in advance J70/Leo if I have messed up the quotes below. I was trying to cut down the text!

This is an important point from my perspective. As has been pointed out there are lots of things in society  that look pretty poor now because attitudes and society has changed. Thats not to say that it should have been accepted in the past but banning episodes of Only fools and horses or Fawlty towers is not doing much to address the true issues today. If anything I think they detract from it because a) it distracts attention from the true issues b) it tends to get an abnormal amount of media attention, particularly in the red tops because it is about a celebrity/favourite character etc and it is divisive which sells papers and c), and in my opinion most importantly, it  puts the more moderate, balanced individual off supporting more meaningful action because they dont want to be associated with some raving looney on social media who is burning effigies of Basil Fawlty in one post while the next post is calling for a valid legislative or social change.

I know the examples above are slightly tongue in cheek but I am firmly of the view that many of these movements be it feminism, anti racism, LBGT etc are hurt by their most ardent supporters purely because they refuse to see anything other than injustice wherever possible (i.e. seek to be offended) and like nothing better than a social media crusade or witchhunt. One that sticks in my head last year (due to the amount of said books in my kids bedrooms!) was when the Mr Men and Little MIss books were accused of sexism by some clown who decided to take offense at a one line joke in one book because a female character was deemed to be the butt of teh joke. Jesus wept!

Mississippi changing the flag is the right thing to do. The confederate flag is A symbol of that time and is still used as a symbol of division. I wouldn’t cancel Dukes of Hazard because they had it in the roof of the General Lee.
Confederate Generals, Rhodes, Coulson I am in 2 minds about.

There is an expression don’t seek to offend, don’t seek to be offended.

By whitewashing I am referring to the removal of anyone and anything that does not meet today’s standards.

A few years ago Edinburgh considered putting up a statue of JK Rowling. If it had went up would her stance on Trans issues justify its removal?
The statue would not have been to celebrate her views.
The statue of Joe Dolan in Mullingar was not erected because he performed in South Africa during apartheid.

I accept that. This is not, in many cases, an easy, right/wrong issue.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: July 02, 2020, 09:20:35 AM »
The problem Utd still have is winning games at one nil! They still give away too many cheap goals, while they have put in some decent performances they’ve drawn some games where they should have been outta sight

even as crap as Brighton were the other night, that Utd team coughed up some decent chances for Brighton the better teams put away.

There's still a bit of work in progress with this team.

Koulibaly would go a long way to addressing the major weaknesses left in that Utd team.

According to Jurgen Klopp Liverpool aren't going to be involved in any major signings this summer. I hope that doesn't mean they won't go after a backup goalie. I mean the position may have cost us 2 champions leagues in the last three seasons. We need a capable backup to Allison who gets injured from time to time. I don't know if Kelleher would be good enough but I don't think we can afford to go forward with Adrian or Karius as backup at the most important position.

I think thats harsh on Adrian. People forget he was more than capable for the first three months of the season when Allisson got injured. Yes he had a nightmare in probably the worst possible game against Athletico but these things happen. If his opposite number had not been inspired that day it would all be forgotten about by now because Liverpool would have won by a couple of goals at least.

General discussion / Re: Who’s Been Cancelled??
« on: June 30, 2020, 01:43:54 PM »
Is there a statute of limitations on this?
The Pyramids were built by slave owners.


So Liverpool will not be going after Napoli defender Koulibaly after all according to reports on Sky Sports. I rate Koulibaly highly but his price and age are prohibitive in mine and the clubs opinions.

Liverpool may still get a centre half i if Lovren who is nearly 31 leaves. Kouliobaly is 29 and I would like to think that if Liverpool went after another centre half he would be no older than 26.
I read that Liverpool were favourites because they were willing to include Lovren in the deal. Can't see it happening though,would still be too dear and at 29 wouldn't be worth the investment. Gomez also too good and promising to drop. Would prefer a solid backup and replacement for Lovren as Van den berg and Hoever are still a few years away yet.

Agree with that. It would be a kick in the balls to Gomez who has been exceptional the past two seasons. When Liverpool pulled away over Christmas/New Year it was mainly down to the run of 8/9 clean sheets on the bounce that coincided with his return to the team.  Sometimes he does not get the credit he deserves because of the brilliance of VVD alongside him but I think he has not finished on a losing premier league game for over two years. He marshalled that team of kids supedbly against Everton in the cup and hopefully he stays around for a few years.

I have high hopes for Hoeevr. NOt so much Van de Berg.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: June 25, 2020, 10:36:26 AM »
One of Liverpool's best performances of the season last night which makes the lethargy against Everton even more strange. It is really frustrating the way 90% of teams set up against Liverpool/City now with ten men behind the ball. If you dont get an early goal the pressure starts to mount. I understand why teams do it as most mid table teams who try to attack will get ripped to shreds but it makes for pretty boring matches at times. City are definitely better at breaking through those defensive lines but obviously are more prone to conceding as well.

That's an embarrassing stat for Palace not having a touch in the Liverpool box.

Fabinho was immense last night and the difference Salah and Robbo make in terms of stretching the defence makes a big difference. I have been really impressed with Gomez as well. Him and VVD is by a distance the best Centre Half partnership in the league never mind Liverpool so i dont know why Klopp rests him every so often. Matip is a more than capable deputy and probably less likely to make a mistake on the ball but defensively Gomez's pace is so important.

Really encouraging cameos from Williams and Elliott as well bar Elliott turning into Aspas for a couple of minutes at the end when on corner duty! Liverpools biggest problem with Williams is TAA. Longterm  either Trent moves to rightwing/midfield or Williams needs to get comfortable on the left but he  looks like great prospects. Hopefully see a bit more of them and Jones over the next few weeks.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: June 24, 2020, 07:59:13 AM »
Should dispatch Palace handy enough, Woy won’t be putting a strong team out.

The City game will be difficult, who do Liverpool play after that?

Struggling Aston Villa the Sunday after.

We have played West Ham twice havent we?. Three things I would like to see happen are

Title clinched at the Ethihad-Obviously
Wolves qualifying for CL if City ban upheld. Always had a soft spot for Wolves going back to Steve Bull days as a 50 goal a season man and I really like how they have played all season and
West Ham get relegated so we can see that Brady cow whining about how the season should have been voided for "safety" reasons.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: June 19, 2020, 09:28:04 PM »
Is the game on bbc telly tonigh?

Don't think so, Sky 1 is now deemed free to air I suppose
Is it on sky 1? Meant to get set up for it returning but haven't sorted it yet.

Tonight's game is only on Sky Sports PL or Main event I think.

Will there be an asterisk beside whoever gets the last Champions League spot if Sheffield United miss out on it by a couple of points?

Haha good question. Hopefully city's ban will be upheld and there won't be any need for an asterisk.

Surely they would have to put an asterisk for that #taintedchampionsleaguequalification  ;) ;)

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